thehitman Posts:2191 Followers:4
On 03/31/2013 12:45 PM in MLB

Catchers ??

Comparitavely speaking, is this the worst collective group of catchers that MLB has ever assembled? With a few esceptions (Posey SF, Molina STL, Mauer MINN) this current group is a collection of bottom of the lineup weak bats. 5 in the Nl are projected 8th and 4 are 7th in the lineup. 7 of the 15 AL teams have them batting either 8th or 9th.
What happened to the Campanellas, Berras, Munsons, Carters, Fisks, Pudges, Benches, Piazzas et al ?? My God.

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btb Posts:2244 Followers:160
03/31/2013 01:02 PM

The best players now are moved from catcher to prolong their careers. Its a shame that the catching position has basically become an automatic out

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sharpsquare Posts:2202 Followers:5
03/31/2013 01:36 PM


Matt Wieters in Balt and C. Santana in Clev are also two pretty strong catchers at the plate. Also Rosario Col and Perez in KC could become some real solid bats as well. Some talent still around at catcher position hitting wise.

thehitman Posts:2191 Followers:4
03/31/2013 01:42 PM

Granted, Wieters & Santana.

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enzymex Posts:1732 Followers:61
03/31/2013 02:53 PM

Like BTB said. It's physically demanding position to play. Good hitters are often moved to other positions.

marksmoneymakers Posts:11987 Followers:138
03/31/2013 03:14 PM

What about Ruiz of the phillies. I am just hoping it was not the drugs he was taking that made him so good last year. For the most part you guys are right about catchers not being what they used to be.