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Old 10-23-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Domeshot17 View Post
Its a nice feat, but as others have pointed out, he has no offensive ability. He won't be leaping Flowers anytime soon
Likely true, but most teams consider defense more important in a backup catcher than offense. You can stick players all over the diamond in a pinch and hope the ball doesn't find them, but the catcher is at the center of every play. More than any non-pitcher position, catcher is where players can make it to the majors despite not hitting in the minors.

Chris Stewart was a 29-year-old catcher in Fresno with an OPS under .600 when Buster Posey was lost for the 2011 season and has been a major leaguer since.
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