Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Here is the thing I like about a C
(1) While you need to hit a home run at 3, if you don't, you still want a productive big league player. At Catcher, if his D is great, you can live with a softer bat
(2) The downside is, if his bat is his value, you have to do what the Nationals did with Harper and move him to the OF. Don't let him shorten his career by sticking at catcher and killing his knees. The Twins just did the same with Mauer to extend his career.
That's fine IF the C prospect actually projects out to having an elite bat equivalent to the elite outfielder. But usually what is a great bat for a C is mediocre for an outfielder.
Personally, I wouldn't spend a lot of resource chasing catcher's bats...just find a capable defender.