View Full Version : catcher question

05-27-2011, 10:23 PM
We have ryan hanigan for what 3 more years after this?

How many years until you think Devin Mesoraco is ready? Same question for Yasmani Grandel? My question is if these 2 are ready around same time or a year or 2 apart any way to switch there postion? Im just curious.

05-28-2011, 09:01 AM
Like pitchers, you can neve have too many quality catchers in your system. Mes seems close to ready now. If the Reds fall out of contention, you'll see one of the current catchers (probably Razor) moved by the trade deadline and Mes will be brought up to play. I assume that he and Hanigan will split the catching duties pretty evenly to start out.

Grandal is still two years away. He's hitting pretty well in High A, but, the Cal League is a hitters paradise and Bakersfield is the bandboxiest of the Cal League stadiums.

With all that a catcher has to learn on the defensive side of the ball, I think that any learning of other positions will wait until they get to the bigs (like Ramon playing first base).