Originally Posted by 11larkin11
I am ok with the pitching depth, but we need a great catcher. We don't even have a GOOD catcher in the organization, including the majors, let along great. I think Arencibia could change that.
I think Arencibia is a can't miss hitter, but he has allowed a lot of passed balls and has thrown out something like 5 out of 27 baserunners. From what I've read, he has the tools to become a servicable major league catcher (good hands, strong arm, recieves the ball well (whatever that means)), but a move to 1B may be in order due to a lack of agility behind the plate. However, if the Reds could turn him into a decent defensive catcher, he would fill two needs for them, catcher and right-handed power.