Re: Salty solution
The other thing is to consider context. Salty is a Braves prospect, and their affiliates typically play in pitcher-friendly environments. (It's one reason their pitching prospects are often overvalued.) He's also been young for the levels. What I've seen is a guy who broke out in 2005, putting up a .913 OPS in High-A as a 20-year-old, in one of the more extreme pitcher's parks in minor-league baseball. Last year? Not so good. He was slumping and he was hurt, probably related causes, but after he sat out to rest his injury he went right back to raking. He's been raking this year.
I think it's valid to question him on the general grounds of being a catcher, with all that comes with being a catcher, and maybe -- maybe -- there's grounds to question his ability to stick behind the plate, given that he's not naturally great defensively and he's tall for a catcher. But his ability to hit? I don't question that at all.
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