Originally Posted by princeton
right, I think that's the key point. often guys are put at catcher because of their tools plus their weak offense, and on rare occasions those guys hit a lot more than expected and teams feel inclined to re-move them
And I understand that inclination. You slow a good bat like BJ Surhoff or Todd Zeile, you don't get the maximum production in the cheap years and still don't end up with a good catcher.
I like the idea of putting a high IQ, atheletic player behind the plate. But I'd target fringe bats (as opposed to weak ones).