Originally Posted by Kc61
As a catcher, he needs to go back to a lower level and his track will be slowed down significantly. Wouldn't do it.
No, he wouldn't. He'd probably have to repeat High A, but, with the numbers he put up and his age, that wouldn't put him too far behind. Now, I don't think the Reds will move him, but it wouldn't take that much to teach him how to catch. Whether he's serviceable or not depends, then, on the next season. If he then struggled in 2010 as a catcher and proved incapable of playing catcher, you've really only lost a year of learning another position. (Probably either LF or 1B, though RF may also be a possibility.)