Originally Posted by reds1869
I am very curious about the idea that he is sub-par behind the plate. Every scouting report I've read pre-draft ranks him as one of the elite defensive catchers in college baseball--including a strong throwing arm and great reflexes. The only real question defensively is his pop time. Having watched him play, I have to agree on all counts. Why the sudden thought that his defense is sub-par?
I have read concerns that his arm strength is average at best, he is big and not real athletic behind the plate, and his accuracy is average to a tick below. Perhaps you just haven't read them all, and to be fair neither have I so just to be fair to everyone I'll go thru all of them I can find/get to and try to reassess him.