Originally Posted by George Anderson
What does Tucker Barnhart's future look like? Potential MLB backup or maybe more?
I used to umpire his games at Brownsburg HS, good kid.
He's looking like a very good defensive catcher--possibly even elite. Offensively, the hope is that he'll be something reminiscent of Ryan Hanigan (low power but high OBP). There are a lot of Reds prospects who are currently ranked higher than him, but a lot of them have less likely chances of making it to the big show. He's a very legitimate prospect, and things are looking good for him, but players who don't project to have a lot of offense don't typically get talked about much until they hit the middle or upper minors.