Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
Hanigan is one of those guys that some Reds fans won't truly appreciate until he's gone. He has The Scott Rolen Effect on this team, but the difference is Hanigan is still in his prime. He's a "young" 32 for an MLB catcher since there's not that much wear and tear on his body. The guy is a complete difference-maker as a leader and especially defensively (including handling the pitching staff). Also a solid offensive weapon.
He is the "Scott Rolen" of catchers. Not with the offensive power of Rolen, but everything else is similar.
You do realize that he also caught in the minor leagues and in college, right? He isn't a young 32 because he debuted in the Majors later than most guys.