Originally Posted by dougdirt
Not really. Most catchers are platoon players anyways. Sure, he has less wear on him than Buster Posey will at 22. But not more than most other MLB catchers.
No, compared to most of the top MLB catchers (which Hanigan absolutely is) who reach the age of 32, Hanigan has less wear and tear on his body. Part-time starter in college, playing a handful of games per year. Then instead of getting beat up at the MLB level, he played in the minors for a few years.
Compare that to guys like Molina, Posey, Posada (back in the day), Piazza, Bench, Fisk and many, many others ... Hanigan is a very young 32 for a catcher. Those guys were catching 100+ games per year at the MLB level from a young age. Hanigan didn't become a true full-time starter at the MLB level until 2012. If you honestly can't see that Hanigan is a young 32 for an MLB catcher, I don't know what to tell you.