Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
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.
You mean full time catchers? You know, where there are what, 5 per season in all of baseball? Here is the list of catchers who caught 130 games this year:
That is it. Not a single one caught 140 games. Hanigan is used like most catchers in baseball are. Platooned. It has been that way for a long time now. He isn't really different than most catchers. He is different from a very select few.