Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Originally Posted by OGB
Barnhart strikes me as a very similar player to Hanigan. They both have very little power, don't strike out often, and sport a good OBP%
They are both on the small side, right around 6 feet tall.
Hanigan did have a career minor league BA in the 290s to Tuckers in the 260s, but Hanigan also didn't leave AA ball for good until his age 26 season. Tucker may do it a couple months after turning 23 if he sticks in Louisville next year.
Also the Wahoos sport a 3.56 team ERA, although that's only about aversge for the Southern league. I'd be curious to know what the ERA is when he catches.
If Barnhart projects to be a Ryan Hanigan type, except possibly hit the majors 3-4 years earlier, then he's a top ten prospect organizationally, IMHO.
And they both specialize in the craft of catching.
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