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    It is time for the Red's to find

    A catcher even half as good as this Soto kid. Search the whole DR and Venezuela but find us one of these kind of guy!
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    Re: It is time for the Red's to find

    He is really, really good. Offensively at least.
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    Re: It is time for the Red's to find

    Seriously. Can anyone explain to me how this guy goes from being Chad Moeller to Johnny Bench between 2006 and 2007?

    Look at his career minor league numbers prior to 2007.

    He got good all of a sudden. Quick, get the hitting coach in Iowa (or the personal trainer).

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    Re: It is time for the Red's to find

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Seriously. Can anyone explain to me how this guy goes from being Chad Moeller to Johnny Bench between 2006 and 2007?

    Look at his career minor league numbers prior to 2007.

    He got good all of a sudden. Quick, get the hitting coach in Iowa (or the personal trainer).

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/playe...any-Soto.shtml
    I've been saying this for a while about catching prospects, but the good ones usually seem to learn how to catch first, and worry about becoming hitters 2nd, so that, by the time they start hitting, the prospect experts have already given up on them. The ones who come up as good hitters tend to be the ones who wind up playing another position or just being not very good defensive catchers.
    "Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons

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    Re: It is time for the Red's to find

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    I've been saying this for a while about catching prospects, but the good ones usually seem to learn how to catch first, and worry about becoming hitters 2nd, so that, by the time they start hitting, the prospect experts have already given up on them. The ones who come up as good hitters tend to be the ones who wind up playing another position or just being not very good defensive catchers.
    I dunno, it seems improbable that Paul Bako has suddenly learned how to hit at age 36, especially with a career line of .237/.309/.325. The man's career high OBP is .332 (I'm ignoring a 40 AB season) and the highest SLG he's ever had was .358. I hope the tear he's on now lasts, but I very much doubt it.

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    Re: It is time for the Red's to find

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    I dunno, it seems improbable that Paul Bako has suddenly learned how to hit at age 36, especially with a career line of .237/.309/.325. The man's career high OBP is .332 (I'm ignoring a 40 AB season) and the highest SLG he's ever had was .358. I hope the tear he's on now lasts, but I very much doubt it.
    I wasn't really talking about 36 year olds.
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    Re: It is time for the Red's to find

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    I wasn't really talking about 36 year olds.
    Sorry, I thought you were talking about Bako specifically.


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