There are no stats to answer this question.
And, it's really important.
Is there anyone who comes to this site who actually knows first-hand,...
"How good defensively is Ryan Hanigan as a Catcher?",....and...
"How well does Ryan Hanigan call games as a Catcher?"...
Please don't answer this question if you don't know Hanigan in the way I'm talking about.
I'm tired of all of the conjectures about the relationship Hanigan may or may not have with pitchers.
I'm totally convinced that he's much, much better than Hernandez in this area, but I'm never going to find out until someone who has first hand knowledge about this answers this question.
There are a few minor league Catchers I know in this way (whom I would have liked to have seen drafted instead of Mesoraco, but not knowing Mesoraco, that could be OK anyway), but I'll never know about Mesoraco or Hanigan or Hernandez because I'll never get that close to the situation.
Those who know what I'm talking about know exactly what I mean by this.
I think it's a major problem with the REDS since Votto came back. The REDS are 5-10 in Hernandez' starts and 4-1 in Hanigan's starts.
Something's rotten in Denmark, and I can't find the source of the smell. OK, I know you want to answer that...go ahead.
Also, though this is a Sundeck or an ORG question specifically, and not a minor league question, the answer to this is probably from an ORG source. This is driving me bonkers because Hanigan can't be that horrible, especially at 28 years old already (he's not young, he's very experienced), to have Dusty throw him on the bench like a half-eaten burrito.