other than Soto?
other than Soto?
Wilkin Castillo :P
Jerry Gil hasn't changed positions in a year or so and would have a nice arm behind the plate.
Frazier and Francisco, though they're too advanced at this stage.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Hah, no mention of the future HOF, Devin Mesoraco?
That hit was plenty fair. Atleast by a quarter of an inch.
I don't see why you wouldn't make that an annual project, actually. Draft a guy around round 10 or so with a promising bat but maybe shaky as his position, maybe with a few athletic tools that you might think would allow him to play the decision. When you get that far in the draft, it's already a big gamble anyway, so why not go for a big payoff?
I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.
Don't know about the arms and they would probably all be miserable failures, but I'd consider Cody Puckett, Byron Wiley, Logan Parker and Alex Bucholz
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"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Is Wiley's arm strong enough because I think he'd be perfect
Picture of Soto doing what looks to be catching drills:
For the record, I doubt if Soto would make a good Catcher. He might be able to play Catcher, but I doubt if he'd be a good one. He'd more likely be a Mike Piazza type of Catcher than a Mike Scioscia type of Catcher.
Players don't "become" Catchers. They become other positions after beginning as Catchers. It's extremely rare than anyone can move to Catcher from another position (unless they used to be Catchers earlier, but then that's not really a move to Catcher).
This is why you draft Catchers and Shortstops. These players can always move to other positions, not the other way around.
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