Sunday, January 23, 2011

Red Sox Stuffed With Minor League Catching

Despite many people worrying about Jarrod Saltalamacchia starting at catcher in 2011, there are better days to come. One of the most notable of these is Ryan Lavarnway, who went .288/22/102 in 126 games between A and AA. Luis Exposito (right) is another good one who is closer to the major leagues than Lavarnway, last year he went .260/11/94 largely in AA Portland. Those are the main ones, but there are also Tim Federowicz, who went .253/4/61, along with throwing out 33% of base-runners. There is also Mark Wagner, who was injured much of last season, but when he was there went .192/3/16 in 40 games between Rookie League, A, and AAA Pawtucket. Basically, the moral of this story is the Red Sox still have talent after the Adrian Gonzalez trade.

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