Sunday, July 02, 2006

Our future catching situation

Minor League Catchers

AAA

Dane Sardinha 38 G, 128 AB, 11 R, 28 H, 6 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 36 K, .219/.246/.289
2nd round pick in 2000 draft has never been able to hit. He's only played in 2 major league games collecting 5 at bats and, you guessed it, 0 hits and 2 K. He was DFA'd before this season.
Ryan Jorgensen 42 G, 126 AB, 17 R, 32 H, 6 2B, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 22 BB, 24 K, .254/.373/.421
Jorgensen was acquired by Krivsky for minor league infielder, Carlos Piste. He did play 4 games for the Marlins in 2005 going 0-4 with 3 K.


AA
Miguel Perez 66 G, 235 AB, 15 R, 54 H, 7 2B, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 12 BB, 51 K, .230/.289/.285
Miguel is the only other catcher on our 40 man. He was briefly called up for 2 games last year going 0-3 with 1 K.
Ryan Hanigan 37 G, 81 AB, 13 R, 19 H, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 11 BB, 13 K, .235/.326/.259
Rafael Motooka 3 G, 8 AB, 2 BB, 0 K, .000/.182/.000


A
Craig Tatum 53 G, 187 AB, 19 R, 47 H, 12 2B, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 21 BB, 38 K, .251/.327/.364
3 round 2004 draft.
Chris Denove 33 G, 99 AB, 11 R, 19 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 7 BB, 21 K, .192/.241/.253
32 round 2005 draft.
Chris Kroski 36 G, 107 AB, 6 R, 24 H, 4 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 6 BB, 29 K, .224/.270/.290
John Purdom 62 G, 207 AB, 25 R, 45 AB, 7 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 8 BB,
40 K, .217/.281/.285


R
Javier Rumbos 3 G, 4 AB, 1 R, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .250/.333/.250
Fernando Encarnacion 3 G, 10 AB, 1 R, 3 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K, .300/.300/.600
Tyler Hauschild 3 G, 3 AB, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .333/.600/.333
Jake Long 8 G, 25 AB, 3 R, 9 H, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 4 K, .360/.360/.440
37 round 2005 draft. Did not sign until this year.
Rey Gonzalez 3 G, 5 AB, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, .000/.167/.000
Justin Tordi 7 G, 22 AB, 2 R, 4 H, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K, .182/.308/.227
41 round pick 2005 draft. Drafted as a SS.
Anthony Esquer 4 G, 14 AB, 1 R, 3 H, 2 RBI, .214/.214/.214
24 round pick 2006.


I have thought for some time now what we were going to do in the future with our catching sitution. I am really hoping on a LaRue trade and Ross becoming our full-time catcher and locking him up for the nextcouple of years. He has shown he can produce when given the opportunity. Looking forward though, things look kind of bleak. This has to be our worst organizational position. I do like Jorgensen. He was another pick up by Krivsky that went unnoticed and could have an impact down the road. Jorgensen has the highest average of any of these guys with a .254 average. We have a lot of light hitting guys in the system. I hope the Reds make a run at Francisco Pena, which I have heard that they are. I say we offer him whatever he wants and I think he would become our best prospect at this position.

1 Comments:

At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your stats re Ryan Hanigan don't tell the whole picture since this year he has only been allowed to play once every 5 or 6 games and many of his at bats were 9th inning pinch-hit situations. He is overlooked and underrated. Last year at Chattanooga he was .321/.418/.405. Here's a catcher who can hit which the organization desperately needs who is not being given the chance to even compete for the job. Why do you suppose??

Kyle

 

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