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Hitters Shouldn’t Catch

If I’m running a team and I have a catching prospect who can swat the ball a little bit, you bet I’m begging him not to be a backstop. That’s right. Carlos Santana, Buster Posey, Jesus Montero, you name it. Same with the boys of yesteryear like Matt Wieters or even Joe Mauer. Why would I seemingly squander this possible gold mine? Because, in the long-term, catchers who hit simply don’t exist. Either they stop being able to catch or they stop being able to hit.

Enjoy it while it lasts, Joe.

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