The Future of Twins' Catchers
Stuart Turner, Fort Myers Miracle
Turner was the Twins third round pick in 2013. The college-experienced catcher was expected to move through the system quickly and he is already at High-A. His offensive numbers are adequate but he has been known more for his defensive skills. If he continues to move at his current pace, he'll be making his debut near the end of Suzuki's current deal.
Mitch Garver, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Garver has had over 35 extra base hits in his first full professional season. These totals put him near the top of the Midwest League in home runs, doubles and slugging percentage. He was a ninth round pick in 2013 so he has turned into a nice surprise. If Turner fails to make it all the way to big leagues, Garver is shaping up as a viable offensive threat.
Alex Swim, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Swim has spent most of this season in Cedar Rapids and his average would rank second in the league if he had enough at-bats to qualify. While his average has been great, he hits for very little power. In over 135 plate appearances, he has yet to hit double digits in extra base hits. Pitchers are going to be able to attack him as he moves up the ladder especially if he doesn't hit for more power.
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