I am hopeful. These observations come from watching TV and therefore probably aren’t worthy of writing down.
I love his energy and he seems athletic. The tag out play was awesome.
He seems to have a good arm and can block pitches.
His glove could be more quiet receiving the ball on the edges. He can try to jerk the ball into the zone.
There seems to be a communication problem at times. Some at bats are lengthy and he gets shaken off. Is that because he isn’t executing the game plan? Take a look at the last at bat. Hildenberger got ahead and then they couldn’t connect on how to proceed. At 2-2 Perez asked for time twice as Hildenberger and Astudillo couldn’t get on the same page. Pitchers have to have confidence in his pitch calling. He has to know the plan though I am not sure the Twins have any clue on how to pitch to Perez.
From my view on the couch it seems like he has enough skill to be at least a mediocre defensive catcher.
That's really awesome to hear.Given the dearth of viable two-way catchers around the league, his bat doesn't have to be amazing as long as his defense holds up to your observations.And I'd say, at this point, his bat would play very well for this level of defense.
Let's hope this is a player.Going into the offseason with Garver/Astudillo/Castro is something I'm comfortable with at this point.