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#21 Cap'n Piranha

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

 

I don't think any minor league catcher is going to catch more than 55% of the time. I just don't. That said, sure, one of them could be promoted.

 

Navaretto has twice caught 80 or more games in a season, so while it is rare, it happens.That being said, with two potential major leaguers, I'd prefer to see them both get more time to aid in their development.

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#22 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:23 AM

I don't think any minor league catcher is going to catch more than 55% of the time. I just don't. That said, sure, one of them could be promoted.


Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, Sal Perez all had milb seasons over 60%.
Yadier Molina caught 77% of games over his milb career.

I think most milb catchers don't catch 60%+ because there aren't very many legit catching prospects.

The few legit ones I looked up were all over 60%, with Posey and Molina being well over 70%.
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#23 jokin

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:09 PM

 

I don't think any minor league catcher is going to catch more than 55% of the time. I just don't. That said, sure, one of them SHOULD be promoted.

 

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I wish Garver had had a higher playing rate in the minors. Drafted as a senior and "wasted" too many years in the minors learning his craft, when he could have come up sooner during the Twins' non-competitive years.

 

Actually, I'm heading to the redneck Riviera in June, I (selfishly) hope that they're both still there, along with at least a couple of the lights-out starters.

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#24 ericchri

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

7 perfect innings, so 97 pitches by 21 batters is ~4.6 pitches per batter.That's amazing to me to average that many pitches and still be perfect.Were they fouling off pitches like mad in the game?




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