Our friend Doug over at Reds Minor Leagues has begun his “State of the Farm” series, taking an in-depth look at the Reds farm system. He begins with Cincinnati’s catching prospects, and let me give you a preview: the organization is loaded at catcher.

It’s a good read; check it out.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Always quality article by Doug. The fact that we are so loaded at catcher just infuriates me more that we didn’t trade Hernandez this year.

  2. @RiverCity Redleg: I’m actually glad the Reds didn’t trade Hernandez. If he accepts arbitration, the Reds could trade Hanigan and have Hernandez back up Mesoraco. On the other hand, if he declines, he qualifies as a type A guy, so the Reds get a pretty strong return. As the best FA catcher in the pool, the Reds may get more back for him than in a trade.

    I’m not so sure that catcher is as difficult of a position to fill now as it used to be. There are a lot of great young catchers coming up right now: Santana, Mesoraco, Montero, Ramos, Avila, even Thole is pretty good.

  3. Nice article, Mr. Gray delivers as always. Reds fans are lucky to have someone so dedicated keeping us informed.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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