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.

3 Responses

  1. RiverCity Redleg

    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. David

    @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. Jason1972

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