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The Top Five Catchers

The Top Five Catchers

As FutureBacks begins a 10 part series detailing the Top Five prospects at each position, we start where all good teams must, behind the plate. Catchers, more than any other position, can be assets as much with their brain as with their bat, glove, or arm. They are captains of the infield, the pitcher's best friend, and the umpires confidant. The Diamondbacks have signed injury prone Johnny Estrada to a three year deal, but it may not take that long to see one of these guys in the bigs.

Top 5 Catchers #1  Miguel Montero Montero made a name for himself last year at Lancaster, where he destroyed the California League, hitting .349 with 49 extra base hits (including 24 home runs) and 85 RBI in 355 at bats.  After a trip to the Futures Game midseason he earned a promotion to Double-A Tennessee and a combination of injuries and inconsistent playing time left him hitting only .25... Recommended Stories

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