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Positional Grades: Catcher

Positional Grades: Catcher

We all believe that Miguel Montero is going to become a star, but how long will it take? And what options do the Diamondbacks have behind him should Montero fail to meet expectations? FutureBacks.com takes a look at the catcher position throughout the organization, and assigns it the first of its Annual Positional Grades.

Johnny Estrada is not going to return to the Diamondbacks, so 2007 should feature a straight lefty/righty platoon of Miguel Montero and Chris Snyder.  This works well in theory, since Snyder has a respectable career OPS of .765 against southpaws and Montero hit .297 against righties between AA, AAA, and the majors this year.  It sounds good defensively as well, with Snyder having thrown out...

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