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rdivaldi
10-05-2012, 12:20 AM
I'd bring up many posts about his defense and how he would never be a catcher, but I'll resist.

http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/sports/high_school/phegley-wins-rawlings-gold-glove#.UG5fyK68A5s

Frater Perdurabo
10-05-2012, 07:12 AM
I was curious why he Sox didn't call him up to the 40-man roster in September. Could it be that they view him as their catcher of the future, and didn't want to start his arbitration clock?

doublem23
10-05-2012, 08:20 AM
I was curious why he Sox didn't call him up to the 40-man roster in September. Could it be that they view him as their catcher of the future, and didn't want to start his arbitration clock?

September call-ups don't have their clock stated, IIRC. Clock starts when you get added to the 25-man roster

Huisj
10-05-2012, 10:40 AM
I was curious why he Sox didn't call him up to the 40-man roster in September. Could it be that they view him as their catcher of the future, and didn't want to start his arbitration clock?

Maybe because of his .680 OPS in a hitters park at AAA.

Domeshot17
10-05-2012, 06:25 PM
Its a nice feat, but as others have pointed out, he has no offensive ability. He won't be leaping Flowers anytime soon

floridafan
10-06-2012, 10:00 AM
Defense is important and requires a lot of different skillsets all firing at the same time, but hitting will always be king with defense a distant prince. Even the high skill position of 2B is populated by hitters that are expected to drive the ball with power.

TDog
10-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Its a nice feat, but as others have pointed out, he has no offensive ability. He won't be leaping Flowers anytime soon

Likely true, but most teams consider defense more important in a backup catcher than offense. You can stick players all over the diamond in a pinch and hope the ball doesn't find them, but the catcher is at the center of every play. More than any non-pitcher position, catcher is where players can make it to the majors despite not hitting in the minors.

Chris Stewart was a 29-year-old catcher in Fresno with an OPS under .600 when Buster Posey was lost for the 2011 season and has been a major leaguer since.

mahagga73
10-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Defense is important and requires a lot of different skillsets all firing at the same time, but hitting will always be king with defense a distant prince. Even the high skill position of 2B is populated by hitters that are expected to drive the ball with power.
High skill position? There isn't but a few 2B at the major league level who can hit at all. The average RBI total for 2B was in the 30's. Did you mean minor leagues, cause there isn't any hitting skill in the majors.

mahagga73
10-26-2012, 09:54 AM
Phegleys the kid from Terre Haute Indiana they drafted a few years back isn't he? Played in the Missouri Valley and all.