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habibharu
06-28-2004, 11:58 AM
this is for all those minor league followers out there. do the sox have anybody in the minors who projects to be a decent major league catcher? i know that i am getting ahead of myself, but i have heard that our Catching depth is terrible

CHISOXFAN13
06-28-2004, 12:19 PM
this is for all those minor league followers out there. do the sox have anybody in the minors who projects to be a decent major league catcher? i know that i am getting ahead of myself, but i have heard that our Catching depth is terrible

I would assume that the Sox are very high on second-round pick Donny Lucy.

Randar68
06-28-2004, 03:07 PM
I would assume that the Sox are very high on second-round pick Donny Lucy.
That is about the extent of "talent" in the organization in terms of catchers. The drafting, signing, and development of catchers has not been given any kind of real priority within the organization since Mark Johnson was drafted.

professionalfan
07-02-2004, 12:25 AM
Chris Stewart has the quickest release of anyone I have ever seen. I have heard that his clocked release is faster than anyone in the majors right now. If he can get his batting average up, he should keep on moving up the ladder. I'd say he is the Sox biggest catching prospect.

Chisoxfn
07-07-2004, 03:18 AM
Defensively their isn't much better then Stewart in the minors. Offensively, who knows if he'll ever do much anything. Still, his defense alone will likely get him a shot off the bench at the very least down the road.

Lucy is the catcher of the future though as is Ben Davis, imo. Regardless of what anyone wants to think, Davis has some offensive potential and is solid behind the plate. Walker did a great job with Olivo this offseason and whose to say he can't do the same type of job with Davis who has at times hit major league pitching pretty well.

Randar68
07-07-2004, 10:29 AM
Defensively their isn't much better then Stewart in the minors. Offensively, who knows if he'll ever do much anything. Still, his defense alone will likely get him a shot off the bench at the very least down the road.

Lucy is the catcher of the future though as is Ben Davis, imo. Regardless of what anyone wants to think, Davis has some offensive potential and is solid behind the plate. Walker did a great job with Olivo this offseason and whose to say he can't do the same type of job with Davis who has at times hit major league pitching pretty well.
Lucy has had a couple of very good games recently, hitting his first HR last night in addition to a double, a walk, and already his 5th SB.

Chisoxfn
07-07-2004, 12:18 PM
Lucy has had a couple of very good games recently, hitting his first HR last night in addition to a double, a walk, and already his 5th SB. He's definately an impressive athlete behind the plate. I think it was a given that he was a little raw offensively, but he seems to show some really good flashes thus far (early to say though). I was really miffed when the Sox took him with Suzuki still on the board, but I'm starting to really like Lucy's upside.

On a sidenote Randar, have you got settled in at your new pad and everything?

Randar68
07-07-2004, 01:10 PM
On a sidenote Randar, have you got settled in at your new pad and everything?
Nope, living in limbo. Things are being drawn-out over a much longer period than I had hoped, with no end in sight. Thankfully, I am still planning on making the rounds to Bristol, Kanny, W-S and Charlotte in the first week or 2 of August.