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Analyzing the Catchers

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Catchers have been a hot topic of debate when it comes to the future of the position and who can make it to big leagues in the role. In this installment Inside Pitch continues its examination of each position, this time looking at the catchers—who has the highest ceiling, who is closest to Shea, and more.

Highest Ceiling: Francisco Pena: The 18-year-old catcher made his professional debut last season, jumping right into the South Atlantic league where he was the starter, appearing in 103 games. He showed good power in his first season by hitting five home runs and driving in 30 runs, and the belief is that more power is to come as he adapts to tougher professional pitching. He figures to be...

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