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MMLN – Analyzing the Catchers

Look out for Nelfi Zapata in 2010

There is growing depth around the infield throughout the farm system, but one spot remains thin and that is behind the plate. The Mets have one catcher for the future in Josh Thole, but the system still can use more impact catching prospects to not only add to the depth chart, but foster more competition.

Highest Ceiling Josh Thole: Thole fits into two categories on this list, but at the present time Thole possesses the highest ceiling of any backstop in the organization. Thole's 2009 performance in Binghamton and impressive big league debut has the organization thinking Thole will help in New York sooner than later. Thole's simple hitting approach and positive production will translate at...

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