Found March 31, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
From my Padres season preview on Thursday… Burning Question Who should be the Padres catcher of the future: Nick Hundley, or Yasmani Grandal? San Diego gave Hundley a contract extension last week that will take him through the 2014 season, until he’s 30. The deal is a relative bargain, as Hundley will make just $9 million over the life of the contract. He can make $5 million during his age 31 season (2015) if the Padres exercise an option, but there’s no buyout on that option, which is fantastic for San Diego. 2011 was the best season of Hundley’s career, as he hit .288/.347/.477, accruing 3.5 fWAR in just 82 games. One major knock on Hundley is that he’s never been able to stay healthy or take hold of the Padres catching job for his own.  He’s never played in 100 games in a season, and hell, he’s never gotten as many as 310 plate appearances in a season. This is coming over a four season stint in the majors, beginning with his half season debut in 2008. His overall career path a...
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