Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 8/9/13
  It has been a long time coming since the Boston Red Sox developed a quality catcher in the minor leagues that has made a contribution to the big league team. That draught could end soon with an emerging prospect in catcher Christian Vasquez, who has enjoyed a solid campaign with Double-A Portland this season and could rise up the ranks soon. Vasquez, who is currently regarded as the Red Sox top defensive minor league catcher has proved everyone right in the system that he is ready to make the leap to Triple-A Pawtucket in the near future. In 78 games with the Sea Dogs this season, Vasquez has hit .280 5 HRs 39 RBIs and has walked (38) more than he has struck out (37). Over his past 34 at bats, he has been hot at the plate hitting .412 with 14 hits and four RBIs. It would be shocking to not see Vasquez promoted to Pawtucket before the end of this season so the Red Sox can get a better look at him to see if he can become a capable major league catcher. The ceiling on him right now i...
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