Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 3/8/12
Prior to the emergence of 2005 draftee, Nick Hundley, catcher was an organizational weakness for the Padres. However, over the last 3-4 seasons, the Padres have realized that organizational deficiency and done their best to rectify it. This desire to improve the catching talent within the organization began under former GM Kevin Towers (drafting several catchers, but, on this list: Jason Hagerty), continued with Towers’ successor, Jed Hoyer (who drafted and signed Austin Hedges as well as signing Jose Ruiz), and current GM Josh Byrnes has kept the idea (trading for Yasmani Grandal). Catching is now an organizational strength; which is a good thing since catching prospects flame out maybe even more frequently than pitchers. Nick Hundley – 6’1”, 210, Bats: R, Throws: R, Born: September 8, 1983. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft. Nick is not an elite catcher. As a hitter, he won’t make anyone forget Mike Piazza (his career, not his one year with the Padres). And like...
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