As the Indians season comes to an end, they find themselves in an enviable position when it comes to their depth at catcher.
Coming into this season the Indians seemed to be set for the foreseeable future behind the plate with the heavy hitting Carlos Santana. This was enough to make most fans comfortable; with a capable backup like Lou Marson the tribe seemed to be in good shape at one of the most important positions on the diamond.
Then, without warning, Yan Gomes happened.
By now Indians fans know all about Gomes, the catcher/ utility guy who came to the Indians last offseason as what seemed to be a throw-in in the Esmil Rogers trade with Toronto. Coming into the season, Yan was an afterthought, a guy who was battling to make the opening day roster and searching for a home in the field. The Indians saw something they liked in Gomes behind the plate and shortly into the season he settled in as the Indians backup catcher.
It did not take long for Gomes to impress the coaches, fr...