Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 3/27/13
Preseason is a time for bold predictions. Before opening day, every team is tied for first place, thus springing forth eternal hope for the fans of all teams that this year could be their "year". 1. By the end of 2013, Hank Conger and Chris Iannetta will be in a fairly equal timeshare at catcher. Chris Iannetta’s the man. He’s earned this title, he’s played like it and no one is disputing this. However, I believe that Iannetta will inevitably need some time on the DL given his recent past and the physical demands of playing catcher for the Angels. This will open the door for Conger to earn some playing time. I believe his defense, or more specifically his throwing will progress far enough that Scioscia won’t be afraid to deploy him in Iannetta’s absence. Conger’s ability to hit from both sides of the plate for average, some power and show good plate discipline will make him an attractive and dangerous option for the Angels. This isn’t to say that Chris Iannetta is going to be bad,
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