Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/4/13
Flash Back: It’s 2012… Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas represent the core of Met catchers.  The Mets have poorly ranked catchers in the minors and only Camden Maron (Thole Jr.) stood much of a chance of making an impact. Flash Forward: It’s 2013… The Mets have John Buck leading the MLB team in more ways than one, Travis d’Arnaud as the anointed second coming of Mike Piazza, Kevin Plawecki OBLITERATING the South Atlantic League, Blake Forsythe and Francisco Pena finally producing relevant numbers and… well they still have Cam Maron. What happened?  The Mets went from no stars at the position to a bevy of talent that could provide trade fodder for the franchise in the near future.  Let’s look at the cast: John Buck (MLB) – Buck was drafted by the Astros in the 7th round of the 1998 draft.  In the minors he showed good power and the expected tendency to swing and miss at pitches.  (Ready for a point of comparison?) At 20 years of age he played in the South Atlantic League with a t...
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