The 2013 baseball season is already now into its fourth week.
While players at various levels of the Cleveland Indians farm system are starting to settle in, Tony Wolters is just now beginning his full-time transition from the middle infield to the catching position.
Wolters, 20, was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 Draft as a high school shortstop, but the Indians approached him near the end of spring training about a move to catcher. It was an unexpected move, but one he embraced and one where the decision on the move ultimately came down to him.
“They pulled me in to tell me what they were thinking and they said it was my decision,” Wolters said. “I just made a decision to start catching. It was a mutual decision. It took about a week to decide and I decided to start doing it and see if it will work out, and I believe it will. I love catching and I played it before I played the infield.”
Wolters has been “catching” for about four weeks now. He is still in the midst of the ...