December 9, 2009
Possible Catchers in the Padres future?
With the Marlins declining the $2.6 million option on LH hitting Ross Gload would he make a good backup for Hundley?
With the Rockies declining the $4 million option on Torrealba would he make a good backup in SD?
The Royals declined the $3.3 mil option on Miguel Olivo. He has the best power of the bunch. Would he be a good fit returning to SD?
The Padres could also make trades that could bring back a good young catching prospect.
I have listed the top catching prospects below. Not all are available in trade and some may not be what the Padres are looking for in a catcher. Several play for teams that stand in need of players at positions the Padres have players available to trade.
Minnesota, Philadelphia, and other have a need for either a Closer/Late inning reliever or a Third Baseman.
What trades do you think are possible or coming?
Top prospects at the Catcher position
CARLOS SANTANA - Indians 22 - AA
J.P.ARENCIBIA - Blue Jays 24 - AAA
JASON CASTRO - Astros 22 - AA
WILSON RAMOS - Twins 22 - AA
LOU MARSON - Phillies 23 - MLB
TAYLOR TEAGARDEN - Rangers 26 - MLB
MAX RAMIREZ - Rangers 25 - AAA
KYLE SKIPWORTH - Marlins 19 - Low A
TYLER FLOWERS - White Sox 24 - MLB
JESUS MONTERO - Yankees 19 - AA