Comments on: Wyatt Mathisen Makes MLB.com’s 11-15 List For Top Catchers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/wyatt-mathisen-makes-mlb-coms-11-15-list-for-top-catchers.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/wyatt-mathisen-makes-mlb-coms-11-15-list-for-top-catchers.html#comment-24075 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:42:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46158#comment-24075 EDIT: Was responding to the wrong article earlier. Yes, according to MLB.com’s rankings, Mathisen has passed Sanchez in value.

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By: jg941 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/wyatt-mathisen-makes-mlb-coms-11-15-list-for-top-catchers.html#comment-24070 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:01:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46158#comment-24070 Also noticed that Mike Rosenbaum at Bleacher Report (I know, I know……) ranked the Pirates overall farm system as #1 the other day.

His next 5 were Cards, D’Backs, Mariners, Marlins and Rangers, FWIW.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/wyatt-mathisen-makes-mlb-coms-11-15-list-for-top-catchers.html#comment-24069 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:53:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46158#comment-24069 It’s just because Tony’s big league ready. He doesn’t have that new car smell anymore. He has that…well, he can be a good hitter sometimes, and he has a good arm, but he likes to run his mouth on twitter and get into bar fights, kind of thing going on. lol.

I don’t think he’ll be a player that everyone will necessarily be proud to call their 4th overall pick from that draft, but considering reality and the general attrition rate, I think he has the ability to be quite serviceable as a major leaguer; the kind of guy you need on a team to bring the average play of the team up a notch. You have to blame the Pirates due to their lack of success over the last two decades for the fans expecting every hitter come up and hit .300 w/30 HRs. That’s just not the kind of offensive production you can simply come to expect with every player. What he does offer is being a potentially acceptable-average hitting catcher with plus defensive capabilities.

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By: Wizard of Woz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/wyatt-mathisen-makes-mlb-coms-11-15-list-for-top-catchers.html#comment-24067 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:27:52 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46158#comment-24067 So Wyatt has passed Tony Sanchez in terms of prospect value? There’s really not a lot of love for Tony, is there?

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