Both Tony Sanchez and Bryce Harper grew up as catchers, but the similarities would seem to end there. Sanchez was seen as a late first round talent after his junior season at Boston College in 2009, and the Pirates were criticized heavily when they slected him fourth overall that year. He is a defense-first catcher, and his long-term offensive ceiling is probably that of a league average hitter. Harper, on the other hand, was one of the most hyped prospects in history when he was drafted number one overall at age 17 in June of this year. His impact will come at the plate, where his tremendous power potential is virtually unprecedented from a player so young. There have always been some small doubts about his ability to stick at catcher, and the Nationals have already moved him to the ...

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