- Dec 6, 2007
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Taking a look at the places in the Indians minor league system.. and it's clear what is missing.. Upside OF'er at all levels and catching.. There are several teams that have excesses in these areas...
example: SF Giants: They're not contending this or next year.. maybe not the year after that.. but they have a pair of what I'll refer as "catching talent": Joey Bart and Patrick Bailey (I think his first name is patrick).. Bailey is the Ohio State kid.. probably and Indians fan growing up.. a switch hitter with plenty of present and more future power..etc.. but what really shines with him.. is his ability to catch.. block balls.. excellent feet and strong accurate arm.. Everything the CLEFO covets in catching talent.. He has a bonus in that he's a 2020 draftee.. so he needs no 40 man roster protection for four plus years.. not that it's going to take that long before he's ML ready..
This is a target the Indians should be able to acquire knowing the SF Giants could use two or three 2B/3B upside prospects..
The Jays are in the same spot w/r to catching talent.. there are two other teams with catching talent excess..
A deal "like" this could be/should be made.. Additionally, a catcher already at the ML level should also be looked at.. there are about sixteen of those..
Patrick Bailey is from NC, went to NC State.
You may be thinking of Dillon Dingler, but tbh I don't really know.