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Tool Time: Top Defensive Catchers

There may be no more important position on the diamond defensively than catcher. Managing the game, dropping down the call, calming the pitching staff, giving advice, framing pitches and saving runs are part of every pitch thrown. The following San Diego Padres prospects stake their claim as the best at plying their trade.

Luis Martinez The complete package behind the dish. A bilingual catcher, he is able to communicate effectively with all of his pitchers. He is adept at calling games, works diligently at blocking balls and has quick feet. Martinez snared 44-of-121 – 36.4 percent – would be base stealers at Low-A Fort Wayne – even better considering several members of the staff were not very good at holding... Recommended Stories

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