2017 Phuture Phillies Top Catchers Poll

We”ll continue the “Best of” series of polls with your selection as the best catcherin the system.  This should be interesting with two of our young catchers seeing action with the big club.  (This will be the last poll.)

Again, I have allowed a maximum of three answers for each ballot. This will allow us to establish what kind of depth we have in the organization.

(I’m sorry for the late posting of this poll.  It was scheduled to run after the third base poll.  Somebody didn’t input the date and time for release correctly.  Wish I had an assistant to blame.  I didn’t catch the mistake until someone asked in the comments section if he had “missed the catchers poll”.  I stopped posting the results because of the “curious” outcome for the third baseman.  I will start posting those again.  Had I not paused, I might have caught the catchers omission myself, but maybe not.  Thank you.)

Each player listed below is in the poll and played at least 10 games at the position.   Each player is linked to his profile in Baseball Reference.  And I have included a link to Gregg’s Report Card for Catchers.

  1. Jorge Alfaro
  2. Logan Moore
  3. Chace Numata
  4. Nick Rickles
  5. Deivi Grullon
  6. Austin Bossart
  7. Edgar Cabral
  8. Henri Lartigue
  9. Colby Fitch
  10. Gregori Rivero
  11. Rodolfo Duran
  12. Nerluis Martinez
  13. Kipp Moore
  14. Rafael Marchan
  15. Lenin Rodriguez

Notes:  Alfaro finished the season with the Phillies.  He has no more options, but retains rookie status going into the 2018 season with just 123 AB (131 PA) at the major league level. (“To qualify for rookie status, a player must not have exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues, or accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the 25-player limit period, excluding time on the disabled list…”)  Logan Moore is a first-time free agent.  Numata is a second-time free agent.  Rickles was acquired via trade with the Nationals and is a first-time free agent.  Kipp Moore was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2017 out of Murray State.


8 thoughts on “2017 Phuture Phillies Top Catchers Poll

  1. I had not noticed missing catchers.
    Thanks for having some interesting polls on the heels of the season and Gregg’s excellent recaps.
    The system depth is on display and it will be fun to watch who makes it.
    Let’s hope that soon these guys will be making playoff appearances for the Phillies.

  2. I love Logan Moore. He’s solid with pitchers. He’s a solid receiver and has a great arm. He can also come up with some big hits. He just doesn’t do it enough. He’s the Phil Roof of the Phillies organization. In this era there isn’t much need but a great defensive catcher who can’t hit his weight. But his long term value is as a coach. The Phils should offer as much money as they can to keep him in the organization. They can’t offer him a backup role in the Show and that’s what Moore would actually love to get. If he’s offered a chance as a backup catcher, he’s gone but the Phils should try everything to keep him… short of offering him a backup spot.

    1. Alfaro and Moore have been the Phillies best catching combo at any level all year. Rupp is gone, Knapp is a DH and needs to be traded while he has value. If you let Moore go and he signs with say the Mets and they pair him with Syndergaard (who can’t throw to first) Noah’s ERA would be cut in half. Who, besides Pudge Rodriguez, throws people out at a 42% clip? I don’t see the point in letting him go if you can’t replace his defensive skill set.

  3. I agree with Bellman. The same could be said for Bossart (who makes better contact with the bat).

  4. I hope to see Austin Bossart get some recognition. He has some of the best plate discipline of anyone in the minors. His work ethic is unmatched, and he’s constantly working on improving his game.

    1. Logan Moore will sign another org now and get some big league time next year. Mark my words, I’m not saying what will happen beyond that but he will get some before g league next year, he is that good defensively that someone will eventually overlook the offense and give him a shot as a backup

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