Catchers for Cooperstown: Who Will Make It in?

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Catchers for Cooperstown: Who Will Make It in?

Catching is an awkward position. Besides the obvious, I mean.

It is hard to judge catchers as potential Hall of Famers. Rarely do they reach the milestones that often distinguish baseball elite, mostly due to the difficulty and wear of their position. Nevertheless, eight catchers have been elected to the Hall by voters.

The current catching crop is an awkward bunch to judge. Half of the catchers seem too young to judge, and the other half seem too distinctly un-legendary, to use a technical term.

In my Hall of Fame series, I have often tried to cover any candidates who have a reasonable chance in order to curtail complaints. Here, however, you will likely see some padding, demonstrated by players that have absolutely no shot at the Hall. Do not let this deter you, for despite the lack of depth, there actually are some very interesting candidates.

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