It's one of the most important positions in all of sports—the captain of the defense, the leader of the pitching staff. Finding a catcher who can hold his own behind the plate and in the batters box is far from a simple task.
When a prospect shows offensive and defensive ability at the position, they are snatched up early in the draft and promoted quickly through the minor leagues. For teams who aren't lucky (or smart) enough to develop a starting catcher of their own, there is always a group of journeyman catchers ready to contribute.
No, this will not be, as many thought, the offseason of Joe Mauer. But with a few legitimate starting catchers on the market, teams will have options.