Arizona's Miguel Montero and the Top Offensive Catchers in Major League Baseball

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Arizona's Miguel Montero and the Top Offensive Catchers in Major League Baseball
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Miguel Montero could be in line for a long-term contract.

Arizona has one of the best catchers in Major League Baseball and the organization realizes it.

Rumors at the MLB Winter Meetings in Dallas are circulating that the front office is focused on locking up catcher Miguel Montero to a multi-year contract. With a young team that features a strong core, securing the Venezuelan backstop would add him to a group of long-term, team-controlled players that includes outfielders Justin Upton (through 2015) and Chris Young (2013, option for '14).

Montero ranks among the top five to 10 catchers in the majors in multiple offensive categories. Let's take a look at the Top 10 catchers in Major League Baseball, according to the statistic known as Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+), which can be found at FanGraphs.com.

A brief explanation: Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+) - This statistic shows the number of runs that a given player created for his team, weighted against the league average, as well as park and league adjusted (A league average wRC is 100).

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