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Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Strasburg in October..
« Reply #1050: August 23, 2012, 03:00:23 PM »
The Nats made the decision, I read an article about it

And I'm sure Bryce was in favor of whatever position gets him to the majors faster

Yeah. Staying at Catcher=
1) Longer timeline to the majors
2) More involved development for the position
3) Fewer at bats per season
4) Greater injury risk and physical breakdown
5) More days off

Even if Bryce developed into a top-notch, big league catcher, it's his offensive potential that they wanted to maximize. So getting his bat into the lineup sooner than later and having him be an everyday player were the drivers in the decision to switch positions.