Author Topic: Follow the Prospects: Raudy Read, C  (Read 1928 times)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Raudy Read, C
« Topic Start: September 04, 2019, 09:42:51 AM »
Fangraphs on Read being called up:

Read’s kept hitting for power even after his early-2018 PED suspension. Per a source, his average exit velocities in the minors (about 89 mph) are way up above those of Washington’s primary catchers (Yan Gomes is at 87, Kurt Suzuki at 85), but Read is often too aggressive at the plate for it all to play, and he’s not nearly as good a defender as the other two. He should play late in games when Washington is behind to give the vets a blow, and also because he has a better chance of running into one and getting you back in the game.

Obviously this was written before last night.