Monday, February 20, 2012

Kvasnicka back to catcher

We're going to save you all the minutiae of the Astros' opening of Spring Training ("Everyone looks good." "Here's someone walking around." "Look at this f-ing hipster center fielder." Et cetera.) but we do already have an important note on the minor-league side:

Mike Kvasnicka has been moved back to catcher.

Kvasnicka was a catcher at the University of Minnesota, but the Astros drafted him as a 3B, and in 141 games at 3B between Tri-City and Lexington, Kvasnicka had an .895 Fld% while hitting .251/.320/.357. Obviously this slash line is more suited for catching things the pitcher throws, rather than what gets smashed down the left field line.

So the Astros have moved him back behind the plate.


Juvenile Court Clerk - Bryan Trostel said...
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Juvenile Court Clerk - Bryan Trostel said...

Excellent decision by the front office. I've seen him try to play third, and it wasn't pretty.

Anonymous said...

I'd say it's about time, but in fairness to Luhnow and co. it wasn't their decision to move him to 3B in the first place(and they've only been in charge a few months).

Reuben said...

I know a lot of non-Astro baseball people (and media) questioned the decision to play him at 3B instead of catcher, but really, it is important to have a catcher who can, uh, catch. And throw, etc. Can he do that? Or is he just a position-less guy who needs to learn how to hit pro pitching?