- Jhonny Ontiveros (.239/.287/.386; 3 HR, 15 RBI; 1/1 CS, 4.90 CERA)
The best in a very weak class, Ontiveros is an ideal defensive replacement. He has an average bat, but really struggles to drive the ball consistently. He has a terrible eye. He’s slow, but he does have decent durability. He’s got a strong, accurate arm and can really call a game. He may be ideal for a staff (or starter) who have pitch deficiencies.
- J.J. Gibson (.206/.302/.227; 1 HR, 13 RBI; 11/36 CS, 4.53 CERA)
Another guy who isn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off with his offense, Gibson does have some ability to make contact and does a better job than Ontiveros of driving the ball consistently. He’s got a good eye. He’s not as durable, nor is he as good defensively. He struggles with calling the game. He’s got an accurate arm, but it isn’t very strong.
- Damian Sullivan (.291/.350/.510; 9 HR, 31 RBI; 9/36 CS, 4.83 CERA**AAA)
A AAA player last season, Sullivan might have a chance to cash in this season in a weak C free agent market. He is average at making contact and power but struggles to drive the ball consistently. A poor eye. He’s got a weak arm that is average in accuracy. He’s above average at calling a game.
hurricane384’s take: Like all new worlds, it’ll take a while for the free agent market to really heat up, and the C may never recover as this position was one of the weakest position groups I’ve seen. International prospects will be fought over hard for the next few seasons as well as draft picks will become invaluable.
****Albert Belliard is listed as a FA C, but I do not consider him one, due his poor PC.****