By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
June 7, 2010
Aaron Jones is one of three catchers in Southern California who will receive good draft consideration. He’s also the least known of the three because he wasn’t at the big summer events, though that’s more of a comment on the system than it is on him. In this draft, you’ve got Jones, Stefan Sabol and Jake Hernandez.
The way I see it, Sabol is the best pure hitter. Hernandez is the best pure defender. Jones has the most power production potential. If you asked me who I think will have the most power with wood in five years, it would be Jones.
Sabol runs well for a catcher, but Jones would surprise you. Sabol is a good athlete, but again, Jones would surprise you. Jones might have a touch more pure arm power than Hernandez, but Hernandez is the quickest receiver and catch-and-throw of the three and the closest to the big leagues defensively. We’ve covered Hernandez and Sabol extensively this spring.
I’m not in the position of having to like one guy of these three guys the most. To be honest, I think you have to like each guy for what he is. There are aspects of all three guys I really like. (more…)