Stewart was the Yankees' primary catcher in 2013, starting 97 games behind the plate while batting .211 with four home runs and 25 RBI. He will presumably be the backup to starting catcher Russell Martin.Analysis:
Kottaras received 100 at-bats this season, hitting .180/.349/.370. He'll likely play in a backup role behind Welington Castillo.Analysis:
Ramos initially said he would not play in Venezuela this winter, but changed his mind once he got there and felt healthy. Ramos is playing DH, and has not seen time behind the plate yet. Ramos played in just 78 games last season due to two hamstring injuries.Analysis:
"Wilin is our catcher," said Bill Geivett, the Rockies' senior director of major league operations. "We just need to find ways to keep his bat in the lineup. He's in a good place and has always been willing to help the team. But at his age, we don't worry about him playing catcher."
Rosario has more home runs since debuting Sept. 6, 2011, than any other catcher, but he's considered a liability defensively. The 24-year-old is confident he's taking the steps necessary to improve, though, pointing out that 2013 NL MVP candidate Yadier Molina wasn't a good hitter when he first broke into the big leagues.
"If he can hit after a couple years playing in the big leagues, why can't I be a good catcher?" Rosario said.Analysis:
Altherr hit .275/.337/.455 with 12 home runs, 69 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 466 at-bats with high Class A Clearwater last season. Dugan hit .291/.352/.506 with 20 home runs and 59 RBI in 429 at-bats between high Class A Clearwater and Double-A Reading.
Joseph hit .179/.229/.285 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 123 at-bats across four levels while missing much of the season due to a concussion. Rasmussen, who was acquired in the trade that sent Michael Young to Los Angeles, went 3-11 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 113:60 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque.Analysis:
Boscan went 2 for 9 with the Cubs last season while also hitting .232/.297/.270 with 18 RBI in 233 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa. Harris hit .206/.252/.355 with four home runs and nine RBI in 107 at-bats with the Angels. Robinson hit .254/.333/421 with 13 home runs and 55 RBI in 397 at-bats between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. Moskos went 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 28:15 K:BB ratio in 29 innings with Triple-A Charlotte.Analysis:
Kennelly spent his first six and a half seasons with the club, but played in the Reds system last year. Kennelly hit .216 over 88 at-bats across three minor-league teams in 2013.Analysis:
Ruiz hit .268 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 2013. He missed 25 games at the beginning of the season due to a drug suspension.Analysis:
Posey has made 50 appearances at first base over the last two seasons, and the Twins announced this week that catcher Joe Mauer will be moved to first base permanently for health-related concerns, but the Giants aren't going the same route with a player they have signed through 2021.Analysis: