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Huff cracks catcher prospect list

Rangers prospect Sam Huff is on the rankings of the top 10 catching prospects in baseball

Texas Rangers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images is doing their lists of the top 10 prospects at every position, and Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff made the cut on their list of the top 10 catching prospects, coming in seventh.

Huff made his major league debut in 2020, but is expected to start the 2021 season either in Frisco or in Round Rock. A big (6’5”, 240 lb.) righthanded hitter who just turned 23 last week, Huff has legit raw power and a great arm, but there are questions about his hit tool (he has 400 Ks in 1342 plate appearances as a professional), as well as whether his receiving skills and mobility will be good enough to allow him to stay behind the plate.

We talked earlier today about how your opinion of Leody Taveras likely depends on how confident you are he will hit, and how much he will hit...similarly, with Huff, how good of a prospect you think he is likely hinges on how likely you think he is to stick behind the plate. While there has been talk that he could move to first base due to his bat, he’s not going to carry the same value at 1B or DH as he would as an adequate (at least) defensive catcher.