Doug shared his list of possible Rule V candidates last week. Given the lack of catching depth in the Reds upper minors, I find Oakland A’s AAA catcher Anthony Recker most intriguing.

He has a career minor league line of .270/.344/.451 and last year’s performance was in line with that .267/.342/.462. It appears that he’s had a problem with passed balls in the past, but last year cut that rate in half (6 in 77 games.) He also has a good CS% of 33% each of the past two seasons.

I know that no one would get very excited about the prospect of carrying three catchers on the roster, but I would find this scenario a better use of roster space than carrying Willy Taveras in a misguided attempt to recoup that sunk cost.