The Book: Tim Federowicz

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    I'm impressed in his defensive attributes. Hoping for his offense to come around. He's hitting so far this year.

     
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    Catching prospects are so hard to judge. I'm glad the Sox have several young players/propects to choose from for our future...

    Salty is 25 and still has options left.

    Sox Prospects List:
    #13 Lavarnway (23) May be a better DH.
    Scouting Report
    : Intelligent catcher with plus power. Makes great contact, outstanding plate discipline. Slightly closed, crouched stance. Attacks mistake pitches. Squares up on the ball very well, power goes to all fields. Catching skills are undeveloped. Limited range behind the dish, an average arm, and stiff reactions on balls he has to move to. Average blocking skills. Has improved on his catch-and-release mechanics since joining the organization. Hard worker, and with continued dedication he could be an average defensive catcher at the major league level. Sturdy frame. That being said, he hasn't worn out his knees too much as he's only been a full time catcher since 2007. May not have the range to play outfield or the agility to play first base. Team leader. Led NCAA in batting average in 2007. In 2008, Lavarnway missed a lot of time due to a wrist injury. Came back in 2009 to lead the organization in home runs.

    #19 Federowicz (22) Defensive orientated (Up fron #26).
    Scouting Report
    : Well-built catcher's frame with a strong core. Line drive hitter with decent power potential. Makes good contact, mediocre plate discipline. Good pitch recognition skills. Behind the plate, Federowicz presently is above-average defensively, and has the tools to develop into a very good major league defensive catcher. Extremely strong and accurate arm with a quick release. Outstanding at throwing runners out. Quick instincts. Calls a good game and handles the pitching staff well. Working on refining his blocking skills. Average speed (good speed for a catcher).

    #26 Exposito (24) Been falling on the list (from  #9 June, 2010).

    Scouting Report: Catcher out of Florida with a strong, broad frame. Has the potential to be an everyday catcher at the major league level, but still needs a lot of fine-tuning. Offensively, he's relaxed at the plate without much action before the pitch comes at him. He's got a long follow through and a swing that generates a lot of lift on the ball. Makes solid contact. Doesn't strike out too much, but can struggle with breaking pitches. Above-average present power with the ability to add even more pop as he develops. Plate discipline is subpar - he swings at a lot of bad pitches. He also has a long swing, and shortening it up will be key to success at higher levels. Below-average speed. Behind the plate, Exposito has quality catcher's tools, including a strong arm and good instincts. However, he could use some improvement with his game-calling ability and his throwing accuracy. He also has shown below-average ball-blocking skills, and some scouts have noted that he needs to put in a lot more effort in that area. Very personable - a popular teammate, as he speaks English and Spanish very well. He was suspended for much of the 2007 season for disciplinary reasons, but by all accounts he has turned that around and has been a model citizen and teammate ever since. Exposito was selected as a draft-and-follow in the 2005 draft, and improved his stock by being named All-Conference, All-State, and All-Region for St. Petersburg in 2006. The Sox signed him following his JuCo season just prior to the 2006 draft. According to Peter Gammons, one scouting director indicated after the 2006 draft that Exposito would have been one of the top few catchers selected in that draft had the Red Sox not signed him a month prior.

    #35 Dan Butler (24) Up fom #42.
    Scouting Report: Catcher with a smaller frame, underwent TJ Surgery in 2007. Above-average defensively with a slightly above-average arm, nice glove, quick footwork. Great game caller. Offensively, Butler holds his hands really high with a slight open stance. Solid approach, works the count well. Makes good contact with average power. Showed outstanding improvements on offense in 2010.

    #60 Chris Vasquez (20)
    Scouting Report
    : Good defensive catcher with a strong wide frame and great agility behind the plate. Plus arm strength, but needs to develop a quicker release. He also really struggles blocking balls in the dirt. Loves the game, plays tough behind the plate. Also has spent time at 3B, showing off his athleticism. With the bat, Vazquez isn't very advanced, but he has the drive to become an adequate hitter with some power. Below-average speed.


     
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    Well-built catcher's frame with a strong core. Line drive hitter with decent power potential. Makes good contact, mediocre plate discipline. Good pitch recognition skills. Behind the plate, Federowicz presently is above-average defensively, and has the tools to develop into a very good major league defensive catcher. Extremely strong and accurate arm with a quick release. Outstanding at throwing runners out. Quick instincts. Calls a good game and handles the pitching staff well. Working on refining his blocking skills. Average speed (good speed for a catcher).

    That's better than Varitek, right now!!!! Give the Fed another month in AA, promote him to AAA for another month or so, then DL Varitek, if he says no, try and trade him for an escort service or ask him to retire or release him. If the baby blanket is just to much to let go of, go with Varitek as the 3rd string player coach and see if Mac can clear waivers and accept a AAA assignment. Given Cameron's recent confidence boost, Mac, a great citizen and guy who did a good fill-in job a year ago, is expendable on the active roster.

    Souting Report on Jason Varitek:

    Age 39. Old beatup catcher frame that is broken down. Other than a "look what I found", can't hit MLB pitching at all. Rarely makes contact, sees the ball so poorly that he usually swings and misses by a foot or more. No pitch recognition skills.  Behind the plate, Varitek is washed up defensively, and does not have the tools to be more than a poor backup catcher. Extremely weak and inaccurate throwing arm with a slow release. Does get an occassional CS because some of the slow guys suddenly release there is a good chanse of stealing on Varitek. Terrible at throwing runners out. Dulled senses and beat up body and dead instincts. Has given up 14 runs in his last 3 pitching starts. Legend has it that without Varitek's magic fingers a young pitcher like Buchholz simply falls apart and loses confidence. Clumsy from old age and has no blocking skills at all. No speed, even for a catcher.

    Give the Fed a 50/50 role, tell him it doesn't matter if he doesn't hit because Varitek was hitting zero, and tell him to just study the hitting charts and understand that mistakes aren't going to mean he's going to be written off back to AA. Set up the season end retirement ceremony for Varitek, give him his gold watch, and have him coach the two young guys while continuing to be a baby blanket for Beckett. If Varitek says he's going to play another 2 or 3 years, tell him it will be for another team if he doesn't retire.

    Something like this:

    Lester:  Salty
    Beckett: VTek
    Buch: Fed
    Lackey: Salty 
    DiceK: Fed



     
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    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&cid=546&stn=true&sid=t546
     
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    Softy praising the Fed.

    Wow!
     
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    Whatever happened to the Cuban catcher the Sox signed last year, Ibarra? I'm sure they gave him a multimillion dollar signing bonus.
     
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