The Erie SeaWolves are loaded at catcher this season. James McCann and Ramon Cabrera are two of Detroit’s top 20 overall prospects according to MLB.com. Here is a look at both:
James McCann, 6-2, 210, Bats: Right, Throws: Right – McCann is listed as the No. 12 prospect for the Detroit Tigers. The 22 year old hit .200 and drove in 19 runs in 15 games with Erie last season. He is a rising catcher in the organization and gives Detroit some depth in the minor leagues. He was drafted by Detroit in the second round of the 2011 draft after an impressive career at the University of Arkansas. McCann, who was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox out of high school, is known for his strong arm and outstanding defense behind the plate.
Ramon Cabrera, 5-8, 197, Bats: Switch, Throws: Right – Cabrera came over in the Andy Oliver trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December. He was signed by the Pirates as a non-drafted free agent in 2008. Cabrera is listed as the No. 19 prospect for the Tigers and SeaWolves fans should already be familiar with him. He played 112 games with the Altoona Curve last season, hitting .276 with 50 RBIs and 22 doubles. Cabrera is known for his offense is a nice complement to McCann behind the plate.