Cardinals’ Rumors: Options to fill in during Yadier Molina absence

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May 17, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jordan Pacheco (31) and manager Chip Hale (3) and relief pitcher Randall Delgado (48) talk on the mound during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Pacheco

Pacheco is another former Rockies’ catcher. Although Pacheco has made his way away from the Rockies and has spent the past season and a half with the Diamondbacks. Pacheco at first glance looks like a one tool player whose tool isn’t that great.

In 2015 he only managed to hit .242 in 29 games with the big league team, but did manage to get on base at a .333 clip, which is a respectable number for a backup catcher. Where Pacheco differs from the other two is that he simply does not have much power as he has not had more than five homers since hitting 13 in 2009 with the A Rockies team.

Like Rosario, Pacheco simply does not offer much defensively at catcher. However, Pacheco is far more versatile than either of the other two, seeing time at second, first, third, and left field in his career. Like McKenry, Pacheco has seen time back and forth between minor league teams in his career, so he could be someone who is looking for a better team to do so with.

While I like Rosario and Pacheco’s versatility, their lack of consistency at the plate does not help. I think that the best of the three options is actually McKenry, despite my interest in Rosario’s power, McKenry has the best bat of the three in my opinion and the without a doubt the best defense, which is just as important.

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