Finding a player who can handle the physical demands of catching while still providing a lift to the team in other areas is not an easy task. In recent years, the Yankees have sought to strengthen the position by using high-draft picks and making big international free agent signings in the area. From a pure prospect rankings perspective, it is one of the strongest positions in the Yankees’ system, bolstered by high-upside prospects who could rise quickly through the system. Let’s take a look at the catching position across the Yankee organization.
In the 2020 Major League Baseball amateur draft, the Yankees selected University of Arizona catcher Austin Wells in the first round.