The path that Blake Sabol took to Triple-A wasn’t likely what the Pirates had in mind going into the season. He started out in Altoona, pairing up with Carter Bins behind the plate. With the latter struggling to start the season, Sabol took over the primary catching duties.
While originally not thought as a catching prospect, Sabol took some steps in the right direction in the added time, and when Henry Davis was promoted to Altoona, it was Bins that moved up to Indianapolis to join an even bigger crowd at the position.
That allowed him to split time with Davis in Altoona.