Angels Non-Roster Invitees Preview : Catchers

Angels Non-Roster Invitees Preview : Catchers

InsideTheHalos gives you a look at the catchers who reported early who are non-roster invitees. The Angels added much needed depth to the catching position and gave the top seven catchers in the depth charts a place in Spring Training with four non-roster invitees being catchers.

InsideTheHalos gives you a look at the catchers who reported early who are non-roster invitees. The Angels added much needed depth to the catching position and gave the top seven catchers in the depth charts a place in Spring Training with four non-roster invitees being catchers.



Jett Bandy is a good mixture to the offensive and defensive side of the game. He rarely strikes out and has a quick swing. He is known for his good positioning, quick release to throw out runners, and his communication with pitchers. Bandy will see Triple-A time out of Spring Training, and is currently the prospect highest in the depth chart at the catching position.


Anderson de la Rosa adds depth to the catching position. He has yet to see any Major League time but signed a minor league contract with the Angels over the off-season. He is a better defensive catcher than offensive as shown by his .238 batting average through nine seasons in the minor leagues. At 29-years-old, de la Rosa will more than likely be placed in Triple-A as a project if he makes it through Spring Training.


Luis Martinez was another off-season signing that is just a depth addition to the Angels. Martinez spent two seasons in the Major Leagues, playing in 32 games, picking up 77 at bats where he hit .182. Martinez's bat has never been very outstanding but he has good play calling abilities. Martinez is in the same boat as Anderson de la Rosa when it comes to making it out of Spring Training.


Yorvit Torrealba adds veteran depth with 13 seasons and 907 games at the Major League level. The 35-year-old has the abilites to make the big club out of Spring Training but it is more likely he'll be able to help the prospects and younger players in the minor leagues. Torrealba may be one of the better off-season pickups due to what he can bring to both the big club and Angels system.



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