I am aware that Major League Baseball organizations look to successful teams and try to find out what they do in their minor league systems in order to mimic that system for their own future success. I think that is a great plan that makes a lot of sense but sometimes they might want to look to a not-so-successful major league team up north in the Minnesota Twins, to find out what they do to keep a near constant flow of promising prospects coming through.
Chris Herrmann is a catcher that was called up recently to temporarily fill a roster spot. It happens a lot. Herrmann meanwhile had an infield single for his first major league hit. That’s pretty cool in and of itself but when you look at his minor league numbers you see why they like him. He is a near .300 hitter in his full minor league seasons and he plays pretty well behind the plate. He could throw out more runners probably but as far as being a solid major league catcher he would be hard to beat for most teams.
I wonder if he might be a good option to fill any coming vacancies at the major league level for the Twins, in case they plan to trade away any certain catchers. Even if not they could develop this guy more and have a good option for trade bait in him. I know a lot of teams that would love a solid catcher like this in their system. It really is amazing how they keep producing solid talent year in and year out. However they do it, here is hoping one day it results in a team that dominates for a decade or more.