The LA Angels are obviously going to be all-in on free agent pitching this offseason. However, they’re also in need of a catcher to work with any pitcher they sign.
The LA Angels, as it stands now, have three options at catcher going into 2020. Kevan Smith, Max Stassi, and Anthony Bemboom are all under team control. Smith is a solid offensive bat, while Stassi is a negative at the plate but one of the best defensive catchers/framers in baseball. Bemboom rates out as average across the board.
With these three in tow, it’s likely the Angels would go for an offensive/defensive platoon with Smith and Stassi, while Bemboom resides in Triple-A Salt Lake.
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As a unit, this free agency class doesn’t have many star catchers hitting the market. However, there are interesting names in every category. Whether you want to spend big on a catcher, find a consistent starter, or just some more depth, this free agency class of catchers can provide you with that.
So while the Angels already have three catchers who bring different skill sets to the table in tow for 2020, let’s take a look at three different free agent catchers: one big money deal, an ol’ reliable type, and a bounce back candidate for the LA Angels.