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Top Catching Prospects Have Often Disappointed

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Teams are always hunting for catchers, but they don't always get what they're looking for. Of the 15 best catching prospects since the draft began in 1965 (listed chronologically below), three never played in the majors and six logged most of their big league time at other positions. Only Thurman Munson, John Stearns and Joe Mauer have earned multiple all-star berths behind the plate.

Draft | #2010#Draft Preview

Mock Draft: May 14

Jim Callis -Premium Content

The Nationals hold the No. 1 overall pick for the second straight year. And while there is not as much certainty as there was in 2009, when Washington was locked in on Stephen Strasburg, other teams fully expect the Nationals to make JC of Southern Nevada catcher Bryce Harper the first junior college player ever taken with the first choice.

Draft | #2010#Mock Draft