Before spring training began, I placed a poll here asking which of four Red Sox catching prospects would have the best spring training. My own vote was for Dan Butler, but the consensus OTM pick was Christian Vazquez, who took a slight majority with 52% of the vote. Well, OTM Community, you did well. I must say that now that spring training is over, it seems obvious on even the limited information I have that Vazquez had the best spring training of the four. He was surprisingly good on offense. His batting line of .500/.583/.800 was easily the best, with only Swihart anywhere close, and Butler's numbers downright poor. His throwing out 3 of 6 would-be base stealers blows away the other catchers, and provided more than one highlight reel. His 3 other assists was also tops.
That's what I know, without having actually watched the games. But what of the other aspects of catching, like game calling? Does anyone know how these guys fared in those other aspects?
I think, though, even after factoring in things that the stats line doesn't show, it just wouldn't be possible to overcome the clear lead Vazquez has based on these numbers.
I know, I know, spring training performance really doesn't mean a thing. But it can be fun to compare prospects in spring training, so let's just have fun with this.
What do you think? Which prospect came out on top? Please vote!