When it comes to catching prospects in the Pirates’ system, everyone immediately thinks Tony Sanchez…as they should. However, there is someone who is less well-known who people should also include in the catching conversation. That guy is Ramon Cabrera.
Cabrera was signed as an International free agent in 2008 out of Venezuela and has held his own and then some at every level he has been at since. So far this year as a 21 year old in the Florida State League, he is hitting at a very impressive .352/.423/.465 clip. The power is still lacking as he has just 1 homer, but he’s hit 17 doubles, which matches a career high and squared the ball up better than anyone else I saw for Bradenton in the game I watched.
He went 2 for 4 with a double with his double coming in his 1st AB and a single coming in his 3rd AB. Here are all 4 AB’s: