Cincinnati Reds Report Cards: Ryan Hanigan

Posted: 27th December 2009 by Cliff Eastham in MLB
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It is time for the final field position to be graded for the 2009 campaign. Ryan Hanigan, who did catch most of the games this past season, is now on the grading block. In actuality he almost caught twice as many as the ôbig moneyö catcher Ramon Hernandez managed to play only 50 games behind the plate. Hanigan hit very well for a catcher, hitting over .300 until August 7.á His play behind the plate was almost exceptional. He committed only one error, throwing out 43% of would-be base thieves, 16% higher than the league average. His clutch hitting was horrendous, as he only batted .158 with two outs and runners in scoring position. With the re-signing of Hernandez it is not a definite that he will be the starting catcher when spring training of 2010 is over. He had a better season both a ...

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