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Here's the catch

  • September 2, 2007 - 10:13 PM

Several prominent big-leaguers have become better offensive players after switching from catcher, which takes a toll on the legs and takes a player's attention away from hitting, to another position. Here's a look at those players, with key stats as a catcher and at the primary position they played afterward:

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Player Pos.  BA  OBP  Slg.  
Mike Sweeney  C .259 .324 .406
 1B .324 .395 .550
 DH .286 .357 .462
Phil Nevin C .233 .302 .411
 1B .279 .343 .477
 3B .290 .363 .520
Craig Biggio C .267 .336 .365
 2B .286 .373 .449
 CF .280 .355 .427
Todd Zeile C .248 .316 .396
 1B .268 .361 .415
 3B .267 .346 .431
Joe Mauer C .312 .390 .462
 DH .343 .441 .455