Here's the catch

  • Updated: 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
     
Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen 7 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke 1
Miami - WP: M. Latos 2 FINAL
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 1
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 6 FINAL
Toronto - LP: M. Estrada 3
Philadelphia - LP: C. Billingsley 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: S. Miller 9
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 3
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Smyly 0 FINAL
Boston - WP: R. Porcello 2
Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke 8 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 2
Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar 3 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas 5
Detroit - LP: S. Greene 2 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: J. Samardzija 5
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 2 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: T. May 1
Texas - WP: W. Rodriguez 7 FINAL
Houston - LP: S. Feldman 1
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 4 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Harris 7
Arizona 0 Postponed
Colorado 0
Seattle - LP: D. Leone 4 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: H. Street 5
San Diego - LP: A. Cashner 0 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong 6
Washington 90 FINAL
Atlanta 106
Memphis 97 FINAL
Golden State 90
Chicago 1 FINAL
Minnesota 0
Anaheim 3 FINAL(OT)
Calgary 4
San Jose 1 FINAL
Houston 0

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