Nick Hundley who is known for working really well with the pitching staff is expected to be the Rockies no.1 catcher. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
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The Rockies catching situation is also really interesting. This off-season Colorado signed veteran Nick Hundley to a two year deal. Last year he was apart of the Baltimore Orioles division championship team, is know for his ability to work with pitchers.
He has a better defensive reputation than last year’s starter Willin Rosario, and is expected to be the starting catcher for 2015. This means that Rosario will get less playing time, and at bats unless he can learn another position.
The Rockies would love to keep Rosario’s power bat in the lineup, but they prefer Hundley behind the plate. Rosario has been working on his first base skills during camp hoping to get some playing time as a backup to Justin Morneau.
The Rockies also have Michael McKenry on their depth chart. He played in 57 games last season with the Rockies, which was his first big league action. He is projected to get 32 more plate appereances than Rosario.