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Breaking Down the Yankees Top Five Most Logical Additions for 2018

Washington Nationals catcher Pedro Severino throws the ball during a baseball game against the, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Pedro Severino, C, Washington Nationals

Most might not know of Severino, just because he doesn’t have much time in the major leagues. He spent 2018 in Triple-A in the Washington Nationals system and ranked 15th in MLB.com’s top prospect rankings for the organization.

While he unquestionably profiles as a backup catcher, adding Severino to replace a below average Austin Romine would be a considerable upgrade for 2018 and beyond.

MLB.com says, “Scouts have long viewed Severino as a plus defender behind the plate, where his athleticism and agility make him an excellent blocker. His pitch-framing and overall receiving skills have steadily improved as he’s climbed the ladder, and club officials praise his game-calling. Controlling the running game is where Severino truly shines, as his advanced footwork and cannon arm have helped him post strong caught-stealing rates throughout his career.”

Sold yet? I think that says enough about the young backstop.

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