Heroes of the Zeros: Catcher

Continuing on with our All Decade ballots, today we look at catcher.  The Reds haven't had an All Star catcher since Bo Diaz in 1987, but they've still had what could be considered a solid crop of players at backstop since Johnny Bench retired.  None of the guys listed below would likely be on most teams' All Decade squad, but that doesn't mean the Reds have had crap there over the last decade.  They managed to get somewhat above average production out of the position a few years over the last 10, even if they weren't consistently good from year to year.

Now that we are into the hitters, let me explain what we'll be doing.  For catchers, you will be selecting a starter and a backup, but you won't be doing that for any other position.  After we get through all of the positions, I will have a day for selecting a left-handed and right-handed pinch hitter, and I will also take the the top vote-getter in the OF who is not a starter as the backup OF, and the top middle IF non-starting vote getter as the utility IF.  That will give us a full 25-man roster for the decade.

So, if you are having a hard time deciding who should be the backup catcher, remember that the guy has a shot at being a pinch hitter, assuming he was used in that fashion frequently enough.  Ballot is after the jump.

Other ballots: Starting Rotation | Bullpen

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Years G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wOBA WAR
Paul Bako 2008 99 338 299 30 65 11 2 6 35 34 90 .217 .299 .328 .626 64 .271
-0.6
Ryan Hanigan 2007-2009 126 402 346 34 92 9 1 5 22 48 42 .266 .363 .341 .704 86 .307
1.5
Ramon Hernandez 2009 81 331 287 25 74 13 1 5 37 33 34 .258 .336 .362 .699 84 .307
0.5
Jason LaRue 2000-2006 679 2441 2136 251 513 120 6 81 293 186 613 .240 .326 .416 .741 91 .314
6.2
Corky Miller 2001-2009 104 342 288 24 57 13 0 7 36 33 69 .198 .301 .316 .617 61 .276
0.0
Chad Moeller 2007 30 49 48 6 8 1 0 1 2 0 17 .167 .167 .250 .417 4 .175
-0.6
Dave Ross 2006-2008 254 817 692 86 157 34 1 41 104 99 203 .227 .324 .457 .780 96 .318
3.3
Benito Santiago 2000 89 277 252 22 66 11 1 8 45 19 45 .262 .310 .409 .719 79 .292
0.1
Kelly Stinnett 2001-2003 157 518 459 51 110 29 0 15 57 45 137 .240 .318 .401 .719 86 .306
-0.1
Eddie Taubensee 2000 81 291 266 29 71 12 0 6 24 21 44 .267 .324 .380 .704 76 .310
-1.3
Javier Valentin 2004-2008 441 1086 981 107 259 56 2 34 149 93 154 .264 .326 .429 .755 93 .322
1.0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 12/15/2009.

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