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Prospect #17 - C Tony Delmonico

Tony Delmonico

Tony Delmonico was a shortstop at Florida State when he was drafted in 2008. In his firs professional season he was switched to second base to work with shortstop Dee Gordon and last season was moved behind the plate. Despite all that, and the fact that he was in his first season as a catcher, Delmonico was selected at the top catching prospect in the Midwest League.

He caught in only 49 games before the injury limited him to 34 games as a designated hitter and 17 at first base. Despite that, he hit a solid .285 with a .838 on base percentage and an .813 on base-plus slugging mark, tying A.J. Ellis for the best catcher's percentage in the system. He also led all catchers in runs (53), hits (104), doubled (22), home runs (9), runs created (57.30) and...

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