3. Manny Pina
Manny Pina is one of the best defensive catchers in the National League, even throwing out Cincinnati Reds’ speedster Billy Hamilton for the first time all season on Wednesday night.
Despite the great arm, he lands at No. 3 on this list because of his porous hitting so far this year. Last season might’ve been an anomaly and set the bar too high, but he had an average of .279 to go along with a .327 on-base percentage and .751 OPS.
Unfortunately, his numbers have dipped all across the board throughout the first month. He’s only hitting .172 with an on-base percentage of .250 and OPS of .543. Even with his great defense, those numbers are hard to live with.
Although it’s probably unlikely he returns to last season’s form, the hope is he can get closer to the .250 mark. Right now, he’s a complete liability when he steps to the plate and opposing pitchers know it.