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Addressing the Milwaukee Brewers Options at Catcher

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Jun 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) exchanges high fives in the dugout after scoring a run against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) exchanges high fives in the dugout after scoring a run against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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OPTION 3: Andrew Susac || MLB plate appearances: 243 || MLB OPS: .716

Defensive reputation: average/above-average

Susac joined the organization in the Will Smith trade with the San Francisco Giants, and what a trade it was. The Brewers not only got a high-upside pitcher, but their heir apparent at catcher.

Susac was the Giants top prospect prior to the 2015 season, but was naturally blocked at catcher by 2012 NL MVP Buster Posey. Susac spent limited time in the Majors in both 2014 and 2015 to modest offensive results, and has spent the entirety of 2016 in the minor leagues.

He may never hit for average, but scouts seem to agree on Susac’s projection of league average power, defense, and above-average arm. The 26 year old is under team control through the 2021 season, making him an attractive option for a team now lacking a standout talent behind the dish.

Next: Who's Option 4?

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