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Nick Hundley
Birthdate: 9/8/1983 (33 y, 6 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/210     Position: C
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 28, Overall: 76, Team: San Diego Padres
Contract: $2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Hundley went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Padres. (3/22/2017)
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Profile: On the surface, it would seem like having a catcher who had reached double digits in homers in three of the past four seasons would be a good player to have around. But then you dig a little beneath the surface, and you see that his home run ranks among catchers were t-16th, t-18th and t-21st. In other words, lots of catchers manage to hit 10+ homers each season, so Hundley isn't special in this regard. Hundley managed to cut his strikeout rate and up his isolated power in the past two seasons, but the net result was a 94 wRC+ that ranked just 32nd among catchers. That's not terrible, but when you add that to catching metrics, that left him at the back of the pack by both StatCorner and Baseball Prospectus, and it's not a very encouraging package. Finally, Hundley's CS% has been below league average in two of the past three seasons. The Giants needed someone to back up Buster Posey, and they've tabbed Hundley to do it.  It's hard to kill a serviceable backup catcher, just look at A.J. Pierzynski, but given Hundley's spotty track record, you can't be assured that he will in fact be serviceable. Even if he does land solid playing time, he's not anyone you should be considering for your fantasy squad.

The Quick Opinion: There's not much to recommend about Nick Hundley. He isn't really good at hitting, and he isn't really good at catching. That had never really stopped Hundley from getting playing time before, and since Buster Posey can't catch 162 games, it likely won't stop him this year either. 

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