This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
Chance Sisco is a top-20 catcher. He is the 30th catcher off the board with an ADP of 486 and a range from 249 to 509 in NFBC drafts since Jan. 1. The 20th catcher off the board is Roberto Perez, going 203 picks earlier than Sisco with a range of 200 to 346. Perez was last year's surprise; Sisco will fill that role in 2020.
Sisco has been on the Norfolk-to-Baltimore shuttle the last three seasons, having yet to eclipse 200 plate appearances in a major league season while amassing more than 750 plate appearances in Triple-A in that time. Last year, he joined the fun in Triple-A with the new baseball and hit .292/.388/.530 in 196 plate appearances, but with the same baseball in Baltimore he saw that line fall to .210/.333/.395 in 198 plate appearances. He has 404 plate appearances at the big-league level and has a 33 percent strikeout rate, below average defensive numbers and no ability to hit lefties, making him a perfect platoon partner for Pedro Severino.
Baltimore is going nowhere this season, but it at least seems like it has a purpose now with better leadership in the front office. That group needs to see what it has on the field as it tries to build around future