(Courtesy of USA Today Sports)
Yesterday I broke down what I believe to be the most open and even roster competition in camp this year, the battle for the utility infielder bench role. From that, we move today to the roster battle I believe to be the least open and even and more of a token competition than anything, the competition for backup catcher.
The Yankees' upper-level catching depth has come a long way from where it stood at the end of last season. Gone is THE Chris Stewart, replaced by Brian McCann, and returned is the man who would have made a better starting option than Stewart last year had he stayed healthy. In his absence, a pair of prospects got chances to showcase their talents as Major League backup options and all 3 enter camp this year with a chance to nail down that job again. After the jump, the competitors for the backup catcher spot.