Everything above is excellent, and the statistics tell a good story, but sometimes they don’t always show all of it. I offer up my prediction for how this is going to play out for the Tigers as these players progress or falter.
First and foremost, Jake Rogers has not shown that he can hit, this year he has shown us that he has improved, but consistency is vital. As a Detroit Tigers fan, do not expect a Buster Posey, Yadier Molina, or Salvador Perez out of Jake Rogers, consider him to be a lot more like a Martin Maldonaldo who has somewhat of a bat but his defense is the key to his game.
Rogers is going to excel in his defense, and as mentioned above, he is major league ready in terms of defense and receiving. If the Mud Hens can lose one of the three catchers and allow Rogers to try to prove that he can hit at the Triple-A level, it would be incredibly beneficial for the Detroit Tigers.
Morgan is a high ceiling guy that can extend his ceiling if he continues to develop his game. Framing and receiving are not enough to be a catcher in Major League Baseball. If he can indeed turn around his hitting, and make sure his throws are better so that he throws out more runners, things will get better; his prospect ceiling will increase which provides him with more hope to one day reach the big leagues. There is not a lot to be excited about with Morgan…yet, he has time to change this, but he needs to prove this sooner rather than later.
The interesting one here is Scivicque, he will not reach the big leagues as a power catcher for defense or offense, but he could reach the big leagues as a supplemental backup guy. It seems more realistic that Scivicque will eventually make the Triple-A club and be more effective their and serve as organizational depth for catchers.
The journeymen guys will hopefully be gone, however, winning arbitration or even settling for cheap would be nice to keep Rupp around for more organizational depth. There is no need to have Numata, Wilson, and Rupp.
The Tigers also have some other youngsters in Lakeland with Morgan in Jon Rosoff and Brady Policelli who will be players to watch out for eventually, but it is a little early to get good reads on these guys as they’re very new to Lakeland and neither are in the top thirty Tigers prospects at the moment.
It seems like the future of the Detroit Tigers catchers comes in the form of Greiner, Rogers, Morgan, or a free agent to be signed later. Fans can only hope that Rogers gets his hitting under control, and carries it to the big leagues, if not a future free agent might be the best option if the Tigers can enter a window of competition with the influx of pitching prospects and other position players.