The Cowboys carry five catchers on their roster this year — a seemingly excessive amount, until you consider the experience they have at the position (see chart below).
Name Year Hometown Team last year Avg/HR/RBI
Heath Holliday Senior Bixby, OK Cumberland JC .208/0/3
Tyler Palmer Junior El Reno, OK Neosho CC .233/4/24
Rick Stover Junior Midlothian, TX OSU Redshirt
Victor Romero Senior Fairfield, CA OSU .224/1/3
Brent Williams Freshman Colorado Springs, CO High school .563/12/40
It’s not pretty.
The Cowboys didn’t have an everyday catcher last year and I’d be surprised if they have one this year either.
In fact, it might have the first five-man platoon in college baseball history.
And yes, if you’re wondering — Heath Holliday is Josh’s cousin and given that he hit .208 last year at a NAIA school, I don’t need many guesses as to why he’s on the team.
If I had to take a stab at it (and that is all this is) I’d say Palmer and the freshman get a shot at the job with Romero as a third guy and Holliday and Stover as the emergency guys.