Boston Red Sox catcher Connor Wong could also be a target for the Colorado Rockies
Connor Wong, 25, just made his MLB debut for the Boston Red Sox this year after he was one of the three pieces that they got from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the trade for Mookie Betts.
But given that the Red Sox have Christian Vázquez and Kevin Plawecki behind the plate, Wong could be in Triple-A if they don’t get rid of one of their veteran catchers.
The Colorado Rockies might have interest in Wong because he can play multiple positions. As we have discussed a few times before, the Rockies love having versatile players and they love having a catcher that can play other positions or a position player that can catch too. 2021 was the first time in a decade where the Rockies didn’t have someone on the active roster for the entire season with that background.
Since he was drafted by the Dodgers in 2017, Wong has played second and third base in addition to catching but in college, Wong also played first base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions. In fact, with the exception of first base and pitcher, he has played every position at least a dozen times since college.
In 2021, Wong played in Triple-A (and six games in the majors). In the minors, he hit .256/.288/.422 with eight homers and 26 RBI in 50 games. In 2019, between Advanced-A and Double-A for the Dodgers, he showed more power as he hit 24 homers and 82 RBI in 111 games. He had a slash line of .281/.336/.541.
If that translates to the majors, the Rockies would have themselves a versatile back-up catcher who could also be a good hitter at the plate.