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Abeita Quietly Opening Some Eyes

Starting off the year on the bench and not exactly putting up great offensive numbers has allowed Mitch Abeita to go relatively unnoticed among prospect followers. But behind the scenes he has quietly gained some supporters inside the organization as a potential big leaguer someday.

Mitch Abeita, who has caught 66 games this season, has been the mainstay of the RiverDogs catching staff. Abeita who was the 19th round draft pick in 2008, had shared the catching duties with Chase Weems prior to being traded to the Cincinnati Reds and now shares them with 2009 draft pick Jeff Farnham. A quick release, good arm strength and strong behind the plate skills are all essential...

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