Detroit Tigers Prospects Ready for September Audition
By Tom Pollin
May 14, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers catcherBryan Holaday
(50) hits a single in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Bryan Holaday, Catcher
Holaday backed up Alex Avila in 2014 and spent time in Detroit when Avila was on the disabled list earlier in the season. Now with James McCann entrenched as the starting catcher and Avila likely on his way out the Tigers will see if Holaday is still the man they want as the backup in 2016.
Holaday hit .271 in his 48 plate appearances earlier in the season but has struggled this season in Toledo. Defensively he has the skills most teams look for in their backup catcher.
He was sidelined in August with a dislocated thumb that initially looked like it would end his season but he recovered quickly and is healthy for September.