The Wyatt Toregas File
Born: Dec. 2, 1982 in Fairfax, VA
Acquired: 24th-round draft pick in 2004 from Virginia Tech.
Strengths: Is a natural leader who takes command of a pitching staff. Takes tremendous pride in his catching. Can control the running game with his arm. Struggled offensively at Buffalo to begin 2008, but shortened his swing and really came into his own after being sent down to Akron, where he showed surprising power.
Weaknesses: Still some question as to how much he will hit at major league level. Anything he does contribute will be a bonus.
2009 Projection: Will likely be everyday catcher at Triple-A Columbus.
2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER