I am a day away from arbitration and both of my catchers have filed for arb. Both look like decent RH platoon guys and have virtually identical ratings, except for the following:
Catcher A is 1 against RH pitchers with 31 eye and 36 speed.
Catcher B is 24 against RH pitchers with 81 eye and 0 (yes, zero) speed.
I'd like to keep one of them and pick up a platoon mate from free agency. Is zero speed so incredibly slow that B would be terrible offensively? A's demands are cheaper ($1.2mil vs 1.6mil). Both are very high (87/96) at handling pitchers. Which one should I release?