Mar 1, 2015; Ft. Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Matt Spring (81) poses during photo day at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Spring started his minor league journey in 2004 and was signed as a free agent by the Red Sox in 2011. Spring is now in his twelfth season of minor league ball and is the occasional catcher for Pawtucket.
Spring is generally viewed as a captain/coach on the field and is a savvy player who is classified as being an excellent handler of pitchers. Spring will, no doubt, be hired on by Boston or another organization as a minor league coach/manager when he finally puts his playing spikes to rest.
Spring’s deficiency is simple – his bat. Never a high average and limited power despite his bulky frame. If Spring’s minor league numbers were ML numbers he’d be on a roster somewhere as a backup.