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Scouting The Rule 5's: Ryan Budde

Scouting The Rule 5's: Ryan Budde

Ryan Budde is in somewhat of a unique spot. He's a young catcher with a shot at sticking on the Phillies roster if all goes well. Coming over from Anaheim in the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies are interested in Budde's talents.

The Phillies catching situation is anything but perfectly clear. In fact, it's so clouded that the Phillies have been scouting Benito Santiago in winter ball just to be sure they're not missing anything. They know they have Carlos Ruiz and Chris Coste, but let's face it, they both come with some question marks. Neither has played a full season of major league ball and projecting their future is a... Recommended Stories

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