Orioles bench coach and catching instructor John Russell on why – with the exception of rare polished cases like Wieters – he'd rather have good high school catchers to develop in the minors than college catchers: "With the (Minnesota) Twins, we had college catchers in the minor leagues and their game-calling and how they handled a staff, it was a challenge because they weren't used to it. They had certain things they were used to, certain things programmed into their heads that took a while to get it out. A high school kid, you can start that path a little bit better. Because catching, to me anymore, is you want to have the skills like Matt does and you want to be able to swing the bat. But the main thing we look for in catchers is to be able to handle the position. If you hit, it's a bonus. If you hit really well, you are going to be an everyday guy. That part of it, I think if you get a high school kid, you can develop those aspects a little bit quicker because you have a little more time with him. He hasn't been exposed to (game-calling before). And to me it helps because that game-calling, working with a starting rotation, working with a pitching coach, working with a bullpen and going through all that is huge at this level. If you can't call a game, you don't have that relationship, you'll struggle here. And to me, with a high school guy, you have a little more opportunity to instill that in them."