Brett Cumberland – C
One of the players acquired in the Gausman/O’Day trade, Brett Cumberland was drafted in the supplemental second round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Braves.
If there’s one thing Cumberland does well, it’s get on base, and he showed that last year, slashing .266/.409/.445 between High-A and Single-A. So far this year, he’s still walked quite a bit but struggled with other aspects of his game, slashing .228/.357/.389 between High-A and Double-A.
The switch-hitter has shown to have a decent bit of power from both sides of the plate along with some good plate discipline. He’s an offense-first catcher (read as: an average defender) but has the chance to be a regular in the big leagues, especially if he works on his power some.
Will he be a star? Not likely. Will he be a consistent starter? Perhaps, but again, likely not. Cumberland’s most likely outcome is as a solid backup catcher.