Though he is only twenty one years old it seems as though Lawrie has been around forever. Drafted out of high school by Milwaukee in the first round of the 2008 draft, Lawrie has risen quickly up the rungs of the minor leagues despite being traded to the Blue Jays for Shaun Marcum last December. Perhaps Toronto wanted Lawrie in part because he is the fourth highest drafted Canadian of all time and was a member of Canada's 2008 Olympic Baseball team and their 2009 World Baseball Classic squad as well. Most likely we are going to see all of the reasons the Blue Jays acquired Lawrie this off-season when he is summoned to the major leagues which is expected to happen in the very near future.
Some fantasy players claim that catchers are a dime a dozen and vow to wait until the later rounds before drafting one. Why is it then that catching prospects draw the most attention of any position across the board when talking in terms of fantasy baseball? It is because finding a good one is so hard to do and when you do have a catcher who is performing you know that you have a real advantage against most of the teams in your league. Is J.P. Arencibia one of those players who will lead you to fantasy success in 2011? Let's find out in the final installment of this Spring Trainings Hot Prospects.