Giants backup catcher candidate: Chadwick Tromp
The other catcher the Giants just signed is 24-year-old Chadwick Tromp. Last season in Triple-A, he hit .286/.389/.610 with seven home runs and 21 RBI.
Tromp would have to have a Chris Marrero-like (remember him?) spring to make the team, but if he impresses Gabe Kapler, then maybe he could be the next man up in the case of an injury or underperformance from Garcia.
As far as the catcher position as a whole is concerned, I still believe that the biggest storyline in 2020 will end up being the passing of the torch from Buster Posey to Joey Bart.
If Bart stays healthy and keeps hitting the ball the way he did in the Arizona Fall League, then he will definitely be called up at some point during the season.
Depending on how Posey does, Bart could end up getting a majority of the starts behind the dish by the end of the year.
But alas, that is still some time off. The Giants first have to choose a backup for Opening day, and right now, the favorite is Aramis Garcia. That said, a cold spring from him and a hot one from Heineman or Tromp could flip that script pretty fast.