Blue Jays' Derrick Chung catching on fast

Young Blue Jays catcher Derrick Chung. (USA Today/photo)

Young Blue Jays catcher Derrick Chung. (USA Today/photo)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:12 PM ET

Remember the name Derrick Chung.

It wouldn’t be fair — or very nice — to hang the Blue Jays Catcher of the Future tag on him.

A.J. Jimenez has that title ... but shhhhh ... don’t tell him.

Sports Illustrated has its cover jinx and the Blue Jays organization has its Catcher of the Future jinx.

Chung, 26, remains a fast mover.

A back-up infielder, at class-A Vancouver in 2012, Chung caught one game. He asked the Jays if he could come to camp last spring to catch (“they always need extra catchers in the spring,” said Chung). Assigned to class-A Dunedin in April, he threw out a whopping 43% of attempted base stealers in the Florida State League, earned a spot in the Arizona Fall League and is now in big league camp with the Jays.

 


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