Danny Ardoin spent parts of five seasons in the big leagues as a defensive-minded backup catcher. His son Silas has a similar profile as one of the best defensive backstops in the college game. A 36th-round pick by the Rockies in 2019 as a Louisiana high schooler, he has started for three years at Texas and has improved offensively this spring. Ardoin's upbringing shows because he's extremely polished for a college catcher. He has soft hands and receives, frames and blocks balls well. He not only has plus arm strength but also a quick release and impressive throwing accuracy. In his first two seasons with the Longhorns, the righty-hitting Ardoin showed an eye for drawing walks but racked up strikeouts without producing much power. He's making more consistent and harder contact in 2022, using the whole field while displaying enough strength and bat speed to provide 12-15 homers per season. Like most catchers, he's a well-below-average runner with no value on the bases.