Teams are built up the middle; SS, C, CF and a few Ps.
I believe a good catcher is more valuable to the team than a pitcher.
He plays everyday, every pitch. Catchers are a rare breed... and they love it!!
I agree 100%, it takes a very special player to be a catcher, but catching at 12 is a whole lot different than at 18.
Keep in mind Buster Posey was a short stop before he was a catcher. He also could hit the ball, something that you have to do to be a top D1 or professional pitcher.