Yoda wrote:Wanted to add that Doumit might be a pretty decent sleeper. He may get a lot of playing time in OF than most C's will.
He is a sleeper, but I have heard nothing suggesting he will be in the OF at all this year. The Pirates are still looking for another RF because they don't have faith in C. Wilson...problem is there's no one else to get. They'll have to stick with him most likely, and that'll mean a Gerut/Wilson/McLouth platoon. That leaves no room for Doumit even if they wanted to use him out there.
As far as I know, Doumit is the starting catcher at this point. He's still young, and they have a higher power ceiling for him than Cota. Being a switch hitter also helps. I think he'll see 80% of the work this year at the C spot. Whether that makes him a sleeper, I don't know; I'd only consider him in deep or large leagues.
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