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mcqfesijiba wrote: As someone mentioned, the few games where he can DH solves that problem, but other than that you wouldn't think they'd call him up to sit the bench.
The Pirates recalled catcher-outfielder Ryan Doumit from their top farm club. A second-round draft pick in 1999, he has emerged as one of the Pirates' top prospects with a .344 average, 12 homers and 35 RBI at Triple-A Indianapolis. He will catch occasionally -- although the Pirates already are carrying catchers Humberto Cota and David Ross -- play the outfield and be a DH in AL parks during some upcoming interleague games.
The most-anticipate prospect of the spring has arrived! "You've got a switch-hitting catcher with power ... those guys just aren't out there," GM Dave Littlefield has said. Yeah, Victor Martinez comes to mind, which should have catcher-needy teams racing to pick him up right away. Doumit is ready to hit big-league pitching and has proved it. He took a rehabbing Curt Schilling deep on Triple-A opening day and tore up big-league arms this spring. As a switch-hitting catcher with pop, he is a must own in NL-only leagues and someone to certainly consider stashing in mixed leagues. He could make a really big splash in short order. His bat is too promising to slot as a reserve.
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