Since we're on the subject (poor defensive catchers who can hit, not supermodels), I planned to use this guy - whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx
- as a RF in the MikeT mold, but his 2 negative plays in 26 innings out there scared me off. He's a barely adequate catcher, but doesn't seem to hurting my staff any more than the other guy who has 15 PC points on him - whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx
- and is basically splitting at bats, catching for my starting pitchers with weaker pitches. Both have noodle arms, so that's a wash. But both have better hitting ratings than the guys I'm throwing out in RF, so if I could get both in the lineup, I'd like to do it.
I'm not trying to win this year, but I am trying to set the team up to win a season or two down the road, obviously. Julio won't be back next year, but Mitchell's bat is far above average for my org right now, and I have a good defensive catcher who can hit a little in AAA this year. Can I stick Mitchell, who is a much better hitter than my other RF options, in the lineup without killing me defensively? Was I just freaking out too soon after those 3 games early in the year? I'm especially worried about his arm, which would still be relatively weak in RF.