Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Catch as catch can

It looks as though the Jays will call up Syracuse catcher Curtis Thigpen to fill in the spot vacated by Lyle Overbay.

Because you never can have enough catchers.

Thigpen has played a handful of games at first for the Chiefs, so he could get the starts at first that we feared could go to Jason Phillips. His numbers aren’t overwhelming, but they are as good as it gets for the Jays’ AAA level scrubs (3 HRs, 16 RsBI, .787 OPS).

J.P. Ricciardi’s BFF Keith Law notes in his draft preview that Thigpen’s defense “gets very mixed reviews”, so a move from behind the plate may have been the plan for a while.

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