Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Josmil Pinto is "Catching" MLB by Storm
Do you know the name Josmil Pinto? No...well, neither did I until about two weeks ago. Since joining the Twins the 24 year old catcher has done nothing but hit. In 7 games he's batting .565/1.513, with 6 R, 5 DBL, 1 HR, and 4 RBI. That equates to a 0.6 WAR, which is amazing for such a short period of time. Aside from a poor showing in 2010 and 2011, Pinto has hit well since coming to America playing minor league ball. In 8 minor league seasons he's a .275/.790 batter with some pop. Defensively he throws out 33% of base thieves. He's making such a strong impression that the Twins are considering allowing him to be a semi-starting catcher for them in 2014, with Joe Mauer still seeing time behind the plate and at 1st base and DH.