Supposedly, he’s hard-nosed. That’s always good in a catcher. But, he’s not much of a stick. His lifetime Offensive Winning Percentage is .399. But, it was .438 from 2001 to 2005 – and it’s been .484 over the last two seasons. So, maybe he’s getting better as he gets older?
I still have to wonder how much Randy Johnson’s input went into this move. It sure smells like the Yankees went out to get Unit a personal catcher – since the two have a history from Arizona.