Personally, before the Yankees signed Jose Molina this past off-season, I thought that P.J. Pilittere had a chance to be the Yankees back-up catcher in 2009.
If Posada is going to be out for the season, how about P.J. Pilittere as a back-up, now, to Molina?
Defensively, Pilittere has the tools. Granted, he’s never played above Double-A. But, sometimes you just have to skip a guy when situations call for it.
Pilittere is 26-years old. So, it’s not like he’s a baby. Plus, this season, to date, in Double-A, he’s batting .317 with only 3 strikeouts in 63 At Bats. So, he’s shown that he can make decent contact.
What more do you want from a back-up catcher?
If the only other option is Chris Stewart – assuming that Chad Moeller cannot be brought back – why not at least give P.J. a try?