• How About P.J. Pilittere?

    Posted by on April 27th, 2008 · Comments (1)

    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?

    Comments on How About P.J. Pilittere?

    1. April 27th, 2008 | 7:13 pm

      I see Stewart coming up in the short term. I’d like to get Moeller back but it won’t be for a while and he might not clear wavers. I’d like to see PJ play at AAA for a little bit before considering a move up. There’s no need to go out and get anyone who may come at a steep price as Cervelli will be available next year and you just need a back up for the rest of this year.

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