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McKenry

Posted: 12/27/2012 12:47 PM

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Michael McKenry

Premium Story McKenry seeks consistency

Pirates catcher Michael McKenry put up solid numbers in a reserve role in 2012 batting .233 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI. McKenry who will back up recently acquired Russell Martin told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he hopes to build off last season. Full Story | Discuss

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Posted: 12/27/2012 1:44 PM

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He'll likely find consistency in watching Martin play.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:27 AM

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Sangue wrote: He'll likely find consistency in watching Martin play.

Sangue, I see you share my skepticism about McKenry.  


Again, he's a good story, and obviously the Pirates got him for next to nothing, so basically anything he gives you is all profit, so to speak.  He also showed a little more pop in his bat than I thought he had.  But he doesn't hit for an average and probably never will, and his defense is nothing special.  Generally you want a strong defensive catcher as your number two at that position.  I guess at the end of the day what rubs me the wrong way about "The Fort" is that his style of play profiles more like a bat-first starting catcher, except that he probably doesn't have enough legitimate hitting skill to pull that off.  So, he becomes a number two---except that he doesn't have the strong defensive game that you normally find with that sort of player.  He's the catcher's version of a "tweener", in other words.

Last edited 12/28/2012 3:28 AM by williamjpellas

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