Braves trade former No. 1 pick for 32 yo reserve catcher w/ a concussion

Despite the headline, trading Sean Gilmartin for Ryan Doumit is a decent move. Doumit gives you power from the left side and can play LF if you’re desperate. Doumit, a defensive liability, shouldn’t be viewed as competition for Gattis behind the plate; instead, think of him as the the 2014 version of the White Bear. The career .268 hitter slumped to .247 last year, with 14 homers and a .314 OBP.

Because he was ¬†first-round choice, Gilmartin was still considered a prospect. But that’s overstating his potential. Gilmartin regressed badly last year at Triple-A Gwinnett, posting a 5.74 ERA and 1.593 WHIP.

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4 Comments on Braves trade former No. 1 pick for 32 yo reserve catcher w/ a concussion

  1. Good luck in Minnesota, Gilmartin!

    I think this means the Braves are going to get another pitcher still.

  2. rankin' rob // December 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm //

    This is about as underwhelming an off-season so far that I can remember.

  3. I didn’t say a good pitcher. Prolly someone like Freddy Garcia or Chris Carpenter (the bad one who just got dropped by the Red Sox)

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