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.