Heard that he cant hit for sh*t. Heard that he can hit righties decent but cant hit a pennys worth on lefties. Dudes numbers show he doesnt have much power. Heard that hes decent defensively. Saw some interviews, seems like a good guy. Anything else yall can tell me about him. Maybe go into a bit more depth. If the trade goes through, hes pretty much Dickeys personal catcher, has this been the case the whole time in New York. Thanks in advance.
Dont know what kind of effect D'arnauds injuries are gonna have on his performance, but if healthy, this guy should be one h*ll of player and im still kicking myself we made that trade. Good luck bro's, best of luck!
He's had some moments where he looked like he would be a decent hitter but he hasn't been able to put it together consistently with the bat. Some of it may have something to do with a pair of concussions that he suffered which may have hindered his performance. He has gap power but not home run power. He could get completely healthy and be a 270, 6 HR 60 RBI type guy but that's his ceiling IMO. Worst case.....220, 2 HR 35 RBI type hitter. Defensively he's good but not great. Pitchers like throwing to him, he calls a good game and he's decent defensively but not a star.
He's a good back up catcher who can catch Dickey's knuckler. He's cheap and it makes sense for the BJ's to want him rather than Buck. It makes sense for the Mets to be willing to take a shot on Buck (who has a higher upside and more power) than Thole.
Actually he is not that good defensively, to call him average is being polite. He is in my opinion a backup that can get a base hit here and there. No HR pop, mostly a singles hitter when all is going right.
I think if he plays on a more limited basis his production pace can pick up. I think he suffers when delegated to a starter role.
My guess is the Jays picked him up to have someone who is familiar catching Dickey. Thole did get better at catching the knuckle which would be a learning curve for any catcher, so his 1 redeeming quality is that experience.
If he is catching Dickey, that gets mitigated very easily by Dickey's superior pick-off move.
Mostly runners just wait for a passed ball anyway.
Honestly, people here overvalue him immensely.
He's a slap hitter who can't hit from one side of the plate, has average defense and an average arm. Actually scratch that, below average D.
He doesn't get on base much. Has zero power, and no gap power either.
I have no idea why anyone would want him. He's useless. Congrats.