Michel Hernandez, catcher
Who is he?
Yet another catch-and-throw guy, a Cuban defector who turned 32 during the 2010 season. He came up through the Yankees organization and didn’t hit his first four years. Then he started hitting for average, but doesn’t draw walks or hit for power. By the time he got out of the Yankees’ organization, he was 25 and was labelled as a 4-A player. Since then, he’s been a half-time player.
Is he a viable option as a backup catcher?
He probably could do a satisfactory job as a once-a-week type backup, but he doesn’t bring anything to the table that twenty others don’t.