Adam Donachie, catcher
Has his status changed any from this time last year?
Not really; instead of being a light-hitting catcher with a reputation for good defense who spent most of the year at AAA, he’s now a light-hitting catcher with a reputation for good defense who spent most of the year at either AA or injured.
At least he’s been a consistent non-hitter; since leaving High Desert in the California League in 2006 — remember, High Desert is regarded as one of the two most-favorable parks for hitters in all of full-season minor league baseball — Donachie hasn’t hit above .221 anywhere, in any number of at bats. He hasn’t hit above .215 in AA or AAA. As I wrote last year, he’s got to have a good-glove reputation, otherwise there’s no way he’d have a job.