Trade Central: Twins Add Gilmartin From Braves For Doumit

THE DEAL

The Braves, apparently not prepared to turn over full-time catching duties to Evan Gattis and Christian Bethancourt, add Doumit on a short-term deal. He’s not a great receiver, but the switch-hitter—who batted just .247/.314/.396 in 485 at-bats last season—had a strong 2012 with 18 homers. The Twins, meanwhile, add more options for their rotation after signing major league free agents Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes.

 

TWINS ACQUIRE

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Sean Gilmartin, lhp
Age: 23.
Transactions: Selected by the Braves in the first round of the 2011 draft (28th overall).

Gilmartin is a finesse pitcher who knows how to set up hitters and pitch to his strengths. His fastball has good movement while sitting in the 89-91 mph range, and he mixes it well with a plus changeup and a low-80s slider with a sharp, late break. He uses the same arm slot with all of his offerings, creating deception. Gilmartin does a good job of pounding the lower half of the strike zone, and his excellent command allows him to paint the black. He doesn’t have the velocity to get away with mistakes, though. Gilmartin repeats his delivery well and is a good fielder who controls the running game. He did miss a month of the season with shoulder tendinitis, which could go a long way toward explaining his poor 2013.

Year Club Lg Class W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 WHIP
2013 Braves GCL R 0 0 0.00 3 2 0 0 9.0 1 0 0 11 0.00 11.00 0.11
2013 Rome SAL LoA 1 0 1.80 1 1 0 0 5.0 4 0 0 5 0.00 9.00 0.80
2013 Gwinnett IL AAA 3 8 5.74 17 17 0 0 91.0 112 12 33 65 3.26 6.43 1.59

 

BRAVES ACQUIRE

Ryan Doumit, c/of

3ds_braves82Age: 32. Bats: B.
Transactions: Selected by Pirates in second round of 1999 draft. Signed: June 16, 1999. Signed by Twins as free agent, Nov. 23, 2011.
Remaining commitment: One year at $3.5 million.

Doumit caught, played the outfield and spent time at DH in 2013 but his season was shortened by concussion issues. A switch-hitter, his splits are very similar, although he’s shown much more power as a lefty hitter. He is likely to at least split time with Gattis or allow the Braves to rotate him, Bethancourt and Gattis behind the plate and in the field.

 

Year Club Lg Class AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG OPS
2011 Pittsburgh NL MAJ .303 77 218 17 66 12 1 8 30 16 35 0 .353 .477 .830
2012 Minnesota AL MAJ .275 134 484 56 133 34 1 18 75 29 98 0 .320 .461 .781
2013 Minnesota AL MAJ .247 135 485 49 120 28 1 14 55 48 99 1 .314 .396 .710

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