Author: Will Sommer
As expected the Mets have call up top catching prospect Josh Thole this according to Joel Sherman.
Obviously I am very excited to see him. Jerry Manuel said the other day that Thole
might be limited to facing right handed pitchers. I am not sure I agree
with that. I know that Jerry wants Thole to gain confidence and have
success immediately, but Thole did have dead even splits in AA. Also
this September call up is a tryout for 2010. Omar Minaya and Co. have
to see if they have a catcher in Thole for next year. So if Thole doesn't get regular AB's against LHP, how will Minaya, and Manuel know if Thole can hit lefties at the major league level? Hopefully though, he gets the start tomorrow in Colorado.
If you haven't already be sure to read the Q & A I had with Thole last week by clicking Here.
Also Thole will be wearing number 30.