Sep 5, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins catcher Josmil Pinto (43) at bat against the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Kurt Suzuki was an absolute surprise for the Twins a season ago. After being an afterthought free-agent acquisition, he went on to play in the All Star game, and be a key contributor with his bat. Thanks to that, as well as his own defensive deficiencies, Josmil Pinto spent much of the 2014 season playing for the Rochester Red Wings in Triple-A. 2015 should be a different story.
Not only is it very realistic to expect a regression to normal for Suzuki, but Pinto by all accounts, has the bat to make up for it. Having hit well in Venezuelan Winter Ball, Pinto will need to continue to bring his bat to the ballpark on a daily basis. Known as somewhat of a liability behind the plate. Pinto will need to make significant strides during Spring Training to make sure he offers the Twins an asset both at and behind the plate.