Jason Jaramillo is a solid catcher, but credit Neal Huntington for bring in some competition for him. Rob Biertempfel reported that according to manager John Russell, “Jaramillo still must improve his game-calling, throwing and consistency at the plate.”
Luke Carlin is that competition and the switch hitter from Silver Spring, Maryland must have a gun. He threw out 36 percent of the runners who ran on him in AAA last year, 39 percent in 2008 (small percentage sizes. ) Carlin hit .321 with seven HRs and 35 RBIs in 72 games at AAA. When Carlin was with the Padres, he participated in a hilarious hazing ritual…thanks to gaslampball for the pic.
Here is a video of Carlin from YouTube