Pirates Catcher Luke Carlin Not Hooters Girl Material [Photo]


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

and aLink from Pirates websitewhere Jen Langosch discusses the backup catcher battle. 

The Hooters Girls at Pirate spring training games have to worry about Carlin taking their jobs?  Ahh, no, but that’s me I’m a guy, maybe the female RumBunter readers feel differently?   And is this Steve Pearce in the Pirates hazing ritual from 2007?