It's been a while since we've heard from young catching sensation Josh Thole, and for good reason - he has been struggling. So far this season in Triple-A, Thole has hit a meager .203/.270/.329.
There is good news, however, which is why I bring you the update. Thole has been much better recently - he's hitting .286/.333/.514 over his last ten games. For the season he has only 16 strikeouts in 79 at-bats, and has nine extra base hits.
I always assumed that he would hit well, and that he was in Triple-A to work on his defense. Well... that may not have worked out thus far. But it's nice to see Thole turning it around at the plate, and it's hard to complain about the production we've gotten from our catchers lately at the major league level.
I'll keep watching Thole (and Fernando Martinez ... but not Carter, who I don't really care for) closely over the next few weeks to see if the hitting continues!