|Photo credit Evan Chavez: Tim Federowicz at Isotopes Park 2012|
|I took this picture of Tim Federowicz at Petco Park in 2011|
Timothy Joseph Federowicz was born on August 5, 1987. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the seventh round of the 2008 draft out of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He played from Rookie ball, to Single-A, to advanced A, and then to Double-A while with in the Red Sox organization.
From 2008 (Rookie A, Single-A, and advanced A ball) till being traded to the Dodgers he hit .280 (1699 at bats, 480 hits) with 244 RBI and 41 homers in 1875 plate appearances.
|Photo credit Evan: Tim Federowicz at Isotopes Park 2012|
While at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he was 2006 Freshman All-American (Baseball America) and 2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
While in the Red Sox organization he was Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (August 2008), South Atlantic League All-Star (2009), South Atlantic League Player of the Week (June 15-21, 2009), Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (June 2009), Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (June 2011).
Since being traded to the Dodgers he has spent most of the time here in Albuquerque with the Isotopes. I have had the opportunity to watch him play alot.
I have noticed he is a line drive hitter. The homeruns I have seen him hit have been line drives. I like that about him.
My opinion which doesn't mean anything to anyone is to start the season down here in Albuquerque, keep getting the regular at bats. We know the defense is there and the hitting isn't bad. I read this on True Blue LA In 2012, the number one catchers in the National League (defined by Baseball-Reference.com as the one who caught the most innings on the team) averaged 96 starts and hit a collective .265/.339/.425. All other catchers in the NL hit .231/.299/.363. I just don't see any reason why he should be sitting as a backup.
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Lets break down what he has done here with the Isotopes.
In 577 plate appearances he has hit .299 (495 AB 148 hits), with 279 RBI, and 44 homers. He also has hit 41 doubles and his stikeout to walk ratio is 111 to 67.
While with the Isotopes he was a Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star, and a post season All-Star in 2012.
Federowicz has spent some time with the Dodgers. He made his Major League debut on September 11, 2011 vs the Giants.
While with the Dodgers he has entered ten games and had 20 plate appearances, where he has three hits.
So those of you who Bleed Dodger Blue what path would you like to see Federowicz take? Do you see him as a backup this season for the Dodgers? Do you think he is the future catcher for the Dodgers or just a backup?