Thursday, April 14, 2011
Meet the Twins New Back-Up Catcher: Steve Holm
He joined the Twins this offseason from the Giants organization. He spent all of last season at AAA Fresno and in the first half of the year he split time at catcher with Buster Posey, the eventual NL Rookie of the Year and World Series Star.
He was a 17th round draft pick coming out of college and made the switch from infielder to catcher very early in his career. The early portion of his career he spent bouncing between A and AA. In 2008, he was invited to the Spring Training Camp of the San Francisco Giants. He played well enough that spring to make the Opening Day roster as the back-up catcher. His firsts from that season include:
First Appearance: Pinch-runner, April 4 at Milwaukee
First Hit: Double off of Ben Sheets, April 6 at Milwaukee
First HR: Off of JC Romero, May 11 vs. Philadelphia
The Twins will be looking for more firsts out of Holm as he and Butera will be the only catchers for the Twins until at least the month of May.
In the mean time, enjoy some more information about Mr. Holm.
Weight: 206 lb.
2010 AAA Fresno