Nationals Sign Koyie Hill

The Nationals announced that they signed catcher Koyie Hill and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse (Twitter link). Hill elected free agency this past weekend after the Cubs designated him for assignment and outrighted him to Triple-A.

Hill appeared in 11 games for the Cubs this year, collecting six singles and a double in 39 plate appearances. The 33-year-old has experience in nine MLB seasons, but most of his professional career has been spent at the minor league level, where he has a .278 /.344/.410 batting line. Sandy LeonCarlos Maldonado and Wilson Ramos are all on the disabled list, so the Nationals don't have much catching depth right now.

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11 Comments on "Nationals Sign Koyie Hill"

3 years 2 months ago

Big splash move, def puts them over the top.

3 years 2 months ago

Don’t make a mountain out of a hill

3 years 2 months ago

That wasn’t even a good joke….. I hope its a joke

3 years 2 months ago

The Batless Wonder strikes again!

3 years 2 months ago

How can Koyie Hill CONTINUE to get Major League jobs?  Does he have incriminating pictures of Front Office people?

I imagine, looking at his stats and watching him play, that there are guys around the country who were Catchers in college (and who are NOT in pro baseball now) who could do just as well as what Hill can do. 

Yes, they might not have the “experience” that Hill has BUT, imagine the PR some team would get if they released Hill and pulled some guy off the street to take his place.      

3 years 2 months ago

He can’t hit at all, however he does call a pretty good game and has a decent arm. Maybe he could hit better had he not cut his fingers off lol.

Andrew Walker
3 years 2 months ago

He just didnt get a major league job, he got a AAA job, and when you look at the Syracuse catchers, he is needed.

Check out the BBREF pages of Jeff Howell, and Jeremy Mayo

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3 years 2 months ago

+1 for making the blackmail joke. that’s funny 

3 years 2 months ago

Of all the positions I played in high school and college, why oh why, didn’t I learn to play catcher? I may have a job in baseball…

3 years 2 months ago

Imagine my predicament, I was a tall lefty pitcher but my high school coach called favorites so I only pitched a total of 5 mop-up innings between junior & senior years, I wasn’t a bad pitcher though, 85 mph fastball with tons of movement, so-so curve, nice slider, & good circle change, oh well, they say lefty pitchers are always needed, yeah, maybe when they get experience

3 years 2 months ago

What was the point of refusing a AAA assignment and then turning around and signing a AAA contract, apparently just doesn’t like Des Moines that much……