Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Twins
Born in Moses Lake, Washington where he starred in both baseball and football, Ryan Doumit was selected in the 2nd round of the 1999 Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. His versatility and ability to switch-hit provided the Pirates with one of their most uniquely talented homegrown players.
2008 proved to be Doumit's most productive season to date, compiling a .318 average to go along with 15 home runs and 69 RBIs. A fixture in Pittsburgh both on and off the field, Doumit was rewarded with a long term contract prior to the 2009 campaign.
Doumit opened the 2012 season as the Twins starting DH and provides depth at catcher, first base and in the outfield.
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I remember when I made my Major League debut Paul fly to Pittsburgh on the day of the Amateur Draft to see me play. You don't forget things like that.
- Ryan Doumit