Frank Catalanotto Could Catalyze Cubs, Cure Clubhouse Cancer

October 14, 2009 by  

He's no Todd Hollandsworth, but he'll do.

Frank Catalanotto, who holds the unofficial Major League record for surname syllables, is a free agent this offseason and could pop up on the radar of Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry as he looks for ways to bolster the team's outfield and add a veteran leader to a troubled clubhouse.

Catalanotto may be one of the more underrated utility-men of the past 15 years. His career line consists of a .292 career batting average, a .358 on-base percentage, and a .446 slugging average.

He has compiled those numbers despite an inability to stay healthy during his prime years and a lack of often-deserved playing time: "Little Cat" has never accrued more than 133 games or 489 at-...

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