Doolittle gets more attention as a polished left-handed pitcher that carves up opposing batters by changing speeds and hitting his spots. As a hitter, he uses sound batting mechanics and a sweet swing to lace line drives to all parts of the field while showing an incredibly disciplined eye at the plate. While most scouts seem to prefer Doolittle as a pitcher at this point in time, I prefer Doolittle as a hitter a la John Olerud. Doolittle may not have perennial 30-home run power, but he can hit doubles in bunches, and drive in runs with the best of them. He is also a Gold Glove caliber first baseman. Doolittle's future position may be more up to him than anyone else, as two-way stars tend to prefer the everyday role as a hitter than the every five-day routine of a starting pitcher.
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