Sure, it's park-adjusted, but his raw numbers would be better in a more neutral park and his wRC+ would probably increase with it.
Thole sucked because he sucks period. He was physically OK to do what he wanted and failed to execute. Hundley on the other hand was essentially injured the whole year, don't know how you can discount that.
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...-knee-surgery/However, he appeared in just three games before being placed on the disabled list with a right knee injury. Making matters worse, Corey Brock of MLB.com is reporting that he’ll undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus.
Hundley actually suffered the injury way back in April, so that would certainly explain his season-long struggles.
Age means absolutely nothing here. Thole doesn't have the tools to be a starting catcher in this league. Teams just continue to bust him inside and he can do nothing about it. Maybe that is why the coaches want him to pull the ball?
I'm all for going for Arencibia, but he's not really better than Hundley and his plate discipline is terrible. He will be 27 so he's not exactly a spring chicken. Hundley at 25/26 was better than Arencibia at 25/26.