Braves manager Bobby Cox said he plans to use Eddie Perez primarily when Mike Hampton or Horacio Ramirez is on the mound.
Something for Johnny Estrada owners to think about in daily change leagues. Perez isn't going to exclusively catch either starter -- the Braves want Estrada in the lineup more than 60 percent of the time -- but his one start per week will come when one of the lefties is throwing. Apr. 11 - 11:15 pm et
Sixty percent just isn't going to cut it, but if he only misses one start a week it isn't the end of the world. Only four catchers last year player over 140 games, but a pseudo-platoon system will affect his value.
Perez batted .229 with 3 HR and 13 RBI in 170 ABs over 74 games. Can the Braves really take that big of dropoff?