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Postby giants! » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:50 pm

I used Bronx Bombers's tiering to an extent so id like to thank him. WIll be doing each position (top 20) and sp and of will be top 50.
Rankings are based on standard 5 by 5

1. Victor Martinez- started off slow but was great after asb
2. Joe Mauer- could be great if he remains healthy and ups his power numbers
3. Jason Varitek- will sit less with the departure of mirabelli
4. Jorge Posada- In a top lineup, should raise his average from last year
5. Ivan Rodriguez- beware of little power due to crackdown on steroids
6. Javy Lopez- has shown he can be top catcher before
7. Ramon Hernandez- numbers should improve after leaving petco
8. Rod Barajas- sleeper catcher, feel he can hit 20 plus homers
9. Mike Piazza- could be higher based on where he ends up
10. Bengie Molina- feel last year was a fluke though he was great down the stretch
11. Brian McCann- will be primary catcher- showed flashes of power
12. Paul Lo Duca- in a great lineup but poor park
13. A.J. Pierzynski- should assume primary role in lineup after playoff heroics
14. Yadier Molina- great lineup, unknown park
15. Johnny Estrada- lets hope 2005 was an abberation
16. Jason Kendell- 0 homers is just pathetic
17. Michael Barrett- lineup should be improved this year
18. Greg Zaun- solid player
19. Toby Hall- consistent average in improving lienup
20. Ryan DOumit- sleeper pick if he could wrestle job away from cota

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:17 pm

Barrett seems too low. He should be around Barajas and Hernandez IMO.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:23 pm

I like Piazza alot this year. He likely won't be catching so that's ALOT less strain on his body. He can focus on hitting and if he stays healthy, I can see 25-30 homeruns along with 80-100 RBIs and a decent average depending on what team he goes to.

I'm eyeing him as a late sleeper.
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Postby phillibuster » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:29 pm

I agree with you bombers, he could quite possibly be the top offensive "catcher" next season. He also could quite possibly, depending on where he goes, maintain his elegibility at C for the next couple seasons. Also dependant on league rules.

BronXBombers51 wrote:I like Piazza alot this year. He likely won't be catching so that's ALOT less strain on his body. He can focus on hitting and if he stays healthy, I can see 25-30 homeruns along with 80-100 RBIs and a decent average depending on what team he goes to.

I'm eyeing him as a late sleeper.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:34 pm

I agree with Pogo, Barrett is way too low. Also agree with the two posts above although it seems like everyone has this opinion so I am not sure how much of a sleeper he'll be since you'll probably have to pay for it. The way I see the catcher rankings this year is that unless VMart falls I will target no one and just grab whatever crap is leftover. I'm certainly not drafting Mauer as if he's the #2 catcher. He might be but I'm not going to pay for it.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:46 pm

Amazinz wrote:I agree with Pogo, Barrett is way too low. Also agree with the two posts above although it seems like everyone has this opinion so I am not sure how much of a sleeper he'll be since you'll probably have to pay for it. The way I see the catcher rankings this year is that unless VMart falls I will target no one and just grab whatever crap is leftover. I'm certainly not drafting Mauer as if he's the #2 catcher. He might be but I'm not going to pay for it.


Agreed. Looking at this list really demonstrates how ugly C is at the moment... :-P
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Postby Dr. StrangeGlove » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:09 pm

Good list but I would switch R. Hernandez with Posada and maybe add Jojima to the back end of the list.
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Postby giants! » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:19 pm

i completely forgot about jojima hed be in the 17-18 range
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Postby stevethumb » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:47 pm

mbarrett has a good chance for a 20 HR .290 season...move him up
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Postby WittyC » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:04 pm

Joe Mauer is terribly overrated by everyone... he has done nothing at the MLB level that warrants being second catcher overall.

I agree w/ pretty much everything else, but I'd move Kendall up quite a bit (ahead of McCann, who also might be too high). No homers, but still a career .300 hitter who plays more often than most catchers. 601 AB compared w/ V-Mart's 547 (second most) and Ivan's 504 (third most).

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