stumpak wrote:I agee that Molina should be quite a bit higher.
I would not touch Varitek with a ten foot pole.
But most importantly, Barrett should be significantly higher. On a per AB basis, who did better than him last year other than Mauer? (or Ross, whose performance I believe was largely an aberration) And before anyone says it, there is no injury trend with Barrett - he missed time due to punching out AJP and getting tagged in the nuts with a foul tip, which could happen to any C. He should definitely be top 5.
I had Varitek this year, so ya he does scare me as well.
I think Barrett is what he is and that is exactly what he's done the last 3 years. I don't see him at this point in his career putting up much better numbers than what he's done the last 3 years. He seems to be limited with the number of AB's they give him as well which is about 50 less than the other top guys.
Molina always shares ABs with someone more than you would think, he has only seen 450+ ABs once in his career and I figure he will probably share a little time with Zaun again this coming year. He actually almost hurts you in the run category as well (around 40). But like most of us has said, anyone in the 10-25 range could put up similar numbers so if you wanted to move him up a couple spots i wouldn't get mad at ya nor would I really object.