ShadyChrs wrote:Salty has given up 4 SBs today. I know he is an excellent defensive catcher, but it's still helps efforts to get him out of McCann's shadow
i can't tell what you're trying to say here...
how can Salty be, "an excellent defensive catcher" and also give up 4 SBs today? Do you mean he's a good receiver, just has a bad arm, or are they stealing on the pitcher today, or what? And how will this game get him out of McCann's shadow? Do you mean out of McCann' shadow and out from behind the plate since everyone and their mom is stealing on him, or what? I'm confused by the post, and in general, i'd like to know about his abilities defensively...
I meant that while he is rated as a very good defensive catcher(better then McCann), any time you give up 5 SB's it hurts your chances of getting starts there. I meant out of his shadow as in stalking his footsteps, which I realize know was a botched, mixed metaphor.
Today, Saltalamacchia had an off day. Normally, he throws bullets to second base, but today he had 3 straight balls the tailed on him and hit the runner. He even threw a bad ball on a pitchout.
If you are asking whether or not he or McCann is the better defensive catcher, I would have to say Saltalamacchia is. McCann is having an awful time blocking balls. Yesterday, McCann let a ball skip away from him on a third strike, and he couldn't throw out the runner. What happened? A two-run single the next AB.
For all of you frustrated McCann owners, you can predict when he is going ot have an off day. Day after night games and the double header you should have known about. He is getting better though, and is hitting the ball hard.
Hmm, between McCann getting cortizone shots and the little Salty at 1B experiment, he's getting enough ABs to be worth looking at. Plus he's getting showcased a little bit in case the Braves will finally listen to trade offers on him.
Who's with me?
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duckbillgates wrote:Hmm, between McCann getting cortizone shots and the little Salty at 1B experiment, he's getting enough ABs to be worth looking at. Plus he's getting showcased a little bit in case the Braves will finally listen to trade offers on him.
Who's with me?
Wondering the same thing here. I guess if he either gets traded to a team that'll start him consistently or gets the 1B job his value will go way up.
I'm starting him at C in my 14 team league (1 C spot) and 15 team league (2 C spot)...I'd rather have a guy who can hit while he's in there even if he doesn't play every day, than a guy who's going to hit .200 and crush my spirit like David Ross or Chris Iannetta.
What's the long-term outlook on this guy? I want to get excited about him but he hit .230 in AA ball last year, doesn't that concern anyone? He had 313 AB's so not exactly a small sample size. He's hitting well when he's in there now, but I wonder if that would last if he got a full-time gig.
BravesGuy wrote:he hit .230 last year b/c he was recovering form an injury
He had a pretty badly hurt wrist, and he didn't tell anyone. Check out his stats after he got off the DL and his wrist was feeling better. They're pretty good. This kid can rake, there's nothing not to like about him. Both of his batting stances/swings are so sweet.