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Postby LBJackal » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:00 pm

Just wait until everybody has a catcher and grab Molina (Ben; not Jose or Izzy :-D ). He won't hurt you with his average, and anybody with a decent average in Anaheim's lineup can't be half bad.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:28 pm

LBJackal wrote:Just wait until everybody has a catcher and grab Molina (Ben; not Jose or Izzy :-D ). He won't hurt you with his average, and anybody with a decent average in Anaheim's lineup can't be half bad.
This is brillant advice. I don't know why I didn't think of it? :-D
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Postby NZF » Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:22 pm

LBJackal wrote:Just wait until everybody has a catcher and grab Molina (Ben; not Jose or Izzy :-D ). He won't hurt you with his average, and anybody with a decent average in Anaheim's lineup can't be half bad.


I agree that the Anaheim lineup is looking very strong this season and Molina showed plenty of pop last year. The only thing I would add is as Anaheim have a good back up catcher Bengie only plays 120 games which gives him barely 400 at bats down in the 8 hole.

All the other guys on that list Lieberthal, Piezenski, Phillips Hernandez get closer to 500 AB's and Kendall nearer 600.
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Postby mikcou » Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:55 pm

kentx12 wrote:Many good catchers left.

Varitek
Kendall
Lieberthal
Hernandez
Pierzynski
Phillips
Lecroy

these ar the way I would rank the ones who weren't on your list.


Move lieberthal above Kendall and I agree with you
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Postby pmoston » Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:38 am

Here is my top 15 or so

Piazza
Rodriguez
Posada
Lopez
Kendall
Hernandez
Pierzynski
Lieberthal
Varitek
LoDuca
Hall
Wilson
LeCroy
Phillips
Molina
Martinez
Mauer
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Postby stabone76 » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:29 am

Steve Kemp wrote:I got 5 keepers and I selected

Vlad
Bret Boone
Tejada
Thome
Gagne


Since you had 6 good keepers, you should have packaged two of them last year for one improved position, say BOONE and Thome for SOriano. Since you just lost posada for nothing, that would have been a better option
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Postby stabone76 » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:30 am

Guinness13 wrote:I think R. Hernandez will have a solid year in that Padre lineup. You may want to look at him in the later rounds ;-D


Kendall?
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Postby grammysboy » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:38 am

mikcou wrote:
kentx12 wrote:Many good catchers left.

Varitek
Kendall
Lieberthal
Hernandez
Pierzynski
Phillips
Lecroy

these ar the way I would rank the ones who weren't on your list.


Move lieberthal above Kendall and I agree with you


That was my thinking too. ;-D
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Postby grammysboy » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:49 am

New Zealand Fan wrote:
LBJackal wrote:Just wait until everybody has a catcher and grab Molina (Ben; not Jose or Izzy :-D ). He won't hurt you with his average, and anybody with a decent average in Anaheim's lineup can't be half bad.


I agree that the Anaheim lineup is looking very strong this season and Molina showed plenty of pop last year. The only thing I would add is as Anaheim have a good back up catcher Bengie only plays 120 games which gives him barely 400 at bats down in the 8 hole.

All the other guys on that list Lieberthal, Piezenski, Phillips Hernandez get closer to 500 AB's and Kendall nearer 600.


IMHO, catchers generally get a day a week off, meaning they will play only around 140 games a season anyway. Which, coupled with the fact that they usually bat lower in the lineup also means their number of AB's will be lower than the average position player. If you've missed out on one of the top four when your pick comes up, pick one of the next eight out of a hat and you've done about as well as you can, or follow LBJackal's advice - wait until the end and grab Molina or any of several others who will be available. (Robby Hammock or Shawn Wooten both have multi-position eligibility in most leagues)
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