Oatsdad wrote:I think the Salty bandwagon is a little crazy. I thought about dropping Doumit for him in my 2-catcher league but one look at Salty's recent numbers showed that this just didn't make sense. Will he prosper in TX? Maybe, but I think people are going a little too bonkers...
Ok, let's make it simple then.
If you don't have one of the top 6 catchers, you are getting this kind of monthly line from your catcher:
8 Rs, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs with a .265 avg
With Salty, the ceiling is much much much much much higher.
Even if he bombs, you've lost nothing, because the top talent at catcher is SOOOOOOO shallow this year. It levels off big at around number 8.
Salty at least has a chance to be good and his floor really isn't any lower than any other Joe Schmoe you might be using.
That said, I think he's top 10 right now, on potential alone. Ryan Doumit is absolutely less valuable right now. That's a laughable comparison IMO.