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Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby Mills13 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:17 am

I'm slowly making my way through fantasy baseball research. I have noticed that there are a lot of positive comments regarding Towles this season. I'm wondering how high should I have him on my list for catchers? I'm in a 10 team 5x5 H2H league. Should I even consider him?
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby walkoffblast » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:40 am

I have him 8th so to me he deserves consideration. He has a much higher upside than the type of catcher you would likely have to take towards the end of the draft even in a one catcher 10 team league. Best thing about him in a league like yours is that if he flames out you can easily still find the same caliber of catcher you passed up drafting on waivers.
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby Ender » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:41 am

I personally like him more than Geovany "I had one good year in the minors and it was my 3rd time in AAA" Soto. Towles throws in a few SB which is always a nice way to mitigate risks elsewhere.
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:48 am

I am not high on taking catchers early so I wait and will take value. It turned out that i took Towles with my last pick in a 10 team keeper draft. I fine with him being my starter
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:53 am

deerayfan072 wrote:I am not high on taking catchers early so I wait and will take value. It turned out that i took Towles with my last pick in a 10 team keeper draft. I fine with him being my starter


I'm very curious where Towles and Soto are going to be drafted in keeper/dynasty leagues that have separate MiLB drafts. Are people going to be so anxious to fill their C slot that they take these guys in the 1st/2nd rounds?
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:56 am

rookies and cream wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:I am not high on taking catchers early so I wait and will take value. It turned out that i took Towles with my last pick in a 10 team keeper draft. I fine with him being my starter


I'm very curious where Towles and Soto are going to be drafted in keeper/dynasty leagues that have separate MiLB drafts. Are people going to be so anxious to fill their C slot that they take these guys in the 1st/2nd rounds?


depends on where you are drafting in the MiLB draft IMO. For me in LFODN I don't plan on getting one of them so I will be drafting a catcher sometime
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:04 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
rookies and cream wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:I am not high on taking catchers early so I wait and will take value. It turned out that i took Towles with my last pick in a 10 team keeper draft. I fine with him being my starter


I'm very curious where Towles and Soto are going to be drafted in keeper/dynasty leagues that have separate MiLB drafts. Are people going to be so anxious to fill their C slot that they take these guys in the 1st/2nd rounds?


depends on where you are drafting in the MiLB draft IMO. For me in LFODN I don't plan on getting one of them so I will be drafting a catcher sometime


Are you not planning to get them out of personal preference or you just don't think they'll be there for you in the late 2nd?
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:11 am

rookies and cream wrote:
Are you not planning to get them out of personal preference or you just don't think they'll be there for you in the late 2nd?


I don't see them making it to pick 2.12 in a dynasty
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:21 am

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rookies and cream wrote:
Are you not planning to get them out of personal preference or you just don't think they'll be there for you in the late 2nd?


I don't see them making it to pick 2.12 in a dynasty


I guess this was my question... I think these guys may go a little earlier than they should given that they can be used right away. I don't think many have Soto or Towles in their top 25 prospect lists.
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Re: Where does JR Towles belong on a rankings list for catchers?

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:22 am

rookies and cream wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
rookies and cream wrote:
Are you not planning to get them out of personal preference or you just don't think they'll be there for you in the late 2nd?


I don't see them making it to pick 2.12 in a dynasty


I guess this was my question... I think these guys may go a little earlier than they should given that they can be used right away. I don't think many have Soto or Towles in their top 25 prospect lists.


No they are not in my top 25 of specs total, but have value because they will play this year
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