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Re: Price or Wieters?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:45 pm

As great as Wieters will likely be, Price has the potential to be even greater. And drafting prospects is more about drafting potential than anything else. Draft any prospect is unpredictable.
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Re: Price or Wieters?

Postby Amatter32 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:Hitters are more predictable than pitchers, but catchers are in another category, they're just as unpredictable as pitchers.


How so? Catchers are hitters too. Last year I drafted Price number 1 over Wieters, but I'd probably go with Wieters in a different situation. He will be a top Catcher which is a weak position, whereas pitcher is deeper.
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Re: Price or Wieters?

Postby thomasps3 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:25 am

What some guys here are overlooking is the format. AL-only rosters typically have 14 hitters and 9 pitchers with 2 C slots. Now the way that affects value is that after the Top 4 American league Cs, the players become interchangable and typically are only $1(auction) or last picks in your draft(snake draft). Pitchers are much more plentiful, and when I think about a first ML season, I think of two guys:

Josh Beckett First year in AL: 5.01 era/1.295 whip
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Dice-K First year: 4.40/1.34 whip

These two guys already had extensive success in the NL for Beckett, and obviously Japan for Dice-K, and the comparison between Kazmir and Price is a premature one at best, and a suicidal one at worst.

I'll stick with my Wieters pick anyday.
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Re: Price or Wieters?

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:54 pm

Amatter32 wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:Hitters are more predictable than pitchers, but catchers are in another category, they're just as unpredictable as pitchers.


How so? Catchers are hitters too. Last year I drafted Price number 1 over Wieters, but I'd probably go with Wieters in a different situation. He will be a top Catcher which is a weak position, whereas pitcher is deeper.


The everyday wear and tear from catching makes them much more susceptible to injury than other hitters.
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Re: Price or Wieters?

Postby Amatter32 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:29 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
Amatter32 wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:Hitters are more predictable than pitchers, but catchers are in another category, they're just as unpredictable as pitchers.


How so? Catchers are hitters too. Last year I drafted Price number 1 over Wieters, but I'd probably go with Wieters in a different situation. He will be a top Catcher which is a weak position, whereas pitcher is deeper.


The everyday wear and tear from catching makes them much more susceptible to injury than other hitters.


That may be true to some extent, but it shouldn't raise a red flag. And they aren't as susepctible to injury as pitchers.
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Re: Price or Wieters?

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:49 pm

True but catchers can't be lumped into the same category as every other hitter, they're in their own category. They may not be as risky as pitchers but they're not as safe as every other hitter.
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