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Postby mbuser » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:21 pm

i think posada is your safest #1 choice because he's so consistent. that being said, javy and pudge are a bit overrated this year, typically going 1 and 2 for catchers - snatching up piazza after them is gonna be a steal. hopefully phillips does the catching and piazza plays 1B most of the year for NYM.
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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:22 pm

Javy is the top catcher, the guy is a different hitter now.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:24 pm

posada is not consistent. Look at May-July in his splits.
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Postby mbuser » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:26 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:posada is not consistent. Look at May-July in his splits.

i was speaking in terms of overall production
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:39 pm

mbuser wrote:
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:posada is not consistent. Look at May-July in his splits.

i was speaking in terms of overall production


How can you look at overall production when talking about consistency? Maybe consistent from yr to yr, but thats pretty deceiving. You can look at Jacque Jones numbers and say they are pretty consistent yr to yr, but the guy is the definition of a streak hitter. Garret Anderson is a consistent fantasy producer - an ideal h2h OF. Posada on the other hand, goes missing for a month or two every season - that is not consistent, and its misleading to label him that.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:50 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:I know that I'm going against majority opinion here, but I'm not sure that Piazza is the #1 catcher on the Mets anymore (for fantasy purposes, natch). I just think he's too old and becoming too much of an injury risk. Sure, he's still got the ability but I'm not sold that he can stay healthy.


That's exactly what I was thinking - LOL.

I don't even look at catchers until the mid rounds of my drafts and usually don't pick one until the end unless Varitek or Phillips falls into my lap.
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Postby dolphin330 » Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:00 pm

I'm in a 12 team National League with 3 keepers each. Our first free agent pick will be what is normally the fourth round. ALL catchers are available. If Piazza is still available on my 10th place pick, should I pick him?
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Postby bronxxbomber » Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:50 pm

A HEALTHY piazza puts up the best numbers at catcher easily. Posada is good too, but that avg kills is iffy. I still take piazza first.
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Postby mbuser » Mon Feb 23, 2004 7:16 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
mbuser wrote:
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:posada is not consistent. Look at May-July in his splits.

i was speaking in terms of overall production


How can you look at overall production when talking about consistency? Maybe consistent from yr to yr, but thats pretty deceiving. You can look at Jacque Jones numbers and say they are pretty consistent yr to yr, but the guy is the definition of a streak hitter. Garret Anderson is a consistent fantasy producer - an ideal h2h OF. Posada on the other hand, goes missing for a month or two every season - that is not consistent, and its misleading to label him that.


i understand the point that the both of you are trying to make. despite his may-july splits, the inconsistent posada still consistently puts up among the best #s among catchers year in and year out.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:14 pm

Is Piazza still the top catcher?


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