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Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby BigTex24 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:34 pm

Anyone else agree? The guy is pretty clutch. He seems like an excellent pick for what his ADP was.
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby gatorgreenwell » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:37 pm

You got it. Very underrated. He hits for solid average and brings in good hr and rbi totals. I think some people might have been scared away from him this year by the lack of quality of the lineup around him, but how many catchers in the league are hitting in the cleanup spot. He's cleaning up for me.
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby duckbillgates » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:40 pm

I concur. While everyone was nabbing the trendy rookie catchers (Soso, Towles and Saltalamacchia) I knew I would be able to get Molina late and that he would probably outperform all of them.

Giants offense is awful, but he's hitting cleanup and could be good for 80-85 RBI, great production from catcher. Nice pop, and he is gold if your league counts batter strikeouts against you.

He's got the kind of quiet, don't-worry-about-it production you want from your late-round catcher.
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby BigTex24 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:48 pm

duckbillgates wrote:I concur. While everyone was nabbing the trendy rookie catchers (Soso, Towles and Saltalamacchia) I knew I would be able to get Molina late and that he would probably outperform all of them.

Giants offense is awful, but he's hitting cleanup and could be good for 80-85 RBI, great production from catcher. Nice pop, and he is gold if your league counts batter strikeouts against you.

He's got the kind of quiet, don't-worry-about-it production you want from your late-round catcher.


Harang just intent walked Molina with a guy on 2nd with 2 outs..

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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby Ender » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:02 am

Not really, he was in the top 10 C drafted in the leagues I'm in. Dont' think he went too early or too late, he isn't a top tier guy by any means.
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:31 am

I loved picking him up in the last round of my 12 team league. Best production a last round pick can buy.
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby NYMetsIn2k4 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:34 am

Ender wrote:Not really, he was in the top 10 C drafted in the leagues I'm in. Dont' think he went too early or too late, he isn't a top tier guy by any means.


well considering the top tier is only vmart n rmart, obviously hes not top tier. with the second tier being jorge, mccann, and mauer, he doesnt quite fit there either. so after that, i think its all a crapshoot, with a few veterans and a few 'sexy' rooks. and considering, most ppl took the sexy rooks before the vets, i think molina is extremely underrated considering he went in the 20th+ round. the fact that ppl were willing to gamble on the sexy rookie just proves how underrated he was, why the hell wouldnt u take the catcher hitting cleanup unless u clearly underrated his abilities????
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby Madison » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:14 am

Got him in a 15 team league where we start 2 catchers in the 16th round. Couldn't have been happier at the time and couldn't be happier now either. :-D

So yes, it was very nice to see him be so underrated during drafts this year. B-)
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby smoovethug » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:32 am

Very underrated. Another effect of OMG he's old and his team stinks! He still has fine power for his position and hits for an acceptable avg. I'll take that in the last round of my draft.
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Re: Benjie Molina - underrated

Postby Ender » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:13 am

I'd say top tier is Martin, VMart, Posada, McCann, Mauer and maybe Johjima(though I didn't like where he was going much). Those were pretty much always the first 6 C gone in every league.

After that you would generally see pretty big variation as to who went but Soto and Molina were right there in that mix.
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