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MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby rickyjay73 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:58 am

I am in a 5X5 keeper league and am curious how they compare to one another from a Fantasy perspective?!? Are there any other MiLB catchers that compare?!? Maybe Lawrie?!? Any others?!?
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby King Tim » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:15 am

Weiters is in a class all by himself imo. Lawrie will probably wind up at 3B.
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby rickyjay73 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:06 pm

Is Weiters more like a power hitting Joe Mauer and Posey more of a Russell Martin?!?
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby Amatter32 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:07 am

No one comes close to Weiters. He is the best catcher prospect in a very long time.
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby hybrid » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:14 pm

rickyjay73 wrote:Is Weiters more like a power hitting Joe Mauer and Posey more of a Russell Martin?!?


8-o :-? You do realize Martin has hit for slightly more power than Mauer right?

Best comp for Wieters would likely be a Victor Martinez / Posada type hitter. I'm not that big a fan of Posey, I guess if he reached his potential he "might" be close to Martin. I just don't think his power will translate well to the majors/wood bats, and if it doesn't he is mainly a good avg guy w/ nice speed.
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby MaudDib » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:29 pm

Weiters is in a league by himself.

One guy to keep an eye on is Jesus Montero. He is still very young and in single A but he has shown some nice numbers. BA over .315, 13 HR, 69 RBI's and 67 runs. His K/BB ratio, 69/31, isn't great but it isn't scary either. But at age 19 he still has 3 yrs in minors before he gets a call-up.
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:13 am

hybrid wrote:Best comp for Wieters would likely be a Victor Martinez / Posada type hitter. I'm not that big a fan of Posey, I guess if he reached his potential he "might" be close to Martin. I just don't think his power will translate well to the majors/wood bats, and if it doesn't he is mainly a good avg guy w/ nice speed.


i thought i remembered him showing good power with wood bats in the cape cod league?
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby rickyjay73 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:47 pm

I do realize that Martin has hit for more power than Mauer. What I was meaning was by that comment was...

Do you think Weiters will be like a "Mauer type of hitter" but with HR power?!?
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Re: MiLB Catchers?!? How does Posey compare to Weiters?!?

Postby hybrid » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:58 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:i thought i remembered him showing good power with wood bats in the cape cod league?


I don't really consider his stats that great, especially power wise - .281 AVG, 3 HR, 19 RBI, .736 OPS.

rickyay73 wrote:I do realize that Martin has hit for more power than Mauer. What I was meaning was by that comment was...

Do you think Weiters will be like a "Mauer type of hitter" but with HR power?!?


Ah I see, so your asking if he will the best catcher in history? :-b

Mauer's hitting/plate discipline to me is in another league. Weiters is doing great but Mauer hit roughly combined .340 at High A/AA at the age of 20. I'd stick to my comps like V-Mart with much better defense.
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