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Postby Nails » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:03 pm

Which of these do you think will be the better fantasy backstop? Opinions on short term and long term would be great. Thanks.

JP Arencibia TOR
Jason Castro HOU
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Re: Catcher Prospect

Postby stevethumb » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:40 pm

JP (arencibia not ricciardi) hit 27 HRs last yr between high A and AA..he just turned 23 and is a very good defensive C who should see time in TOR in sept w/a goal of a starting job in 2010..seems like a bmolina/ramon rhernandez, type 20HRs .270-ish BA

castro only had 100 or so ABs at low A w/2 HRs and a .275 BA...he did have 22 BBs against 33 Ks..he had a cup o kona coffee in the HWB this fall..he is only 21 and obviously quite a ways away from the bigs..too far away to project

i would lean to JP since he has established a creditable line
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Re: Catcher Prospect

Postby J35J » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:39 pm

stevethumb wrote:JP (arencibia not ricciardi) hit 27 HRs last yr between high A and AA..he just turned 23 and is a very good defensive C who should see time in TOR in sept w/a goal of a starting job in 2010..seems like a bmolina/ramon rhernandez, type 20HRs .270-ish BA

castro only had 100 or so Abs at low A w/2 HRs and a .275 BA...he did have 22 BBs against 33 Ks..he had a cup o kona coffee in the HWB this ball..he is only 21 and obviously quite a ways away from the bigs..too far away to project

i would lean to JP since he has established a creditable line


I'll give that a ;-D
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Re: Catcher Prospect

Postby cardinal1975 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:45 pm

I also favor JP as he has already succeeded at AA but he does not walk much and if your league has OBP as a cat I would be surprised to ever see JP get past .310-.320 although his power should help make up for some of that. ;-D
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Re: Catcher Prospect

Postby Nails » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:43 pm

Thanks guys.
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