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Postby Buttermaker » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:34 pm

will this guy be in the lineup every day?
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Re: Kelly Shoppach

Postby LostInTheBoom » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:33 pm

Tough to say...the Indians have Garko at first (whom they have soured on after last year), but they could switch Victor Martinez there full-time, opening the starting catcher spot for Shoppach and forcing Garko into an outfield platoon. Travis Hafner's production/health at DH could also open up more ABs for the aforementioned players. That's the speculation I'm hearing...I wouldn't draft Shoppach as my number one catcher but he's worth taking a late round flyer on (I drafted V-Mart in the middle of my draft and grabbed Shoppach with a late round pick as insurance). A lot of ifs in terms of his playing time but his power is legitimate and he could be a productive player if he gets enough at bats.

Personally, I think you're better off drafting Martinez because he is sure to slip well below his value in the draft and is guaranteed consistent playing time.
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Re: Kelly Shoppach

Postby flooredyas » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:56 pm

I drafted them both last night.
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Re: Kelly Shoppach

Postby Buttermaker » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:20 pm

i actually drafted matt wieters and then picked up shoppach in the late rounds to fill in for him while hes in the minors, im in a very deep h2h league and there are not many catchers left (kurt suzuki is the highest ranked catcher available), i guess ill have to ride with soppach at catcher and hope his lack of playing time doesnt affect my numbers that much... :-S
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Re: Kelly Shoppach

Postby colt4523 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:03 pm

Buttermaker wrote:i actually drafted matt wieters and then picked up shoppach in the late rounds to fill in for him while hes in the minors, im in a very deep h2h league and there are not many catchers left (kurt suzuki is the highest ranked catcher available), i guess ill have to ride with soppach at catcher and hope his lack of playing time doesnt affect my numbers that much... :-S


That is exactly what I did. Unfortunately, it looks like he is going to platoon too much (according to rotoworld). I think I am going to pick up Hernandez and wait 8 weeks.
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