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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby Old_Style » Tue May 05, 2009 11:08 pm

rjwock07 wrote:All you need at catcher is consistency and consistency at the catcher position is B-E-N-J-I M-O-L-I-N-A. Don't even get me started on the other Molina having breakout year.


Bengie Molina > Benji Molina
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Wed May 06, 2009 1:26 am

rjwock07 wrote:All you need at catcher is consistency and consistency at the catcher position is B-E-N-J-I M-O-L-I-N-A. Don't even get me started on the other Molina having breakout year.


Yeah, Jose looked pretty good tonight. ;-D

Yadier's been pretty good too actually, come to think of it
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby Carnac » Wed May 06, 2009 7:58 am

Any catcher that can get you 15-20 HR, 80-90 RBI and a .280 AVG. and can be had after the 12th round is golden. McCann, Martin, Mauer and Martinez will get you more runs but what round do you have to draft them in? You can draft a player with better stats instead of getting one of them, then pick Molina up in the 13-14th round and get similar production.

I love the guys that draft the top tier catchers early.
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby Ender » Wed May 06, 2009 8:17 am

Molina went right around where he should have. You had the big 4 that obviously were going to go over him and then the 'big upside' 4 that generally went ahead of him and then Posada and Molina and then Weiters As others have mentioned you can't ignore the R total which is so low it offsets a lot of his RBI. He is a solid option but not some huge bargain.
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby Carnac » Wed May 06, 2009 11:03 am

I personally have never drafted Bengie. But, you could do far worse at catcher in a standard 5x5 league.

Last year stats for Bengie...

16 HR tied for 6th among all catchers.
95 RBI 1st place among all catchers.
.292 BA 2nd place among all catchers with at least 500 AB
46 Runs his weak spot, but only 7 catchers scored more than 8 runs above what Bengie scored.

Catchers typically don't score many runs, with few exceptions. So I don't think it detracts from his value as much as most people think.

Like I said, I have never drafted Bengie. Just felt a need to stick up for him. He is a former Angel and as an Angel fan am happy to see him doing well. I own the guy hitting in front of him.
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby knapplc » Wed May 06, 2009 1:29 pm

I missed out on Soto and had to settle for BenMo. At this point in the season I'm liking this quite a bit. ;-D
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu May 07, 2009 3:36 pm

HR number 6! love that man.
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu May 07, 2009 3:58 pm

and he follows it up with a 2 run opposite field jack the next inning. <3
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby RyeWhiskey » Thu May 07, 2009 4:36 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:and he follows it up with a 2 run opposite field jack the next inning. <3


Yep - thank you Bengie for giving Cain the run support he so rightly deserves!

Oh.. and go Giants.
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Re: Where is the love for Bengie Molina?!

Postby greenandgold » Thu May 07, 2009 5:17 pm

It's kind of crazy how they guy won't take a walk though, his OBP kind of hurts.
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