Dan Lambskin wrote:the problem with selling him high is that even "back down to earth Mauer" is still a top 3-4 catcher...in a 10 or 12 team 1 catcher league, you can probably find an adequate replacement, but in deeper or 2 catcher leagues, aint a whole lot on the wire, so i better be getting an enormous return to trade him, and i'll doubt you find too many owners willing to pay that, but if you can, more power to you
Back down to earth Mauer is still the #1 catcher, with McCann's lackluster run totals and Martin's mysterious disappearing power. I do believe at least some of this power is real. His contact rate is down and his K rate is up which means he's adjusted his swing to give him more power, and he's always been built like a slugger (6'5 230 pounds). What's scary is that he has yet to mature completely as a hitter; if he can pull out both weapons on any pitch and at any time, he can potentially be a .325 AVG, .420 OBP, 27-32 HR guy. Much more likely, though, is him settling in at 20-24 HR from here on out.
If you can hook another owner on the 1st round upside then go for it. Just because a player is a sell high doesn't mean that his dominance isn't real, just that his current value is higher than his probable value from here on out. We see someone apply a "sell high" tag and often assume they're trying to say that the player actually sucks.