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Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby bigoz89 » Thu May 28, 2009 10:30 am

Who is it? Is there anyone else out there worth picking up as a catching prospect or is there no one really out there currently?
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby daullaz » Thu May 28, 2009 10:38 am

Buster Posey of the Giants.
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby bigoz89 » Thu May 28, 2009 10:54 am

Is he worth drafting over players like Smoak, Beckham, Alvarez, Gamel in a Dynasty league?
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby daullaz » Thu May 28, 2009 11:07 am

bigoz89 wrote:Is he worth drafting over players like Smoak, Beckham, Alvarez, Gamel in a Dynasty league?


In my dynasty league, I did just that, trading picks 17 and 18 as well as Alvarez to move up to 1 (also getting pick 28 and Schafer) to select Posey. Smoak is a better hitter, but Posey's catcher eligibility gives him the win in my eyes.
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Thu May 28, 2009 12:39 pm

I'm also a fan of Santana and M. Ramirez. I know Ramirez had a rough start to the season, but Im blaming that on missing ST and sitting on the bench during the WBC.
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby daullaz » Thu May 28, 2009 5:51 pm

Bobbleheadrusty wrote:I'm also a fan of Santana and M. Ramirez. I know Ramirez had a rough start to the season, but Im blaming that on missing ST and sitting on the bench during the WBC.


Big fan of Santana too, if he can stick behind the plate.
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Fri May 29, 2009 12:04 am

daullaz wrote:
Bobbleheadrusty wrote:I'm also a fan of Santana and M. Ramirez. I know Ramirez had a rough start to the season, but Im blaming that on missing ST and sitting on the bench during the WBC.


Big fan of Santana too, if he can stick behind the plate.


Obviously thats a big if, but I think he at least makes it up as a Catcher, and any change would be later in the career. I know I am in the process of talking his owner into cutting him and keeping an overrated (imho) Skipworth.
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby Havok1517 » Fri May 29, 2009 2:15 am

Top catching prospects in the minors/draftees...

Bryan Anderson (Stl - C)
Jesus Montero (NYY - C)
Buster Posey (SF - C)
Carlos Santana (Cle - C)
Jeff Clement (Sea - C)
Kyle Skipworth (Fla - C)
Jason Castro (Hou - C)
J.P. Arencibia (Tor - C)
Devin Mesaroco (Cin - C)
Hank Conger (LAA - C)
Mitch Canham (SD - C)
Tony Sanchez (Boston College - C)
Josh Phegley (Indiana - C)

Under used MLB catchers...
Miguel Montero (Ari- C)
Jeff Mathis (LAA - C)
George Kottaras (Bos - C)
Taylor Teagarden (Tex - C)
Lou Marson (Phi - C)
Angel Salome (Mil - C)
J.R. Towles (Hou - C)

The catching depth looks very strong for the next 5 - 7 years.
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby hybrid » Fri May 29, 2009 5:07 am

If the Yanks keep him at Catcher, I'll go with Jesus Montero for fantasy purposes. His power and advanced hitting at his age is impressive, and I don't have to take anything away defensively from him since it doesn't matter.
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Re: Best catching prospect NOT named Wieters?

Postby warner892001 » Fri May 29, 2009 4:20 pm

Havok1517 wrote:Top catching prospects in the minors/draftees...

Bryan Anderson (Stl - C)
Jesus Montero (NYY - C)
Buster Posey (SF - C)
Carlos Santana (Cle - C)
Jeff Clement (Sea - C)
Kyle Skipworth (Fla - C)
Jason Castro (Hou - C)
J.P. Arencibia (Tor - C)
Devin Mesaroco (Cin - C)
Hank Conger (LAA - C)
Mitch Canham (SD - C)
Tony Sanchez (Boston College - C)
Josh Phegley (Indiana - C)

Under used MLB catchers...
Miguel Montero (Ari- C)
Jeff Mathis (LAA - C)
George Kottaras (Bos - C)
Taylor Teagarden (Tex - C)
Lou Marson (Phi - C)
Angel Salome (Mil - C)
J.R. Towles (Hou - C)

The catching depth looks very strong for the next 5 - 7 years.



out of that list of catchers at the top (the rookies) who would ur top 5 be?
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