StlSluggers wrote:I like the guy, and I think he should be a reliable starter at catcher if he can get the PT, but there's not enough proof yet that he'll get it.
At least, not enough to dropping the likes of Weiters or Doumit.
So then more dropable catchers would then be along the lines of Pierzynski, Soto, Ruiz, Pudge, Bengie, Ramon Hernandez and/or Kendall?
I'm also trying to guage his 'can drop for' point. I was scouting Jaso, Hannigan and Max Ramirez early this year and people thought I was crazy, but 2 of the 3 have been decdent adds as of late. Jaso obviously is the stand out, and Hannigan up until the DL stint and before that filling in for Ramon wasn't a half bad add either. Ramirez has a been a bust, but I'm also in the Santana boat. Carrying Santana on my bench and starting AJ, but Pierzynski has been all over the board thus far and at this point his 2HR and 14RBI do nothing for me, while I wasn't expecting high power numbers the .219 average is the most discouraging of these numbers.
Honestly in anything bigger then a 14 teamer (the one I have AJ in is an 18 teamer) I think Jaso, even with his off days, would be a much more productive option then the likes of AJ, Ruiz, Pudge or even guys like Soto (who is being robbed of PT by Koyie Hill now), Martin (who over the last 21 days has a .214 ave, 1 HR, 8RBI) or Chris Snyder (who has fallen off since filling in, last 21 days carrying a .167 ave).