Matthias wrote:But in leagues that only use 1 catcher, the difference between #12 and #1 is going to be pretty thin.
More importantly, the difference between #12 and #4 is going to be almost non-existent.
options out there, no real reason to carry more than one, and no way to determine who's going to have that "up" year that will make them valuable, I can't see spending more than $1 on Catcher next season.
In my league at least, I see it sorting itself out this way:
The same people every year
somehow convince themselves to pay for a "good" catcher. Just based on reputation that will suck up Mauer/VMart/McCann. Then there's that other group of guys who project big futures for unproven guys, and are willing to pay a price somewhere in the middle of their potential and their actual worth. Those guys will be paying extra for the Posey/Santana/Montero, and maybe even Wieters again. There's even guys who will gladly pay for an aging Posada, simply because of his history and lineup.
Even with all
eight of those guys being gone, there's still probably 6+ guys left I'd be more than happy to roster... Napoli of course, Doumit, Suzuki, Soto, Molina(s), Barajas. The list goes on and on.
C is as deep as any other position out there right now, with the exception of SP.