by Tom Emanski AllStars » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:46 pm
Who would you rather have from this point forward in a 10 team, mixed league, non-keeper
Benji Molina (TEX) - veteran player who has shown some regression, making a move to a better lineup and park
Buster Posey (SFG) - highly touted prospect that we all know about, now with Molina gone will see everyday play. Though currently mired in a "slump", we all know he's capable of hitting (maybe not for power but I just need solid production at the C spot)
The one thing I want to avoid to a C that will bring me down, ala I'm looking to avoid the high-risk / high-reward guy.
10 team - H2H- 6x6 - nonkeeper - daily changes - max adds per week = 3 (R,HR,RBI,AVG,OBP,SB --- W,QS, SV,K,ERA,WHIP)
Molina now playing in the Rangers lineup and park is better IMO. He has always been a good catcher and if he was still with SF I would tell you to take Posey, but Posey is that high risk/high reward kind of player you said your trying to avoid. Molina is just a solid contributor every year and is going to produce well in TEX. His upside isn't as much as Posey's but his downside isn't as bad as Posey's could be.
I'd have to say Posey--of the two, he's less likely to hurt your average and while i think molina will benefit from the move to texas, his weak first half (and possible injury now, although it was worth it to watch him waddle for 3 bases) makes me think hes more risky than posey. posey's r/hr/rbi totals are all stronger than bengie's in 100 fewer ABs as well. i'd say the move to texas puts bengie at around the same value as maybe kurt suzuki or soto, borderline top 10 if he rebounds, whereas posey's pushing top 5 and even with some regression is a level above.
Posey hands down. He has 1B eligibilty and will play on a more regular basis. He is younger and has shown signs of Pop. An MLB rule is that you can not teach patience at the plate, which Posey has...while Power develops...which it seems to be doing.