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Postby hopsjr2 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:21 pm

12 team, 5 x 5 mixed league (C,1b,2b,ss,3b,4 OF,MI,CI,U).

Where should Mauer go? i.e. late second, mid third, etc.

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Re: Mauer in a One Catcher League - WHIR

Postby BigLebowski » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:24 pm

In one catcher league's I wouldn't touch a catcher until the last few rounds. Unless they slip a couple of rounds the top guys go way to early for me. I'd say he'll probably go in round 3 but every league has "that guy" who takes him in the 2nd. So it may come down to you knowing your league-mates.
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Postby emenewe5 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:31 pm

Hard to say. I'm a "tier drafter". I want value. If I get Mauer, I've got tier value over most the field. If he goes early then I prolly wait a while on C's. But, I'm always tempted to take elite players at thin positions.

My guess, early 2nd-round is where he'll go.
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Postby BigLebowski » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:33 pm

Mauers' Median Draft Position is 24 on "rookies" spreadsheet.
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Postby bobnerns » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:02 pm

I agree with whoever said there's always the potential for "that guy" who really wants to have the best catcher since the spot is so weak. Typically, I'd expect him to go mid-3rd round but wouldn't be surprised if he went as high as mid-2nd.

As for me, I am not touching him (or any top 5 catcher for that matter) unless they fall really low (like 5th round for Mauer). Because you only start one catcher, there won't be more than 10 drafted. You can definitely wait for potential talent. Matt Weiters has huge upside and is being drafted in the 18th round, just as an example.
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Re: Mauer in a One Catcher League - WHIR

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:19 pm

I've seen Mauer go in the 3rd round in a couple of mocks and in a league draft I'm currently in, he went mid-4th. That sounds about right. If you've taken a couple of power hitters in the first few rounds, Mauer complements well with a superior average and a better R/RBI count than other catchers.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:23 pm

Mauer would have to fall to late 4th for me to grab him in a one catcher league. He will probably go mid 3rd, so chances of me getting him are slim.
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