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RMartin or JArencibia?

Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:53 pm

Who would you prefer as your catcher...currently own JP, but without consistent PT and Martin being in the Yanks lineup, who would you rather?
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Re: RMartin or JArencibia?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:16 am

Tough to say. Any league settings that might influence it? JP will almost certainly have better power numbers, better ISO and OPS, so if your league favors power hitters I'd roll with him. Martin is a better all-around hitter and will throw in a few SB as we've seen, and should be a good bet to score some runs in that lineup.
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Re: RMartin or JArencibia?

Postby fantasybaseballking » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:08 am

Martin hasn't hit above .250, nor hit more than 7 homers, in each of the past two seasons. He's hitting well this first week, but I doubt it stays that way. For what it's worth, here are some projections:

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RM: .253/.358/.361 with 10 homers
JPA: .230/.273/.432 with 25 homers

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RM: .270/80/.398 wiit 12 homers
JPA: .235/272/.462 with 21 homers

Both will kill your BAVG, whereas RM offers OK OBP. But JP's power is just so much more dominant...I feel you could find another Russell Martin on the WW at some point, but JP will eventually be picked up, and the chances of finding another catcher with 20+ homer potential will be basically non-existent.

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