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Postby BJSFAN123 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:16 pm

My C position has really been killing me so far, I never have a top c, but can usually get by with a benji molina or a Napoli type..this year, I've got Posada who has just been dreadful. I was originally hoping to pick up J. Montero, but Russel Martin has been surprising good at the plate, which makes me worry that we may not be seeing young Montero anytime soon. Are there any other young catching prospects we should be keeping an eye on?
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby smoovethug » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:15 am

Wilson Ramos has been hitting the ball pretty well. Riggleman has said he'll get ABs vs LHP, but if he's going to continue playing this well he could take more and more starts away from Pudge.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby 910BronxBomber » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:55 pm

First, let me start off by saying it's looking more and more like Montero will be trade bait for a stater come July. He could see time at DH if he stays in the organization, but I fully expect Posada to start hitting as he usually does start slow (maybe not this slow), and he has a great bat when he starts swinging.

Now for your question, I really like the aforementioned Ramos. He's suppose to have a great bat, with some decent pop, so when given the reigns, he could find himself in for a solid second half. I also like Nick Hundley, but it may be a little to late to grab him. He's slumping some currently and it could be a good time to try and steal him from his owner if he has one. A.J. Pierzynski is serviceable. Rod Barajas is also serviceable, if you can stomach his average. Chris Iannetta would be one to watch, as he should start going deep sooner than later.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby kab21 » Sun May 01, 2011 1:13 am

910BronxBomber wrote:First, let me start off by saying it's looking more and more like Montero will be trade bait for a stater come July. He could see time at DH if he stays in the organization, but I fully expect Posada to start hitting as he usually does start slow (maybe not this slow), and he has a great bat when he starts swinging.

Now for your question, I really like the aforementioned Ramos. He's suppose to have a great bat, with some decent pop, so when given the reigns, he could find himself in for a solid second half. I also like Nick Hundley, but it may be a little to late to grab him. He's slumping some currently and it could be a good time to try and steal him from his owner if he has one. A.J. Pierzynski is serviceable. Rod Barajas is also serviceable, if you can stomach his average. Chris Iannetta would be one to watch, as he should start going deep sooner than later.


Posada is so much better than these other options that it isn't even funny. Hundley, AJ and Barajas are terrible. Ramos has some HR pop but his lack of plate discipline (esp with breaking balls) is going to be exploited and lead to that avg crashing down. And Ianetta is eternally interesting but he comes with the same avg issues that Posada currently has. If it were me I would easily keep Posada over these UNINTERESTING options.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby 910BronxBomber » Sun May 01, 2011 11:25 pm

kab21 wrote:
910BronxBomber wrote:First, let me start off by saying it's looking more and more like Montero will be trade bait for a stater come July. He could see time at DH if he stays in the organization, but I fully expect Posada to start hitting as he usually does start slow (maybe not this slow), and he has a great bat when he starts swinging.

Now for your question, I really like the aforementioned Ramos. He's suppose to have a great bat, with some decent pop, so when given the reigns, he could find himself in for a solid second half. I also like Nick Hundley, but it may be a little to late to grab him. He's slumping some currently and it could be a good time to try and steal him from his owner if he has one. A.J. Pierzynski is serviceable. Rod Barajas is also serviceable, if you can stomach his average. Chris Iannetta would be one to watch, as he should start going deep sooner than later.


Posada is so much better than these other options that it isn't even funny. Hundley, AJ and Barajas are terrible. Ramos has some HR pop but his lack of plate discipline (esp with breaking balls) is going to be exploited and lead to that avg crashing down. And Ianetta is eternally interesting but he comes with the same avg issues that Posada currently has. If it were me I would easily keep Posada over these UNINTERESTING options.


Which is why I started off by saying that posada has a great bat when he starts swinging, and he that he normally starts slow, hinting to ride him out a little longer. I agree with you though.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun May 01, 2011 11:34 pm

BJSFAN123 wrote: Are there any other young catching prospects we should be keeping an eye on?


Devin Mesoraco (Reds) - bat looks MLB-ready. Raking in AAA. Not a lot of room at the MLB level, but should be up sometime this year. Doesn't have a lot to prove in AAA.

Tony Sanchez (Pirates) - quick, name the Pirates' starting catcher. Yeah, that's what I thought. Sanchez could be up this year, and while he's not an impact bat, could be a solid play in a deep 2 catcher league.

Wilin Rosario (Rockies) - If the Rockies decide to cut bait on Ianetta, this is the guy to watch out for. He's got to prove he's healthy, but he's got the bat to hit 20-30 HR annually at some point. Definitely worth a look in keeper leagues.

That's about it if you're looking at 2011 only.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby RedHopeful » Mon May 02, 2011 12:44 am

Keep your eye on Jonathon Lucroy. Coming into the season, I was debating between him and Avila in a deep dynasty league but went with the Tiger. Lucroy is cementing his role with the Brewers as he can handle the bat well enough to put up respectable numbers at C - mainly BA and some Runs, RBI.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby kab21 » Mon May 02, 2011 11:52 am

910BronxBomber wrote:
kab21 wrote:
910BronxBomber wrote:First, let me start off by saying it's looking more and more like Montero will be trade bait for a stater come July. He could see time at DH if he stays in the organization, but I fully expect Posada to start hitting as he usually does start slow (maybe not this slow), and he has a great bat when he starts swinging.

Now for your question, I really like the aforementioned Ramos. He's suppose to have a great bat, with some decent pop, so when given the reigns, he could find himself in for a solid second half. I also like Nick Hundley, but it may be a little to late to grab him. He's slumping some currently and it could be a good time to try and steal him from his owner if he has one. A.J. Pierzynski is serviceable. Rod Barajas is also serviceable, if you can stomach his average. Chris Iannetta would be one to watch, as he should start going deep sooner than later.


Posada is so much better than these other options that it isn't even funny. Hundley, AJ and Barajas are terrible. Ramos has some HR pop but his lack of plate discipline (esp with breaking balls) is going to be exploited and lead to that avg crashing down. And Ianetta is eternally interesting but he comes with the same avg issues that Posada currently has. If it were me I would easily keep Posada over these UNINTERESTING options.


Which is why I started off by saying that posada has a great bat when he starts swinging, and he that he normally starts slow, hinting to ride him out a little longer. I agree with you though.


The players in bold are terrible and shouldn't be on any fantasy team (unless it's a 2C league). I'm suggesting that they aren't serviceable at all.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby thejusman1 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:54 pm

I've got Posada too, and it's hard to stomach that awful average. But I have faith the hits will start falling and he'll still put together a good season. If he's still struggling in June, that's another story.
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Re: Sleepers at Catcher?

Postby cs3 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:02 pm

Alex Avila is owned in 60% of yahoo leageus so theres a chance hes available for you.
Better hurry though... he just hit another HR. this time an oppo blast off Colon
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