I play in a deep 2 catcher 5x5 roto league. I waited a bit too long on catcher #2 and ended up with Rod Barajas. At least he's starting in Pittsburgh this year, and better park than LAD. Still his batting average will wreck that category, so I'm looking at possible replacements. Here is what is on the wavier wire.
1) Jose Molina (TB)- He's the #1 catcher in Tampa this year. Hit .281 last year but that was largely due to a unsustainable .361 BABIP.
2) Ryan Hannigan (CIN) - Has solid batting average , walks a lot with 10 HR power if he gets playing time. Uber prospect Devin Mesocaro is the other catcher. Will Hannigan get at least a split of the playing time? Dusty does love his vets.
3) Jason Castro (Hou) - Projects as a high average (.300) low power type catcher, but has yet to display it in the majors.
4) Willin Rosario (Col) - Colorado uber prospect. Does he stick with the club, and supplant Ramon Hernandez? Hernandez already battling injuries. Will Nievas is the other backup catcher option.
Should I stick with Barajas, or go after one of these options?
Thanks for looking at mine. I do not play in this deep of a league so this might not work, but could it be possible to stream your second catcher like some do with pitching. Since your options are limited, Go with Molina first and see if the magic is still there from last season, if not, rotate with the hot guy that is out there throughout the season.
I think I would take Castro. The Cinncy job will probably be split and the Colorado job will either be split or Rosario will be sent down. I don't like Molina all that much but he would be #2 on this list just because he should be the #1 guy.
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Thanks for your help... In the short term, I'd stick with Barajas.. His BA sucks, but if it's a deep league, it won't "kill" you, and he always has good power numbers, and going from LA to Pitt can only improve them.
In the long run, I love Rosario, but I don't think he'll be the full-time starter until/unless the Rox are in contention and their current options display their weaknesses (which they will eventually).
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In part it depends on the rest of your roster. Do you need power? If so then Barajas is your best bet. His power will be sapped a bit by being older and now in PNC..not a great place to hit for power. Snyder is also gonna take some starts away from him. He will stink for average though so he can hurt you there.
If you don't need the power, I'd grab another guy with better average who may not get you the counting stats, but he won't "hurt" you with a horrible average either. I've found at times a catcher who only plays once a week is better than a guy who plays 5 days a week and sucks it up. None of those are great options, but in a vacuum I'd take Barajas.
I would stick w/Barajas for the time being as I don't see how a 350 AB catcher can kill u in BA. Plus u know he'll get the playing time and deliver 15-20 jacks, a .240 MAYBE .250ish BA isn't unattainable either (ur prob getting .220 - .230 though... HA!). That being said, I would def keep an eye on those other options as I don't think the streaming suggestion was a bad 1. Thnx for the help on mine.