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Postby Y`s Guy » Mon May 06, 2013 12:33 pm

I guess I am squeezing blood from a stone. Just need ABs. Hoping Heyward has a slow rehab assignment.
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon May 06, 2013 3:00 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:I guess I am squeezing blood from a stone. Just need ABs. Hoping Heyward has a slow rehab assignment.

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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby Element » Mon May 06, 2013 3:11 pm

J35J wrote:I actually dropped him a couple days ago with McCann getting ready to come off the DL...


I did the same last week in a 2 catcher league (I already have Miggy Montero & Sal Perez). I couldn't justify keeping him over a full time bat. I did keep him in another 2 catcher league (I have McCann and V-Mart). I didn't drop anyone of any significance though.
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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby Maris09 » Tue May 07, 2013 12:35 pm

J35J wrote:I actually dropped him a couple days ago with McCann getting ready to come off the DL...

And I picked him up in that league :-b (but only because I also own McCann)

Guess if he gets OF elig he might be a semi-useful piece, and McCann's decline the past few years has me a little worried.
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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby kab21 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:43 pm

Maris09 wrote:
J35J wrote:I actually dropped him a couple days ago with McCann getting ready to come off the DL...

And I picked him up in that league :-b (but only because I also own McCann)

Guess if he gets OF elig he might be a semi-useful piece, and McCann's decline the past few years has me a little worried.


Do you mean his decline last year when he was injured?
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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby Maris09 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:03 pm

kab21 wrote:
Maris09 wrote:
J35J wrote:I actually dropped him a couple days ago with McCann getting ready to come off the DL...

And I picked him up in that league :-b (but only because I also own McCann)

Guess if he gets OF elig he might be a semi-useful piece, and McCann's decline the past few years has me a little worried.


Do you mean his decline last year when he was injured?

No, not just that. As a huge Braves fan, I've felt as though he's slowed a bit over the past couple years (yes I know of the injury complications he went through in '12). His at bats have slowly declined over the past 5 seasons (as has his OPS), and it would seem like an even bigger concern now with another solid hitting C option in the mix.

I guess if Gattis was only C eligible it wouldn't be worth the roster spot, but if I can mix him in elsewhere on days when McCann is catching to help fill in for my other guys with days off, I think it's worth it.
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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby kab21 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:49 pm

Maris09 wrote:No, not just that. As a huge Braves fan, I've felt as though he's slowed a bit over the past couple years (yes I know of the injury complications he went through in '12). His at bats have slowly declined over the past 5 seasons (as has his OPS), and it would seem like an even bigger concern now with another solid hitting C option in the mix.

I guess if Gattis was only C eligible it wouldn't be worth the roster spot, but if I can mix him in elsewhere on days when McCann is catching to help fill in for my other guys with days off, I think it's worth it.


Yes, he's getting older and he's declined from the 2 .900 OPS seasons at the start of his career but his OPS was consistent from '09-'11. I think Braves fans are infatuated by a shiny new toy and think the team should prematurely push McCann out.
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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby Maris09 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:51 pm

kab21 wrote:
Maris09 wrote:No, not just that. As a huge Braves fan, I've felt as though he's slowed a bit over the past couple years (yes I know of the injury complications he went through in '12). His at bats have slowly declined over the past 5 seasons (as has his OPS), and it would seem like an even bigger concern now with another solid hitting C option in the mix.

I guess if Gattis was only C eligible it wouldn't be worth the roster spot, but if I can mix him in elsewhere on days when McCann is catching to help fill in for my other guys with days off, I think it's worth it.


Yes, he's getting older and he's declined from the 2 .900 OPS seasons at the start of his career but his OPS was consistent from '09-'11. I think Braves fans are infatuated by a shiny new toy and think the team should prematurely push McCann out.

Regardless of what the general fan thinks, I'm just speaking in Fantasy terms for my catcher position.

As a fan, I love McCann and am happy that he's back (for the Braves and for my fantasy team). But if his at-bats are decreasing each of the past 5 years, and his OPS is decreasing each of the past 5 years, and now there's another competent bat around to help ease the load, I just think it's a smart move to carry both if I can swing it. Being able to use a decent power bat such as Gattis to fill in every now and again elsewhere in my lineup makes it easier to swing, IMO.
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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby Y`s Guy » Wed May 08, 2013 10:39 pm

This GAttis is giving me janitor numbers this week. He is toast. Enter Jesus next week !+) .
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Re: What will Gattis be like this week?

Postby Maris09 » Thu May 09, 2013 11:40 am

Y`s Guy wrote:This GAttis is giving me janitor numbers this week. He is toast. Enter Jesus next week !+) .

Weekly settings? Ya be tough to use him in that format.
He's looked passable in the OF thus far, so might be able to retain a couple starts a week behind the plate and a couple starts in the OF.
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