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INKcogKNEEdough wrote:I dont think they are worthless by any stretch of the imagination. chances are if you have two decent to good ones you are getting points where almost NOONE else in the league is getting them from.
I went with two different strategies in two different leagues this year. Mixed League: pay for one stud and one decent C(got mauer who I overpaid for a bit at the time and IROD who I thought went too cheap to pass up) That league I am in 2nd place or 1st back and forth all year.
NL league strategy I went bargain basement.....and that is what I got very bargain and VERY basement! result: Dead last place and have been there since draft day. The results are not totally because of the catchers but they certainly have had an impact , both good and bad.
Just my Opinion,
Drunken Rhino wrote:Yes, most catchers don't have an impact on your fantasy team. Most players will overdraft someone like Victor or Mauer (good players and definitely fantasy roster worthy) but the difference between your #3 C and #12 C in terms of production, really isn't that much. So yes, Cs are worthless IMO.
byfrcp wrote:Actually the Yahoo Ranking system (Rank not O-Rank) Ranks players on a 5 x 5 standard for what they've doen over the year, so it's actually very accurate. But taking V-Mart in the 2nd round over say Jason Bay, David Wright, or Chase Utley is just stupid.
I'd much rather have David Wright and Jorge Posada than Victor Martinez and Jaque Jones (drafted at about where Posada goes).
cakewalk5 wrote:Even with two catcher slots, it's just not that important. The position is scarce, but to get a good catcher should not come at reducing your OF or 3B or pitching. Mauer to Molina might be the same difference in draft as Beltran to Hector Luna. The difference in stats dictates I take the player with the biggest upgrade.
In my NL-only auction league, I will try to draft the rest of my team. Then I will see how much money I have left to get two catchers. If I have $15 out of $280 (25 players), I know I drafted well and can overpay to get two catchers who I can start (McCann and Lieberthal this year). But I won't overpay until the rest of my team's in place.
Some other managers will take two ML catchers who never even sniff major league action for $2. That way, their BA doesn't get hurt.
"I will not pay any attention to Yahoo Rank" x check here.
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