CBMGreatOne wrote: dannahann wrote:
Actually went with Gattis instead. Now that he is also playing OF, playing time should be at least a wash with other catchers. I'll monitor Perez closely though.
Perez catches almost everyday. KC 'benefited' from a couple extra off days due to rain/snow this spring but Sal Perez has played in 33 of 35 to date. Hard to believe Gattis will get anything close to that ratio of GP/TGP once ATL is healthy.
How close is Gattis/Perez all things considered? I really do need the average more than the power, but Sal seems more like an empty average kind of guy.
That should correct itself a bit once the guys around him start hitting too. Sal usually slots in the mix around #6 in the lineup a couple slots after Butler and usually between Hosmer and Moustakas. Contrast that with ATL handing Gattis an RBI slot due to injuries to Freeman, McCann, and Heyward. Perez wil stay in an RBI slot, tough to see Gattis in the lineup more than 4 or 5G/week much less in a prime lineup slot. I just took a look at Fantasy Pros rest of season catcher rankings rather than rely on my own take. I filtered out any of the experts who ranked before 1 May to get a more current assessment. The 10 remaining experts slot Sal Perez as Catcher #9 and Evan Gattis as Catcher #22. So yup they see a big difference too.
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