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  • Jeff P Jeff P Mar 21, 2008 1:26 AM Flag

    20 team draft question?

    would it be dumb to take a catcher, either martin or vmart, in the second round of a 20 team league.???? i did a 20 team league on espn and vart was drafted in the second and martin and mauer in the beginning of third... so i dont think martin will make it... i would rather take martin than vmart because its a long term keeper league... so any thought?

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    • I think drafting a solid catcher is important. However I'd wait until my pick in round 3 or 4 if there is no run on them. While you can wait and probably get a catcher later and be on par with 15 teams(maybe), there isn't much talent and the people who get one of the top 4 automatically get a huge edge at that position. Myself, I'd look to draft Mauer who could go last among the solid catchers because he was injured last year but is very capable of a huge season. Vmart and Martin will be drafted very early compared to mauer.

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      • im thinking the best plabn would be to wait and if russel or martin are available in the 3rd take one .. if not take mauer or mccann in the fourth... if those 2 are unavailable i will forgo catcher untill a late round and take whoever is left.. but this happened in my 20 team espn league and i ended up with yadiar molina lol

    • a 20 team league is INTENSE!!! honestly, i cant see why you would even bother drafting a catcher in a league so deep when you have so many other concerns, and can settle on a catcher much later and still be no worse at the position than 15 other teams in the league! or at least wait a few mre rounds and take a johjima or a rebounding ramon hernandez even later. and dont forget the ultimate sleeper pick in geovany soto, the guy was an absolute MONSTER in the minors and really produced as a late season call-up last year, plus a monster spring and hitting at wrigley field all point to a very productive season for him, and at great value. hope this helps

    • yeah in the second or third i would only take vmart or martin.. but i want to know if that will hurt my team taking one of the 2 in the 2nd round since thier production is far below players at other positions who will be available then

    • oh its roto 6x6 with obp and hold... rosters are c 1b 2b 3b ss 3of 2sp 2rp 3p and 13 bench... big bench for prosects since its a 10 player keeper... we also have minor league teams... but with there bieng few good cathers i really want martin.. im also thinking if martin isnt there in the 3rd to take mccann in the 4th

    • if you are going to take a catcher early it needs to be Martin VMart McCann Mauer or Saltalamacchia, Martin is worth it in a league that deep if you dont get a top five catcher after that they are all about the same. I would not take a cather inside the first three round for the simple reason that 75 percent of the league will have an average catcher and even the top 5 catchers dont produce as much as most quality outfielders or infielders you can get in the second round


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