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has anyone else gone catcherless this season????? im stuck with the likes of JP Arencibia/Wilson Ramos/Russell Martin/Aj Ellis....I missed out on Carlos Ruiz and AJ Pierzynski...recently Ive been going catcherless more and more....they contribute nothing(except for a lower batting average) when they play and they only play a few days a week
i think its foolish, but then again I am a former minor league
catcher....I try to secure a top 5 catcher by the 7th or 8th round in live drafts. I got avila, napoli, mccann, and montero
on my various team....contributions abound
stick with Arencibia. I am and he's rewarded me with the occasional home run. I clued a friend into Pierzynski while Arencibia was hitting, and got mad at myself for that one. But A.J. has since cooled off.
I speculated going catcherless, but every week I've been so neck in neck in hits and runs that I could never chance doing such a thing.
I went into my 14-man draft with low sights for catching and closers, that I'd take the best catcher possible late in the draft, and that I'd scour free agency for closers mid-season. So far, both strategies have worked. I'm in 1st place going 28-8 with a 9 point lead today. If you target top catching high in the draft, you miss the chance to get a more impactful player in other positions.
If you didn't get Posey or Napoli, statistically speaking, you're not the only one suffering in the catcher spot. So it doesn't matter.
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Im also in first, I have 5 closers, pretty solid starting pitching(5 of them with some streaming against the padres/twins), a ton of power and speed from the rest of my lineup(Parra, Campana, Schafer)....I missed out on Ruiz because JP was hitting for a few days when Ruiz got hot....its been a week without a catcher(I had one for a couple days but they didnt even play)
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Celterwolves.......i didnt say im going catcherless all yr.....but on a monday or thursday if i have a choice between Josh Reddick/Tony Compana/Angel Pagan or a catcher im going with an extra OF from the FA and ill leave the catcher spot empty....you missed the entire point of the post.... and catchers dont steal either and rarely score any runs
I've got to admit, I've considered going catcherless--with the idea of picking up another pretty good starting pitcher. I keep wondering whether another starting pitcher adding to those stats would help more than a catcher. We can play 4 pitchers a day, and I never have four starting at the same time.
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