05-04-2012, 08:47 PM #21
05-04-2012, 08:53 PM #22
05-05-2012, 12:01 AM #23
05-05-2012, 12:41 AM #24
Chris Herrmann will be the guy to take over for Ryan Doumit, but he can catch more and will be a better overall batter than Doumit is. Mauer is NOT going to be removed from catching altogether. This conversation has gotten ridiculous.
The Twins should, again, look at Kevin Plawecki for pick 42 and draft two pitchers in their first two picks.
05-05-2012, 12:47 AM #25
156 AB, .372/.459/.583 with 17 doubles, 2 triples, and 4 homers. He has walked 20 times and struck out only 6 times. And he is a good defensive catcher. Plawecki has a higher OPS than Zunino. Less power, yes, but the BB/K rate difference is pretty vast.
05-05-2012, 09:15 AM #26
05-05-2012, 02:24 PM #27
I have no idea who is good and who is not. I know or at least assume that the #2 pick should be pretty nice value.
That said... I understand BPA... I'm Ok with BPA... However... from a value standpoint... You have to draft Pitching and lots of Pitching... You have to stockpile it.
1. Pitchers are always ending up with arm problems... You need excess to replace the inevitable injuries.
2. Pitchers are always ending up with arm problems on other teams so they are always looking for pitching.
3. If you have excess pitching... you can trade it for the position players that you didn't draft in the first place.
4. Pitching... Pitching and more Pitching.
You can do BPA for that #2 draft spot... if the next Evan Longoria is on the board but I'd draft about 15 pitchers in the next 15 slots if that's the case.
05-05-2012, 02:40 PM #28
How has Tampa done it? And, Washington, now? Hard Throwing Starting Pitchers. That's their spastic imperative.