Thursday, January 29, 2009
Note: This post is for catcher trolls.
He could get 500 at bats from the catcher position, as he will probably play DH most of the time and then sub in for Johjima once a week or so. Bill James projects 520 at bats, 20 home runs, and a .256 batting average Ranked as the 27th-best catcher here and 20th-best here Hit .337 with 14 HRs, 35 walks, 30 Ks, and a 1.131 OPS in 173 Triple-A at bats last year Clement is 25 years old and just had his second knee surgery. Don't expect a single stolen base from this guy "The knee feels great. I have been working with a physical therapist and am making steady progress. I haven't had any setbacks and now it's a matter of getting back into catching shape." --Jeff Clement on 1/28/09 Clement prefers catching regularly because it helps his offense. He went 8-for-72 (.111) with no home runs and two RBIs last season as the DH, compared to 34-for-129 (.264) with five home runs and 21 RBIs when he started games at catcher. No one is talking about this guy, so it's not like anyone would ever need to reach to get him (and in one-catcher leagues he'll go undrafted) 500-plus good at bats from the catcher position would be huge Look, he probably won't hit better than .260, but should be watched closely because of his at-bat potential