Of course it’s made sense to make trades all season, particularly for value. But now with a third of the season in the books, it makes a little more sense to trade for needs. And so positional rankings become important, particularly when paired with the tiered rankings that our writers will put out in the coming weeks. If you can dramatically improve at a problem position, do it. Especially if your drop at the other position, the one you’re selling, is not so drastic.
In any case, catchers have played out almost exactly like we thought at the beginning of the year: a few great catchers at the top (with a massive bummer of a season dropping Carlos Santana from that group), a couple middling guys (in the middle! now including my pre-season favorite in red), and then a group from about nine to 18 that is a real pick’em.
If you don’t get more than 450-500 plate appearances on average, you don’t have as many opportunities to distance yourself from the pack. This could happen at any position if we lopped off 1/3 of the playing time. But… .260/18? That sounds like most catchers to me.
Who do you like better or worse than our crew?
Again, this is for 5×5 roto, and though Jeff Zimmerman mostly uses the rest of season projections, it’s not just a computer ranking. We’ve left off the color coding in favor of a simple up or down arrow — those arrows are only next to big movers. The table is designed to be sortable in case you prefer one of the rankings.
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