Fantasy Baseball – Back to Earth Catchers
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity. Oh, there goes Rabbit. He choked. He’s so mad, but he won’t give up that easy. STOP, STOP, STOP. It’s not time to recite Eminem lyrics. It’s time to review which catchers are going to snap back to reality after having great 2007 seasons.
We’ve already covered the Bounceback Catchers, so without further ado, I present you the Back to Earth Catchers.
Johnny Estrada (.278, 123 hits, 25 doubles, 54 RBI)
Johnny may still have a decent average, but sharing time with Paul Lo Duca likely means he won’t get enough at bats to be as productive as last year.
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Jorge Posada (.338, 42 doubles, 20 HR, 93 RBI)
Somebody should check to see if Jorge tapped into Roger Clemens’ private stash. At 36 years of age, he batted .051 points higher than his previous best batting average. He also set a career high for doubles. While I expect him to have a good year in that offense, I would be shocked if his batting average didn’t drop at least 30 points.
Sorry there isn’t more, but not enough catchers had the type of year that leads me to believe they can’t match it. However, I don’t think Victor Martinez will drive in as many runs. I also doubt Mike Redmond gets as many hits or RBI.