Check out the catcher pool as it deepens. First, Wieters. Then Jesus Montero (I don’t plan on covering him. The Yankees are not the type of organization to turn over catching duties to a rookie enough to make an impact out of the starting gates in 2010.), Carlos Santana and Buster Posey. What’s next, a fourth Molina brother, W. Somerset Molina? A club-footed, orphan brought up by his uncle who becomes a self-hating catcher who regularly distracts hitters with talk of his unrequited love for a diner waitress. Or not. These are things for you to decide. Here’s what I said about Buster Posey back in September, “Sabean’s already said Fat Molina is on his way out of The Bay after this season. Buster Posey should get every opportunity to win the job in spring training of 2010. I wouldn’t expect anything, but he’s capable of 14 homers and a .300 average if he gets the job from jump street. In the non-perverse way, I’ll touch on him many more times during the offseason.” Guess it’s time to touch on him. Gross! So can Posey help you in 2010 fantasy baseball leagues?
Are you wearing your aluminum foil hat for better TV reception? Yes, he can help you. That’s what I’m saying. Flip off your lid for a second, would ya? As I said with other fantasy baseball rookie catcher posts, Posey is not as exciting at any other position in 2010, but he’s a catcher so yay. He’s exactly the kind of guy you should take a flier on late for your catcher spot in 12 team leagues and deeper. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get as hyped in the preseason as Wieters did in 2009. If you have to draft Posey too high, he’s going to lose all value. In 2010, I’d put Posey’s projections at 55/14/65/.290/3. Of course, if Posey doesn’t make the club out of Spring Training for some crazy, unforeseen reason, then you don’t draft him. Cool? Cool.