2008 Roti Dollar Values

 Catcher TM $$   Notes
Victor Martinez CLE 25   In prime of his career - will maintain his level of production
Joe Mauer MIN 24   Already proven what he's capable of
Jorge Posada NYA 18   Outstanding 2007 campaign but unlikely to repeat
Kenji Johjima SEA 14   Good bet to continue delivering solid triple crown numbers
Ramon Hernandez BAL 13   Could turn in a rebound campaign
Ivan Rodriguez DET 13   Remains capable of hitting for a solid average and good RBI numbers
A.J. Pierzynski CHA 12   Mid-to-late draft pick with solid Average, HR and RBI
Jarrod Saltalamacchia TEX 12   One of the game's top young catchers. Could top 20 HR's
Jason Varitek BOS 10   Has enough left for one more productive season
Mike Napoli LAA 7   Had .794 OPS in 2007 - potential for a big season
Dioner Navarro TB 5   Sleeper candidate - good bang for your buck
Kurt Suzuki OAK 5   Will start - late round selection
John Buck KCA 4   Career on an upswing - will be the starter
Gregg Zaun TOR 4   Some pop but at-bats will be limited
Gerald Laird TEX 2   If Salty fails then Laird will take over
Miguel Olivo KCA 2   Backup to Buck
Rod Barajas TOR 1   Could be a sleeper candidate
Jeff Mathis LAA 1   Will get his chances
Mike Redmond MIN 1   With Mauer as the starter Redmond will only see limited action
Kelly Shoppach CLE 1   Not much production except if Martinez gets injured
 Catcher TM $$   Notes
Russell Martin LA 25   Five category production - In 2007 led all catchers in Avg, Slg, HR, SB
Brian McCann ATL 19   Combines power with good contact. Expect 20+ HR's & near .300 Avg
Bengie Molina SF 11   19 HR's in 2007 but a sub .300 OBP
Geovany Soto CHN 10   Capable of solid Average and double-digit homers
Yadier Molina STL 7   Good average but low power
Carlos Ruiz PHI 7   A mild sleeper candidate
Ronny Paulino PIT 6   Difficult time matching his 2006 average
Yorvit Torrealba COL 6   On borrowed time
J.R. Towles HOU 6   Decent average, double-digit homers and even stealing a few bases
Josh Bard SD 5   Not much power but could hit .300 plus
Ryan Doumit PIT 5   Backup to Paulino but has good OPS in limited action
Jason Kendall MIL 5   Good average but NO power
Chris Snyder ARI 5   Can go on hot streaks
Paul Lo Duca WAS 4   Unlikely to provide more than moderate help
David Ross CIN 4   Pass on him unless you're desperate for HR's
Michael Barrett SD 3   Look elsewhere for a catcher
Brian Schneider NYM 3   Not much offense other than solid RBI output
Mike Rabelo FLO 2   Take your chances
Ramon Castro NYM 1   Lots of playing time
Chris Coste COL 1   Crowded in the Rockies
Johnny Estrada WAS 1   Backup to Lo Duca - lots of playing time in Spring while Lo Duca heals
Chris Iannetta COL 1   Expect him to take over full-time catching duties by the All-Star break
Miguel Montero ARI 1   Could replace Snyder as the starter
Javier Valentin CIN 1   Decent average but not much else
Javy Lopez ATL 1   No come back for this guy


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