Thursday, February 19, 2009

Taylor Teagarden 2009

A lot of fantasy baseball players seem to be rooting for Taylor Teagarden to beat out the Rangers' two other young catchers for the starting job in 2009. I'm not. Although he arguably has the most power (Max Ramirez fans could reasonably disagree), he's the oldest of the three (25 years old) and has the least success in the high minor leagues. Most of his really impressive numbers were compiled at high A ball, as he struggled at both AA and AAA last season. I suspect that of the three catchers, Teagarden is the most likely to struggle badly enough to be sent down the the minors at some point. I suspect that what will actually happen is that he'll begin the season as the starting catcher at AAA...which is the correct destination for him.

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