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definitley geovony soto fro mthe chicago cubs baby

 

batting .283 with 13 hr as a rookie


Definitely? Are you serious?

 

Rookie status doesnt matter, and Mccann is younger, and they asked for the best catcher so...

 

  • Brain Mccann is batting over 10 points higher.
  • Brian Mccann has more homeruns than Soto
  • Brian Mccann has more doubles
  • Brian Mccann has less strikeouts
  • Brian Mccann has more runs
  • Brian Mccann has more hits

Mccann beats him out in every acpect but rbi's. and even there, he only trails by about 4.

true story right there. and better slugging, OPS, and OBP

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Jul 5, 2008
Russel martin is pretty good.
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not better then mccann and mauer
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No but he is good.
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Jul 5, 2008

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I will take Ivan Rodriguez because of his defensive abilitys, nobody comes close in that categorie.  Imo you shouldnt look to your catcher for huge offense, you should look for great defense and pitch callling in them.

Yadier Molina certainly comes close.  He is also one of the hardest guys to strike out this season, (only 12 all year), surprisingly.


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AL - Mauer

NL - McCann

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ITS NOT SOTO!!  It shouldn't take such a great hitter ((like everyone in this thread is proclaiming him to be)) 3 years at the AAA level to start hitting.  Look at his minor league track record, his first two years of AAA were just meh, and yes, his third year was stunning, but he was old for his level, and very few hitters get that many looks at AAA pitching.  Hes not much of a defensive catcher either.  Maybe Soto can start impressing me by NOT being on a pace to K 150 times this season.  He doesn't have the ability that guys like Adam Dunn and Ryan Howard do to overcome that.

 

 

McCann is the best

 

Russel Martin is a close second

 

Joe Mauer is not in the same class, injury prone and doesn't hit for power or steal any more, an above average, but not great defensive catcher either.  You need to get on the field before I put Mauer ahead of either Martin or McCann.

 

 

 

And to those of you who say its not close between Martin and McCann, it is.  McCann is a better slugger but Martin is a better run producer and he gets on base much more often.

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ITS NOT SOTO!!  It shouldn't take such a great hitter ((like everyone in this thread is proclaiming him to be)) 3 years at the AAA level to start hitting.  Look at his minor league track record, his first two years of AAA were just meh, and yes, his third year was stunning, but he was old for his level, and very few hitters get that many looks at AAA pitching.  Hes not much of a defensive catcher either.  Maybe Soto can start impressing me by NOT being on a pace to K 150 times this season.  He doesn't have the ability that guys like Adam Dunn and Ryan Howard do to overcome that.

 

 

McCann is the best

 

Russel Martin is a close second

 

Joe Mauer is not in the same class, injury prone and doesn't hit for power or steal any more, an above average, but not great defensive catcher either.  You need to get on the field before I put Mauer ahead of either Martin or McCann.

 

 

 

And to those of you who say its not close between Martin and McCann, it is.  McCann is a better slugger but Martin is a better run producer and he gets on base much more often.


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DionerNavarro30 wrote:

ITS NOT SOTO!!  It shouldn't take such a great hitter ((like everyone in this thread is proclaiming him to be)) 3 years at the AAA level to start hitting.  Look at his minor league track record, his first two years of AAA were just meh, and yes, his third year was stunning, but he was old for his level, and very few hitters get that many looks at AAA pitching.  Hes not much of a defensive catcher either.  Maybe Soto can start impressing me by NOT being on a pace to K 150 times this season.  He doesn't have the ability that guys like Adam Dunn and Ryan Howard do to overcome that.

 

McCann is the best

 


unfortuately, it will be soto who will be the starting catcher for the national league in the all-star game. mccann was trailing him by almost 700,000 votes last week followed by jason kendall, yadier molina, and bengie molina.

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Ivan Rodriguez... but his offense has slowed down
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