Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Line of the Day: May 17th, 2011

C Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves came off the bench in the ninth inning to tie the game with a pinch-hit, two-out solo home run, then hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the 11th to lead the Braves in a walk-off 3-1 win against the Houston Astros.

Line: 2 AB, 2 R, 2 H, 3 RBI; 2 HR

My fantasy perspective: McCann's big night launched him from the tenth-ranked catcher to the fifth-ranked on ESPN's Player Rater. He came into the season as the fourth-ranked catcher, so owners are now getting closer to what they paid for with an ESPN ADP of 50.9 and a Yahoo! ADP of 53.7. He's currently on pace for  a 15 HR/85 RBI season, which is below his career average of 24 HR/100 RBI, so expect him to continue to heat up as the weather does.

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  1. McCann has to be a must have catcher. Who is better?

  2. Coming into the season, (1)Mauer, (2)VMart (3)Posey were ranked ahead of McCann.

    Current rankings show (1)Martin, (2)Avila (3)VMart (4)R.Hernandez all ahead of McCann.

    Who would have ever predicted some of those names seven weeks into the season.