Brian McCann had a disappointing season in 2012 and much of it can be attributed to a bum shoulder that cause him considerable pain and discomfort. He had surgery to fix this issue and should be good to go sometime in April. The latest report I've seen is that he's feeling great, but doc's won't let him go full throttle until March/April.
Assuming his shoulder woes are behind him, do you expect a rebound season from McCann? Or is he on the decline?
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If he slides far enough, then he is an easy value pick. McCann was always a top hitting catcher when healthy. It seemed like just one fluke year with the injury. Easy call for a solid bounce back year.
His current ADP is as the 14th catcher. While that's appealing, he may not be ready for opening day thanks to the shoulder surgery. I might be missing out on some great value but torn labrums scare me. A lot. I'll likely pass on this guy but may try to buy low if he gets off to a slow start.
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Won't touch him. Coming off labrum surgery and may not be ready to start the year. His power will probably be slow to comeback. Unless he goes super late or for extremely cheap in my auction league like $1 he will be on no teams of mine.
This guy was a elite Catcher he will be back middle of April n u guys aren't stashing what!!
Espn Fanasty Baseball 10 Team H2H League Redraft (12-3)
C: Jonathan Lucroy
1B: Edwin Encarnacion
2B: Jose Altuve
3B: Evan Longoria
SS: Alexi Ramirez
2B/SS: Martin Prado
1B/3B: Pedro Alverez
OF: Justin Upton, Matt Holiday, Giancarlo Stanton, Starling Marte, Dominic Brown
UTIL: Lenonys Martin
Bench: Brandon Belt
SP: David Price, Zack Grienke, Shelby Miller, Ervin Santana , Jeff Locke, Mike Leake, Bartolo Colon, DL: Alex Cobb
Went in 3rd round in my keepers draft yesterday. 1-10 Rd were basically keepers.
TEAM A - 10 team H2H - 6pt Td League QB - Andrew LuckWR -Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Marshall RB - Zac Stacy & Toby GerhartTE - Kyle Rudolph W/T - Michael FloydW/R - Trent RichardsonK - Steven HauschkaDEF - New England BN - Jay Cutler, Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks, Fred Jackson, Bernard Pierce, Benny Cunningham
FFB 12 Team Standard 4 Keeper lose the draft pick the keeper was taken in QB: Romo RB: Ogbonnaya, Pierre Thomas WR: Brandon Marshall, Jordy Nelson, Josh Gordon (K, 16th) TE: Jimmy Graham (K, 3rd) D/ST: New England K: Nick Folk Bench: Percy Harvin (K, FA) Justin Blackmon (K, FA) Toby Gerhart, Darren Sproles, Andre Brown, Danny Amendola
People who frequented the McCann thread last year will be happy to know my draft went by on Saturday and I no longer am the pissed off owner of Brian McCann. So this thread will probably be a lot more peaceful this season. Best of luck