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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL BRIEF: WILSON CONTRERAS TO WORK ON JON LESTER PERSONAL CATCHER

We all know that catcher eligibility for slugging hitters who play on a consistent basis carries significant fantasy baseball value and look no further then the Chicago Cubs as clear examples of such a player.  Or two as both Wilson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber came up through the team's minor league system as power-packed catchers who can really lay the wood with the bat.  Eligibility is the key though and luckily both Schwarber and Conteras carry the "C" tag for 2017 fantasy baseball.  How much longer that would be the case depends on usage this season and at least for Contreras, things are a bit more optimistic on that front as manager Joe Maddon said he would serve as the personal backstop to Jon Lester.  So at the very least, Contreras should be able to get more than enough work to keep catcher eligibility into next season (especially for those leagues that use 5 or 10 starts as the baseline) and that makes his already heightened value so much more potent.  Having hit .282 with 12 home runs in 283 at-bats in his 2016 rookie debut, Conteras is set to double those numbers in 2017.  Go get him.


2 comments:

  1. What does this mean for Lester? I was worried about him losing Ross.

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  2. no worries there. Lester will be an ace no matter who he is throwing to this season.

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