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    2K20: Mitch Garver

    Whut, where did this come from? .273/.365/.630 with 31 HRs, 70 R and 67 RBI in just 311 ABs?!?

    He's always shown a good eye for walks, and his BABIP was perfectly in line with his BA. His HR/FB% was elevated at 25.2%, but I suppose you can make that argument for nearly every other major leaguer in 2019. Runs Scored are never a good measure of anything, but to see a catcher score that many runs in that few PAs is phenomenal and is a sign of good speed and on-base skills.

    Jason Castro is gone via free agency, but they do have Willians Astudillio to take some PT, but if we saw Garver get another 125 PAs, he could remain as a Top 5 fantasy catcher. It's possible many are writing him off as a fluke, but I'm not so sure that he is.

    It's too early to make any projections for '20, but what's the Pen's thoughts on Garver for next year?

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    This is the poster child for the juiced ball. His HR/FB% shot up dramatically from 8% to 29%, so it is no surprise that his HR went from 7 to 31.

    One question is going to be what ball we see in 2020, the regular season ball or the playoffs ball. That will be a big factor in Garver's value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    This is the poster child for the juiced ball. His HR/FB% shot up dramatically from 8% to 29%, so it is no surprise that his HR went from 7 to 31.

    One question is going to be what ball we see in 2020, the regular season ball or the playoffs ball. That will be a big factor in Garver's value.
    Good point on the ball.

    I traded him very early last year year in a rebuild. The $4 owner is happy with him. I am guessing he is very cheap in most keeper leagues.

    I still think he hits 20 hrs (should get more abs).

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    Garver started using the same personal hitting coach as Alex Bregman last winter and believes that helped increase his home run output.

    http://www.startribune.com/mitch-gar.../?refresh=true

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    wow, skills look more solid than I expected - and he just killed in September.

    BB solid and xBA says .273 AVG was legit, though we don't have the desired multi-year track record. so agree that he may not be as doomed as we think, if the air comes out of the ball.

    too bad he won't be available in many AL auctions come spring
    36th yr in same 12-team NL 5x5
    horrendous final week dropped me from a shot at 3rd to 6th
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    2020 candidates (keep up to 11)
    SP Scherzer 44, Samardzija 1, CSmith 1, Cueto 1, Marquez 10, Eflin 10
    RP Stanek 8
    C Realmuto 13, C Posey 12, 1B Votto 27, 1O Belt 10, 1O Beaty 10, SS BCrawford 9
    OF CDickerson 17, O1 Cooper 10, Dyson 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Jude View Post
    wow, skills look more solid than I expected - and he just killed in September.

    BB solid and xBA says .273 AVG was legit, though we don't have the desired multi-year track record. so agree that he may not be as doomed as we think, if the air comes out of the ball.

    too bad he won't be available in many AL auctions come spring
    Not really. He hit more HR in July and August. The best OPS month was April

    1st half--.295/.375/.609, .984 OPS, 13 HR
    2nd half--.252/.355/.652, 1.007 OPS, 18 HR
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    by month:
    Mar/April 1.161
    May 1.166
    June .724
    July 1.046
    August .902
    September 1.119

    he hit .348 and .303 in the first 2 months, then boosted his power at the expense of AVG
    Sept was his best across-the-board rate if you factor in BB/K. he appears to have been lucky in the early going
    36th yr in same 12-team NL 5x5
    horrendous final week dropped me from a shot at 3rd to 6th
    won in 2017 15 07 05 04 02 93 90 84

    2020 candidates (keep up to 11)
    SP Scherzer 44, Samardzija 1, CSmith 1, Cueto 1, Marquez 10, Eflin 10
    RP Stanek 8
    C Realmuto 13, C Posey 12, 1B Votto 27, 1O Belt 10, 1O Beaty 10, SS BCrawford 9
    OF CDickerson 17, O1 Cooper 10, Dyson 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Jude View Post
    by month:
    Mar/April 1.161
    May 1.166
    June .724
    July 1.046
    August .902
    September 1.119

    he hit .348 and .303 in the first 2 months, then boosted his power at the expense of AVG
    Sept was his best across-the-board rate if you factor in BB/K. he appears to have been lucky in the early going
    I would give you best month, but you said he killed it. That implies something quite a bit above the rest of the season.
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    I said he "killed it" because - beyond season-high across the board skills - he neither wore down from his catching duties, nor did large amounts of film available to other teams enable pitchers to make enough adjustments to prevent him from having another above-average month. that's extremely impressive.

    even if you don't think he "killed it."
    36th yr in same 12-team NL 5x5
    horrendous final week dropped me from a shot at 3rd to 6th
    won in 2017 15 07 05 04 02 93 90 84

    2020 candidates (keep up to 11)
    SP Scherzer 44, Samardzija 1, CSmith 1, Cueto 1, Marquez 10, Eflin 10
    RP Stanek 8
    C Realmuto 13, C Posey 12, 1B Votto 27, 1O Belt 10, 1O Beaty 10, SS BCrawford 9
    OF CDickerson 17, O1 Cooper 10, Dyson 8

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    What will you pay for him (if available) in 2020?

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