Best catcher in the game.

SDS

Could be this new D’Artaud card. Defense is more than enough with a good arm. Maxed out stats against righties and he has a pretty good swing animation. Foxx is fun behind the plate but D’arnaud is going to be much better defensively and his speed is decent for a catcher.

SDS

Peraonally I love the Mika Piazza card but this d'Arnaud is gonna be nasty

SDS
This post is deleted!
SDS

CAP (balanced w/ diamond equipment, switch hitter) is still best option at C IMO. Any speedy team can run wild against Piazza. D'Arnaud is much better against RHP than CAP, but CAP is better against LHP, better fielder and much quicker getting around the bases (70 v 47). And the balance to the line up a switch hitter brings is worth quite a bit over another righty.

SDS

Been running with Pudge and he’s been fine.

SDS

@a761506 said in Best catcher in the game.:

CAP (balanced w/ diamond equipment, switch hitter) is still best option at C IMO. Any speedy team can run wild against Piazza. D'Arnaud is much better against RHP than CAP, but CAP is better against LHP, better fielder and much quicker getting around the bases (70 v 47). And the balance to the line up a switch hitter brings is worth quite a bit over another righty.

i keep seeing posts about CAPS, ive NEVER used one, how do they work? how hard is it to max them out?

SDS

I used his TN card for awhile so I’m excited to try this one out

SDS

@Kovz88 said in Best catcher in the game.:

Peraonally I love the Mika Piazza card but this d'Arnaud is gonna be nasty

I'm still giving Piazza a try seeing as how I'm good with Frank's slow swing...been pretty rough for me through 13 at bats

SDS

Huge Braves fan here, but Jimmie Foxx isn’t leaving my catcher spot.

SDS

@turtleopolis said in Best catcher in the game.:

Huge Braves fan here, but Jimmie Foxx isn’t leaving my catcher spot.

Javy Lopez needs a card. Todd Hundley and a Charles Johnson too. Neglected position.

SDS

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Best catcher in the game.:

@turtleopolis said in Best catcher in the game.:

Huge Braves fan here, but Jimmie Foxx isn’t leaving my catcher spot.

Javy Lopez needs a card. Todd Hundley and a Charles Johnson too. Neglected position.

Javy even his best season would be a worse version of piazza, would even have a long swing.

SDS

@ZFree1122 said in Best catcher in the game.:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Best catcher in the game.:

@turtleopolis said in Best catcher in the game.:

Huge Braves fan here, but Jimmie Foxx isn’t leaving my catcher spot.

Javy Lopez needs a card. Todd Hundley and a Charles Johnson too. Neglected position.

Javy even his best season would be a worse version of piazza, would even have a long swing.

Statistically, Javy has the best single season between the two. I wouldn’t judge a swing until you try it. Piazza’s is bad enough, low bar.

SDS

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Best catcher in the game.:

@ZFree1122 said in Best catcher in the game.:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Best catcher in the game.:

@turtleopolis said in Best catcher in the game.:

Huge Braves fan here, but Jimmie Foxx isn’t leaving my catcher spot.

Javy Lopez needs a card. Todd Hundley and a Charles Johnson too. Neglected position.

Javy even his best season would be a worse version of piazza, would even have a long swing.

Statistically, Javy has the best single season between the two. I wouldn’t judge a swing until you try it. Piazza’s is bad enough, low bar.

Well I mean just watching Javy for 10 years would tell me his swing is long. He used a long bat and had a looping pull swing.

Was never known for his defense, and other than 2003 was a mid level offensive catcher.

Idk even as a Braves fan he isn't someone I'm clamoring for.

Went to double check his career stats. Outside of 2003 (likely steroid use and contract year) he never put up more than 3.5 WAR in a season.

SDS

@Quint75 said in Best catcher in the game.:

Been running with Pudge and he’s been fine.

So, I've used him a lot and his defense is top notch and he has a great arm, but lately that doesn't seem to matter much as Foxx is throwing guys out left and right. I don't know if they changed something but I've switched back to Torre behind the plate. Pudges stats say he should be a much better hitter than he is, I can get no power with him for some reason.

SDS

@Hubijerk said in Best catcher in the game.:

@Quint75 said in Best catcher in the game.:

Been running with Pudge and he’s been fine.

So, I've used him a lot and his defense is top notch and he has a great arm, but lately that doesn't seem to matter much as Foxx is throwing guys out left and right. I don't know if they changed something but I've switched back to Torre behind the plate. Pudges stats say he should be a much better hitter than he is, I can get no power with him for some reason.

Wow that’s interesting. I have yet to be thrown out by Foxx. I love seeing him back there. I steal with everyone.

SDS

@lazy_toast said in Best catcher in the game.:

@Hubijerk said in Best catcher in the game.:

@Quint75 said in Best catcher in the game.:

Been running with Pudge and he’s been fine.

So, I've used him a lot and his defense is top notch and he has a great arm, but lately that doesn't seem to matter much as Foxx is throwing guys out left and right. I don't know if they changed something but I've switched back to Torre behind the plate. Pudges stats say he should be a much better hitter than he is, I can get no power with him for some reason.

Wow that’s interesting. I have yet to be thrown out by Foxx. I love seeing him back there. I steal with everyone.

Dude, I've had Mondesi, Robinson, Biggio and Mantle all thrown out... Close, but it shouldn't even be close. Some of those I took an extra step too.

It does seem to be more tweaking on the running side than on the throwing side but as someone who runs a quicker team that steals and pressures a lot I'm noticing it.

SDS

I've also thrown more guy's out lately than I can remember, so it's not just sour grapes. I genuinely think they nerfed stealing, which is probably not a bad thing.

SDS

@Hubijerk said in Best catcher in the game.:

@lazy_toast said in Best catcher in the game.:

@Hubijerk said in Best catcher in the game.:

@Quint75 said in Best catcher in the game.:

Been running with Pudge and he’s been fine.

So, I've used him a lot and his defense is top notch and he has a great arm, but lately that doesn't seem to matter much as Foxx is throwing guys out left and right. I don't know if they changed something but I've switched back to Torre behind the plate. Pudges stats say he should be a much better hitter than he is, I can get no power with him for some reason.

Wow that’s interesting. I have yet to be thrown out by Foxx. I love seeing him back there. I steal with everyone.

Dude, I've had Mondesi, Robinson, Biggio and Mantle all thrown out... Close, but it shouldn't even be close. Some of those I took an extra step too.

It does seem to be more tweaking on the running side than on the throwing side but as someone who runs a quicker team that steals and pressures a lot I'm noticing it.

I don’t know man. I steal with Babe against him

Log in to reply