Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fantasy Plus: Kenji Johjima

Next up in the fantasy plus series is catcher Kenji Johjima.

Johjima is also a free-agent-to-be after this coming season. Re-signing with Seattle might not be in the cards because Seattle has top prospect Jeff Clement waiting in the wings. Either way, this is good news for Fantasy owners as Johjima will be motivated for a big year. He hit .287 with 14 homers and 61 RBI in 2007. He remains a No. 1 Fantasy catcher.

My Analysis

Kenji Johjima has been a very solid catcher during his two year tenure behind the plate for the Mariners. He continues to improve, and is one of the more underrated catchers in baseball. Joh is in a contract year, so like most players, there's a sense of urgancy knowing that he isn't garunteed anything in the next year. His numbers have been consistant, so you can expect something like a .280 average with 15 HR and 60 RBI. Probably more because of his contract status. He's around come rounds 8-12, and is easily a number one catcher in most leagues. If he's there, pick him up. He shouldn't let you down to easily.

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