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11/9/2011 11:21 PM
Thanks everyone for the informed and supportive posts. It feels like enough information for anyone who reads this to make a confident draft selection around the topic of an out of position player at catcher.
11/12/2011 1:55 PM
I tried two good defensive 3B at C in a spring league: 2011 Tejada (A+/A+) and 2004 Rolen (A/A+).  I chose Coors and bat pitching to give them as many chances (errors, SB, PB) as possible.  Both played only at 100%.

Tejada: 6 games, 1 error, 10 SB -- 1 CS, 24 PB
Rolen: 4 games, 0 errors, 8 SB -- 0 CS, 16 PB

Tiny sample size, but interestingly both allowed exactly 4 PB per game. 

The player Tejada threw out was 1907 Honus Wagner (61/99 real life) trying to steal second base.
11/15/2011 6:06 PM
I recently tried 80 Brett:

80 Brett:
9 games
no errors
Fld %-1.000
C-ERA was 4.610 ( better than 86 K Kelly)

C-ERA=Team ERA with that catcher behind the plate.

86 Kelly
95 games
11 errors
Fld %- .981
C-ERA 5.376

PB hurt most with runners on base - and in scoring position. Brett might have been lucky over 9 games in this league. I'd like to try him for a whole season to see how bad it could get. It would probably make a difference depending on the league and stadium . . .  how full the bases are with runners.  Coors and Palace of the Fans with weak pitching and any non-catcher might be a disaster
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