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Should Rutschman stay at catcher?

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20 minutes ago, makoman said:

It's more like the off-roading is a race you really want to win. The Ferrari is way better than the Corolla, so you have a better chance of winning. And you only have control of and responsibility for the Ferrari for the weekend that you're racing, if the Ferrari is broken then after that it's not your problem anymore.

Also, you don't buy the Ferrari if you aren't going to open it up and use it like you're supposed to use it. If you're going to just drive it in 35 MPH zones because you're afraid of breaking it then you might as well get the Vaughn model, and you probably could have saved some money.

A Ferrari isn't built for off-roading. It will fall apart eventually unless it's been heavily modified to handle the abuse. Ferrari's aren't used in rally. Cars like Corollas, Golfs, Peugeots, Mini Coopers, Lancias and so on are used in rally. Not Ferraris or any high powered sports cars. It's too expensive. The closest you'd probably get would be Lancers or Imprezas, but they're not million dollar supercars.

Opening up a Ferrari is not off-roading it nor is that how you're supposed to use it. They are supercars built for road tracks paved with concrete, not dirt tracks or off-road racing.

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8 minutes ago, Sessh said:

A Ferrari isn't built for off-roading. It will fall apart eventually unless it's been heavily modified to handle the abuse. Ferrari's aren't used in rally. Cars like Corollas, Golfs, Peugeots, Mini Coopers, Lancias and so on are used in rally. Not Ferraris or any high powered sports cars. It's too expensive. The closest you'd probably get would be Lancers or Imprezas, but they're not million dollar supercars.

Opening up a Ferrari is not off-roading it nor is that how you're supposed to use it. They are supercars built for road tracks paved with concrete, not dirt tracks or off-road racing.

This was your analogy, but fine, carry on being the only one who believes the best catching prospect in baseball shouldn't really catch.

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It’s too bad there wasn’t a poll associated with this thread.  

I don’t think the question is unreasonable.    If Rutschman were a mediocre defender, you might well conclude that the advantage of having a great hitting catcher was outweighed by the mediocre defense, the risk of injury and general shortening of career, etc.   But with him almost universally rated a plus defender, it’s much harder to justify moving him, especially since any shortening of his career won’t likely have much impact in the years the Orioles control him.   

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If we wanted a first baseman, we would have drafted Andrew Vaughn.  He was the consensus best college bat.  But his positional value was far below that of Rutschman.  You draft AR at 1-1 because he's got an excellent hit tool and plays a premium defensive position.

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3 hours ago, makoman said:

This was your analogy, but fine, carry on being the only one who believes the best catching prospect in baseball shouldn't really catch.

Shouldn't catch full-time IF he is an elite offensive asset. If he's not, it's moot. I will go on thinking that even if I am the only one. Doesn't matter much to me. 😀

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