Latest Update Buck, who was designated for assignment on July 8, was released by the Mariners on Tuesday Tue Jul, 15, 04:04 PM
Possesses major home-run power with the bat (for a catcher). Produces a solid number of doubles and RBI per at-bat. Is a decent game-caller and leader behind the plate.
Flaws: : Has holes in his swing, leading to a lot of strikeouts and low batting averages. Has also declined somewhat defensively over time and struggles to throw runners out.
Buck wasn't going to head down to the minors, so the Mariners opted to just rid themselves of him altogether. While he slashed just .226/.293/.286 with only one home run, six RBI, and nine runs scored in 84 at-bats, he's still likely to draw attention from teams looking for some veteran help behind the dish. The Cardinals seem like a possible team to kick the tires on him.Analyst: Howard Bender
You must really be stinking up the joint if you are going to be replaced by a player who owns a Triple-A OBP under .300 and has just two home runs in 47 games of the most hitter friendly league in the minors in the PCL, as is the case with Jesus Sucre whom the M's will be recalling from Tacoma.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Special Ed Davis was one of the main pieces the Grizzlies received from Toronto in the Rudy Gay deal. However, Davis has never gotten a chance to play heavy minutes for the Grizzlies and became expendable when Memphis drafted Jarnell Stokes. He has a chance to be a fantasy sleeper next season, but that depends on what team he signs with. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Buck logged his second multi-hit game of the month on Saturday, but remains on the outside looking in with Mike Zunino behind the dish on most days. Even if Zunino was to go down with an injury, it is hard to imagine he will be of any use in fantasy, outside of deep AL-only or two-catcher leagues hitting .259 with one homer and five RBI through just 58 at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck