49-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Flaherty in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
John Flaherty Contract Information:
Retired in March of 2006.
Flaherty retired on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for John Flaherty.
Randy Johnson turned his season around when Flaherty became his personal catcher, so it was a surprise to see the Yankees replace him with journeyman Kelly Stinnett. He'll now try to replace Doug Mirabelli as Boston's backup and Tim Wakefield's personal catcher. He won't hit much in any role.
Flaherty is an excellent backup catcher and got quite a few big hits for the Yankees in 2004. If your league is deep enough that you have to draft backup catchers, you could do worse.
Flaherty agreed to a one-year, $775,000 contract to serve as Jorge Posada's backup again. Yankees fans just hope they don't find themselves in a situation again where they need to get a hit from Flaherty to stay alive in a World Series game.
He'll probably hook up with a new team in the offseason, almost certainly in a reserve catcher role. If he's used as an everyday regular, he's miscast; let someone else take him in your draft if that's the case. If a team signs him to a 40-games-a-year “veteran leadership” role, he may worth a dollar play in deep AL- or NL-only leagues, because he can hit a little on occasion.