2016 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings

We all know that the catcher position in fantasy baseball is the most shallow, which is a direct result of catchers not collecting as much playing time than other positions because of the need for constant days off due to the rigors of the position. So just how important is it to grab one of the top ranked catchers? There are a couple of factors that should be taken into consideration.

First, is your league a 1-catcher or 2-catcher league? (i.e. how many catchers does each team have in the starting lineup?) In 2-catcher leagues, catchers carry significantly more value because the output of a replacement level catcher (i.e. an un-drafted catcher that you could easily pick up off the waiver wire) is extremely low. So someone of Buster Posey’s caliber in performance and consistency could actually be a borderline top 12 pick in 2-catcher leagues.

Second, how many teams are in your league? The lesser the number of teams, the lesser the emphasis there needs to be on drafting a top catcher. For instance, in a 10-team league that starts 1 catcher, the value gap between the top ranked catcher and a replacement level catcher is considerably less than a 16-team league that starts 1 catcher.

These are just some factors to consider when talking about fantasy catchers.

Below are THE BACKWARDS K 2016 FANTASY BASEBALL CATCHER RANKINGS. Included for each player is “The Backwards K Quick Take” and a self-produced player projection for 2016. 

***Please note the following:

  • The player’s names are color coded to signal different tiers at the position.
  • The rankings reflect standard 5×5 roto scoring settings (AVG/HR/RBI/R/SB) with position eligibility requirements as 10 total games played at a position in 2015, or 5 total games started at a position in 2015 (i.e. Yahoo! settings).
  • The numerical order is not necessarily a suggested order to draft them in, but it is the order that is calculated based on each player’s listed projections, unless noted otherwise.
  • Noted in some players’ “Quick Takes” is if they gain or lose notable value in points leagues that factor in penalize hitter strikeouts and reward hitter walks.
  1. Buster Posey (Giants) The Backwards K Quick Take: Posey is undeniably the number one catcher in fantasy baseball and outside of the freak collision play at the plate that cost him most of the 2011 season (and subsequently sparked a new MLB rule), Posey has had a remarkably clean bill of health for a catcher. At 28 years old, he’s still incredibly reliable and going strong. I would like to get my hands on a pocketful of Posey if the price is right. (**GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .308 AVG/20 HR/93 RBI/74 R/1 SB/71 K/55 BB in 616 PA
  2. Kyle Schwarber (Cubs) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Schwarber made a quick ascension as a rookie last year with the Cubs and he is a hitter that definitely possesses prodigious power as he displayed it in the Minors and he ranked very well in both hard hit rate and average batted ball distance last year in his limited Major League sample size. He did show some holes in his game though with the propensity to strikeout (28.2%) and (so far) the inability to hit Major League southpaws (.143/.216/.268 vs. LHP). So expectations should be tempered for a young sophomore hitter with those types of flaws, but it’s entirely possible that he overcomes those issues as they weren’t as pronounced in his Minor League stints. Regardless, there’s no doubting that Schwarber is the fantasy pre-season’s #2 catcher with his power from the middle of a titillating lineup where he will bat 5th or 6th behind a group of hitters that collectively have very nice OBP skills — that equals plenty of RBI opportunities for Schwarber despite potentially being in some sort of a platoon situation in LF with Jorge Soler. 2016 Projection: .262 AVG/26 HR/77 RBI/68 R/4 SB/128 K/64 BB in 513 PA
  3. Salvador Perez (Royals) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Perez has displayed some mildly unsettling trends over the last two seasons. He has become more aggressive at the plate, which has led to him chasing more pitches out of the zone and thus bringing his AVG down as he strikes out a bit more and pops up a lot on those bad ball pitches. The good news is that he’s hit for more power as he’s become more aggressive, but there’s no indication yet that he can or will combine the best of both worlds — the 20+ HR type of power from last year with the .290-.300 type of AVG that he used to give. However, he is still entering just his age 26 season, so he does have room for some potential growth and he represents a very safe pick at catcher given that he has been a good model of health at the position and starts a large number of games. (**LOSES VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .265 AVG/21 HR/79 RBI/54 R/0 SB/85 K/17 BB in 565 PA
  4. Brian McCann (Yankees) – The Backwards K Quick Take: McCann has hit 20 HR in 9 of 10 seasons and since coming to the Yankees in 2014, he has seemingly altered his hitting approach by pulling the ball more and hitting more flyballs as he takes aim at the friendly right field porch in Yankee Stadium. This has resulted in 35 of his 50 HR as a Yankee coming at Yankee Stadium. It’s likely just a situation that he felt he could take advantage of to give him more longevity as a Major League hitter as his natural hitting skills declined. That approach, though, has really sapped his AVG, but he still retains plenty of value as a fantasy catcher because of the power numbers. 2016 Projection: .239 AVG/25 HR/78 RBI/61 R/0 SB/93 K/49 BB in 540 PA
  5. Jonathan Lucroy (Brewers) The Backwards K Quick Take: Lucroy spent a good portion of the 2015 season on the shelf with some fluky types of injuries such as a foul ball that fractured his toe while behind the plate and a foul tip off the mask that concussed him. But that’s the nature of the beast as a catcher. He’ll look to stay healthier this year, but the last two seasons his HR/FB% has been a few percentage points lower than where it was at from 2011-2013 when he was in his prime years. He still remains the best bet to have the 2nd best AVG as a catcher behind Posey though, so there is still something of value here and he should make for a fine, if not unexciting, fantasy catcher selection while hitting 2nd or 3rd for as long as he remains with the Brewers.(**GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .286 AVG/12 HR/61 RBI/65 R/2 SB/69 K/44 BB in 533 PA
  6. Travis D’Arnaud (Mets) The Backwards K Quick Take: D’Arnaud likely has the most upside of any catcher not named Posey or Schwarber, but he’s had issues staying healthy as a Met and it also was problematic for him in the Minors. So we can’t necessarily expect him to all of a sudden catch 135 games. However, D’Arnaud showed improvements in his HR/FB% last year and he had a big jump in his second half walk rate suggesting that a true breakout could be on the horizon, but it will likely hinge on his aforementioned health. After Posey and Schwarber are off the board, a case can definitely be made to grab D’Arnaud, but it wouldn’t come without risk. (EDIT on 3/30/16: D’Arnaud appears slated to begin the year hitting 8th, at least vs. righties. It gives a slight hit to his value and bumps his projections down a little and his ranking goes from #5 to #6) 2016 Projection: .272 AVG/20 HR/66 RBI/54 R/1 SB/84 K/42 BB in 474 PA
  7. Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers) – The Backwards K Quick Take: In 2015, as a first-time Dodger, Grandal got off to a rather hideous start in April, but his performance from May through July was nearly grander than all other catchers with a .311 AVG and 13 HR in 63 games. But then he suffered a shoulder injury in early August that shelved him for days at a time on multiple occasions, and it’s something that most definitely hampered his production when he was on the field as he hit for an unsightly .119 AVG with just 2 HR from August till the end of the season. He had off-season surgery to correct the issue and entered Spring Training feeling healthy without limitations on that shoulder. Being in his prime at age 27, plus the strides he made last season prior to the shoulder injury, and the fact that he’s posted very strong average batted ball distances the last two seasons, it all suggests that Grandal could really breakout this season. (**GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .260 AVG/22 HR/66 RBI/58 R/1 SB/100 K/72 BB in 491 PA
  8. Yan Gomes (Indians) – The Backwards K Quick Take: There were lofty expectations for Gomes last year after a breakout 2014 season, but he turned out to be a huge disappointment — it was a performance to “yawn” at, if you will. He suffered a bad knee sprain very early in the season on a collision at the plate and he had a difficult time recovering from that point on. People may point to his more normal BABIP of .285 in 2015 and think that is the true Yan Gomes since he had a seemingly unsustainable .326 mark in 2014. But he does hit a pretty high percentage of line drives, so if he keeps that up then a bounce back in BABIP to a mark north of say .310 wouldn’t be all too surprising. Starting 2016 with a clean slate and still at just 28 years old, I would believe that a bit of a resurgent season is in the cards. (**LOSES VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .264 AVG/19 HR/70 RBI/58 R/0 SB/129 K/23 BB in 529 PA
  9. Devin Mesoraco (Reds) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Mesoraco was a very frustrating player last season as he avoided the DL for an extended period of time despite a hip injury, but he was hardly making any appearances, let alone any starts. Eventually, the Reds came to their senses and realized what a detriment they were being to thousands of fantasy rosters across the nation and they finally DL’d Mesoraco. But early this off-season, Mesoraco was still struggling to get comfortable crouching into his catcher’s stance with his bum hip. He may not be ready by Opening Day, but even if he is, he is going to be extremely difficult to trust this season just knowing the health struggles he’s had for the last calendar year. (EDIT on 3/22/16: Adjusted Mesoraco’s projections and moved him from #15 to #9 and took him off the avoid list at the bottom because he’s looked good in his early appearances in Spring Training. However, he’s still going to be difficult to trust to stay healthy) 2016 Projection: .248 AVG/21 HR/64 RBI/53 R/2 SB/106 K/43 BB in 466 PA
  10. Welington Castillo (Diamondbacks) The Backwards K Quick Take: Where’s the beef? The beef is located behind the dish in Arizona, as opposed to on a dish on my dinner table, and this beef has a rather appealing scent. Sometimes things smell better than they taste, but I’d be willing to take a bite of this beef to find out. Of course I’m talking about Beef Welington — Welington Castillo. After he was traded to the Diamondbacks in early June of last year, the Beef Welington in Arizona didn’t need any steak sauce. Instead, he was the steak sauce…A1…excellent. He was the #2 catcher behind Posey for a solid two and a half month stretch when he hit .272 with 17 HR and 43 RBI in his first 69 games as a D-Back. I am more bullish on Castillo than most as the skeptics will cite regression and the fact that he’s never handled a full-time starting role, but he’s always had pop in his bat and any expected regression I think can be offset by an expected increase in playing time. The power potential from a #5 hitter of a solid offense in a nice home hitters park sounds good to me, despite the lack of a more proven track record. (**LOSES VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .247 AVG/21 HR/68 RBI/54 R/0 SB/124 K/34 BB in 511 PA
  11. Matt Wieters (Orioles) The Backwards K Quick Take: Wieters got a late start to the 2015 season as he rehabbed from Tommy John surgery, but he did eventually make his way back. However, he required several days off to nurse that throwing elbow of his, and don’t go thinking that just because he’s not a pitcher that the Tommy John surgery didn’t affect his performance. That surgery for a hitter can sap power and the ability to make consistent hard contact. Being even further removed from the surgery after a full off-season, it would be reasonable to expect Wieters to be more of his old self, but the early indications are that he’s still having some issues with the elbow. So he could potentially be in for more than the normal share of days off again, at least early in the season. But if it’s ever signaled that he’s no longer feeling ill effects, then all systems could be go for Wieters. 2016 Projection: .265 AVG/18 HR/64 RBI/50 R/0 SB/94 K/36 BB in 480 PA
  12. Russell Martin (Blue Jays)  The Backwards K Quick Take: Martin posted a career high in HR last year as perhaps being a part of the powerhouse Blue Jays lineup rubbed off on him, or maybe just playing his home games in his motherland of Canada reinvigorated him. Whatever the case, I don’t think he matches last year’s output but he should remain a low AVG hitter that can produce quality numbers (for a catcher) across the board in all other categories. 2016 Projection: .240 AVG/17 HR/62 RBI/56 R/4 SB/100 K/53 BB in 483 PA
  13. J.T. Realmuto (Marlins) The Backwards K Quick Take: Realmuto does not have the makeup of an exciting fantasy catcher, but he does have the ability to contribute more handsomely in the SB department than any other player at his position. If there’s one catcher that will be a 10 HR/10 SB player, it is the Marlins backstop and he makes for an intriguing candidate to sneak into the top 10 fantasy catchers by season’s end. 2016 Projection: .264 AVG/11 HR/56 RBI/48 R/9 SB/78 K/25 BB in 507 PA
  14. Derek Norris (Padres) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Norris’ place as a top 6 overall catcher last year was nice and all, but that ranking was assisted by the fact that he made 15 starts at first base to allow him to appear in 147 games, which is a very high mark for a fantasy catcher. He’s not likely to make that many starts at first base again this season, and last year both his walk and strikeout rates trended in the opposite of the desired directions. He’s not a terrible option as a fantasy catcher, but those are some things to be aware of. 2016 Projection: .249 AVG/14 HR/59 RBI/55 R/4 SB/117 K/42 BB in 548 PA
  15. Francisco Cervelli (Pirates) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Cervelli had a career best season last year but he did so on the heels of some batted ball fortune. Cervelli posted a .409 BABIP in very limited time in 2014, and he followed that up with a .359 BABIP last year. But the issue is that the underlying metrics of his performance do not suggest the ability to consistently sustain very high BABIP marks. His line drive and hard hit rates have been solid, but nothing spectacular, and he hardly gets any infield hits, lacking the speed to do so. The only things that really might indicate a high BABIP are that he doesn’t hit pop-ups often and his soft hit rate is lower than the average. So pretty much it would seem that he lived off of finding the holes in defending infields and that’s not something he can continue to count on. (EDIT on 3/23/16: Cervelli looks like he could spend more time batting 2nd in the lineup, which makes sense from an OBP perspective for the Pirates. So I adjusted his projection to reflect more time hitting higher in the order, which moved him from #18 to #15) (***GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .278 AVG/8 HR/49 RBI/59 R/2 SB/91 K/47 BB in 522 PA
  16. Stephen Vogt (A’s) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Vogt looked like Buster Posey for the first couple months of last season (.322/.411/.611 with 11 HR, 38 RBI and just about as many walks as strikeouts in 49 games played through May), but then he looked like a busted Posey the rest of the way. The left-handed swinger also had issues with left-handed pitching while Josh Phegley, fellow catcher teammate who swings right-handed, showed some nice promise and handles southpaws pretty well. In my opinion, Vogt’s episode of tailing off after the first two months of 2015 coupled with his poor splits vs. LHP sets up the Oakland catcher situation to work out well as a strict platoon, which obviously would limit Vogt’s value. A strict platoon probably won’t occur from the get go, but I don’t think Vogt will have much of a leash against lefties. 2016 Projection: .259 AVG/14 HR/58 RBI/50 R/0 SB/89 K/48 BB in 468 PA
  17. Nick Hundley (Rockies) The Backwards K Quick Take: Thanks to the friendly environment of Coors Field, Hundley was able to have a career best season at the age of 31 last year. He enjoyed a .355 AVG at home and hit 70% of his HR in the thin air of Denver. At home, he seemingly did everything right as a hitter: he hit a ton of line drives, sprayed the ball well to all fields, and he hit a lot of extra base hits to lead to a nice ISO. These things made it believable that he could post a high BABIP at home, which he did at a .391 clip. But with the less than average speed that he has, that high of a BABIP is likely not sustainable — no matter how well he does all those things. At the very least though, he still can be a solid contributor as long as he’s at Coors Field, but if possible he should be on fantasy benches when he’s on the road. 2016 Projection: .278 AVG/11 HR/49 RBI/45 R/3 SB/90 K/25 BB in 439 PA
  18. Blake Swihart (Red Sox) – The Backwards K Quick Take: With barely any experience at the AAA level before he got the call up to the Majors, Swihart arrived much earlier than expected because of injuries that thinned out the Red Sox catcher corps. So it was no surprise that he struggled to handle Major League pitching from the start, but he did find some sort of a groove from August 15 onward to hit .340 with 4 HR in his final 29 games played. Swihart isn’t a super sexy pick, but if there’s any catcher that has the opportunity to surprise and match Nick Hundley’s performance from last year as a .300 hitter with 10 HR and a handful of SB, it is the 24-year old Swihart. 2016 Projection: .271 AVG/9 HR/46 RBI/48 R/6 SB/92 K/29 BB in 450 PA
  19. Wilson Ramos (Nationals) – The Backwards K Quick Take: The one thing that Ramos had failed to do since becoming the #1 starting catcher in Washington a few seasons ago was avoid the DL. Lo and behold, he finally stays healthy last year but experienced a gross decline in overall performance, much in part to a big increase in strikeout rate. Ramos has some pop in his bat, but he consistently posts groundball rates above 55%, which is over 10% higher than the league average and is generally reserved for speedsters that can leg out some groundballs, which Ramos definitely cannot. Once viewed as a potential top 10 fantasy catcher, Ramos is extremely difficult to rely on. 2016 Projection: .255 AVG/14 HR/57 RBI/39 R/0 SB/79 K/20 BB in 454 PA
  20. Yadier Molina (Cardinals) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Entering his age 33 season, Molina has dealt with thumb injuries the past couple of seasons and it’s something that is still nagging him. I would treat him as just a contact hitter with the potential for a decent AVG and nothing more (**GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES). 2016 Projection: .277 AVG/8 HR/50 RBI/41 R/2 SB/58 K/30 BB in 501 PA
  21. James McCann (Tigers) The Backwards K Quick Take: McCann is likely to be given the reins to be the #1 catcher for the Tigers, but that’s more of a testament to how manager Brad Ausmus values McCann’s handling of the pitching staff — not how he loves McCann’s hitting skills. McCann did look pretty decent at the plate at times last year, but he was much more dangerous against left-handed pitching. So being the #1 catcher this year, he’s going to see more right-handed pitching and that could potentially prevent him from seeing an actual growth in his rate statistics. He did manage to go 9 for 11 in SB attempts at AAA in 2014, so if he’s going to have any chance of being something of value to the fantasy community then he’s going to have to get to churning on those base paths, which I wouldn’t hold my breath on. 2016 Projection: .262 AVG/9 HR/53 RBI/42 R/1 SB/97 K/21 BB in 494 PA
  22. Cameron Rupp (Phillies) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Looking for a sleeper in that 2-catcher league of yours? Then step up to Rupp. He won’t remind Phillies fans of Darren Daulton (I enjoyed hitting with him on RBI Baseball on Nintendo), but a .250 AVG and 15 HR is attainable. Over the final month and a half of last season, Rupp began to seize the lion’s share of starts at catcher for the Phillies as veteran Carlos Ruiz began to ride off into the twilight. It makes complete sense for the Phillies to continue that trend because they really have nothing to lose by giving the 27-year old Rupp more experience so that he’ll be a grizzled veteran leader by the time the Phillies are ready to compete in…2018? 2023? Rupp hits lefties better than righties, but he does have some power that can play against righties. (**LOSES VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .236 AVG/15 HR/51 RBI/39 R/0 SB/113 K/35 BB in 454 PA
  23. Miguel Montero (Cubs) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Montero blew away his previous career high HR/FB% of 12.7% by posting a 17.9% mark last year, so expect some regression back to the mean here. Also, not only will Montero likely to continue to split catcher duties three ways for the Cubs with Kyle Schwarber and David Ross who is Jon Lester’s personal catcher, but the off-season additions to the Cubs lineup will seemingly push Montero down to 7th or 8th in the batting order after he spent the majority of his time hitting 4th, 5th, or 6th last year. Hitting at the bottom of this stacked lineup is likely better than hitting in the middle of some, but still this is a hit to his value and should probably be considered no more than a #2 catcher in a 2-catcher league. 2016 Projection: .244 AVG/11 HR/47 RBI/38 R/1 SB/94 K/41 BB in 400 PA
  24. Jason Castro (Astros) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Interesting tidbit about Jason Castro is that he was born in a city called Castro Valley, CA. Imagine that. The more you know. Despite a pretty high line drive rate of 24.4% (a level that he’s maintained for most of his career), he produced just a .280 BABIP last year, which is likely due to his big jump in pull rate that saw him hit into the defensive shift a lot. But he still should expect at least a small rebound in that area as long as he keeps hitting line drives at that rate. He possesses some underlying power, but his increasing strikeout rate has been a detriment to his numbers the last couple of seasons. Overall, Castro is certainly not one to be excited about. 2016 Projection: .224 AVG/13 HR/48 RBI/47 R/0 SB/140 K/40 BB in 467 PA
  25. Chris Iannetta (Mariners) The Backwards K Quick Take: Now with the Mariners after four seasons with the Angels, Iannetta could end up with a career high in games played at 33 years old. It seems a bit silly to think that would happen, especially for a catcher, but he spent his time with the Angels under manager Mike Scioscia who enjoys employing a tag team at catcher instead of giving one guy the lion’s share of work. Now with the Mariners and after spending a lot of time devoted to improving his pitch framing over the last year, something that the new management of the Mariners heavily believes in, Iannetta is in a good spot for playing time. He’s never been a good AVG hitter, but he takes a lot of walks to get on base and he has some pop. With that being said, he’s far from fantastic, but could be undervalued by those in 2-catcher leagues. (**GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .222 AVG/12 HR/47 RBI/45 R/1 SB/118 K/60 BB in 461 PA
  26. Josh Phegley (A’s) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Phegley caught on with the A’s last year and served as the backup catcher to Stephen Vogt. Phegley is a right-handed hitter and he saw more plate appearances against lefties than righties. He hits for a better average against lefties, but the power appears to play well versus either handedness, so he’s not necessarily just a platoon type of player if given the opportunity. Also interesting in his skill set is that he was consistently around a very solid 15% strikeout rate in the upper levels of the Minors while displaying 20+ HR potential over a full season’s worth of games. Phegley is the top backup catcher to keep an eye on and he could be a starting fantasy catcher in any 12+ team format if he somehow becomes the starter in Oakland. 2016 Projection: .258 AVG/12 HR/38 RBI/31 R/1 SB/57 K/17 BB in 289 PA
  27. Dioner Navarro (White Sox) – The Backwards K Quick Take: The White Sox signed the catching tandem of Navarro and Alex Avila in the off-season and they can actually make for a solid platoon for the Pale Hose. Navarro, a switch-hitter, has always hit lefties well (and holds his own against righties), and Avila has solid OBP skills and can hit righites (but he can’t hit lefties worth a lick). So at the very least, Navarro is likely looking at starts against all lefties, but Avila has had concussion issues, which could lead to extra playing time for Navarro. I have them basically at a 50/50 split at catcher this season with Navarro as the preferred fantasy option. (**GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .275 AVG/8 HR/38 RBI/30 R/0 SB/43 K/25 BB in 318 PA
  28. A.J. Pierzynski (Braves) – The Backwards K Quick Take: The Braves re-upped the veteran Pierzynski and they also acquired Tyler Flowers in the off-season. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is seemingly committing to a 50/50 split between the two, otherwise Pierzynski would be somewhat intriguing in deep leagues with his ability to hit for a high AVG for a catcher. (**GAINS VALUE IN POINTS LEAGUES) 2016 Projection: .282 AVG/7 HR/36 RBI/26 R/0 SB/32 K/13 BB in 321 PA
  29. Robinson Chirinos (Rangers) – The Backwards K Quick Take: Chirinos would be an intriguing fantasy option with his power if we could realistically project him to be the starting catcher for the Rangers for the whole season. But there are already rumors swirling in Texas that they are in the market to acquire a catcher (Lucroy and Norris are names that are being thrown around), so it would appear that the Rangers don’t feel supremely confident in Chirinos as a full-time starter. He is worth keeping an eye on in 2-catcher leagues though. 2016 Projection: .236 AVG/11 HR/37 RBI/31 R/0 SB/67 K/27 BB in 304 PA
  30. Hank Conger (Rays) – The Backwards K Quick Take: If caught stealing %  for catchers was a roto category for fantasy baseball then Conger would practically be undraftable. Amazingly, Conger threw out just 1 base stealer in 43 attempts against him last year. But just because it’s not a stat in fantasy baseball (at least not in 99.99% of leagues) that doesn’t mean it’s not at least something to know for fantasy baseball. Being so poorly skilled at things like throwing out base stealers, pitch framing, and game calling hurts the potential playing time of a catcher and thus limits fantasy potential. Being traded to the Rays in the off-season, Conger would seemingly have a clearer path to playing time, but you also have to consider that there must be a reason why this former 1st round draft pick has not collected more than 260 PA in a season since breaking into the league in 2011. If he ever does find regular playing time, then he’ll be a 15 HR threat. 2016 Projection: .231 AVG/10 HR/39 RBI/31 R/1 SB/76 K/20 BB in 343 PA

 

UNDERVALUED CATCHERS TO TARGET (Based off positional ADP):

Yasmani Grandal (Roto and Points leagues)

Yan Gomes (Roto leagues)

Welington Castillo (Roto leagues)

DEEPER SLEEPER CATCHERS (Based off positional ADP):

Blake Swihart (Roto and Points leagues)

Cameron Rupp (Roto leagues)

Josh Phegley (Roto and Points leagues)

Dioner Navarro (Roto and Points leagues)

OVERVALUED CATCHERS TO AVOID (Based off positional ADP):

Stephen Vogt (Roto and Points leagues)

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