Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fantasy Baseball Rankings - Catcher - End of Season Update

** - Break out season candidate




NameTeamEnd of Season RankingPreseason RankingAll Star Break Ranking
Carlos SantanaCLE1242
Víctor MartínezDET223
Alex AvilaDET3#N/A5
Miguel Montero**ARI4174
Mike NapoliTEX5616
Matt WietersBAL686
Brian McCannATL731
Yadier MolinaSTL8118
J.P. Arencibia**TOR91913
Russell MartinNYY10#N/A11


NameTeamEnd of Season RankingPreseason RankingAll Star Break Ranking
Chris IannettaCOL11299
Miguel OlivoSEA12157
John BuckFLA13710
Kurt SuzukiOAK14519
Geovany SotoCHC151418
Wilson RamosWAS16#N/A15
Jonathan LucroyMIL173114
Jarrod SaltalamacchiaBOS18#N/A22
Carlos RuizPHI191320
A.J. PierzynskiCWS201212
Yorvit TorrealbaTEX212323
Jorge PosadaNYY22917
Rod BarajasLAD233030
Joe MauerMIN24146
Josh TholeNYM252224
Ramón HernándezCIN262521
Nick HundleySD272132
Ryan HaniganCIN28#N/A27
Jason VaritekBOS293229
John Jaso**TB301028

2010 INFO
  • Last season catchers hit, on average, right around the .270 mark, with only Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, Victor Matinez and Carlos Ruiz breaking .300.
  • Of the 9 catchers who hit 15 HRs or more, only Mike Napoli, Brian McCann, Victor Martinez and John Buck hit 20+.
  • Victor Martinez, Kurt Suzuki, Joe Mauer, and Brian McCann were the only catchers with 70+ RBI
  • Mike Napoli, John Buck and Miguel Olivo were the only Catchers with over 100 strikeouts and each one of them had over 110.




Break Out Season Candidates
Miguel MonteroARIMontero will be turning 27 during this upcoming season and will be looking to take full advantage of his starting role. The Diamonbacks shipped off Chris Snyder when Miguel returned from his knee injury, and in only 85 games hit 9 HRs and drove in 43 runs. If Montero can stay healthy, he might join the list of catchers who hit 20+ HRs.
J.P. ArencibiaTOR2 of J.P.'s 5 hits last year were HRs and with John Buck gone, look for him to be the opening day catcher in Toronto. At 25 years old, this will be his first full season in the Bigs. He will also join the 20+ HR catcher club this season, but do you can expect his batting average will be below his career .275 in the minors.
John JasoTBA career .291 hitter in 8 minor league seasons, Jaso was placed in the Rays lineup as a smart, patient hitter who walked 20 more times than he struck out last season. He turned 27 at the end of last season, and will start this year as the everyday catcher for the new look Rays. Jaso is similar offensively to Jason Kendall in which he does not strike out, puts the ball in play, and does not get many extra base hits. He could hit up to 10 HRs and drive in 70 RBI this season while batting close to .300. If you can not grab a top tier catcher, settle for Jaso.

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