Catchers are like the TE of fantasy baseball. They have the elites, who will require a draft pick probably higher than their actual value, but separates your from the rest of the pack.  Last season Carlos Santana and Jonathan Lucroy were the only backstops to score 600+ fantasy points, according to our scoring system. Buster Posey put up 583.  Eight catchers had between 400-500 points.  So while there is a gap between the best and the rest, we suggest waiting for your catcher after filling out your roster some.

Jonathan Lucroy Hamstring Injury - Out 4-6 Weeks
Victor Martinez Tears Meniscus - Will Require Surgery

Same Face, New Cap




RankCTEAM
1Buster PoseySF
2Jonathan LucroyMIL
3Devin MesoracoCIN
4Carlos SantanaCLE
5Salvador PerezKC
6Yadier MolinaSTL
7Wilin RosarioCOL
8Yan GomesCLE
9Evan GattisHOU
10Brian McCannNYY
11Matt WietersBAL
12Russell MartinTOR
13Travis d'ArnaudNYM
14Yasmani GrandalLAD
15Wilson RamosWSH
16Mike ZuninoSEA
17Miguel MonteroCHC
18Jason CastroHOU
19Derek NorrisSD
20Jarrod SaltalamacchiaMIA

Stats From Last Season

  • Buster Posey led all catchers with a .311 BA
    • Jonathon Lucroy was the only other catcher with an average above .300
      • Russell Martin, Kurt Suzuki, Yadier Molina and Yan Gomes hit better than .275
  • Devin Mesoraco led all catchers with 25 home runs
    • Posey, Brian McCann,  Evan Gattis, Mike Zunino and Gomes each hit at least 20
  • Posey drove in 89 runs
    • Mesoraco had 80 RBI
      • McCann, Gomes, Perez and Miguel Montero were the only other catchers to drive in at least 70 runs
  • Lucroy led the MLB with 53 doubles
    • Suzuki was next with 34
      • Posey, Perez, Gomes, Mesoraco, Wilin Rosario and Carlos Ruiz each hit at least 25
  • Lucroy scored 73 runs
    • Posey scored 72 runs
      • Gomes (61) was the only catcher to score 60+ runs
        • Perez, McCann, Mesoraco and Zunino were the only other catchers to score 50+ runs

Finish Strong

  • Posey, Michael McKenry, Francisco Cervelli, Gomes, Martin and Rosario hit over .300 after the All-Star break
  • Santana, McCann, Posey and Tyler Flowers hit 10+ home runs after the All-Star break

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