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Fantasy Baseball 2012 - Catcher Rankings (End of Season Update)

  • You can make an argument for Buster Posey to win the National League MVP award. 
  • Wilin Rosario is a top 5 catcher next season.
  • No way A.J. Pierzynski has another top 10 season next year
  • Brian McCann really disappointed
How Fantasy Points Are Scored:
Singles - 1pt
Doubles - 2pts
Triples - 3pts
Homeruns - 2pts
RBI - 2pts
Runs Scored - 2pts
Walks - 1pt
Stolen Bases - 1pt

Pre Season RankEnd of Season RankNameTeamFantasy Points
81Buster PoseySF675
72Joe MauerMIN653
33Carlos SantanaCLE567
24Miguel MonteroARI562
105Yadier MolinaSTL548
66Matt WietersBAL546
187A.J. PierzynskiCWS504
218Ryan DoumitMIN478
#N/A9Wilin RosarioCOL459
1410Carlos RuizPHI450
1711Jesus MonteroSEA414
3212A.J. EllisLAD406
113Brian McCannATL404
1614Jarrod SaltalamacchiaBOS400
1515Russell MartinNYY393
516Mike NapoliTEX392
1217Jonathan LucroyMIL372
418Alex AvilaDET366
#N/A19John JasoSEA357
1120J.P. ArencibiaTOR336


 Carlos Ruiz has been unbelievable this season.  If the Phillies get Howard and Utley going and Chooch can keep this up, the Phillies could be right back in the Playoff hunt once Halladay returns to the rotation.  This list should remain untouched, yet reorganized come September.  However, guys like Carlos Santana, Wilson Rosario and Ryan Doumit might sneak their way on.

Pre Season RankAll Star RankNameTeamG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS Fantasy Points
71Joe MauerMIN7728544931815414444410.3260.4160.4490.865336
142Carlos RuizPHI78257419021013461634300.3500.4120.5840.995317
103Yadier MolinaSTL75276358415013452130810.3040.3570.5000.857301
184A.J. PierzynskiCWS7326039749316491937000.2850.3380.5270.865300
85Buster PoseySF77273357916010433250100.2890.3620.4580.820294
66Matt WietersBAL78283357014112443055100.2470.3270.4310.758287
27Miguel MonteroARI7124633671018453872000.2720.3780.4190.797281
18Brian McCannATL68256286110013462439100.2380.3010.4300.731257
169Jarrod SaltalamacchiaBOS68230345413017411672000.2350.2850.5130.798250
510Mike NapoliTEX7424137556212303686000.2280.3400.4190.759247

Preseason Rankings

Projected Starting Catchers courtesy of MLB Depth Charts
** - Breakout Season Candidate

Brian McCannATL1
Miguel MonteroARI2
Carlos SantanaCLE3
Alex AvilaDET4
Mike NapoliTEX5
Matt WietersBAL6
Joe MauerMIN7
Buster PoseySF8
Kurt SuzukiOAK9
Yadier MolinaSTL10

J.P. ArencibiaTOR11
Jonathan LucroyMIL12
Geovany SotoCHC13
Carlos RuizPHI14
Russell MartinNYY15
Jarrod Saltalamacchia**BOS16
A.J. PierzynskiCWS18
Jesus Montero**SEA17
Chris SnyderHOU19
Nick HundleySD20
Ryan DoumitMIN21
Rod BarajasPIT22
Miguel OlivoSEA23
Wilson RamosWAS24
John BuckMIA25
Salvador Perez**KC26
Chris IannettaLAA27
Josh TholeNYM28
Ryan HaniganCIN29
Yorvit TorrealbaTEX30
Ramon HernandezCOL31
AJ EllisLAD32
Jose MolinaTB33

Stats from last season
  • Mike Napoli was the only catcher to hit 30+ HRs
    • Carlos Santana, Brian McCann, J.P. Arencibia and Matt Wieters were the only others to hit 20+ HRs.
  • Victor Martinez was teh only catcher to drive in 100+ runs
    • Miguel Montero(86) and Alex Avila(82) were the only other catchers to drive in more than 80+ runs
  • Seven catchers struck out over 100 times
  • Carlos Santana walked 97 times, leading all catchers
    • Only Alex Avila(73) and Chris Iannetta(70) walked 70+ times