Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 15 Catcher Rankings
Here’s an early look at Catcher Rankings.
1. Joe Mauer – Joe removed any doubt with his MVP season.
2. Victor Martinez – The Sox will need V-Mart to make up for Jason Bay’s lost bat. He killed it with Boston hitting .336 with 41 RBIs in 56 games.
3. Brian McCann – McCann got off to a slow start, but was a force when he got his eyes fixed. He had 61 RBIs from July through September.
4. Matt Wieters – The expectation level couldn’t have been higher for Weiters, and he really started to figure it out down the stretch.
5. Miguel Montero – He was a beast down the stretch hitting .316 with 39 runs, 11 HRs, and 40 RBIs after the All-Star Break.
6. Geovany Soto – Soto was terrible last year hitting .218, but he was so good in 2008 that I’ll roll the dice on him bouncing back.
7. Kurt Suzuki – One of the few bright spots on the A’s last year with 88 RBIs. He’ll probably regress, but should still be a high-end catcher. The addition of Kevin Kouzmanoff should help.
8. Jorge Posada – The old guy still has some pop in that bat. Playing in the new Yankee Stadium doesn’t hurt matters.
9. Bengie Molina – Where he lands is still up in the air, but he’s been one of the better hitting catchers for several years now.
10. Yadier Molina – He won’t hit many HRs, but he hits for average and drives in 50+ RBIs.
11. Mike Napoli – Napoli brings solid power from the catcher slot.
12. Russell Martin – His numbers have declined the past couple years, but he’ll be 27 when the season starts and should be able to bounce back.
13. Ryan Doumit – Was injured much of last year, but is an above average hitting catcher would should be on the rise in 2010.
14. Chris Iannetta – He’ll have to hold off newcomer Miguel Olivo, but he’s a nice power option at catcher that should come at a good value.
15. A.J. Pierzynski – Never a sexy pick, but he can hit for average. He usually gets you around 60 runs, 13 HRs, and 55-60 RBIs.
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