Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 15 Catcher Rankings

Jan 20, 2010

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.

Also check out:
2010 Top 15 First Basemen
2010 Top 15 Second Basemen
2010 Top 15 Third Basemen
2010 Top 15 Shortstops
2010 Top 25 Outfielders
2010 Top 25 Starting Pitchers

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    January 20th, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    Interesting on Wieters at #4 … Can he withstand the pressure from the Legend?

  2. LestersLegends
    January 20th, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    I think he’ll be rock solid. He earned some stripes last year.

  3. CCC
    January 31st, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    I really think Flores of the Nats is better than at least half the guys on this list
    he is All-Star caliber, but it will be interesting to see if he is healed
    having Pudge Jr. (Fisk is the real Pudge to me) as a mentor helps

  4. LestersLegends
    January 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    I’m just worried about how many ABs he gets.

  5. emily
    December 29th, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    bengie before yadi?yadi is better than half of the guys ranked before him!!!!!!!

  6. LestersLegends
    December 29th, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    This was for last year. Bengie was coming of a 20 HR, 80 RBI season.

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