Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 20 Catcher Rankings

Feb 23, 2010

Time for my second look at my catcher rankings.

1.  Joe Mauer – Added power to an already impressive arsenal.

2.  Victor Martinez – Should send Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia home a ton of times this year.

3.  Brian McCann – The NL’s best catcher. Steadily dominant.

4.   Matt Wieters – Lived up to the hype. Could challenge for the #2 spot. He’s that good.

5.  Miguel Montero – I expect him to build on a strong second half (.316 with 39 runs,  11 HRs, 40 RBIs).

6.  Geovany Soto – He’s in terrific shape (click to see his profile). I expect him to bounce back. He’s too good of a hitter not to.

7.  Kurt Suzuki – Quietly one of the better fantasy catchers in the league.

8.  Jorge Posada – Still has some magic in his bat.

9.  Yadier Molina – Quietly averaging 55 RBIs the past two years while hitting .298.

10.  Mike Napoli – Good option for power.

11.  Russell Martin – His value went South, but still is a starting option.

12.  Ryan Doumit – Always an injury concern, but he can truly hit.

13.  Chris Iannetta – In a time share with Miguel Olivo, but a solid #2 fantasy catcher.

14.  Bengie Molina – Molina still has some life in his bat, but Buster Posey will likely steal some ABs.

15. A.J. Pierzynski – He won’t wow you with his numbers, but he should give you a nice average with decent HR and RBI totals.

16.  John Baker – Nice average. Some pop. RBI potential.

17.  Carlos Santana – He likely won’t start with the Indians, but should deliver when he gets the call.

18.  Carlos Ruiz – His average is terrible, but he’ll drive in some runs for you.

19.  Kelly Shoppach – Has some pop in his bat. Could move up the rankings or easily replaced. Nice late round option.

20.  Jesus Flores – He’ll split time with Ivan Rodriguez, but this young catcher has plenty of potential.

Click to see the rest of the 2010 fantasy baseball rankings.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Bill Miller
    February 23rd, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Like the rankings. I think Wieters will be a top five, just not sure he’s there already. I think most people underrate Yadier as well, but I agree with where you have him ranked. Bill

  2. LestersLegends
    February 23rd, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Plus Yadier has 1B eligibility in some leagues (6 games at 1B last year). He’s not flashy, just solid.

    Wieters could be top five, but he’s not going as early in drafts as the top three. Should be a much better value.

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