Fantasy Baseball Back to Earth Players – Catchers
Here’s a look at some catchers who could struggle to match their 2009 production.
Rod Barajas, New York Mets
Going to the Mets is likely to sap the power numbers (19 HRs & 71 RBIs) he had with Toronto last year.
Bengie Molina, San Francisco Giants
It’s not that I’m completely down on the soon-to-be 36-year old catcher, but his age is a factor. Not to mention Buster Posey, who’s waiting in the wings. Molina had 20 HRs and 80 RBIs last year. I expect both numbers to decline in 2010.
Miguel Olivo, Colorado Rockies
Olivo clubbed 23 HRs last year with 65 RBIs. That was in 390 ABs with the Royals. He won’t match any of those numbers serving as a backup to Chris Iannetta in Colorado.
Jason Varitek, Boston Red Sox
Not that his 14 HRs and 51 RBIs were great, but it’s virtually impossible he comes anywhere near those totals with Victor Martinez handling most of the catcher duties.