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Here’s the 2013 LestersLegends Catcher Rankings for NL-Only Leagues.
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1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
Posey led the Majors with a .336 batting average. He led all catchers with 103 RBI. I’m not sure there is much he can’t do. Last year he finished with a .336-78-24-103-1 line.
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2. Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks
Montero has back-to-back years hitting better than .280 with at least 15 home runs and 86 RBI. He’s been better in the second half the past two years so you’ll have to be a little patient.
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3. Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies
Rosario led all catchers last year with 28 home runs. His .270-67-28-71-4 line was impressive. His home and away splits (.957 OPS vs. .721) are a small cause for concern.
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4. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
Molina has been a model of consistency, but blew up last year with a .315-65-22-76-12 line. Even if regression is likely, he should remain one of the league’s top catchers.
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5. Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves
McCann hit at least 20 home runs for the fifth straight season, but struggled mightily with a .230 batting average. He’s a lifetime .279 hitter so I expect him to bounce back. He’ll miss the start of the year as he recovers from shoulder surgery, but he should be a pretty nice value.
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6. Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers
Lucroy was limited to 96 games last year thanks to a broken hand, but he hit .320 with 46 runs, 16 home runs, 58 RBI and four stolen bases. His OPS, which was .881 last year, has improved each year.
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7. Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies
Ruiz put on a display last year turning in a .325-56-16-68-4 line. Unfortunately he got popped for taking performance-enhancing drugs so he’ll miss the first 25 games of the year. He’s a solid option once he returns, but you’ll have to make alternative plans early.
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8. Travis d’Arnaud, New York Mets
He wont’ make an impact early, but d’Arnaud could finish the season as solid fantasy catcher option, particularly in NL-Only leagues. Last year he turned in a .333-45-16-52-1 line in 279 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas.
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9. Russell Martin, Pittsburgh Pirates
Martin struggles with his batting average, but he is a decent source of home runs and stolen bases.
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10. A.J. Ellis, Los Angeles Dodgers
Ellis had a modest .270-44-13-52-0 line last year. He’s not going to carry you by any means, but at least his average isn’t a hindrance.
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Here’s the 2013 LestersLegends Catcher Rankings for AL-Only Leagues.
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1. Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
Mauer doesn’t provide power. Deal with it. He hit .319 with 81 runs, which was the most among catchers. He only hit 10 home runs, but had 85 RBI and eight stolen bases. Four out of five categories isn’t bad.
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2. Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles
Wieters smacked 20-plus home runs for the second season in a row. He really took a leap forward with a career high 83 RBI.
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3. Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
Santana had a dip in his power, but still managed a very productive .252-72-18-76-3 line. He’s a solid bet to contribute in runs, home runs and RBI.
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4. Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
Perez had an impressive .301-38-11-39-0 line despite being limited to 76 games. He has a bright future if he can stay healthy.
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5. Mike Napoli, Boston Red Sox
Napoli clubbed 20 home runs for the fifth straight year. His 2011 batting average was a fluke, but the power should be there in Boston. Napoli has a 1.107 lifetime OPS in Fenway Park.
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6. Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers
Martinez won’t catch this year, but you can take advantage of his eligibility. He’s 34 and coming off an injury, but he brings a big bat to the table. Not to mention, he’s playing in a pretty potent offense with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder.
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7. Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners
Montero posted a decent .260-46-15-62-0 line. The numbers didn’t quite live up to the hype, but he’s just 23 and the Mariners shortened the outfield dimensions. Look for a jump in power.
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8. A.J. Pierzynski, Texas Rangers
A.J. had never reached the 20-HR plateau until he smacked 27 last year. That number is bound to go down, but he should still put up solid numbers for the Rangers.
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9. Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Twins
Doumit will play a fair share of catcher, but should see plenty of at bats as the primary designated hitter as well. He posted a solid .275-56-18-75-0 line. Staying healthy will be the key, and all of those at bats at DH should help his cause
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10. Alex Avila, Detroit Tigers
Avila had a huge drop from his 2011 season when he slugged 19 home runs and drove in 82 runs. He won’t return to that level, but he should top last year’s .243-42-9-48-2 line.
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We already looked at the LestersLegends’ top 10 fantasy baseball catchers for 2013, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t additional options if you choose to wait on filling your catcher slot to address other positions.
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Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Twins
Doumit will play a fair share of catcher, but should see plenty of at bats as the primary designated hitter as well. He posted a solid .275-56-18-75-0 line. Staying healthy will be the key, and all of those at bats at DH should help his cause.
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Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers
Lucroy was limited to 96 games last year thanks to a broken hand, but he hit .320 with 46 runs, 16 home runs, 58 RBI and four stolen bases. His OPS, which was .881 last year, has improved each year.
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Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves
McCann hit at least 20 home runs for the fifth straight season, but struggled mightily with a .230 batting average. He’s a lifetime .279 hitter so I expect him to bounce back. He’ll miss the start of the year as he recovers from shoulder surgery, but he should be a pretty nice value.
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Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners
Montero posted a decent .260-46-15-62-0 line. The numbers didn’t quite live up to the hype, but he’s just 23 and the Mariners shortened the outfield dimensions. Look for a jump in power.
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A.J. Pierzynski, Texas Rangers
A.J. had never reached the 20-HR plateau until he smacked 27 last year. That number is bound to go down, but he should still put up solid numbers for the Rangers.
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Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies
Ruiz put on a display last year turning in a .325-56-16-68-4 line. Unfortunately he got popped for taking performance-enhancing drugs so he’ll miss the first 25 games of the year. He’s a solid option once he returns, but you’ll have to make alternative plans early.
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Buster Posey
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Here’s the first look at the 2013 LestersLegends catcher Rankings.
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1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
Posey led the Majors with a .336 batting average. He led all catchers with 103 RBI. I’m not sure much he can’t do. Finished with a .336-78-24-103-1 line.
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2. Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
Mauer doesn’t provide power. Deal with it. He hit .319 with 81 runs, which was the most among catchers. He only hit 10 home runs, but had 85 RBI and eight stolen bases. Four out of five categories isn’t bad.
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3. Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks
Montero has back-to-back years hitting better than .280 with at least 15 home runs and 86 RBI. He’s been better in the second half the past two years so you’ll have to be a little patient.
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4. Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles
Wieters smacked 20-plus home runs for the second season in a row. He really took a leap forward with a career high 83 RBI.
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5. Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
Santana had a dip in his power, but still managed a very productive .252-72-18-76-3 line. He’s a solid bet to contribute in runs, home runs and RBI.
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6. Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
Perez had an impressive .301-38-11-39-0 line despite being limited to 76 games. He has a bright future if he can stay healthy.
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7. Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies
Rosario led all catchers last year with 28 home runs. His .270-67-28-71-4 line was impressive. His home and away splits (.957 OPS vs. .721) are a small cause for concern.
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8. Mike Napoli, Boston Red Sox
Napoli clubbed 20 home runs for the fifth straight year. His 2011 batting average was a fluke, but the power should be there in Boston. Napoli has a 1.107 lifetime OPS in Fenway Park.
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9. Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers
Martinez won’t catch this year, but you can take advantage of his eligibility. He’s 34 and coming off an injury, but he brings a big bat to the table. Not to mention, he’s playing in a pretty potent offense with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder.
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10. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
Molina has been a model of consistency, but blew up last year with a .315-65-22-76-12 line. Even if regression is likely, he should remain one of the game’s top catchers.
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