Here’s a look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Catcher Rankings for NL-only fantasy baseball leagues.
1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
Buster Posey hit .294 with 61 runs, 15 home runs and 72 RBI. He’ll be 27 and is a year removed from a .336-78-24-103-1 line. He should be among the leaders at catcher in average, runs, home runs and RBI.
2. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
Yadier Molina is best known for his defensive ability, but over the past three years he has hit .313 while averaging 62.7 runs, 16 home runs, 73.7 RBI and 6.3 stolen bases.
3. Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies
Wilin Rosario has averaged 24.5 home runs and 75 RBI over the past two seasons. He narrowed the gap of his home-away splits last year as he posted a .817 OPS at home and a .785 mark on the road.
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers
Jonathan Lucroy has hit .285 over the past three years while averaging 50 runs, 14 home runs, 66.3 RBI and five stolen bases. He doesn’t excel in any category, but he’s solid across the board.
5. Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves
Evan Gattis slugged 21 home runs with 65 RBI last year. He’s a solid source of power at a reasonable value.
6. Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals
Wilson Ramos hit .272 with 16 home runs and 59 RBI in 78 games. If he can stay healthy he should be able to put up big numbers. He had seven home runs and 26 RBI in September alone last year.
7. Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks
Miguel Montero hit just .230 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI. In his previous two seasons he averaged 16.5 home runs and 87 RBI. Montero is a decent bet to turn it around.
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Miami Marlins
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit .273 with 68 runs, 14 home runs, 65 RBI and four stolen bases. He’s a .246 hitter so the average will dip, but with 55 HRs over the past three seasons he can give you some pop.
9. Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies
Carlos Ruiz hit .268 last year with five home runs and 37 RBI in 92 games. In 2012 he hit .325 with 16 HRs and 68 RBI. If he can land somewhere in the middle, he’ll be a solid NL-only fantasy catcher.
10. Travis d’Arnaud, New York Mets
Travis d’Arnaud is a highly touted prospect, but he struggled in his first taste of the big leagues hitting .202 with one home run and five RBI in 31 games. In 515 minor league games d’Arnaud has a .286 average and a .823 OPS.
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