Originally posted on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 2/3/14
Catchers continue to disappoint fantasy baseball owners.  Carlos Santana finished as the top backstop last season and may even add 3B eligibility this season.  The position is seeing a nice youth movement and will add Travis d'Arnaud, Mike Zunino and Josmil Pinto to the draft pool.  Joe Mauer will be playing 1st base this season and will be ranked amongst his peers.  Brian McCann will be wearing pinstripes this season and could see a nice spike in HR totals, thanks to the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium.  As it is every year, this is a position to not worry much about during fantasy drafts.  * - New Team** - Sleeper table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } CatcherRankBuster Posey - SF1Carlos Santana - CLE2Wilin Rosario - COL3Yadier Molina- StL4Jonathan Lucroy - MIL5Brian McCann *- NYY6Salvador Perez - KC7Matt Wieters - BAL8Jason Castro - HOU9Wilson Ramos - WAS10Evan Gattis - ATL11A.J. Pierzynski *- BOS12Miguel Montero - ARI13Jarrod Saltalamacchia *- MIA14Yan Gomes - CLE15Alex Avila - DET16Russell Martin - PIT17Travis d'Arnaud - NYM18Devin Mesoraco **- CIN19Carlos Ruiz - PHI20Mike Zunino - SEA21Dioner Navarro - TOR22J.P.Arencibia - TEX23Josmil Pinto **- MIN24Yasmani Grandal - SD25Kurt Suzuki will start at catcher for the Minnesota Twins, but Pinto will end the season with more ABs!  The White Sox platoon of Tyler Flowers and Josh Phegley will leave them to AL only and two catcher leagues.  Stats from Last SeasonJust 33 catchers had at least 250 ABs11 struck out at least 100 timesCarlos Santana (98) was the only catcher to draw more than 68 walksJonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina were the only catchers to knock in at least 80 runsMatt Wieters, Salvador Perez, Wilin Rosario, Carlos Santana, Buster Posey and A.J. Pierzynski all had at least 70 RBIMatt Wieters led all catchers with 22 home runsWilin Rosario, Evan Gattis, J.P. Aencibia, Carlos Santana and Brian McCann were the only other with at least 20 long ballsYadier Molina's 44 doubles led all catchersJarrod Saltalamacchi was the only other catcher with 40 2BsCarlos Santana, Jason Castro and Joe Mauer each had at least 35Joe Mauer and Yadier Molina were the only catchers to hit at least .300Buster Posey, Yan Gomes, Salvador Perez, Wilin Rosario, Jonathan Lucroy and Jason Castro all .275 or better
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