Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 10/21/12
Here is a look at the value of catchers over the past season in OPS fantasy leagues. This is not meant to be a ranking so much as adding a lens to illustrate their relative value with OPS as a component. They are listed from highest to lowest OPS. Note that I only included players with at least 300 plate appearances in 2012. Top 15 Buster Posey – He was already the top catcher in fantasy baseball and is even better when considering his fantastic .336/.408/.549 line. His .957 OPS was not only top among catchers, but was one of the best in the league. This year he improved his walk rate, line drive rate, and contact rate, while posting a career-high slugging. Even if he regresses next year, he should continue to approach a .900 OPS. Carlos Ruiz – I still don’t believe that he maintained his .325/.394/.540 line over the full year. Earlier in the year I said that he’s always had a nice OBP, but his slugging had never been near what he produced this year. Much of this increase in sluggin...
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