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Top Fantasy Catchers With Projections

Buster Posey

1. Buster Posey
One of the harder catchers to project because of his move full time to first base. These stats may be a tad conservative.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:80 HR:19 BA:308 RBI:87 SB:1

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2. Brian McCann
Remember what Yankee Stadium’s short right field porch did for Curtis Granderson’s power? Expect a similar burst from the lefty McCann.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:77 HR:31 BA:274 RBI:86 SB:2

3.  Joe Mauer
Great player in real life. But even with the added at-bats that his full-time move to first base should give you, just not enough power or speed to be elite.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:78 HR:13 BA:319 RBI:86 SB:5

4. Yadier Molina
An unfortunate dip in the stolen base and homer run categories in 2013, but expect him to get a bit of both back.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:70 HR:15 BA:311 RBI:74 SB:8

6. Wilin Rosario
We may be underselling Rosario here. The 25 year old certainly has 30 home run 100 RBI potential.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:66 HR:23 BA:271 RBI:81 SB:3

7. Carlos Santana
Should play just about every day and may get 3B eligibility. However, 154 games last year still didn’t get him up to elite backstop status.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:73 HR:21 BA:263 RBI:77 SB:4

8. Salvador Perez
Another young catcher (23) with serious breakout potential. As it stands, he will probably help you in batting average and keep his head above water elsewhere.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:62 HR:15 BA:306 RBI:74 SB:0

9. Jonathan Lucroy
Can’t argue with his production over the last couple years. Further proof the catcher position is very deep and you can wait on quality.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:57 HR:17 BA:281 RBI:63 SB:5
Jonathan Lucroy

10. Jason Castro
Great sleeper pick who has chance to out perform a lot of the backstops above him. Unlike most catchers Castro will bat in the middle of the lineup. (Although it is the hapless Astros’ lineup.)
Projected stats for 2014:
R:66 HR:21 BA:268 RBI:73 SB:1

11. Wilson Ramos
Ramos has had all sorts of trouble staying healthy, but has real power when he can stay on the field.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:54 HR:18 BA:268 RBI:63 SB:0

12. Carlos Ruiz
MLB has approved him to take Adderal — the drug he was suspended for in the beginning of 2013. Age and injury history limits his value.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:49 HR:15 BA:295 RBI:58 SB:2

13. Even Gattis
El Oso Blanco was a Cinderella tale in 2013.  But how will he adjust to being a full-time catcher? Off-season knee surgery has us a bit skeptical.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:51 HR:24 BA:238 RBI:68 SB:0

14. A.J. Pierzynski
Famous baseball jerk Pierzynski has really upped his home run game the last couple years. Expect the 37 year old to squeeze out one last fantasy relevant season.
Projected stats for 2014:
R:55 HR:15 BA:275 RBI:61 SB:0

15. Yan Gomes
MLB’s first Brazilian player is also one of the more fascinating fantasy plays. His good defensive should keep him in the lineup enough for us to learn if his top notch 2013 stats were for real
Projected stats for 2014:
R:49 HR:14 BA:283 RBI:53 SB:2

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