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Updated Catcher Rankings - 5x5 Roto (Mixed Leagues)

We continue our fantasy baseball tiered rankings analysis with everyone's favorite - the catcher position.

With the 2019 season beginning in a matter of days, RotoBaller writers Nick Mariano, JB Branson, Bill Dubiel, Pierre Camus, and Scott Engel have given their preseason rankings a final update. Check out our fantasy baseball rankings dashboard for a current list any time.

The catcher position is the most polarizing lineup slot in fantasy baseball. Many players wince when they see league rules that require two catchers, yet many standard formats still require the use of two starters. There are hordes of frustrated fantasy owners who want their commissioners to reduce the number of starters to one, because the position is ultra-thin and devoid of quality hitters even when one player is a required starter. This season’s fantasy class lacks a true superstar, even though one guy clearly is above the rest of the field.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including Best MLB Series, NFL Series, NBA Writer, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!

 

Catcher Tiered Ranks - 5x5 Mixed Leagues (March)

In case you missed it, our very own "Big Pick Nick" Mariano was recently named the #1 overall most accurate industry expert ranker for the 2018 season. You can see his secret sauce below! Additionally, industry legend Scott Engel recently joined the RotoBaller team and provides his insights as well. Scott is an FSWA Hall Of Famer and award winner.

Rank Tier Player Position Nick Pierre Bill JB Scott Auction $
1 1 J.T. Realmuto C/1B 97 64 91 67 50 14
2 1 Gary Sanchez C 94 88 86 91 94 9
3 2 Wilson Ramos C 132 160 133 144 187 8
4 2 Willson Contreras C 196 153 174 153 170 8
5 2 Yadier Molina C 173 178 179 178 142 6
6 2 Yasmani Grandal C 195 154 205 161 151 6
7 2 Buster Posey C/1B 221 173 197 186 237 5
8 3 Danny Jansen C 250 322 255 229 260 3
9 3 Francisco Mejia C 382 196 272 261 251 3
10 3 Welington Castillo C 264 335 264 271 238 2
11 3 Yan Gomes C 324 218 273 266 292 1
12 3 Mike Zunino C 318 191 322 276 #N/A 1
13 3 Jorge Alfaro C 319 306 318 285 #N/A 1
14 3 Francisco Cervelli C 279 353 406 300 272 1
15 3 Willians Astudillo C 478 295 301 259 #N/A 1
16 3 Robinson Chirinos C 412 308 391 304 #N/A 1
17 3 Tucker Barnhart C/1B 280 458 426 297 #N/A 1
18 4 Austin Barnes C 486 367 319 352 #N/A 1
19 4 Kurt Suzuki C 361 368 465 364 #N/A 1
20 4 Omar Narvaez C 453 377 #N/A 350 #N/A 1
21 4 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C/2B/3B 465 499 344 320 #N/A 1
22 4 Austin Hedges C 430 340 562 312 #N/A 1
23 4 Jonathan Lucroy C 512 363 537 370 #N/A 1
24 4 Brian McCann C #N/A 324 588 443 #N/A 1
25 4 Grayson Greiner C #N/A #N/A #N/A 454 #N/A 1
26 4 John Hicks C/1B 449 522 504 367 #N/A 1
27 5 Tyler Flowers C 551 514 462 340 #N/A 1
28 5 Russell Martin C #N/A 521 #N/A 446 #N/A 1
29 5 Chris Iannetta C 565 531 #N/A 373 #N/A 1
30 5 Elias Diaz C 553 539 #N/A 377 #N/A 1
31 5 Blake Swihart C/OF #N/A #N/A 511 483 #N/A 1
32 5 Carson Kelly C 591 #N/A #N/A 411 #N/A 1
33 5 Tom Murphy C #N/A 588 428 541 #N/A 1
34 5 Mitch Garver C 623 524 #N/A 420 #N/A 1
35 5 Christian Vazquez C 603 543 #N/A 442 #N/A 1
36 5 Austin Romine C #N/A #N/A #N/A 535 #N/A 1
37 5 Kevin Plawecki C #N/A #N/A #N/A 540 #N/A 1
38 6 Manny Pina C #N/A 584 #N/A 509 #N/A 1
39 6 Chance Sisco C 614 576 #N/A 457 #N/A 1
40 6 Jason Castro C #N/A 596 #N/A 508 #N/A 1
41 6 Martin Maldonado C 568 599 #N/A 511 #N/A 1
42 6 Max Stassi C #N/A 589 #N/A 531 #N/A 1
43 6 James McCann C #N/A 583 #N/A 544 #N/A 1
44 6 Nick Hundley C #N/A #N/A #N/A 567 #N/A 1
45 6 Austin Wynns C #N/A #N/A #N/A 574 #N/A 1
46 6 Matt Wieters C #N/A 598 #N/A 556 #N/A 1
47 6 Cam Gallagher C 586 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A 1
48 6 Tony Wolters C #N/A 591 #N/A #N/A #N/A 1
49 6 Travis D'Arnaud C #N/A 632 #N/A 564 #N/A 1
50 6 Victor Caratini C/1B #N/A 624 #N/A 573 #N/A 1
51 6 Kevan Smith C #N/A #N/A #N/A 619 #N/A 1
52 6 Taylor Ward C 597 #N/A #N/A 654 #N/A 1
53 6 Sean Murphy C #N/A #N/A #N/A 640 #N/A 1
54 6 Roberto Perez C #N/A #N/A #N/A 649 #N/A 1
55 6 Chris Herrmann C #N/A 641 #N/A 661 #N/A 1
56 6 Alex Avila C #N/A 621 #N/A 686 #N/A 1
57 6 Keibert Ruiz C #N/A 655 #N/A #N/A #N/A 1
58 6 Sandy Leon C #N/A 656 #N/A #N/A #N/A 1
59 6 Devin Mesoraco C #N/A #N/A #N/A 664 #N/A 1
60 6 Josh Phegley C #N/A #N/A #N/A 678 #N/A 1
61 6 Aramis Garcia C #N/A #N/A #N/A 679 #N/A 1
62 6 Andrew Knizner C #N/A #N/A #N/A 681 #N/A 1
63 6 Curt Casali C #N/A #N/A #N/A 683 #N/A 1

 

Rankings Analysis – Top Tiers

Tier One

The top tier consists of just two players, although you could make a case that No. 1 catcher J.T. Realmuto belongs in a tier by himself. Last season, his 17 homers, 65 runs scored and 68 RBI were all career highs, and he should be able to set new personal standards in the latter two categories with the move to a better lineup and ballpark in Philadelphia. Of course, he is good for eight to a dozen steals every year, a nice bonus that further assures him of his place atop the position.

Injuries and a .197 BABIP were among the factors that made Gary Sanchez’s 2018 season a big disappointment. Yet he still hit 18 homers in 323 at-bats and remains the ultimate source of power at the position. He should be closer to a .250 hitter this year and will approach 30 homers again. Realmuto is easily the better choice for all-around dependable production. Nick and Bill slightly prefer the power promise of Sanchez. For JB and myself, it’s not even close in terms of Realmuto being the clear top player at catcher. He’s not a health or batting average risk.

Tier Two

Wilson Ramos just has to stay healthy to keep his top-five status, but that has often been an issue for him. He had an ISO over .180 in each of the past two seasons and will be good for 15 to 20 homers if he is able to play most of the season. Almost in confusing fashion, Willson Contreras saw his average drop by 27 points and his HR total was halved. The HR/FB rate tumbled to an astonishing 9.3 percent. He should rebound in the homer department, but it is logical to remain skeptical if he can get back to a .275 BA.

Age is not deterring 36-year-old Yadier Molina from remaining elite. He has sacrificed some average for power over the last two seasons and has totaled 38 home runs. Nick and I prefer Molina the most in this tier.  Yasmani Grandal will always drag down a team BA a bit, but a move to Milwaukee could see him soar past the 25 HR mark again. I personally don’t think Buster Posey belongs in this tier with lingering concerns about his hip likely leading to more declining production. Pierre has Ramos behind both Molina and Grandal while Bill has Grandal ranked the lowest in the grouping.

 

Rankings Analysis - Middle Tiers

Tier Three

The drop-off in quality immediately becomes apparent at the position once the tier two catchers go off the board. Toronto rookie Danny Jansen certainly is promising for a respectable average, double-digit homers and a respectable OBP for those who play in such formats. Padres prospect Francisco Mejia has the potential to contribute a lot offensively, but he looked overmatched in his first exposure to the majors last year and will have to battle for playing time.

Nick does not see it going well for Mejia. Wellington Castillo played under 50 games last year, but if he can steer clear of injury issues you can get 15 home runs from him. Yan Gomes has double figure pop but you never know just how much his BA can hurt you. No such worries on Mike Zunino, as you know you will get the HRs, but the batting average will always be ugly. Pierre still puts him inside his Top 200 overall. Jorge Alfaro will be the top regression candidate after fashioning a .405 BABIP last year, but you can still get a good amount of at-bats and double figures in homers as he starts regularly for Miami.

Francisco Cervelli can be more of an asset in OBP leagues, Willians Astudillo is a source of fantasy fascination to all but Nick Mariano, who has him over 170 total spots behind anyone else on our rankings team. He only struck out three times in 93 at-bats last year and was tough to whiff in the minors, too. There is not a clear path to playing time for him yet, but his plate discipline may demand he plays often enough to use him as a fantasy starter at some point this year. Robinson Chirinos is a power specialist who hurts your team elsewhere. Tucker Barnhardt has zero upside but will play regularly and is an adequate second starter at the position.

Tier Four

There are some respectable plays in this grouping for those in two-catcher leagues. Austin Barnes will try to rebound after a very disappointing 2018 campaign, and he will have to fight off Russell Martin to claim the starting job. He is Bill’s favorite in this tier. Kurt Suzuki is a safe second catcher for a quality combination of power and average. Omar Narvaez appears set to be the starter in Seattle and is capable of providing a respectable batting average with double-figure pop. Utilityman Isiah Kiner-Falefa has a name that draws chuckles and bad jokes in the draft room, but more importantly, he has rare speed for a qualifier at the position.

The power is apparent for Austin Hedges, but he will have to hit for a decent average to hold Mejia off in San Diego. Pierre and JB believe he will maintain a healthy amount of at-bats. Some may believe Brian McCann may not have much left at this point, but Pierre still seems to have faith in him.  Grayson Greiner has shown decent plate discipline and pop in the minors and is ticketed for the starting job in Detroit. Teammate John Hicks played 21 games at catcher last year, enough to qualify there and provide an adequate BA with some power in two-catcher leagues.

 

Rankings Analysis – Lower Tiers

Tier Five

At this point, you are sifting through the clearance rack, hoping to find a decent discount. When you get here, you realize why so many fantasy players want to do away with two-catcher formats. Tyler Flowers will platoon with McCann in Atlanta, and he is always a threat to hurt your BA. Russell Martin already has a spring back problem and could lose out to Barnes in L.A. Chris Iannetta is better utilized in OBP leagues. Bill still has a glimmer of hope for Tom Murphy. Elias Diaz took advantage of limited playing time last year but will open the season on the DL with a virus. Mitch Garver could be the gem from this group, as he has promising on-base skills and the ability to hit for adequate power. JB prefers Flowers, Diaz and Iannetta more than the rest here.

Tier Six

Now you are simply looking for hope among the fantasy hopeless. If you still don’t have a catcher by this point, then your personal breaking news bulletin is that you have waited way too long. Chance Sisco is the one guy that gets a better amount of respect from JB and also draw nods from Pierre and Nick. He may be able to emerge from a platoon situation to be a longer-term starter, but he has looked overmatched in the majors so far. Martin Maldonado will be worth a very late flier, and does get minor recognition from Nick, Pierre and JB. Don’t completely forget about Jason Castro, who may get a lot of starts for Minnesota. Manny Pina could have some occasional quality outings as a backup to Grandal.

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The Washington Commanders used their first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in the 2022 NFL draft to select Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson. Dotson stands 5'11" and weighs 183 pounds and will team with Terry McLaurin to give new Washington quarterback Carson Wentz two talented receivers to target. Dotson was the RotoBaller consensus rookie WR8... Read More


Najee Harris - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Fantasy Football Injury Report For NFL RBs: Preseason Updates On Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson and Kenneth Gainwell

Below you will find our updated fantasy football injuries report for running backs in the 2022 NFL preseason as of Friday August 12th. The injury statuses for various NFL running backs are up in the air during training camp, including Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson, and Kenneth Gainwell. With peak draft... Read More


Quarterback Fantasy Football Sleepers - 2022 Later-Round Draft Targets

Today I'm here to discuss some quarterback fantasy football sleepers and value picks. Identifying undervalued players in the late rounds of fantasy football drafts is one of the best ways to give you a better shot of winning your fantasy leagues year in and year out. This is especially true with the quarterback position, as... Read More


Jauan Jennings - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Sophomore NFL Wide Receivers Set to Bust Again - Fooled Me Once, Not Again!

Adjusting to the speed and the rigors of the NFL can be tough, and not every player will do it effectively as a rookie. And that's okay! Plenty of players struggle in their first year but then breakout later. But not every player. Some struggle as rookies and then follow that up with more struggles.... Read More


Darrel Williams - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Darrel Williams: 2022 Fantasy Football Draft Sleeper and Undervalued Running Back

Arizona running back James Conner is currently being drafted as the RB16 in the third round of PPR redraft leagues. This price is certainly understandable. Conner finished as the RB5 last year, racking up 18 total touchdowns in the process. He also demonstrated his ability as a pass-catcher with 37 receptions on 39 targets. These... Read More


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Running Backs Targets for Zero-RB Fantasy Football Drafts (2022)

There are so many different fantasy football draft strategies nowadays, but no other strategy comes with as much scrutiny and judgment as the zero-running back strategy. For the longest time, the running back position was widely accepted as the most important position in fantasy football. For some, that’s still very much the case. However, with... Read More


Noah Fant - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Must-Have Tight Ends for 2022 Fantasy Football Drafts

Tight end is a fun position in fantasy football. There's a clear top group of tight ends, headlined by Travis Kelce. The top-five tight ends all count as "must-have" tight ends because of positional scarcity, but it's boring to suggest you draft the following names: Kelse, Mark Andrews, Kyle Pitts, George Kittle, and Darren Waller.... Read More