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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups - Catcher (C)

 
To help you dominate all of your 2019 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2019 fantasy baseball catcher (C) draft sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams. Be sure to also use our other draft resources and tools shown in the icons below.

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2019 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire by MLB Position

ALL - C - 1B - 2B - SS - 3B - OF - SP - RP

 

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 4

The catching position in fantasy baseball has become a dried-up talent pool in recent seasons. The 2019 season has pumped a few gallons of skill and fantasy competence back into the tank as we are entering some better weather here towards the end of April. With early injuries at the position and some underperforming bats... Read More

6 hours ago

Deeper NL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 3

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

4 days ago

Deeper AL-Only Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 3

Every week in baseball, a significant player will hit the disabled list, slip into a slump, or get traded out of a good spot. How fantasy owners adapt to these situations can make or break the season as a whole. One lousy add might not hurt the long-term standing of a team, but failing to... Read More

5 days ago

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3

The catching position in fantasy baseball has become a dried-up talent pool in recent seasons. The 2019 season has pumped a few gallons of skill and fantasy competence back into the tank as we are entering some better weather here in mid-April. With early injuries at the position and some underperforming bats not impressing owners,... Read More

1 week ago

Yan Gomes (C, WAS) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 33% of leagues ANALYSIS: When a player is involved in a platoon, it's often tough to consider them in mixed leagues as their production doesn't have the consistency owners look for. Gomes is in such a situation with his new team, but so far he's continued his... Read More

1 week ago


Mitch Garver (C, MIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: 28-year-old Twins catcher Mitch Garver has torn the cover off the ball to kick off the 2019 campaign, blasting three home runs in just six games while sporting a .474/.474/.1.000 slash line. You don't need me to tell you that that kind... Read More

1 week ago

Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

We're a week and a half into the 2019 baseball season, giving us a larger sample size to assess the state of our fantasy rosters. If you were one of the advocates to punt the catching position to the late rounds of your draft, you might be looking for an upgrade at the position by... Read More

2 weeks ago

Yan Gomes (C, WAS) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Yan Gomes is playing for a different team than the Cleveland Indians for the first time in six years, and he is carrying plenty of offensive momentum with him to his new home with the Washington Nationals. Last season as the Tribe's backstop he... Read More

2 weeks ago

Tucker Barnhart (C, CIN) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: In 2017, Tucker Barnhart officially announced his arrival in Cincinnati with seven HR, four SB (in four attempts), a .270/.347/.403 slash, and a highly impressive Gold Glove award at the catcher position. In 2018, while his defense remained top-tier and he hit a career-high... Read More

2 weeks ago

Austin Barnes (C/2B, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 1

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After all the hype leading into 2018 drafts, Austin Barnes was one of the main disappointments of the campaign. And yet, with news emerging that he was dealing with elbow issues most of the year, there is a real reason to doubt what the... Read More

3 weeks ago


Francisco Mejia (C, SD) - Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers

BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 225 CURRENT ADP: ~240 overall ANALYSIS: In 2019, there is a new bat ready to make an impact at the catching position which breaks the mold of your prototypical backstop. Francisco Mejia of the San Diego Padres can hit. Not only can he hit, but he can flat out rake. The... Read More

2 months ago

Willians Astudillo (C, MIN) - Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers

BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 315 CURRENT ADP: ~340 overall ANALYSIS: Willians Astudillo just might be my favorite player in baseball. It's almost impossible to look at him, and his stats, and not immediately become a fan. First off, he's just 5'9" yet weighs 225 lbs, so seeing him field and run the bases is fun... Read More

2 months ago

Mike Zunino (C, TB) - Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers

BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 225 CURRENT ADP: ~245 overall ANALYSIS: Acquired by Tampa Bay in the offseason, Mike Zunino could exceed his draft value more than anyone at his position. More so than prospects unproven in the majors, such as Willians Astudillo and Francisco Mejia, who are going ahead of him. With catcher being as... Read More

2 months ago

Danny Jansen (C, TOR) - Fantasy Baseball Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 200 CURRENT ADP: ~240 overall ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen had a .275/.390/.473 slash line in 88 games with Triple-A Buffalo in 2018, enough for him to earn a call up to the bigs. In his 31 games with the Blue Jays, he slashed .247/.347/.432, walking nine times... Read More

3 months ago

Willians Astudillo (C, MIN) - Week 26 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Bartolo Colon at least theoretically nearing the end of his career, there's an opening for a hefty baseball man to capture the hearts and minds of the Internet. Willians Astudillo could be that man. The Twins' backstop has hit well thus far since... Read More

7 months ago


Curt Casali (C, CIN) - Week 23 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Curt Casali helped earn himself 51 AB over the month of August with time replacing Joey Votto at first base and flourished in that role for the Reds with two homers and a slash of .333/.375/.510. Even though he was striking out at his highest... Read More

8 months ago

Austin Hedges (C, SDP) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges hit a home run on Saturday night, potentially showing that he can return to form as an option for power and speed. Hedges was 2-for-5 on Saturday, matching his hit total for the previous nine games, and... Read More

8 months ago

Mitch Garver (C, MIN) - Week 22 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of leagues ANALYSIS: Mitch Garver is far from a household name - if memory serves, I may not have even known who he was before this season - but he's quietly been one of the more productive catchers in baseball in the season's second half. The Twins'... Read More

8 months ago

Austin Hedges (C, SDP) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: Despite going hitless in each of the last five games, Austin Hedges still ranks as top-five catcher in standard leagues over the past month. He's hit .253 with five home runs, three stolen bases, and 19 R+BI in 22 games during that time.... Read More

8 months ago

Jorge Alfaro (C, PHI) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro has hits in three of the last four games, driving in a run in each of those three games. Alfaro also tallied a multi-hit game on August 3, tallying a run scored and RBI in that game.... Read More

9 months ago


Austin Hedges (C, SD) - Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of leagues ANALYSIS: San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges looks like he is turning the corner after a 2017 season with a sub-par .660 OPS. Thanks to a slash line of .288/.345/.558 since the All-Star game, including four homers, he is now well on his way to the... Read More

9 months ago

Austin Hedges (C, SD) - Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Though Austin Hedges finished 2017 with a sub-par .660 OPS, he did manage to wrack up 18 total HR and four stolen bases, both of which are encouraging for a 25-year old catcher playing his home games in Petco Park. This year, thanks to a... Read More

9 months ago

Robinson Chirinos (C, TEX) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Texas Rangers were one of the more active teams at the deadline, trading away pitchers Cole Hamels, Keone Kela and Jake Diekman. With essentially every team in the AL West outside of the Rangers set up for success in the immediate future, it looks as if Texas... Read More

9 months ago

Francisco Arcia (C, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Angels trading Martin Maldonado to the Houston Astros before the deadline came as a bit of a surprise. Not only was it an inter-division trade, but Maldonado was coming off of a Gold Glove season and seemed to be a solid member of the Angels.... Read More

9 months ago

Russell Martin (C/3B, TOR)- Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin has fallen off a bit over the past few seasons. While Martin has seven straight seasons of double digit home runs, he is no longer the All-Star he was in 2015. While he has not necessarily returned to... Read More

9 months ago


Mitch Garver (C, MIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14%  Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver has been somewhat of a forgotten man in 2018. He has seen regular starts with Jason Castro going down, but with the Twins struggling, not many are paying attention to his performance. Garver is not setting the world on fire,... Read More

9 months ago

Mike Zunino (C, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino has seemed like a breakout candidate for multiple seasons now. While he has not become the dynamic catcher Seattle hoped, Zunino remains one of the best power-hitting catchers in the league. With the catcher position so weak in fantasy, it... Read More

9 months ago

Jonthan Lucroy (C, OAK) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 38% of leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .243 on the season with two home runs, 32 RBI and 26 runs scored. Lucroy has looked strong recently with hits in four of his last six, including a home run and seven RBI. He... Read More

9 months ago

Austin Romine (C, NYY) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: After costing the Yankees a game earlier this week by not running out a ground ball, starting catcher Gary Sanchez was placed on the disabled list with a groin injury. With Sanchez on the shelf, Austin Romine will now have another opportunity to start.... Read More

9 months ago

Elias Diaz (C, PIT) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz is hitting .286 with seven home runs, 25 RBI and 27 runs scored in 59 games this season. He already has career highs in runs scored, home runs and RBI. Diaz's .286 average would rank third among... Read More

9 months ago


Tom Murphy (C, COL) - Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy is hitting .271 with one home run, eight RBI and three runs scored over 22 major league games in 2018. Prior to his call-up, Murphy was batting .286 with 16 home runs, 46 RBI and 34 runs... Read More

9 months ago

Yan Gomes (C, CLE) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Yan Gomes has been pleasantly surprising. He has 10 home runs this year which are often hard to come by at the catcher position. He has 34 runs and 31 RBI. Gomes has been very successful against southpaws this year. He's hitting... Read More

9 months ago

Willians Astudillo (OF/2B/C, MIN) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Twins catching prospect Willians Astudillo has been featured over at Fangraphs.com a couple of times as being the strangest minor league player since his callup, and we are inclined to agree. He is primarily a catcher, but has played infield and... Read More

10 months ago

John Hicks (C/1B, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers first baseman/catcher John Hicks was a hot waiver add when Miguel Cabrera went down with a season-ending injury. While the Tigers' catcher may not be as coveted as he was earlier in the season, he is still seeing regular playing time for... Read More

10 months ago

Austin Romine (C, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine has been rarely used this season, only appearing in 28 games. However, New York is placing started Gary Sanchez on the disabled list with a groin injury. Romine will be a rosterable catcher in Week 14... Read More

10 months ago


Tom Murphy (C, COL) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy has only appeared in nine games at the MLB level this season. However, he has looked solid in his small sample size and could be in line for more playing time. In his nine games, however, Murphy... Read More

10 months ago

John Ryan Murphy (C, ARI) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Arizona Diamondbacks catcher position has been one of the more confusing ones in the MLB. All three of Alex Avila, Jeff Mathis and John Ryan Murphy have appeared in at least 28 games with Avila and Murphy appearing in at least 45. However, while... Read More

10 months ago

Yan Gomes (C, CLE) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes has always been an interesting case in fantasy baseball circles. In seasons in which he has appeared in at least 95 games, Gomes has at least 12 home runs and 45 RBI. Gomes has double-digit home runs in... Read More

10 months ago

John Hicks (C/1B, DET) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers catcher/first baseman John Hicks is a player to watch for fantasy purposes, as he has a .295 batting average this season. He has hits in seven of his last nine games, including four multi-hit games, and has also scored a run... Read More

10 months ago

Tom Murphy (C, COL) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy is about to get more playing time at Coors, considering the struggles of Chris Ianetta. A post-hype player who most owners will know, but few will own based on the past seasons. This year at Triple-A, Murphy... Read More

10 months ago


Max Stassi (C, HOU) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi burst into the fantasy scene earlier this season and has since cooled off since as evident by his low ownership rate. So far he has almost split the playing time with Brian McCann, so the usual risks... Read More

10 months ago

Kevan Smith (C, CHW) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chicago White Sox catcher Kevan Smith has been recently recalled to Chicago and getting a run of games.  Still, Smith is relatively under-owned and looks to have a key spot on this team. In all fairness, Smith might not be a top... Read More

10 months ago

Andrew Knizner (C, STL) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of leagues ANALYSIS: St. Louis Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner has had his best season to date with a slash of .333/.400/.444 at Triple-A after a strong showing to start the season at Double-A. In Springfield, he hit .305/.376/.424 with two homers in 31 games. While... Read More

10 months ago

Devin Mesoraco (C, NYM) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco has found new life since being traded from the Reds. The new-ish Mets catcher has seen his ownership rise 20 percentage points in the last week and a half. Despite his continued hot hitting (5 HR,... Read More

11 months ago

Max Stassi (C, HOU) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi has been tearing the cover off the ball all season (.303/.367/.562 in 89 AB) and will finally get a chance for more playing time. He will get a chance to take over behind the plate for the... Read More

11 months ago


John Hicks (C/1B, DET) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Tigers catcher/first baseman John Hicks has been a fantasy sweetheart for the past few days, with people lining up to grab him. It might not be a product of actual play at catcher; they love that they can start him there... Read More

11 months ago

Kurt Suzuki (C, ATL) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: The return of Tyler Flowers saw a drop in the ownership of Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki, as he is been playing every other game. He is still among the league leaders in home runs at catcher and other categories, so it... Read More

11 months ago

Yan Gomes (C, CLE) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes has a hit in six of his last 10 games, including two multi-hit games, and has two home runs and eight runs scored this month. The top performance for the backstop was a 4-for-5 performance against the... Read More

11 months ago

James McCann (C, DET) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS:  The state of the catcher’s union is not strong this year, as Gary Sanchez is the class of the position with a .228 batting average. All that is to say, with this position, an owner can get value from many places, and... Read More

11 months ago

Jorge Alfaro (C, PHI) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two Catcher Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro has hits in eight of the last 19 games, scoring a run in the last two. Alfaro also had back-to-back multi-hit games on May 13 and May 17, hitting doubles on May 18 and 21. He has... Read More

11 months ago