Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Fantasy Man's 2012 Fantasy Baseball Catchers Rankings

The Fantasy Man's 2012 Fantasy Baseball Catchers Rankings
UPDATED 3/13/12

1. Carlos Santana - He's clear cut #1
2. Brian McCann - He's only 27! Eventually will pull a Napoli like emergence
3. Mike Napoli - He was a beast in second half of 2011
4. Victor Martinez - A healthy year still gets you .300/20+/90+ - OUT FOR YEAR!!
5. Joe Mauer - Should be a nice value around rounds 5-7
6. Buster Posey - Has to show he's healthy, nice value thanks to last years injury
7. Matt Wieters - .262/22/68 in 2011 is a step up - loads of potential here
8. Jesus Montero - This guy will be top 5 in 2013
9. Miguel Montero - Good solid player
10. Alex Avila - Lots of upside here if he can be consistent
11. Geovany Soto - Typical 20+HR potential pop but low BA - Higher ceiling then the rest
12. Yadier Molina - .305/14/65 in 2011 and only 29! He's on the rise, solid, and dependable
13. J.P. Arencibia - Monster power, should get a better BA in 2012
14. Wilson Ramos - Second year could be boom or bust but I like a little boom
15. Russell Martin - Serviceable in a great lineup
16. Salvador Perez - Loads of potential here, nice sneaky sleeper pick
17. Chris Ianetta - 29 in April, I'd say potential breakout but who knows...
18. Jarrod Saltalamacchia - I like Salty to break out faster then Ianetta
19. John Buck - Back to reality
20. Kurt Suzuki - I still don't see the big break out here but did pack on some muscle
21. Ryan Doumit - Multi-positional eligibility, can be serviceable if healthy
22. Jonathan LuCroy - Some room here for upside
23. Jeff Mathis - 3HR in 247AB? Either major sleeper or bust, only 28, hit 21HR in '05 AAA
24. Carlos Ruiz - Might get you some BA
25. Josh Thole - Upside in BA/OBP
26. Miguel Olivo - 15HR+ power but lacks contact skills
27. Rod Barajas - When he's hot, he's hot
28. A.J. Pierzynski - Serviceable
29. Chris Snyder - Will fight with Castro for job, Posses 20+HR power with full-time AB
30. Jason Castro - Will fight with Snyder for starting job, still unproven but has upside
31. Nick Hundley - Not much power or BA potential

Some others to consider as the offseason rolls on:
Jorge Posada - RETIRED
Hank Conger
Tyler Flowers
Devin Mesoraco
A.J. Ellis
Tim Federowicz

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