The countdown begins! With the Super Bowl behind us, there are now only eight short weeks separating us and regular season baseball. Sounds too good to be true, right? Fittingly, with eight fantasy baseball positions and eight weeks until March 29th, we’ll look at the top fantasy baseball players from each position, each week. Leading off (probably not in a real game, though), are the catchers.
- Buster Posey. He played somewhat of a quiet season, or at least as quiet as Buster Posey can. Posey has hit greater than .280 in each of his eight full seasons with San Francisco, easily making him the most consistent catcher over the last decade or so. At only 30, don’t expect his numbers to decline yet. He still has plenty of useful years left behind the dish. Posey has never posted huge home run numbers, but he’ll poke a few out. Despite this, there is no reason to believe that Posey won’t be the best catcher in the league this year.
- Gary Sanchez. Somewhat opposite of Posey, Sanchez is known much more as a power hitter. By no means does his average scrape the bottom of the barrel; in his 177 career games, he’s hit a very respectable .283. He could top many fantasy lists for his power. In his career, which is around one full season, he’s tallied 53 home runs and 132 RBI. The Yankees’ catcher will be in good company in New York as well; he’ll be hitting around Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge.
- JT Realmuto. While the Marlins are having an abysmal offseason, possibly their lone bright spot is behind the plate in Miami. JT Realmuto batted .278 last year and .303 the year before, with 28 home runs over that span. There seems like there could be a few other players that could fill this spot, but a little bit of a hunch and Realmuto’s role on his team should prove that his numbers will be worthy of this spot. As of right now, he could be a cheap get via trade, or a sleeper pick in the draft.