Latest Update Caleb Joseph went 4-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in the Orioles 12-8 victory against the Twins on Sunday. Sun Aug, 31, 05:51 PM
Despite abnormal height for the catching position, he is an excellent receiver and overall defensive backstop. Can also hit the ball out of the yard, which adds value.
Flaws: : Is an inconsistent hitter whose bat may not have enough hits in it to play regularly at the big-league level. Also, he needs to put it altogether as a game-caller and leader.
Joseph had been stuck in a slump lately which opened up playing time for Nick Hundley behind the plate for the O's, This big game should give him confidence moving forward and possibly prompt Showalter to terminate the current timeshare that is the Orioles' catchers.Analyst: Colby Conway
The O's catcher was on fire earlier this month when he homered in five straight games, but has really cooled off since then. Nick Hundley will get the start in his place.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
The downside of being off the radar most of the time is that few fantasy owners are reaping the benefits of what Joseph is sowing right now. He's not hit home runs in five straight games and has kicked in nine RBI and five runs scored in that span. He's been holding down the primary catching job in Baltimore for some time now, so AL-only players who wised-up and grabbed him continue to do their little happy dance. Hard to believe he can keep this up, so if you're thinking about picking him up, you're probably not going to see the same results.Analyst: Howard Bender
Joseph has really turned it up of late, hitting .353 with four home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored over his last five games, while homering in four consecutive contests. The odds of him hitting for this much power down the stretch are slim, but he is now sitting on a respectable 21.4 AB/HR through 150 at-bats, so he is certainly someone to look into in both AL-only and deep mixed leagues. Analyst: Matthew Beck