2019 MLB Draft Guide: The Value of Catchers
Justin Vreeland takes a look at the catcher position as it relates to fantasy baseball. Are they needed contributors or can you punt the position?
The catching position has long been a thorn in the side of fantasy players. Year in and year out it is the thinnest position in the fantasy world and it has a very low number of players that will actually be beneficial to your roster. How do you go about drafting the position? There are many factors to consider when looking at the worst position in fantasy baseball. What kind of value do the top catchers provide? What strategy goes into drafting the position? Do your own league settings play a factor into the value of catchers? Let’s dive in!
The difference between the number one-ranked catcher (J.T. Realmuto) and the number 12-ranked catcher (Buster Posey ) in 2018 was massive. Realmuto hit 16 more home runs, had 33 more RBI, and scored 27 more runs. With the catcher position, unlike many of the other positions, the further you go down the list the gap widens at a much faster pace. With other positions there will normally be at least 12 players that you will...