2020 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 (Roberto Pérez ) in 2019 was massive. Realmuto only hit one more home run, but he had 20 more RBI, scored 46(!) more runs, and had nine more steals. 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...