2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Tucker Barnhart
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Unless you have one of the big two or three catchers in fantasy baseball, you aren’t going to have a sexy name penciled in behind the dish. Tucker Barnhart may not have produced the biggest or sexiest stat line behind the plate, but he was a more than adequate option, and furthermore, he was one of just six catchers to log at least 500 plate appearances in 2018. Sure, he hit below .250, only 10 home runs and wasn’t a difference maker in any particular category, but if you miss out on the big names behind the dish and you don’t want volatility, Barnhart can give you consistency behind the dish. At time of writing, Barnhart’s current ADP of pick 272 equates to a near certainty that Barnhart provides fantasy value in 2019, and at the end of the season, I doubt we see 17 catchers outperform Barnhart. He certainly doesn’t have the upside of some of the players ahead of him, but his floor is much safer, not to mention that Barnhart’s job security is safe this season.
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