2012 MLB Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings – Top 10 Catchers
Bring this list of 2012 Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings to your draft. It’s always a good idea to prepare for your draft by looking at mock drafts and average draft positions, but don’t get caught flipping through multiple lists and notes when you’re on the clock.
You’re worried about wasting a high draft pick on a catcher who’s not going to have much impact on your team, but at the same time, you don’t want to completely waste a draft pick on a catcher who will have zero impact. Draft your catchers based on player value.
Top 10 Catchers in 2012 MLB Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings
1. Brian McCann .264 BA, 23 HR, 81 RBI – For a position that lacks consistency, Brian McCann has consistently been better than any other catcher in the game.
2. Mike Napoli .293 BA, 25 HR, 73 RBI – He set career highs in homers, runs, RBI and batting average despite not being an everyday player last season.
3. Carlos Santana .263 BA, 30 HR, 81 RBI – He had a surprising low BABIP (.263) so he wasn’t the luckiest guy last season. But if his luck is just a fraction better he’s got a chance for a great season in 2012.
4. Matt Wieters .261 BA, 24 HR, 72 RBI – His power introduced itself last season as he made incremental improvements in all major baseball statistics.
5. Buster Posey .295 BA, 20 HR, 65 RBI – His power was a bit down before Scott Cousins ran through him last season. Knee injuries are scary but his youth allowed me to keep him in the top 5.
6. Joe Mauer .282 BA, 18 HR, 72 RBI – Although he may never hit 28 home runs with a .365 batting average again, don’t forget about him. He’s a health risk but what catcher isn’t?
7. Alex Avila .282 BA, 21 HR, 63 – Avila broke out last season, showing power (19 homers), patience (13.2 percent walk rate) and consistency (.295 BA).
8. Jesus Montero .279 BA, 19 HR, 61 RBI – This Montero only played 3 games at catcher in 2011 but if he’s catcher eligible in your league he would make it into the top 10.
9. Russell Martin .243 BA, 20 HR, 65 RBI – You would have found him a little higher if it weren’t for his consistently bad BABIP and his batting average that declined for the fourth straight season.
10. J.P Arencibia .241 BA, 20 HR, 69 RBI – He’s got the power to start for your fantasy team but if he can have a batting average like the first half of 2011 (.255) and not the second half (.215) he could be well worth the late pick.