Catchers are Like Adam Sandler Movies

Adam Sandler Movies

In Fantasy Baseball, catchers are like Adam Sandler movies: “Happy Gilmore,” “Billy Madison” and “The Wedding Singer” are some of the most quoted movies of our generation.

Yet, it’s hard to believe “Little Nicky,” “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” and “Jack and Jill” came from the same mind? And then there are a whole bunch of movies in between that are fair-to-middlin’, depending on who you ask, like “The Waterboy,” “Grown Ups,” and “Big Daddy.”

In that same vein, Fantasy Catchers have some great ones, led by the two unquestioned leaders at the position entering 2015, in San Francisco’s Buster Posey and Milwaukee’s Jonathan LuCroy.

2015 Fantasy Catcher Rankings

These catcher rankings are for standard Rotisserie formats for 12-team leagues that reward home runs, RBI, runs scored, stolen bases and batting average.

Rk Player Notes
1 Buster Posey, SF Coming off his 2nd-best season ever
2 Jonathan Lucroy, MIL Led Cs in AB, R, H, doubles in ’14
3 Salvador Perez, KC Stayed healthy again 2 yrs in a row
4 Yadier Molina, STL Struggled in ’14 with injuries
5 Yan Gomes, CLE Next in Tribe line of great Cs
6 Devin Mesoraco, CIN New top slugger among Cs?
7 Wilin Rosario, COL Better BA, worse power in 2nd half
8 Evan Gattis, ATL Could  lead position in HRs
9 Brian McCann, NYY 7 consec. years with 20 HRs
10 Travis d’Arnaud, NYM Big 2nd-half has us smiling for ’15
11 Matt Wieters, BAL Had Tommy John surgery in June
12 Miguel Montero, ARI Inconsistent ’14 should scare many
13 Wilson Ramos, WAS Averaging 84 gms played since ’12
14 Russell Martin, FA Expected to re-sign with Bucs.
15 Derek Norris, OAK Solid hitter available late, just 26 yo
16 Dioner Navarro, TOR Back-to-back “pretty good” seasons
17 Mike Zunino, SEA Hi K-rate (33%) but low BABIP (.248)
18 Yasmani Grandal, SD Good power, walk rate, bad park
19 Jason Castro, HOU 450 ABs w/. 221 BA really hurts
20 Tyler Flowers, CHW Led Cs in strikeouts (159)
21 A.J. Ellis, LAD Big decline since breakout ’12
22 Alex Avila, DET With another team in 2015?
23 Josmil Pinto, MIN Promising hitter, stuck as a backup
24 Carlos Ruiz, PHI More like a guy you just end up with
25 J. Saltalamacchia, MIA Hitting in a tough park for hitters
26 Chris Iannetta, LAA .329 BABIP up 45 pts from ’13
27 Welington Castillo, CHC Improved on breakout ’13, still bad BA
28 Christian Vazquez, BOS Not much power from the soph
29 C. Bethancourt, ATL 48 RBI in 343 Triple-A at-bats in ’13
30 John Jaso, OAK Concussion ended ’13 early

I plan to update these 2015 Fantasy catcher rankings throughout the offseason, so please check back – and feel free to drop a comment below about who you think should be ranked higher or lower!

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