Early 2017 Fantasy Baseball rankings: Catchers

Now that Fantasy Football is over, it’s time to turn our focus onto our preparation for the upcoming Fantasy Baseball season. We are actually two months away from the World Baseball Classic and Spring Training now, so the beginning of the MLB season is right around the corner.

Over the next couple weeks we will begin to break down the Fantasy Baseball rankings by position, and after we sort out each individual position we will compile our top-300 list, as well as a 10-team, 25-round mock draft.

Here are your catcher rankings for the 2017 baseball season, including my statistical predictions and the rounds you’ll need to target each player:

  1. Buster Posey (SFG): .292 AVG, .380 OBP, 17 HR, 86 RBI, 86 R, 5 SB (6th Round)
  2. Gary Sanchez (NYY): .265 AVG, .364 OBP, 28 HR, 84 RBI, 77 R, 2 SB (8th Round)
  3. Jonathan Lucroy (TEX): .282 AVG, .338 OBP, 22 HR, 83 RBI, 64 R, 3 SB (10th Round)
  4. J.T. Realmuto (MIA): .288 AVG, .330 OBP, 13 HR, 56 RBI, 67 R, 10 SB (12th Round)
  5. Yasmani Grandal (LAD): .233 AVG, .335 OBP, 26 HR, 74 RBI, 55 R, 1 SB (14th Round)
  6. Willson Contreras (CHC): .277 AVG, .341 OBP, 23 HR, 68 RBI, 60 R, 3 SB (14th Round)
  7. Salvador Perez (KC): .248 AVG, .293 OBP, 20 HR, 63 RBI, 64 R, 0 SB (15th Round)
  8. Evan Gattis (HOU): .242 AVG, .311 OBP, 31 HR, 74 RBI, 56 R, 1 SB (15th Round)
  9. Brian McCann (HOU): .243 AVG, .330 OBP, 21 HR, 60 RBI, 58 R, 2 SB (18th Round)
  10. Russell Martin (TOR): .235 AVG, .332 OBP, 18 HR, 76 RBI, 63 R, 3 SB (18th Round)
  11. Yadier Molina (STL): .302 AVG, .343 OBP, 6 HR, 61 RBI, 59 R, 2 SB (19th Round)
  12. Welington Castillo (BAL): .255 AVG, .315 OBP, 15 HR, 63 RBI, 48 R, 1 SB (20th Round)
  13. Matt Wieters (Free Agent): .252 AVG, .307 OBP, 15 HR, 61 RBI, 52 R, 0 SB (21st Round)
  14. Stephen Vogt (OAK): .248 AVG, .310 OBP, 13 HR, 58 RBI, 55 R, 0 SB (24th Round)

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