2018 Fantasy Baseball Catchers Rankings

Get ready for the Fantasy Baseball season with the 2018 Fantasy Baseball Catchers Rankings.

2018 Fantasy Baseball Catchers Rankings

It is that time, the time to get prepping for your Fantasy Baseball season. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training in around a month, we will start the position by position 2018 Fantasy Baseball rankings. To kick things off we will look at the Catchers position. These rankings may change as we approach the season and updates will come out leading up to opening day.

2018 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings
RankingsPlayerTeam
1Gary SanchezNYY
2Willson ContrerasCHC
3Buster PoseySF
4Wilson RamosTB
5Salvador PerezKC
6J.T. RealmutoMIA
7Welington CastilloCWS
8Jonathan LucroyFA
9Mike ZuninoSEA
10Yadier MolinaSTL
11Austin BarnesLAD
12Jorge AlfaroPHI
13Robinson ChirinosTEX
14Travis d’ArnaudNYM
15Evan GattisHOU
16Austin HedgesSD
17Yasmani GrandalLAD
18Brian McCannHOU
19Francisco CervelliPIT
20Francisco MejiaCLE

 

Gary Sanchez leads the way going into the 2018 season. He is coming off his first full MLB season where he played 122 games (spent some time on the DL) where he hit .278 with 33 home runs and 90 RBIs. He’s likely the best of the big power hitters in the Yankees lineup and should be in store for an even bigger year assuming he gets to 140+ games.

Willson Contreras jumps in front of Buster Posey at 2. Sure Posey hit over .300 again, but the power decline is not ideal for the fantasy game. Contreras played in 117 games last year (spent some time on the DL) and still hit 21 home runs while hitting .276. Looking for an even better season for Contreras in 2018.

Wilson Ramos jumps up to 4th for me and many may think this is too high, which means you can probably wait and get him late in drafts. Last season Ramos was returning from a serious knee injury and upon returning played in 64 games where he hit 11 home runs and hit .260. Now that he is healthy and hitting in the middle of the Rays batting order, Ramos should be in store for a big season.

The list goes on and on. As a whole, the catchers position seems deeper than it has felt in recent years. You have the consistency in guys like Salvador Perez, the potential big power from Welington Castillo, some breakouts in Jorge Alfaro and much much more.

Feel free to contact me with any questions and look for updates throughout the next few months.

 

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