Bobby Sylvester’s 2020 Catcher Rankings
Catcher is a barren wasteland. If you’ve completed a draft by now, you likely figured that out pretty quickly. Hopefully it wasn’t learned the hard way! There are seven quality fantasy catchers then after that, we’ve got players who would go undrafted in 24 team leagues if they were outfielders or even second basemen. My advice is to grab your guy early even if it doesn’t seem like a great value. Believe me, it will pay off. I’ll get to my rankings in a moment, but first, let me tell you about my two favorite catching targets this year.
J.T. Realmuto (PHI): 5th Round Target
Realmuto didn’t quite live up to the lofty expectations last year but still managed to finish as the top catcher in fantasy baseball. He is a near-lock to again lead the position in steals and runs while providing solid power, RBIs and batting average. His ceiling might not be as high as Gary Sanchez, but with the designated-hitter now in place for the National League, you can be certain you are drafting a sure-fire top 100 fantasy player with Realmuto.
Salvador Perez (KC): 14th Round Target
Perez missed the entire season but is still just 30 years old and let’s not forget that he was an all-star for six consecutive seasons. There is no more consistent source of power at the position and while his BA has dipped into danger territory two times in three seasons, Perez ends the top tier of reliable catchers.
ADP – Average Draft Position