Dan Harris’s 2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catcher
Finally, after years of being a position that was bereft of reliable fantasy options, the catcher position is flourishing with top-end talent. You can wait as long as you want and still draft a catcher who will give you strong and consistent production.
Heaven help me if anyone stopped reading after that paragraph. THAT. IS. A. JOKE. Catcher is a wasteland like it always is. One-catcher leagues. Two-catcher leagues. The odds of feeling good about the catchers that you roster are slim to none.
With that said, I will channel my inner Perd Hapley to tell you that my strategy when it comes to catcher is: Catcher . . . is a position . . . that fantasy managers . . . will be filling . . . in their drafts this year.
There’s just little to say about it. The one standout option, J.T. Realmuto, has a fractured thumb and a consensus average draft position of 49. The only other catcher going in the top 100 is Salvador Perez.
I don’t have targets for you. There just aren’t any. But what I do have is rankings with tiers.
My overall advice on the position is to wait as long as possible to fill it in either a one-catcher or two-catcher league. Try to draft someone within the first four tiers, but you can push it to the top five if you absolutely had to in a one-catcher league.
I know. That’s boring and not fancy. But, truly, catcher is what it is, and it’s the same story as it has been since the heyday of Mike Piazza and Pudge Rodriguez and Javy Lopez and Jorge Posada. Don’t spend much time on it. Save your strength.
ADP – Average Draft Position
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