Robinson Chirinos

Robinson Chirinos

C - HOU
Age: 35Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

HOU @ NYY
Tue, 10/15 4:08pm
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Rank H #189
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Chirinos won't offer much average, but the career .232 hitter has tallied plenty of walks (12.5%). As someone drafted for power, 13 homers is disappointing in this current power environment. Although better suited for OBP and points leagues, he'll offer enough pop in a strong Houston lineup to hold his own as a top-20 catcher.

Chirinos will hurt you in batting average, although not as bad as someone like Zunino. With that said, he is a reliable source of power and since he plays in such a strong Astros' lineup, you can bank on him piling up RBIs and runs as well.

Chirinos has quietly finished as a top-12 fantasy catcher in 5x5 roto leagues for two years running, and looks like he may be able to make it three straight. He's established himself as the clear starter behind the plate in Houston, which makes him a clear starter in 12-team mixed leagues as well.