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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Gary Sanchez Note
Gary Sanchez photo 1. Gary Sanchez NYY
Sanchez is in the clear-cut top tier of catchers with Realmuto, Contreras and Grandal. Although he won't help in batting average much, his power and the RBIs that will follow are what sets him apart as potentially the best fantasy catcher in baseball.
33 weeks ago
J.T. Realmuto Note
J.T. Realmuto photo 2. J.T. Realmuto PHI
Realmuto may be struggling so far compared to expectations, but he certainly hasn't hurt you with a BA over .270 to go with double-digit homers and a handful of steals. He may not be the top overall fantasy catcher but he could be in the secound half.
33 weeks ago
Yasmani Grandal Note
Yasmani Grandal photo 3. Yasmani Grandal CWS
Grandal's batting average may not seem all that appealing in the .240s range, but that is actually at replacement-level for the position so he won't hurt you there. He will definitely help in HRs, RBIs and runs, though. Over the last three seasons, he trails only (the injured) Salvador Perez in homers, and that was before he moved from an awful park for hitters in L.A. to a hitter's have in Milwaukee.
48 weeks ago
Willson Contreras Note
Willson Contreras photo 4. Willson Contreras CHC
Through the first half of baseball, Willson Contreras has been the top fantasy catcher with nearly 20 homers to go with 51 RBIs and a .286 batting average. As long as he can stay on the field, you've got a top 60 overall fantasy value in Contreras.
33 weeks ago
Wilson Ramos Note
Wilson Ramos photo 5. Wilson Ramos NYM
The Mets haven't gotten as much out of Ramos in the first half as they may have expected but he is an extremely streaky hitter so it would be no surprise if his BA jumps from 270 to 300 in the second half to go with a dozen more homers. He is still a C1 without question.
33 weeks ago
Omar Narvaez Note
Omar Narvaez photo 6. Omar Narvaez MIL
It is hard to imagine that anyone saw this coming, but Narvaz has been tremendous to open the season with a batting average near .300 and a dozen homers. While it may not continue at this pace, there is no doubt that he is a top 12 catcher from this point forward.
33 weeks ago
Mitch Garver Note
Mitch Garver photo 7. Mitch Garver MIN
Garver has been absolutely terrorizing pitchers with a .295 average and 13 homers in just 156 at-bats. If he played every day, Garver would be a top 5 fantasy catcher without a doubt, but because he doesn't, he is merely a fringe top-10 guy for now.
33 weeks ago
Yadier Molina Note
Yadier Molina photo 8. Yadier Molina STL
Catcher's don't often get 450 trips to the plate, but Tadi has done it every year since 2008. As you can imagine, the runs and RBIs pile up with extra playing time, and it certainly helps that he increases your team's batting average and may add another 20 homers this season.
48 weeks ago
Robinson Chirinos Note
Robinson Chirinos photo 9. Robinson Chirinos TEX
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.
33 weeks ago
Jorge Alfaro Note
Jorge Alfaro photo 10. Jorge Alfaro MIA
Alfaro was not technically a top 12 catcher in the first half, but he was right on the cusp and his underlying numbers suggest he will climb well into the top 10 over the rest of the season. Don't hesitate to add him and start him if you need a catcher.
33 weeks ago
Buster Posey Note
Buster Posey photo 11. Buster Posey SF
Feel free to drop Buster at this point. He isn't likely to finish the season with double-digit homers and doesn't play in a good enough offense to tally up runs and RBIs like the top 15 fantasy catchers in baseball.
33 weeks ago
Christian Vazquez Note
Christian Vazquez photo 12. Christian Vazquez BOS
Vasquez is one of a handful of surprising catchers to breakout in the first half. Regardless of whether you believe it to be a fluke, he has been so good that even with some regression, he sneaks into the top 10 rest of season projections.
33 weeks ago
Danny Jansen Note
Danny Jansen photo 13. Danny Jansen TOR
Jansen's underlying stats have been screaming positive regression all season and over the last few weeks, it has started to turn around. While he isn't quite a top 12 catcher, he should be on your radar as a future waiver wire add if he keeps hitting.
33 weeks ago
Carson Kelly Note
Carson Kelly photo 14. Carson Kelly ARI
Kelly is smashing MLB pitchers the last month and while he is a former top prospect, the sample size is not enough to trust him as a reliable fantasy option yet. The upside is still quite high, however, so he is a top 12 rest of season option for the time being.
30 weeks ago
James McCann Note
James McCann photo 15. James McCann CWS
James McCann has been raking for the White Sox with a .320 batting average through the first half to go with some power and even the most steals among all catchers in fantasy. He is due to regress some, but is still a no-doubt top 12 catcher in the second half.
33 weeks ago
Francisco Mejia Note
Francisco Mejia photo 16. Francisco Mejia SD
Travis d'Arnaud Note
Travis d'Arnaud photo 17. Travis d'Arnaud ATL
d'Arnaud is extraordinarily hot over the past month and while it may not keep up, he has always possessed this type of potential so it wouldn't be surprising if this was a start of a major breakout.
31 weeks ago
Roberto Perez Note
Roberto Perez photo 18. Roberto Perez CLE
Perez has already mashed 16 homers through the first half for Cleveland. His batting average isn't useful, but won't kill you either so you could certainly do much worse than Perez even if he does take a step back toward expectations in the second half.
33 weeks ago
Kurt Suzuki Note
Kurt Suzuki photo 19. Kurt Suzuki WSH
Suzuki isn't playing every day quite yet, but when he does play, he'll be helping your fantasy squad with both power (11 HR in 163 AB through the first half) and batting average which is sitting at .270. That is enough to warrant a starting catcher spot in 12-team leagues.
33 weeks ago
Mike Zunino Note
Mike Zunino photo 20. Mike Zunino TB
Mike Zunino has been a bust this season and can safely be dropped in all formats. Don't hesitate to scoop him up if he starts to catch fire in the second-half, however.
33 weeks ago
Jonathan Lucroy Note
Jonathan Lucroy photo 21. Jonathan Lucroy BOS
Yan Gomes Note
Yan Gomes photo 22. Yan Gomes WSH
Josh Phegley Note
Josh Phegley photo 23. Josh Phegley CWS
Brian McCann Note
Brian McCann photo 24. Brian McCann FA
Tucker Barnhart Note
Tucker Barnhart photo 25. Tucker Barnhart CIN
Barnhart doesn't have the best bat, but his elite defense will keep him on the field for nearly 500 at-bats again. In a killer Red's lineup, that should be plenty to get him the counting stats he needs to be draftable.
48 weeks ago
Jason Castro Note
Jason Castro photo 26. Jason Castro LAA
Tyler Flowers Note
Tyler Flowers photo 27. Tyler Flowers ATL
Willians Astudillo Note
Willians Astudillo photo 28. Willians Astudillo MIN
Austin Hedges Note
Austin Hedges photo 29. Austin Hedges SD
Chance Sisco Note
Chance Sisco photo 30. Chance Sisco BAL
Sisco should play every day for the Orioles in the second half and he has plenty of talent so you'll want to keep a close eye on him as a potential catcher pickup off waivers.
33 weeks ago
Welington Castillo Note
Welington Castillo photo 31. Welington Castillo WSH
Castillo only saw 49 games worth of action last season, but his bat was still quality when he played. Over the last five years, he averages 26 homers with a .261 BA and 85 RBIs per 162 games, so now that he is starting, fantasy owners can expect useful production out of him.
48 weeks ago
Tom Murphy Note
Tom Murphy photo 32. Tom Murphy SEA
Elias Diaz Note
Elias Diaz photo 33. Elias Diaz COL
Austin Barnes Note
Austin Barnes photo 34. Austin Barnes LAD
Chris Iannetta Note
Chris Iannetta photo 35. Chris Iannetta NYY
Iannetta has been getting only 30% of the playing time for Colorado, and while he is playing well, that isn't enough to warrant rostering him in fantasy.
33 weeks ago
Francisco Cervelli Note
Francisco Cervelli photo 36. Francisco Cervelli MIA
John Hicks Note
John Hicks photo 37. John Hicks ARI
Pedro Severino Note
Pedro Severino photo 38. Pedro Severino BAL
Severino has limited competition for playing time and is batting near the middle of the Orioles lineup most games so he should continue to pile up counting stats to go with a subpar batting average.
30 weeks ago
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 39. Will Smith LAD
Smith has been unbelievable for the Dodgers and while there is a chance he continues to amaze fantasy owners, it is more likely that he follows the vast majority of rookies who started amazing before going south.
30 weeks ago
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 40. Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX
Matt Wieters Note
Matt Wieters photo 41. Matt Wieters STL
Russell Martin Note
Russell Martin photo 42. Russell Martin FA
Martin Maldonado Note
Martin Maldonado photo 43. Martin Maldonado HOU
Tony Wolters Note
Tony Wolters photo 44. Tony Wolters COL
Alex Avila Note
Alex Avila photo 45. Alex Avila MIN
Grayson Greiner Note
Grayson Greiner photo 46. Grayson Greiner DET
Manny Pina Note
Manny Pina photo 47. Manny Pina MIL
Blake Swihart Note
Blake Swihart photo 48. Blake Swihart TEX
Stephen Vogt Note
Stephen Vogt photo 49. Stephen Vogt ARI
Victor Caratini Note
Victor Caratini photo 50. Victor Caratini CHC
Kevin Plawecki Note
Kevin Plawecki photo 51. Kevin Plawecki BOS
Austin Nola Note
Austin Nola photo 52. Austin Nola SEA
Austin Romine Note
Austin Romine photo 53. Austin Romine DET
Curt Casali Note
Curt Casali photo 54. Curt Casali CIN
Max Stassi Note
Max Stassi photo 55. Max Stassi LAA
Michael Perez Note
Michael Perez photo 56. Michael Perez TB
Sean Murphy Note
Sean Murphy photo 57. Sean Murphy OAK
Zack Collins Note
Zack Collins photo 58. Zack Collins CWS
Nick Hundley Note
Nick Hundley photo 59. Nick Hundley FA
Jake Rogers Note
Jake Rogers photo 60. Jake Rogers DET
Sandy Leon Note
Sandy Leon photo 61. Sandy Leon CLE
Ryan Lavarnway Note
Ryan Lavarnway photo 62. Ryan Lavarnway CIN
Spencer Kieboom Note
Spencer Kieboom photo 63. Spencer Kieboom FA
Chris Herrmann Note
Chris Herrmann photo 64. Chris Herrmann TB
Kevan Smith Note
Kevan Smith photo 65. Kevan Smith TB
Jesus Sucre Note
Jesus Sucre photo 66. Jesus Sucre FA
Jeff Mathis Note
Jeff Mathis photo 67. Jeff Mathis TEX
Cam Gallagher Note
Cam Gallagher photo 68. Cam Gallagher KC
Devin Mesoraco Note
Devin Mesoraco photo 69. Devin Mesoraco FA
Andrew Knapp Note
Andrew Knapp photo 70. Andrew Knapp PHI
Andrew Susac Note
Andrew Susac photo 71. Andrew Susac PIT
Luke Maile Note
Luke Maile photo 72. Luke Maile PIT
Caleb Joseph Note
Caleb Joseph photo 73. Caleb Joseph TOR
Erik Kratz Note
Erik Kratz photo 74. Erik Kratz NYY
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