2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (27 of 32 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 J.T. Realmuto (PHI - C,1B) 70 1 2 1.4 0.5 54.0 -16.0
Realmuto's .277 batting average with 21 homers and 74 RBIs doesn't seem all that impressive, but the fact of the matter is that he blew the rest of the catcher scene away with those numbers. Realmuto is as safe as it comes at the position and should produce far above the lousy replacement level once again. This is especially true now that he has been traded to a great hitter's ballpark in Philly. Don't hesitate to reach for him so you don't get stuck with an awful catcher.
2 Gary Sanchez (NYY - C,DH) 77 1 2 1.6 0.5 60.0 -17.0
There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
3 Salvador Perez (KC - C,DH) 132 3 6 4.0 1.1 110.0 -22.0
 
4 Willson Contreras (CHC - C) 145 3 7 5.3 1.5 118.0 -27.0
 
5 Yasmani Grandal (MIL - C) 146 3 9 5.6 1.5 137.0 -9.0
 
6 Buster Posey (SF - C,1B) 150 3 8 5.9 1.5 132.0 -18.0
 
7 Wilson Ramos (NYM - C,DH) 157 3 8 6.3 1.8 140.0 -17.0
 
8 Yadier Molina (STL - C) 167 3 21 6.6 2.3 133.0 -34.0
 
9 Danny Jansen (TOR - C) 241 8 17 10.0 1.7 209.0 -32.0
Now that Martin was dealt to the Dodgers, Jansen is the favorite to start at catcher for the Blue Jays. He doesn't have much power, but his average will be quality and he should play enough that the RBIs and runs will make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher.
10 Welington Castillo (CWS - C) 265 6 26 12.3 3.2 260.0 -5.0
 
11 Mike Zunino (TB - C) 275 9 22 12.7 2.6 219.0 -56.0
 
12 Francisco Cervelli (PIT - C) 280 9 37 13.8 4.3 259.0 -21.0
 
13 Jorge Alfaro (MIA - C) 299 7 24 14.7 2.8 213.0 -86.0
 
14 Francisco Mejia (SD - C,DH) 276 9 28 15.1 4.9 263.0 -13.0
Much of Mejia's production will depend on where he plays this season. The Padres are among the front-runners to land J.T. Realmuto, which oddly enough, would help Mejia a great deal. As it is now, the catching prospect is stuck behind Austin Hedges, who is among the top defensive catchers in baseball, but a trade to Miami, or perhaps even Cleveland or Cincinnati, would make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher right away. Mejia has more pop than your average catcher already and could eventually hit around .290 as his approach matures.
15 Tucker Barnhart (CIN - C) 308 12 24 15.8 2.6 282.0 -26.0
 
16 Yan Gomes (WSH - C) 306 8 25 16.4 5.1 237.0 -69.0
 
17 Robinson Chirinos (HOU - C) 311 10 27 16.7 3.6 251.0 -60.0
 
18 Willians Astudillo (MIN - C,3B) 341 11 42 19.2 4.8 368.0 +27.0
 
19 Kurt Suzuki (WSH - C) 378 14 32 20.4 3.4 319.0 -59.0
 
20 Austin Hedges (SD - C) 371 9 30 21.2 4.6 272.0 -99.0
 
21 Jonathan Lucroy (LAA - C) 417 16 31 22.5 3.5 304.0 -113.0
 
22 Austin Barnes (LAD - C,2B) 441 15 33 23.0 3.3 397.0 -44.0
 
23 Tyler Flowers (ATL - C) 413 14 33 23.2 4.8 446.0 +33.0
 
24 Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TEX - C,2B,3B) 407 14 42 23.6 5.6 339.0 -68.0
 
25 Omar Narvaez (SEA - C) 426 13 57 25.6 7.9 372.0 -54.0
 
26 John Hicks (DET - C,1B) 410 9 37 25.8 5.3 392.0 -18.0
 
27 Chris Iannetta (COL - C) 494 17 38 25.8 4.1 376.0 -118.0
 
28 Brian McCann (ATL - C) 450 11 40 29.5 4.5 407.0 -43.0
 
29 Mitch Garver (MIN - C) 492 17 35 28.1 3.8 386.0 -106.0
 
30 Christian Vazquez (BOS - C) 460 19 45 31.7 6.8 432.0 -28.0
 
31 Elias Diaz (PIT - C) 510 11 41 30.7 4.2 400.0 -110.0
 
32 Russell Martin (LAD - C,3B) 465 14 45 33.3 6.2 433.0 -32.0
 
33 Carson Kelly (ARI - C) 493 11 49 32.5 7.6    
 
34 Manny Pina (MIL - C) 544 22 44 36.4 5.0    
 
35 Matt Wieters (C) FA 567 24 52 38.5 5.7    
 
36 Travis d'Arnaud (NYM - C) 555 21 51 37.4 5.4    
 
37 Tom Murphy (COL - C) 559 19 65 36.2 7.7 489.0 -70.0
 
38 Alex Avila (ARI - C) 682 20 65 39.3 8.0 512.0 -170.0
 
39 Grayson Greiner (DET - C) 525 16 48 37.2 6.0 501.0 -24.0
 
40 James McCann (CWS - C) 758 26 49 38.4 6.2    
 
41 Chance Sisco (BAL - C) 753 26 48 41.2 4.8 498.0 -255.0
 
42 Jason Castro (MIN - C)   23 53 41.0 6.9 528.0  
 
43 Kevin Plawecki (CLE - C) 752 30 50 40.8 5.5    
 
44 Blake Swihart (BOS - C,1B,LF,RF,DH) 690 27 57 40.8 5.6    
 
45 Josh Phegley (OAK - C) 528 18 55 38.8 9.2    
 
46 Victor Caratini (CHC - C,1B) 655 29 54 44.9 4.7 485.0 -170.0
 
47 Michael Perez (TB - C) 606 24 63 43.7 7.5    
 
48 Chris Herrmann (OAK - C) 744 21 63 44.8 9.1    
 
49 Spencer Kieboom (WSH - C)   32 51 45.4 4.5    
 
50 Max Stassi (HOU - C) 749 34 50 44.8 4.1 543.0 -206.0
 
51 Kevan Smith (LAA - C) 748 34 52 44.7 3.9    
 
52 Martin Maldonado (C) FA   40 50 44.7 3.9 488.0  
 
53 Roberto Perez (CLE - C) 764 36 55 47.9 6.6    
 
54 Devin Mesoraco (NYM - C)   36 74 51.0 11.2 569.0  
 
55 Austin Romine (NYY - C)   36 54 45.0 6.6 495.0  
 
56 Stephen Vogt (SF - C,1B) NRI   33 73 53.6 8.1    
 
57 Austin Wynns (BAL - C)   33 48 43.0 6.0    
 
58 Sandy Leon (BOS - C) 756 41 55 47.7 4.5 539.0 -217.0
 
59 Caleb Joseph (ARI - C) 763 36 69 51.0 10.6 606.0 -157.0
 
60 Tony Wolters (COL - C)   43 54 48.8 4.2 542.0  
 
61 Nick Hundley (OAK - C) NRI   43 59 50.4 5.1    
 
62 Jose Ruiz (CWS - C,1B)   35 53 44.0 9.0    
 
63 Andrew Susac (BAL - C) NRI   40 51 45.5 5.5    
 
64 Luke Maile (TOR - C) 698 36 62 52.7 11.8    
 
65 Aramis Garcia (SF - C)   43 53 48.0 5.0    
 
66 Keibert Ruiz (LAD - C)   42 56 49.0 7.0    
 
67 Andrew Knizner (STL - C) NRI   46 67 58.0 8.8 580.0  
 
68 Bruce Maxwell (OAK - C) MiLB   48 58 53.0 5.0    
 
69 John Ryan Murphy (ARI - C) 759 50 66 60.0 7.1    
 
70 Andrew Knapp (PHI - C)   53 59 56.0 2.4    
 
71 Sean Murphy (OAK - C) NRI   56 62 59.0 3.0    
 
72 Curt Casali (CIN - C)   61 61 61.0 0.0    
 
73 Erik Kratz (MIL - C)   67 70 68.5 1.5 651.0