Grading on the Curve: Top 10 Fantasy Catchers in 2016

Fantasy baseball drafts are right around the corner, so here at Grading on the Curve, we break down our top 10 players for each position, starting with catchers.

With fantasy baseball looming around the corner, everyone is looking to one-up their opponents, finding the diamond in the rough or breakout candidate. Now that Spring Training is underway, Grading on the Curve wants to be your go-to spot for fantasy baseball news, rankings, and tips for the 2016 season.

To start with our rankings, we will dissect the top 10 catchers, from a fantasy baseball perspective, to help those looking for that edge in upcoming drafts. Catchers are tough to pinpoint, because the position is very top-heavy, riddled with mediocrity throughout. However, if you strike gold on a performing catcher, it helps put you in a position to compete for the year.

Pretty much anyone who follows baseball can figure out who will be atop this list, but the really pivotal information lies outside of the top spot. So, without further adieu, let us take a look at whom makes our top-10 list for catchers in fantasy baseball.

Matt Wieters cracks our top-10 list at number 10, not because of potential, but because of injury concerns. From 2011-2013, Matt Wieters was an up-and-coming star catcher, smashing 20-plus home runs per season. However, the past two seasons have been a stark contrast. In 2014 and 2015, Wieters combined to play in just 101 games.

After accepting a qualifying offer from the Baltimore Orioles, Matt Wieters finds himself playing for a contract in 2016. The Orioles brought he and Chris Davis back after the 2015 season, so Matt Wieters figures to have plenty of chances to drive in runs in a star-studded lineup. Wieters, likely, hits behind Adam Jones and Chris Davis, setting him up for run producing role in 2016.

While Matt Wieters was never a high average catcher, he provides solid power for a catcher, and we cannot forget that he plays in hitter-friendly Camden Yards and hits behind guys who get on base. While you should not reach for Wieters in fantasy baseball drafts, he is a guy flying under the radar who could provide similar stats to what Brian McCann did in 2015.

Matt Wieters could hover around 20 home runs and 80 RBI in 2016, so long as he stays healthy for the entire season. With back-t0-back injury-riddled seasons, Matt Wieters offers sleeper value in fantasy baseball drafts. So, if you miss out on a catcher early in your drafts, target Wieters with a late-round selection.

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Matt Wieters

Catcher, Goose Creek, South Carolina

Matt Wieters cracks our top-10 list at number 10, not because of potential, but because of injury concerns. From 2011-2013, Matt Wieters was an up-and-coming star catcher, smashing 20-plus home runs per season. However, the past two seasons have been a stark contrast. In 2014 and 2015, Wieters combined to play in just 101 games.

After accepting a qualifying offer from the Baltimore Orioles, Matt Wieters finds himself playing for a contract in 2016. The Orioles brought he and Chris Davis back after the 2015 season, so Matt Wieters figures to have plenty of chances to drive in runs in a star-studded lineup. Wieters, likely, hits behind Adam Jones and Chris Davis, setting him up for run producing role in 2016.

While Matt Wieters was never a high average catcher, he provides solid power for a catcher, and we cannot forget that he plays in hitter-friendly Camden Yards and hits behind guys who get on base. While you should not reach for Wieters in fantasy baseball drafts, he is a guy flying under the radar who could provide similar stats to what Brian McCann did in 2015.

Matt Wieters could hover around 20 home runs and 80 RBI in 2016, so long as he stays healthy for the entire season. With back-t0-back injury-riddled seasons, Matt Wieters offers sleeper value in fantasy baseball drafts. So, if you miss out on a catcher early in your drafts, target Wieters with a late-round selection.

Russell Martin hit free agency after a solid season with the Pirates. Native to Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays signed Russell Martin to a multi-year contract, and he did not disappoint in his first year with the team. Martin, like most good catchers, started out the 2015 season on fire, but as the year progressed, his numbers tapered off as one would expect.

Despite struggling during the tail-end of the 2015 season, Russell Martin managed to hit a career-high 23 home runs, with 77 RBI and a .240/.329/.458 slash line. Martin entered the 2015 season as a lower-tiered catcher for fantasy baseball; however, after a productive season, his average draft position (ADP) figures to see an increase heading into 2016.

As of now, Russell Martin carries, roughly, an ADP of 130. So, while he is not going high in drafts, he could be a solid pickup for any fantasy baseball team looking to find some value in the 10th or 11th round. While Martin had an impressive season in 2015, regression is a real possibility heading into 2016, at the age of 33. Do not reach for Martin, but take him if he falls in your lap.

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Russell Martin

Catcher, East York, Ontario, Canada

After the 2014 season, Russell Martin hit free agency after a solid season with the Pirates. Native to Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays signed Russell Martin to a multi-year contract, and he did not disappoint in his first year with the team. Martin, like most good catchers, started out the 2015 season on fire, but as the year progressed, his numbers tapered off as one would expect.

Despite struggling during the tail-end of the 2015 season, Russell Martin managed to hit a career-high 23 home runs, with 77 RBI and a .240/.329/.458 slash line. Martin entered the 2015 season as a lower-tiered catcher for fantasy baseball; however, after a productive season, his average draft position (ADP) figures to see an increase heading into 2016.

As of now, Russell Martin carries, roughly, an ADP of 130. So, while he is not going high in drafts, he could be a solid pickup for any fantasy baseball team looking to find some value in the 10th or 11th round. While Martin had an impressive season in 2015, regression is a real possibility heading into 2016, at the age of 33. Do not reach for Martin, but take him if he falls in your lap.

Stephen Vogt assumed an everyday role. With the trade of Derek Norris to the Padres, Stephen Vogt waltzed into the catching role for the Oakland Athletics. In addition to playing catcher, Vogt should enter the 2016 season with first base eligibility, boosting his value somewhat.

Stephen Vogt was relatively unknown from a fantasy perspective entering 2015, but after a blistering April and May, he became unanimously owned throughout most fantasy baseball leagues. However, from May to October, Stephen Vogt saw his batting average drop from .322 to .261, in large part because of the workload catchers endure.

With 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 136 games, Stephen Vogt looks to improve on his 2015 numbers heading into 2016. Vogt comes with some risk because of his hot start last season. Vogt managed to hit 11 of his 18 home runs in the first two months last year, and we can assume fatigue set in after the All-Star break.

Stephen Vogt looks like a lock to finish within the top 10 for fantasy catchers in 2016, especially if he finishes the season strong. With one year as a starter under his belt, Stephen Vogt knows what he needs to improve on heading into 2016. If Vogt improves in 2016, we should expect over 20 home runs with about 80 RBI, and he provides flexibility in your lineups (1B elig).

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Stephen Vogt

Catcher, Visalia, California

2015 marked the first time that Stephen Vogt assumed an everyday role. With the trade of Derek Norris to the Padres, Stephen Vogt waltzed into the catching role for the Oakland Athletics. In addition to playing catcher, Vogt should enter the 2016 season with first base eligibility, boosting his value somewhat.

Stephen Vogt was relatively unknown from a fantasy perspective entering 2015, but after a blistering April and May, he became unanimously owned throughout most fantasy baseball leagues. However, from May to October, Stephen Vogt saw his batting average drop from .322 to .261, in large part because of the workload catchers endure.

With 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 136 games, Stephen Vogt looks to improve on his 2015 numbers heading into 2016. Vogt comes with some risk because of his hot start last season. Vogt managed to hit 11 of his 18 home runs in the first two months last year, and we can assume fatigue set in after the All-Star break.

Stephen Vogt looks like a lock to finish within the top 10 for fantasy catchers in 2016, especially if he finishes the season strong. With one year as a starter under his belt, Stephen Vogt knows what he needs to improve on heading into 2016. If Vogt improves in 2016, we should expect over 20 home runs with about 80 RBI, and he provides flexibility in your lineups (1B elig).

Salvador Perez is considered the best two-way catcher in the American League. With a high-contact approach, Salvador Perez does not offer much upside in the on-base department; however, he manages to produce solid stats outside of on-base percentage. In 2015, Salvador Perez hit a career-high 21 home runs, with 70 RBI and a .260 batting average.

From 2013-2015, Salvador Perez averaged 17 home runs, 73 RBI, and a .270 batting average. If Perez can improve on his batting average in 2016, he looks poised for a solid season from a fantasy perspective. However, if your fantasy baseball league values on-base percentage, Salvador Perez offers less upside than in those leagues that do not.

As of now, Perez’s ADP (via ESPN) sits around 150, which should fall in line with where you should target him. You know what you are getting when drafting Salvador Perez, but do not rule out a breakout campaign in 2016. Entering his age-26 season, Perez is just tapping into his potential. Perez might see his ADP go up in the weeks leading up to Opening Day.

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Salvador Perez

Catcher, Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela

Over the past three seasons, Salvador Perez is considered the best two-way catcher in the American League. With a high-contact approach, Salvador Perez does not offer much upside in the on-base department; however, he manages to produce solid stats outside of on-base percentage. In 2015, Salvador Perez hit a career-high 21 home runs, with 70 RBI and a .260 batting average.

From 2013-2015, Salvador Perez averaged 17 home runs, 73 RBI, and a .270 batting average. If Perez can improve on his batting average in 2016, he looks poised for a solid season from a fantasy perspective. However, if your fantasy baseball league values on-base percentage, Salvador Perez offers less upside than in those leagues that do not.

As of now, Perez’s ADP (via ESPN) sits around 150, which should fall in line with where you should target him. You know what you are getting when drafting Salvador Perez, but do not rule out a breakout campaign in 2016. Entering his age-26 season, Perez is just tapping into his potential. Perez might see his ADP go up in the weeks leading up to Opening Day.

Jonathan Lucroy was the second catcher taken in most fantasy baseball drafts; however, injuries kept him from producing numbers similar to 2012-2014. Despite a lackluster season in 2015, the time to invest stock in Lucroy is now. He enters the 2016 fantasy season with an ADP in the 110 range, which could be a steal.

In 103 games last season, Jonathan Lucroy, basically, put up career-worsts across the board, but he looks to put an underwhelming 2015 season behind him. Lucroy enters the 2016 season fully healthy, and he hopes to replicate numbers similar to his 2012-2014 seasons. During that stretch, Lucroy averaged 14 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .297/.359/.472 slash line.

If Jonathan Lucroy could tap into his potential next season, getting him around the 110th pick in your fantasy draft would be a steal. Lucroy possesses sleeper upside, with many people ruling him out due to a down 2015 season. While you should not reach too far to snag Lucroy, he is worth reaching to grab in 2016 fantasy baseball drafts.

Small tidbit on Lucroy, if the Milwaukee Brewers fall out of contention early, they may look to ship their All-Star catcher to a contender for prospects. So, do not rule out Jonathan Lucroy joining a more potent lineup somewhere during the season. If he does, it should only help his value and make you feel better about drafting him.

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Jonathan Lucroy

Catcher, Eustis, Florida

Last season, Jonathan Lucroy was the second catcher taken in most fantasy baseball drafts; however, injuries kept him from producing numbers similar to 2012-2014. Despite a lackluster season in 2015, the time to invest stock in Lucroy is now. He enters the 2016 fantasy season with an ADP in the 110 range, which could be a steal.

In 103 games last season, Jonathan Lucroy, basically, put up career-worsts across the board, but he looks to put an underwhelming 2015 season behind him. Lucroy enters the 2016 season fully healthy, and he hopes to replicate numbers similar to his 2012-2014 seasons. During that stretch, Lucroy averaged 14 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .297/.359/.472 slash line.

If Jonathan Lucroy could tap into his potential next season, getting him around the 110th pick in your fantasy draft would be a steal. Lucroy possesses sleeper upside, with many people ruling him out due to a down 2015 season. While you should not reach too far to snag Lucroy, he is worth reaching to grab in 2016 fantasy baseball drafts.

Small tidbit on Lucroy, if the Milwaukee Brewers fall out of contention early, they may look to ship their All-Star catcher to a contender for prospects. So, do not rule out Jonathan Lucroy joining a more potent lineup somewhere during the season. If he does, it should only help his value and make you feel better about drafting him.

Devin Mesoraco bursted onto the scene in 2014, hitting 25 home runs with 80 RBI and a .273/.359/.534 slash line. Due to his breakout campaign in 2014, he entered 2015 fantasy baseball drafts as one of the best catchers on the board. However, for whomever drafted the Reds’ slugging catcher, you endured a season full of injury and agony.

With an injury-riddled 2015 season, Devin Mesoraco played in just 23 games (45 at-bats), resulting in terrible numbers across the board. However, since he missed most of 2015, his fantasy baseball stock is at an all-time low. Currently, he and Russell Martin own similar ADPs (130); however, Mesoraco presents much more upside than Martin.

If Devin Mesoraco can play a full season in 2016, he could be the second-best fantasy catcher, but with a hip injury holding him back at the start of Spring Training, we do not know what to expect out of him heading into the new season. The Reds said he was on schedule, but they plan on easing him into game action during Spring Training.

While Devin Mesoraco presents immense upside as a catcher-eligible fantasy option, his injury concerns leave many wondering if he can produce at an elite level. With an ADP around 130, Mesoraco is worth every bit of that investment; moreover, he has a chance to finish as a top-three fantasy option behind the plate. Medium-risk, large-reward type player.

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Devin Mesoraco

Catcher, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Devin Mesoraco bursted onto the scene in 2014, hitting 25 home runs with 80 RBI and a .273/.359/.534 slash line. Due to his breakout campaign in 2014, he entered 2015 fantasy baseball drafts as one of the best catchers on the board. However, for whomever drafted the Reds’ slugging catcher, you endured a season full of injury and agony.

With an injury-riddled 2015 season, Devin Mesoraco played in just 23 games (45 at-bats), resulting in terrible numbers across the board. However, since he missed most of 2015, his fantasy baseball stock is at an all-time low. Currently, he and Russell Martin own similar ADPs (130); however, Mesoraco presents much more upside than Martin.

If Devin Mesoraco can play a full season in 2016, he could be the second-best fantasy catcher, but with a hip injury holding him back at the start of Spring Training, we do not know what to expect out of him heading into the new season. The Reds said he was on schedule, but they plan on easing him into game action during Spring Training.

While Devin Mesoraco presents immense upside as a catcher-eligible fantasy option, his injury concerns leave many wondering if he can produce at an elite level. With an ADP around 130, Mesoraco is worth every bit of that investment; moreover, he has a chance to finish as a top-three fantasy option behind the plate. Medium-risk, large-reward type player.

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Brian McCann

Catcher, Athens, Georgia

When Brian McCann began his career with the Atlanta Braves, it was hard to argue that there was a better catcher in baseball. However, fast-forward to 2016, and Brian McCann shifted his focus from an all-around hitter to a power-oriented hitter. With a power-oriented approach at the plate, McCann’s power and swing play well in Yankee Stadium.

However, due to his all-out approach, Brian McCann’s batting average continues to trend in the wrong direction, but outside of his slash line, McCann continues to contribute in other counting stats. In 2015, Brian McCann hit a career-high 26 home runs, and he matched a career-best 94 RBI. With an impressive 2015 season, Brian McCann took home his sixth Silver Slugger Award.

Last season, if you invested in McCann, you reaped the benefits of his bounce-back season. However, entering the 2016 season, McCann is valued as the third-best option behind the plate in fantasy baseball. Entering his age-32 season, some regression might be in line for McCann, but by hitting in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium, he should provide a healthy dose of home runs and RBI.

Kyle Schwarber took the MLB by storm upon his promotion to the Chicago Cubs. With the Cubs heading into Interleague play, they decided to promote their young catcher to assume the DH role against the Indians. Kyle Schwarber absolutely raked while at the MLB level, and after his demotion to Triple-A, Cubs fans wanted to see more of the rookie sensation.

Along with Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber headlined an amazing rookie class in 2015, but due to his mid-season promotion, nearly all fantasy baseball teams picked up the slugging catcher (eligible) for the Cubs. This year, Kyle Schwarber is not flying under the radar, and ESPN has him as the second catcher taken off the board in 2016 fantasy baseball drafts.

In 69 games last year, Kyle Schwarber managed to hit 16 home runs and 43 RBI, showing that he can contribute at a Major League level. However, Schwarber’s batting average leaves room for improvement. Finishing the year at .246, Schwarber rode his hot start for the remainder of the season, but that might be a case of the wear and tear of an MLB season.

Kyle Schwarber brought a lot of hype to the Cubs, but for fantasy purposes in 2016, he is a high-risk, high-reward type of player. Seen as the second-best catching option for fantasy baseball in 2016, Schwarber’s investors must use a high draft pick to land the second-year player. However, keep in mind that the sophomore slump could be on the horizon.

With an ADP around 80, Schwarber needs to hit the ground running in 2016 for fantasy baseball investors to be happy about their pick. Schwarber has all the tools to be an elite fantasy catching option, especially since he will get most of his starts in the outfield next season. The fact that Kyle Schwarber has OF eligibility should help his draft stock as well. Draft with caution.

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Kyle Schwarber

Catcher, Middletown, Ohio

Kyle Schwarber took the MLB by storm upon his promotion to the Chicago Cubs. With the Cubs heading into Interleague play, they decided to promote their young catcher to assume the DH role against the Indians. Kyle Schwarber absolutely raked while at the MLB level, and after his demotion to Triple-A, Cubs fans wanted to see more of the rookie sensation.

Along with Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber headlined an amazing rookie class in 2015, but due to his mid-season promotion, nearly all fantasy baseball teams picked up the slugging catcher (eligible) for the Cubs. This year, Kyle Schwarber is not flying under the radar, and ESPN has him as the second catcher taken off the board in 2016 fantasy baseball drafts.

In 69 games last year, Kyle Schwarber managed to hit 16 home runs and 43 RBI, showing that he can contribute at a Major League level. However, Schwarber’s batting average leaves room for improvement. Finishing the year at .246, Schwarber rode his hot start for the remainder of the season, but that might be a case of the wear and tear of an MLB season.

Kyle Schwarber brought a lot of hype to the Cubs, but for fantasy purposes in 2016, he is a high-risk, high-reward type of player. Seen as the second-best catching option for fantasy baseball in 2016, Schwarber’s investors must use a high draft pick to land the second-year player. However, keep in mind that the sophomore slump could be on the horizon.

With an ADP around 80, Schwarber needs to hit the ground running in 2016 for fantasy baseball investors to be happy about their pick. Schwarber has all the tools to be an elite fantasy catching option, especially since he will get most of his starts in the outfield next season. The fact that Kyle Schwarber has OF eligibility should help his draft stock as well. Draft with caution.

Travis d’Arnaud is often the bearer of bad luck, constantly succumbing to freak injuries left and right. Travis d’Arnaud would have put together a career-year in 2015 if it were not for a broken finger and other miscellaneous injuries. In fact, despite playing in 41 fewer games than he did in 2014, d’Arnaud managed to outpace his production.

Through 108 games in 2014, d’Arnaud hit 13 home runs, 41 RBI, and owned a .242/.302/.416 slash line; however, in just 68 games in 2015, Travis d’Arnaud hit 12 home runs, 41 RBI, and registered a .268/.340/.485 slash line. d’Arnaud, a once highly coveted prospect, looks to have turned a corner in 2015, and he, very well, could be the second-best fantasy catching option if stays healthy.

While Kyle Schwarber enters the 2016 season with more hype, Travis d’Arnaud is the guy you want to target in fantasy baseball drafts. With an ADP in the range of 150, you do not have to invest high in the Mets’ backstop. Moreover, he, arguably, outproduced Kyle Schwarber in the same amount of time, but d’Arnaud has nearly twice as high of an ADP entering 2016.

Travis d’Arnaud offers huge upside, especially from a guy being taken nearly at the end of fantasy drafts. If you cannot land a premier catcher early in your fantasy baseball draft, wait to take d’Arnaud. Also, while most catchers on this list are not worth reaching for, Travis d’Arnaud should be worth the reach. I would probably take him around 110-120, but I also have huge expectations.

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Travis d'Arnaud

Catcher, Long Beach, California

Simply put, Travis d’Arnaud is often the bearer of bad luck, constantly succumbing to freak injuries left and right. Travis d’Arnaud would have put together a career-year in 2015 if it were not for a broken finger and other miscellaneous injuries. In fact, despite playing in 41 fewer games than he did in 2014, d’Arnaud managed to outpace his production.

Through 108 games in 2014, d’Arnaud hit 13 home runs, 41 RBI, and owned a .242/.302/.416 slash line; however, in just 68 games in 2015, Travis d’Arnaud hit 12 home runs, 41 RBI, and registered a .268/.340/.485 slash line. d’Arnaud, a once highly coveted prospect, looks to have turned a corner in 2015, and he, very well, could be the second-best fantasy catching option if stays healthy.

While Kyle Schwarber enters the 2016 season with more hype, Travis d’Arnaud is the guy you want to target in fantasy baseball drafts. With an ADP in the range of 150, you do not have to invest high in the Mets’ backstop. Moreover, he, arguably, outproduced Kyle Schwarber in the same amount of time, but d’Arnaud has nearly twice as high of an ADP entering 2016.

Travis d’Arnaud offers huge upside, especially from a guy being taken nearly at the end of fantasy drafts. If you cannot land a premier catcher early in your fantasy baseball draft, wait to take d’Arnaud. Also, while most catchers on this list are not worth reaching for, Travis d’Arnaud should be worth the reach. I would probably take him around 110-120, but I also have huge expectations.

Buster Posey is the epitome of a productive catcher, and he is, easily, the best catching option in the MLB. Posey demonstrates consistency behind the plate, and he carries first base eligibility into the 2016 fantasy baseball season.

Over the past four seasons, Buster Posey averaged 20 home runs, 90 RBI, and a .315/.381/.490 slash line. No catcher in the MLB comes close to that level of production. Moreover, Posey’s 2015 numbers fell in line with his production over the prior three seasons, hitting 19 home runs, driving in 95 RBI, and registering a .318 batting average.

Buster Posey finished the 2015 fantasy baseball season as the top-rated catcher, and he should not disappoint in 2016. You would be hard-pressed to find any catcher that comes close to Posey’s numbers, even with a breakout performance from someone on the list. With the ability to play first base on his “off” days, Posey will be in the lineup for 145-plus games in 2016.

Posey, likely, goes off the board in the first two rounds, but the gap between he and the rest of the field is absurd. Have no fears with selecting Posey early in your fantasy baseball drafts. Posey carries no injury concerns, having played 147-plus games in each of his last four seasons. Posey carries the lowest risk out of any catcher heading into 2016 fantasy drafts.

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Buster Posey

Catcher, Leesburg, Georgia

So, if you made it this far and did not know who would top the list, you, my friend, might be in for a long fantasy baseball season. Buster Posey is the epitome of a productive catcher, and he is, easily, the best catching option in the MLB. Posey demonstrates consistency behind the plate, and he carries first base eligibility into the 2016 fantasy baseball season.

Over the past four seasons, Buster Posey averaged 20 home runs, 90 RBI, and a .315/.381/.490 slash line. No catcher in the MLB comes close to that level of production. Moreover, Posey’s 2015 numbers fell in line with his production over the prior three seasons, hitting 19 home runs, driving in 95 RBI, and registering a .318 batting average.

Buster Posey finished the 2015 fantasy baseball season as the top-rated catcher, and he should not disappoint in 2016. You would be hard-pressed to find any catcher that comes close to Posey’s numbers, even with a breakout performance from someone on the list. With the ability to play first base on his “off” days, Posey will be in the lineup for 145-plus games in 2016.

Posey, likely, goes off the board in the first two rounds, but the gap between he and the rest of the field is absurd. Have no fears with selecting Posey early in your fantasy baseball drafts. Posey carries no injury concerns, having played 147-plus games in each of his last four seasons. Posey carries the lowest risk out of any catcher heading into 2016 fantasy drafts.

Blake Swihart: Sleeper Status

Boston’s Blake Swihart narrowly missed out on our top-10 fantasy catchers list. Swihart entered the 2015 season as one of the Red Sox’s top prospects; however, he struggled initially with Major League pitching. But, as a switch-hitting catcher, Swihart should transform into one of the best hitting catchers in the American League. 

Swihart had a lot on his plate in 2015. In addition to hitting, he had to transition as a Major League catcher, learning pitches and defensive schemes on the fly. The Boston Red Sox have a lot of faith in their young backstop, and with age, Blake Swihart should continue to improve both at the plate and behind the plate.

Swihart is basically an afterthought in fantasy baseball, but he offers sleeper status heading into 2016. More than likely, he will not be drafted in most fantasy baseball leagues, but if you are looking to stockpile some under-the-radar catchers (hoping for one to pan out), Swihart should be one catcher to top your sleeper list.

Other Notable Catchers:

  1. Wilson Ramos – Washington Nationals
  2. Derek Norris – San Diego Padres
  3. Yan Gomes – Cleveland Indians
  4. Welington Castillo – Arizona Diamondbacks
  5. J.T. Realmuto – Miami Marlins

Year-in, year-out, catchers are the least appealing fantasy baseball position; however, if you land a solid catcher, it sets you up for a solid fantasy season. Do your homework, but remember, this is just one opinion out there.