2020 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Catchers

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 19: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees hits into an inning ending double play against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in game six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 19: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees hits into an inning ending double play against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in game six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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9. Omar Narvaez– Milwaukee Brewers

2019 stats: 132 games .278/.353/.460 22 homers 53 RBI

2020 steamer: 84 games: .260/.343/.414 11 homers 40 RBI

Narvaez was brought in to be a part of the tandem that helps replace Yasmani Grandal (more on him later) in a trade with the Seattle Mariners earlier in the off-season. Narvaez crushed righties last year, hitting .289 with 20 homers against them last season. If the Brewers stick with that platoon, plus the fact that he’s now going to be playing his home games in Miller Park, Narvaez could be one of the most effective catchers to have in 2020 fantasy baseball.

The platoon could help him not wear down in the second half, as his production slipped last season, including seeing his batting average drop 40 points. His WRC+ went from 130 to 104 in the second half as well.

Among catchers with at least 100 plate appearances, Narvaez was eighth in homers and seventh in WRC+.

If the Milwaukee Brewers can help fix some of Narvaez’s defensive issues, the bat should play, which could lead to more opportunities for him to play and be a part of your 2020 fantasy baseball squad. He’s also someone who should be available later on if you don’t get one of the higher-ranked catchers.