1. J.T. Realmuto, PHI

2. Gary Sanchez, NYY

3. Yasmani Grandal, CWS

4. Salvador Perez, KCR

5. Mitch Garver, MIN

6. Willson Contreras, CHC

7. Wilson Ramos, NYM

8. Will Smith, LAD

9. Sean Murphy, OAK

10. Buster Posey, SFG

I recommend streaming catchers whenever possible, or getting as much of a bargain as possible, as the best catcher’s production isn’t worth the cost.


1. Cody Bellinger, LAD

He is overpriced.

2. Freddie Freeman, ATL

3. Anthony Rizzo, CHC

4. Paul Goldschmidt, STL

He’s in decline.

5. Jose Abreu, CWS

6. Pete Alonso, NYM

Significantly more expensive than similar options below.

7. Matt Olson, OAK

8. Rhys Hoskins, PHI

9. Josh Bell, PIT

10. Trey Mancini, BAL

11. Yuli Gurriel, HOU

12. Max Muncy, LAD

13. Carlos Santana, CLE

14. Edwin Encarnacion, CWS

Decline candidate due to his age.

15. Danny Santana, TEX

16. Christian Walker, ARI

17. Renato Nunez, BAL

18. Eric Hosmer, SDP

19. Luke Voit, NYY

20. Michael Chavis, BOS

21. Matt Carpenter, STL

22. C.J. Cron, DET

23. Travis Shaw, TOR

24. Justin Smoak, MIL

25. Jesus Aguilar, MIA

26. Ryan McMahon, COL

Might not last as a starter.

27. Joey Votto, CIN

He’s in severe decline, so the projections are too optimistic.

28. Miguel Cabrera, DET

29. Ji-Man Choi, TBR

30. Brandon Belt, SFG


1. Javier Baez, CHC

2. Jose Altuve, HOU

He’s in decline.

3. Ozzie Albies, ATL

4. Gleyber Torres, NYY

Statcast questions his power surge last season.

5. Whit Merrifield, KCR

6. Ketel Marte, ARI

7. Jonathan Villar, MIA

Mid-season trade candidate who could bat low in the batting order and even get benched. He’s also in a contract year.

8. Keston Hiura, MIL

Don’t expect him to be a star in his sophomore season.

9. Jeff McNeil, NYM

10. Max Muncy, LAD

11. Mike Moustakas, CIN

Will become eligible early in the season.

12. DJ LeMahieu, NYY

He’s in his contract year.

13. Jean Segura, PHI

He will become eligible early in the season. Will his speed bounce back with a new manager?

14. Cavan Biggio, TOR

Potential breakout.

15. Rougned Odor, TEX

Shoots up this list if he improves his contact.

16. Niko Goodrum, DET

Quietly projected for solid stats.

17. Dee Gordon, SEA

Could end up batting at the top of the batting order and can still help in stolen bases, though will hurt you everywhere else except for AVG and maybe runs.

18. Kolten Wong, STL

19. Tommy Edman, STL

Will he stick as a starter? Will he continue to be a player he wasn’t in the Minors?

20. Daniel Murphy, COL

21. Robinson Cano, NYM

22. Michael Chavis, BOS

23. Mauricio Dubon, SFG

Could he breakout?

24. Ryan McMahon, COL

25. Brandon Lowe, TBR

26. Jose Peraza, BOS

Will he be a starter? Will he hit well enough to again be an asset in steals?

27. Gavin Lux, LAD

Will bat low in the batting order and is unlikely to help much in fantasy, unless he has a surprisingly big breakout year.

28. Brian Dozier, FA

29. Cesar Hernandez, CLE

30. Starlin Castro, WAS

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