Buster Posey is the Best Catcher in Fantasy Baseball

By Adam McGill

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Just days after signing a one-year deal with the defending MLB World Champion San Francisco Giants, All-Star catcher Buster Posey is ready to get back behind the plate.

Posey had one of the best seasons of any catcher in the history of the game and was awarded the 2012 NL MVP Award for his sensational performance. He played like a seasoned veteran last year and has quickly matured into the best fantasy baseball option at the catcher position.

Posey finished the year with a staggering .336 batting average, which led the entire National League. He also clubbed a career-high 24 home runs along with 103 RBI, while showing that he has more power than fantasy owners previously thought. Posey has jumped to the top of everyone’s cheat sheets heading into the 2013 season and will be a hot commodity on draft day.

The 25-year-old is hitting for average, hitting for power, and driving runs in at an insane rate for a catcher. Posey may have had some occasional freak injuries, but he has still shown that he can play through pain and still perform at a high level.

Posey deserves to be the number one fantasy baseball catcher taken this year in every fantasy format. Draft him inside the first three rounds and don’t think twice about it, because he is one of the safest picks in the draft.

The catcher will easily hit over .300 and crush another 20-plus homers in 2013, as Posey will once again have an All-Star fantasy season.

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