2013 Fantasy Baseball: C Yadier Molina Having MVP Season

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In recent fantasy baseball seasons the catcher position has been an annoying distraction for owners. There are never enough quality options behind the plate, so it tends to leave people frustrated and constantly searching the wavier wire. However, this year there has been a plethora of quality fantasy catchers.

Arguably the best option this season has been St. Louis CardinalsYadier Molina.

The catcher is leading the entire National League with a .355 batting average, which is even more impressive considering he hit just .262 back in 2010. Yadi is also first in the NL in doubles (26) and second in overall hits (97). Yet most people insist on talking about San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey as the premier fantasy baseball catcher.

Molina currently has 42 RBIs to go along with his staggering power totals, so it is not as if he is just hitting singles. He is doing it all for fantasy owners and the catcher should honestly be in the discussion for NL MVP this season.

The Puerto Rican has won five straight Gold Gloves behind the plate and is arguably one of the best defensive catchers to ever play the game. He rarely has a pitcher turn down one of his calls and Molina is in the squat every game. Durability is a very underrated part of fantasy and Molina is as reliable as they come.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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