2013 Fantasy Baseball Playoffs: Catcher Spot Coming Up Huge

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Normally in the fantasy baseball playoffs, the catcher position is one of the weakest offensive positions. Catchers never hit over 30 home runs and they almost never hit above .300, so naturally they put up rather timid numbers in the playoffs. However, this year in the fantasy baseball playoffs some of the biggest performances have come from catchers.

Here is a list of some of the hottest backstops still swinging away in the fantasy baseball playoffs.

Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies – Rosario has been one of the best contributors over the final couple weeks of the season. Rosario is hitting an absurd .424 in the fantasy playoffs this season and has proven that his 2012 campaign was no fluke.

Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers – Lucroy has 12 hits in his 10 games this year in the playoffs and the catcher has three multi-hit contests over that span. His batting average may be down from the .320 he boasted last season, but he is making contact with the ball when it matters most for fantasy owners.

Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians – Since the team cut ties with Mark Reynolds, Gomes has been getting much more playing time. Most notably, on Sunday night against the Detroit Tigers, when the catcher slugged a solo-shot on the final day of the scoring period. In his two games through this scoring period, Gomes has four hits, two doubles, and four RBIs.

Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals – Perez, a popular sleeper this off-season, is finally living up to his potential. The catcher has been the number one backstop this year in the playoffs and has been absolutely crushing the ball. In his last 13 starts alone, Perez has blasted five home runs and racked up an incredible 15 RBIs.

 

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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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