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7 Catchers Not Named Buster Who Will Help Your Fantasy Baseball Team

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7 Catchers Not Named Buster Who Will Help Your Fantasy Baseball Team

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There is a youth movement in major league baseball involving the masked man behind the dish. There are almost a dozen catchers not named Buster, Brian and Carlos who could help your baseball fantasy team and could potentially go unnoticed by your fellow owners until the later rounds.

After the top 3 backstops historically the catching position is usually the forgotten slot in the draft that you scrounge tooth and nail for or band aid in the later rounds after solidifying other key areas of your team. But you need a catcher and sometimes two so you may as well grab a good one.

Just ask former Manager Casey Stengel who was quoted as saying: “You have to have a catcher because if you don’t you’re likely to have a lot of passed balls.”

Very true but you also should have a catcher that will earn you fantasy points, blast you 20 tape measure bombs and cash in a boatload of runners while contributing offensively to your team. Long gone are the days of a defensive catcher with no bat in fantasy baseball.

These core catchers are even more valuable if you participate in a keeper league where you protect you players year after year due to their age and promising future.

So after viewing the slideshow maybe you can pass up on the Buster Posey or the Carlos Santana in the early rounds if you do your homework and earmark a couple of sophomore backstops to grab a few rounds later. Enjoy the draft!

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Wilin Rosario- Colorado Rockies

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The 23 year old backstop will be looking to follow up his monster campaign where he hit .270 with 28 home runs and 71 runs batted in in his first full season with the Rockies.

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Salvador Perez- Kansas City Royals

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The 22 year old catcher for the Kansas City Royals spent half the season on the disabled list but still managed to hit .301 with 11 home runs and 39 runs batted in 76 games in 2012.

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Jesus Montero- Seattle Mariners

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Jesus Montero will be primarily used behind the dish this season after putting up decent offensive numbers last season. Montero stroked 15 home runs in his rookie season

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J.P Arencibia- Toronto Blue Jays

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J.P Arencibia will be the main man in Toronto after top prospect Travis d'Arnaud was dealt to the New York Mets. Arencibia has 43 big flies in his first 2 major league seasons.

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Derek Norris-Oakland Athletics

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Derek Norris will enjoy his first full season behind the plater after blasting 7 home runs in 60 games for the Athletics last season.

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Devin Mesoraco-Cincinnati Reds

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Devin Mesoraco was eased into the catcher role last season playing 54 games for the Reds. Mesoraco will see more playing time and improve on his 5 home runs from last season.

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Yasmani Grandal-San Diego Padres

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Yasmani Grandal hit .297 with 8 home runs in an abbreviated stint with the Brewers last season. Grandal is tabbed as the everyday catcher but will have to serve a 50 game suspension for performance enhancing drugs before he makes an impact for the Brew Crew.