Top 5 Fantasy Baseball catchers

In the world of fantasy baseball drafting a catcher is one of the hardest things to do. With the wear and tear of the position, catchers don’t put up great fantasy numbers. This year the amount of catchers who can help fantasy teams are slim. Joe Mauer can easily be the best catcher in baseball but health issues sidelined him last season. With that said here are my top five catchers for the upcoming 2012 fantasy baseball season.

5) Joe Mauer- Twins

He would be number one on the list but the injuries are a bit of a concern. According to the Minnesota Twins website Mauer only played in 82 games last year. The Twins and fantasy owners alike would love to have Mauer back at 100 percent.

4) Matt Wieters- Orioles

Wieters has the potential to 30 home runs a year but plays on a losing team. He will have to take a big step forward with his bat to help his team win more ball games this season.

3) Carlos Santana- Indians

At the young age of 25 Santana is poised to be a great offensive catcher for years to come. According to the Indians website he had 27 home runs this year. His power, along with his eligibility to play catcher and first base in fantasy baseball makes Santana an interesting option.

2) Buster Posey- Giants

Coming off the injury after his collision at home plate, expect Posey to return to his rookie of the year form with the Giants.

1) Brain McCann- Braves

McCann has put up consistent numbers at the catcher position; the improved Braves lineup makes McCann possibly the best catcher in fantasy baseball.

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