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2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: The Top 15 Catchers

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: The Top 15 Catchers

This year, there are four catchers widely accepted as top-50 players: Joe Mauer (ADP 20.59), Brian McCann (29.93), Victor Martinez (29.95) and Buster Posey (45.46). Yet despite this general belief, it’s highly unlikely that any catcher will finish the season as a top-50 player. Andy Behrens recently dug up some mind-boggling numbers that explain this theory. To paraphrase, only two catchers in the past decade (Javy Lopez in 2003, Joe Mauer in 2009) have finished inside the top-50 overall according to Baseball Monster rankings. In five seasons since 2001, one or zero backstops have finished in the top-100 overall. So why do we continue to draft catchers so high?

Mike Napoli Traded to Texas Rangers: 2011 Fantasy Impact

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Mike Napoli Traded to Texas Rangers: 2011 Fantasy Impact

Mike Napoli was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays along with Juan Rivera last Friday, in exchange for Vernon Wells. (Read more about that trade’s fantasy impact here.) On Tuesday, the Blue Jays flipped Napoli to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Frank Francisco, a trade that has the fantasy baseball community stirring once again. In five big-league seasons, Napoli has played his home games in Anaheim, a stadium which has produced wildly inconsistent park factor ratings in recent seasons....

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