Where does Salvador Perez rank among the fantasy backstop options?
When it comes to catcher in fantasy baseball let’s be honest and just admit up front that it’s not a position that is going to win any leagues. The top five or six options behind the plate are serviceable and can help, but it’s not a position I will be drafting early in any format.
Regardless of your opinion on catchers, these rankings can help you determine when you missed an opportunity to grab one of the top five, and perhaps how much longer you can wait after they are gone.
Gary Sanchez showed his potential last season and this year he should reside in a prime spot in a loaded lineup while playing his home games in a ball park known for home runs. Buster Posey remains among the top three catchers (and is still a borderline top-10 first baseman) as a consistent and safe option, but age and wear are becoming more of a factor. In my opinion there are too many other needs to address that it doesn’t make sense to draft Posey where he’s been going. I am passing, but can’t blame someone for taking the leap.
After these top two it gets a little murky. No need to go into full on breakdowns for this position since as I mentioned it is a need but nothing I would greatly worry about.
Either way I hope these rankings help you build your tiers and with your draft prep for the 2018 season. These will change as spring training progresses and teams adjust their rosters.
ADP - Average Draft Position
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.