Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Today we begin a new series where we visit all of the 2014 fantasy baseball positions in an effort to identify the tiers of all the relevant players among those groups.  We start things off with the catchers who should be drafted later in the proceedings anyway.  Here is how we see the drop-offs among this class.
Tier 1
Buster Posey
-Posey remains in a class all to himself.  Will not go in the second round again as his numbers dived some last season but third round looks right. 
Tier 2
Joe Mauer, Carlos Santana, Wilin Rosario, Brian McCann, Yadier Molina, Jonathan Lucroy
-I hate to include Lucroy here as I want to sneak him onto my roster again but the number speak.  Still not going to pick form this group yet as I keep waiting while filling out other spots on the diamond. 
Tier 3
Salvador Perez, Matt Wieters
-My catcher is going to come from either Tier 3 or 4.  Not crazy about Wieters as the average has been horrific even for a catcher but he did suffer poor BABIP luck last season. 
Tier 4
A.J. Pierzynski, Evan Gattis, Jason Castro, Wilson Ramos, Miguel Montero
-Montero was a mystery to me last season and I have no understanding what his deal was.  Castro has a long history of knee problems and an ugly K rate so last season could be tough to do again.  If Ramos can stay healthy he could finish as a top ten guy easy. 
Tier 5
Travis D'Arnaud, Ryan Doumit, Jarrod Saltalamacchia
-D'Arnaud is not anywhere near as bad as he was last season and the potential remains for nice breakout campaign. 
Tier 6
Mike Zunino, Josmil Pinto, Dioneer Navarro, Carlos Ruiz, Russell Martin, A.J. Ellis
-Pinto is mildly interesting but this is an ugly group.  Just be sure not to wait this long to get your catcher. 
As always fine tune these tiers to your liking but generally this is where the drop-offs will occur.  Also let us know what your thoughts are on this list.
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2014 PROJECTION:  .257 28 HR 91 RBI 74 R 3 SB

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