The following countdown details my top 20 catchers heading into the 2013 fantasy season, with an emphasis on 5x5 roto leagues.
In nine years of playing fantasy baseball, spanning 70-plus leagues, I have never sprung for a catcher in the early rounds. After all, what's the point of surrendering a high pick on a temperamental talent, at a demanding position, when most mixed leagues call for only one starting catcher?
Of course, that rationale may require a tweak or two, since four of the top eight assets have dual-position eligibility (catcher/first base).
Notable omissions include Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Tyler Flowers, Kurt Suzuki, Yasmani Grandal, John Jaso, A.J. Ellis and Rob Brantly.
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