2013 MLB Preview: Fantasy Baseball Additional Catcher Options

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IFebruary 28, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 26:  Brian McCann #16 of the Atlanta Braves hits an RBI single driving in Jason Heyward #22 (not pictured) in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 26, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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We already looked at the LestersLegends’ top 10 fantasy baseball catchers for 2013, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t additional options if you choose to wait on filling your catcher slot to address other positions.

Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Twins

Doumit will play a fair share of catcher, but should see plenty of at bats as the primary designated hitter as well. He posted a solid .275-56-18-75-0 line. Staying healthy will be the key, and all of those at bats at DH should help his cause.

Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers

Lucroy was limited to 96 games last year thanks to a broken hand, but he hit .320 with 46 runs, 16 home runs, 58 RBI and four stolen bases. His OPS, which was .881 last year, has improved each year.

Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves

McCann hit at least 20 home runs for the fifth straight season, but struggled mightily with a .230 batting average. He's a lifetime .279 hitter so I expect him to bounce back. He'll miss the start of the year as he recovers from shoulder surgery, but he should be a pretty nice value.

Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners

Montero posted a decent .260-46-15-62-0 line. The numbers didn't quite live up to the hype, but he's just 23 and the Mariners shortened the outfield dimensions. Look for a jump in power.

A.J. Pierzynski, Texas Rangers

Pierzynski had never reached the 20-HR plateau until he smacked 27 last year. That number is bound to go down, but he should still put up solid numbers for the Rangers.

Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies

Ruiz put on a display last year turning in a .325-56-16-68-4 line. Unfortunately he got popped for taking performance-enhancing drugs so he'll miss the first 25 games of the year. He's a solid option once he returns, but you'll have to make alternative plans early.

Also check out:

2013 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings
2013 Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings
2013 Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings
2013 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings