There is no question the early leader for catchers is Victor Martinez. If anybody had any question marks about him coming into the season, he has answered.
Now, it is early and there are health concerns. But it looks like Victor is looking like his old self. After a slow start, the Indians look like they are going to mash.
John Baker (FLA)
The only thing standing in his way is more playing time—he is splitting time with Ronny Paulino. He is hitting .297 with 11 hits already, including a homer and four doubles. He also hits in between Emilio Bonifacio and Hanley Ramirez, so he is going to see pitches to hit. Take a chance on him.
Pablo Sandoval (C,1B,3B-SF)
If he is still available, grab him because of eligibility and potential at first and third base. He's already showing signs of breaking out of his early season slump and should be on the rise.
Yadier Molina (STL):
Molina is mashing early, hitting .310 with 10 RBI, two doubles, one triple and seven walks. He also hits in a dangerous Cardinals lineup. Grab him if your catcher, like Chris Iannetta, is struggling.
John Buck (KC):
Buck is off to the hottest start he's ever had. The only problem is that he isn't starting everyday right now. But if he keeps it up, he's going to start forcing his way into more playing time.
Brandon Inge (C,3B,OF-DET):
Inge is starting off hot and hits in the solid Tigers lineup. His position eligibility is also a big factor so add him now before he cools off.
Ivan Rodriguez (HOU):
If you took a chance on him after his hot spring training, it's about time to cut him loose. He's hitting a low .227 and is showing signs of the same washed up "Pudge" from last year with the Yankees. There's no need to hold on to him.
Ramon Hernandez (CIN):
I still think he's going to have a solid season by year's end, but he is doing nothing to give me proof. He's hitting .188 with one homer and four RBI. He's not worth holding on to right now.
Ryan Doumit (PIT):
He's had a few big games and a few off games. Yet he's still contributing and will finish as one of the top catchers. He already has nine RBI and two homers. If he can stay healthy, he's going to mash.
Russell Martin (C,3B-LAD):
Martin is off to a slow start, but there's no need to panic because Joe Torre isn't going to sit him. Martin is one catcher you can rely on. You know he's going to finish with great numbers for a catcher.
Chris Iannetta (COL):
He's off to a really slow start after his homer on opening day, but showed signs of breaking out of it after homering Sunday and getting a hit last night. He still plays in a dangerous lineup and the only guy who might cut into his playing time is Yorvit Torrealba. Why would the Rockies try and slow down Iannetta's development?
Brian McCann (ATL):
McCann is dealing with eye issues and may spend quite a bit of time on the DL at some point so see what you can get for him now before that happens.
Jorge Posada (NYY)-Posada is off to a nice start, but you know that shoulder will act up on him at some point. There's no room for him at first base right now and until Matsui gets hurt again, he won't be playing DH much. See if somebody wants to take him off your hands.