By Lawrence Barreca.
Looking throughout our 2010 Fantasy Baseball catcher rankings, it appears as though youth is the key to success when it comes to being a backstop, as the youngsters are stockpiled on this season’s list, stretching from our No. 1 spot in Joe Mauer down to the No. 40 slot in Tyler Flowers. All-in-all, though, we are here to focus on the main man in Minnesota.
Mauer, who hit for a .365 average with 28 HR, 96 RBI, 94 R and 4 SB, missed the first month of competition before lighting up opposing pitches en route to an AL MVP award.
Now with Mauer healthy going into Spring Training, fantasy owners can look to him as the No. 1 catcher to come off the draft board.
Expect another fine season for the Twins star (.350-20-95) in 2010, as the revival of DH Jason Kubel and the talents of Denard Span, Justin Morneau, Delmon Young and Michael Cuddyer should provide him with plenty of protection in that Minnesota lineup.
Let's now take a look at who rounds out our Top-40 catchers going into 2010: