2011 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings Outlook: Having a productive fantasy catcher is certainly a nice boost on any team and this year there are plenty of options but a clear cut top two. Mauer and Posey both should go in the first 20 picks of your draft and both will have productive years. Mauer has been so consistent and productive over the last few seasons while Posey was a monster ever since the Giants called him up to the big leagues.

Another youngster we really like is Carlos Santana he is a little bit of a risk/reward player but his upside is too good to pass on if you do not land Mauer, Posey or the always consistent Victor Martinez.

As you move down our list you start to get the question marks but all have upside. McCann and Soto has shown they can have great seasons while Wieters and Montero has talent to be very productive players. In the later rounds you can find Mike Napoli and Posada who both can put up good power numbers for you.

Draft-Day Advice: If you are going to wait on a catcher that is a fine strategy just don’t wait too long because once you get out of the top few tiers there is not much upside at this position.

The following are our 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings, which are based on standard 5×5 scoring and take into account projected stats as well as upside and risk. Offensive categories include BA, HRs, Runs, RBIs, and SBs. Pitching categories are Wins, ERA, WHIP, Ks, and Saves. Although several players are eligible at multiple positions, they are listed at the position that they will most likely play the most in 2011. All leagues have different position eligibility requirements so be sure to check your settings before draft day.

2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | PDFicon Draft Day Cheatsheet

TierRankPlayerTmABHAVGHRRRBISB
11Joe MauerMIN5101670.327988751
12Buster PoseySF4061240.3051858670
23Victor MartinezDET4931490.3022064791
24Carlos SantanaCLE150390.26623223
25Brian McCannATL4791290.2692163775
36Geovany SotoCHC322900.281747530
37Matt WietersBAL4461110.2491137550
38Miguel MonteroARZ297790.266936430
39Kurt SuzukiOAK4951200.2421355713
410Mike NapoliTEX4531080.2382660684
411Jorge PosadaNYY383950.2481849573
412Carlos RuizPHI3711120.302843530
413John JasoTB339890.263557444
414John BuckFLA4091150.2812053660
515Chris IannettaCOL188370.197920271
516Ryan DoumitPIT4061020.2511342451
517J.P. ArencibiaTOR3550.1432340
518Russell MartinNYY331820.248545266
519Jesus MonteroNYY0000000
620Josh TholeNYM202560.277317171
621Miguel OlivoSEA3941060.2691455587
622A.J. PierzynskiCWS4741280.27943563
623Yadier MolinaSTL4651220.262634628

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