The top four to five players in this group probably look very similar to last season with the exception of Gary Sanchez. Sanchez rocketed into the top five fantasy catchers due to a sterling second half in which he hit .305/.382/.670 and belted 20 homers. That said, the soon to be 30-year-old Buster Posey is still the undisputed number one.
Evan Gattis is probably your best bet if you’re seeking pure power at catcher. Gattis crushed 32 home runs, though he does strike out quite a bit (about once per game in 2016). Despite an injury sustained in the World Baseball Classic, all reports indicate Salvador Perez should be ready to go for opening day. He remained a steady fantasy contributor at catcher, despite a relatively down year for Kansas City overall.
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Toward the tail end of this group fantasy players should closely monitor Sandy Leon. Though he has struggled in spring training, I think he deserves to be considered until he proves otherwise in the regular season. He will be the Red Sox starter from day one and have plenty of opportunities to contribute.