Catchers to Goal for 2024 Fantasy Baseball

Right here, buddy, are some catchers that I might be concentrating on at my 2024 fantasy drafts after the highest choices are gone. I’m not going to get into the technique of punting catchers. Been there, half-drunkenly wrote that in the course of the Ottoman Empire. Click on on the participant’s identify the place relevant to learn extra and see their 2024 projections and blurbs I wrote for them. It is a (legal-in-most-countries) complement to the prime 20 catchers of 2024 fantasy baseball. (Sure, I’ll go over every place.) Now, guys and 5 lady readers, I’m not saying keep away from catchers like Yainer Diaz in the event that they fall, however, to get on this record, a catcher must be drafted after 200 total, and, sure, I’ll go across the complete infield, outfield and pitchers to focus on very late. Regarding the ADP within the parenthesis, NFBC is for 2 catcher leagues, in order that needs to be taken under consideration. Anyway, right here’s some catchers to focus on for 2024 fantasy baseball:

Tyler Stephenson (NFBC 224, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 334) If he reaches his projections of 61/16/67/.284/1 in 443 ABs, he might be a prime 5 catcher–Wait a second, these are final season’s projections. Good attempt, Slick! There’s no approach a man who’s [looks up age] He’s solely 27? Wow, are we certain we needs to be writing off a 27-year-old who everybody favored final yr? Earlier than final yr, he was a profession .296 hitter. Don’t let that fall on deaf ears as a result of I really went to a kind of on-line batting common calculators and entered his stats. .296 profession common in 533 at-bats! Sure, final yr occurred, however, as soon as once more, I’m asking you to see that he’s solely 27. He’s solely a profession .274 hitter! Okay, achieved on this Stephenson factor.

Luis Campusano (ESPN 294, Yahoo 233) San Luis Campusano plans to have his annual returns of the swallows, while you gulp and have a look at his projections and keep in mind individuals are excited for him. Oops, I forgot, that is speculated to be guys I like and for a cause. So, sure, Campusano is fascinating even when his projections at 61/16/67/.284/1 in 443 ABs–Cease it! That’s final yr’s Stephenson! Although, Campusano’s 2024 projections look surprisingly related. The nice factor with Campusano, as I imagine I discussed on the catchers podcast, the dearth of men within the Padres’ lineup really is nice for Campusano, as a result of he may hit in a superb place within the order.

Elias Diaz (NFBC 244, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 292) Admittedly, not probably the most enjoyable man to draft, however he was the twelfth finest catcher final yr on the Participant Rater, and that’s draftable in each league. As a substitute, he’s kinda barely being drafted wherever.

Bo Naylor (ESPN 255, Yahoo 252) Bo is aware of this, Bo is aware of that, Bo don’t know jack, as a result of Bo can’t Naylor. Kinda stunned there’s been so little made from Naylor — man’s honor, I suppose, don’t gossip! — as a result of he was a extremely touted prospect, got here up final yr and hit nicely in restricted time, and no person is making a peep about Bo.

Yan Gomes – (ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked, NFBC 393) So, I needed to provide you with one loopy boring one that’s tremendous late for deep leagues. Miguel Amaya is the extra fascinating Cubs’ catcher, however groups drag their ft making prospects their primary catcher, and Gomes was the sixteenth finest catcher final yr. He’s at present across the thirtieth catcher off the board.

Mitch Garver (Yahoo 244) I’m not a lot of a Mitch Garver truther. Not a A lot Truver, so to talk. I believe Mr. Prorater is tripping over his twig and berries when he sees what Garver prorates to in a full season, and is lacking the forest for the bushes. Garver would possibly prorate to 40 homers if he will get 500 ABs, and will play DH, however there’s a cause why he’s by no means achieved that earlier than, and 33 years outdated. Mitch, don’t kill my vibe, if the draft worth is late sufficient, however don’t galaxy mind your self into pondering he’s going to play 150 video games. And even 110.

Logan O’Hoppe (ESPN 248, Yahoo 204) Did I save one of the best for final? Bashfully, inserting hand underneath chin and batting eyes, “Who me?” Sure! That’s precisely what I did! Logan O’Hoppe is the explanation to be excited in regards to the Angels. The one cause. Except you will have a bizarre facet guess happening that Aaron Hicks retires by July they usually nonetheless don’t play Jo Adell. Then that’s price clocking in on. In any other case, O’Hoppe or O’bust. That’s what my bumper sticker says as I drive via Anaheim. O’Hoppe’s proven 20+ homer energy and, arising via the minors, it was believed he’d be a .270+ hitter. That’s primarily primary catcher-type numbers. Are you depressed? Aw, don’t fear, get O’Hoppe-y!