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Fake Teams Consensus Position Rankings Schedule

Ray publishes the schedule for the Fake Teams Consensus Position Rankings that begin the week of January 20th. We start off with our 2014 catcher rankings and here is what you can expect.

Rich Schultz

Here at Fake Teams, we pride ourselves on the fact that we provide fantasy baseball coverage 365 days per year. There are plenty of other sites that also offer the same, but there are plenty that do not. We hope we have met your expectations this offseason, and we value your readership on a daily basis. We hope that you have enjoyed our offseason coverage to date, as we are as passionate about fantasy baseball as you are. But the real offseason is just beginning.

Rankings season is upon us, and we are very excited about our rankings coverage this offseason.

Like last year, we will be publishing the Fake Teams Consensus Position Rankings beginning the week of January 20th. We will be covering a position per week beginning the week of January 20th and running through the week of March 3rd. Below is the current schedule:

Rankings Week Schedule

Catchers: January 20th

First Base: January 27th

Second Base: February 3rd

Shortstop: February 10th

Third Base: February 17th

Outfielders: February 24th

Starting Pitchers: March 3rd

We will kick off our coverage with catcher week, which will coincide with the last week of the excellent Minor League Keeper Thoughts series, where the prospect team will publish their top 10 fantasy prospects for the Padres and Giants. The Padres top 10 fantasy prospects will publish on Monday, January 20th and the Giants on Thursday January 24th.

Below is the schedule for the rest of catcher week, where Alex will kick everything off with the State of the Position on Monday at 10am. I follow that up with part 1 of our catcher rankings, where our consensus catcher rankings 1 - 15 will be released, along with player profiles for each player.

In addition to the player profiles, we will be publishing projections and auction dollar values for the very first time. Daniel Schwartz, who runs the Rotobanter fantasy baseball site, has agreed to provide us his 2014 projections and auction dollar values for every player ranked. Daniel has spent all offseason preparing and fine tuning his projections, and he will be explaining, in some detail, how he calculates his projections later this week (Tuesday and Thursday).

Along with the rankings, projections and auction values, Daniel Kelley has volunteered to provide his newly created Fantasy Average for each of the catchers ranked as well, so we will be providing much more than just the rankings this season.

In addition to the rankings and projections, we will be providing player profiles for each of the major league catchers ranked. Unlike last season, we have decided not to publish fantasy prospect position rankings, as most of them won't have on an impact on fantasy rosters this season anyway. Instead, we will publish prospect profiles for prospects who could/should have an impact on fantasy rosters in 2014, and on a few prospects who you should target in keeper/dynasty league drafts. We feel that these profiles will give you a better idea as to who to draft and who to keep your eye on should they be called up this season.

Our coverage won't stop there, as we aim to please, and we will be providing you with player profiles on some players who could be sleepers this season or players who could breakout. Like last year, the Fake Teams fantasy baseball writers will provide you with the catcher to target and the catcher to avoid this season in a staff post on Thursday and Friday.

You like sleepers? We will have a piece on those as well, as Dave Morris and I will provide separate articles on AL-only and NL-only catcher sleepers for 2014.

Need a strategy on draft day? We have you covered there as well. Zack Smith will offer his thoughts on what you should know on draft day and what strategy you should use with the catcher position.

Finally, I will analyze the current ADP trends at the catcher position so you know what to expect on draft day.

With all that said, this is the template for each week of our consensus position rankings series, and we look forward to interacting with you each day. We are here to share our knowledge with you with the hope that you can win your fantasy leagues in 2014.

Below you will find the schedule for catcher week:

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MLKT: Padres

Prospect Profile: Max Stassi (Jason)

Top 30 Catcher Rankings, Part 2 (Ray)

MLKT: Giants

Catchers to Avoid (Staff)


State of the Position (Alex)

Prospect Profile: Travis d'Arnaud (Brian)

Prospect Profile: Jorge Alfaro (Matt)

Prospect Profile: Austin Hedges (Jason)

AL-only sleepers (Dave)


Top 30 Catcher Rankings, Part 1 (Ray)

Catcher Profile:Devin Mesoraco (Daniel K)

Prospect Profile: Josmil Pinto (Jason)

Catchers to Target (Staff)

NL-only Sleepers (Ray)


Catcher Profile: Jason Castro (Zack)

Catcher Profile: Jonathan Lucroy (Alex)

2014 Catcher Draft Strategy (Zack)

Catcher Profile: Evan Gattis (Daniel K)

Bust Candidate: Buster Posey (Ray)


Catcher Profile: Yan Gomes (Joe)

Catcher ADP Trends (Ray)

Breakout Candidate: Wilson Ramos (Zack)

Catcher Profile: Geovany Soto (Daniel K)