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2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 30 Catchers

The Fake Teams writers rank the backstops for 2021.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The start of positional weeks here at Fake Teams is always a joy, even though we begin with catchers. It means the Hot Stove is LIT, and that pitchers and catchers will report soon enough. In less than a month, even.

You know the drill, gamers. We’ll devote a solid week to each position leading up to the season, with each week full of targets, avoids, sleepers, prospects, and more. Here’s the schedule:

2021 Positional Weeks

Position Week
Position Week
Catcher Jan 25 - Jan 29
First Base Feb 1 - Feb 5
Second Base Feb 8 - Feb 12
Third Base Feb 15 - Feb 19
Shortstop Feb 22 - Feb 26
Outfield Mar 1 - Mar 5
Starters Mar 8 to Mar 12
RPs/Draft Guide Mar 15 - Mar 19

Every week will begin with our consensus rankings, so here’s our most refreshed pass at catcher rankings. Be sure and beat up on us in the comments if we hosed your favorite player. Related, if your favorite player is a catcher, maybe you should reconsider...

Top 30 Catchers for 2021

RANK PLAYER NAME TEAM JOE HEATH MARK GARRETT ANDRES Avg Rank
RANK PLAYER NAME TEAM JOE HEATH MARK GARRETT ANDRES Avg Rank
1 J.T. Realmuto FA 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
2 Salvador Perez KC 4 2 2 2 3 2.60
3 Will Smith LAD 3 4 5 4 2 3.60
4 Willson Contreras CHC 8 3 6 3 4 4.80
5 Yasmani Grandal CWS 6 5 3 6 5 5.00
6 Travis d'Arnaud ATL 11 6 7 5 6 7.00
7 Sean Murphy OAK 5 7 10 9 9 8.00
8 Austin Nola SD 7 11 9 8 7 8.40
9 Gary Sanchez NYY 12 12 4 7 8 8.60
10 Christian Vazquez BOS 9 8 8 11 13 9.80
11 Daulton Varsho ARZ 2 9 12 18 11 10.40
12 James McCann CWS 10 10 14 10 12 11.20
13 Mitch Garver MIN 19 13 11 12 10 13.00
14 Carson Kelly ARZ 15 16 13 17 14 15.00
15 Jorge Alfaro MIA 18 14 18 14 16 16.00
16 Danny Jansen TOR 13 19 15 19 17 16.60
17 Buster Posey SF 16 15 21 20 19 18.20
18 Pedro Severino BAL 24 17 16 13 22 18.40
19 Max Stassi LAA 30 27 19 15 15 21.20
20 Sam Huff TEX 17 25 28 16 24 22.00
21 Alejandro Kirk TOR 21 20 29 24 25 23.80
22 Tom Murphy SEA 47 18 22 22 18 25.40
23 Yadier Molina FA 44 22 27 21 21 27.00
24 Wilson Ramos FA 27 28 20 40 20 27.00
25 Ryan Jeffers MIN 14 23 36 36 NR 27.25
26 Omar Narvaez MLW 33 21 24 34 29 28.20
27 Yan Gomes WAS 23 35 32 23 NR 28.25
28 Jacob Stallings PIT 21 26 30 37 NR 28.50
29 Tyler Stephenson CIN 34 24 26 31 30 29.00
30 Joey Bart SF 48 37 17 25 23 30.00