Catcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, MIA4/24/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia will likely miss the weekend series with Washington while on paternity leave.
Insight: J.T. Realmuto and Jhonatan Solano will cover the catching spot for the weekend.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN4/24/2015 1:56:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup Friday's series opener against the Cubs.
Insight: Mesoraco has been pinch-hitting, but when he returns to the field remains unknown.
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR4/23/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays backup catcher Dioner Navarro has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The switch-hitting catcher has very little fantasy value now that Russell Martin is the everyday starter. Josh Thole will back up Martin.
Anthony Recker, C, NYM4/23/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Mets catcher Anthony Recker is questionable for Thursday's game against Atlanta while sealing with a swollen right elbow.
Insight: The Mets a very thin behind the plate with Travis d'Arnaud already sidelined. Kevin Plawecki appears to be the every day catcher at this time while Recker will try to play through his health issues.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN4/23/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was not in the starting lineup Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: Mesoraco did pinch hit on Tuesday night, but doesn't appear to be ready for everyday catching duties.
Wilin Rosario, C, COL4/22/2015 5:59:00 PM
Description: Rockies catcher/1B Wilin Rosario has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquergue.
Insight: Since he smacked 28 homers in 2012, Rosario has made little impact. He will get most of hs playing time at first base in the minors.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL4/22/2015 11:56:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will catch in an extended spring training game on Friday to test out his elbow according to the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: This is the first time Wieters will throw at 100 percent since his surgery last month. It looks like Wieters will be ready to return to the bigs sometime in early May.
Nick Hundley, C, COL4/22/2015 9:34:00 AM
Description: Rockies catcher Nick Hundley had a triple and home run in the one-run loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: San Diego beat Colorado, 7-6. Hundley was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in the loss. He is slashing .310/.356/.476 with one home run and three RBI this season.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL4/21/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told MLB.com that catcher Jonathan Lucroy will be out 4-6 weeks with his broken toe.
Insight: This puts Lucroy's return around late May. It's a big loss for owners and fantasy owners. Martin Maldonado and Juan Centeno will share the catching position in the meantime.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN4/21/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup, but he can pinch hit on Tuesday versus the Brewers.
Insight: Mesoraco is dealing with a hip impingement and a family issue, but he was expected to start on Tuesday. He will not, though, he is with the team and could enter the game as a pinch hitter. Brayan Pena will start at catcher for Cincinnati.
Kevin Plawecki, C, NYM4/21/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Just called up Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki will make his major league debut Tuesday night.
Insight: He's a career .292 hitter with an .803 OPS in the minors so might have some low-end fantasy value.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL4/21/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a fractured left toe.
Insight: Lucroy hadn't been hitting much this season, but was coming off a very good 2014 season in which he raised his game to elite fantasy status (.301, 13 HR, 69 RBI, 73 runs, 4 steals).
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN4/21/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco went home on Monday to attend a personal matter, but is expected to return to the team on Tuesday.
Insight: That doesn't mean Mesoraco will be in the lineup as he's still dealing with the hip issue, but perhaps he could pinch hit.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM4/20/2015 10:39:00 AM
Description: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left Sunday's game against Miami and is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured right hand.
Insight: D'Arnaud got nailed in the seventh inning by a A.J. Ramos pitch. It's a horrible injury as d'Arnaud was in a groove at the plate, batting .317 with two homers and 10 RBI in 11 games. Anthony Recker should get most of the work, but the career .197 hitter has no fantasy value.
Derek Norris, C, SDP4/18/2015 11:42:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris will get Saturday off.
Insight: Routine day game after a night game off. He's batting .244 this season. Will Nieves will catch Tyson Ross.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU4/17/2015 11:29:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis had two hits in the loss to the Angels on Friday.
Insight: Gattis is off to a very slow start, so it is nice to see him get two hits. Even with the pair of hits, Gattis is hitting .139 this season.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN4/17/2015 5:59:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not cleared to catch yet, but he is available to pinch hit on Friday according to MLB.com.
Insight: Mesoraco has an impingement in his left hip, so it might be awhile until he starts catching again. For what it's worth, he is trying very hard to avoid the disabled list.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL4/17/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 6-for-15 (.462) with a home run and a 1.217 OPS against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke.
Insight: He's also walked five times for a .550 OBP. Lucroy broke out of an early season slump going 3-for-10 in the most recent series against St. Louis.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM4/15/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in the victory over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Insight: d'Arnaud hit his first homer of the season in the third inning and then scored on Lucas Duda's double in the sixth. d'Arnaud was one of TSN's fantasy sleepers at catcher, and he is off to a good start, hitting .333/.364/.533.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC4/15/2015 12:04:00 PM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero has good chance to go deep on Wednesday night.
Insight: Montero is 7for-20 lifetime against opposing starter Jason marquis, with four homers and 10 RBIs. Expect some fireworks.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN4/14/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs to a left hip issue.
Insight: Mesoraco was scheduled to have an MRI on the hip, but we haven't heard any news. It can't be a good sign that the team brought up catcher Kyle Skipworth from the minors. Mesoraco was a huge factor in 2014 setting career marks in nearly every category including 25 HR, 80 RBI and an .893 OPS.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN4/13/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco sat out Sunday for a rest day, but it may also have been related to a left hip issue.
Insight: Mesoraco is scheduled to have an MRI on the hip, according to Cubs beat writer Mark Gonzales. Mesoraco was a huge factor in 2014 setting career marks in nearly every category including 25 HR, 80 RBI and an .893 OPS. This season has started very slowly for the Reds catcher.
Brayan Pena, C, CIN4/13/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Brayan Pena is doubtful for Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs due to a sprained left shoulder.
Insight: Regular starter Devin Mesoraco just won't get a day off for a while. Pena has no fantasy value.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL4/13/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters took some batting practice on Saturday at the team's spring training facility.
Insight: Re also caught some batting praced. The schedule still appears to be for an early May return.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN4/12/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit his third homer of the season Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: Perez has looked good in the early going. He has a .417 BA and should be a solid catching option all season.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE4/12/2015 2:09:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes will miss six-to-eight weeks with a right MCL sprain according to MLB.com.
Insight: This is a huge blow for fantasy owners and the Indians. Gomes hit .278 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI last season. Cleveland is confident backup catcher Roberto Perez will be able to fill in for Gomes. Perez hit .305/.405/.517 at Triple-A last season.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE4/12/2015 11:06:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain according to Roto World.
Insight: Gomes injured his knee when Rajai Davis slide into him on Saturday. Roberto Perez will fill in for the time being.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC4/12/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is a .500 lifetime hitter against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Montero has two doubles and five RBI in 14 at-bats versus Lyles. Owners should start him on Sunday.
Brian McCann, C, NYY4/11/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann will sit on Saturday.
Insight: John Ryan Murphy will get the start. McCann had a couple of hits in six at-bats during last night's marathon 19-inning classic.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC4/10/2015 2:54:00 PM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is sitting out Friday's game against Colorado.
Insight: Montero could end up playing less than expected. He'll get regular rest against left-handers and David Ross is Jon Lester's personal caddie. Wellington Castillo will get the start.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL4/10/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 6-for-13 (.462) with a home run and a 1.357 OPS against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke.
Insight: Temper your enthusiasm as Lucroy has yet to produce a base hit this season going 0-for-12 in the three-game set with Colorado.

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