Catcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Chris Iannetta, C, ANA5/29/2015 1:23:00 AM
Description: Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hit a grand slam in the, 12-2, victory over the Tigers on Thursday.
Insight: Iannetta was 2-for-4 in the game, but he isn't fantasy relevant. He is batting just .178/..263/.307 in 101 at-bats this season.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/29/2015 1:02:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in the, 5-4, loss to the Athletics on Thursday.
Insight: McCann hit his home run to five the Yankees an early lead in the second. Then, he had an RBI-single in the fourth to double the New York lead, but Oakland came back to score five of the next seven runs. McCann is hitting .254 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 142 at-bats this season.
Tuffy Gosewisch, C, ARI5/27/2015 11:06:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch left Wednesday's game versus the Cardinals with a knee injury according to AZ Central Sports.
Insight: Gosewisch jammed his knee running to first base. He was 0-for-3 before exiting. Jordan Pacheco replaces Gosewisch behind the plate.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU5/27/2015 9:04:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer to tie the game at four against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Insight: Gattis tied it, but in the eighth, Chris Davis hit his second bomb to put Baltimore ahead, 5-4, which was the final score. Gattis is slashing .218/.251/.473 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 165 at-bats this season.
Chris Iannetta, C, ANA5/27/2015 8:14:00 PM
Description: Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Padres.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Backup catcher Carlos Perez will start.
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN5/27/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is out on Wednesday.
Insight: Day game after a night game, so Chris Hermann will be behind the plate.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, ATL5/27/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski will hopefully be in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Pierzynski is a career .404 (21-for-52) against Zack Greinke, with three homers and eight RBI. He would make for an intriguing play on Wednesday night.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/27/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann just 2-for-20 lifetime against Royals' starter Chris Young.
Insight: One of those hits is a home run, but fantasy owners need to be cautious about using McCann on Wednesday against Kansas City.
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT5/27/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is getting the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest. Chris Stewart will start at catcher.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI5/27/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will get the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: No surprise here with the day game after the night game. Cameron Rupp will be behind the dish.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, ATL5/26/2015 7:00:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Insight: Pierzynski hasn't played much versus left-handed pitchers, so with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, Pierzynski will sit. Christian Bethancourt will start behind the dish for Atlanta.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/26/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: McCann blasted a home run on Monday, so this likely isn't related to the cramping that forced him from Sunday's game and is more likely a routine rest day.
Mike Zunino, C, SEA5/26/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Mariners catcher Mike Zunino is not starting on Tuesday. Welington Castillo will be behind the plate.
Insight: Zunino had a hit in the last four games. He's still an all-or-nothing guy with six homers, but a .185 batting average and 49 strikeouts in 144 at-bats. Castillo isn't any better with a .170 batting average this season.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/25/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Sunday's game against Texas due to cramping in his leg, but is back in the lineup for Monday's contest.
Insight: McCann is batting just .233 with four homers and 25 RBI, but the alternative, John Ryan Murphy is not fantasy worthy.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC5/25/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was not in Monday's lineup versus the Nationals.
Insight: It's just a routine day off. David Ross is catching. Montero has been a solid catching option for fantasy owners this season, batting .267 with five homers, 16 RBI and 10 runs scored. He's playing like he did in Arizona back in 2011-12.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN5/25/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez is not in Monday's starting lineup versus the Yankees.
Insight: Perez has a .305 BA with a .777 OPS and should be a solid catching option all season. Drew Butera will get the start, but has no fantasy value.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/25/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Sunday's game against Texas due to cramping in his leg.
Insight: He might need a game or two on the bench, but we await further updates. McCann is batting just .233 with four homers and 25 RBI, but the alternative, John Ryan Murphy is not fantasy worthy.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU5/24/2015 5:09:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the, 10-8, victory over the Tigers on Sunday.
Insight: Gattis tripled in the first inning to score two runs and then homered to lead off the sixth. Gattis has nine bombs and 28 RBI in 154 at-bats, but he is also just hitting .201 this year.
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN5/24/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is getting some rest on Sunday.
Insight: He is just getting some rest. Chris Herrmann is starting behind the plate.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE5/24/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Gomes missed six weeks with a right MCL sprain, which was good news considering his timetable for return was 6-8 weeks. He probably won't catch back-to-back games to start, so Roberto Perez will still see quite a bit of action, but it is safe to take Gomes off the DL spot.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CINCold5/23/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco felt pain while attempting to squat Friday and is not expected to do anything but pinch hit over the next few days.
Insight: Mesoraco has been unable to catch since April 12 and his hitting has been ugly, batting just .178 this season in 45 at-bats. He been one of fantasy's biggest disappointments this season after posting a .273 average with 25 HR and 80 RBI last season.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/23/2015 11:06:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to be a normal day game after a night game off for the 31-year-old catcher. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the plate, but has no fantasy value.
Welington Castillo, C, SEA5/22/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Seattle backup catcher Welington Castillo is 6-for-21 (.286) against Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada, but four of the six hits have been home runs.
Insight: Castillo was 1-for-4 in his Mariners debut Thursday night. He might be worth a flier if he's back in there on Friday.
James McCann, C, DET5/21/2015 6:08:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher James McCann hit a walk-off home run on Thursday versus Houston.
Insight: He did so in the 11th inning to lift Detroit. He finished 2-for-5 with two runs and is now hitting .289 with two homers and eight RBI.
Russell Martin, C, TOR5/21/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we are aware of, just a day off. martin has played very well, batting .297 with seven homers, 23 RBI and 24 runs scored. He should be back on Friday.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LOS5/21/2015 12:54:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Grandal is hitting .287 with four home runs and 17 RBI overall and is much improved from his days in San Diego. A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw.
Yadier Molina, C, STL5/21/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: Molina is just getting the normal day game after a night game off. The Cardinals backstop is still a solid producer, batting .294 with 15 RBI. Tony Cruz will get the rare start.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL5/21/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is catching bullpen sessions, but there is still no clear timetable for his return.
Insight: Lucroy hopes to return by the end of May. It's been a big loss for owners and fantasy owners, who despite starting slowly this season is one of the league's elite fantasy catchers.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE5/21/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is expected to begin a rehab assignment of Friday and could return to the Indians lineup as soon as Sunday.
Insight: Gomes hit .278 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI last season and was a huge fantasy asset behind the plate. He'll likely split time when he returns until the team is sure his knee can handle catching everyday.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL5/21/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow tendinitis in his surgically-repaired right elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.
Insight: He's still hoping for a return during the first week of June.
Mike Zunino, C, SEA5/21/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Mariners catcher Mike Zunino will take a seat Thursday afternoon while Welington Castillo makes his Mariners debut behind the plate.
Insight: Zunino is an all-or-nothing guy with five homers, but a .175 batting average and 46 strikeouts in 114 at-bats. Castillo isn't any better with a .163 batting average this season for the Cubs.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU5/20/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis blasted his eighth homer of the season.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats. Gattis also walked and is now hitting .196 with 24 RBI so far this season.
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT5/20/2015 3:59:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Twins.
Insight: Cervelli left Tuesday's game after he took a foul tip directly off his mask. He went through all the concussion tests and is not experiecing any symptoms. Cervelli is hitting .297 with nine RBI this season.
J.T. Realmuto, C, MIA5/20/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is not in the starting lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Insight: Realmuto is just getting a day of rest. Jhonatan Solano will start behind the plate.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/20/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .182 hitter versus Nationals starter Jordan Zimmerman.
Insight: McCann is just 2-for-11 against Zimmerman with four strikeouts. Avoid him in his matchup.
Nick Hundley, C, COL5/20/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Rockies catcher Nick Hundley was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the, 6-5, victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Hundley had an RBI-single in the first inning and then hit the game-winning home run in the eight to break a, 5-5, tie. Hundley is slashing .307/.349/.465 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 101 at-bats this season.
Jason Castro, C, HOU5/19/2015 11:40:00 PM
Description: Astros catcher Jason Castro was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-4, victory over the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: Castro hit his solo home run in the eighth to put the Astros ahead, 6-2. Oakland scored twice in the ninth, but Houston held on to win. Castro is hitting .225 with five home runs and eight RBI in 102 at-bats this season.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, ATL5/19/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski was 1-for-3 with a run scored in the loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
Insight: Pierzynski scored the Braves third run in the second inning, but Atlanta wouldn't score again in the game. The catcher is hitting .306 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 85 at-bats this season.
James McCann, C, DET5/19/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher James McCann is not in the lineup on Tuesday versus the Brewers.
Insight: McCann is just getting a normal day off. He is hitting .293 with one home run and seven RBI in 75 at-bats since taking over for Alex Avila behind the plate. Bryan Holaday will start at catcher for Detroit on Tuesday.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN5/19/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) will DH Tuesday against Kansas City.
Insight: Mesoraco is still unable to catch, but will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday in an AL park. It was been frustrating for owners this season, as Mesoraco has been unable to catch since April 12.
Russell Martin, C, TOR5/18/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run in the, 10-5, victory over the Angels on Monday.
Insight: Toronto jumped out to a, 4-0, lead over Los Angeles, but the Angels scored the next five runs to take a, 5-0, lead. Martin had a two-run single in the sixth, however, to hand the Blue Jays back the lead for good. Martin is hitting .298 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN5/17/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to a modest five games on Sunday.
Insight: He blasted a home run off Chris Capuano in the second inning. Perez has a .289 BA with a .741 OPS and should be a solid catching option all season.
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN5/17/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is getting some rest on Sunday.
Insight: No surprise here for the day game. Chris Herrmann will be behind the plate.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU5/16/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis smacked a homer Saturday against Toronto.
Insight: Gattis finished 2-for-4 with the homer and two RBI. He is hitting just .194, but does have nine home runs and 20 RBI on the year.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/16/2015 4:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in the lineup against the Royals on Saturday.
Insight: McCann is just getting a day off. John Ryan Murphy is catching and batting ninth. McCann is slashing .237/.291/.404 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 114 at-bats this season.
Jason Castro, C, HOU5/16/2015 4:04:00 PM
Description: Astros catcher Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus the Blue Jays.
Insight: Castro will be back in the lineup on Sunday. Hank Conger is behind the plate and will bat eighth on Saturday.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC5/16/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was not in Saturday's lineup versus the Pirates.
Insight: It's just a routine day off. David Ross is catching for Jon Lester.
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT5/16/2015 1:12:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs.
Insight: Cervelli took a beating behind the plate on Friday, taking several foul balls in the chest, arms and head. He needed the day off even though he had a huge day at the plate on Friday. Chris Stewart is starting behind the plate for Pittsburgh.
Tyler Flowers, C, CWS5/15/2015 7:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the lineup Friday against the Athletics.
Insight: Geovany Soto is catching. It's just a normal day of rest for Flowers.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC5/15/2015 12:14:00 PM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was not in Thursday's starting lineup and will miss Friday as well.
Insight: Just another routine day off against a left-hander. Montero is hitting .301/.418/.507 with four home runs and 15 RBI this season. Wellington Castillo gets the start.
Rene Rivera, C, TAM5/14/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Rays catcher Rene Rivera went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the, 6-1, victory over the Yankees on Thursday.
Insight: Rivera hit a three-run home run in the third and then had an RBI-single in the fourth. Rivera, however, came into the game with just two hits in May, so he isn't fantasy relevant. He is batting .141/.190/.242 with two home runs and nine RBI this season.
Russell Martin, C, TOR5/14/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in the lineup versus the Astros on Thursday.
Insight: Martin is probably just getting the day off. He is hitting .288/.387/.567 with seven home runs and 19 RBI this season.
Anthony Recker, C, NYM5/14/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Mets catcher Anthony Recker went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in the loss to the Cubs on Thursday.
Insight: Recker hit the third Mets solo home run of the game as New York led Chicago, 3-0, in the fourth, but Cubs came back to win, 6-5. Recker is hitting .238 with two home runs and two RBI in 21 at-bats this season.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC5/14/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Just a routine day off. Montero is hitting .301/.418/.507 with four home runs and 15 RBI this season. Wellington Castillo gets the start.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN5/14/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Just a routine rest day. He has a .283 BA with an .718 OPS and should be a solid catching option all season. Drew Butera will get the start but he and his .167 batting average aren't fantasy worthy.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI5/14/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will get the day off on Thursday.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest after a night game. Cameron Rupp will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Phillies. Neither catcher has much fantasy value.

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