Catcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Russell Martin, C, TOR6/30/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Martin went 0-for-7 over the last three games but is batting .265 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI and 45 runs scored. He's even stolen four bases. Dioner Navarro will make the start behind the plate.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL6/30/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is a career 6-for-13 (.462) with a home run versus Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Coming off a four-hit night, Lucroy should be primed and ready for this favorable matchup. Lucroy is hitting .235 with one home run and 14 RBI in 38 games, but he's a much better hitter than that and we expect him to turn it around soon. Maybe Monday was the start.
Alex Avila, C, DET6/30/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (left knee) has played three games on his rehab assignment, but is likely to need another week to get his timing down.
Insight: Avila hasn't played since May 7 and wasn't playing particularly well when last we saw him. James McCann can still be used for another few days, if needed.
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS6/30/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has been targeting a July 1 return and is currently on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket.
Insight: The 34-year-old Hanigan has little fantasy value, but it's not clear how the division of the workload, between Blake Swihart, Sandy Leon and Hanigan, will go when Hanigan is ready.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU6/29/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gattis appears to be getting a routine day off. He's batting .235, but does have 13 homers, 47 RBI and a .707 OPS. Jon Singleton will start in his place.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL6/29/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers.
Insight: Baltimore is being very careful with Wieters (.288, 3HR, 10 RBI), not to overwork the catcher who has only played 16 games since returning from TJ surgery. Caleb Joseph will start behind the dish.
Russell Martin, C, TOR6/29/2015 9:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is a career 6-for-19 (.316) with four homers and seven RBI versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Martin went 0-for-5 over the weekend, but is batting .268 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI and 45 runs scored. He's even stolen four bases.
Derek Norris, C, SDP6/28/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris smacked two home runs on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Norris was been an underrated pickup from the offseason. He is hitting .246 with 11 homers and 45 RBI overall.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN6/28/2015 8:19:00 PM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez smacked a home run during Sunday's win versus Oakland.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, but Perez also finished with a total of three RBI and two runs scored. The homer was a solo shot. He is now batting .271 with 12 homers and 33 RBI this season.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL6/28/2015 12:14:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday versus the Indians.
Insight: Wieters has not caught back-to-back days yet, so he will not be catching back-to-back games in the same day. Caleb Joseph will start the first game behind the dish, and Wieters will likely start the second.
J.T. Realmuto, C, MIA6/28/2015 12:08:00 PM
Description: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is getting Sunday's game versus the Dodgers off.
Insight: Jeff Mathis will catch and bat eighth. Realmuto is hitting .240 with 17 extra-base hits and 18 RBI in 208 at-bats this season.
Tyler Flowers, C, CWS6/28/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Tigers.
Insight: Geovany Soto is catching. It's just a normal day of rest for Flowers.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI6/28/2015 11:56:00 AM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: The 36-year-old catcher will sit in favor of Cameron Rupp in the first game of the doubleheader versus the Nationals on Sunday. Ruiz will likely catch the second game.
Mike Zunino, C, SEA6/27/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Mariners catcher Mike Zunino went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs in the, 4-2, loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: Zunino scored both of the Seattle's runs and hit a solo bomb in the eighth. Zunino came up in the ninth with two outs, two runners on base and hit a home run that was just foul down the left field line. He grounded out to end the game.
Brian McCann, C, NYY6/27/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit a grand slam in the, 9-6, victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: McCann was 2-for-4 on the day, hitting his grand slam in the first. It was his 12th homer of the season and third in the last five games. McCann is hitting .274 with 49 RBI as well.
Andrew Susac, C, SFG6/27/2015 9:00:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Andrew Susac was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the, 7-5, victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Susac doubled in three runs in the seventh as San Francisco rallied for four runs in the frame to comeback and win, 7-5. Susac is hitting .288 with nine extra-base hits and eight RBI in 80 at-bats this season.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LOS6/27/2015 2:36:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is back in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Grandal had been sitting the last two games while A.J. Ellis wwas behind the plate. Grandal is an underrated fantasy catcher. He is hitting .264 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LOS6/26/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we are aware of, but it will be the second straight game that A.J. Ellis will catch. Grandal is an underrated fantasy catcher. He is hitting .264 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL6/25/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters smacked a homer during Thursday's victory over Boston.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot in the fourth innings off Eduardo Rodriguez. Wieters finished 2-for-5 with the two RBI and is now batting .292 with three homers and 10 RBI overall.
Kevin Plawecki, C, NYM6/24/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is getting the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Plawecki is batting .231with seven extra-base hits and 14 RBI in 121 at-bats this season. Johnny Monell will be behind the plate Wednesday.
Yadier Molina, C, STL6/24/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is a career .387 hitter against Marlins starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Molina also has three doubles, a homer and five RBI versus Latos. Molina leads all National League catchers in batting average this season. He should once again be out there in fantasy lineups on Wednesday.
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT6/24/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is not in the lineup versus the Reds on Wednesday.
Insight: This isn't a surprise. Chris Stewart is Gerrit Cole's personal catcher. Cervelli will be available in a pinch hitting role and will start on Thursday.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN6/24/2015 12:35:00 PM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 in the, 7-0, loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
Insight: Perez had a single. He is hitting .280 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 239 at-bats this season.
Wilin Rosario, C, COL6/24/2015 12:22:00 PM
Description: Rockies catcher/1B Wilin Rosario went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the, 10-5, victory on Tuesday.
Insight: Rosario also had a double and scored two runs. He is hitting .280 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 118 at-bats this season.
Brian McCann, C, NYY6/24/2015 11:46:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Wednesday's lineup versus the Phillies.
Insight: Routine day of rest. McCann has been solid this season, batting .275 with 11 homers, 45 RBI and a .825 OPS. John Ryan Murphy will be behind the dish.
Josh Phegley, C, CWS6/24/2015 11:45:00 AM
Description: Athletics catcher Josh Phegley was 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in the, 8-6, victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Insight: Phegley doesn't have many plate appearances, but he is batting .297 with 13 extra-base hits and 13 RBI in 91 at-bats. He had a two-run double and solo homer on Tuesday.
Rene Rivera, C, TAM6/24/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Rays catcher Rene Rivera will get the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Rivera is batting an awful .160 with a .467 OPS in 190 at-bats.Tampa Bay is starting Curt Casali behind the plate on Wednesday to give Rivera a break.
Russell Martin, C, TOR6/24/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin will be the designated hitter on Wednesday versus the Rays.
Insight: Dioner Navarro will be the starting catcher. This is just a way to get Martin some rest while still having his bat in the lineup, which is good for fantasy owners. Martin is slashing .276/.359/.498 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 217 at-bats this season.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE6/24/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is back in the lineup versus the Tigers on Wednesday.
Insight: Gomes has missed four of the last five games due to a neck issue. He has been rather disappointing this season, hitting .204 with two home runs and six RBI in 93 at-bats. To be fair to Gomes, the guy just can't stay healthy in 2015.
James McCann, C, DET 6/24/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher James McCann is not in Wednesday's lineup versus the Indians.
Insight: McCann is just getting the day off with the afternoon game and another game tomorrow afternoon versus the White Sox. McCann is batting .252 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 163 at-bats filling in for the injured Alex Avila.
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT6/23/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli hit a big three-run homer in the, 7-6, victory over the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: The Pittsburgh offense has really struggled lately, but the Pirates scored seven runs in the fourth. Cervelli hit his bomb to tie the game at four, and Andrew McCutchen added another homer to give the Pirates the lead. Cervelli has been a big surprise this season, hitting .306 with three home runs and 22 RBI in 186 at-bats.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM6/23/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain.
Insight: X-rays were negatives, but an MRI revealed the issue. Kevin Plawecki will see the majority of time behind the plate.
Blake Swihart, C, BOS6/23/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart is questionable for Tuesday's game against Baltimore with a sprained left foot.
Insight: Swihart "hopes" to be back Tuesday, but even if that's true he's yet to prove fantasy worthy. He's batting just .239 with one home run and 10 RBI. The other option behind the plate, Sandy Leon, is worse.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC6/22/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Montero (.245, 9 HR, 25 RBI, 16 runs) is just getting a routine day off. David Ross will catch.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LOS6/22/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal will get Monday off with A.J. Ellis catching Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Grandal is an underrated fantasy catcher. He is hitting .276 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI this season after smashing a pair of homers Sunday night. He should be back behind the plate on Tuesday.
Alex Avila, C, DET6/22/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (left knee) will likely start a rehab assignment later this week, according to beat writer Anthony Fenech.
Insight: Avila hasn't played since May 7 and wasn't playing particularly well when last we saw him. James McCann can still be used for a few weeks as Avila isn't due back until early July.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE6/22/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes was out on Sunday and will miss the Monday matchup as well.
Insight: Gomes (.204, 2 HR, 6 RBI) has been dealing with a stiff neck. Roberto Perez (.196, 4 HR, 13 RBI) will be behind the dish. Neither catcher has been fantasy worthy in 2015.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LOS6/21/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal smashed two home runs Sunday night, both off Yusmeiro Petit.
Insight: Grandal is an underrated fantasy catcher. He is hitting .276 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI this season.
Nick Hundley, C, COL6/21/2015 7:26:00 PM
Description: Rockies catcher Nick Hundley went 4-for-4 on Sunday against Brewers pitching, to raise his average to .302.
Insight: Hundley has been a nice value, hitting over .300 with 22 RBI and 23 runs.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM6/21/2015 2:09:00 PM
Description: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left Saturday's game with a hyperextended elbow. Update: d'Arnaud is out on Sunday.
Insight: X-rays came back negative and it appears the Mets and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Consider him day-to-day.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN6/21/2015 12:21:00 PM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez will get Sunday off.
Insight: Perez blasted a homer on Saturday, but will get the day game off. Drew Butera will start at catcher and bat ninth.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE6/21/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is out on Sunday.
Insight: Gomes has been dealing with a stiff neck, but he could just be resting with the day game on tap. Roverto Perez will be behind the dish.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS6/21/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is out of Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Ramos caught Max Scherzer's no-hitter on Saturday, so we will get the day game off. Jose Lobaton will start behind the plate.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM6/21/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left Saturday's game with a hyperextended elbow.
Insight: X-rays came back negative and it appears the Mets and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Consider him day-to-day.
Derek Norris, C, SDP6/21/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris smacked a homer Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four-atbats, and the diinger was a solo shot in the third inning of Robbie Ray. Norris is hitting .256 with nine homers and 41 RBI overall.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU6/21/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis had two hits, including a homer, during Saturday's loss to the Mariners.
Insight: Gattis' BA will never set the world on fire, but he now has it up to .233, and along with 13 homers and 40 RBI, he continues to be a valuable asset.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM6/20/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is definitely a solid catching option.
Insight: d'Arnaud got off to a hot start, but miss a few weeks earlier this season. He continues to hit over .290 and smacked a homer Saturday against Atlanta. d'Arnaud will continue to hit in the middle of the order, making him even more of a fantasy asset.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN6/20/2015 4:34:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) will undergo season-ending surgery.
Insight: No surprise here, as Mesoraco was hurt in April, and had issues catching ever since. He appeared briefly as a designated hitter when the Reds played in American League parks, but this move seemed imminent. Bryan Pena will continue to serve as the team's everyday catcher.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL6/20/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's just a routine day off after a night game for a catcher. Lucroy is hitting .233 with one home run and 11 RBI in 29 games, but he's a much better hitter than that and we expect him to turn it around soon. He's hit safely in six of his last seven games.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC6/20/2015 11:55:00 AM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Montero has been dealing with a stiff back, but played both Thursday and Friday. This appears to be a routine day off after a night game. David Ross will catch.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL6/20/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Wieters has played just 12 games this season after TJ surgery last summer and the team is giving him plenty of rest as he returns. He's batting .314 with a pair of homers and eight RBI. Caleb Joseph will make the start behind the plate.
Jason Castro, C, HOU6/20/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Saturday would probably be a good day to give Astros catcher Jason Castro the day off.
Insight: Castro is is 1-for-11, a single, with seven strikeouts versus Saturday's scheduled starter Taijuan Walker. Catro is batting .227 this season with seven homers and 15 RBI. Backup catcher Hank Conger is 2-for-2 against Walker.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE6/20/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is questionable for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay due to tightness in his neck.
Insight: Gomes has done little this season in limited action due to injuries. He's batting just .211 with two homers and six RBI in 24 games. Fantasy owners say him breakout last season with a career-high 21 homers and were hoping he could repeat that power surge in 2015. So far, not so much.
Yadier Molina, C, STL6/19/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was 2-for-3 with a home run in the, 12-4, victory over the Phillies on Friday.
Insight: Molina hit his homer in the second inning to get the scoring started. The Cardinals led, 11-0 four and a half innings into the game. Molina is hitting .291 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 223 at-bats this season.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS6/19/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the, 4-1, victory over the Pirates on Friday.
Insight: Ramos had an RBI-double in the first and an RBI-single in the third. He is hitting .266 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 203 at-bats this season.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM6/19/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is getting Friday off.
Insight: d'Arnaud (.279, 3 HR, 14 RBI, .810 OPS in 18 games) is just getting a routine day of rest. Kevin Plawecki will get the nod behind the plate.
Brian McCann, C, NYY6/19/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Routine day of rest. McCann has been solid this season, batting .270 with nine homers, 41 RBI and a .799 OPS. John Ryan Murphy will be behind the dish.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, ARICold6/19/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia is hitless in 14 at-bats against Padres starter James Shields.
Insight: "Salty" is also just 1-for-20 over his last seven games so don't expect him to be out there. He's batting .118 over 21 games this season.
Geovany Soto, C, CWS6/18/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Geovany Soto hit a solo home run in the loss to the Pirates on Thursday.
Insight: Soto tied the game with a blast off Gerrit Cole in the seventh, but the Pirates retook the lead in the next half inning. Soto was 1-for-3 in the game and is now hitting .215 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 93 at-bats as the White Sox backup catcher this season.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL6/18/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI-single in the, 3-2, loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Insight: Lucroy was 2-for-4 in the loss, hitting his RBI-single in the fifth to bring Milwaukee within a run. But that was the final run of the game. Lucroy is hitting .230 with one home run ad 10 RBI in 113 at-bats this season.
Derek Norris, C, SDP6/18/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris hit his eighth homer of the season on Thursday against the Athletics.
Insight: Norris went deep in the sixth as San Diego won, 3-1. Norris is batting .260/.309/.442 with 40 RBI and 35 runs in 242 at-bats.
Josh Phegley, C, CWS6/18/2015 7:03:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Josh Phegley hit a home run in the, 3-1, loss to the Padres on Thursday.
Insight: Obviously, Phegley accounted for the only run for the Athletics in the loss. Phegley was 1-for-2 in the game. He is hitting .286 with three home runs and nine RBI in 84 at-bats this year.
Nick Hundley, C, COL6/18/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Rockies catcher Nick Hundley will sit on Thursday.
Insight: Backup Michael McKenry will get the start for Colorado. Hundley is slashing .293/.337/.443 with 15 extra-base hits and 212RBI in 174 at-bats this season.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL6/18/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will get a second day off in the last three games.
Insight: It's nice to be able to get a few extra days for the catcher who is returning from TJ surgery, and still win while playing what amounts to a minor league quality team in Philadelphia. Wieters has played just 10 games this season, batting .355 with a pair of homers and eight RBI.
Curt Casali, C, TAM6/17/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Rays catcher Curt Casali went 3-for-3 with a solo home run in the, 5-0, victory over the Nationals on Wednesday.
Insight: Casali also had two singles and a walk. He is 3-for-6 in three games this season.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL6/17/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the, 6-4, victory over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Insight: Wieters hit an RBI-single in the fourth to score Travis Snider. It's still a small sample size, but Wieters is hitting .355 with two home runs and eight RBI in 31 at-bats this year.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC6/17/2015 6:21:00 PM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was a late scratch for Wednesday's game against the Indians due to back stiffness according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Consider Montero day-to-day. David Ross will catch on Wednesday.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS6/17/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ramos is getting a blow. Jose Lobaton will be behind the plate.
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX6/17/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Texas catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a walk-off home run Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Texas had a 2-0 lead heading into the ninth, but Justin Turnertied it with a two-run shot. Chirinos picked up his team with a solo shot in the ninth to win it though. He is hitting .207 with six homers and 24 RBI.

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