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Catcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Yadier Molina, C, STL9/18/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is a career .550 (11-for-20) hitter with three home runs and eight RBI against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Don't expect the power from Molina on Thursday as he has not hit a homer since returning on Aug. 29 from a surgically repaired right thumb. His batting average has been ok at .253 since his return, but thumb injuries have been known to hurt a batter's power and Molina has been no different. But even without the power, this is still an extremely friendly matchup for Molina owners.
Alex Avila, C, DET9/17/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (head) is still not in the lineup for Detroit on Wednesday.
Insight: He took a foul ball off his mask Sunday, and with a history of concussion problems, Detroit is not taking any chances. Bryan Holaday will continue to handle the catching duties during Avila's absence.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/17/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is still not back in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: The Braves were hoping to have him back for last weekend, but that didn't happen. He's now missed nine starts in a row due to strept throat and with the Braves hopes fading fast we're not sure when he'll return. The catcher is hitting .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats this year.
Miguel Montero, C, ARI9/17/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is not in the lineup Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: With a day game after a night game, plus lefty Madison Bumgarner on the mound, it is a perfect opportunity to give Montero a day off.
A.J. Ellis, C, LOS9/17/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Tim Federowicz is starting in his place. Ellis has had a rough season at the plate (.190 BA with 1 HR and 18 RBI), but he continues to handle the pitching staff extremely well.
Buster Posey, C, SFGHot9/17/2014 12:22:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as San Francisco defeated Arizona, 2-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Posey has continued his very strong second half with an incredible .449 batting average in September. He also has a slugging percentage off the charts in the month (.673) and an OPS of 1.146. With so many MVP candidates injured, Posey is a viable candidate in the NL.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE9/16/2014 11:52:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomes hit a single in the fourth that Lonnie Chisenhall was able to score on after Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman committed a throwing error. Then, Gomes hit a two-run homer in the sixth to basically seal the victory. Gomes is batting .286 with 19 home runs and 64 RBI this season.
Russell Martin, C, PITHot9/16/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin hit a two-run home run as Pittsburgh shutout Boston, 4-0.
Insight: The homer was Martin's 10th of the year and came in the second inning as the first runs of the game. The catcher finished the game 1-for-4. Martin is batting .294 with 63 RBI to go with his 10 homers.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/16/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is still not back in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: The Braves were hoping Gattis would DH this weekend in Texas, but that didn't happen. He's now missed eight starts in a row due to strept throat. The catcher is hitting .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats this year.
Buster Posey, C, SFGHot9/16/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey will have a great chance to continue his hot streak tonight against Arizona starter Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Posey has been scorching over the past 28 days with averages of .452/.470/.785, seven homeruns and 27 RBI. Now, heading into tonight's game against the Diamondbacks, Posey is hitting .643 (9-for-14) with two homers and seven RBI against Collmenter, throughout his career. He has catapulted himself into the MVP race, and will look to continue his stellar play Tuesday night in Arizona.
Alex Avila, C, DET9/15/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup tonight.
Insight: It is just a routine day off for Detroit's everyday catcher. Avila has not produced much offensively in 2014 (.223 BA, 11 HR and 47 RBI), but is critical to the Tigers' success behind the plate. He should be back tomorrow. Bryan Holaday gets the start Monday night, for ace Max Scherzer.
Brian McCann, C, NYYHot9/15/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is sitting out Monday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: McCann played the entire four-game weekend series against Baltimore and needs a day of rest. He has 20 home runs and 66 RBI this season. John Ryan Murphy will do the catching tonight. He's a .292 hitter, but without much power and has limited fantasy value.
Buster Posey, C, SFGHot9/15/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a career .409 hitter with a 1.140 OPS versus Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: Just in case you hadn't notice, Posey is getting better as the season progresses. Unlike most catchers who tire late in the season, he's been hot down the stretch, batting .441 over the past 23 games with the division title on the line. Let him carry your fantasy team to the title too.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL9/14/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Brewers got a much needed victory against the Reds, 9-2, on Sunday.
Insight: All three of his hits were singles, including a two-run single in the fourth. Lucroy continues his strong month, batting .353 with seven RBI in September. He is hitting .303/.371/.477 this year.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL9/14/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is a lifetime .391 (9-for-23) hitter against Reds pitcher Mike Leake.
Insight: The Brewers have really struggled, but Lucroy has remained pretty consistent. He is hitting .319/.407/.426 this month. Lucroy is a must-start on Sunday.
Russell Martin, C, PITHot9/14/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin went 2-for-3 with a bases clearing double in the eighth on Saturday, but the Pirates still lost to the Cubs, 6-4.
Insight: Martin drove in Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer and Neil Walker with his double to left field. At the time, the Pirates trailed 6-0. Martin has been awesome for Pittsburgh this year, hitting .294 with nine home runs and 61 RBI in 343 at-bats. The catcher looks poised to test free agency this winter.
Alex Avila, C, DET9/14/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila hit a two-run home run to lift the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Avila took Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw deep in the bottom of the eighth with the Tigers trailing 4-3. Avila went 1-for-3, and the homer kept the Tigers a half game ahead of the Royals in the AL Central. The catcher is batting .222/.329/.371 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI this season.
Geovany Soto, C, TEX9/13/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Geovany Soto told reporters on Saturday that his back is already feeling a bit better according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Soto left Friday's game against the Mariners with back spasms and is not in the lineup on Saturday. He might get an extra day of rest on Sunday, but Soto should be good to go on Monday.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/13/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not return on Sunday.
Insight: The Braves were hoping Gattis would DH this weekend in Texas, but that will not happen. The catcher is hitting .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats this year. Gattis has ben out since Monday with strep throat.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS9/13/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is not in the starting lineup against the Mets on Saturday.
Insight: Jose Lobaton will be behind the plate and batting eighth instead. It looks like a normal day of rest for Ramos.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/13/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is still out of the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Gattis is still recovering from strep throat. He was feeling better on Saturday and will likely be in the lineup on Sunday.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/12/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is still out of the lineup on Friday.
Insight: Atlanta was hoping Gattis would DH in Texas, but the catcher still hasn't recovered from strep throat. Hopefully, he returns at some point this weekend.
Russell Martin, C, PITHot9/12/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin is not in the lineup on Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Martin is having a tremendous season both offensively and defensively. Friday is just a normal day of rest for the catcher. Chris Stewart will start behind the plate on Friday.
Yadier Molina, C, STL9/11/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is still feeling the effects of his surgically-repaired right thumb.
Insight: Manager Mike Matheny conceded this idea to the associated press before sitting him out on Thursday. Molina is hitting .234/.315/.234 with no extra-base hits since returning from the disabled list. Fantasy owners would be better off with a different catcher until Molina starts hitting again.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE9/11/2014 3:05:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the first game of a doubleheader against the Twims on Thursday.
Insight: Gomes hit a solo homer in the second and then a bases-loaded double in the third that scored two. Gomes has had a good season, hitting .288 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI and 56 runs.
Miguel Montero, C, ARI9/11/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is not in the lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Giants.
Insight: It appears to be just a normal day of rest for the catcher. Montero is batting .250 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI this season.
Buster Posey, C, SFG9/11/2014 1:04:00 PM
Description: Although it is a small sample size, Giants catcher Buster Posey is 1-for-8 in his career against Diamondbacks starter Randall Delgado.
Insight: Posey has cooled off since the weekend and has one hit in his last 10 at-bats. Thursday will be a tough matchup for him, but he is still a must start.
Brian McCann, C, NYYHot9/11/2014 12:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann was 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a solo home run as the Yankees rallied to defeated the Ray, 8-5, on Wednesday.
Insight: Tampa Bay jumped out to a 4-0 in the top of the first inning, but McCann homered in the bottom of the inning to cut into the lead. The catcher then hit a two-run single in the third to further cut the deficit. McCann has continued to hit well in the second half, going deep three times and driving in seven runs this month. He has 18 home runs and 64 RBI this season.
Brayan Pena, C, CIN9/11/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Brayan Pena has been scratched from the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday due to illness.
Insight: Pena was in the lineup to catch for pitcher Jonny Cueto. Regular starter Devin Mesoraco will catch due to Pena's illness. Pena should be available on Friday.
John Jaso, C, OAK9/10/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Oakland C/DH John Jaso has not passed his concussion tests and is not available Wednesday.
Insight: Jaso was apparently told by the doctor to stop all baseball activities which means he'll be out for a significant amount of time. He's got a .265 batting average with nine homers and 40 RBI.
Buster Posey, C, SFGHot9/10/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a lifetime .727 hitter (8-for-11) with a 2.133 OPS and two homers versus Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Posey's been hitting at an absurd rate, batting .404 for the past four weeks. Posey is playing like the MVP he is and is a must start in this favorable matchup.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN9/9/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his 23rd home run of the season on Tuesday as the Reds went on to beat the Cardinals, 9-5.
Insight: Mesoraco slumped at the end of August as his batting average dropped to .273. The catcher has been back on track this month though and has raised his average to .287. He also has 24 doubles, 73 RBI and 50 runs in just 345 at-bats.
Russell Martin, C, PITHot9/9/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Martin did get thrown out trying to extend a single into a double in the second inning and failed to throw out two base stealers, but for fantasy purposes, he had a good game. Martin would have likely scored in the second as well, and the Pirates lost by one. Martin is 5-for-13 (.385) in his last three games.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/9/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis was out Monday due to strep throat and is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: The Braves are starting Gerald Laird behind the plate while Gattis is ill, but the backup has very little fantasy value. Gattis has 22 home runs and a .832 OPS this season. he's expected to miss a couple of days.
Buster Posey, C, SFGHot9/9/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a lifetime .450 hitter (9-for-20) with a 1.250 OPS versus Arizona left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: Posey's been hitter at an absurd rate, batting .512 over the past two weeks and .427 for the past month. He's raised his average to .309. It's crunch time and Posey is playing like an MVP. He's a must start in this favorable matchup.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/9/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis was out Monday due to strep throat and will likely be sidelined for a few days.
Insight: The Braves are starting Gerald Laird behind the plate while Gattis is ill, but the backup has very little fantasy value. Gattis has 22 home runs and a .832 OPS this season.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/8/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is out Monday due to strep throat.
Insight: The Braves are starting Gerald Laird behind the plate on Monday. Gattis might be out a couple of days with his illness. He has 22 home runs and a .832 OPS this season.
Welington Castillo, C, CHC9/7/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Cubs catcher Welington Castillo hit a single and drew a walk in his return to action on Saturday against the Pirates.
Insight: Castillo missed Friday's suspended game with lower back tightness. His back should not be an issue going forward. Castillo is hitting .235 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL9/6/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis went 3-for-5, including an inside-the-park home run in the top of the tenth to give Atlanta a, 4-3, victory over Miami on Saturday.
Insight: It was the biggest offensive production day for the catcher since late July. Gattis should get extra fantasy points for chugging around the bases for the game-winning home run, but owners will take it. Gattis is hitting .271 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI this year.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL9/6/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored on Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
Insight: The Brewers may be struggling big time, but Lucroy has been just fine. Lucroy has a nine-game hitting streak and is batting .333 with five doubles over that span. The catcher has had a great season, hitting .301 with 13 home runs, 62 RBI and .850 OPS.
Buster Posey, C, SFGHot9/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 3-for-3 with a home run Saturday afternoon against David Price and the Tigers.
Insight: Posey's multi-hit game was the fifth in a row. Over the past 14 games he's batted .484 with six homers and 20 RBI and raised his average from .279 to .310. It's crunch time and Posey is playing like an MVP.
Yadier Molina, C, STL9/6/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: In the dictionary under "owning a pitcher" is Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Molina is a career 11-for-19 (.545) with three doubles, three homers and a 1.761 OPS in their matchups. The All-Star catcher is 3-for-8 in the first two games of this important four-game series. Start him.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE9/6/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is a career 0-for-9 with five strikeouts against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Gomes has actually been much better in the second half, unlike many catchers who begin to tire for the workload. He's batted .354 with a .947 OPS in 61 games after the break. However, this matchup should be avoided.
Alex Avila, C, DET9/6/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is out again Saturday as he continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms.
Insight: Avila passed a concussion test, but the Tigers are being extra cautious because of his concussion past. James McCann will start behind the plate.
James McCann, C, DET9/6/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Just-brought-up Tigers catcher James McCann will make his first major league start Saturday against the San Francisco Giants.
Insight: Alex Avila is hurting and Bryan Holaday isn't swinging a good bat, so McCann draws the tough assignment facing Madison Bumgarner. Welcome to the big leagues kid! Although he hit well at Triple-A fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see attitude.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN9/5/2014 12:06:00 AM
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco went 4-for-4 including his 21st home run of the season Thursday night.
Insight: Mesoraco was the best catcher in fantasy for the first half of the season (.304, 16 HR, 45 RBI) but he faded after the break. He's down to .286 even after Thursday's output with 69 RBI.
Alex Avila, C, DET9/4/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is out for the second straight game on Thursday after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball on Tuesday.
Insight: Avila passed a concussion test, but the Tigers are being extra cautious because of his concussion past. Bryan Holaday will catch against Cleveland on Thursday.
Miguel Montero, C, ARI9/4/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is 5-for-10 against Padres starter Ian Kennedy in his career.
Insight: Montero is 4-for-11 in his last three games with three RBI. His average is back up to .257 with 13 home runs and 70 RBI.
Brian McCann, C, NYY9/4/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann has clubbed home runs in back-to-back games.
Insight: McCann is 6-for-8 to start September and went a perfect 4-for-4 on Wednesday with three RBI to lead the Yankees over the Red Sox, 5-1. The catcher had a horrible start to the season but is now hitting a respectable .244 with 17 home runs, 61 RBI, and 48 runs.