With the awful injury to Wilson Ramos of the Nationals, it got me thinking about possible replacements for him. I was surprised and shocked by two of the 3 below recommendations.
From least surprising to most surprising:
Carlos Ruiz, Phillies: Ruiz is having arguably the best season of any catcher in baseball. Over the last month, he’s hitting .341 with 5 HRs and 21 RBIs. He is not available in too many leagues by now, but he could be in yours.
Ryan Doumit, Twins: When talking about the Twin’s catcher, usually we are talking about Mauer, however, the Twins picked up Ryan Doumit and he is producing. He is batting .263 with 5 HRs and 23 RBIs. Owned in only around 10% of leagues, he is performing like someone who could be owned in nearly all formats.
A.J. Ellis, Dodgers: Who? Exactly. Ellis is basically a 31 year old journeyman type player who is having a career year. He is batting .338 wtih 2 HRs and 12 RBIs. Nothing wrong with those numbers – especially that average!
Outside of a few staples, a good catcher is hard to find. One of the above three may just give your fantasy team a nice little boost.