Category Archive: Catcher Scout

Fantasy baseball catcher prospects and waiver-wire pick-ups.

Waiver Wire: Hitters

Josh Rutledge

  Josh Rutledge – SS – Colorado: .435 Avg – 3HR’s 6 RBI’s last week. Mitch Moreland – OF/1B – Texas: activated off DL, Texas summer. Chris Johnson – 3B – Arizona: .500 Avg – 4 HR’s – 10 RBI’s last week. Travis Snider – OF – Pittsburgh: Is starting, has power, worth a shot. …

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Catcher Help: Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez

KC catcher, Salvador Perez, has played in 11 games this year – he has at least one hit in all of them. Impressive! Perez is KC’s top catching prospect.  With an impressive 2011 debut in the majors (39 games, .331, 3 HR, 21 RBI) he looked to be the starter for 2012.  However, in March, …

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Grand Grandal

Yasmina Grandal

It would have been nice if Grandal had hit a grand slam (Then this article could be titled ‘Grand Grandal Grand Slam’). Anyway, I’m sure 2 HRs in his first 2 at bats is pretty satisfying. Switch hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal was called up by the Padres and had a very nice debut.   2 …

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Minor League Report: Hitters

Travis d’Arnaud – C – Toronto .333 – 16 HR’s Jacob Elmore – 2B – Arizona .390 – 1 HR – 24 SB Ryan Wheeler – 3B – Arizona .366 – 12 HR’s Michael Bianucci – OF/1B – Texas .283 – 14 HR’s Roger Kieschnick – OF – Giants .319 – 14 HR’s Adam Eaton …

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Norris Hits His First HR

Derrick Norris

In the bottom of the 9th, Derrick Norris hit a walk-off homerun for his Oakland A’s – his first! Derrick Norris is one of the top catching prospects in baseball.  He came up with the Nationals and was going to be another piece to their great young team (along with Strasburg and Harper) – but …

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Catcher Help

Surprise!  A.J. Ellis

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 …

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