2009 Roti Dollar Values

 Catcher TM $$ Notes
Joe Mauer MIN 25 Provides elite production even without much power
Victor Martinez CLE 23 Capable of rebounding from disappointing 2008
Jorge Posada NYA 14 Will healthy shoulder trigger return to 2007 form?
A.J. Pierzynski CHA 12 Reliable source of solid mixed production
Mike Napoli LAA 10 Power potential offsets injury risk
Dioner Navarro **** TB 10 Has contact skills to sustain 2008 production
Brandon Inge DET 9 May not be revived by move to hot corner
Jarrod Saltalamacchia TEX 9 Upside remains, but may not see regular playing time
Matt Wieters BAL 8 Next great fantasy catcher - ready to make an impact
Kelly Shoppach **** CLE 8 May not get chance to build on 2008 breakout with Martinez return
Gerald Laird DET 8 Can count on everyday job with new team
Kurt Suzuki **** OAK 6 Provides durability, solid AVG
Jeff Clement **** SEA 6 Top talent may be primed for breakout year.
Jason Varitek BOS 5 Once-dangerous option in serious decline
Taylor Teagarden **** TEX 4 If he wins job, he's worth a look
Rod Barajas TOR 4 May need to improve numbers to hold onto job
Miguel Olivo KCA 3 Has pop to make impact in everyday role
John Buck KCA 2 Value drops off with demotion to backup duty
Mike Redmond MIN 2 With Mauer still recovering, Redmond will see increased action
Kenji Johjima **** SEA 2 May not hold off Jeff Clement for much longer
Michael Barrett TOR 2 May be hard-pressed to regain relevance
Gregg Zaun BAL 1 Will help keep job warm for Matt Wieters
George Kottaras BOS 1 Power prospect worth watching
Dusty Ryan DET 1 Young talent's path blocked in Detroit
Matt Treanor DET 1 Definite bench rider with limited value
Jeff Mathis LAA 1 Unlikely to usurp Mike Napoli for starting job
Jose Morales MIN 1 With Mauer still recovering, Morales will back up Redmond
Drew Butera MIN 1 Might see some big-league time while Mauer recuperates
Jose Molina NYA 1 Will return to backup duty
Kevin Cash NYA 1 Will have tough time earning playing time in the Bronx
Shawn Riggans TB 1 Won't see enough playing time to merit attention
Max Ramirez **** TEX 1 May not have defensive skills to stick behind plate
J.P. Arencibia TOR 1 Offers big-time offensive potential behind plate
Josh Bard   1 Sent packing by Boston and looking for a backup job somewhere
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 Catcher TM $$ Notes
Russell Martin LA 25 May need reduced workload to regain top form
Brian McCann ATL 24 Fantasy's top backstop entering his prime years
Geovany Soto CHN 18 Reigning NL ROY verging on elite status as sophomore
Ryan Doumit PIT 17 Potential unquestioned, but needs to stay healthy
Chris Iannetta COL 13 Carries impressive upside into first full season
Pablo Sandoval SF 12 Value boosted by catcher eligibility
Ramon Hernandez **** CIN 11 Could benefit from change of scenery
Bengie Molina SF 11 Consistent veteran showing no signs of slowing, but look out for Buster
Ivan Rodriguez HOU 10 Success in the WBC might spill over to 2009 and a new team
Chris Snyder ARI 6 Will need to keep producing to hold off Miguel Montero
Yadier Molina **** STL 6 Developing into consistent option
Jesus Flores WAS 6 Young Backstop still adjusting to bigs
John Baker **** FLA 4 Sleeper candidate could be this season's Ryan Doumit
Jason Kendall MIL 4 Diminshed production offsets durability
Brian Schneider NYM 3 Offers RBI Potential at bottom of stacked lineup
Carlos Ruiz PHI 3 Disappointing 2008 results in 2009 timeshare - injury in WBC
Miguel Montero ARI 2 Legitimate upside but stuck behind Chris Snyder
Nick Hundley **** SD 2 Has inside track on starting job
Luke Carlin ARI 1 Minor league numbers suggest little upside
David Ross ATL 1 Won't see much action behind Brian McCann
Paul Bako CHN 1 Veteran switch-hitter to backup Geovany Soto
Ryan Hanigan CIN 1 Opportunity limited by arrival of Ramon Hernandez
Yorvit Torrealba COL 1 Adjusting to backup role in Colorado
Sal Fasano COL 1 Better known for mustache than production
J.R. Towles HOU 1 Provides sleeper potential after disappointing 2008
Brad Ausmus LA 1 Putt off retirement to mentor Russell Martin
Mike Rivera MIL 1 Stuck behind durable Jason Kendall
Angel Salome MIL 1 Good chance at midseason callup
Ramon Castro NYM 1 Power bat limited in part-time role
Robinson Cancel NYM 1 Mets third-stringer won't see much action
Ronny Paulino PHI 1 Likely headed for third-string role
Chris Coste PHI 1 Will see plenty of time vs. lefties
Lou Marson PHI 1 Phil's catcher of future may back up in 2009
Paul Hoover PHI 1 Buried on depth chart
Busty Posey **** SF 1 Begin the season in the Minors but expect early call-up
Bryan Anderson STL 1 Stuck behind steady Yadier Molina
Wil Nieves WAS 1 Minimal upside after losing job to Jesus Flores
Javier Valentin WAS 1 Will likely miss Great American Ball Park
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