Fantasy baseball catcher rankings

Fantasy baseball catcher rankings

By David Ferris
CSNChicago.com

1. Buster Posey, Giants
2. Mike Napoli, Rangers
NOTE: Summer's plan - go chase Arlington.
3. Matt Wieters, Orioles
4. Carlos Santana, Indians
5. Brian McCann, Braves
6. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
7. Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
NOTE: He's their MVP right now.
8. Joe Mauer, Twins
NOTE: No pop, always injury prone.
9. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks
10. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox
NOTE: A platoon guy, but on the meatier side.
11. A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox
NOTE: A nice time for a career year.
12. Jesus Montero, Mariners
NOTE: Hits better on days he catches.
13. J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays
14. Alex Avila, Tigers
15. Salvador Perez, Royals
NOTE: Returns from knee injury, hit well on rehab assignment.
16. Russell Martin, Yankees
17. Wilin Rosario, Rockies
NOTE: Needs to improve against righties.
18. A.J. Ellis, Dodgers
NOTE: He's crashed, hard, in June.
19. Ryan Doumit, Twins
20. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
21. Rod Barajas, Pirates
22. Victor Martinez, Tigers
NOTE: Has a shot to return in August.
23. Geovany Soto, Cubs
24. Ramon Hernandez, Rockies
25. John Buck, Marlins
26. Kurt Suzuki, Athletics
NOTE: He'll share time with Norris, the rookie.
27. Miguel Olivo, Mariners
28. Josh Thole, Mets
29. Martin Maldonado, Brewers
30. Ryan Hanigan, Reds
31. Derek Norris, Athletics
32. Devin Mesoraco, Reds
NOTE: Doesn't look ready yet.
33. Nick Hundley, Padres

Former Bulls center Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

Former Bulls center Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

The NBA announced Saturday that it has suspended former Bulls and current Knicks center Joakim Noah for 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

He tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement called selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033, which is prohibited under the current collective bargaining agreement but would not have been under the new CBA starting next year, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.

It was announced in February that Noah would miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury. His suspension will carry over into the 2017-18 campaign with only 10 games left this year.

Noah averaged 5.0 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game in 46 games in his first of a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh

6'2" | 226 lbs.

2016 stats:

2,885 YDS, 60.5 CMP%, 27 TD, 7 INT, 163.4 QBR | 72 CAR, 286 YDS, 3 TD

Projection:

Third/Fourth Round

Scouting Report:

"Peterman's experience in a pro-style passing attack gives him a head start headed into the league. His physical attributes are just average, but his accuracy, composure and anticipation are what sets him apart from some of the more physically gifted quarterbacks in this year's draft. Peterman's tape is sure to catch the eye of at least a few teams in need of a quarterback and he should come off the board by day two with a chance to become a solid starting quarterback in the future." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Video analysis provided by Rotoworld and NBC Sports NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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