For the next week or so we will examine players from every position who are returning after lengthy, if not season ending, injuries. We will examine players from both leagues, their current ADP, possible alternatives, and finally giving a green light to draft them. Today we review two very good catchers.
NL Miguel Montero: ADP (126) the 8th catcher off the board. Montero appeared in just 85 games last season, missing a good portion of the first half with a knee injury. That injury ended up being a torn meniscus in his right knee—an injury that required surgery. Arizona must feel Montero is completely healthy because they traded Chris Snyder to Pittsburgh last year. Montero ranked 2nd in SLG% in 09’ and 3rd in 10’ with .474 and .449 respectively. The 27-year –old still has a world of potential, but given his inconsistencies and high K rate especially, he cannot yet be considered as one of Fantasy’s catching elite. He enters the 11’ season as a legitimate top catcher in all formats, but owners can wait until the ninth or tenth round to draft him in most leagues.