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MLB: Catcher Position Primer

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First, the bad news: There’s a decent chance that your fantasy catcher, whoever he is, will deal with injuries this season.

Every player we’ve slotted in the top two tiers at this position — all seven guys — made a visit to the disabled list in either 2010 or 2011, with Carlos Santana (knee), Buster Posey (ankle), Joe Mauer (legs) and Miguel Montero (knee) missing significant time. Catcher is the most physically demanding everyday position in the game, a spot where blind collisions are relatively common. Injuries are the rule. When your catcher is sidelined, you’re not allowed to complain about your rotten luck. If you...

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