As the calendar has turned to January, it is time to update the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. With so little movement on the MLB Hot Stove, the rankings will not have a ton of significant changes, but there are some. Updates will continue as more activity occurs via trade or free agency. We kick off the updates like we started the early rankings with the catcher position.

There were not a ton of changes in the rankings, but here are the major ones. Francisco Mejia jumps into the Top 30 as he should receive some regular playing time with his trade to the Rays. At least we think he will. If more news continues to come out, and his playing time is still limited, Mejia will move down the rankings once again. He gets a major boost due the fact he can be an offensive asset with the playing time. So keep an eye out for any Mejia news.

Joey Bart leaves the rankings as the Giants will have Posey back this season and signed backup Curt Casali. With Bart starting in the minors and no clear explanation to his 2021 impact, he cannot be ranked in my Top 30, and I would not even take the chance on him in redraft leagues.

Mejia was not the only addition to the Top 30. Max Stassi and Ryan Jeffers were added to the list. Stassi could be a sneaky, later round target (I have added many best ball shares already) that brings some excellent power and potentially a nice average to a significantly improved Angels lineup. Jeffers is projected to start over Garver this season. If that trend becomes true, then Jeffers may move up more, and Garver takes a bigger hit even though I think there is a lot of bounce back love to be had for Garver.

Catcher
1- J.T. Realmuto
2- Salvador Perez
3- Willson Contreras
4- Will Smith
5- Yasmani Grandal
6- Austin Nola
7- Christian Vazquez
8- Travis d’Arnaud
9- Sean Murphy
10- Daulton Varsho
11- James McCann
12- Mitch Garver
13- Buster Posey
14- Wilson Ramos
15- Jorge Alfaro
16- Yadier Molina
17- Gary Sanchez
18- Carson Kelly
19- Francisco Mejia
20- Kurt Suzuki
21- Alejandro Kirk
22- Omar Narvaez
23- Jacob Stallings
24- Max Stassi
25- Pedro Severino
26- Danny Jansen
27- Victor Caratini
28- Tyler Stephenson
29- Ryan Jeffers
30- Kyle Higashioka