Fantasy baseball mock draft: 10-team, two-catcher league

The value of star catchers such as Buster Posey changes quite a bit in two-catcher formats. Getty Images

It's amazing how one little change in settings can shift your perspective on a draft.

In our first mock draft of the season using rotisserie categories, which you can read about here, I had the final pick in the draft and spent it on my starting catcher. That's because, in an ESPN standard league with only one catcher required, I don't see the need to reach for catcher No. 2 when I can be virtually assured of getting catcher No. 10 at the end of the draft. There isn't enough of a difference between most of the options at the position, and they all carry extra risk due to the physical demands of the catcher role.

But when we loaded into the draft room for this most recent mock draft, using a two-catcher format, I took the second catcher of the draft with the 60th pick: Buster Posey. That's because the difference from Posey to replacement level in this league is much more stark, and it reinforces the need to secure a top option at the position. Not all of my peers agreed, and I was happy to take Brian McCann in the 20th round as the 12th catcher off the board, giving my team two potential top-10 players at a position many punted.

While it's true that I get no bonus points for having the best catchers, I know that I likely won't be stuck fishing for catchers on a waiver wire that would be led by names such as Tucker Barnhart, Chris Iannetta and Christian Vazquez, all rostered in fewer than 5 percent of ESPN leagues at this time. The catcher pool thins out quickly, so in a two-catcher league, you might need to dive in sooner than you think.

Find out who went where in this 10-team, head-to-head categories mock draft below.

The drafters for this mock: Leo Howell, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Ben Arledge, Kyle Soppe, Pierre Becquey, Eric Karabell, AJ Mass, Dan Mullen, Tony Moss, Damian Dabrowski.