Description: Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario is 9-for-19 (.474) with a pair of home runs against Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley.
Insight: Rosario has been on a tear lately, going 12-for-17 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in his last four games. He also has hits in each of his last seven games. Rosario is batting .270 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI in 363 at-bats this season.
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was 2-for-4 with a RBI in the loss against the Pirates on Friday.
Insight: Lucroy drove in Ryan Braun during the first inning to give the Brewers a much needed early lead in the most important series of the season. The Milwaukee bullpen, however, blew its second straight lead in the 8th as the Brewers fell to 4 1/2 back in the wild card race. Lucroy is still having an MVP type season, hitting .305 with 13 home runs and 68 RBI.
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to rally the Pirates over the Brewers, 4-2, on Friday.
Insight: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo held the Pirates scoreless for seven innings and gave way to relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton. Left fielder Starling Marte and pinch runner Chase d'Arnaud scored on Martin's homer to right center field. Pittsburgh added an insurance run later in the inning. The pending free agent is hitting .296 with 11 home runs and 66 RBI this season.
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis hit two home runs in the Windy City on Friday.
Insight: The win was blowing out of Wrigley on Friday afternoon which seemed to help all the hitters. Ellis took Cubs relief pitcher Eric Jokisch deep in the first and again in the third. It was just Ellis' second and third homers of the season as he is batting .193/.328/.261.
Description: Colorado catcher Wilin Rosario hit a two-run game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday.
Insight: Rosario's home run was No. 12. That's a far cry from the 28 he blasted in 2012 and the 21 he hit last season. His numbers are down across the board, including "games played" - due to injuries.
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is a career .550 (11-for-20) hitter with three home runs and eight RBI against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Don't expect the power from Molina on Thursday as he has not hit a homer since returning on Aug. 29 from a surgically repaired right thumb. His batting average has been ok at .253 since his return, but thumb injuries have been known to hurt a batter's power and Molina has been no different. But even without the power, this is still an extremely friendly matchup for Molina owners.
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (head) is still not in the lineup for Detroit on Wednesday.
Insight: He took a foul ball off his mask Sunday, and with a history of concussion problems, Detroit is not taking any chances. Bryan Holaday will continue to handle the catching duties during Avila's absence.
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is still not back in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: The Braves were hoping to have him back for last weekend, but that didn't happen. He's now missed nine starts in a row due to strept throat and with the Braves hopes fading fast we're not sure when he'll return. The catcher is hitting .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats this year.
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as San Francisco defeated Arizona, 2-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Posey has continued his very strong second half with an incredible .449 batting average in September. He also has a slugging percentage off the charts in the month (.673) and an OPS of 1.146. With so many MVP candidates injured, Posey is a viable candidate in the NL.
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomes hit a single in the fourth that Lonnie Chisenhall was able to score on after Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman committed a throwing error. Then, Gomes hit a two-run homer in the sixth to basically seal the victory. Gomes is batting .286 with 19 home runs and 64 RBI this season.
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin hit a two-run home run as Pittsburgh shutout Boston, 4-0.
Insight: The homer was Martin's 10th of the year and came in the second inning as the first runs of the game. The catcher finished the game 1-for-4. Martin is batting .294 with 63 RBI to go with his 10 homers.
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is still not back in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: The Braves were hoping Gattis would DH this weekend in Texas, but that didn't happen. He's now missed eight starts in a row due to strept throat. The catcher is hitting .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats this year.
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey will have a great chance to continue his hot streak tonight against Arizona starter Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Posey has been scorching over the past 28 days with averages of .452/.470/.785, seven homeruns and 27 RBI. Now, heading into tonight's game against the Diamondbacks, Posey is hitting .643 (9-for-14) with two homers and seven RBI against Collmenter, throughout his career. He has catapulted himself into the MVP race, and will look to continue his stellar play Tuesday night in Arizona.
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup tonight.
Insight: It is just a routine day off for Detroit's everyday catcher. Avila has not produced much offensively in 2014 (.223 BA, 11 HR and 47 RBI), but is critical to the Tigers' success behind the plate. He should be back tomorrow. Bryan Holaday gets the start Monday night, for ace Max Scherzer.
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is sitting out Monday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: McCann played the entire four-game weekend series against Baltimore and needs a day of rest. He has 20 home runs and 66 RBI this season. John Ryan Murphy will do the catching tonight. He's a .292 hitter, but without much power and has limited fantasy value.
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a career .409 hitter with a 1.140 OPS versus Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: Just in case you hadn't notice, Posey is getting better as the season progresses. Unlike most catchers who tire late in the season, he's been hot down the stretch, batting .441 over the past 23 games with the division title on the line. Let him carry your fantasy team to the title too.
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Brewers got a much needed victory against the Reds, 9-2, on Sunday.
Insight: All three of his hits were singles, including a two-run single in the fourth. Lucroy continues his strong month, batting .353 with seven RBI in September. He is hitting .303/.371/.477 this year.
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin went 2-for-3 with a bases clearing double in the eighth on Saturday, but the Pirates still lost to the Cubs, 6-4.
Insight: Martin drove in Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer and Neil Walker with his double to left field. At the time, the Pirates trailed 6-0. Martin has been awesome for Pittsburgh this year, hitting .294 with nine home runs and 61 RBI in 343 at-bats. The catcher looks poised to test free agency this winter.
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila hit a two-run home run to lift the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Avila took Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw deep in the bottom of the eighth with the Tigers trailing 4-3. Avila went 1-for-3, and the homer kept the Tigers a half game ahead of the Royals in the AL Central. The catcher is batting .222/.329/.371 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI this season.
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not return on Sunday.
Insight: The Braves were hoping Gattis would DH this weekend in Texas, but that will not happen. The catcher is hitting .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats this year. Gattis has ben out since Monday with strep throat.
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is still feeling the effects of his surgically-repaired right thumb.
Insight: Manager Mike Matheny conceded this idea to the associated press before sitting him out on Thursday. Molina is hitting .234/.315/.234 with no extra-base hits since returning from the disabled list. Fantasy owners would be better off with a different catcher until Molina starts hitting again.
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann was 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a solo home run as the Yankees rallied to defeated the Ray, 8-5, on Wednesday.
Insight: Tampa Bay jumped out to a 4-0 in the top of the first inning, but McCann homered in the bottom of the inning to cut into the lead. The catcher then hit a two-run single in the third to further cut the deficit. McCann has continued to hit well in the second half, going deep three times and driving in seven runs this month. He has 18 home runs and 64 RBI this season.
Description: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his 23rd home run of the season on Tuesday as the Reds went on to beat the Cardinals, 9-5.
Insight: Mesoraco slumped at the end of August as his batting average dropped to .273. The catcher has been back on track this month though and has raised his average to .287. He also has 24 doubles, 73 RBI and 50 runs in just 345 at-bats.
Description: Pirates catcher Russell Martin was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Martin did get thrown out trying to extend a single into a double in the second inning and failed to throw out two base stealers, but for fantasy purposes, he had a good game. Martin would have likely scored in the second as well, and the Pirates lost by one. Martin is 5-for-13 (.385) in his last three games.
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis was out Monday due to strep throat and is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: The Braves are starting Gerald Laird behind the plate while Gattis is ill, but the backup has very little fantasy value. Gattis has 22 home runs and a .832 OPS this season. he's expected to miss a couple of days.
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a lifetime .450 hitter (9-for-20) with a 1.250 OPS versus Arizona left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: Posey's been hitter at an absurd rate, batting .512 over the past two weeks and .427 for the past month. He's raised his average to .309. It's crunch time and Posey is playing like an MVP. He's a must start in this favorable matchup.
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis went 3-for-5, including an inside-the-park home run in the top of the tenth to give Atlanta a, 4-3, victory over Miami on Saturday.
Insight: It was the biggest offensive production day for the catcher since late July. Gattis should get extra fantasy points for chugging around the bases for the game-winning home run, but owners will take it. Gattis is hitting .271 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI this year.
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored on Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
Insight: The Brewers may be struggling big time, but Lucroy has been just fine. Lucroy has a nine-game hitting streak and is batting .333 with five doubles over that span. The catcher has had a great season, hitting .301 with 13 home runs, 62 RBI and .850 OPS.
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 3-for-3 with a home run Saturday afternoon against David Price and the Tigers.
Insight: Posey's multi-hit game was the fifth in a row. Over the past 14 games he's batted .484 with six homers and 20 RBI and raised his average from .279 to .310. It's crunch time and Posey is playing like an MVP.
Description: In the dictionary under "owning a pitcher" is Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Molina is a career 11-for-19 (.545) with three doubles, three homers and a 1.761 OPS in their matchups. The All-Star catcher is 3-for-8 in the first two games of this important four-game series. Start him.