Buster Posey
Giants' Buster Posey: Drives in two Monday
Buster Posey, C, SF
1:03 PM
News: Posey went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Monday's 10-3 loss to the Pirates.

The All-Star backstop was the lone bright spot -- as he has been all season -- in the Giants' lineup in a blowout loss to Pittsburgh. His 43 RBI are a little low due to the San Francisco's constant struggle to get men on base in front of him, but Posey's .321/.403/.490 slash line through 88 games is elite for his position.

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Jeff Mathis
Diamondbacks' Jeff Mathis: Ties season high with three hits
Jeff Mathis, C, ARI
11:38 AM
News: Mathis went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs in Monday's 10-2 win over the Braves.

The three hits matched Mathis' season high, which he had previously established Opening Day. Though valued almost exclusively for his pitch framing and game-calling skills, Mathis has had a surprising impact on the offensive end of late, recording at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 starts dating back to June 22.

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Tomas Telis
Marlins' Tomas Telis: Bound for big club
Tomas Telis, C, MIA
11:23 AM
News: Telis is expected to be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans ahead of Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Telis has primarily worked as a catcher during his minor-league career and brief stints in the big leagues, but it's expected he'll see most of his duty at first base in his latest trial with the Marlins. Miami's regular starter at the position, Justin Bour (oblique), looks to be bound for the disabled list, so Telis will presumably check in as the club's top backup at first base to Tyler Moore. Telis, who was batting .279/.326/.396 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 306 plate appearances for New Orleans this season, isn't projected to see steady at-bats during his time with the Marlins.

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Yasmani Grandal
Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal: Blasts 14th homer
Yasmani Grandal, C, LAD
12:40 AM
News: Grandal went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two strikeouts in Monday's 6-4 win over the Twins.

Grandal's 14 home runs in 81 games show that his power hasn't gone anywhere, but he has certainly been less patient this season. The catcher's 6.8 percent walk rate is way down from his career 13.1 percent mark, while his 24.8 percent strikeout rate hasn't changed much from the usual 23.1 percent. The drop in OBP has been bearable thanks to a .327 BABIP that's well above Grandal's career .284 mark, but it could start dropping heavily down the stretch if more of his swings start finding fielders.

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Kurt Suzuki
Braves' Kurt Suzuki: Returns to team Monday
Kurt Suzuki, C, ATL
7/24/2017
News: Suzuki (personal) was reinstated from the bereavement list Monday.

Suzuki ultimately missed three games while attending his grandfather's funeral. Now that he's back with the team, he'll resume his normal role as the backup catcher to Tyler Flowers. Anthony Recker was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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A.J. Ellis
Marlins' A.J. Ellis: Swats second homer Sunday
A.J. Ellis, C, MIA
7/24/2017
News: Ellis got the start behind the plate Sunday and went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored.

Playing time has been hard to come by for the veteran backstop as he works behind J.T. Realmuto, and Ellis has just 87 plate appearances on the season with two homers and five RBI. Even if he did find his way into more action, his .656 OPS would give him very limited fantasy appeal.

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Willson Contreras
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Homer paces team to victory
Willson Contreras, C, CHC
7/23/2017
News: Contreras hit his 15th home run of the season in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Cardinals.

The catcher's two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and propelled the Cubs to their eighth win in the last nine games. Contreras has been going deep rather frequently, as Sunday's blast marked the third time he's left the yard in the last four games -- a span that's also featured seven RBI.

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Austin Barnes
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Clubs three-run shot Sunday
Austin Barnes, C, LAD
7/23/2017
News: Barnes hit a three-run home run as a part of a 2-for-4 showing Sunday against the Braves.

Barnes managed to open up the scoring in the fourth inning off Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb by belting an 0-2 offering over the fence. The 27-year-old catcher boasts a .944 OPS in his limited playing time, although his fantasy upside is limited as long as he's behind Yasmani Grandal in the pecking order behind the plate in Los Angeles. However, given how well he performs in his few opportunities, Barnes is a decent option in deeper two-catcher leagues.

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Hector Sanchez
Padres' Hector Sanchez: Stays hot with RBI double
Hector Sanchez, C, SD
7/23/2017
News: Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Giants.

Sanchez's slugging percentage has ballooned all the way up to .597 in 71 plate appearances thanks to an 11-for-28 stretch with six extra-base hits since July 15. If the catcher keeps hitting like this, it will be hard to take him out of the lineup even when Austin Hedges (concussion) returns from the DL.

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Matt Wieters
Nationals' Matt Wieters: Not starting Sunday
Matt Wieters, C, WAS
7/23/2017
News: Wieters is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Wieters has started five straight games and collected three doubles over the last two. He'll be given the day off Sunday, however, while Jose Lobaton mans the backstop in his stead.

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