Jorge Alfaro joins the one and only Fantasy Sausage Pod this week. Not literally, for some reason he wouldn’t answer our calls. B_Don and Donkey Teeth are instead forced to talk about Jorge behind his back. Your hosts tell you everything you want to know, and more, about the up and coming Phillies catcher, who slots in at #12 and #7 respectively in their 2019 fantasy catcher rankings. You can find their entire catcher rankings below.

The Sausage Bros also dig in on a few other young dudes who handle balls for a living on this episode: Gary Sanchez, Willians Astudillo, and Danny Jansen. Find out what’s to like, or not like, about each of these youthful pitch receivers. Plus, Donkey Teeth shares a couple really deep catcher names to keep an eye on for the 2019 fantasy season. There’s nothing quite like greasy January baseball sausage!

Player Team B_Don Rankings DT Rankings
J.T. Realmuto MIA 1 2
Gary Sanchez NYY 2 1
Salvador Perez KC 3 5
Willson Contreras CHC 4 4
Yadier Molina STL 5 6
Yasmani Grandal MIL 6 3
Buster Posey SF 7 10
Wilson Ramos NYM 8 8
Francisco Mejia SD 9 16
Danny Jansen TOR 10 9
Yan Gomes WSH 11 21
Jorge Alfaro PHI 12 7
Welington Castillo CWS 13 12
Mike Zunino TB 14 13
Robinson Chirinos HOU 15 24
Francisco Cervelli PIT 16 23
Tucker Barnhart CIN 17 22
Austin Hedges SD 18 26
Willians Astudillo MIN 19 11
John Hicks DET 20 31
Kurt Suzuki WSH 21 17
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 22 14
Austin Barnes LAD 23 15
Jonathan Lucroy LAA 24 27
Mitch Garver MIN 25 36
Tyler Flowers ATL 26 19
Carson Kelly ARZ 27 18
Brian McCann ATL 28 29
Chris Iannetta COL 29 20
Manny Pina MIL 30 39
Elias Diaz PIT 31 28
Omar Narvaez SEA 32 25
Christian Vazquez BOS 33 46
Matt Wieters FA 34
Russell Martin LAD 35 38
Chance Sisco BAL 36 45
Max Stassi HOU 37
Alex Avila ARZ 38 32
Travis d’Arnaud NYM 39 33
Kevin Plawecki CLE 40
Grayson Greiner DET 30
Tom Murphy COL 34
Devin Mesoraco FA 35
Sean Murphy OAK 37
Zack Collins CWS 40
Kevan Smith LAA 41
Eric Haase CLE 42
Andrew Knizer STL 43
Kiebert Ruiz LAD 44



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3 years ago

lol guys, excellent as always…, but i totally disagree on Alfaro, swinging and missing at over 20% of his cuts.., it’s not gonna “cut” it…, specially in a division where you get a healthy dose of Mets, Nats and Braves….., plus the lineup spot…we’ll see, rather have some boring Boewulf or Barhard type.., better contact rates….I think the Twins signing Cruz totally killed QuesAdillo’s value, with more and more managers wanting top defensive catchers handling pitching staff…, we’ll see…., from the way back end , I think Kevin Plawecki is gonna get 400 PAs as Perez is dreadful and even his defense is regressing…., only 27, I answered your question, DT…., Cheers and always looking forward to your shows!!!, except for your troubling /unconditional/disturbing love for sausage….

Donkey Teeth
Reply to  HERNAN
3 years ago

@HERNAN: Thanks, Hernan. I agree that Jorge really needs to get that K rate down below 30%, but he was on the right track in the 2nd half and catcher is a wasteland. Gimme that upside!

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Reply to  HERNAN
3 years ago

@HERNAN: OBP wulf (grandal) and barnhart are completely different entities as far as drafting ADP/prices go. also both of these guys ranked grandal higher than alfaro anyway, so that’s an odd comp to make, as they also would both rather have grandal too.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

So, like, the first six minutes in and I can hear one guy talking and I can’t hear a word from the other guy. Kinda makes for an awkward listen. Nothing changing either. Guess I’m out. Terrible.

Reply to  B_Don
3 years ago

@B_Don: I actually kinda like it in the separate channels – it comes through as a conversation between two people, even playing through my computer.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  LenFuego
3 years ago


I tried again and I can barely here some mumbling from the second guy talking. Never had this problem listening to any other podcast on here, so not sure what the problem is but it’s not on my end. Anyway, sorry I didn’t get to hear it. I was interested in your thoughts on both Alfaro and Astudillo.