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Anthony Recker
Birthdate: 8/29/1983 (33 y, 6 m, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/245     Position: C
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 18, Pick: 21, Overall: 551, Team: Oakland Athletics
Contract: $0.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Recker was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. (3/20/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Recker has made a career of being a backup catcher, and that did not change in 2016. The backstop began the year at Triple-A in Cleveland’s system before being traded to Atlanta, for cash, and joined the Braves in July in place of the injured Tyler Flowers. Recker racked up 112 plate appearances in 33 games, hitting a strong .278/.394/.433 on the back of a .343 batting average on balls in play. Those numbers are particularly surprising considering he hit just .185/.260/.334 across his first five major league seasons before last year. Fantasy owners looking for a bright side can consult Recker’s minor league resume, as he has posted an .812 OPS in 11 seasons in the minors -- including an .832 mark at Triple-A. However, considering the small sample size of excellence in the majors, and that Recker is entering his age-33 season, no one should get their hopes up when it comes to a repeat performance in ‘17. The Pennsylvania native is likely to start in Triple-A for Atlanta, and even though he can occasionally run into one, his long track record of modest production at the plate and lack of a starting role suggests that his fantasy value will remain minimal going forward. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Recker surprised at the plate in 33 games for Atlanta last year, but a closer look casts doubt on him doing the same going forward. The backup backstop is getting up there in age, and he is much more likely to have little fantasy value than he is to hit his way into viability (or a starting role).

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