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    CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers celebrates hitting a solo home run in the 2nd inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    With the 2015 season on the horizon, it's time to start talking fantasy baseball drafts and where, if at all, you should target Rangers.

    Catcher: Robinson Chirinos 

    2014 stats: .239 batting average, 13 home runs, 40 RBIs, 15 doubles in 93 games

    Look, Robinson Chirinos is by no means a stud. And make no mistake, fantasy baseball catchers aren't judged by their ability to throw out base runners (something Chirinos is very good at), but if you're scouring the bottom of the pail for fantasy catchers, you can do worse than Chirinos.

    He only played in about two-thirds of the Rangers' games last year before they finally figured out they had their guy, and he still managed to hit double-digit home runs and drive in 40 runs. He could be a dark horse candidate for 20 homers and 70 RBIs, which for a catcher is top-notch stuff from a fantasy perspective.

    So depending on your strategy, you could wait until the bitter end to find a catcher that isn't one of the few elite ones, and that could be a place you could take a chance on Chirinos, though he's probably better left on the waiver wire to see how things shake out when the season begins.