Coming off one of the most spectacular debuts, especially for a catcher, projecting Sanchezís power for 2017 was a challenge. As it turned out, using his MLEs (major league equivalencies) did the trick nicely. Sanchezís 40 percent HR/FB mark from 2016 fell to a still outstanding, but more sustainable 25 percent. If there was a downside to Sanchezís 2017 season, it was tying Yasmani Grandal for the league lead with 18 passed balls. However, blocking pitches is down on a receiverís list of skills and Sanchez fared much better with the more important framing and throwing metrics. Still, with a new skipper in the Bronx, Sanchezís high passed ball total, along with his well-publicized woes with throws to the plate in the playoffs, could result in him seeing more time at designated hitter. Fortunately, for us, thatís a good thing, assuming he still squats 20 times, which he should. Sanchez is the clear top fantasy backstop and a top-30 overall player. Drafting him is more strategy than valuation.