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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL UPDATED CATCHER RANKINGS

With the season now two months in the books, let's take a tour around the diamond and update our position rankings with a heavy emphasis with what has gone on so far this season.  Today we begin with the catchers who have been nothing short of disastrous all the way around. 

1.  Buster Posey:  The hitting among catchers has been so bad that Posey retains the top spot by default.  The 7 home runs are nice but the .272 average a bit below par. 
2.  Jonathan Lucroy:  Lucroy is setting himself up nicely for a big payday with 9 home runs already and a .300 average despite missing time at the start of the season.  His 2015 dropoff was clearly not the start of a trend.
3.  Salvador Perez:  Perez was really in a monster groove at the dish before he got injured but at least it was not a major ailment that will keep him out long.  The average is up a bit this season and Perez continues to grow into his power. 
4.  Brian McCann:  Once again the average has found itself around the .230 mark but McCann remains a potent home runs and run producer in a listless Yankees lineup. 
5.  J.T. Realmuto:  Has been an average gem and even batted leadoff at times this season.  Told you so here as Realmuto was my value play catcher of the season.
6.  Wilson Ramos:  Ramos is killing it this season as his average is currently well over .300 and his customary power remains.  This is what we have waited years to see. 
7.  Wellington Castillo
8.  Stephen Vogt
9.  Matt Wieters:  Wieters is finally knocking off the rust after missing so much time with injuries the last two years.  Could be a swell value the rest of the way.
10. Nick Hundley:  On a per game basis, Hundley is doing a nice job on again with his above-average hitting for a catcher.
11. Yadier Molina:  The power is long gone but Molina is still collecting counting numbers and hitting near .300.
12. Francisco Cervelli:  Cervelli has an underrated bat that can hit for rare average among catchers and his 21 RBI are an impressive total.  There is zero power here however.
13. Yan Gomes
14. Russell Martin:  Looks completely shot as age and all those massive amounts of innings looks like they finally are ruining Martin's offense.
15. Chris Herrmann
16. Travis D'Arnayd:  Major step back here as D'Arnaud is hurt AGAIN and he was not hitting even before he went out. 
17. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
18. Curt Casali
19. Christian Bethancourt
20. Yasmani Grandal

****INCOMPLETE ON KYLE SCHWARBER.  EVAN GATTIS HAS NOT ACHIEVED CATCHER ELIGIBLITY YET AS OF THIS WRITING.******

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for updating catcher ratings. I am struggling with my catching situation today. I think I am done with Molina after he's gone 4/46 over past two weeks. Realmuto is completely empty average and Russell Martin is surging lately. Thinking of dropping Molina for Martin. Thoughts?

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  2. Your asking wrong guy about Martin. Not a fan and he looks shot. Really to has hit two homers and stolen two bases and hit .300. not bad at all for a catcher. Keep Molina over Martin.

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  3. im wondering where will u slot Willson Contreras if hes called up?

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    1. Right outside top five. Very high on him. Low K rate and draws walks. Reminds me of Posey. For real.

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  4. Where does Evan gattis stack up on this list? Now that he is catcher eligible in some leagues.. Would it makes sense to drop realmuto for gattis?

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    1. I noted that Gattis is not eligible yet but when he is he goes right there in the Castillo, Realmuto, Ramos area.

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