Catcher Rankings: RotoGraphs Consensus

Consensus Ranks: OF, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, and RP and SP.

Tiered Ranks: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, NL OF, AL SP, NL SP, Holds.

After all the positions with all the disagreement, we hit one of the most difficult positions to fill… and we all agree. I mean, look at Alex Avila, who will most probably regress off of his numbers from last year — number eight right across the board. Apparently, I ‘love’ Mr. K, J.P. Arencibia, and showed that love by ranking him a full two spots ahead of everyone else. Even Jonathan Lucroy, who appears halfway down the list hand has very moderate upside, shows up around the same place on everyone’s list.

So which catcher inspired the most disagreement? Maybe it’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who finally paired a nice batting average on balls in play with his low-contact approach last year. Will he fend off Ryan Lavarnway (who didn’t quite play enough catcher to be a catcher this year) another season? We can’t seem to agree on John Buck, but maybe that’s because some of us choose to focus on how far away the new park’s walls are, and some of us choose to focus on how much shorter the walls are in that new left field. Some of us think Devin Mesoraco is going to take that job and run, some of us think that Ryan Hanigan will charm his veteran-loving manager into most of the playing time. Oh, and finally (mercifully), the Mets writer on staff liked the Mets player a little more than the rest of the rankers. Phew.

Catch yourself a catcher.

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Buster Posey 5 6 5 7 6 view
Miguel Montero 7 7 7 6 7 view
Alex Avila 8 8 8 8 8 view
Yadier Molina 10 9 9 9 9 view
J.P. Arencibia 9 11 11 11 10 view
Geovany Soto 11 17 14 10 11 view
Wilson Ramos 13 15 12 13 12 view
Russell Martin 12 12 15 16 13 view
Ryan Doumit 17 10 17 12 14 view
Kurt Suzuki 16 13 13 14 14 view
Salvador Perez 18 14 10 17 15 view
Jonathan LuCroy 14 19 16 15 16 view
Ramon Hernandez 15 20 21 19 17 view
Carlos Ruiz 20 21 18 20 18 view
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 25 16 25 18 19 view
A.J. Pierzynski 24 18 19 24 20 view
Chris Iannetta 21 23 22 22 21 view
John Buck 19 30 23 21 22 view
Devin Mesoraco 27 24 20 23 23 view
Josh Thole 22 29 24 25 24 view
Miguel Olivo 23 22 28 25 view
Nick Hundley 28 25 26 26 26 view
Ryan Hanigan 26 26 27 27 view
Rod Barajas 27 29 28 28 view
Yorvit Torrealba 29 28 32 29 view
Jason Castro 31 33 27 30 view
John Jaso 30 30 31 view

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Brian Stevenson
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Brian Stevenson

How the heck is Avila ranked below Montero? If you look at their numbers, Montero with more walks and four years younger would be Avila. Not to mention Prince Fielder just got added to the lineup that Avila hits in.

jsp2014
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jsp2014

downside risk imo

Jeff Zimmerman
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An issue with Avila will be PA’s. He may be maxing out near 450 (with less DH oportunities) while Montero will DH when not catching.

Vin
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Miguel Montero won’t be doing any DHing.

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