RotoGraphs Consensus Rankings: Catcher

Even though I personally find two-catcher leagues torture, I did have to pony up and get two guys in AL-LABR this weekend, so we thought we’d go pretty deep to help you out.

If you’re in a mixed league, with one catcher, it looks like you might as well wait until the end of your draft and spend less than your competitors. There’s a decent group at the top. A Mike Napoli / Brian McCann pairing would have plenty of upside and cost a lot less than Buster Posey.

But get down into the dregs of this position, and we know how bad it can get.

Nobody wants to end up starting John Buck. Or Geovany Soto.

(Here are the first basemen. Also note that the projections listed are from Steamer, and not all of the rankings are based on those numbers.)

RotoG ES JZ MP ZS name PA AVG R HR RBI SB
1 1 1 1 1 Buster Posey 538 0.302 72 19 77 2
2 2 2 2 2 Joe Mauer 533 0.299 64 10 60 3
3 3 4 5 3 Carlos Santana 549 0.247 70 20 71 3
4 5 3 3 5 Yadier Molina 474 0.287 54 12 58 5
5 4 5 7 4 Wilin Rosario 430 0.263 55 24 69 3
6 9 6 4 6 Victor Martinez 495 0.294 63 14 66 2
7 6 10 8 7 Matt Wieters 490 0.258 58 17 62 2
8 8 7 10 10 Jesus Montero 491 0.259 54 18 61 1
9 7 9 13 8 Miguel Montero 482 0.269 56 13 59 1
10 10 8 11 9 Salvador Perez 439 0.272 47 11 51 1
11 11 11 6 13 Mike Napoli 427 0.251 56 21 61 2
12 13 12 9 11 Jonathan Lucroy 416 0.266 43 10 47 4
13 14 14 15 12 A.J. Pierzynski 423 0.272 46 12 51 1
14 16 15 12 16 Ryan Doumit 452 0.262 49 13 53 1
15 12 13 14 20 Brian McCann 412 0.258 49 16 54 2
16 17 16 16 14 Carlos Ruiz 313 0.278 35 7 36 2
17 15 18 19 15 Alex Avila 401 0.254 49 11 47 2
18 21 19 18 17 John Jaso 386 0.247 45 8 37 3
19 23 17 17 21 Jordan Pacheco 323 0.275 32 5 34 3
20 22 20 21 22 Russell Martin 428 0.237 42 11 44 5
21 20 21 27 24 A.J. Ellis 405 0.244 39 7 38 1
22 24 23 23 23 Yasmani Grandal 272 0.252 28 7 30 1
23 27 27 22 18 J.P. Arencibia 334 0.225 39 15 44 1
24 19 26 32 19 Welington Castillo 322 0.238 33 11 38 1
25 29 29 20 25 Jarrod Saltalamacchia 301 0.23 35 12 37 1
26 18 22 40 27 Wilson Ramos 277 0.254 28 8 32 1
27 28 24 30 26 Rob Brantly 310 0.24 26 5 29 1
28 26 25 29 33 Ryan Hanigan 276 0.266 26 4 25 1
29 31 31 25 30 Jason Castro 294 0.242 30 6 28 1
30 36 34 24 29 Chris Iannetta 290 0.229 35 9 33 2
31 25 28 31 40 Tyler Flowers 346 0.215 39 13 40 3
32 32 33 28 34 Kurt Suzuki 267 0.243 24 6 27 1
33 30 35 33 31 Devin Mesoraco 192 0.235 20 6 22 1
34 34 30 26 40 Travis D’Arnaud 242 0.241 24 8 29 2
35 41 40 34 28 John Buck 259 0.225 25 8 28
36 35 37 40 32 David Ross 143 0.247 16 4 16 1
37 33 32 40 40 Ramon Hernandez 227 0.265 25 6 24 1
38 38 40 35 40 Nick Hundley 182 0.224 16 4 18 1
39 37 36 40 40 Ryan Lavarnway 196 0.236 22 6 22 1
40 39 40 40 40 Josh Thole 153 0.254 16 1 14 1

Other catchers ranked by one person: Jesus Flores, Michael Zunino, and Derek Norris.




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23 Responses to “RotoGraphs Consensus Rankings: Catcher”

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  1. THOR says:

    what happened to MP’s 4th place vote?

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  2. THOR says:

    and ZS’s 6th place vote?

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  3. filihok says:

    ‘”Others receiving votes: Jesus Flores, Michael Zunino, and Derek Norris.”

    ???

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  4. Zimm says:

    any thoughts on where VMart would rank, seeing how he retains C eligibility in Yahoo leagues?

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  5. imnotanartard25 says:

    Is Victor Martinez absent because he missed last season, or?

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  6. JT says:

    Perez is projected to only hit .272? He hasn’t hit under 300 in the last three years, where does this come from?

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    • Ender says:

      None of the projection systems give him a .300 AVG. It is pretty hard to hit .300 with that skillset so they just don’t seem to believe he can keep it up.

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    • Jeff Zimmerman says:

      He has less than 500 PA in the majors and only played in 2 seasons.

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  7. Ender says:

    For lack of a better word single C mixed leagues are just dumb. The position is just too deep and it makes all of the C useless. Two C only leagues are kind of dumb too though since there aren’t even enough starting jobs to fill all of the rosters.

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  8. Phil says:

    McCann drove the getaway car when Votto stole Zach’s girlfriend.

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  9. Tak says:

    V-Mart only hitting 66 steaks seems like a gross underestimation to me, hitting behind 2, maybe 4, .300 BA guys.

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  10. tylersnotes says:

    thinking about this, since you’re showing steamer projections here it might be valuable to also show the steamer rankings. this information is already available on the projections pages (maybe just for fg+ subscribers) in the form of $ value. It could be a good control group to compare against the 4 analysts/”consensus ranking”

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  11. BenFranklin17 says:

    I can snag Posey with the 20th pick in a 16 tm 1C OBP league. Should I pull the trigger on this, or hold off on a catcher til later??

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  12. Posterity says:

    “Nobody wants to end up starting John Buck.”

    #baseball.

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