Fantasy Baseball Preseason Rankings: Top 30 Catchers

Catcher has undergone a weird transformation as a position in recent years. In general, it is pretty easily the weakest crop of talent — while that should make it easy to just ignore, there are many paths you can go down: the upside of old studs (Brian McCann, Mike Napoli, Victor Martinez), recent upstarts (Wilin Rosario, Salvador Perez, Jonathan Lucroy), or safe mediocrity (Carlos Ruiz, Miguel Montero).

Some of our biggest disagreements were over Matt Wieters, Jonathan Lucroy, and AJ Pierzynski — do you guys think these guys will repeat their 2012 performances or drastically change? As always, tweet us @RotoAnalysis or comment below with comments or questions.

NOTE: a rank of “40″ means they were unranked, and is simply used to calculate the average rank.

PlayerMatt CottMoe KoltunMatt SchwimmerAverage
1Buster Posey1111.00
2Yadier Molina2322.33
3Joe Mauer4243.33
4Carlos Santana5534.33
5Matt Wieters3685.67
6Salvador Perez7465.67
7Wilin Rosario10757.33
8Victor Martinez11878.67
9AJ Pierzynski6131110.00
10Miguel Montero8121010.00
11Brian McCann1310910.67
12Carlos Ruiz1591212.00
13Mike Napoli14111312.67
14Jesus Montero12141513.67
15Jonathan Lucroy9201414.33
16Ryan Doumit16171917.33
17AJ Ellis20161818.00
18Yasmani Grandal25151719.00
19Alex Avila21211619.33
20Jarrod Saltalamacchia18242020.67
21John Jaso17232722.33
22Russell Martin19282323.33
23JP Arencibia24252123.33
24Devin Mesoraco26192924.67
25Derek Norris29222625.67
26Wilson Ramos22184026.67
27Travis D'Arnaud30262828.00
28Chris Ianetta23402228.33
29Tyler Flowers40273032.33
30John Buck40402434.67
31Josh Donaldson27404035.67
32Kurt Suzuki28404036.00
33Jason Castro40294036.33
34Jose Molina40304036.67


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