Official MLB Preseason Rankings – Top 30 Catchers

He may be playing more at first and third base this season, but we still want Santana in the Catcher slot of our lineups.

He may be playing more at first and third base this season, but we still want Santana in the Catcher slot of our lineups.

Last year on the player rater the top 3 catchers was the surprising trio of Yadier Molina, Wilin Rosario, and Jonathan Lucroy. While all three are in our top seven, the consensus 1-2 of all three rankers was Buster Posey and then Carlos Santana.

ADPs across the board are pretty low, and catcher is one of the last positions we look to address in drafts. Brian McCann presents a great low-end power option in New York, and guys like Jason Castro and A.J. Pierzynski lead plenty of decent waiver wire options. Another option is Yan Gomes. If he is able to carry his stats from last year’s smaller sample to a full season, he’ll be a huge bargain in drafts.

A rank of 40 is used to calculate the average if that player was not in the top 30 of that individual ranker. 

PlayerMatt CottMatt SchwimmerMoe KoltunAverage
1Buster Posey1111.00
2Carlos Santana2222.00
3Wilin Rosario3343.33
4Brian McCann4554.67
5Yadier Molina5634.67
6Joe Mauer6465.33
7Jonathan Lucroy7777.00
8Salvador Perez8888.00
9Evan Gattis129910.00
10Matt Weiters9121010.33
11Wilson Ramos10131211.67
12Yan Gomes11111311.67
13Jason Castro14101111.67
14Miguel Montero13151815.33
15Devin Mesoraco17141515.33
16A.J. Pierzynski15181415.67
17Travis d'Arnaud19171717.67
18Josmil Pinto26161619.33
19Russell Martin16241919.67
20Alex Avila22192221.00
21Jarrod Saltalamacchia18212521.33
22Mike Zunino21232021.33
23A.J. Ellis20222321.67
24Carlos Ruiz23252123.00
25Yasmani Grandal24262424.67
26Wellington Castillo29202926.00
27Jesus Montero27402631.00
28Geovanny Soto25294031.33
29Josh Phegley40272831.67
30John Jaso40282731.67
31Chris Ianetta28403032.67
32Dioner Navarro30304033.33

Matt Cott, Matt Schwimmer, and Moe Koltun are the founders of RotoAnalysis. 


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