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Catchers

Below are our rankings of catchers entering the 2017 season.  The list was last updated on January 3, 2017.

The Elite

1.

Jonathan Lucroy (Tex) A full season in Texas will see him approach thirty homers We have a new #1 catcher in the game.

2.

Buster Posey (SF) Just not enough power to be the “king of the hill” at catcher.

The Solid Second Tier

3.

Gary Sanchez (NYY) No, he won’t hit 40+ homers but he could still be the home run leader come September.

4.

Willson Contreras (CHC) Star status is right around the corner.

5.

Evan Gattis (Hou) How many catchers hit 30 homers in 2016?

6.

J. T. Realmuto (Mia) The total five-category package. How many catchers possess that skill set?

7.

Yasmani Grandal (LAD) The power is very real as is the BA.

8.

Salvador Perez (KC) The last time he finished with an OBP over .300 was 2013. His “walk up” song for 2017 is the Lou Reed classic “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.”

9.

Brian McCann (Hou) Another 20 home run campaign is as good as in the bank.

10.

Matt Wieters (FA) Still searching for a place to call home. Could it be a brave new world in Atlanta?

11.

Russell Martin (Tor) Steady but not spectacular. Google “boringly safe” and his picture will pop up.

12.

Welington Castillo (Bal) The O’s will have no beefs about this short-term signing.

With Risk comes Reward…or Not?

13.

Stephen Vogt (Oak) Enjoy the final year of catcher eligibility.

14.

Austin Hedges (SD) A bright future commences this spring.

15.

Wilson Ramos (TB) Take his spring training estimated return and multiply it by two.

16.

Tom Murphy (Col) Murphy’s Law will be established at Coors Field.

17.

Yadier Molina (Stl) The youngest 34-year-old catcher in the game.

18.

Cameron Rupp (Phi) The clock is ticking in Philly.

The Rest or as we like to say Second Catchers in Two Catcher Formats

19.

Jett Bandy (Mil) The Angels loss will be the Brew Crew’s gain.

20.

Travis d’Arnaud (NYM) If he could only stay healthy…..he’d be mediocre.

21.

Chris Herrmann (Ari) Small sample size produced decent results. Does he get the chance to expand upon it in 2017?

22.

Sandy Leon (Bos) Repeat after me. “Sandy Leon is not a .300 hitter.”

23.

Tucker Barnhart (Cin) More at-bats behind the dish than Meso?

24.

Bruce Maxwell (Oak) Smart players will gamble late on Maxwell.

25.

Devin Mesoraco (Cin) It’s all about the health.

26.

James McCann (Det) There are two McCann’s behind the dish in MLB. This is not the preferred option.

27.

Yan Gomes (Cle) Yawn like it’s 2016

28.

Francisco Cervelli (Pit) He won’t hurt you. He also won’t provide much help outside of the BA category.

29.

Derek Norris (Was) Is he the answer as the replacement to Wilson Ramos?

30.

Jorge Alfaro (Phi) Have him handy for the second half.

31.

Tyler Flowers (Atl) Blossoming in Atlanta or prepping for the backup gig?

32.

Nick Hundley (FA) He’s going to miss Coors Field.

33.

Miguel Montero (CHC) Contreras can’t play every day.

34.

Mike Zunino (Sea) How many at-bats with Ruiz on board?

35.

Tony Wolters (Col) A little speed…yup a little speed.

36.

Carlos Ruiz (Sea) Tutoring Zunino is a pretty good gig.

37.

Andrew Susac (Mil) In the right place and maybe just maybe the right time?

38.

Curt Casali (TB) Someone has to catch until Ramos is ready to assume the position.

39.

Jason Castro (Min) If a tepid BA and limited power fills a need, he’s your guy.

40.

Omar Narvaez (CHW)

41.

Roberto Perez (Cle)

42.

Martin Maldonado (LAA)

43.

Carlos Perez (LAA)

44.

Alex Avila (Det)

45.

Christian Vazquez (Bos)

46.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (FA)

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