Fantasy Baseball – Catcher Rankings

Buster Posey

With just over a month until real competitive baseball it is time to put those draft boards together. And what better way to start than by getting the horrible catcher rankings out of the way. In December and January I published my points rankings and Damian has just finished publishing his roto rankings, as well However, a lot has changed since I did my rankings and now it is time to update them and add in my roto rankings as well. I am going to break this article down into two sets of rankings so just scroll to the format that suits you.

As always Posey stands head and shoulders above the position, and then there is a small tier behind him before the position quickly gets pretty horrible pretty quick. Fortunately, I avoid two catcher rules in most of my leagues because in that format this is a horrible position and I would probably aim to grab any of the top three that slipped a fraction before, making sure my second catcher was at least among my top 21 for roto (if not top 15). In single catcher leagues there is a serious case to be made for just leaving it late and taking whoever is available because people really shouldn’t be taking two catchers.

Once again I have broken the rankings into tiers with rankings coming within those tiers.

All positional eligibility is determined by ESPN (20 games minimum at the position in the previous season).

Points Leagues

The Untouchable

Ranking Name Team Positional Eligibility
1 Posey, Buster SF C, 1B

 

The Elite

I'm banking on a big bounce back from Lucroy in 2016

I’m banking on a big bounce back from Lucroy in 2016

2 Lucroy, Jonathan MIL C
3 Schwarber, Kyle CHC C, OF

 

The Solid

4 McCann, Brian NYY C, 1B
5 Perez, Salvador KC C
6 Martin, Russell TOR C

 

The Upside

7 d’Arnaud, Travis NYM C
8 Wieters, Matt BAL C
9 Norris, Derek SD C

 

The Low End Starters

10 Mesoraco, Devin CIN C
11 Grandal, Yasmani LAD C, 1B
12 Gomes, Yan CLE C
13 Vogt, Stephen OAK C, 1B

 

The Question Marks

Swihart will be looking to full fill his potential in 2016

Swihart will be looking to full fill his potential in 2016

14 Molina, Yadier STL C
15 Swihart, Blake BOS C

 

The Use-able

16 Castillo, Wellington ARI C
17 Cervelli, Francisco PIT C
18 McCann, James DET C
19 Realmuto, J.T. MIA C
20 Hundley, Nick COL C

 

Getting Desperate

21 Ramos, Wilson WSH C
22 Piersynski, A.J. ATL C
23 Iannetta, Chris SEA C
24 Montero, Miguel CHC C
25 Perez, Carlos LAA C

 

Scraping the Barrel

26 Rupp, Cameron PHI C
27 Avila, Alex CWS C, 1B
28 Castro, Jason HOU C
29 Suzuki, Kurt MIN C
30 Chirinos, Robinson TEX C

 

Roto Leagues

The Untouchable

Name Team Positional Eligibility
1 Posey, Buster SF C, 1B

 

The Elite

Will Schwarber's approach at the plate pay off in 2016?

Will Schwarber’s approach at the plate pay off in 2016?

2 Lucroy, Jonathan MIL C
3 Schwarber, Kyle CHC C, OF

 

The Solid

4 Perez, Salvador KC C
5 McCann, Brian NYY C, 1B
6 Wieters, Matt BAL C

 

The Low End Starters

7 Mesoraco, Devin CIN C
8 Martin, Russell TOR C
9 Gomes, Yan CLE C
10 Norris, Derek SD C
11 Vogt, Stephen OAK C, 1B
12 d’Arnaud, Travis NYM C
13 Grandal, Yasmani LAD C, 1B

 

The High end #2’s

Can Realmuto realise his power/speed upside in 2016?

Can Realmuto realise his power/speed upside in 2016?

14 Hundley, Nick COL C
15 Molina, Yadier STL C
16 Swihart, Blake BOS C
17 Realmuto, J.T. MIA C
18 Cervelli, Francisco PIT C
19 Castillo, Wellington ARI C
20 Piersynski, A.J. ATL C
21 McCann, James DET C

 

The Low End #2’s

22 Ramos, Wilson WSH C
23 Navarro, Dioneer CWS C
24 Perez, Carlos LAA C
25 Montero, Miguel CHC C
26 Chirinos, Robinson TEX C

 

Scraping the Barrel

27 Iannetta, Chris SEA C
28 Rupp, Cameron PHI C
29 Suzuki, Kurt MIN C
30 Phegley, Josh OAK C

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