May Catcher Rankings

Matthew Pouliot
Rotoworld
Matthew Pouliot breaks down the May catcher rankings

May Catcher Rankings

Matthew Pouliot breaks down the May catcher rankings

Welcome to the May rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300 list. I try to list players at the positions at which they're most valuable, so if you can't find that second baseman you're looking for, check shortstop instead.

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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

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Catcher Rankings

May

Catcher

Team

2014

1

Joe Mauer

Twins

1

2

Carlos Santana

Indians

2

3

Buster Posey

Giants

3

4

Yadier Molina

Cardinals

7

5

Brian McCann

Yankees

5

6

Matt Wieters

Orioles

8

7

Salvador Perez

Royals

6

8

Jonathan Lucroy

Brewers

9

9

Evan Gattis

Braves

11

10

Wilin Rosario

Rockies

4

11

Miguel Montero

Diamondbacks

12

12

Wilson Ramos

Nationals

10

13

Jason Castro

Astros

14

14

Yan Gomes

Indians

16

15

A.J. Pierzynski

Red Sox

13

16

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Marlins

17

17

Devin Mesoraco

Reds

21

18

Josmil Pinto

Twins

19

19

Carlos Ruiz

Phillies

23

20

Derek Norris

Athletics

25

21

Dioner Navarro

Blue Jays

20

22

Russell Martin

Pirates

18

23

Welington Castillo

Cubs

22

24

Alex Avila

Tigers

15

25

Travis d'Arnaud

Mets

24

26

Mike Zunino

Mariners

27

27

Ryan Hanigan

Rays

35

28

Yasmani Grandal

Padres

32

29

Chris Iannetta

Angels

29

30

Kurt Suzuki

Twins

34

31

Geovany Soto

Rangers

30

32

John Jaso

Athletics

28

33

Tyler Flowers

White Sox

36

34

Hank Conger

Angels

31

35

A.J. Ellis

Dodgers

26

36

Josh Thole

Blue Jays

63

37

Brayan Pena

Reds

40

38

Robinson Chirinos

Rangers

42 1B

39

Jesus Montero

Mariners

41

40

Hector Sanchez

Giants

39

41

Jordan Pacheco

Rockies

40 1B

42

J.P. Arencibia

Rangers

33

43

Nick Hundley

Padres

37

44

Jose Lobaton

Nationals

46

45

David Ross

Red Sox

45

Dropping off: Stephen Vogt (38th), Francisco Cervelli (42nd), Ryan Doumit (43rd), Ryan Lavarnway (44th)

  • What? You weren’t expecting me to drop Mauer and Santana already, were you?

  • Always worth remembering with catchers: they get worse as the year goes along. Right now, we have 18 true catchers with 50 at-bats and .750 OPSs. That figure will go down as the battered fingers and sore knees pile up.

  • In the preseason, I had quite a drop off after the top 11, with Gattis occupying the last spot. Now I feel the drop off comes after No. 12, with Montero joining the top group. There really isn’t a lot separating the guys after that. Castro was overrated going in, but he does have the advantage of hitting third and he’ll get more at-bats than most of the guys behind him. Mesoraco, Pinto and Norris might have the most upside of the rest of the field, but injuries for Mesoraco and playing time issues for the other two cost them in the rankings.

  • Pierzynski is one I’m not sure about. He’s still seems to be the same hitter he’s always been, and he should be some team’s starting catcher the rest of the way. I’m just fairly well convinced that the Red Sox would be better off going with Christian Vazquez, a far superior defensive catcher. But even if they do go that route later on, Vazquez probably wouldn’t hit enough to be a top-30 catcher.

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