Here are the May catcher rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll soon find a fully updated top 300 list.
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Dropping off: Ramon Hernandez (No. 37), Geovany Soto (No. 38), Erik Kratz (No. 39)
- Not only does Rosario rank third among catchers in OPS, but he's also stolen three bases in four tries. It's the possibility of another 6-8 steals this year that gets him the edge over Santana and Napoli here.
- McCann is all set to come off the disabled list prior to Monday's game, leaving Gattis' status up in the air. Had Gattis been anything less than stellar while McCann was out, he'd probably be Triple-A bound. As is, the Braves would seem to be better off having the veteran and the rookie share time pretty evenly.
- Seattle prospect Mike Zunino was No. 41 here. He probably would have come in at No. 30 or so had I done these rankings a couple of weeks ago. However, he's been in quite a slump at Triple-A Tacoma, and he's down to .200/.305/.488 for the season. He's also struck out 28 times in 80 at-bats. I still imagine that the Mariners will give the 2012 first-round pick a shot sometime this summer. Whether that means a trip the minors for Jesus Montero or a stint as a DH instead remains to be seen. Obviously, it hinges on Montero's play.
- Even though he's going to miss another seven weeks with his fractured hand, Cervelli is the lone Yankees catcher in the rankings. Chris Stewart was one of the near misses.
|5||Mike Napoli||Red Sox||7|
|9||J.P. Arencibia||Blue Jays||12|
|18||Jarrod Saltalamacchia||Red Sox||18|
|26||Tyler Flowers||White Sox||24|