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June Catcher Rankings

Monday, June 03, 2013


Here are the June catcher rankings. As always, players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 scoring over the rest of the season. 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. Included along with the position rankings you'll find a fully updated top 300 list.

 

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Catcher Rankings


Dropping off: None.

 

  • I'm not close to giving up on Martinez. He didn't hit last month, yet he still managed to drive in 16 runs batting behind Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder in the Tigers lineup. I don't know how much the power will come back, but his average is going to keep creeping up as the year goes on and he'll continue to get more at-bats than the true catchers. The only "catchers" with more plate appearances this year are Napoli, who is playing first base, and Mauer.

 

  • While Perez still hasn't displayed any power at all, he did quietly bat .369 in 18 games during May. He's set to return from bereavement leave on Tuesday.

 

  • Gattis was a tough call this month, given that his future would seem to be tied to B.J. Upton's at the moment. If the Braves demote Upton, then Gattis could get extra time in left field, with Jason Heyward seeing starts in center. If Upton stays up and starts hitting, then Gattis could be limited to catching against lefties for the most part. In scenario No. 1, he'd probably rate as a top-10 fantasy catcher for the coming weeks. However, with Upton delivering a game-winning single Saturday and then homering Sunday, it looks like his turnaround might have started.

 

  • Ellis dropped from 25th to 30th after going on the DL Sunday with a strained oblique. Tim Federowicz will likely get the majority of the starts while he's out, but Hernandez made the top 45 over him.

 

 

RankCatcherTeam2013May
1 Buster Posey Giants 1 1
2 Joe Mauer Twins 2 2
3 Mike Napoli Red Sox 7 5
4 Yadier Molina Cardinals 8 8
5 Carlos Santana Indians 5 4
6 Victor Martinez Tigers 3 6
7 Matt Wieters Orioles 4 7
8 Wilin Rosario Rockies 10 3
9 Brian McCann Braves 13 11
10 J.P. Arencibia Blue Jays 12 9
11 Miguel Montero Diamondbacks 11 10
12 Salvador Perez Royals 6 12
13 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Red Sox 18 18
14 A.J. Pierzynski Rangers 15 14
15 Jonathan Lucroy Brewers 16 15
16 Ryan Doumit Twins 17 24
17 Evan Gattis Braves 44 21
18 Jason Castro Astros 23 25
19 Russell Martin Pirates 20 17
20 Yasmani Grandal Padres 25 22
21 Carlos Ruiz Phillies 19 16
22 Chris Iannetta Angels 22 23
23 Alex Avila Tigers 14 19
24 John Buck Mets 33 20
25 Tyler Flowers White Sox 24 26
26 John Jaso Athletics 26 27
27 Welington Castillo Cubs 31 30
28 Kurt Suzuki Nationals 36 32
29 Yan Gomes Indians 64 1B NR
30 A.J. Ellis Dodgers 27 29
31 Kelly Shoppach Mariners 49 35
32 Rob Brantly Marlins 29 33
33 Dioner Navarro Cubs 40 36
34 Mike Zunino Mariners 62 NR
35 Ryan Hanigan Reds 30 34
36 Devin Mesoraco Reds 28 37
37 Derek Norris Athletics 43 38
38 Josh Phegley White Sox 87 NR
39 Francisco Cervelli Yankees 32 40
40 Wilson Ramos Nationals 21 28
41 Ramon Hernandez Dodgers 37 NR
42 Nick Hundley Padres 34 31
43 Travis d'Arnaud Mets 35 39
44 Jesus Montero Mariners 9 13
45 Erik Kratz Phillies 39 NR


Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter at matthewpouliot.
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