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September Catcher Rankings

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Welcome to the September rankings update. Players are ranked for the rest of the season based on a 5x5 scoring format. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300. Players are listed at the position at which they’re most valuable.

 

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

 

 

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Catcher Rankings

 

SeptCatcherTeam2017JulyAug
1 Gary Sanchez Yankees 1 1 1
2 Buster Posey Giants 2 2 2
3 J.T. Realmuto Marlins 4 3 3
4 Jonathan Lucroy Rockies 3 5 5
5 Yasmani Grandal Dodgers 8 7 7
6 Yadier Molina Cardinals 19 18 16
7 Mike Zunino Mariners 13 9 9
8 Brian McCann Astros 14 8 10
9 Salvador Perez Royals 7 6 6
10 Evan Gattis Astros 6 10 8
11 Alex Avila Cubs 46 24 29
12 Wilson Ramos Rays 21 17 12
13 Welington Castillo Orioles 20 20 15
14 Russell Martin Blue Jays 9 12 11
15 Willson Contreras Cubs 5 4 4
16 Yan Gomes Indians 16 14 18
17 Matt Wieters Nationals 17 13 13
18 Tyler Flowers Braves 22 16 17
19 Robinson Chirinos Rangers 37 30 20
20 James McCann Tigers 24 33 24
21 Travis d'Arnaud Mets 15 15 14
22 Stephen Vogt Brewers 18 23 35
23 Bruce Maxwell Athletics 41 21 21
24 Austin Hedges Padres 25 25 25
25 Tucker Barnhart Reds 40 44 40
26 Austin Barnes Dodgers 27 29 28
27 Christian Vazquez Red Sox 45 37 33
28 Cameron Rupp Phillies 12 22 19
29 Brett Nicholas Rangers 87 NR 27
30 Manny Pina Brewers 49 28 22
31 John Hicks Tigers NR NR 42
32 Chris Iannetta Diamondbacks 32 38 38
33 Chris Herrmann Diamondbacks 30 27 30
34 Kurt Suzuki Braves 48 NR 34
35 Francisco Cervelli Pirates 23 26 23
36 Jorge Alfaro Phillies 63 NR NR
37 Martin Maldonado Angels 50 31 32
38 Mitch Garver Twins 80 NR NR
39 Kevan Smith White Sox 84 41 NR
40 Jason Castro Twins 31 32 31
41 Miguel Montero Blue Jays 43 42 45
42 Kevin Plawecki Mets 65 NR NR
43 Tomas Telis Marlins 82 NR 41
44 Sandy Leon Red Sox 33 36 37
45 Victor Caratini Cubs 78 39 NR
46 Andrew Knapp Phillies 74 35 36
47 Omar Narvaez White Sox 53 NR 46
48 Chris Gimenez Twins 76 NR NR
49 Caleb Joseph Orioles 56 NR NR
50 Hector Sanchez Padres 70 NR 39

 

Dropping off: Devin Mesoraco (26th), Jett Bandy (43rd), Carson Kelly (44th)

 

  • Cheap-shot artist Gary Sanchez is going to miss three or four games as a result of last week’s brawl with the Tigers and that’s a pretty significant absence this time of year. Still, it’s not going to cost him the top spot here, especially with the only other contender -- Buster Posey -- dealing with a left thumb problem.

 

  • Salvador Perez is hitting .224/.253/.388 in the second half. It’s truly bizarre. If only someone, somehow could explain why it is that his offense always declines down the stretch. The Royals should put some of their best minds on it.

 

  • After allowing Rene Rivera to make his way to Chicago with the Cubs, the Mets said Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki would share time evenly the rest of the way. It’s probably the right way to play it. I’ve been a d’Arnaud apologist this year, but he hasn’t hit at all these two last months and it’s not like he was anything special prior to that (he had a .761 OPS on June 30, and he’s at .564 since). I think d’Arnaud is still a better bet than Plawecki, but I’m not sure it’s by enough of a margin to make much of a difference, and the Mets need to figure out whether Plawecki is going to be of any use going forward. If the Mets go out and get a starting catcher this winter, it would probably make more sense to have Plawecki serve as the backup, both from a durability standpoint and financially.


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 @matthewpouliot.
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