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July Catcher Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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

 

Click to see other July rankings:

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

 

 

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Catcher Rankings

 

 

July Catcher Team 2015 May June
1 Buster Posey Giants 1 1 1
2 Jonathan Lucroy Brewers 2 6 5
3 Brian McCann Yankees 5 3 3
4 Stephen Vogt Athletics 27 1B 5 4
5 Evan Gattis Astros 3 2 2
6 Russell Martin Blue Jays 9 7 6
7 Matt Wieters Orioles 7 14 12
8 Salvador Perez Royals 6 4 7
9 Yasmani Grandal Dodgers 13 13 8
10 Yan Gomes Indians 8 11 9
11 Derek Norris Padres 19 10 10
12 Wilson Ramos Nationals 10 9 11
13 Yadier Molina Cardinals 11 12 13
14 Wilin Rosario Rockies 15 22 19
15 Miguel Montero Cubs 18 16 15
16 Nick Hundley Rockies 22 17 16
17 Francisco Cervelli Pirates 26 26 18
18 Travis d'Arnaud Mets 12 15 14
19 Robinson Chirinos Rangers 17 21 21
20 Josh Phegley Athletics 42 46 45
21 Mike Zunino Mariners 14 18 17
22 A.J. Pierzynski Braves 41 24 32
23 Blake Swihart Red Sox 31 19 25
24 Jason Castro Astros 24 23 20
25 Chris Iannetta Angels 21 27 23
26 J.T. Realmuto Marlins 69 31 27
27 Geovany Soto White Sox 34 36 34
28 John Jaso Rays 20 32 29
29 Kurt Suzuki Twins 29 28 26
30 Tyler Flowers White Sox 16 20 22
31 Brayan Pena Reds 44 44 33
32 Welington Castillo Diamondbacks 32 41 43
33 Alex Avila Tigers 28 29 38
34 Hank Conger Astros 35 49 48
35 Peter O'Brien Diamondbacks 40 30 31
36 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Diamondbacks 23 34 24
37 Josmil Pinto Twins 39 25 28
38 Carlos Ruiz Phillies 25 33 30
39 Rene Rivera Rays 27 35 36
40 Andrew Susac Giants 54 NR 49
41 Dioner Navarro Blue Jays 36 40 41
42 Michael McKenry Rockies 33 43 40
43 James McCann Tigers 48 42 35
44 Kevin Plawecki Mets 62 38 44
45 Ryan Hanigan Red Sox 38 NR 46
46 Carlos Perez Angels 68 NR 50
47 Roberto Perez Indians 53 39 47
48 Caleb Joseph Orioles 46 37 39
49 Chris Herrmann Twins 196 OF NR NR
50 Tucker Barnhart Reds 93 NR NR

 

Dropping off: Devin Mesoraco (37th), Christian Bethancourt (42nd)

 

o Gattis’s recent fantasy stats are just fine, but his OBP has been dreadful all year, and it seems like the Astros are tiring of him some, as evidenced by the callup of Jon Singleton on Saturday. The initial word was that Gattis and Chris Carter could both lose at-bats to Singleton, but Carter has outhit Gattis of late and figures to be better from here on in. While the Astros do have the ability to play all three at once by using Gattis in left field, it seems unlikely they’ll do that very often (Gattis has played four innings in left all season). That’s why Gattis slips in the rankings this month.

 

o Phegley is the big mover this month. He’s earned a bunch of extra at-bats by hitting .302/.367/.767 with four homers in June, and the A’s have the ability to give them to him by using Vogt at DH or at first base.

 

o Also in Houston, Castro has been losing time to a more productive Conger. Castro is hitting .182/.233/.327 in 55 at-bats in June, while Conger has come in at .333/.409/.590 in 39 at-bats. I’d love to rank Conger over Castro, but the Astros do prefer Castro’s presence behind the plate and the difference between their bats isn’t quite this severe.

 

o Swihart has played well enough of late that he’ll likely remain Boston’s primary catcher after Hanigan comes off the 60-day disabled list. He could always return to the minors later if he slumps, but until further notice, he’s a decent option as a No. 2 catcher in mixed leagues.

Matthew Pouliot
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.