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June Catcher Rankings

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

Welcome to the June 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 wherever they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see that third baseman you’re looking for, he’s probably listed at second or short.

 

Click to see other June rankings:

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

 

 

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Catcher Rankings

 

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

 

Dropping off: Carlos Corporan (45th), Tuffy Gosewisch (47th), Austin Hedges (50th)

 

o Wieters will come off the disabled list on Friday, but since he won’t be a full-time catcher for a while, he wasn’t much of a threat to crack the top 10 this month. Hopefully, he’ll be there next month.

 

o Saltalamacchia has taken over as the Diamondbacks’ starting catcher sooner than expected as a result of Gosewisch’s torn ACL. I was worried about O’Brien usurping the role, but that’s not going to happen now, since he’s suddenly a full-time outfielder again. Which makes sense - O’Brien never figured to be a major league-quality receiver - but the switch came literally two days after the Diamondbacks were talking up his work behind the plate. O’Brien is currently hitting .343/.385/.657 with 12 homers in 169 at-bats for Triple-A Reno, but there’s no room for him in the Diamondbacks’ outfield right now. Even a Mark Trumbo trade might not open up anything for him, since the team will probably want to play Yasmany Tomas in right field and Jake Lamb at third base.

 

o Swihart has been adequate defensively, but he hasn’t shown much with the bat yet. Then again, his Triple-A performance really didn’t suggest he was ready anyway. If Hanigan returns from a fractured wrist in early July as hoped, Swihart could return to the minors until September.

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.