Monday, March 12, 2012

Fantasy Baseball: Catchers

At this time last year, I was readjusting to life in NYC after a three-week holiday in rural Bali. Two years ago, I wrote this piece from Valdelagrana, Spain.

It's easy to miss Valdelagrana...

Our criteria this year include:
  • Past performance
  • Expected spot in batting order
  • Quality of hitters around him
  • Flexibility to play multiple positions
  • Perceived ability to stay healthy
  • Job security
  • Sub conscience bias
As well as projections from:
  • ZiPS
  • Marcel
  • Bill James
  • Oliver
When looking at projections and past performance, statistics of particular interest are:
  • OBP
  • HR
  • wOBA
  • BB%
  • K%
  • OPS+
  • BB/K
  • SB
  • SB%
  • BABIP
Please let us know in the comment section where you think we erred. Without further ado, to the rankings!


Catcher Rankings (13-Mar-2012)
Rank Player TM B Age
1 Carlos Santana CLE B 26
2 Brian McCann ATL L 28
3 Mike Napoli TEX R 30
4 Joe Mauer MIN L 29
5 Buster Posey SF R 25
6 Jesus Montero SEA R 22
7 Alex Avila DET L 25
8 Matt Wieters BAL B 26
9 Miguel Montero ARI L 28
10 Chris Iannetta LAA R 29
11 Devin Mesoraco CIN R 24
12 Russell Martin NYA R 29
13 J.P. Arencibia TOR R 26
14 Geovany Soto CHN R 29
15 Yasmani Grandal SD B 23
16 Wilson Ramos WAS R 24
17 Yadier Molina STL R 29
18 J. Saltalamacchia BOS B 27
19 Ryan Doumit MIN B 31
20 Kurt Suzuki OAK R 28
21 Jonathan Lucroy MIL R 26
22 Carlos Ruiz PHI R 33
23 Chris Snyder HOU R 31
24 Salvador Perez KC R 22
25 Travis d'Arnaud TOR R 23
26 Ramon Hernandez COL R 36
27 Ryan Lavarnway BOS R 24
28 Jake Fox PIT R 29
29 David Ross ATL R 35
30 Kelly Shoppach BOS R 32

Outside looking in: Ryan Hanigan, Josh Thole, A.J. Pierzynski, Tyler Flowers, and Jason Castro.

"Can't Miss" Prospect: Gary Sanchez (Yankees)

Please provide your comments below. Thanks!

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