2015 End of Season Rankings: Catchers

The 2015 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. As we have in the past, we’re starting out with catchers.

The players were ranked based on their 2015 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and standard 5×5 roto fantasy leagues, where only one catcher is started. Players are listed only at their primary positions from 2015.

One important thing to note is the premium (or lack thereof) placed on the position a player occupies in your lineup. For example, while a first baseman may be able to accumulate superior overall numbers, the availability of such production lower in the rankings severely dampers the amount the player was worth. These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. A player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

2015 End of Season Fantasy Catcher Rankings
Name pos G PA AB HR R RBI SB AVG $$
Buster Posey C 150 623 557 19 74 95 2 0.318 25.04
Russell Martin C 129 507 441 23 76 77 4 0.240 14.63
Brian McCann C 135 535 465 26 68 94 0 0.232 14.31
Stephen Vogt C 136 511 445 18 58 71 0 0.261 9.59
Salvador Perez C 142 553 531 21 52 70 1 0.260 9.17
Derek Norris C 147 557 515 14 65 62 4 0.250 8.00
Nick Hundley C 103 389 366 10 45 43 5 0.301 5.58
Francisco Cervelli C 130 510 451 7 56 43 1 0.295 5.40
J.T. Realmuto C 126 467 441 10 49 47 8 0.259 3.97
A.J. Pierzynski C 113 436 407 9 38 49 0 0.300 3.42
Welington Castillo C 110 378 342 19 42 57 0 0.237 2.81
Jonathan Lucroy C 103 415 371 7 51 43 1 0.264 1.14
Wilson Ramos C 128 504 475 15 41 68 0 0.229 1.07
Miguel Montero C 113 403 347 15 36 53 1 0.248 1.00
Yadier Molina C 136 530 488 4 34 61 3 0.270 0.99
Yasmani Grandal C 115 426 355 16 43 47 0 0.234 0.09
Blake Swihart C 84 309 288 5 47 31 4 0.274 -0.31
Travis d’Arnaud C 67 268 239 12 31 41 0 0.268 -1.34
Caleb Joseph C 100 355 320 11 38 49 0 0.234 -1.77
Yan Gomes C 95 389 363 12 38 45 0 0.231 -2.77
James McCann C 114 425 401 7 32 41 0 0.264 -3.24
Kurt Suzuki C 131 479 433 5 36 50 0 0.240 -4.26
Robinson Chirinos C 78 273 233 10 33 34 0 0.232 -4.76
Josh Phegley C 73 243 225 9 27 34 0 0.249 -5.21
Hank Conger C 73 229 201 11 25 33 0 0.229 -5.99
Matt Wieters C 75 282 258 8 24 25 0 0.267 -6.58
Jason Castro C 104 375 337 11 38 31 0 0.211 -6.73
Tyler Flowers C 112 361 331 9 21 39 0 0.239 -6.97
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 79 227 200 9 26 24 0 0.225 -8.05
Roberto Perez C 70 226 184 7 30 21 0 0.228 -8.06
Cameron Rupp C 81 299 270 9 24 28 0 0.233 -8.07
A.J. Ellis C 63 217 181 7 24 21 0 0.238 -8.74
Chris Iannetta C 92 317 272 10 28 34 0 0.188 -9.06
Carlos Perez C 86 283 260 4 20 21 2 0.250 -9.66
Chris Gimenez C 36 113 98 5 19 14 2 0.255 -9.68
Curt Casali C 38 113 101 10 13 18 0 0.238 -9.75
Geovany Soto C 78 210 187 9 20 21 0 0.219 -9.82
Ryan Hanigan C 54 201 174 2 28 16 0 0.247 -9.87
JR Murphy C 67 172 155 3 21 14 0 0.277 -9.97
Tucker Barnhart C 81 274 242 3 23 18 0 0.252 -10.32
J.P. Arencibia C 24 73 71 6 9 17 0 0.310 -10.41
Dioner Navarro C 54 192 171 5 17 20 0 0.246 -10.45
Brayan Pena C 108 367 333 0 17 18 2 0.273 -10.46
Michael McKenry C 58 152 127 4 20 17 2 0.205 -11.00
Steve Clevenger C 30 105 101 2 11 15 0 0.287 -11.87
Martin Maldonado C 79 256 229 4 19 22 0 0.210 -12.45
Mike Zunino C 112 386 350 11 28 28 0 0.174 -12.53
Chris Stewart C 58 172 159 0 9 15 0 0.289 -12.58
Kevin Plawecki C 73 258 233 3 18 21 0 0.219 -12.66
Carlos Ruiz C 86 320 284 2 23 22 1 0.211 -12.73
Andrew Susac C 52 148 133 3 14 14 0 0.218 -13.28
Alex Avila C 67 219 178 4 21 13 0 0.191 -13.57
Jose Lobaton C 44 155 136 3 11 20 0 0.199 -13.58
Bryan Holaday C 24 65 64 2 3 13 0 0.281 -13.97
Jordan Pacheco C 29 78 66 2 8 8 1 0.242 -14.11
Christian Bethancourt C 48 160 155 2 16 12 1 0.200 -14.18
Tom Murphy C 11 39 35 3 5 9 0 0.257 -14.19
Tuffy Gosewisch C 38 138 128 1 9 13 2 0.211 -14.52
Carlos Corporan C 33 121 107 3 10 15 0 0.178 -14.61
Ramon Cabrera C 13 30 30 1 4 3 0 0.367 -15.13
Rene Rivera C 110 319 298 5 16 26 0 0.178 -15.48
Max Stassi C 11 17 15 1 4 2 0 0.400 -15.52
Brett Hayes C 14 36 32 3 4 6 0 0.156 -15.65
Jeff Mathis C 32 103 93 2 9 12 0 0.161 -15.66
Austin Hedges C 56 152 137 3 13 11 0 0.168 -15.70
Chris Herrmann C 45 113 103 2 13 10 0 0.146 -15.86
Bobby Wilson C 56 147 132 1 8 14 0 0.189 -15.99
Cody Stanley C 9 10 10 0 2 3 0 0.400 -16.22
Tony Cruz C 69 151 142 2 6 11 0 0.204 -16.23
Dustin Garneau C 22 76 70 2 6 8 0 0.157 -16.32
Trevor Brown C 13 43 39 0 1 5 1 0.231 -16.46
Ryan Lavarnway C 37 106 94 2 6 6 0 0.191 -16.53
Drew Butera C 55 120 107 1 9 5 0 0.196 -16.55
Austin Barnes C 20 37 29 0 4 1 1 0.207 -16.60
Hector Sanchez C 28 59 56 1 5 5 0 0.179 -16.60
Jett Bandy C 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0.500 -16.63
Rob Brantly C 14 36 33 1 3 6 0 0.121 -16.77
Tony Sanchez C 3 9 8 0 2 0 0 0.375 -16.81
Erik Kratz C 16 28 26 0 3 3 0 0.192 -16.85
Wil Nieves C 6 14 13 1 1 4 0 0.077 -16.88
Jackson Williams C 7 14 10 0 1 1 1 0.200 -16.89
Josh Thole C 18 52 49 0 5 2 0 0.204 -16.93
Eric Fryer C 15 27 22 0 2 2 0 0.227 -16.94
Johnny Monell C 27 52 48 0 5 4 0 0.167 -17.03
Bryan Anderson C 4 8 5 0 0 1 0 0.400 -17.08
Carson Blair C 11 35 31 1 3 3 0 0.129 -17.12
Pedro Severino C 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0.250 -17.23
Adam Moore C 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 0.250 -17.26
Travis Tartamella C 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.500 -17.29
Oscar Hernandez C 18 36 31 0 4 1 0 0.161 -17.31
Taylor Teagarden C 8 15 15 0 0 2 0 0.200 -17.35
Anthony Recker C 32 92 80 2 6 5 1 0.125 -17.38
Devin Mesoraco C 23 51 45 0 2 2 1 0.178 -17.40
Gerald Laird C 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 -17.54
Luke Maile C 15 35 35 0 2 2 0 0.171 -17.56
Francisco Pena C 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0.143 -17.62
Edward Easley C 4 7 6 0 0 1 0 0.000 -17.64
Nevin Ashley C 12 21 20 0 2 1 0 0.100 -17.70
Tomas Telis C 23 41 38 0 2 2 0 0.158 -17.76
Jesus Sucre C 52 142 127 1 9 7 0 0.157 -17.82
Rocky Gale C 11 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.100 -17.82
Sandy Leon C 41 128 114 0 8 3 0 0.184 -17.84
David Ross C 72 182 159 1 6 9 1 0.176 -17.91
Jhonatan Solano C 7 21 20 0 1 2 0 0.050 -17.98
Steven Baron C 4 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.000 -18.14
John Hicks C 17 34 32 0 1 1 1 0.063 -18.36
Juan Centeno C 10 23 21 0 0 0 0 0.048 -18.56

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At the risk of inducing pitchforks and torches, could you include El Oso Blanco for those of us that use Yahoo?

Also, holy bleak landscape fanatasy catchers! Any hope for improvement next year? Think O’Brien gets PT behind the dish for the snakes in 2016?