2016 Ottoneu FGpts Rankings – Catcher

We’re starting to roll out Ottoneu FGpts rankings today.  We will start with catcher and work our way through the rest of the positions by the time auction drafts are in full swing.  In the context of Ottoneu, perhaps rankings are a misnomer, because you really want to know the dollar value each player is worth. We’ve included this information as well. In all, these rankings should help to give you a spread of four dollar values for each player, as well as a comparison to average prices (post-arbitration, pre-cut deadline) within the Ottoneu FGpts universe. Each player’s Ottoneu eligibility (5GS, 10 appearances) is included as well, though players are ranked at their most valuable position. If you have questions on a specific ranking, or a question for a specific ranker, feel free to let us know in the comments.

Consider this your very early, subject to change, Ottoneu pricing cheat sheet.

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Key:
Split – Difference from highest to lowest $ value
Otto.– Average price across Ottoneu FGpts leagues
AVG. – Average $ value from the four of us
(+/-) – Difference between Ottoneu average price and our average $ value

Ottoneu (FGpts) – Catcher
Rank Name ELIG Justin Joe Tom Trey Split Otto. AVG. (+/-)
1 Buster Posey 1B/C $33 $33 $29 $35 $6 $39 $33 -$6
2 Kyle Schwarber C/OF $30 $28 $26 $21 $9 $11 $26 $15
3 Jonathan Lucroy 1B/C $11 $13 $10 $17 $7 $18 $13 -$5
4 Travis d’Arnaud C $11 $9 $9 $14 $5 $11 $11 $0
5 Yasmani Grandal C $12 $11 $8 $10 $4 $9 $10 $2
6 Brian McCann 1B/C $11 $9 $11 $10 $2 $13 $10 -$2
7 Russell Martin C $10 $7 $7 $12 $5 $8 $9 $1
8 Nick Hundley C $9 $8 $10 $4 $6 $3 $8 $4
9 Devin Mesoraco C $7 $5 $7 $12 $7 $9 $8 -$1
10 Stephen Vogt 1B/C $8 $7 $7 $5 $3 $6 $7 $1
11 Francisco Cervelli C $4 $4 $4 $6 $2 $4 $5 $0
12 Yan Gomes C $4 $3 $4 $5 $2 $9 $4 -$5
13 Salvador Perez C $7 $2 $4 $2 $5 $13 $4 -$9
14 Matt Wieters C $3 $3 $1 $7 $6 $11 $4 -$7
15 Welington Castillo C $4 $2 $2 $3 $2 $4 $3 -$1
16 Yadier Molina C $2 $3 $3 $1 $2 $14 $2 -$12
17 Miguel Montero C $1 $1 $4 $2 $3 $6 $2 -$4
18 Blake Swihart C $0 $3 $2 $2 $3 $6 $2 -$4
19 Tommy Murphy C $3 $3 $0 $0 $3 $3 $2 -$2
20 Dioner Navarro C $1 $1 $3 $1 $2 $4 $2 -$3
21 Derek Norris 1B/C $2 $1 $1 $1 $1 $5 $1 -$4
22 Wilson Ramos C $1 $1 $1 $1 $0 $8 $1 -$7
23 J.T. Realmuto C $0 $0 $0 $4 $4 $3 $1 -$2
24 Alex Avila 1B/C $0 $1 $1 $0 $1 $4 $1 -$4
25 Chris Iannetta C $1 $1 $0 $0 $1 $5 $1 -$5
26 Josmil Pinto C $2 $0 $0 $0 $2 $5 $1 -$4
27 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C $1 $0 $1 $0 $1 $7 $1 -$6
28 Josh Phegley C $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $4 $0 -$4
29 Gary Sanchez C $1 $0 $0 $0 $1 $4 $0 -$4
30 J.R.Murphy C $0 $0 $1 $0 $1 $3 $0 -$3
Total $ $179 $161 $156 $176        
Total ranked 25 24 24 23

Some Takeaways:

Only players who received a ranking from  at least one of the four of us were included. Players not listed are likely post-auction pick-ups ($1 players). The line between a $1 player and a post-auction pick-up is very small.

Each owner has different biases to certain positions. To help illustrate these we’ve included “Total $” and “Total ranked” at the bottom of the table. We hope this helps you pick apart some different owner strategies/biases.

The (+/-) column may be helpful in determining which players may generally be overrated by your league mates.

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Joe works at a consulting firm in Pittsburgh. When he isn't working or studying for actuarial exams, he focuses on baseball. He also writes @thepointofpgh. Follow him on twitter @Ottoneutrades

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I think there is a lot of value to be had at the catcher position. People seem to hate catchers. Nobody wants to pay up for anyone but Posey (and now Schwarber). Everyone needs to start a catcher. You might as well maximize value at the position. I think what scares people away is the nature of the position – crouching all the time, getting destroyed by foul tips, injuries, etc. All risks you take when paying up for one. I, myself, will be trying to secure a top catcher as I think there is a huge gap between the top and bottom. I have traded for Posey in numerous leagues.