February Rankings – Catchers

We’re going position by position this week and next with our initial roll out of rankings. We will update these in March based on Spring Training activity and injuries.

We’re using Yahoo! eligibility requirements which is 5 starts or 10 appearances. These rankings assume the standard 5×5 categories and a re-draft league. If we forgot someone, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure he’s added for the updates. If you have questions for a specific ranker on something he did, let us know in the comments. We can also be reached via Twitter:

There will be differences, sharp differences, within the rankings. The rankers have different philosophies when it comes to ranking, some of which you’re no doubt familiar with through previous iterations. Of course the idea that we’d all think the same would be silly because then what would be the point of including multiple rankers?! Think someone should be higher or lower? Make a case. Let us know why you think that. The chart is sortable. If a ranker didn’t rank someone that the others did, he was given that ranker’s last rank +1.

Schwarber is C eligible at Yahoo! and has been added to the rankings.

Key:

  • AVG– just the average of the seven ranking sets
  • AVG– the average minus the high and low rankings
  • SPLIT– the difference between the high and low rankings

Previous Editions:

February C Rankings
Rk NAME Paul S Brad Mike Jeff Al Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Buster Posey 1 2 1 1 1 1 1.2 1.0 1
2 Jonathan Lucroy 2 1 4 3 3 2 2.5 2.5 3
3 Gary Sanchez 4 4 3 2 2 3 3.0 3.0 2
4 Kyle Schwarber 3 3 2 4 4 4 3.3 3.5 2
5 Willson Contreras 7 6 6 7 6 10 7.0 6.5 4
6 Yasmani Grandal 5 5 12 6 9 9 7.7 7.3 7
7 Salvador Perez 9 11 5 8 8 5 7.7 7.5 6
8 J.T. Realmuto 12 8 7 12 7 6 8.7 8.5 6
9 Russell Martin 11 7 13 5 10 8 9.0 9.0 8
10 Brian McCann 10 9 14 11 5 11 10.0 10.3 9
11 Evan Gattis 6 10 11 15 13 7 10.3 10.3 9
12 Stephen Vogt 8 16 8 9 21 16 13.0 12.3 13
13 Yadier Molina 15 15 9 10 14 15 13.0 13.5 6
14 Welington Castillo 13 12 16 14 12 14 13.5 13.3 4
15 Matt Wieters 18 14 10 17 15 12 14.3 14.5 8
16 Cameron Rupp 20 13 18 23 16 13 17.2 16.8 10
17 Mike Zunino 24 20 15 21 11 18 18.2 18.5 13
18 Devin Mesoraco 14 30 21 13 19 17 19.0 17.8 17
19 Travis d’Arnaud 25 18 17 19 17 22 19.7 19.0 8
20 Derek Norris 19 19 19 20 26 19 20.3 19.3 7
21 Wilson Ramos 30 22 26 16 16 24 22.3 22.0 14
22 Tom Murphy 16 25 22 33 20 20 22.7 21.8 17
23 Francisco Cervelli 22 26 24 18 22 25 22.8 23.3 8
24 Austin Hedges 23 17 20 25 29 35 24.8 24.3 18
25 Yan Gomes 21 32 25 29 23 23 25.5 25.0 11
26 James McCann 26 27 23 28 30 26 26.7 26.8 7
27 Tony Wolters 17 29 33 26 35 28 28.0 29.0 18
28 Jason Castro 31 38 30 22 28 21 28.3 27.8 17
29 Sandy Leon 28 33 31 30 27 31 30.0 30.0 6
30 Andrew Susac 29 23 29 31 41 38 31.8 31.8 18
31 Blake Swihart 27 24 37 42 32 33 32.5 32.3 18
32 Tyler Flowers 40 34 27 41 24 36 33.7 34.3 17
33 Chris Herrmann 42 28 32 39 25 40 34.3 34.8 17
34 Austin Barnes 34 36 37 32 41 30 35.0 34.8 11
35 Martin Maldonado 32 41 35 24 41 39 35.3 36.8 17
36 Nick Hundley 36 31 37 42 34 34 35.7 35.3 11
37 Miguel Montero 35 37 37 34 41 32 36.0 35.8 9
38 Jett Bandy 39 39 37 42 36 27 36.7 37.8 15
39 Bruce Maxwell III 38 21 37 42 41 43 37.0 39.5 22
40 Jorge Alfaro 46 40 37 42 33 29 37.8 38.0 17

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Nasty Nate
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Nasty Nate

Apparently I’m the Yahoo eligibility expert. They gave Schwarber catcher eligibility again this year. I guess when a player barely plays, they use discretion instead of their normal criteria.

scott
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scott

I expected that omission. I assume they simply default to previous season rankings in a situation like Schwarbers. Have him as a keeper in Yahoo and pretty thrilled about it.

MustBunique
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Which in my opinion is an atrocity. I wish they would stick to their own eligibility rules. This really impacts keeper leagues.