Justin Mason Catcher Ranks: 3/10/21

Drafts are in full swing and now I am 15+ drafts into the season, here are my current ranks for the catcher position for 2021. I will post updates as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball.

See my other ranks here: C 1B 2B SS 3B OF SP RP


Justin Mason Catcher Ranks: 3/10/21
Rk Player Team Position(s) ADP Notes
1 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 40.02 Concerns about his injured thumb makes him difficult to draft at this price.
2 Salvador Perez KC C 87.65 In spite of missing time with an eye infection, he was a monster.
3 Will Smith LAD C 105.33 Could easily be the top catcher in game, but it depends a lot on his volume.
4 Willson Contreras CHC C 131.54 Likely to be traded, but would still have a ton of value on any team.
5 Yasmani Grandal CWS C 132.88 Should bounceback in what is shaping up to be one of the best lineups in MLB.
6 Travis d’Arnaud ATL C 148.46 Love the talent and the situation, but injury history has me dropping him a bit.
7 Christian Vazquez BOS C 151.65 Don’t know if 2019 happens again, but he has a very safe floor.
8 Austin Nola SD C 176.75 I believe in the talent, but he is now hitting at the bottom of the lineup.
9 Gary Sanchez NYY C 190.21 It has been a fall from grace for Sanchez, but he still delievers a lot of power.
10 James McCann NYM C 190.67 Love that he gets more time, but that may overexpose him a bit.
11 Mitch Garver MIN C 224.19 Do we get the 2019 or the 2020 Garver? Probably somewhere in the middle.
12 Yadier Molina STL C 272.6 Back in St. Louis which is great for his value.
13 Buster Posey SF C 255.81 Hopefully the time off from last year keeps him healthy.
14 Daulton Varsho ARZ C, OF 167.5 Concerns that he could start the year in the minors drops him a bit.
15 Jorge Alfaro MIA C 275.88 Talk of a trade for Willson Contreras could mean he is no longer the guy.
16 Sean Murphy OAK C 171.27 I am a little worried he won’t be ready to start the season.
17 Tom Murphy SEA C 333 Coming off of a lost season, but if healthy, he could be a steal at the price.
18 Carson Kelly ARZ C 270.73 I believe he will bounceback a bit from the disappointing 2020.
19 Omar Narvaez MLW C 339.67 He improved his defense last year so he should play a lot.
20 Wilson Ramos DET C 282.73 Love the move to Detroit, but his ceiling is capped.
21 Yan Gomes WAS C 320.31 Boring option, but he will play.
22 Pedro Severino BAL C 361.27 Seems like the starter but Rutschman should be up at somepoint.
23 Ryan Jeffers MIN C 350.81 Nelson Cruz signing hurts his chances to play more.
24 Danny Jansen TOR C 311.02 I am not completely quitting him.
25 Alejandro Kirk TOR C 332.83 Roster additions hurts his playing time, but the projections are enticing.
26 Tyler Stephenson CIN C 390.04 Love his bat, but the Reds haven’t commited to him.
27 Jacob Stallings PIT C 385.1 Going to play a lot, but will that matter much?
28 Jason Castro HOU C 491.46 Love the move to Houston and the price.
29 Max Stassi LAA C 392.56 Stassi was fantastic when healthy, but we don’t know if he is.
30 Kurt Suzuki LAA C 401.29 Signing speaks a lot about the injury of Stassi
31 Francisco Mejia TB C 373.29 Prospect pedigree is the only reason to draft him at this point.
32 Roberto Perez CLE C 476.65 2020 was a disaster, but he should get the bulk of time behind the plate.
33 Adley Rutschman BAL C 461.23 When will he be up?
34 Joey Bart SF C 469.48 Going to start the year in the minors, but kid has a ton of talent.
35 Tucker Barnhart CIN C 468.42 He is the starter for now.
36 Mike Zunino TB C 511.42 He is going to play, but is that worth much?
37 Austin Barnes LAD C 518.71 Plays just enough to annoy Will Smith owners
38 Kyle Higashioka NYY C 485.75 If Sanchez continues to struggle, Higgy could find himself playing more.
39 Luis Torrens SEA C 445.77 Going to play, but how much time does he lose to Murphy?
40 Sam Huff TEX C 432.27 Might start the year in the minors.
41 Elias Diaz COL C 750.75 Should play a fair amount and Colorado helps.
42 Andrew Knizner STL C 543.44 Now just a backup
43 Jose Trevino TEX C 438.88 Will start for now, but I don’t think that matters much.
44 Martin Maldonado HOU C 482.9 Now the back up with Castro in town.
45 Victor Caratini SD C 473.65 Darvish’s personal catcher should find some time
46 Jacob Nottingham MLW C 716.21 Nottingham will backup Narvaez, but is a former prospect of note.
47 Chance Sisco BAL C 493.96 Sisco needs to prove he can be viable so that way he finds a team somewhere else.
48 Austin Romine CHC C 570 Could become the starter in Chicago if they move Contreras.
49 Willians Astudillo MIN C 643.19 Everyone’s favorite player doesn’t have a place to play.
50 Curt Casali SF C 619.85 Should back up Posey.
ADP is from NFBC draft champions leagues over the last month

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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2 years ago

Didn’t Molina already re-sign? The comments have not been updated in several weeks I think.

2 years ago
Reply to  pjcoff

The comment says “back in St. Louis”

Edit: saw the Knizner comment