Justin Mason’s Final 2022 Catcher Ranks (w/Comments)

With the season upon us, it is time to drop my final edition of my positional ranks. I will continue to update them live on the Sleeper and the Bust Patreon until the season gets underway and in-season as well.

You can review my ranks for other positions here: https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/category/rankings/

Justin Mason’s Catcher Ranks: 3/29/22
Rank Player Team POS ADP Notes
1 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 51.69 Only catcher that contributes in all categories.
2 Salvador Perez KCR C 34.59 I can’t pull the trigger on a 3rd round catcher.
3 Will Smith LAD C 56.24 Could be in line for more ABs with the DH in the NL.
4 Yasmani Grandal CHW C 105.14 Grandal is underrated because he missed so much time with injury last season
5 Willson Contreras CHC C 115.06 About as steady as there is. Runs and RBIs could be better if traded.
6 Daulton Varsho ARI C/OF 89.55 Love the steals and chance for full time PAs while catcher eligible.
7 Tyler Stephenson CIN C/1B 149.2 Finally gets the full time role and he could get time at 1B/DH. Breakout potential.
8 Elias Díaz COL C 231.51 Moved him way up my board because I believe in the second half breakout.
9 Alejandro Kirk TOR C 251.02 Grichuk’s trade could mean extra ABs.
10 Keibert Ruiz WAS C 158.22 I love the skills, but am afraid the power won’t be there this year.
11 Sean Murphy OAK C 251.08 Could be all alone in Oakland.
12 Adley Rutschman BAL C 213.76 I think he will be good as soon as he arrives.
13 Carson Kelly ARI C 279.22 Was good until the injuries derailed him.
14 Gary Sánchez MIN C 258.41 Move could end being great for him.
15 Mitch Garver TEX C 179.92 Love the talent, but hate the injuries.
16 Mike Zunino TBR C 274.67 Power is legit, but there is a ton of risk to the swing and miss.
17 Max Stassi LAA C 303 Love the talent, but hate the injuries.
18 Christian Vázquez BOS C 219.18 StatCast profile is very scary. No thanks for me.
19 Yadier Molina STL C 305.47 Molina gets no credit for being about as safe as they come.
20 Omar Narváez MIL C 264.69 I really expected more power in Milwaukee. 2019 looks like an outlier/rabbit ball.
21 Travis d’Arnaud ATL C 234.8 I am really worried about his ability to stay healthy.
22 Joey Bart SF C 309.71 Post-hype sleeper with a chance to fill Posey’s shoes.
23 Luis Torrens SEA C 382.98 Would love if he got full time ABs at DH.
24 Jorge Alfaro SDP C/OF 382.84 Hot spring has me excited.
25 Danny Jansen TOR C 321.18 I think he could be dealt, but I think he is a decent gamble this late either eay.
26 MJ Melendez KC C 390.29 If he gets run in the outfield, he could be a monster.
27 Tucker Barnhart DET C 394.31 Love that he is helping the pitchers, don’t really care to draft him.
28 Eric Haase DET C 325.31 Loses value with Barnhart around and the team getting better.
29 Austin Nola SDP C 337.73 Can the Padres carry three catchers?
30 James McCann NYM C 332.24 He can’t be as bad as he was last year, but I don’t think he is good.
31 Cal Raleigh SEA C 527.04 It could be his time to shine on the upstart Mariners.
32 Yan Gomes CHC C 368.35 If Castillo is dealt, he would have the #1 role.
33 Francisco Mejía TBR C 411.84 Former top prospect doesn’t play enough to hit ceiling.
34 Jacob Stallings PIT C 356.16 Boring, but plays.
35 Ryan Jeffers MIN C 416.53 I want to believe the bat will get better.
36 Kyle Higashioka NYY C 495.43 Now a starter
37 Martín Maldonado HOU C 550.53 Plays a lot, but that may hurt more than help.
38 Dom Nuñez COL C 591.51 Back in Colorado is as good as anywhere.
39 Jonah Heim TEX C 513.02 Blocked now that Garver has arrived.
40 Pedro Severino MLW C 470.16 Not a bad change of scenery, but he’s boring.
41 Manny Pina ATL C 538.8 Backup to an injury prone guy.
42 Ben Rortvedt NYY C 750.67 Interest now that he has a path to playing time.
43 William Contreras ATL C 657.82 Blocked, but has been playing some outfield in spriing.
44 Zack Collins CHW C 683.55 Can’t seem to give up on Collins. Needs a change of scenery.
45 Jose Trevino TEX C 656.94 Probably a backup.
46 Tom Murphy SEA C 483.16 I think his time is done.
47 Gabriel Moreno TOR C 497.94 Blocked right now.
48 Austin Hedges CLE C 591.88 Starting because of defense.
49 Curt Casali SFG C 598.69 Handcuff if the Giants don’t trust Bart.
50 Austin Barnes LAD C 660.1 Always seems to get just enough playing time.
ADP is based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues during the. month of March

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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8 months ago

Not that it matters because yes, he is incredibly boring, but Stallings is on Miami now