Rotographs Midseason Rankings – Catcher

This is the worst time of the sports calendar year. With baseball off enjoying its All-Star break, there are no major professional sports being played right now. Worse yet is that the intriguing new Home Run Derby might not even get done because of weather. Thankfully, we here at Fangraphs have got you covered. Over on the front page, Dave Cameron is unveiling his Trade Value List which began with the honorable mentions so-to-speak and then numbers 50-41. Over here at Rotographs, we are rolling out our midseason rankings by position.

Today, we start behind the dish.

For this update, you will have the rankings from me, Zach Sanders, Jeff Zimmerman, and Dan Schwartz. Mike Podhorzer is currently on vacation, but his will be added upon return (from China, I believe!).

Sporer’s Schwarber & Montero ranks updated 7/16
Rank Player Team League Paul Zach Jeff Dan AVG
1 Buster Posey Giants NL 1 1 1 1 1.0
2 Russell Martin Blue Jays AL 3 3 5 3 3.5
3 Brian McCann Yankees AL 5 6 3 4 4.5
4 Stephen Vogt Athletics AL 4 4 7 5 5.0
5 Jonathan Lucroy Brewers NL 6 5 4 6 5.3
6 Yasmani Grandal Dodgers NL 2 2 9 9 5.5
7 Evan Gattis Astros AL 7 7 6 2 5.5
8 Salvador Perez Royals AL 10 8 2 7 6.8
9 Carlos Santana Indians AL 9 10 12 10 10.3
10 Derek Norris Padres NL 13 9 11 8 10.3
11 Wilson Ramos Nationals NL 12 12 10 13 11.8
12 Yan Gomes Indians AL 8 16 13 12 12.3
13 Yadier Molina Cardinals NL 15 17 8 14 13.5
14 Matt Wieters Orioles AL 14 13 18 11 14.0
15 John Jaso Rays AL 11 14 15 17 14.3
16 Nick Hundley Rockies NL 17 19 16 15 16.8
17 Miguel Montero Cubs NL 29 11 19 19 19.5
18 Wilin Rosario Rockies NL 20 27 17 16 20.0
19 Travis d’Arnaud Mets NL 19 21 25 18 20.8
20 Francisco Cervelli Pirates NL 18 15 33 21 21.8
21 J.T. Realmuto Marlins NL 21 32 14 28 23.8
22 Jason Castro Astros AL 30 22 21 22 23.8
23 A.J. Pierzynski Braves NL 22 18 31 26 24.3
24 Robinson Chirinos Rangers AL 27 25 22 31 26.3
25 Josh Phegley Athletics AL 25 26 32 24 26.8
26 Mike Zunino Mariners AL 34 35 20 20 27.3
27 Alex Avila Tigers AL 24 28 23 35 27.5
28 Welington Castillo Cubs NL 23 20 39 29 27.8
29 James McCann Tigers AL 26 24 37 25 28.0
30 Kyle Schwarber Cubs NL 16 31 35 35 29.3
31 Brayan Pena Reds NL 28 23 34 35 30.0
32 Chris Iannetta Angels AL 35 30 26 32 30.8
33 Tyler Flowers White Sox AL 33 33 28 35 32.3
34 Carlos Ruiz Phillies NL 31 38 29 35 33.3
35 Caleb Joseph Orioles AL 32 29 42 33 34.0
36 Kurt Suzuki Twins AL 39 36 27 35 34.3
37 Blake Swihart Red Sox AL 48 41 30 23 35.5
38 Kevin Plawecki Mets NL 41 37 41 27 36.5
39 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Diamondbacks NL 45 43 24 34 36.5
40 Dioner Navarro Blue Jays AL 36 40 42 30 37.0
41 Ryan Hanigan Red Sox AL 40 34 42 35 37.8
42 Michael McKenry Rockies NL 42 43 36 35 39.0
43 Andrew Susac Giants NL 37 43 42 35 39.3
44 Hank Conger Astros AL 38 42 42 35 39.3
45 Rene Rivera Rays AL 46 39 40 35 40.0
46 Geovany Soto White Sox AL 43 43 42 35 40.8
47 Roberto Perez Indians AL 44 43 42 35 41.0
48 Christian Bethancourt Braves NL 48 43 38 35 41.0
49 Carlos Perez Angels AL 47 43 42 35 41.8

The way the position has played out has actually ended up kind of weird.

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