2011 MLB Player Values: Catchers

2011 MLB Player Values: Catchers

While we will update our prospect lists, in the coming months, we will switch in a new direction to help prepare for the upcoming draft. We go position-by-position to provide player values and basic projections (BA, HR, RBI, R, SB).    As we go, we will continue updating our spreadsheet. For example, here is the final version of the spreadsheet from last season.  The sheet provides a helpful tool for navigating through the players at your draft and is updated constantly.

Here are the top 30 catchers and the spreadsheet, which is pretty empty right now (will try to fill in depth charts this week).

1.  Joe Mauer—MIN                    $31               .320, 15, 80, 85, 5
2.  Buster Posey—SF                  24              .300, 20, 80, 80, 5
3.  Victor Martinez—DET             23               .290, 20, 85, 75, 0
4.  Brian McCann—ATL              21               .280, 25, 85, 70, 5
5.  Carlos Santana—CLE           20               .270, 15, 75, 70, 5
6.  Matt Wieters—BAL                 17                .280, 15, 80, 60, 0
7.  Kurt Suzuki—OAK                  16                .270, 15, 70, 70, 0
8.  Miguel Montero—ARI             16                .270, 15, 70, 65, 0
9.  Mike Napoli—LAA                  15                .260, 20, 75, 60, 0 (DH)
10.  Geovany Soto—CHI             13               .270, 15, 65, 60, 0
11.  Miguel Olivo—SEA                12              .250, 15, 50, 45, 0
12.  Jorge Posada—NYY            10               .260, 15, 65, 55, 0 (DH)
13.  John Buck—FLA                    10              .260, 15, 60, 50, 0
14.  John Jaso—TB                       10              .270, 10, 55, 60, 5
15.  JP Arencebia—TOR                 9              .230, 20, 65, 50, 0
16. Yadier Molina—STL                  9                .270, 10, 55, 50, 0
17.  Russell Martin—NYY               9                .260, 5, 50, 55, 5
18.  Ramon Hernandez—CIN        9                .270, 10, 40, 50, 0
19.  Carlos Ruiz—PHI                      8               .270, 10, 45, 40, 0
20.  Alex Avila—DET                         7              .260, 10, 45, 40, 0
21.  Bengie Molina—FA                   7               .260, 10, 45, 35, 0
22.  Wilson Ramos—WAS              7                .260, 5, 50, 50, 0
23.  J. Saltalamacchia—BOS         7                .265, 10, 50, 40, 0
24. Jonathan Lucroy—MIL               7                .260, 10, 50, 50, 0
25. A.J. Pierzynski—CWS                6                .270, 5, 45, 40, 0
26.  Chris Ianetta—COL                   6               .240, 10, 50, 45, 0
27.  Nick Hundley—SD                     5              .250, 5, 40, 40, 0
28.  Rod Barajas—LAD                     5              .240, 15, 50, 45, 0
29.  Jason Castro—HOU                   5             .240, 5, 40, 45, 0
30.  Chris Snyder—PIT                     4             .240, 10, 40, 45, 0

Note: The rankings will improve as I learn more because I’m still fairly early in researching the players.