Top 25 Catching Prospects

Top 25 Catching Prospects

I apologize non-baseball obligations temporarily halted my posting, but with the series postponed tonight, I decided to start the positional rankings. In the next few months, we will provide a position-by-position analysis of the top prospects in baseball. I will start with catcher, and while omissions are a possibility, here is how I would rank the top 25 catching prospects in baseball. As always, feedback is appreciated so let us know which players you believe are ranked too high or too low.

1. Jesus Montero-Yankees
2. Devin Mesoraco-Reds
3. Travis D’Arnaud-Blue Jays
4. Gary Sanchez-Yankees
5. Yasmani Grandal-Reds
6. Ryan Lavarnway-Red Sox
7. Wilin Rosario-Rockies
8. Blake Swihart-Red Sox
9. Tommy Joseph-Giants
10. Austin Hedges-Padres
11. Sebastian Valle-Phillies
12. Derek Norris-Nationals
13. Christian Vazquez-Red Sox
14. JT Realmuto-Marlins
15. Tony Sanchez-Pirates
16. Jorge Alfaro-Rangers
17. Austin Romine-Yankees
18. Carlos Perez-Blue Jays
19. Tomas Telis-Rangers
20. Christian Bethancourt-Braves
21. Will Swanner-Rockies
22. Tim Federowicz-Dodgers
23. Oscar Hernandez-Rays
24. A.J. Jimenez-Blue Jays
25. Justin O’Conner-Rays/Kellin Deglan-Rangers

Future players: Mike Zunino—Univ. of Florida (2012), Stryker Trahan—HS (La.) (2012), and for people in really deep leagues, it’s worth noting Perfect Game puts three catchers among its top 10 HS players for the 2013 draft (Jeremy Martinez, Zack Collins, and Reese McGuire)