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2016 Top 20 Catcher Rankings with Auction Values

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Ray updates his 2016 top 20 catcher rankings, and for the first time ever, he has added auction dollar values for each catcher ranked.

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Earlier in the offseason, I recall a reader asking if I could add auction dollar values to my rankings this season. I am glad I received this request, as I have wanted to add auction values to my rankings for the longest time, but never did. Thanks for giving me a reason to add them,

WIth that said, here are my early Top 20 catcher rankings with auction values. I will admit that these are all "top of my head" rankings, with no clear rhyme or reason, except that I have been participating in auction drafts for quite some time, so I think I have a good idea of what I would spend on each catcher ranked below.

I have provided auction values for 20 catchers below, but you can use these as a barometer for either 12 team or 15 team mixed league auctions.

As the offseason rolls along, I will try to refine my auction dollar values for 12 team leagues using a $260 salary cap per team. So, in a 12 team league, there should be $3,120 allocated to 276 hitters and pitchers, assuming 23 man rosters (14 hitters and 9 pitchers).

Below are my early 2016 Top 20 Catcher Rankings with auction dollar values. Let's discuss my rankings and auction values in the comments section below.

Rank

$ Value

Name

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

1

$28

Buster Posey

144

598

19

73

94

0.323

0.386

0.481

142

5.7

2

$20

Brian McCann

130

514

26

66

91

0.239

0.327

0.452

111

3.2

3

$19

Kyle Schwarber

62

248

16

49

43

0.245

0.351

0.509

134

1.7

4

$17

Devin Mesoraco

23

51

0

2

2

0.178

0.275

0.244

45

-0.2

5

$16

Jonathan Lucroy

97

409

7

50

43

0.268

0.328

0.396

94

1.1

6

$16

Russell Martin

125

493

22

72

74

0.238

0.327

0.452

112

3.2

7

$16

Travis d'Arnaud

63

252

12

31

41

0.271

0.341

0.498

133

2.3

8

$16

Salvador Perez

134

526

20

49

68

0.258

0.279

0.425

87

1.6

9

$14

Yasmani Grandal

110

409

16

43

47

0.243

0.360

0.419

121

2.4

10

$12

Stephen Vogt

131

489

18

56

67

0.263

0.342

0.453

118

2.4

11

$10

Matt Wieters

70

261

7

20

21

0.251

0.291

0.395

84

0.4

12

$10

Yan Gomes

91

372

12

37

44

0.225

0.263

0.387

74

0.7

13

$10

Wilson Ramos

123

486

14

40

66

0.231

0.261

0.358

64

0.5

14

$9

Derek Norris

140

537

14

64

62

0.253

0.304

0.411

99

2.3

15

$9

Blake Swihart

78

289

2

42

25

0.269

0.317

0.362

83

1.2

16

$7

Welington Castillo

105

359

19

41

52

0.238

0.298

0.463

101

1.3

17

$7

Nick Hundley

103

389

10

45

43

0.301

0.339

0.467

103

2.2

18

$7

Yadier Molina

136

530

4

34

61

0.270

0.310

0.350

80

1.3

19

$5

Francisco Cervelli

123

483

6

53

39

0.304

0.380

0.405

123

3.7

20

$5

Miguel Montero

108

382

15

35

51

0.244

0.343

0.412

106

1.8