clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2018 Fantasy Baseball Consensus Rankings: Catchers

We went 44-deep at a yikes position. You can thank us now, not later.

St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants
Still spry enough to try to avoid the tag in a rundown, Yadier Molina is old but not forgotten.
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Yesterday we unveiled our early top 15 catchers for 2018. Today was going to be 16-30, but another set of rankings is added to the mix so players have shifted around a bit. This is to your benefit, as we now have a stronger consensus. I am running out the entire set of rankings, which went 44-deep for some reason. I have no idea why you would consider drafting a guy like Derek Norris, but hey, some of you are weirdos.

We also added some pretty cool columns. You can see the consensus ranking on the left, but you also have each tout’s ranking, an average ranking, and each player’s minimum and maximum ranking. It is helpful to get an idea of how closely we cluster players together. For instance, while the Top 15 shifted around a little (Yadier now has a deluxe apartment in the sky) the players within the top 15 remained the same. There is also a clear dropoff after those top 15, at least according to us. Maybe that’s because those were the first 15 we chose, or maybe it’s because there IS a clear dropoff. I will do a little digging and report back.

Yadier Molina is now two spots up. Apparently some believe the 35-year-old will continue to stave off Father Time, who comes for us all. Austin Barnes “plummeted” a full three spots, which is akin to blasphemy. Still, this is why we have a consensus. Maybe I am too aggressive with my ranking. But that guy was arguably the best hitting catcher in baseball last year. I don’t know how the Dodgers don’t play him. In the dream world in which I live, Yasmani Grandal would get traded and we would all have another viable backstop to choose that didn’t have playing time concerns.

Okay, enough chatter. Rankings below. Come and haggle in the comments. Or tell us who you’d like to hear about as the week moves along. Peace!

Consensus Catcher Rankings

Player Name Rank Heath Joe Ghoji Garrett AVG Min Max
Player Name Rank Heath Joe Ghoji Garrett AVG Min Max
Gary Sanchez 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Buster Posey 2 3 2 2 2 2.25 2 3
Willson Contreras 3 2 3 3 3 2.75 2 3
J.T. Realmuto 4 4 4 5 4 4.25 4 5
Salvador Perez 5 6 5 4 7 5.5 4 7
Evan Gattis 7 7 6 8 5 6.5 5 8
Kyle Schwarber 6 5 7 6 14 8 5 14
Yadier Molina 8 12 13 7 6 9.5 6 13
Welington Castillo 9 11 9 10 9 9.75 9 11
Mike Zunino 10 10 14 9 8 10.25 8 14
Wilson Ramos 11 8 12 11 12 10.75 8 12
Jonathan Lucroy 12 14 8 15 11 12 8 15
Brian McCann 13 13 20 14 10 14.25 10 20
Austin Barnes 14 9 16 12 23 15 9 23
Yasmani Grandal 15 15 21 13 13 15.5 13 21
Austin Hedges 16 16 31 17 15 19.75 15 31
Russell Martin 17 18 18 16 27 19.75 16 27
Travis d'Arnaud 18 20 22 20 18 20 18 22
James McCann 19 25 11 25 22 20.75 11 25
Tyler Flowers 20 17 10 27 31 21.25 10 31
Stephen Vogt 21 19 30 19 17 21.25 17 30
Chris Iannetta 22 22 23 23 21 22.25 21 23
Matt Wieters 23 28 26 22 16 23 16 28
Robinson Chirinos 24 21 33 18 20 23 18 33
Alex Avila 25 24 19 26 29 24.5 19 29
Christian Vazquez 26 32 27 29 19 26.75 19 32
Francisco Mejia 27 26 25 30 26 26.75 25 30
Tucker Barnhart 28 34 15 37 24 27.5 15 37
Jorge Alfaro 29 23 39 24 25 27.75 23 39
Kurt Suzuki 30 36 17 36 32 30.25 17 36
Manny Pina 31 31 28 33 33 31.25 28 33
Cameron Rupp 32 40 32 28 35 33.75 28 40
Jason Castro 33 27 37 38 34 34 27 38
Chance Sisco 34 30 29 35 43 34.25 29 43
Bruce Maxwell 35 35 24 42 42 35.75 24 42
Francisco Cervelli 36 33 42 41 28 36 28 42
Martin Maldonado 37 29 40 39 37 36.25 29 40
Yan Gomes 38 42 41 32 30 36.25 30 42
Tom Murphy 39 43 36 31 38 37 31 43
Blake Swihart 40 39 34 45 36 38.5 34 45
Chris Herrmann 41 37 38 43 39 39.25 37 43
Devin Mesoraco 42 41 43 34 41 39.75 34 43
Derek Norris 43 44 35 40 44 40.75 35 44
Caleb Joseph 44 38 44 44 40 41.5 38 44