MLB Networks Top Ten Right Now: (Catchers)


This is the second part of a 6-part series in which I examine the MLB Networks “Top 10 Right Now” rankings. I will examine the catchers quickly in this post as I already completed a semi-ranking a week ago here: MLB Networks Top Ten Then and Now: (Catchers)

However, I have changed the rankings a little bit which I will discuss below.

Part 1, which examines both starting and relief pitchers is here: MLB Network’s Top Ten Right Now: Dback’s Snubs (Pitchers)

This year’s MLB Network rankings: (Catchers):

  1. Mike Napoli
  2. Joe Mauer
  3. Miguel Montero
  4. Buster Posey
  5. Alex Avila
  6. Carlos Santana
  7. Brian McCann
  8. Yadier Molina
  9. Matt Wieters
  10. Carlos Ruiz

 

There are only two real changes from my list a week ago to now: the first was adding Mike Napoli to the mix. I avoided putting Napoli on my list last time because I figured he would be on the “DH” list for MLB Network and not the Catcher position considering he only caught 61 games for the Rangers last season. But they did include him so I needed to include him too. However, I will not put him FIRST as they have because he has never caught more than 100 games in a season. To be a valuable catcher, you have to actually, you know, play catcher a good amount. All nine guys above Napoli, with the possible exceptions of Buster Posey and Carlos Santana (which are yet to be seen) are workhorses for their particular franchises behind the plate.

The second change is that I moved Yadier Molina down the list simply because he will turn 30 this year and that is about the time catchers start to lose it. So here are my updated rankings of MLB’s catchers:

  1. Brian McCann
  2. Joe Mauer
  3. Buster Posey
  4. Miguel Montero
  5. Alex Avila
  6. Carlos Santana
  7. Matt Wieters
  8. Yadier Molina
  9. Carlos Ruiz
  10. Mike Napoli

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  • detsportsczar

    That’s more like it.  But, I have a hard time puttng Mauer that high how injured he’s been.  You know they guy has 1 home run in Target Field since it opened?