Last week, I jumped forward in time to discuss next year’s top 100 prospects

Today, we’ll stay on that future theme but begin a position-by-position focus, starting with everyone’s favorite spot: catcher.

Rank Name Age Team
1 J.T. Realmuto 29 MIA
2 Willson Contreras 27 CHC
3 Mitch Garver 29 MIN
4 Yasmani Grandal 31 LAD
5 Gary Sanchez 27 NYY
6 Adley Rutschman 22 BAL
7 Will Smith 25 LAD
8 Tom Murphy 29 SEA
9 Sean Murphy 25 OAK
10 Joey Bart 23 SF
11 Francisco Mejia 24 SD
12 Omar Narvaez 28 MLW
13 Carson Kelly 25 ARI
14 Jorge Alfaro 27 MIA
15 Salvador Perez 30 KC
16 Heriberto Hernandez 20 TEX
17 Christian Vazquez 29 BOS
18 Francisco Alvarez 18 NYM
19 Wilson Ramos 32 NYM
20 Danny Jansen 25 TOR
21 Travis d’Arnaud 31 ATL
22 Austin Allen 26 OAK
23 Daulton Varsho 23 ARI
24 Victor Caratini 26 CHC
25 Luis Campusano 21 SD
26 Roberto Perez 31 CLE
27 Yermin Mercedes 27 CHW
28 Keibert Ruiz 21 LAD
29 Diego Cartaya 18 LAD
30 Pedro Severino 26 BAL
31 Willians Astudillo 28 MIN
32 Connor Wong 23 BOS
33 Jason Castro 32 LAA
34 Sam Huff 22 TEX
35 Ryan Jeffers 22 MIN
36 Ivan Herrera 19 STL
37 Gabriel Moreno 20 TOR
38 Alejandro Kirk 21 TOR
39 Austin Nola 30 SEA
40 Ronnier Quintero 17 CHC
41 Isiah Kiner-Falefa 25 TEX
42 Tyler Stephenson 23 CIN
43 Tucker Barnhart 29 CIN
44 Buster Posey 33 SF
45 Yadier Molina 37 STL
46 Kurt Suzuki 36 WSH
47 Andrew Knizner 25 STL
48 Robinson Chirinos 35 TEX
49 Rayner Santana 19 SF
50 Austin Romine 31 DET
51 Antonio Gomez 17 NYY
52 Miguel Amaya 21 CHC
53 Reese McGuire 25 TOR
54 Martin Maldinaldo 33 HOU
55 Cal Raleigh 23 SEA
56 Shea Langeliers 22 ATL
57 Dom Nuñez 25 COL
58 Chance Sisco 25 BAL
59 Mike Zunino 29 TB
60 Bo Naylor 20 CLE
61 Mario Feliciano 21 MIL
62 William Contreras 22 ATL
63 Yan Gomes 32 WSH
64 Jacob Stallings 30 PIT
65 James McCann 29 CHW
66 Jeferson Quero 17 MIL
67 Jake Rogers 25 DET
68 Austin Hedges 27 SD
69 Ronaldo Hernandez 22 TB
70 Luis Torrens 23 SD
71 Zack Collins 25 CHW
72 Welington Castillo 33 WSH
73 Tyler Flowers 34 ATL
74 Anthony Siegler 20 NYY
75 Elias Diaz 29 COL
76 Tony Wolters 27 COL
77 Korey Lee 21 HOU
78 Grayson Greiner 27 DET
79 MJ Melendez 21 KC
80 Francisco Cervelli 34 MIA

 

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  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    The Murphys come as a package deal in every rankings

    Bold ranking on Cervelli

    • The Itch

      The Itch says:
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      Best pair of Murphys since Eddie and Miss Brown made the 1980s laugh.

      And thanks RE Frank Cervo!

      Almost left him off but was feeling flavorful.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cervelli in a Marvin the Martian helmet could hit 3 HRs easily

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *across 800 at-bats

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      It’s called Murphy’s Law

  2. Biff Malibu says:
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    800 AB’s good one. Got that Luis Castillo power!

  3. WheelhouseWreck says:
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    You think Rutschman is gonna jump the Chance?

    • The Itch

      The Itch says:
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      In 2021, he gets that chance

  4. Jolt In Flow says:
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    Itch, thanks for the report.

    A question on Rutschman. Any comparison to any of the past catcher greats?

    • The Itch

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      Maybe Posey with more power.

  5. Mark says:
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    Fantasy…gimmie Gary Sanchez in the NY lineup. Easily the best power/rbi threat at Catcher. Eventually he will avoid a month long slump and be great for an entire season. Hoping this season.

    He sucked in Spring training, but hey, at least he sucked early on.

    • The Itch

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      I had him higher early in the process, but his average risk has gotten bad enough that he’s a 2-category player on draft day because he doesn’t score enough runs to keep up with JT Real, who outpaced him by 30 in the R category. Maybe even a 1.5 category player if you ding him for hurting in batting average.

      I agree he could be Catcher #1 in any season but won’t be paying for the possibility until he makes more consistent contact and pops up a bit less.

  6. leon says:
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    was offered Groshan for Pearson.

    Also offered ($0) Bruajn and ($18) montas for ($29) giolito

    thoughts?

    • The Itch

      The Itch says:
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      I’d do the Brujan deal but hold Pearson

      • leon says:
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        oh sorry, just a little confused because i didnt say who had who.

        I had Groshan for his pearson

        and My brujan and Montas for his giolito

        • The Itch

          The Itch says:
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          In which case, I’d hold Brujan and buy Pearson

  7. Harley Earl says:
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    So glad to see you publish these rankings, Itch!! Really a subject I need help with!

    So for several years I was blessed with the bat of Jonathan Lucroy and I never even worried about catcher. Then, all of a sudden, Lucroy got terrible and he was even terrible in Colorado. I held on to him as long as I could, then finally moved on. Since then I’ve been a desperate man, searching beneath rocks and between the cracks of fat women for a catcher hiding in the shadows. The more I look, the more I long for the days of Lucroy in his prime. I really did not know how fortunate I was then.

    And that brings me to present day in which my starter is Travis D’Arnaud. I only added him because Atlanta signed him. Not because I believe in him. Honestly, I don’t believe. Yuck.

    I do, however, have one catching prospect on my roster. Ivan Hererra (STL). I’m hoping he’s Yadi’s heir to the thrown. I don’t expect miracles from Hererra. I’m just hoping he’s has a good enough stick that I don’t have to worry about having a black hole in my lineup every day. What do you say? Will Ivan be the answer to my catching woes prayers?

  8. Coolwhip

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    Itch! I love seeing my boy Mitch Garver in that 3 spot.

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