Catcher Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2019

RotoAce provides detailed catcher fantasy baseball rankings, broken into tiers, along with 2019 projections. We feel tiers are important, because if you use these lists during your draft, it’s easier to determine which player is more important to grab first. We also provide projections that go beyond standard 5×5 leagues, so that you can use these rankings and projections in leagues with expanded categories like walk and strikeout percentages, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS.

2019 CATCHER RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS

TIER 1 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
1. J.T. Realmuto, Phi 28 577 .279 72 22 81 5 .336 .460 .794 6.8 17.9
2. Gary Sanchez, NYY 26 525 .252 76 29 87 2 .337 .493 .830 10.4 23.4
3. Buster Posey, SF 32 558 .292 63 12 65 3 .369 .427 .796 10.4 11.5
4. Salvador Perez, KC 28 529 .251 60 25 75 1 .288 .457 .745 3.7 20.2
TIER 2 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
5. Yasmani Grandal, Mil 30 485 .239 59 22 65 1 .342 .454 .796 13.5 25.0
6. Willson Contreras, ChC 26 502 .263 59 16 64 4 .344 .435 .779 9.7 21.6
7. Yadier Molina, SL 36 535 .269 56 16 63 4 .320 .415 .735 6.3 12.9
8. Wilson Ramos, NYM 31 434 .267 48 17 59 0 .319 .439 .758 6.9 18.2
TIER 3 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
9. Danny Jansen, Tor 23 447 .260 52 13 54 2 .344 .422 .766 9.2 15.8
10. Welington Castillo, ChW 31 407 .248 44 15 49 1 .302 .418 .720 6.5 26.6
11. Jorge Alfaro, Mia 25 425 .241 40 12 43 2 .293 .396 .689 4.8 32.3
12. Tucker Barnhart, Cin 28 499 .252 50 9 51 1 .327 .375 .702 9.6 17.7
13. Francisco Cervelli, Pit 33 408 .258 43 9 42 2 .359 .391 .750 11.8 21.4
14. Mike Zunino, TB 28 429 .210 48 20 55 0 .286 .418 .704 7.7 33.7
15. Evan Gattis, FA 32 321 .246 37 16 45 0 .305 .463 .768 7.1 21.7
16. Francisco Mejia, SD 23 349 .251 33 10 38 0 .301 .413 .714 5.7 20.6
TIER 4 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
17. Robinson Chirinos, Hou 33 371 .213 42 14 44 1 .312 .406 .718 10.0 32.2
18. Kurt Suzuki, Was 33 304 .266 34 10 39 0 .324 .424 .748 5.9 13.2
19. Omar Narvaez, Sea 27 431 .256 43 8 41 0 .342 .372 .714 10.5 17.9
20. Jonathan Lucroy, LAA 32 367 .255 39 7 39 0 .318 .375 .693 7.8 15.2
21. Tyler Flowers, Atl 33 328 .248 35 10 37 0 .338 .399 .737 9.2 25.5
22. Austin Hedges, SD 26 332 .231 32 13 39 2 .277 .414 .691 6.2 26.2
23. Chris Iannetta, Col 35 310 .243 36 11 38 0 .346 .428 .774 12.4 24.7
24. Yan Gomes, Was 31 299 .241 31 10 37 0 .295 .408 .703 5.8 26.5
TIER 5 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
24. Grayson Greiner, Det 26 422 .233 42 9 42 0 .305 .351 .666 8.8 25.1
26. John Hicks, Det 29 335 .247 35 10 38 0 .297 .388 .685 5.8 26.0
27. Austin Barnes, LAD 29 338 .234 34 7 33 5 .331 .360 .691 11.5 22.4
28. Willians Astudillo, Min 27 236 .297 27 7 30 1 .331 .443 .774 3.3 6.3
29. Nick Hundley, Oak 35 308 .236 32 9 35 0 .287 .392 .679 6.5 27.1
30. Mitch Garver, Min 28 267 .259 29 6 30 0 .330 .403 .737 9.6 22.2
31. Alex Avila, Ari 31 366 .211 38 10 36 0 .337 .362 .699 15.5 34.4
32. Jason Castro, Min 30 365 .223 38 8 37 0 .314 .352 .666 11.0 29.2
33. Austin Wynns, Bal 28 335 .238 33 8 33 0 .293 .367 .660 6.6 21.4
34. Kevin Plawecki, Cle 28 384 .235 30 7 31 0 .313 .381 .694 8.7 20.3
35. Brian McCann, Atl 35 232 .228 25 9 28 0 .311 .396 .707 9.3 18.9
36. Christian Vazquez, Bos 28 336 .250 36 5 35 4 .300 .361 .661 5.7 17.8
37. Chance Sisco, Bal 24 252 .235 25 5 24 1 .313 .355 .668 8.4 28.5
38. Russell Martin, LAD 36 227 .221 24 7 25 0 .331 .329 .660 12.5 24.5
39. Travis d’Arnaud, NYM 30 227 .241 23 8 27 0 .300 .407 .707 7.1 18.8
40. Carson Kelly, Ari 24 204 .240 20 5 20 0 .316 .366 .682 8.9 17.3
41. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Tex 24 243 .264 25 3 23 4 .326 .363 .689 7.2 15.4
42. Matt Wieters, FA 32 284 .238 28 8 32 0 .309 .384 .693 8.7 19.3
TIER 6 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
43. Austin Romine, NYY 30 210 .235 22 5 21 0 .285 .365 .650 6.1 23.6
44. James McCann, ChW 27 194 .231 19 5 20 0 .288 .361 .649 6.5 26.8
45. Roberto Perez, Cle 30 255 .209 28 6 26 1 .298 .339 .637 10.7 29.7
46. Martin Maldonado, FA 32 281 .220 27 7 29 0 .281 .352 .633 5.4 24.0
47. Max Stassi, Hou 28 202 .216 22 7 23 0 .301 .373 .674 9.0 28.8
48. Josh Phegley, Oak 31 190 .225 21 5 21 0 .284 .377 .661 6.7 23.1
49. Elias Diaz, Pit 28 165 .267 17 4 18 0 .317 .402 .719 6.5 17.0
50. Victor Caratini, ChC 25 169 .257 18 3 18 0 .321 .378 .699 7.7 20.3
51. Devin Mesoraco, NYM 30 125 .233 14 4 15 0 .313 .415 .728 9.3 20.8
52. Stephen Vogt, SF 34 126 .244 14 4 15 0 .309 .406 .715 7.7 18.8
53. Michael Perez, TB 26 153 .236 15 3 15 0 .288 .355 .643 6.4 22.8
54. Blake Swihart, Bos 26 139 .234 15 2 14 2 .298 .347 .645 8.1 26.1
55. Tom Murphy, Col 27 124 .224 13 4 15 0 .278 .403 .681 5.8 34.3
56. Keibert Ruiz, LAD* 20 79 .255 8 2 9 0 .299 .378 .677 5.3 12.3
57. Manny Pina, Mil 31 100 .253 8 3 11 0 .307 .390 .697 6.6 20.5
58. Sandy Leon, Bos 30 173 .221 18 3 17 0 .280 .342 .622 6.8 25.1
59. Chris Herrmann, Oak 31 141 .216 15 3 14 0 .306 .365 .671 11.0 27.0
60. John Ryan Murphy, Ari 27 106 .218 9 3 10 0 .273 .364 .637 6.4 25.5
61. Caleb Joseph, Ari 32 99 .224 9 2 10 0 .271 .338 .609 4.8 24.7
62. Spencer Kieboom, Was 28 73 .233 6 0 6 0 .307 .347 .654 9.3 19.5

* expected to earn C qualification requirements