2010 positional rankings: top 10 catchers
June 4, 2010 2 Comments
Over the next few days, I will be rolling out as many positional rankings as possible, although I don’t expect to have every position published by Monday (Day 1 of the draft). Should that be the case, I will continue posting rankings in the week following the draft.
For those who have followed the goings-on of the draft to this point, you know that Yasmani Grandal is widely considered the best catcher not named Bryce Harper. This weekend, I will kick off a feature titled “Standing on the table” in which I defend – or, “stand on the table for” – a personal opinion that runs contrary to that of the majority. For the first edition of said feature, I will explain why I believe Justin O’Conner will have a better major league career than Yasmani Grandal.
** Because it will be difficult for me to gauge a player’s signability in many cases, this list, as well as all future lists, should be interpreted as a ranking of overall talent. This is not a prediction of who will be drafted the earliest. Players are color-coded by OFP class (Excellent, Good, Strong-average, Average, Mild-average, Marginal, Fringe):
Top 10 Catchers
Others Considered (alphabetical)