Rank

First Name

Last Name

Team

1 Buster Posey SF
2 Devin Mesoraco Cin
3 Jonathan Lucroy Mil
4 Carlos Santana Cle
5 Yan Gomes Cle
6 Evan Gattis Hou
7 Salvador Perez KC
8 Matt Wieters Bal
9 Travis d'Arnaud NYM
10 Wilson Ramos Was
11 Yadier Molina StL
12 Russell Martin Tor
13 Brian McCann NYY
14 John Jaso TB
15 Miguel Montero ChC
16 Jason Castro Hou
17 Yasmani Grandal LAD
18 Wilin Rosario Col
19 Derek Norris SD
20 Stephen Vogt Oak
21 Mike Zunino Sea
22 Carlos Ruiz Phi
23 Alex Avila Det
24 Chris Iannetta LAA
25 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Mia

Notable Higher Ranked Player

Travis d'Arnaud: My Rank- 9 ECR- 14

Travis d'Arnaud was a very highly ranked prospect, and the light seemed to go on for him after he was recalled from a Triple-A demotion. He spent most of June in the minors, so we'll use his second half splits as a simple split for looking at his production. He received 211 plate appearances in the second half and swatted 7 homers with a .265 batting average while cutting his strikeout rate from 18.1% in the first half to 12.3% down the stretch. I'm expecting him to hit around 20 homers and up his batting average into the .270-.275 range.

Notable Lower Ranked Player

Brian McCann: My Rank- 13 ECR- 9

A four player disparity isn't huge. Having said that, I do like Brian McCann less than the other expert rankers. The shift killed him last year and will continue to hamper him if he's unable to adjust. I do expect him to play better this year than he did last, but that only amounts to a .250 average with similar power and run production numbers.