You see fantasy baseball players ranked before their drafts, a month into the season, at the All-Star Break and when the season is over.  But what does it really mean, and how does it change the way you view MLB talent?

2016 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings

When comparing two hitting scoring systems - I gathered the following data:


League 1League 2
R - 2AB - (1)
1B - 1H - 5.6
2B - 22B - 2.9
3B - 33B - 5.7
HR - 2HR - 9.4
RBI - 2BB - 3
SB - 1HBP - 3
BB - 1SB - 1.9
CS - (2.8)

Missing from League 1 Top 10 C

Missing from League 2 Top 10 C

Top 20 Catchers Ranking Change +/-5

  • Nick Hundley from 13th C in League 1 vs 8th in League 2
  • A.J. Pierzynski 14 vs 9
  • Travis d'Arnaud 24 vs 19
  • James McCann 20 vs 16
  • Yadier Molina 8th C in League 1 vs 12th in League 2
  • Kurt Suzuki 17 vs 21
  • Wilson Ramos 9 vs 17

Because run production is not scored in League 2, Hundley's .301 BA and 36 XBH helped him climb into the top 10 of League 2 catchers.  Wilson Ramos on the other hand hit just .229 but scored 41 runs and drove in 68 Nationals baserunners.  He was one of just seven catchers to break 100 runs plus RBI.

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RPV (Fantasy Points-Top 10 Avg)/Top 10 Avg

League 1PointsRPVLeague 2PointsRPV
Buster Posey61634%Buster Posey859.646%
Brian McCann52414%Russell Martin626.57%
Russell Martin51813%Stephen Vogt625.46%
Stephen Vogt4754%Brian McCann587.80%
Derek Norris4713%Francisco Cervelli570-3%
Salvador Perez431-6%Derek Norris554.9-6%
Francisco Cervelli407-11%Salvador Perez535-9%
Yadier Molina388-15%Nick Hundley522.7-11%
Wilson Ramos379-17%A.J. Pierzynski498.7-15%
J.T. Realmuto378-18%Yasmani Grandal491.8-16%
AVG458.7AVG587.24

League 1 was a bit top heavy, but League 2 valued Posey 12% more, despite have a slightly more balanced Top 10.

Fantasy Baseball Catcher RPV

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