Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Catcher rankings for 2011 - incumbents and FA...

Beyond the box score put out an end of the year catcher's defense ranking. Since the Mets maybe in the market for a back-up/platoon catcher I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at where those ranked who are available.

All three of the Mets catchers appeared on the list, here is their ranking;

#75- Mike Nickeas (-0.6)
#93- Josh Thole  (-2.3) 
#96- Ronny Paulino  (-3.6)

Here are the available free agent rankings;

#4- Kelly Shoppach (6.8)
#7- Ramon Hernandez (5.1)
#17- Ivan Rodriguez (2.2)
#19- Josh Bard (2.0)
#46- Chris Snyder (0.2)
#79- Ramon Castro (-0.8)
#92- Rob Johnson (-2.3)
#94- J.R. Towles (-2.3)
#107- Dioner Navarro (-4.3)
#109- Jason Varitek (-5.3)

Jason Kendall did not play in 2011 but isn't retired not sure if he'll return but is listed as a free agent and wasn't ranked on the list.

Check out the above link for explanations and rankings within each category...