Joe Mauer can’t stay on the field while Russell Martin looks like his old self once again. What do these changes do to the rankings going forward?
1. Brian McCann
2. Buster Posey
3. Victor Martinez
4. Carlos Santana – Hitting under .200, but with five HRs already. Look for AVG to rise soon. Great buy-low candidate.
5. Miguel Montero
6. Mike Napoli
7. Matt Wieters – Power starting to come around. His youth and upside give him a boost in the rankings.
8. Joe Mauer – Injury concerns may last all season.
9. Kurt Suzuki
10. Geovany Soto – .264 BABIP with a 25% LD%. More success to come soon.
11. Alex Avila – Plenty of pop, but AVG not likely to stick with his high strikeout/whiff rates.
12. Russell Martin – Don’t expect his 24% HR/FB rate to stick. Will he stay healthy for the full season?
13. Wilson Ramos – .463 BABIP. Ummm, yeah, that won’t last. Look for .275-.280 the rest of the way with 5-10 homers.
14. Yadier Molina
15. Yorvit Torrealba – Hasn’t hit below .270 for the past two seasons.
16. Jorge Posada – 12% LD% and 25% HR/FB rate not good signs for the aging Posada
17. John Buck
18. J.P. Arencibia – The power is nice, but with little AVG and below average playing time.
19. Hank Conger – Let, him, play! Let, him, play!
20. Chris Iannetta – Great bat in OBP leagues, but striking out a ton right now. More power to come.
21. Nick Hundley
– Early surge has faded, as it did last season. More info here
22. A.J. Pierzynski – Slow start last year as well and finished strong.
23. Rod Barajas – All pop, no chance to hit for AVG. Power faded after fast start last season.
24. Ramon Hernandez