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2007 Player Rankings: Catchers

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It's that time of year again where I tell you who were best and worst players by position in MLB for the past season, in case you already forgot what did happen this past season. Starting with position players I will rank the Top 30 players in plate appearances at each position, based on the player's primary position for the season. For the position players I take into account five statiscal categories: OPS+, VORP, Equivalent Average, Runs Created (ballpark adjusted per hardballtimes.com), and Win Shares. The rankings are based purely on what the player did during the 2007 season as past performance and potential future value are not taken into account.


This year for each position I'll repost who I had as the best, the most average, and the worst by position from 2004-2006.





1. Ivan Rodriguez

15. Gregg Zaun

30. Chad Moeller



1. Victor Martinez

15. Mike Matheny

30. Chris Snyder



1. Joe Mauer

15. A.J. Pierzynski

30. Jose Molina



1. Victor Martinez, Indians

2. Jorge Posada, Yankees

3. Russell Martin, Dodgers

4. Joe Mauer, Twins

5. Josh Bard, Padres

6. Brian McCann, Braves

7. Jason Varitek, Red Sox

8. Kenji Johjima, Mariners

9. Chris Snyder, Diamondbacks

10. Bengie Molina, Giants

11. Carlos Ruiz, Phillies

12. Gregg Zaun, Blue Jays

13. Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers

14. Ramon Hernandez, Orioles

15. Yadier Molina, Cardinals

16. Ronny Paulino, Pirates

17. A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox

18. Paul Lo Duca, Mets

19. John Buck, Royals

20. Brian Schneider, Nationals

21. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Braves/Rangers

22. Johnny Estrada, Brewers

23. Miguel Olivo, Marlins

24. Yorvit Torrealba, Rockies

25. Gerald Laird, Rangers

26. Brad Aumsus, Astros

27. Jason Kendall, A's/Cubs

28. Dioner Navarrao, Devil Rays

29. David Ross, Reds

30. Michael Barrett, Cubs/Padres

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