After getting started at first base, it’s time for the B/R MLB 300 to backtrack 90 feet to check in with the guys behind the dish.

Due to the position’s relative lack of star power, our list of the top catchers for 2016 features only 20 names. And despite Gary Sanchez’s best efforts, many of them are complicit in the position’s low offensive standards. As a counter to that, our scoring system acknowledges that catcher is by far the most important defensive position:

  • Hitting: 25 points
  • Power: 30 points
  • Baserunning5 points
  • Defense: 40 points

This is the same scoring pattern used in the first three iterations of the MLB 300, but there is one major difference. Rather than use the events of 2016 to project for 2017, this year the focus is strictly on 2016. Think of these rankings as year-end report cards.

For more on how the scoring and rankings work, read ahead. 

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