2015 Position Rankings: C (Updated!!!)

CThere’s not a whole lot to like about the crop of catchers in this year’s draft class. Aside from Chris Betts and late-bloomer Tyler Stephenson, there isn’t much offensively to get excited about. If you’re a fan of a strong defensive catcher, though, this is the year for you. Between Garrett Wolforth, Wyatt Cross and Elih Marrero, there should be at least one Gold Glove in their collective future.

Of course, though, like most positions, catcher is a two-way street. If a player plays outstanding defense, but doesn’t offer anything at the plate, then there’s little chance of advancing all the way to the Majors.

These rankings are current as of 6/4/15, and will be updated throughout the draft season.

# Hitter Pos University/School Ht Wt B-T
1 Chris Betts C Woodrow Wilson HS (CA) 6-2 210 L-R
2 Tyler Stephenson C/OF Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA) 6-4 210 R-R
3 Jameson Fisher C Louisiana-Lafayette 6-2 196 L-R
4 Taylor Ward C Fresno State 6-2 190 R-R
5 Elih Marrero C Coral Gables Senior HS (FL) 5-9 190 S-R
6 Garrett Wolforth C Concordia Lutheran HS (TX) 6-3 200 S-R
7 Cal Raleigh C Smoky Mountain HS (NC) 6-3 195 S-R
8 Wyatt Cross C Legacy HS (CO) 6-3 201 L-R
9 Lucas Herbert C San Clemente HS (CA) 6-1 195 R-R
10 Kade Scivicque C Louisiana State 5-11 223 R-R
11 Daniel Salters C Dallas Baptist 6-3 217 L-R
12 Ryan January C Swampscott HS (MA) 6-3 198 L-R
13 Cole Peragine C/SS Stony Brook 6-0 180 S-R
14 Nick Fortes C Deland HS (FL) 6-0 200 R-R
15 John Clay Reeves C Rice 6-1 185 R-R
16 Garrett Stubbs C Southern California 5-10 165 L-R
17 Michael Benson C Rancho Buena Vista HS (CA) 6-0 185 R-R
18 Anthony Hermelyn C Oklahoma 6-1 200 R-R
19 Austin Rei C Washington 6-0 183 R-R
20 Austin Bossart C Penn 6-2 210 R-R
21 Domenic DiRenzo C Pittsburgh Central Catholic HS (PA) 6-1 185 R-R
22 Christopher Cullen C West Forsyth HS (GA) 6-5 204 R-R
23 Zeke Pinkham C Elizabethtown HS (KY) 6-1 190 L-R
24 Joe Davis C/1B Bowie HS (TX) 6-2 220 S-R
25 Darren Shred C St. Roch Catholic HS (Canada) 6-3 200 R-R
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