The Z Files: Top 20 Catcher and Infield Changes
The Z Files: Top 20 Catcher and Infield Changes

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

What an offseason! The Winter Meetings aren't over and several dominoes have already fallen. Trade winds are blowing, and the hot stove should stay lit for days and weeks to come.

One of the repercussions of the wave of transactions is a shake-up of my rankings. Not to mention, while taking part in four magazine mocks and a couple of best ball leagues, I've battle-tested my initial rankings and have made some adjustments. Before heading into the outfield, let's take a break and review the catcher and infield top 20s, comparing them to my updated rankings while highlighting the major differences.


1J.T. RealmutoJ.T. Realmuto
2Gary SanchezYasmani Grandal
3Mitch GarverGary Sanchez
4Wilson RamosMitch Garver
5Yasmani GrandalWilson Ramos
6Christian VazquezChristian Vazquez
7Salvador PerezSalvador Perez
8Yadier MolinaWillson Contreras
9Willson ContrerasWill Smith
10Will SmithYadier Molina
11Kurt SuzukiOmar Narvaez
12Jorge AlfaroTravis d'Arnaud
13Travis d'ArnaudSean Murphy
14Carson KellyJorge Alfaro
15James McCannKurt Suzuki
16Omar NarvaezRoberto Perez
17Roberto PerezDanny Jansen
18Danny JansenTom Murphy
19Buster PoseyBuster Posey
20Robinson ChirinosCarson Kelly

Out of the Top 20

James McCann: The White Sox still have plans for McCann despite signing Yasmani Grandal, but he won't see full time at-bats. McCann will play some DH and could squat when Grandal plays DH as well. The issue is

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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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