Week 10 Power Rankings: CatcherFeatured
With 10 weeks in the books, we’re coming down the stretch of the 2016 college baseball season, so it’s time to update our preseason Position Power Rankings. For this exercise, we are using the same guiding principle we followed when assembling our preseason All-America teams: If we were building a team to win the 2016 national title, which players would we choose?
Now we have 10 weeks of performance to draw upon, so statistics are taking on more weight in our rankings, but we also tried to keep the numbers in context, because some leagues or ballparks are more offensive than others, and the quality of nonconference competition varies widely — so all stat lines are not created equal. In addition to the 2016 numbers, we also considered raw talent, long-term track record and makeup. We took into account defense as well as offense, especially for the crucial defensive position of catcher (for which we are including defensive statistics — the percentage of basestealers each catcher has thrown out, and the number of passed balls).
Here’s our look at the top catchers in college baseball after 10 weeks.
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