Catchers are unpredictable. Mitch Garver and Christian Vazquez were Top-5 catchers in 2019. Austin Nola and Travis d’Arnaud were Top-5 catchers in 2020. None of the four featured in the Top-10 in 2021.
Obviously, catchers get injured more than any other hitter, so think carefully before investing an early-round pick. Every year, catchers appear from nowhere. Looking at you Eric Haase.
New for 2022: Maybe the universal NL becomes a thing. If so, look out for NL catchers getting more playing time. Maybe guys like Tyler Stephenson and J.T. Realmuto get a boost.
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