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2017 MLB Draft Position Rankings: Catchers



Catching is always hard to find, and the industry has a tendency to overdraft catchers as a result. Some of these players could go much higher than where they are ranked. Daulton Varsho and Zach Jackson, for example, could be in play on day one.

Bobby Dalbec (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire Via Getty) 1228411875

Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 9, 2020

Daulton Varsho hits a home run, Gavin Lux, Bobby Dalbec, Alec Bohm and Ryan Mountcastle have big days, Triston McKenzie strikes out seven and more.

Below are the rankings of this year's catchers. Their rankings in the BA 500 are in parentheses. 1. Luis Campusano-Bracero, Cross Creek HS, Augusta, Ga. (42) 2. M.J. Melendez, Westminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay, Fla. (52) 3. Hagen Danner, Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS (61) 4. Riley Adams, San Diego (72) 5. Connor Wong, Houston (77) 6. Evan Skoug, TCU (78) 7. David Banuelos, Long Beach State (91) 8. Daulton Varsho, Wisconsin-Milwaukee (100) 9. Joey Morgan, Washington (107) 10. Matt Whatley, Oral Roberts (110) 11. Steven Williams, Deerfield-Windsor HS, Albany, Ga. (114) 12. Sam McMillan, Suwannee (Fla.) HS (117) 13. Chris Williams, Clemson (118) 14. Blake Hunt, Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. (123) 15. Deon Stafford, St. Joe's (131) 16. Spencer Smith, Northern Durham (N.C.) HS (158) 17. Philip Clarke, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville (167) 18. Mike Rivera, Florida (175) 19. Zach Jackson, Winter Haven (Fla.) HS (182) 20. Erik Ostberg, Hartford (205) 21. Colby Fitch, Louisville (254) 22. Jason Delay, Vanderbilt (256) 23. Patrick Bailey, Wesleyan Christian Academy, High Point, N.C. (299) 24. Josh Breaux, McLennan (Texas) JC (301) 25. Angel Lopez, Northampton CC (Pa.) (304) 26. Casey Opitz, Centennial HS, Heritage, Colo. (305) 27. Calvin Greenfield, Jensen Beach (Fla.) HS (307) 28. Nathan Perry, Bassett (Va.) HS (314) 29. Sam Praytor, Helena (Ala.) HS (325) 30. Canaan Smith, Rockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, Texas (366) 31. Santis Sanchez, International Baseball Academy, Las Piedras, P.R. (367) 32. Drew Lugbauer, Michigan (378) 33. Adam Kerner, Oaks Christian HS, Westlake Village, Calif. (388) 34. Cody Roberts, North Carolina (408) 35. Jan Mercado, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. (410) 36. Cordell Dunn, Center Hill HS, Desoto County, Miss. (415) 37. Austin Bates, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. (417) 38. Trevor Casanova, El Camino (Calif.) JC (427) 39. Mark Kolosvary, Florida (432) 40. David Avitia Duarte, Alhambra HS, Phoenix (447)

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