2020 Prospect Position Rankings: Catchers

Image credit: Adley Rutschman (Photo by Tom DiPace)

Each year, following the release of our Top 100 prospects, Baseball America ranks the top prospects in baseball by position. You can find our 2019 rankings here.

Here are the top catching prospects in baseball for 2020.

Best Bat: Adley Rutschman. The reigning No. 1 overall combines an elite approach, a consistent swing path from both sides of the plate and plus power to project as a middle-of-the-order, offensive force.

Best Glove: Sean Murphy. Murphy’s superb receiving, blocking and game-calling skills quickly ingratiated him to A’s pitchers last year, and his rocket arm makes opponents think twice before attempting to run on him.

Best Sleeper: Blake Hunt. The Padres prospect rarely chases out of the strike zone and frequently hits the ball hard, a promising offensive foundation to go with his potential above-average defense and plus arm strength. 

1. Adley Rutschman, Orioles | Scouting Report 
2. Joey Bart, Giants | Scouting Report 
3. Sean Murphy, Athletics | Scouting Report 
4. Daulton Varsho, D-backs | Scouting Report 
5. Francisco Alvarez, Mets | Scouting Report
6. Luis Campusano, Padres | Scouting Report
7. Keibert Ruiz, Dodgers | Scouting Report
8. Diego Cartaya, Dodgers | Scouting Report
9. Sam Huff, Rangers | Scouting Report 
10. Shea Langeliers, Braves | Scouting Report 
11. Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays | Scouting Report
12. Miguel Amaya, Cubs | Scouting Report
13. Ronaldo Hernandez, Rays | Scouting Report
14. William Contreras, Braves | Scouting Report 
15. Bo Naylor, Indians | Scouting Report
16. Ivan Herrera, Cardinals | Scouting Report
17. Tyler Stephenson, Reds | Scouting Report
18. Gabriel Moreno, Blue Jays | Scouting Report
19. Andrew Knizner, Cardinals | Scouting Report
20. Cal Raleigh, Mariners | Scouting Report

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