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THE DYNASTY GURU’S 2024 TOP 30 DYNASTY LEAGUE CATCHER PROSPECTS #11-#30

The prospect mavens have been working hard over the past few months here at the TDG offices to bring you some of the best consensuses at least in our opinion rankings of the top and not-so-top prospects in the game that will hopefully give you a leg up on your competition that just looks at the MLB.com rankings (with all due respect of course.) If you`ve been with us for a while you will generally see the same rollout as past years, one week will focus on outfielders, next on shortstops, and so forth.

This year however we decided to break down our rankings into tiers and provide commentary for each tier as a whole with multiple Guru`s chiming in where they see fit. This will provide more than just a single voice to the readers while letting the authors offer their opinions on players they deem worthy enough to write about. Hopefully, it will be a fun, informative read and you will come away with an idea of how a certain player is looked at by the industry.

As always, our rankings are geared towards a 15-team OBP roto league with a three to five-year view on our team.

This week we`ll be looking at the catcher position.

Tier 3

11Edgar Quero
12Ben Rice
13Diego Cartaya
14Kevin Parada
15Josue Briceno
16Creed Willems
17Ralphy Velazquez
18Ramon Ramirez
19Agustin Ramirez
20Alredo Duno

Ben Rice may be the steal of this tier.  He was old for the levels he was playing last year as a 24-year-old, so keep an eye on him as he moves up through the organization.  Old or not, the .327/.401/.648 slash line in Double-A is impressive. He also plays first base and may not keep catcher eligibility because right behind him in the Yankees system is Agustin Ramirez.  Ramirez had 18 home runs, 12 stolen bases with a .364 OBP across three levels last year.  There are a lot of Yankees catchers on this list, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Ramirez is the one who sticks at the position and with the organization. (Drew Klein)

Edgar Quero is my guy in this tier, his power dropped off a cliff, as he hit 6 home runs compared to 17 during the 2022 season. He was aggressively pushed to Double-A at just 19 years old but was able to have elite plate discipline, with a walk rate of 15.8% and a strikeout rate of 16.7%. He is one of my breakout candidates for the 2024 season, as I believe the power will show back up and potentially in big waves throughout the year (Brian Labude).

Creed Willems is a name to watch in this tier. He has that big-boy country power and put it on display in 2023, hitting 17 home runs. He hit a bit of a wall at High-A after cruising through Low-A. If he can get back on track and limit the increased strikeouts, we will see him move up this list by next season (Daniel Labude).

Tier 4

21Dillon Dingler
22Leonardo Bernal
23Blake Mitchell
24Ivan Herrera
25Pablo Arenado
26Drake Baldwin
27Yeiner Fernandez
28Julio Zayas
29Johanfran Garcia
30Andrew Cossetti

Here’s a guy you probably haven’t heard of but should know his name, Julio Zayas. He played in the Dominican Summer League last year and had a triple slash line of .307/.368/.517, as well as 7 home runs and 14 doubles. What I love about him is his swing, it is simple, with no big loads or odd movements, just a compact easy swing that can generate effortless power. Keep an eye on him when he makes his stateside debut this year (Brian Labude).

Kind of the wild card tier here for me. As such, I am interested in Dillon Dingler. He has solid power and gets on base at a good clip. Being 25 years old and playing for Detroit, we might get to see what he can do in the big leagues this season. He might be worth a chance late in drafts or in deep leagues (Daniel Labude).

The Author

Ryan Epperson

Ryan Epperson

Lead prospect analyst and managing editor for The Dynasty Guru.

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