Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Gabriel Moreno ranked 10th on MLB Now’s Top 10 Catchers Right Now last night. The Gold Glove Award winner, who makes his debut on the ranking, finished one spot behind Cal Raleigh of the Seattle Mariners. On Tuesday’s countdown show, teammate Zac Gallen was ranked third on MLB Now’s Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now episode.
On last night’s countdown, All-Star catcher, MLB Network analyst and former Diamondbacks Alex Avila said, “I love Moreno. He quickly became the guy that I loved watching to catch, watching a whole game and seeing him behind the plate. Something here on Moreno, too: one passed ball and 22 wild pitches. A lot of people don’t look at that as far as a stat for a catcher, but when you’re talking about catching over 850 innings and allowing one passed ball and 22 wild pitches, with the amount of pitches that are coming into you, that is impressive and elite.”
The complete ranking for MLB Now’s top-10 catchers is listed below
- Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
- Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Sean Murphy, Atlanta Braves
- J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies
- William Contreras, Milwaukee Brewers
- Willson Contreras, St. Louis Cardinals
- Alejandro Kirk, Toronto Blue Jays
- Yainer Diaz, Houston Astros
- Cal Raleigh, Seattle Mariners
- Gabriel Moreno, Arizona Diamondbacks
I dunno, feels a little low to me? Though I guess last year was his first “big” season. I imagine if he can be consistent going forward, that should lead to a sharp uptick this time next year.
Hosted by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny, the 14th season of each Top 10 Right Now ranking considers player performance over the last three seasons, offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced Statcast data and traditional numbers, and expert analysis by the MLB Network research team. The series also features analysis from MLB Network on-air personalities and roundtable discussions with former SABR President Vince Gennaro, MLB.com writer and editor Sarah Langs, and MLB.com analyst Mike Petriello.
Tonight’s show, starting at 5 pm Arizona time, will cover the shortstop position. To be honest, I’d be quite surprised if Geraldo Perdomo was listed.
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