Which young players are stepping up into stardom? Who's having a down year or playing too long after their prime?
Over the next few months as we approach the end of this season and look toward 2011, follow along as I give an in-depth analysis of the top 12 players at each position in the game.
When I broke down each position, I took several things into consideration: how many seasons each player has been hitting at a high level, how well each player is hitting this season, how much potential each player has left, and how solid each player is defensively.
With the first installment of this ten-part series, I will introduce the top 12 catchers in the game. Offensively, it is the worst position in baseball, making it tough to rank. You don't know who's going to put up solid numbers from year to year.
Starting the rankings off at number 12...