Blue Jays vs A.L. East: Positional Rankings As of 15 Nov

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The Jays continue to have the most established and best 2-way catcher of the bunch but others are likely catching up (pun intended). McCann is always going to be an offensive force, while Swihart in particular could take a big step forward this season for the Red Sox. Curt Casali came out of nowhere last season to give the Rays some unexpected pop from behind the plate, and Wieters returns to Baltimore with the hopes for a healthy season after two hard seasons.

Side Note: We should all remember that Josh Donaldson can also get behind the plate if the Jays are in a pinch. He has over 3508 innings behind the plate in the minors through 6 levels and managed a .981 fielding percentage, throwing out 38% of runners overall. The subject came up during the playoffs when the Jays were in extra innings, had already used Martin, and Navarro was hit by a pitch.

Ranking: 1. Martin, 2. McCann, 3. Wieters, 4. Swihart, 5. Rivera

Next: How Does 1B Stack Up?

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