New York Mets: Grading every position on the Mets’ 2019 Depth Chart

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Catchers: Grade B-

The New York Mets catchers on the depth chart I am using is listed as such:

  1. Wilson Ramos
  2. Travis d’Arnaud
  3. Tomas Nido

Okay, wait a second. Yes, that is probably not going to be what it is like on opening day. The Mets still might decide to hang on to Devin Mesoraco solely because of his success with Jacob deGrom. If Ramos can’t catch deGrom, I would imagine that bumps Nido and moves Mesoraco into the two and d’Arnaud into the three.

However, the actual order actually doesn’t matter because perhaps the slyest move the Metsies made this winter was signing Wilson Ramos in the offseason. He is a great bat and a formidable all-star, which is already a great upgrade for the Mets.

With a franchise that was spoiled with Gary Carter, Mike Piazza, and Josh Thole (I am kidding about the last part) the catching position has been otherwise uninteresting. For a while it was supposed to be d’Arnaud who was the man, but that has not worked out.

That is why the Mets get a B-. While Ramos is arguably an “A” addition, the Mets are sloppy behind him. I do not think the Mets will hold three catchers on the roster all season. It seems like they eventually part ways with d’Arnaud or even Mesoraco should that opportunity presents itself.

Overall, the depth behind Ramos scares me, but he could end up being a stud for the ‘Mazins. The Mets upgraded in a massive way at a once horrible position for them. But, there just isn’t enough substance for an “A” grade, too many moving parts.