$24+ Victor Martinez
$17-$24 Jorge Posada, Ramon Hernandez, Javy Lopez, Jason Varitek, Joe Mauer, AJ Peirzynski, Ivan Rodriguez
$13-$16 Benji Molina, Rod Barajas, Kenji Kohjima
$7-$12 Jason Kendall, Toby Hall, Jeff Mathis
<$6 John Buck, Greg Zaun, Kelly Shoppach, Jose Molina, Rene Riveria, Geronimo Gil, Jose Molina
Worthless Josh Paul, Josh Bard, Kelly Stinnett, Chris Widger, Mark Redmond, Vance Wilson, Paul Bako
In a 12-team league, 24 catchers will be drafted. I have only listed 21 worth anything. Keep that in mind.
There are players in each category that I consider on the cusp of a higher category (VMart, Mauer, Kohjima) or a lower one (Mathis, Barajas, Pierzynski). Whether a player changes category will depend on hype and inflation.
Joe Mauer's production has not caughten up to his hype. My categorization reflects a lot of hype obviously because 9 HR 55 RBI 13 SB .294 does not merit $24. It is very good for a catcher though.