Catcher Rankings

200 Greatest Catchers

  1. Johnny Bench c, 1967–1983 181
  2. Gary Carter c, 1974–1992 168
  3. Carlton Fisk c, 1969–1993 158
  4. Ivan Rodriguez c, 1991–2011 154
  5. Mike Piazza c, 1992–2007 147
  6. Yogi Berra c, 1946–1965 136
  7. Bill Dickey c, 1928–1946 129
  8. Gabby Hartnett c, 1922–1941 128
  9. Buck Ewing c, 1880–1897 116
  10. Joe Mauer c, 2004–2018 115
  11. Ted Simmons c, 1968–1988 113
  12. Mickey Cochrane c, 1925–1937 112
  13. Joe Torre c, 1960–1977 111
  14. Roy Campanella c, 1937–1957 107
  15. Gene Tenace c, 1969–1983 104
  16. Wally Schang c, 1913–1931 104
  17. Buster Posey c, 2009–2021 103
  18. Charlie Bennett c, 1878–1893 102
  19. Thurman Munson c, 1969–1979 102
  20. Roger Bresnahan c, 1897–1915 99
  21. Bill Freehan c, 1961–1976 94
  22. Jorge Posada c, 1995–2011 89
  23. Jim Sundberg c, 1974–1989 88
  24. Jason Kendall c, 1996–2010 87
  25. Darrell Porter c, 1971–1987 86
  26. Yadier Molina c, 2004–2022 85
  27. Lance Parrish c, 1977–1995 80
  28. Russell Martin c, 2006–2019 78
  29. Ernie Lombardi c, 1931–1947 78
  30. Smoky Burgess c, 1949–1967 70
  31. J.T. Realmuto c, 2014–2022 68
  32. Johnny Kling c, 1900–1913 67
  33. Salvador Perez c, 2011–2022 67
  34. Ray Schalk c, 1912–1929 66
  35. Charles Zimmer c, 1884–1903 64
  36. Duke Farrell c, 1888–1905 64
  37. Brian McCann c, 2005–2019 63
  38. Javy Lopez c, 1992–2006 63
  39. Elston Howard c, 1948–1968 62
  40. Victor Martinez c, 2002–2018 61
  41. Sherm Lollar c, 1946–1963 60
  42. Jack Meyers c, 1909–1917 60
  43. Tom Haller c, 1961–1972 59
  44. Manny Sanguillen c, 1967–1980 59
  45. Jack Clements c, 1884–1900 58
  46. Walker Cooper c, 1940–1957 58
  47. John Clapp c, 1872–1883 57
  48. Rick Ferrell c, 1929–1947 56
  49. Hank Gowdy c, 1910–1930 56
  50. Del Crandall c, 1949–1966 55
  51. Mickey Tettleton c, 1984–1997 55
  52. Mike Scioscia c, 1980–1992 55
  53. Darren Daulton c, 1983–1997 54
  54. Ed Bailey c, 1953–1966 54
  55. Butch Wynegar c, 1976–1988 54
  56. Terry Steinbach c, 1986–1999 53
  57. Tony Pena c, 1980–1997 53
  58. Chris Hoiles c, 1989–1998 53
  59. Tim McCarver c, 1959–1980 52
  60. Bob Boone c, 1972–1990 52
  61. Carlos Ruiz c, 2006–2017 51
  62. Steve O'Neill c, 1911–1928 50
  63. Fred Carroll c, 1884–1891 49
  64. Rick Dempsey c, 1969–1992 49
  65. Jocko Milligan c, 1884–1893 49
  66. Deacon McGuire c, 1884–1912 48
  67. Benito Santiago c, 1986–2005 47
  68. Charles Johnson c, 1994–2005 47
  69. Willson Contreras c, 2016–2022 47
  70. Bob O'Farrell c, 1915–1935 46
  71. Johnny Bassler c, 1913–1927 46
  72. John Romano c, 1958–1967 46
  73. Spud Davis c, 1928–1945 44
  74. Ed McFarland c, 1893–1908 44
  75. John Stearns c, 1974–1984 43
  76. Joe Ferguson c, 1970–1983 43
  77. Yasmani Grandal c, 2012–2022 43
  78. Jason Varitek c, 1997–2011 41
  79. Mike Stanley c, 1986–2000 41
  80. Ramon Hernandez c, 1999–2013 40
  81. Terry Kennedy c, 1978–1991 40
  82. John Roseboro c, 1957–1970 40
  83. Muddy Ruel c, 1915–1934 39
  84. Jonathan Lucroy c, 2010–2021 39
  85. Earl Battey c, 1955–1967 39
  86. Don Slaught c, 1982–1997 39
  87. Andy Seminick c, 1943–1957 39
  88. A.J. Pierzynski c, 1998–2016 38
  89. Art Wilson c, 1908–1921 37
  90. Yan Gomes c, 2012–2022 37
  91. Ernie Whitt c, 1976–1991 37
  92. Bubbles Hargrave c, 1913–1930 37
  93. Ivey Wingo c, 1911–1929 37
  94. Frank Snyder c, 1912–1927 36
  95. Paul Lo Duca c, 1998–2008 36
  96. Mike Grady c, 1894–1906 35
  97. Kurt Suzuki c, 2007–2022 35
  98. Steve Yeager c, 1972–1986 35
  99. Alex Avila c, 2009–2021 35
  100. Heinie Peitz c, 1892–1913 34
  101. Matt Wieters c, 2009–2020 33
  102. Doggie Miller c, 1884–1896 33
  103. Hank Severeid c, 1911–1926 33
  104. Rick Wilkins c, 1991–2001 33
  105. Miguel Montero c, 2006–2018 32
  106. Buddy Rosar c, 1939–1951 31
  107. Clay Dalrymple c, 1960–1971 31
  108. Brad Ausmus c, 1993–2010 31
  109. Chris Iannetta c, 2006–2019 31
  110. Jim Pagliaroni c, 1955–1969 30
  111. Ron Karkovice c, 1986–1997 30
  112. Todd Hundley c, 1990–2003 30
  113. George Gibson c, 1905–1918 30
  114. Jody Davis c, 1981–1990 29
  115. Stan Lopata c, 1948–1960 29
  116. Lou Criger c, 1896–1912 29
  117. Ron Hassey c, 1978–1991 29
  118. Milt May c, 1970–1984 29
  119. Francisco Cervelli c, 2008–2020 28
  120. Wilson Ramos c, 2010–2021 28
  121. Mike Lieberthal c, 1994–2007 28
  122. Larry McLean c, 1901–1915 28
  123. Jack Warner c, 1895–1908 28
  124. Jerry Grote c, 1963–1981 28
  125. Shanty Hogan c, 1925–1937 28
  126. Harry Danning c, 1933–1942 28
  127. Bill Carrigan c, 1906–1916 28
  128. Ellie Rodriguez c, 1968–1976 27
  129. Jim Keenan c, 1875–1891 27
  130. Ray Fosse c, 1967–1979 27
  131. Mike Macfarlane c, 1987–1999 27
  132. Gregg Zaun c, 1995–2010 27
  133. Ray Mueller c, 1935–1951 27
  134. Robinson Chirinos c, 2011–2022 26
  135. Earl Smith c, 1919–1930 26
  136. Ted Easterly c, 1909–1915 26
  137. Aaron Robinson c, 1943–1951 26
  138. Sandy Alomar c, 1988–2007 26
  139. Gus Triandos c, 1953–1965 26
  140. Geovany Soto c, 2005–2017 26
  141. Wes Westrum c, 1947–1957 25
  142. Mike LaValliere c, 1984–1995 25
  143. Will Smith c, 2019–2022 25
  144. Rich Gedman c, 1980–1992 25
  145. Bob Brenly c, 1981–1989 25
  146. Gary Sanchez c, 2015–2022 25
  147. Babe Phelps c, 1931–1942 25
  148. Phil Masi c, 1939–1952 25
  149. Dick Dietz c, 1966–1973 25
  150. Dan Wilson c, 1992–2005 25
  151. Johnny Edwards c, 1961–1974 25
  152. Welington Castillo c, 2010–2019 24
  153. Les Nunamaker c, 1911–1922 24
  154. Duke Sims c, 1964–1974 24
  155. Doug Allison c, 1871–1883 24
  156. David Ross c, 2002–2016 23
  157. Jason Castro c, 2010–2022 23
  158. Al Lopez c, 1928–1947 23
  159. Mike Zunino c, 2013–2022 23
  160. Mike Heath c, 1978–1991 23
  161. Pop Snyder c, 1873–1891 23
  162. Jim Essian c, 1973–1984 23
  163. Bo Diaz c, 1977–1989 23
  164. Jack O'Brien c, 1882–1890 22
  165. Ossee Schrecongost c, 1897–1908 22
  166. Brian Harper c, 1979–1995 22
  167. Joe Azcue c, 1960–1972 21
  168. Emil Gross c, 1879–1884 21
  169. Cy Perkins c, 1915–1934 20
  170. Silver Flint c, 1875–1889 20
  171. Jay Clarke c, 1905–1920 20
  172. Alan Ashby c, 1973–1989 20
  173. Randy Hundley c, 1964–1977 20
  174. Tommy Clarke c, 1909–1918 20
  175. John Jaso c, 2008–2017 20
  176. Gus Mancuso c, 1928–1945 20
  177. Jack O'Connor c, 1887–1910 20
  178. Charlie O'Brien c, 1985–2000 20
  179. Bill Rariden c, 1909–1920 20
  180. A.J. Ellis c, 2008–2018 19
  181. Matt Nokes c, 1985–1995 19
  182. Dave Valle c, 1984–1996 19
  183. Frankie Hayes c, 1933–1947 19
  184. Andy Etchebarren c, 1962–1978 19
  185. Ryan Hanigan c, 2007–2017 19
  186. Jimmie Wilson c, 1923–1940 18
  187. Jimmy Archer c, 1904–1918 18
  188. Bill Salkeld c, 1945–1950 18
  189. Chad Kreuter c, 1988–2003 18
  190. Roberto Perez c, 2014–2022 18
  191. Ryan Doumit c, 2005–2014 18
  192. Clyde McCullough c, 1940–1956 17
  193. Rick Cerone c, 1975–1992 17
  194. Sean Murphy c, 2019–2022 17
  195. Ira Thomas c, 1906–1915 17
  196. Mike González c, 1912–1932 17
  197. Admiral Schlei c, 1904–1911 17
  198. Ken O'Dea c, 1935–1946 17
  199. Mitch Garver c, 2017–2022 17
  200. Bill Killefer c, 1909–1921 17

Greatest Catchers by Hall Rating

Johnny Bench Photo
  1. Johnny Bench
  2. Gary Carter
  3. Carlton Fisk
  4. Ivan Rodriguez
  5. Mike Piazza

Greatest Catchers by Negro League MLE Hall Rating

Josh Gibson Photo
  1. Josh Gibson
  2. Louis Santop
  3. Roy Campanella
  4. Biz Mackey
  5. Quincy Trouppe

Not in the Hall of Fame by Hall Rating

Joe Torre Photo
  1. Joe Torre
  2. Gene Tenace
  3. Wally Schang
  4. Charlie Bennett
  5. Thurman Munson

Not in the Hall of Fame by Negro League MLE Hall Rating

Quincy Trouppe Photo
  1. Quincy Trouppe
  2. Regino García
  3. Elston Howard
  4. Gervasio González
  5. Doc Wiley

Not in the Hall of Stats by Hall Rating

Roger Bresnahan Photo
  1. Roger Bresnahan
  2. Bill Freehan
  3. Jorge Posada
  4. Jim Sundberg
  5. Jason Kendall

Not in the Hall of Merit by Hall Rating

  1. Gene Tenace
  2. Wally Schang
  3. Thurman Munson
  4. Jorge Posada
  5. Jim Sundberg

Active Catchers by Hall Rating

  1. Yadier Molina
  2. J.T. Realmuto
  3. Salvador Perez
  4. Willson Contreras
  5. Yasmani Grandal

Retired but Not Yet Eligible by Hall Rating

Joe Mauer Photo
  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Buster Posey
  3. Russell Martin
  4. Brian McCann
  5. Victor Martinez