Catcher Rankings

200 Greatest Catchers

  1. Johnny Bench c, 1967-1983 181
  2. Gary Carter c, 1974-1992 167
  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 122
  9. Mickey Cochrane c, 1925-1937 120
  10. Buck Ewing c, 1880-1897 116
  11. Ted Simmons c, 1968-1988 112
  12. Joe Mauer c, 2004-2017 112
  13. Joe Torre c, 1960-1977 112
  14. Gene Tenace c, 1969-1983 105
  15. Charlie Bennett c, 1878-1893 103
  16. Thurman Munson c, 1969-1979 102
  17. Ernie Lombardi c, 1931-1947 100
  18. Wally Schang c, 1913-1931 95
  19. Bill Freehan c, 1961-1976 94
  20. Roger Bresnahan c, 1897-1915 94
  21. Jorge Posada c, 1995-2011 90
  22. Buster Posey c, 2009-2017 88
  23. Jim Sundberg c, 1974-1989 87
  24. Jason Kendall c, 1996-2010 87
  25. Darrell Porter c, 1971-1987 86
  26. Lance Parrish c, 1977-1995 79
  27. Roy Campanella c, 1948-1957 78
  28. Russell Martin c, 2006-2017 75
  29. Yadier Molina c, 2004-2017 74
  30. Jack Clements c, 1884-1900 74
  31. Smoky Burgess c, 1949-1967 70
  32. Javy Lopez c, 1992-2006 63
  33. Victor Martinez c, 2002-2017 62
  34. Elston Howard c, 1955-1968 62
  35. Walker Cooper c, 1940-1957 62
  36. Sherm Lollar c, 1946-1963 61
  37. Tom Haller c, 1961-1972 60
  38. Deacon McGuire c, 1884-1912 60
  39. Brian McCann c, 2005-2017 60
  40. Manny Sanguillen c, 1967-1980 59
  41. Spud Davis c, 1928-1945 58
  42. John Clapp c, 1872-1883 57
  43. Del Crandall c, 1949-1966 57
  44. Chief Meyers c, 1909-1917 56
  45. Johnny Kling c, 1900-1913 55
  46. Mickey Tettleton c, 1984-1997 55
  47. Mike Scioscia c, 1980-1992 55
  48. Ed Bailey c, 1953-1966 55
  49. Darren Daulton c, 1983-1997 54
  50. Butch Wynegar c, 1976-1988 54
  51. Terry Steinbach c, 1986-1999 53
  52. Rick Ferrell c, 1929-1947 53
  53. Tony Pena c, 1980-1997 53
  54. Tim McCarver c, 1959-1980 53
  55. Chris Hoiles c, 1989-1998 52
  56. Ray Schalk c, 1912-1929 52
  57. Fred Carroll c, 1884-1891 51
  58. Bob Boone c, 1972-1990 51
  59. Carlos Ruiz c, 2006-2017 51
  60. Mike Napoli c, 2006-2017 51
  61. Jocko Milligan c, 1884-1893 51
  62. Rick Dempsey c, 1969-1992 50
  63. Mike Grady c, 1894-1906 48
  64. Charles Johnson c, 1994-2005 48
  65. Benito Santiago c, 1986-2005 47
  66. Steve O'Neill c, 1911-1928 47
  67. John Romano c, 1958-1967 46
  68. Chief Zimmer c, 1884-1903 44
  69. Jonathan Lucroy c, 2010-2017 44
  70. Joe Ferguson c, 1970-1983 43
  71. John Stearns c, 1974-1984 43
  72. Duke Farrell c, 1888-1905 42
  73. Carlos Santana c, 2010-2017 42
  74. Andy Seminick c, 1943-1957 42
  75. Bubbles Hargrave c, 1913-1930 42
  76. Jason Varitek c, 1997-2011 41
  77. Mike Stanley c, 1986-2000 41
  78. Bob O'Farrell c, 1915-1935 41
  79. Johnny Bassler c, 1913-1927 41
  80. Terry Kennedy c, 1978-1991 40
  81. John Roseboro c, 1957-1970 40
  82. Ed McFarland c, 1893-1908 40
  83. Ramon Hernandez c, 1999-2013 40
  84. Hank Gowdy c, 1910-1930 39
  85. Earl Battey c, 1955-1967 39
  86. Frankie Hayes c, 1933-1947 39
  87. Don Slaught c, 1982-1997 39
  88. A.J. Pierzynski c, 1998-2016 39
  89. Salvador Perez c, 2011-2017 38
  90. Ernie Whitt c, 1976-1991 38
  91. Art Wilson c, 1908-1921 37
  92. Paul Lo Duca c, 1998-2008 37
  93. Steve Yeager c, 1972-1986 35
  94. Babe Phelps c, 1931-1942 34
  95. Heinie Peitz c, 1892-1913 33
  96. Rick Wilkins c, 1991-2001 33
  97. Hank Severeid c, 1911-1926 33
  98. Chris Iannetta c, 2006-2017 32
  99. Doggie Miller c, 1884-1896 32
  100. Muddy Ruel c, 1915-1934 32
  101. Shanty Hogan c, 1925-1937 32
  102. Earl Smith c, 1919-1930 32
  103. Kurt Suzuki c, 2007-2017 31
  104. Brad Ausmus c, 1993-2010 31
  105. Clay Dalrymple c, 1960-1971 31
  106. Stan Lopata c, 1948-1960 31
  107. Jim Pagliaroni c, 1955-1969 31
  108. Harry Danning c, 1933-1942 30
  109. Ron Karkovice c, 1986-1997 30
  110. Frank Snyder c, 1912-1927 30
  111. Miguel Montero c, 2006-2017 30
  112. Todd Hundley c, 1990-2003 30
  113. Alex Avila c, 2009-2017 30
  114. George Gibson c, 1905-1918 29
  115. Jody Davis c, 1981-1990 29
  116. Milt May c, 1970-1984 29
  117. Ron Hassey c, 1978-1991 29
  118. Matt Wieters c, 2009-2017 29
  119. Phil Masi c, 1939-1952 29
  120. Mike Lieberthal c, 1994-2007 28
  121. Tommy Clarke c, 1909-1918 28
  122. Jerry Grote c, 1963-1981 28
  123. Welington Castillo c, 2010-2017 28
  124. Ellie Rodriguez c, 1968-1976 28
  125. Ray Fosse c, 1967-1979 27
  126. Gregg Zaun c, 1995-2010 27
  127. Jim Keenan c, 1875-1891 27
  128. Mike Macfarlane c, 1987-1999 27
  129. Ted Easterly c, 1909-1915 27
  130. Aaron Robinson c, 1943-1951 26
  131. Geovany Soto c, 2005-2017 26
  132. Sandy Alomar c, 1988-2007 26
  133. Gus Triandos c, 1953-1965 26
  134. Mike LaValliere c, 1984-1995 26
  135. Rich Gedman c, 1980-1992 26
  136. Bob Brenly c, 1981-1989 25
  137. Ivey Wingo c, 1911-1929 25
  138. Jack Lapp c, 1908-1916 25
  139. Ossee Schrecongost c, 1897-1908 25
  140. Al Lopez c, 1928-1947 25
  141. Dick Dietz c, 1966-1973 25
  142. Dan Wilson c, 1992-2005 25
  143. Wilbert Robinson c, 1886-1902 25
  144. Johnny Edwards c, 1961-1974 25
  145. Duke Sims c, 1964-1974 24
  146. David Ross c, 2002-2016 24
  147. Wes Westrum c, 1947-1957 24
  148. Mike Heath c, 1978-1991 23
  149. Pop Snyder c, 1873-1891 23
  150. Jim Essian c, 1973-1984 23
  151. Bo Diaz c, 1977-1989 23
  152. Doug Allison c, 1871-1883 22
  153. Jack O'Brien c, 1882-1890 22
  154. Brian Harper c, 1979-1995 22
  155. Jason Castro c, 2010-2017 22
  156. Bill Carrigan c, 1906-1916 22
  157. Larry McLean c, 1901-1915 22
  158. Ray Mueller c, 1935-1951 22
  159. Les Nunamaker c, 1911-1922 21
  160. Yasmani Grandal c, 2012-2017 21
  161. Joe Azcue c, 1960-1972 21
  162. Harry Bemis c, 1902-1910 21
  163. Emil Gross c, 1879-1884 21
  164. Bill Rariden c, 1909-1920 21
  165. Bill Salkeld c, 1945-1950 21
  166. Silver Flint c, 1875-1889 20
  167. Alan Ashby c, 1973-1989 20
  168. Randy Hundley c, 1964-1977 20
  169. Nig Clarke c, 1905-1920 20
  170. Charlie O'Brien c, 1985-2000 20
  171. Gus Mancuso c, 1928-1945 20
  172. Andy Etchebarren c, 1962-1978 19
  173. Matt Nokes c, 1985-1995 19
  174. Dave Valle c, 1984-1996 19
  175. Wilson Ramos c, 2010-2017 19
  176. John Jaso c, 2008-2017 18
  177. Jack O'Connor c, 1887-1910 18
  178. Chad Kreuter c, 1988-2003 18
  179. Buddy Rosar c, 1939-1951 18
  180. Butch Henline c, 1921-1931 18
  181. Ryan Doumit c, 2005-2014 18
  182. Francisco Cervelli c, 2008-2017 18
  183. Rick Cerone c, 1975-1992 18
  184. Jack Warner c, 1895-1908 17
  185. Joe Garagiola c, 1946-1954 17
  186. Lou Criger c, 1896-1912 17
  187. Ken O'Dea c, 1935-1946 17
  188. Robinson Chirinos c, 2011-2017 17
  189. Barney Gilligan c, 1879-1888 17
  190. William Fischer c, 1913-1917 17
  191. Jack Hiatt c, 1964-1972 16
  192. Clyde McCullough c, 1940-1956 16
  193. Fred Jacklitsch c, 1900-1917 16
  194. J.T. Realmuto c, 2014-2017 16
  195. Jim Leyritz c, 1990-2000 16
  196. Jason LaRue c, 1999-2010 16
  197. Tom Pagnozzi c, 1987-1998 16
  198. Frank Fernandez c, 1967-1972 16
  199. A.J. Ellis c, 2008-2017 16
  200. Ryan Hanigan c, 2007-2017 16

Greatest Catchers by Hall Rating

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

Not in the Hall of Fame

  1. Ted Simmons
  2. Joe Torre
  3. Gene Tenace
  4. Charlie Bennett
  5. Thurman Munson

Not in the Hall of Stats

Wally Schang Photo
  1. Wally Schang
  2. Bill Freehan
  3. Roger Bresnahan
  4. Jorge Posada
  5. Jim Sundberg

Active Catchers

Joe Mauer Photo
  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Buster Posey
  3. Russell Martin
  4. Yadier Molina
  5. Victor Martinez

Retired but Not Yet Eligible

  1. Ramon Hernandez
  2. A.J. Pierzynski
  3. David Ross
  4. Ryan Doumit
  5. Kelly Shoppach