Catcher Rankings

200 Greatest Catchers

  1. Johnny Bench c, 1967-1983 181
  2. Gary Carter c, 1974-1992 166
  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 128
  8. Gabby Hartnett c, 1922-1941 121
  9. Mickey Cochrane c, 1925-1937 120
  10. Buck Ewing c, 1880-1897 115
  11. Ted Simmons c, 1968-1988 112
  12. Joe Torre c, 1960-1977 112
  13. Joe Mauer c, 2004-2016 106
  14. Gene Tenace c, 1969-1983 104
  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. Jim Sundberg c, 1974-1989 87
  23. Jason Kendall c, 1996-2010 87
  24. Darrell Porter c, 1971-1987 86
  25. Lance Parrish c, 1977-1995 79
  26. Buster Posey c, 2009-2016 79
  27. Roy Campanella c, 1948-1957 78
  28. Jack Clements c, 1884-1900 73
  29. Russell Martin c, 2006-2016 73
  30. Yadier Molina c, 2004-2016 70
  31. Smoky Burgess c, 1949-1967 70
  32. Victor Martinez c, 2002-2016 63
  33. Javy Lopez c, 1992-2006 63
  34. Walker Cooper c, 1940-1957 62
  35. Elston Howard c, 1955-1968 62
  36. Sherm Lollar c, 1946-1963 61
  37. Deacon McGuire c, 1884-1912 60
  38. Tom Haller c, 1961-1972 60
  39. Manny Sanguillen c, 1967-1980 59
  40. Brian McCann c, 2005-2016 58
  41. Spud Davis c, 1928-1945 58
  42. Del Crandall c, 1949-1966 57
  43. John Clapp c, 1872-1883 56
  44. Chief Meyers c, 1909-1917 56
  45. Johnny Kling c, 1900-1913 55
  46. Mickey Tettleton c, 1984-1997 55
  47. Ed Bailey c, 1953-1966 55
  48. Mike Scioscia c, 1980-1992 54
  49. Darren Daulton c, 1983-1997 54
  50. Butch Wynegar c, 1976-1988 54
  51. Terry Steinbach c, 1986-1999 54
  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. Mike Napoli c, 2006-2016 52
  57. Fred Carroll c, 1884-1891 51
  58. Bob Boone c, 1972-1990 51
  59. Ray Schalk c, 1912-1929 51
  60. Jocko Milligan c, 1884-1893 51
  61. Carlos Ruiz c, 2006-2016 51
  62. Rick Dempsey c, 1969-1992 50
  63. Mike Grady c, 1894-1906 48
  64. Charles Johnson c, 1994-2005 47
  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. Joe Ferguson c, 1970-1983 44
  70. John Stearns c, 1974-1984 43
  71. Jonathan Lucroy c, 2010-2016 43
  72. Duke Farrell c, 1888-1905 42
  73. Andy Seminick c, 1943-1957 42
  74. Bubbles Hargrave c, 1913-1930 41
  75. Jason Varitek c, 1997-2011 41
  76. Johnny Bassler c, 1913-1927 41
  77. Mike Stanley c, 1986-2000 41
  78. Bob O'Farrell c, 1915-1935 41
  79. John Roseboro c, 1957-1970 40
  80. Terry Kennedy c, 1978-1991 40
  81. Ramon Hernandez c, 1999-2013 40
  82. Ed McFarland c, 1893-1908 39
  83. Hank Gowdy c, 1910-1930 39
  84. Frankie Hayes c, 1933-1947 39
  85. Earl Battey c, 1955-1967 38
  86. Don Slaught c, 1982-1997 38
  87. A.J. Pierzynski c, 1998-2016 38
  88. Ernie Whitt c, 1976-1991 37
  89. Art Wilson c, 1908-1921 37
  90. Carlos Santana c, 2010-2016 36
  91. Paul Lo Duca c, 1998-2008 36
  92. Steve Yeager c, 1972-1986 35
  93. Salvador Perez c, 2011-2016 34
  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. Muddy Ruel c, 1915-1934 32
  99. Doggie Miller c, 1884-1896 32
  100. Shanty Hogan c, 1925-1937 32
  101. Earl Smith c, 1919-1930 31
  102. Stan Lopata c, 1948-1960 31
  103. Clay Dalrymple c, 1960-1971 31
  104. Brad Ausmus c, 1993-2010 31
  105. Jim Pagliaroni c, 1955-1969 31
  106. Miguel Montero c, 2006-2016 30
  107. Harry Danning c, 1933-1942 30
  108. Frank Snyder c, 1912-1927 30
  109. Ron Karkovice c, 1986-1997 30
  110. Todd Hundley c, 1990-2003 30
  111. George Gibson c, 1905-1918 30
  112. Matt Wieters c, 2009-2016 29
  113. Milt May c, 1970-1984 29
  114. Jody Davis c, 1981-1990 29
  115. Phil Masi c, 1939-1952 28
  116. Ron Hassey c, 1978-1991 28
  117. Chris Iannetta c, 2006-2016 28
  118. Mike Lieberthal c, 1994-2007 28
  119. Jerry Grote c, 1963-1981 28
  120. Tommy Clarke c, 1909-1918 28
  121. Ellie Rodriguez c, 1968-1976 27
  122. Ray Fosse c, 1967-1979 27
  123. Gregg Zaun c, 1995-2010 27
  124. Mike Macfarlane c, 1987-1999 27
  125. Jim Keenan c, 1875-1891 27
  126. Ted Easterly c, 1909-1915 26
  127. Aaron Robinson c, 1943-1951 26
  128. Geovany Soto c, 2005-2016 26
  129. Sandy Alomar c, 1988-2007 26
  130. Rich Gedman c, 1980-1992 25
  131. Mike LaValliere c, 1984-1995 25
  132. Jack Lapp c, 1908-1916 25
  133. Gus Triandos c, 1953-1965 25
  134. Bob Brenly c, 1981-1989 25
  135. Al Lopez c, 1928-1947 25
  136. Dick Dietz c, 1966-1973 25
  137. Ivey Wingo c, 1911-1929 25
  138. Ossee Schrecongost c, 1897-1908 25
  139. Dan Wilson c, 1992-2005 25
  140. Wilbert Robinson c, 1886-1902 25
  141. Kurt Suzuki c, 2007-2016 25
  142. Johnny Edwards c, 1961-1974 24
  143. Duke Sims c, 1964-1974 24
  144. Wes Westrum c, 1947-1957 24
  145. Alex Avila c, 2009-2016 24
  146. David Ross c, 2002-2016 24
  147. Welington Castillo c, 2010-2016 23
  148. Pop Snyder c, 1873-1891 23
  149. Mike Heath c, 1978-1991 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. Bill Carrigan c, 1906-1916 22
  156. Ray Mueller c, 1935-1951 22
  157. Larry McLean c, 1901-1915 22
  158. Les Nunamaker c, 1911-1922 21
  159. Joe Azcue c, 1960-1972 21
  160. Harry Bemis c, 1902-1910 21
  161. Bill Rariden c, 1909-1920 21
  162. Emil Gross c, 1879-1884 21
  163. Silver Flint c, 1875-1889 21
  164. Bill Salkeld c, 1945-1950 20
  165. Randy Hundley c, 1964-1977 20
  166. Alan Ashby c, 1973-1989 20
  167. Nig Clarke c, 1905-1920 20
  168. Gus Mancuso c, 1928-1945 20
  169. Charlie O'Brien c, 1985-2000 20
  170. Matt Nokes c, 1985-1995 19
  171. Andy Etchebarren c, 1962-1978 19
  172. Dave Valle c, 1984-1996 19
  173. John Jaso c, 2008-2016 19
  174. Wilson Ramos c, 2010-2016 18
  175. Jack O'Connor c, 1887-1910 18
  176. Chad Kreuter c, 1988-2003 18
  177. Buddy Rosar c, 1939-1951 18
  178. Butch Henline c, 1921-1931 18
  179. Ryan Doumit c, 2005-2014 17
  180. Rick Cerone c, 1975-1992 17
  181. Joe Garagiola c, 1946-1954 17
  182. Jack Warner c, 1895-1908 17
  183. Lou Criger c, 1896-1912 17
  184. Ken O'Dea c, 1935-1946 17
  185. Yasmani Grandal c, 2012-2016 17
  186. Francisco Cervelli c, 2008-2016 17
  187. Jason Castro c, 2010-2016 17
  188. William Fischer c, 1913-1917 17
  189. Clyde McCullough c, 1940-1956 16
  190. Barney Gilligan c, 1879-1888 16
  191. Jason LaRue c, 1999-2010 16
  192. Frank Fernandez c, 1967-1972 16
  193. Dave Nilsson c, 1992-1999 16
  194. Jack Hiatt c, 1964-1972 16
  195. Jim Leyritz c, 1990-2000 16
  196. Tom Pagnozzi c, 1987-1998 16
  197. Ryan Hanigan c, 2007-2016 16
  198. Fred Jacklitsch c, 1900-1917 16
  199. Kelly Shoppach c, 2005-2013 16
  200. Pat Collins c, 1919-1929 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. David Ross
  3. Ryan Doumit
  4. Kelly Shoppach
  5. Brian Schneider