Catcher Rankings

200 Greatest Catchers

  1. Johnny Bench c, 1967-1983 182
  2. Gary Carter c, 1974-1992 168
  3. Carlton Fisk c, 1969-1993 159
  4. Ivan Rodriguez c, 1991-2011 155
  5. Mike Piazza c, 1992-2007 148
  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 115
  11. Joe Mauer c, 2004-2018 114
  12. Ted Simmons c, 1968-1988 113
  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. Buster Posey c, 2009-2018 97
  19. Wally Schang c, 1913-1931 95
  20. Bill Freehan c, 1961-1976 94
  21. Roger Bresnahan c, 1897-1915 94
  22. Jorge Posada c, 1995-2011 90
  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, 2004-2018 81
  27. Lance Parrish c, 1977-1995 80
  28. Roy Campanella c, 1948-1957 78
  29. Russell Martin c, 2006-2018 74
  30. Jack Clements c, 1884-1900 74
  31. Smoky Burgess c, 1949-1967 69
  32. Javy Lopez c, 1992-2006 63
  33. Brian McCann c, 2005-2018 62
  34. Elston Howard c, 1955-1968 62
  35. Walker Cooper c, 1940-1957 62
  36. Victor Martinez c, 2002-2018 61
  37. Sherm Lollar c, 1946-1963 61
  38. Deacon McGuire c, 1884-1912 60
  39. Tom Haller c, 1961-1972 60
  40. Manny Sanguillen c, 1967-1980 60
  41. Spud Davis c, 1928-1945 57
  42. Del Crandall c, 1949-1966 57
  43. John Clapp c, 1872-1883 57
  44. Chief Meyers c, 1909-1917 56
  45. Johnny Kling c, 1900-1913 56
  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 54
  52. Tony Pena c, 1980-1997 53
  53. Rick Ferrell c, 1929-1947 53
  54. Chris Hoiles c, 1989-1998 53
  55. Tim McCarver c, 1959-1980 53
  56. Bob Boone c, 1972-1990 52
  57. Ray Schalk c, 1912-1929 52
  58. Mike Napoli c, 2006-2017 51
  59. Fred Carroll c, 1884-1891 51
  60. Carlos Ruiz c, 2006-2017 51
  61. Jocko Milligan c, 1884-1893 51
  62. Rick Dempsey c, 1969-1992 49
  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 43
  70. John Stearns c, 1974-1984 43
  71. Salvador Perez c, 2011-2018 43
  72. Duke Farrell c, 1888-1905 42
  73. Andy Seminick c, 1943-1957 42
  74. Jason Varitek c, 1997-2011 42
  75. Bubbles Hargrave c, 1913-1930 41
  76. Jonathan Lucroy c, 2010-2018 41
  77. Mike Stanley c, 1986-2000 41
  78. Bob O'Farrell c, 1915-1935 41
  79. Johnny Bassler c, 1913-1927 41
  80. Ramon Hernandez c, 1999-2013 40
  81. Terry Kennedy c, 1978-1991 40
  82. John Roseboro c, 1957-1970 40
  83. Ed McFarland c, 1893-1908 40
  84. A.J. Pierzynski c, 1998-2016 39
  85. Earl Battey c, 1955-1967 39
  86. Don Slaught c, 1982-1997 39
  87. Hank Gowdy c, 1910-1930 39
  88. Frankie Hayes c, 1933-1947 39
  89. Ernie Whitt c, 1976-1991 38
  90. Art Wilson c, 1908-1921 37
  91. Paul Lo Duca c, 1998-2008 37
  92. Kurt Suzuki c, 2007-2018 36
  93. Steve Yeager c, 1972-1986 35
  94. Babe Phelps c, 1931-1942 34
  95. Heinie Peitz c, 1892-1913 33
  96. Matt Wieters c, 2009-2018 33
  97. Rick Wilkins c, 1991-2001 33
  98. Hank Severeid c, 1911-1926 33
  99. Doggie Miller c, 1884-1896 32
  100. Muddy Ruel c, 1915-1934 32
  101. Miguel Montero c, 2006-2018 32
  102. Shanty Hogan c, 1925-1937 32
  103. Earl Smith c, 1919-1930 32
  104. Stan Lopata c, 1948-1960 31
  105. Clay Dalrymple c, 1960-1971 31
  106. Chris Iannetta c, 2006-2018 31
  107. Brad Ausmus c, 1993-2010 31
  108. Jim Pagliaroni c, 1955-1969 30
  109. Harry Danning c, 1933-1942 30
  110. Ron Karkovice c, 1986-1997 30
  111. Frank Snyder c, 1912-1927 30
  112. Todd Hundley c, 1990-2003 30
  113. Jody Davis c, 1981-1990 29
  114. Alex Avila c, 2009-2018 29
  115. George Gibson c, 1905-1918 29
  116. Milt May c, 1970-1984 29
  117. Ron Hassey c, 1978-1991 29
  118. Mike Lieberthal c, 1994-2007 28
  119. Phil Masi c, 1939-1952 28
  120. Jerry Grote c, 1963-1981 28
  121. Tommy Clarke c, 1909-1918 28
  122. Ellie Rodriguez c, 1968-1976 27
  123. Ray Fosse c, 1967-1979 27
  124. Jim Keenan c, 1875-1891 27
  125. J.T. Realmuto c, 2014-2018 27
  126. Mike Macfarlane c, 1987-1999 27
  127. Gregg Zaun c, 1995-2010 27
  128. Geovany Soto c, 2005-2017 26
  129. Yasmani Grandal c, 2012-2018 26
  130. Ted Easterly c, 1909-1915 26
  131. Aaron Robinson c, 1943-1951 26
  132. Sandy Alomar c, 1988-2007 26
  133. Gus Triandos c, 1953-1965 26
  134. Wilson Ramos c, 2010-2018 26
  135. Mike LaValliere c, 1984-1995 25
  136. Jack Lapp c, 1908-1916 25
  137. Ivey Wingo c, 1911-1929 25
  138. Rich Gedman c, 1980-1992 25
  139. Al Lopez c, 1928-1947 25
  140. Bob Brenly c, 1981-1989 25
  141. Ossee Schrecongost c, 1897-1908 25
  142. Dick Dietz c, 1966-1973 25
  143. Dan Wilson c, 1992-2005 25
  144. Wilbert Robinson c, 1886-1902 25
  145. Johnny Edwards c, 1961-1974 25
  146. Welington Castillo c, 2010-2018 24
  147. David Ross c, 2002-2016 24
  148. Duke Sims c, 1964-1974 24
  149. Wes Westrum c, 1947-1957 24
  150. Francisco Cervelli c, 2008-2018 23
  151. Pop Snyder c, 1873-1891 23
  152. Mike Heath c, 1978-1991 23
  153. Jim Essian c, 1973-1984 23
  154. Bo Diaz c, 1977-1989 23
  155. Doug Allison c, 1871-1883 22
  156. Jack O'Brien c, 1882-1890 22
  157. Bill Carrigan c, 1906-1916 22
  158. Ray Mueller c, 1935-1951 22
  159. Brian Harper c, 1979-1995 22
  160. Larry McLean c, 1901-1915 22
  161. Les Nunamaker c, 1911-1922 21
  162. Joe Azcue c, 1960-1972 21
  163. Emil Gross c, 1879-1884 21
  164. Harry Bemis c, 1902-1910 21
  165. Jason Castro c, 2010-2018 21
  166. Bill Rariden c, 1909-1920 21
  167. Silver Flint c, 1875-1889 20
  168. Bill Salkeld c, 1945-1950 20
  169. Randy Hundley c, 1964-1977 20
  170. Alan Ashby c, 1973-1989 20
  171. Charlie O'Brien c, 1985-2000 20
  172. Nig Clarke c, 1905-1920 20
  173. John Jaso c, 2008-2017 20
  174. Gus Mancuso c, 1928-1945 20
  175. Matt Nokes c, 1985-1995 19
  176. Dave Valle c, 1984-1996 19
  177. Ryan Hanigan c, 2007-2017 19
  178. Andy Etchebarren c, 1962-1978 19
  179. Robinson Chirinos c, 2011-2018 18
  180. Willson Contreras c, 2016-2018 18
  181. Jack O'Connor c, 1887-1910 18
  182. Buddy Rosar c, 1939-1951 18
  183. Chad Kreuter c, 1988-2003 18
  184. A.J. Ellis c, 2008-2018 18
  185. Butch Henline c, 1921-1931 18
  186. Rick Cerone c, 1975-1992 17
  187. Joe Garagiola c, 1946-1954 17
  188. Ryan Doumit c, 2005-2014 17
  189. Jack Warner c, 1895-1908 17
  190. Ken O'Dea c, 1935-1946 17
  191. Lou Criger c, 1896-1912 17
  192. Clyde McCullough c, 1940-1956 17
  193. William Fischer c, 1913-1917 17
  194. Barney Gilligan c, 1879-1888 16
  195. Tom Pagnozzi c, 1987-1998 16
  196. Kelly Shoppach c, 2005-2013 16
  197. Jack Hiatt c, 1964-1972 16
  198. Fred Jacklitsch c, 1900-1917 16
  199. Frank Fernandez c, 1967-1972 16
  200. Jason LaRue c, 1999-2010 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

Not in the Hall of Merit

  1. Gene Tenace
  2. Thurman Munson
  3. Ernie Lombardi
  4. Wally Schang
  5. Jorge Posada

Active Catchers

  1. Buster Posey
  2. Yadier Molina
  3. Russell Martin
  4. Brian McCann
  5. Carlos Ruiz

Retired but Not Yet Eligible

Joe Mauer Photo
  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Victor Martinez
  3. Mike Napoli
  4. Ramon Hernandez
  5. A.J. Pierzynski