Catcher Rankings

200 Greatest Catchers

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

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

Not in the Hall of Stats

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

Not in the Hall of Merit

Wally Schang Photo
  1. Wally Schang
  2. Gene Tenace
  3. Thurman Munson
  4. Jorge Posada
  5. Jason Kendall

Active Catchers

  1. Buster Posey
  2. Yadier Molina
  3. Russell Martin
  4. Salvador Perez
  5. J.T. Realmuto

Retired but Not Yet Eligible

Joe Mauer Photo
  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Brian McCann
  3. Victor Martinez
  4. Carlos Ruiz
  5. Mike Napoli