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

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. Jason Kendall
  5. Jim Sundberg

Not in the Hall of Merit by Hall Rating

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

Active Catchers by Hall Rating

  1. Yadier Molina
  2. Salvador Perez
  3. J.T. Realmuto
  4. Yasmani Grandal
  5. Jonathan Lucroy

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