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. Buster Posey c, 2009-2021 103
  17. Charlie Bennett c, 1878-1893 101
  18. Thurman Munson c, 1969-1979 101
  19. Roger Bresnahan c, 1897-1915 98
  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. Yadier Molina c, 2004-2021 84
  26. Ernie Lombardi c, 1931-1947 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. Salvador Perez c, 2011-2021 61
  38. Elston Howard c, 1955-1968 61
  39. Victor Martinez c, 2002-2018 60
  40. Sherm Lollar c, 1946-1963 60
  41. Chief Meyers c, 1909-1917 59
  42. Tom Haller c, 1961-1972 59
  43. Manny Sanguillen c, 1967-1980 59
  44. Walker Cooper c, 1940-1957 58
  45. Jack Clements c, 1884-1900 57
  46. Rick Ferrell c, 1929-1947 57
  47. John Clapp c, 1872-1883 56
  48. Del Crandall c, 1949-1966 55
  49. Hank Gowdy c, 1910-1930 55
  50. Mickey Tettleton c, 1984-1997 55
  51. Mike Scioscia c, 1980-1992 54
  52. Ed Bailey c, 1953-1966 54
  53. Darren Daulton c, 1983-1997 54
  54. Butch Wynegar c, 1976-1988 53
  55. Terry Steinbach c, 1986-1999 53
  56. Tony Pena c, 1980-1997 52
  57. Chris Hoiles c, 1989-1998 52
  58. Tim McCarver c, 1959-1980 52
  59. Bob Boone c, 1972-1990 51
  60. J.T. Realmuto c, 2014-2021 51
  61. Carlos Ruiz c, 2006-2017 50
  62. Steve O'Neill c, 1911-1928 49
  63. Fred Carroll c, 1884-1891 49
  64. Rick Dempsey c, 1969-1992 49
  65. Mike Napoli c, 2006-2017 49
  66. Jocko Milligan c, 1884-1893 49
  67. Deacon McGuire c, 1884-1912 48
  68. Benito Santiago c, 1986-2005 47
  69. Charles Johnson c, 1994-2005 47
  70. Johnny Bassler c, 1913-1927 46
  71. Bob O'Farrell c, 1915-1935 45
  72. John Romano c, 1958-1967 45
  73. Spud Davis c, 1928-1945 45
  74. Yasmani Grandal c, 2012-2021 44
  75. Ed McFarland c, 1893-1908 43
  76. Joe Ferguson c, 1970-1983 43
  77. John Stearns c, 1974-1984 43
  78. Jason Varitek c, 1997-2011 41
  79. Mike Stanley c, 1986-2000 40
  80. Ramon Hernandez c, 1999-2013 40
  81. Terry Kennedy c, 1978-1991 40
  82. John Roseboro c, 1957-1970 40
  83. Jonathan Lucroy c, 2010-2021 39
  84. Andy Seminick c, 1943-1957 39
  85. Muddy Ruel c, 1915-1934 38
  86. A.J. Pierzynski c, 1998-2016 38
  87. Earl Battey c, 1955-1967 38
  88. Don Slaught c, 1982-1997 38
  89. Willson Contreras c, 2016-2021 38
  90. Art Wilson c, 1908-1921 37
  91. Ernie Whitt c, 1976-1991 37
  92. Ivey Wingo c, 1911-1929 36
  93. Bubbles Hargrave c, 1913-1930 36
  94. Frank Snyder c, 1912-1927 36
  95. Paul Lo Duca c, 1998-2008 36
  96. Kurt Suzuki c, 2007-2021 35
  97. Mike Grady c, 1894-1906 35
  98. Steve Yeager c, 1972-1986 34
  99. Heinie Peitz c, 1892-1913 34
  100. Alex Avila c, 2009-2021 33
  101. Matt Wieters c, 2009-2020 33
  102. Doggie Miller c, 1884-1896 33
  103. Rick Wilkins c, 1991-2001 32
  104. Hank Severeid c, 1911-1926 32
  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 30
  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 29
  114. Shanty Hogan c, 1925-1937 29
  115. Francisco Cervelli c, 2008-2020 29
  116. Stan Lopata c, 1948-1960 29
  117. Lou Criger c, 1896-1912 29
  118. Milt May c, 1970-1984 29
  119. Jody Davis c, 1981-1990 29
  120. Wilson Ramos c, 2010-2021 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, 2011-2021 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. Mike Zunino c, 2013-2021 23
  155. Jason Castro c, 2010-2021 23
  156. Pop Snyder c, 1873-1891 23
  157. David Ross c, 2002-2016 23
  158. Mike Heath c, 1978-1991 23
  159. Ossee Schrecongost c, 1897-1908 22
  160. Jim Essian c, 1973-1984 22
  161. Bo Diaz c, 1977-1989 22
  162. Doug Allison c, 1871-1883 22
  163. Jack O'Brien c, 1882-1890 22
  164. Brian Harper c, 1979-1995 22
  165. Joe Azcue c, 1960-1972 21
  166. Silver Flint c, 1875-1889 20
  167. Emil Gross c, 1879-1884 20
  168. Nig Clarke c, 1905-1920 20
  169. Randy Hundley c, 1964-1977 20
  170. Alan Ashby c, 1973-1989 20
  171. Tommy Clarke c, 1909-1918 20
  172. Cy Perkins c, 1915-1934 20
  173. John Jaso c, 2008-2017 19
  174. Charlie O'Brien c, 1985-2000 19
  175. Jack O'Connor c, 1887-1910 19
  176. Bill Rariden c, 1909-1920 19
  177. Gus Mancuso c, 1928-1945 19
  178. A.J. Ellis c, 2008-2018 19
  179. Matt Nokes c, 1985-1995 19
  180. Andy Etchebarren c, 1962-1978 19
  181. Ryan Hanigan c, 2007-2017 19
  182. Dave Valle c, 1984-1996 18
  183. Jimmie Wilson c, 1923-1940 18
  184. Frankie Hayes c, 1933-1947 18
  185. Jimmy Archer c, 1904-1918 18
  186. Frankie Pytlak c, 1932-1946 18
  187. Chad Kreuter c, 1988-2003 18
  188. Bill Salkeld c, 1945-1950 17
  189. Clyde McCullough c, 1940-1956 17
  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. Ira Thomas c, 1906-1915 17
  195. Mike Gonzalez c, 1912-1932 17
  196. Bill Killefer c, 1909-1921 16
  197. Barney Gilligan c, 1879-1888 16
  198. Derek Norris c, 2012-2017 16
  199. Jack Lapp c, 1908-1916 16
  200. Kelly Shoppach c, 2005-2013 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. Yadier Molina
  2. Salvador Perez
  3. J.T. Realmuto
  4. Yasmani Grandal
  5. Jonathan Lucroy

Retired but Not Yet Eligible

Joe Mauer Photo
  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Buster Posey
  3. Russell Martin
  4. Brian McCann
  5. Victor Martinez