100 Greatest Catchers of All-Time

Explanation of Rankings
CAREER = Career Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
We use bWAR.
LONG PEAK = WAR in best seven seasons.
SHORT PEAK = WAR in best three seasons.
PRIME = WAR in best five consecutive seasons.
TOTAL = (2x Career)+(1.75x Long Peak)+(Short Peak)+(2x Prime) adjusted for era, timeline, and other factors.
1Johnny Bench
1967—1983
75.2
CAREER
47.2
LONG PEAK
23.9
SHORT PEAK
32.7
PRIME
302.0
TOTAL
2Josh Gibson
1930—1946
72.8
CAREER
56.8
LONG PEAK
30.5
SHORT PEAK
44.2
PRIME
299.5
TOTAL
3Gary Carter
1974—1992
70.1
CAREER
48.2
LONG PEAK
23.1
SHORT PEAK
35.8
PRIME
299.2
TOTAL
4Carlton Fisk
1969—1993
68.4
CAREER
37.7
LONG PEAK
20.3
SHORT PEAK
23.2
PRIME
252.3
TOTAL
5Joe Mauer
2004—2018
55.3
CAREER
39.0
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
28.9
PRIME
247.8
TOTAL
6Yogi Berra
1946—1965
59.5
CAREER
36.8
LONG PEAK
17.4
SHORT PEAK
27.5
PRIME
229.3
TOTAL
7Buster Posey
2009—2021
44.9
CAREER
36.7
LONG PEAK
18.8
SHORT PEAK
29.2
PRIME
229.1
TOTAL
8Ivan Rodriguez
1991—2011
68.7
CAREER
39.6
LONG PEAK
19.3
SHORT PEAK
30.3
PRIME
228.5
TOTAL
9Thurman Munson
1969—1979
46.0
CAREER
37.0
LONG PEAK
19.3
SHORT PEAK
27
PRIME
219.9
TOTAL
10Ted Simmons
1968—1988
50.3
CAREER
34.8
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
22.9
PRIME
206.2
TOTAL
11Bill Dickey
1928—1946
57.3
CAREER
35.9
LONG PEAK
18.1
SHORT PEAK
26.3
PRIME
203.2
TOTAL
12Mike Piazza
1992—2007
59.6
CAREER
42.2
LONG PEAK
21.9
SHORT PEAK
30.9
PRIME
197.7
TOTAL
13Bill Freehan
1961—1976
44.7
CAREER
33.7
LONG PEAK
18.3
SHORT PEAK
22.5
PRIME
196.4
TOTAL
14Jorge Posada
1995—2011
42.7
CAREER
32.9
LONG PEAK
16.8
SHORT PEAK
23.2
PRIME
195.4
TOTAL
15Roy Campanella
1937—1957
35.6
CAREER
34.3
LONG PEAK
18.9
SHORT PEAK
26.9
PRIME
195.3
TOTAL
16Mickey Cochrane
1925—1937
49.1
CAREER
36.2
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
27
PRIME
191.9
TOTAL
17Yadier Molina
2004—2021
42.1
CAREER
28.7
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
22.4
PRIME
191.0
TOTAL
18Joe Torre
1960—1977
57.6
CAREER
37.2
LONG PEAK
17.8
SHORT PEAK
25.7
PRIME
185.2
TOTAL
19Gene Tenace
1969—1983
46.8
CAREER
34.9
LONG PEAK
16.3
SHORT PEAK
25.4
PRIME
184.9
TOTAL
20Jim Sundberg
1974—1989
40.5
CAREER
28.6
LONG PEAK
14.3
SHORT PEAK
21.3
PRIME
181.9
TOTAL
21Gabby Hartnett
1922—1941
56.9
CAREER
31.0
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
20.6
PRIME
179.0
TOTAL
22Jason Kendall
1996—2010
41.7
CAREER
30.4
LONG PEAK
14.6
SHORT PEAK
20
PRIME
179.0
TOTAL
23Darrell Porter
1971—1987
40.9
CAREER
29.0
LONG PEAK
15.7
SHORT PEAK
18.3
PRIME
173.3
TOTAL
24Lance Parrish
1977—1995
39.5
CAREER
28.4
LONG PEAK
14.3
SHORT PEAK
19.5
PRIME
170.9
TOTAL
25Russell Martin
2006—2019
38.8
CAREER
26.7
LONG PEAK
15.0
SHORT PEAK
16.7
PRIME
168.4
TOTAL
26Biz Mackey
1920—1947
48.3
CAREER
29.9
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
20.4
PRIME
168.1
TOTAL
27Salvador Perez
2011—2021
29.7
CAREER
24.0
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
15.2
PRIME
152.9
TOTAL
28Brian McCann
2005—2019
31.9
CAREER
24.5
LONG PEAK
13.4
SHORT PEAK
17.6
PRIME
151.1
TOTAL
29Mickey Tettleton
1984—1997
29.4
CAREER
24.7
LONG PEAK
14.9
SHORT PEAK
20.7
PRIME
150.5
TOTAL
30Roger Bresnahan
1897—1915
42.1
CAREER
30.5
LONG PEAK
16.0
SHORT PEAK
22.9
PRIME
149.5
TOTAL
31Elston Howard
1955—1968
27.1
CAREER
26.6
LONG PEAK
16.0
SHORT PEAK
20.7
PRIME
149.4
TOTAL
32Wally Schang
1913—1931
47.9
CAREER
25.2
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
17.5
PRIME
148.6
TOTAL
33J.T. Realmuto
2014—2021
23.3
CAREER
23.3
LONG PEAK
13.5
SHORT PEAK
18.3
PRIME
143.1
TOTAL
34Manny Sanguillen
1967—1980
27.6
CAREER
26.4
LONG PEAK
13.7
SHORT PEAK
18.9
PRIME
141.6
TOTAL
35Tony Pena
1980—1997
24.7
CAREER
24.7
LONG PEAK
13.8
SHORT PEAK
20.7
PRIME
139.9
TOTAL
36Javy Lopez
1992—2006
29.7
CAREER
24.8
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
15.3
PRIME
139.4
TOTAL
37Ernie Lombardi
1931—1947
39.5
CAREER
25.0
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
17.7
PRIME
139.0
TOTAL
38Louis Santop
1910—1926
40.3
CAREER
25.8
LONG PEAK
14.1
SHORT PEAK
16
PRIME
138.5
TOTAL
39Victor Martinez
2002—2018
31.9
CAREER
28.3
LONG PEAK
15.0
SHORT PEAK
17.1
PRIME
137.4
TOTAL
40Del Crandall
1949—1966
28.2
CAREER
24.6
LONG PEAK
13.6
SHORT PEAK
17.3
PRIME
136.5
TOTAL
41Tom Haller
1961—1972
29.3
CAREER
24.0
LONG PEAK
12.2
SHORT PEAK
17.6
PRIME
136.3
TOTAL
42Chris Hoiles
1989—1998
23.5
CAREER
22.3
LONG PEAK
13.3
SHORT PEAK
18.6
PRIME
133.7
TOTAL
43Tim McCarver
1959—1980
28.3
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
12.8
SHORT PEAK
17.3
PRIME
133.6
TOTAL
44Terry Steinbach
1986—1999
28.0
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
10.9
SHORT PEAK
15.6
PRIME
133.2
TOTAL
45Darren Daulton
1983—1997
23.0
CAREER
22.2
LONG PEAK
15.8
SHORT PEAK
18.3
PRIME
132.4
TOTAL
46Smoky Burgess
1949—1967
33.3
CAREER
23.0
LONG PEAK
10.6
SHORT PEAK
14.6
PRIME
130.9
TOTAL
47Ed Bailey
1953—1966
27.2
CAREER
23.0
LONG PEAK
12.2
SHORT PEAK
17.4
PRIME
127.4
TOTAL
48Mike Scioscia
1980—1992
26.1
CAREER
21.7
LONG PEAK
12.1
SHORT PEAK
15.7
PRIME
125.8
TOTAL
49Butch Wynegar
1976—1988
26.5
CAREER
22.8
LONG PEAK
11.8
SHORT PEAK
15.4
PRIME
124.8
TOTAL
50Walker Cooper
1940—1957
27.3
CAREER
23.0
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
15
PRIME
123.7
TOTAL
51Sherm Lollar
1946—1963
30.1
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
10.8
SHORT PEAK
15.7
PRIME
123.5
TOTAL
52Ray Schalk
1912—1929
33.0
CAREER
22.0
LONG PEAK
10.5
SHORT PEAK
18
PRIME
120.0
TOTAL
53Terry Kennedy
1978—1991
21.6
CAREER
19.3
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
17
PRIME
119.2
TOTAL
54Jonathan Lucroy
2010—2021
17.7
CAREER
19.2
LONG PEAK
13.7
SHORT PEAK
17.6
PRIME
118.4
TOTAL
55Charles Johnson
1994—2005
22.6
CAREER
20.4
LONG PEAK
12.6
SHORT PEAK
16.1
PRIME
117.2
TOTAL
56Bob Boone
1972—1990
27.4
CAREER
20.2
LONG PEAK
10.5
SHORT PEAK
12.2
PRIME
115.5
TOTAL
57Mike Stanley
1986—2000
20.9
CAREER
19.4
LONG PEAK
11.3
SHORT PEAK
15.4
PRIME
115.4
TOTAL
58Mike Napoli
2006—2017
26.3
CAREER
22.7
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
16.6
PRIME
115.3
TOTAL
59Jason Varitek
1997—2011
24.2
CAREER
18.7
LONG PEAK
10.9
SHORT PEAK
14.4
PRIME
114.1
TOTAL
60Johnny Bassler
1913—1927
21.3
CAREER
19.7
LONG PEAK
10.9
SHORT PEAK
18.8
PRIME
112.1
TOTAL
61Ramon Hernandez
1999—2013
22.1
CAREER
18.8
LONG PEAK
10.6
SHORT PEAK
14.9
PRIME
111.1
TOTAL
62Rick Dempsey
1969—1992
25.1
CAREER
17.4
LONG PEAK
9.4
SHORT PEAK
12.7
PRIME
110.8
TOTAL
63Rick Ferrell
1929—1947
29.8
CAREER
19.7
LONG PEAK
9.1
SHORT PEAK
16.6
PRIME
110.1
TOTAL
64John Stearns
1974—1984
19.7
CAREER
19.5
LONG PEAK
12.5
SHORT PEAK
14.7
PRIME
109.8
TOTAL
65John Romano
1958—1967
20.9
CAREER
20.0
LONG PEAK
11.8
SHORT PEAK
15
PRIME
109.0
TOTAL
66Matt Wieters
2009—2020
18.3
CAREER
17.3
LONG PEAK
11.9
SHORT PEAK
14.5
PRIME
108.0
TOTAL
67John Roseboro
1957—1970
22.5
CAREER
19.4
LONG PEAK
10.3
SHORT PEAK
13.6
PRIME
107.1
TOTAL
68A.J. Pierzynski
1998—2016
23.8
CAREER
18.0
LONG PEAK
9.9
SHORT PEAK
11.5
PRIME
107.0
TOTAL
69Johnny Kling
1900—1913
29.0
CAREER
22.4
LONG PEAK
11.4
SHORT PEAK
15.5
PRIME
106.9
TOTAL
70Steve O'Neill
1911—1928
26.1
CAREER
20.6
LONG PEAK
12.1
SHORT PEAK
16.8
PRIME
106.5
TOTAL
71Chief Meyers
1909—1917
25.2
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
11.9
SHORT PEAK
18.1
PRIME
106.3
TOTAL
72Spud Davis
1928—1945
23.0
CAREER
21.2
LONG PEAK
12.0
SHORT PEAK
15.6
PRIME
105.2
TOTAL
73Carlos Ruiz
2006—2017
22.5
CAREER
20.9
LONG PEAK
11.8
SHORT PEAK
16.2
PRIME
104.5
TOTAL
74Kurt Suzuki
2007—2021
19.9
CAREER
18.3
LONG PEAK
10.0
SHORT PEAK
11.4
PRIME
102.8
TOTAL
75Joe Ferguson
1970—1983
21.0
CAREER
19.7
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
9.9
PRIME
101.8
TOTAL
76Andy Seminick
1943—1957
21.5
CAREER
18.7
LONG PEAK
10.8
SHORT PEAK
15
PRIME
99.8
TOTAL
77Earl Battey
1955—1967
18.8
CAREER
18.7
LONG PEAK
10.6
SHORT PEAK
13.9
PRIME
98.8
TOTAL
78Ernie Whitt
1976—1991
18.3
CAREER
18.3
LONG PEAK
8.9
SHORT PEAK
13.1
PRIME
96.0
TOTAL
79Quincy Trouppe
1930—1952
21.1
CAREER
17.0
LONG PEAK
12.0
SHORT PEAK
16
PRIME
94.5
TOTAL
80Bob O'Farrell
1915—1935
21.3
CAREER
17.1
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
16.2
PRIME
94.3
TOTAL
81Jody Davis
1981—1990
15.8
CAREER
16.9
LONG PEAK
9.8
SHORT PEAK
14.4
PRIME
93.6
TOTAL
82Muddy Ruel
1915—1934
20.5
CAREER
16.4
LONG PEAK
9.8
SHORT PEAK
16.8
PRIME
91.9
TOTAL
83Alex Avila
2009—2021
16.8
CAREER
15.5
LONG PEAK
10.2
SHORT PEAK
10.2
PRIME
91.7
TOTAL
84Miguel Montero
2006—2018
14.3
CAREER
15.3
LONG PEAK
11.5
SHORT PEAK
13.4
PRIME
91.3
TOTAL
85Hank Gowdy
1910—1930
23.7
CAREER
13.7
LONG PEAK
7.1
SHORT PEAK
14.1
PRIME
90.4
TOTAL
86Paul LoDuca
1998—2008
17.9
CAREER
18.7
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
16
PRIME
89.6
TOTAL
87Steve Yeager
1972—1986
17.9
CAREER
14.7
LONG PEAK
8.1
SHORT PEAK
12.2
PRIME
88.7
TOTAL
88Benito Santiago
1986—2005
27.4
CAREER
18.6
LONG PEAK
9.4
SHORT PEAK
13.1
PRIME
88.5
TOTAL
89Clay Dalrymple
1960—1971
16.8
CAREER
14.8
LONG PEAK
10.5
SHORT PEAK
13
PRIME
88.0
TOTAL
90Don Slaught
1982—1997
19.3
CAREER
14.7
LONG PEAK
7.2
SHORT PEAK
11.1
PRIME
87.6
TOTAL
91Brad Ausmus
1993—2010
16.5
CAREER
15.0
LONG PEAK
9.7
SHORT PEAK
11.2
PRIME
87.0
TOTAL
92Bubbles Hargrave
1913—1930
16.4
CAREER
17.9
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
13.9
PRIME
86.8
TOTAL
93Yasmani Grandal
2012—2021
21.9
CAREER
19.2
LONG PEAK
10.5
SHORT PEAK
12.1
PRIME
85.4
TOTAL
94Harry Danning
1933—1942
14.7
CAREER
15.7
LONG PEAK
10.7
SHORT PEAK
13.9
PRIME
85.1
TOTAL
95Hank Severeid
1911—1926
18.6
CAREER
16.7
LONG PEAK
8.1
SHORT PEAK
14.2
PRIME
85.0
TOTAL
96Stan Lopata
1948—1960
15.3
CAREER
16.2
LONG PEAK
9.9
SHORT PEAK
13.3
PRIME
83.9
TOTAL
97Mike Lieberthal
1994—2007
15.3
CAREER
14.7
LONG PEAK
9.1
SHORT PEAK
11.7
PRIME
82.5
TOTAL
98Ray Fosse
1967—1979
12.9
CAREER
15.2
LONG PEAK
10.7
SHORT PEAK
12.7
PRIME
82.0
TOTAL
99Chris Iannetta
2006—2019
15.0
CAREER
15.3
LONG PEAK
8.7
SHORT PEAK
9.1
PRIME
81.6
TOTAL
100Sandy Alomar Jr.
1988—2007
13.7
CAREER
13.2
LONG PEAK
8.4
SHORT PEAK
9.2
PRIME
79.1
TOTAL
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