Historical Fantasy Baseball Player Rater – Top Catchers (Career)

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  Best Season Best Season By Decade Best Season by Stat By Career
Hitters 1903-2019|1903-1946|1947-2019
C|1B|2B|SS|3B|OF|DH|HOF|HOM|MVP|MVFH
1900s|10s|20s|30s|40s|50s|
60s|70s|80s|90s|2000s|10s
R|HR|RBI|SB|AVG All|C|1B|2B|SS|3B|OF|DH|
HOF|HOM|1+ MVP|MVFH Top 10
Pitchers 1903-2019|1903-1946|1947-2019
SP|RP|HOF|HOM|Cy|MVP|FantCy|RotoRP
1900s|10s|20s|30s|40s|50s|
60s|70s|80s|90s|2000s|10s
W|SV|ERA|WHIP|K All|SP|RP|HOF|HOM|1+ Cy|1+ MVP|
FantCy Top 10|RotoRP Top 10

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# Name 1st Yr Lst Yr Hall MVP Years $0+ Years @Pos Sum $ Avg $ Max $ Avg $R Avg $HR Avg $RBI Avg $SB Avg $AVG Max $R Max $HR Max $RBI Max $SB Max $AVG
Mike Piazza 1993 2006 M 0 13 13 322.5 24.8 42.5 3.9 7.4 6.1 1.7 4.7 8.0 11.0 10.2 2.6 9.8
Johnny Bench 1968 1980 FM 2 13 13 312.4 24.0 42.3 4.3 7.6 6.4 2.7 2.1 9.5 15.4 12.7 4.1 4.7
Yogi Berra 1947 1961 FM 3 15 15 307.8 20.5 34.4 4.7 4.3 5.1 2.2 3.3 9.2 9.1 9.7 4.2 5.9
Ivan Rodriguez 1993 2008 1 16 16 269.8 16.9 36.3 3.8 2.1 2.4 3.6 4.1 8.5 6.7 6.7 7.1 6.3
Carlton Fisk 1972 1991 FM 0 17 16 267.1 15.7 32.8 3.4 3.8 2.3 2.9 2.3 7.8 11.4 8.5 5.8 5.7
Joe Torre 1961 1974 M 1 13 10 256.1 19.7 42.2 3.9 2.8 5.1 1.8 5.2 7.8 10.4 13.4 2.9 11.4
Gary Carter 1975 1988 FM 0 13 13 244.0 18.8 29.7 3.7 5.4 4.6 2.0 2.2 6.7 10.7 9.5 3.4 5.7
Ted Simmons 1971 1983 M 0 13 13 236.2 18.2 24.0 3.3 2.4 5.6 1.6 4.4 4.8 8.7 7.9 2.9 8.0
Mickey Cochrane 1925 1935 FM 1 11 11 221.4 20.1 29.3 6.1 3.6 3.0 3.2 3.3 9.5 8.8 6.6 5.3 4.8
Bill Dickey 1929 1941 FM 0 12 12 212.1 17.7 30.1 3.0 4.2 4.2 2.2 3.2 6.6 9.6 8.5 3.5 5.3
Gabby Hartnett 1924 1939 FM 1 14 14 199.1 14.2 26.3 1.7 5.4 2.7 1.5 2.0 3.7 15.4 6.0 3.7 4.3
Lance Parrish 1979 1991 0 13 13 198.0 15.2 25.1 2.3 5.6 3.4 1.6 1.3 5.5 9.2 8.2 2.8 3.7
Wally Schang 1914 1929 0 13 13 180.6 13.9 24.6 2.7 2.8 1.7 2.7 3.1 7.0 11.9 5.8 4.6 4.6
Jorge Posada 1998 2010 0 11 11 177.7 16.2 26.6 3.2 4.1 4.1 1.8 2.0 7.1 6.5 7.0 2.4 7.5
Roy Campanella 1948 1957 FM 3 10 10 176.6 17.7 40.1 2.7 4.8 4.0 2.5 2.7 7.9 11.7 11.1 5.2 6.3
Mickey Tettleton 1988 1996 0 9 8 148.7 16.5 26.2 4.1 6.7 3.5 1.1 0.3 6.8 10.5 6.8 2.3 3.5
Walker Cooper 1942 1952 0 9 9 147.0 16.3 44.3 2.2 4.2 3.8 1.7 3.5 7.5 16.9 12.5 2.6 5.5
Javy Lopez 1995 2005 0 10 9 135.5 13.6 32.9 1.2 4.0 2.9 1.6 3.0 5.8 11.5 7.6 2.5 5.7
Ernie Lombardi 1932 1945 F 1 13 13 132.5 10.2 25.9 0.0 3.0 1.8 1.3 3.2 2.2 11.6 5.4 2.2 5.4
Jason Kendall 1997 2008 0 11 10 123.7 11.2 25.9 3.9 -2.1 -0.4 5.5 3.3 8.4 0.5 3.3 8.2 6.5
Bill Freehan 1963 1974 M 0 11 9 121.0 11.0 27.6 2.0 2.4 1.4 2.3 2.0 6.1 9.1 6.6 3.7 5.5
Ray Schalk 1913 1925 F 0 10 10 120.5 12.1 16.7 3.2 -0.2 2.7 3.8 1.6 6.3 3.5 5.1 4.9 3.0
Johnny Kling 1903 1911 0 8 8 118.8 14.9 27.2 2.8 2.6 3.2 2.6 2.8 6.2 9.9 6.8 4.5 5.4
Thurman Munson 1970 1978 1 9 9 118.7 13.2 31.6 3.4 -0.4 2.2 2.7 4.3 5.9 4.4 9.3 4.1 6.9
B.J. Surhoff 1987 2000 0 13 7 116.9 9.0 17.9 1.6 -0.9 2.0 2.4 2.9 4.3 3.8 4.9 5.5 4.9
Elston Howard 1957 1965 1 9 8 110.2 12.2 23.5 2.0 1.4 2.7 1.9 3.4 5.6 6.5 6.4 2.9 6.5
Benito Santiago 1987 2003 0 11 9 109.6 10.0 20.5 1.1 1.5 1.7 2.8 2.0 3.1 4.3 5.0 6.1 5.2
Chief Meyers 1910 1915 0 6 6 95.5 15.9 27.6 2.4 2.5 3.7 2.1 4.4 5.3 8.1 5.5 2.6 6.7
Del Crandall 1953 1962 0 8 8 93.5 11.7 24.7 2.5 2.4 1.1 2.6 2.2 7.3 4.5 4.8 3.4 4.1
Gene Tenace 1973 1979 0 7 7 90.1 12.9 22.4 2.9 4.9 1.9 2.3 0.1 5.1 9.7 4.4 2.9 2.3
Terry Steinbach 1987 1998 0 11 11 87.0 7.9 18.8 1.0 0.8 1.5 1.6 2.2 3.5 6.1 5.2 2.9 3.9
J.T. Realmuto 2015 2019 0 5 5 83.7 16.7 24.7 4.3 1.2 1.8 4.5 4.0 7.3 3.5 5.0 5.5 5.9
Darren Daulton 1990 1997 0 7 5 80.6 11.5 30.9 2.0 2.2 2.8 2.2 1.5 5.6 8.0 10.1 3.2 3.7
Frankie Hayes 1936 1946 0 8 8 79.2 9.9 18.7 2.3 1.7 1.2 2.6 1.2 4.8 6.0 5.1 5.0 3.4
Ivey Wingo 1912 1921 0 8 7 75.5 9.4 13.4 0.9 2.0 1.5 2.2 1.9 3.0 5.1 3.9 3.2 3.5
Hank Severeid 1916 1924 0 8 8 75.2 9.4 15.4 1.5 0.0 2.5 1.7 2.8 3.7 1.2 5.3 3.1 3.7
George Gibson 1907 1915 0 8 7 75.1 9.4 20.3 1.5 2.5 1.4 1.9 1.2 5.3 6.4 5.7 2.6 3.4
Jason Varitek 1999 2007 0 6 6 74.0 12.3 17.5 2.3 2.9 2.4 2.4 1.5 3.4 5.0 3.9 4.7 2.9
Tim McCarver 1963 1971 0 8 8 72.5 9.1 22.6 1.4 -0.6 0.9 3.4 3.1 4.7 2.4 4.7 4.8 5.4
Buster Posey 2015 2018 0 4 8 71.8 18.0 27.7 4.2 0.0 3.3 3.0 6.6 6.1 3.1 7.5 3.3 8.5
Tom Haller 1962 1970 0 9 7 71.7 8.0 18.2 1.2 1.6 0.3 2.2 1.8 5.8 6.4 3.0 3.3 4.7
Mike Stanley 1993 1998 0 6 5 70.4 11.7 17.7 2.2 2.6 2.0 1.7 2.3 3.7 4.2 5.9 2.3 4.3
Tony Pena 1982 1991 0 8 7 70.3 8.8 17.1 1.7 -0.6 0.7 3.2 3.0 4.9 1.8 2.7 4.5 5.1
Sherm Lollar 1950 1960 0 10 9 69.9 7.0 17.5 0.9 -0.4 1.2 2.3 2.1 3.3 3.3 4.7 2.8 3.7
Frank Snyder 1914 1925 0 9 8 69.5 7.7 18.7 0.0 1.9 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.9 4.7 5.4 2.3 5.5
Darrell Porter 1973 1984 0 9 9 69.2 7.7 24.7 1.6 0.9 0.9 2.1 1.2 7.3 2.8 7.9 3.5 3.9
Ed Bailey 1956 1963 0 8 8 69.2 8.7 14.2 0.9 1.9 0.8 2.2 1.9 3.0 4.1 3.2 4.3 4.1
Manny Sanguillen 1969 1976 0 8 7 68.6 8.6 13.0 2.0 -2.7 0.8 2.4 5.2 4.0 -1.1 3.7 3.7 6.6
Earl Battey 1960 1965 0 6 6 68.0 11.3 20.8 1.8 1.5 2.1 2.2 3.0 3.9 5.7 4.9 3.4 4.7
Paul LoDuca 2001 2007 0 7 7 66.7 9.5 22.1 2.3 0.1 1.3 2.1 2.8 4.2 4.9 5.1 2.6 5.4
Gus Triandos 1955 1963 0 8 7 66.4 8.3 16.7 0.3 2.3 2.0 1.4 1.3 3.4 7.2 4.0 1.7 2.6
Mike Lieberthal 1997 2005 0 8 7 63.6 8.0 18.6 1.0 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 4.1 5.3 4.4 2.0 4.7
Johnny Romano 1960 1966 0 6 6 63.3 10.6 20.1 1.6 3.4 1.7 1.7 1.3 4.8 6.7 4.9 2.3 3.2
Chris Hoiles 1992 1998 0 6 6 62.5 10.4 19.5 1.3 3.7 1.0 1.6 1.9 4.0 5.6 2.4 2.2 4.7
Earl Williams 1971 1976 0 5 5 61.6 12.3 22.9 1.0 5.6 2.7 1.3 0.8 4.8 10.5 5.8 1.5 1.9
Ernie Whitt 1983 1989 0 6 6 61.3 10.2 20.3 1.7 2.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 4.8 4.8 5.3 2.1 3.4
Jimmy Archer 1910 1915 0 5 5 61.1 12.2 18.7 1.8 3.5 2.0 2.1 1.9 3.0 6.3 4.6 2.5 2.7
Andy Seminick 1946 1953 0 7 7 60.5 8.6 17.2 1.3 3.1 0.3 2.0 1.1 4.5 5.3 2.0 3.3 2.5
Ramon Hernandez 2001 2010 0 9 8 60.2 6.7 14.4 0.2 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.2 3.0 5.3 4.8 1.9 3.8
Todd Hundley 1994 2002 0 7 5 59.9 8.6 22.3 0.7 3.9 1.2 1.7 0.1 4.1 8.2 6.7 2.2 3.2
Bengie Molina 2000 2009 0 8 7 59.7 7.5 14.2 -0.7 1.6 2.2 1.5 2.0 0.5 3.8 6.2 1.8 3.9
Smoky Burgess 1952 1962 0 7 7 59.2 8.5 15.5 0.5 -0.4 0.7 1.9 4.9 3.1 2.5 2.7 2.6 8.2
Terry Kennedy 1981 1987 0 7 7 58.8 8.4 16.9 0.9 0.1 2.3 1.5 2.7 2.6 3.2 5.3 2.1 6.7
Johnny Roseboro 1958 1969 0 12 9 58.1 4.8 10.9 0.4 -0.9 -0.5 3.7 1.3 2.3 1.8 2.6 6.2 3.4
Salvador Perez 2015 2018 0 4 6 58.0 14.5 17.6 2.2 4.6 3.6 1.7 1.5 3.0 5.8 5.0 2.1 2.4
Yasmani Grandal 2015 2019 0 5 6 57.8 11.6 17.9 2.4 3.8 1.9 2.0 0.6 5.3 5.2 4.0 3.4 1.6
Jimmie Wilson 1925 1931 0 7 7 55.7 8.0 14.9 1.6 -1.1 1.3 3.3 1.9 2.5 2.3 3.4 5.1 4.1
Yadier Molina 2015 2019 0 5 10 55.6 11.1 18.9 1.2 -0.6 2.4 3.4 3.8 3.5 3.1 5.1 4.9 6.5
Evan Gattis 2015 2018 0 4 5 55.3 13.8 19.7 2.1 4.5 3.6 1.7 1.2 3.9 7.0 6.2 2.1 2.4
Brian Harper 1989 1993 0 5 5 54.1 10.8 13.1 1.5 -0.9 2.3 1.2 5.8 2.8 0.4 4.3 1.7 7.4
Cy Perkins 1919 1923 0 5 5 52.3 10.5 18.8 1.5 3.3 2.5 1.7 0.5 2.6 7.8 4.1 2.5 1.6
Shanty Hogan 1928 1932 0 5 5 51.3 10.3 15.8 0.2 2.7 2.2 1.6 2.7 1.7 4.7 4.0 2.2 5.4
Jody Davis 1983 1987 0 5 5 50.4 10.1 16.0 1.4 3.0 2.0 1.8 0.9 3.4 5.6 5.4 2.6 1.7
Rich Gedman 1981 1988 0 5 5 49.2 9.8 16.2 0.7 1.9 1.2 1.5 3.6 2.9 4.5 3.5 2.0 5.9
Wilson Ramos 2015 2019 0 4 6 47.9 12.0 18.5 0.7 1.4 3.4 1.5 4.2 2.3 3.4 4.5 1.7 6.9
Spud Davis 1930 1934 0 5 5 45.6 9.1 12.1 0.2 1.7 1.2 1.7 3.5 1.0 3.5 1.8 2.3 6.2
Muddy Ruel 1921 1928 0 7 7 43.1 6.2 10.8 1.8 -2.8 1.4 2.9 1.9 3.6 -0.6 2.4 5.1 3.3
Charles Johnson 1995 2003 0 7 5 40.5 5.8 18.0 0.3 2.3 0.9 1.4 -0.1 3.0 5.5 4.2 1.8 2.7
Harry Danning 1938 1942 0 5 5 39.7 7.9 14.9 2.4 -0.7 0.9 2.2 2.2 4.0 1.6 2.4 2.7 3.8
Miguel Olivo 2006 2011 0 6 5 37.5 6.3 11.4 0.1 2.2 0.1 2.9 0.0 2.2 3.8 1.1 3.8 2.0
Brian McCann 2015 2017 0 3 12 36.0 12.0 20.0 2.5 3.5 3.2 1.5 0.3 4.3 6.4 7.2 1.5 0.8
Ozzie Virgil 1984 1988 0 5 5 35.0 7.0 12.5 0.6 2.4 0.1 1.5 1.6 2.1 5.4 2.3 2.0 3.2
Mike MacFarlane 1990 1996 0 6 6 33.7 5.6 6.9 0.6 1.2 0.3 1.7 0.9 2.6 2.8 2.2 2.6 2.0
Sammy White 1952 1959 0 5 5 33.7 6.7 12.7 0.8 -0.9 0.6 2.5 2.9 2.4 1.6 3.0 3.0 4.2
Russell Martin 2015 2016 0 2 11 31.1 15.6 19.4 4.4 3.9 3.9 2.5 0.1 5.8 5.0 4.1 3.1 0.5
Dan Wilson 1995 2002 0 6 5 30.9 5.2 9.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.5 2.2 2.1 1.9 0.6 2.9 3.1 3.7
Rick Ferrell 1930 1945 F 0 8 6 28.8 3.6 7.9 1.1 -2.9 0.3 2.2 2.0 3.0 -1.4 2.8 4.0 3.0
Luke Sewell 1926 1936 0 9 7 28.4 3.2 6.8 1.1 -2.5 0.8 2.9 0.0 2.4 0.9 1.7 4.7 1.8
Mike Heath 1981 1990 0 5 5 27.9 5.6 6.8 0.8 0.1 -0.6 2.6 1.8 3.8 2.9 0.3 3.0 2.9
Jonathan Lucroy 2015 2018 0 3 8 25.3 8.4 21.3 1.8 -0.5 0.9 2.2 3.1 3.7 4.1 4.7 3.0 4.9
Darrin Fletcher 1994 2001 0 7 6 25.2 3.6 6.3 -1.4 0.3 0.5 1.4 1.9 0.0 1.4 2.3 1.7 4.0
Jim Pagliaroni 1961 1966 0 5 5 24.6 4.9 12.8 -0.1 0.7 0.2 1.8 1.4 1.4 2.3 3.9 2.1 2.7
Brad Ausmus 1995 2005 0 6 5 24.1 4.0 6.3 1.2 -2.3 -1.0 3.9 1.4 2.9 -1.0 0.3 6.4 4.0
Bob Boone 1973 1988 0 7 5 23.6 3.4 8.5 -0.6 -1.9 0.0 1.9 2.9 1.2 -0.6 0.8 2.6 5.4
Al Lopez 1930 1943 0 6 5 22.1 3.7 7.4 0.5 -1.3 -0.5 2.5 1.6 2.7 0.5 0.6 5.4 2.7
Johnny Bassler 1921 1925 0 5 5 18.6 3.7 9.8 0.7 -3.1 1.1 1.5 2.7 1.7 -1.9 3.2 1.8 4.3
Mike Napoli 2016 2016 0 1 5 15.6 15.6 15.6 4.1 4.9 4.1 2.4 -1.0 4.1 4.9 4.1 2.4 -1.0
Kurt Suzuki 2016 2019 0 3 8 14.4 4.8 8.2 -0.6 -0.4 0.5 1.3 3.0 1.2 0.5 1.8 1.7 4.1
Victor Martinez 2016 2016 0 1 8 10.6 10.6 10.6 -0.2 3.9 3.5 -1.4 4.1 -0.2 3.9 3.5 -1.4 4.1
Matt Wieters 2016 2016 0 1 6 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.7 1.5 2.3 1.4 1.0 0.7 1.5 2.3 1.4 1.0
A.J. Pierzynski 2015 2015 0 1 13 4.0 4.0 4.0 -1.4 -1.7 -1.1 1.5 5.8 -1.4 -1.7 -1.1 1.5 5.8
Miguel Montero 2015 2015 0 1 6 3.5 3.5 3.5 -1.8 1.2 -0.4 1.9 1.7 -1.8 1.2 -0.4 1.9 1.7
Joe Mauer 2017 2018 0 2 9 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 -5.6 -2.2 1.4 5.4 1.1 -4.2 -1.4 1.5 6.3

Notes

Methodology/FAQs/Definitions:  Click here for a long list of FAQs.

Positions (Season):  ‘POS’ represents all position the player had either 20 games played that season or the previous season (the general standard for fantasy baseball).  ‘MVPOS’ represents the most valuable position for the player which is used in determining the player’s value based on the following order of most valuable to least valuable: C, SS, 2B, 3B, OF, 1B, DH.  Pitchers are either designated as a starter or reliever and is more subjective given the shifting roles of relievers over the years.  In general, any pitcher whose GS represent 50+% of Games is noted as a SP as well as any pitchers with 20+ GS.

Positions (Career):  The ‘Pos’ field for hitters reflects any position where the player qualified for 1+ years and it was deemed their most valuable fantasy position (see above).  The shorthand is C=Catcher, 1=1B, 2=2B, S=SS, 3=3B, O=OF, D=DH.  Pitchers typically are set to S (Starter) or R (Reliever) based on their predominant role.  A combined SR is given to pitchers who had 3+ years in both roles (e.g., Dennis Eckersley) or 1-3 years in each role.

Halls: “F” is Hall of Fame, “M” is Baseball Think Factory’s Hall of Merit, “FM” is both.  For those unfamiliar with the BBTF Hall of Merit, consider it a wiser, less corrupt, more SABR-friendly Hall of Fame.   Four players are voted in every year.  Players must be retired for 5 years before becoming eligible.  Players are never made ineligible (unlike the HOF who ‘one and done’ players like Lou Whitaker, Bobby Grich, and Kevin Brown).

Awards:  Just includes Cy Young and MVP awards.  The Cy Young Award was awarded to the best MLB pitcher starting in 1956 and then became the best pitcher in each league in 1967.  The MVP award has been awarded to the most valuable player in each league since 1931.

Filtering Results:  You can filter multiple fields at the same time.  The text fields below the column headers enable several methods for filtering the data.  Here are some examples:

Function Symbol Example Explanation
ANY MATCH ‘B’ in Pos Typing B in Pos will filter to any player with 1B, 2B, or 3B eligibility.  Type in more details to filter further – e.g., “1B’, “1B, 3B”, etc.
OR | Ruth|Aaron in ‘Name’ All players with Ruth or Aaron in their name
NOT ! !FM in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in both the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Merit
NOR ! | !F|M in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in the Hall of Fame NOR the Hall of Merit.  Just use the ! once.
GREATER THAN > >30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than 30
LESS THAN < <30 in $ All players whose $ is less than 30
GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO >= >=30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than or equal to 30
LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO <= <=30 in $ All players whose $ is less than or equal to 30

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