MLB Player Rankings for Top 25 Catchers of 2021 Season
- Photograph by Nick Wass for the Associated Press Welcome to Bleacher Report’s final positional rankings for the upcoming 2021 Major League Baseball season. Every month during the year, we provided new updates to our position-by-position power rankings, in which we selected the best ten players at each position. Now it’s time to formalize those rankings while also expanding the list to include the top 25 players at each position on the diamond, which means that each position will be covered in its own separate post. Players are rated exclusively based on their performance in the 2021 season, same as the regular-season rankings. The decision to place the purchase had nothing to do with previous production or future prospects. A player needed to have at least 200 plate appearances in order to be considered for inclusion. Each player was included in the rankings in the position in which he had the most innings played throughout the season. One major exception among catchers was Daulton Varsho, who played more innings in the outfield (338.1) than he did at catcher (319), and as a result, he will not be included on this list since he played more innings in the outfield. Let’s take a look at the top 25 catchers in the MLB for the first installment of our 2021 MLB Player Rankings series.
- Christian Vazquez is an American actor and singer. Photograph by Adam Hunger/Getty Images Tom Murphy of the Seattle Mariners is ranked 25th. Despite having a career-best season in 2019, in which he hit 18 home runs and drove in 40 runs, Murphy was forced to miss the entire 2020 season due to a fractured right foot. He did not produce at the same level as he had prior to his injury, and he was replaced by rookie Cal Raleigh in the second half, but he finished with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 325 plate appearances, which was a career high for him. Martin Maldonado of the Houston Astros is ranked number 24. He wasn’t much of an offensive contributor this season, posting a.172 batting average and an OPS+ of 58 in 426 plate appearances, but Maldonado remains one of baseball’s greatest defensive backstops despite his age (35) and inexperience. He threw out 40 percent of would-be base stealers, he was an above-average pitch framer, and he deserves a great deal of respect for how he handled a youthful Houston team in his first season as manager. Danny Jansen of the Toronto Blue Jays is the 23rd pitcher on the list. When it came to catching responsibilities, the Blue Jays distributed them equally among Reese McGuire, Alejandro Kirk, and Jansen, the latter of whom was the most productive of the trio. In 70 games, the 26-year-old batted.106 with 13 doubles and 11 home runs, and he was a rock on the defensive side of the ball. As of now, it is impossible to predict what the catching scenario will be in Toronto in 2022. Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees is number 22. Sanchez, as expected, struggled under the spotlight, striking out a slew of batters and playing just mediocre defense behind the plate. Although he only made 440 plate appearances, he finished with a 99 OPS+ and 23 home runs, making him one of the most effective offensive players at the position. Christian Vazquez of the Boston Red Sox is the twenty-first player on the list. Having hit.278/.327/.472 in 185 games the previous two seasons with a 105 on-base plus slugging percentage and 30 home runs, Vazquez has struggled offensively this season, posting a 75 on-base plus slugging percentage and only 30 extra-base hits in 138 games. Aside from that, the 31-year-old had a career-low 25 percent caught stealing rate and allowed an American League-high 10 passed balls, but still finished with a 1.0 WAR rating.
- Yadier Molina is a baseball player from the Dominican Republic. Diamond Images courtesy of Getty Images 19. Francisco Mejia (Tampa Bay Rays), 20th overall pick A significant ingredient of the Blake Snell trade that moved him to Tampa Bay, Mejia split the catching duties with Mike Zunino while playing for the Rays. In 277 plate appearances, the 26-year-old hit.260/.322/.416 for a 109 OPS+, with 15 doubles, six home runs, and 35 RBI. He also threw out 30 percent of baserunners. Manny Pina of the Milwaukee Brewers is the 19th player on the list. A respectable 10.6 percent walk rate and good pop, as seen by his 13 home runs hit in just 208 plate appearances, allowed Pina to maintain a 94 OPS+ despite a sub-.200 hitting average in 2012. He was a terrific pitch framer and threw out 30 percent of base stealers, and he was always a rock on the defensive end. Eric Haase of the Detroit Tigers is number 18. He came out of nowhere to blast 22 home runs in 381 plate appearances for the Tigers as a 28-year-old first-year player in 2012. His on-base percentage of.286 and strikeout rate of 31.2 percent were both below average, and he wasn’t particularly effective defensively, but he’s a reliable catch-and-throw man with passable power and enough agility to get some time in left field on an occasional basis. Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals is the seventeenth player on the list. Molina is a potential Hall of Famer and the Cardinals’ second-in-command on the field, but he hasn’t had a 2.0 WAR performance since 2016. The 39-year-old is still the best in the league at controlling the running game, but his offensive game has deteriorated to the point that it’s difficult to place him any higher in the rankings after posting an 86 OPS+ in 2021.16. Elias Diaz, Colorado Rockies Diaz was a nice surprise for the struggling Rockies, slashing.246/.310/.464 in 371 plate appearances while collecting 18 doubles, 18 home runs, and 44 RBI. After the All-Star break, the 30-year-old batted.866 with 11 home runs in 55 games, and he also led the National League in caught stealing with a 42 percent rate.
- Carson Kelly is an American actor and singer who is best known for his role in the film The Great Gatsby. Norm Hall is a Getty Images contributor. Carson Kelly of the Arizona Diamondbacks is ranked 15th. After a fractured wrist kept him out for more than a month, Kelly hit.301/.437/.515 with six home runs and 21 RBI through the first two months of the season. He appeared to be on his way to a breakout season until the injury occurred. He returned to the lineup at the end of July, but he struggled to hit.221/.297/.364 with 11 extra-base hits in 172 plate appearances after being sidelined by injury. Will he be able to regain his early-season form after an offseason of recuperation? Mitch Garver of the Minnesota Twins is number 14. Garver only able to play 68 games in 2021 due to groin surgery and lower back discomfort that kept him on the injured list. Despite his limited playing time, he still made his presence felt, compiling a 139 OPS+ in 243 bat appearances while also hitting 15 doubles, driving in 13 runs, and driving in 34 runs. His performance on the field, following a difficult season last year, resembled that of the Silver Slugger Award winner for the year 2019. Yan Gomes of the Washington Nationals/Oakland Athletics is the number thirteen prospect. After a solid start to the season with the Nationals, which included a 112 OPS+ and 21 extra-base hits in 63 games, Gomes was moved to the Oakland Athletics with with Josh Harrison just before the season’s deadline. After being traded to the New York Islanders, the 34-year-offensive old’s productivity dropped as he shared time with Sean Murphy, but he still ended with 2.5 WAR in 103 games played. Tyler Stephenson of the Cincinnati Reds is ranked 12th. Since being selected No. 11 overall in the 2015 draft, Stephenson has established himself as the Reds’ catcher of the future. Stephenson, 25, hit.286/.366/.431 in his first season with the Reds, sharing the catcher position with veteran Tucker Barnhart while also making 17 starts at first base to help get his bat into the lineup. Omar Narvaez of the Milwaukee Brewers is number eleven. Narvaez, who was named to his first All-Star team in his career, hit.300/.396/.469 with 20 extra-base hits before the All-Star break. Even though his stats dropped over the second half of the season, his total productivity and great receiving abilities kept him on the verge of a top-10 ranking. The 29-year-old hurler had the finest pitch in baseball. -framerin the year 2021
- Carson Kelly is an American actor and singer who is best known for his role in the film The Greatest Showman (1998). The photograph is by Norm Hall/Getty Images. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Carson Kelly ranks fifteenth. After a fractured wrist kept him out for more than a month, Kelly was on his way to a breakout season, hitting.301/.437/.515 with six home runs and 21 RBI in the first two months of the season. Despite returning at the end of July to hit.221/.297/.364 with 11 extra-base hits in 172 plate appearances since returning from injury, he has struggled to hit well in the majors since. Using the winter to recuperate, would he be able to return to his early-season form. The Minnesota Twins have Mitch Garver as their No. 14. When not on the disabled list recovering from groin surgery or lower back discomfort, Garver managed to participate in only 68 games in 2021. His impact was nevertheless felt in spite of his restricted playing time, as seen by his stellar offensive performance, which included 15 doubles, 13 home runs, and 34 RBI in just 243 plate appearances and a 139 OPS+. His performance on the field, following a difficult season last year, resembled that of the Silver Slugger Award winner for 2019. Yan Gomes of the Washington Nationals/Oakland Athletics is the number thirteen player. Gomes was dealt to the Oakland Athletics with with Josh Harrison at the deadline after a solid start with the Nationals that included a 112 OPS+ and 21 extra-base hits in 63 games. After being traded to the New York Islanders, the 34-year-offensive old’s productivity suffered as he shared time with Sean Murphy, but he still ended with 2.5 WAR in 103 games played. Tyler Stephenson of the Cincinnati Reds is the 12th player on this list. Stephenson, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2015 draft, had a fantastic rookie season while splitting time at catcher with veteran Tucker Barnhart. The 25-year-old hit.286/.366/.431 with 21 doubles, 10 home runs, and 45 RBI, and he also made 17 starts at first base to help get his bat into the lineup. The Milwaukee Brewers’ Omar Narvaez comes in at number 11. For the first time in his career, Narvaez was named to the All-Star team after hitting.300/.396/.469 with 20 extra-base hits before the All-Star game. Even though his stats dropped over the second half of the season, his total productivity and outstanding receiving abilities kept him on the verge of a top-10 ranking in the league. The 29-year-old hurler had the finest pitching performance in the majors. In 2021, the year framerin is expected to be introduced.
- Images courtesy of G Fiume/Getty Images Since taking over as the starting backstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019, Jacob Stallings has quietly established himself as one of the game’s most valued catchers. When looking at the last three seasons, he has a 5.6 WAR, which ranks him sixth among all catchers during that time period. This year, the 31-year-old produced roughly league-average numbers, hitting.246/.335/.369 with 20 doubles, eight home runs, and 53 RBI in 427 plate appearances for an OPS+ of 92 in 427 plate appearances. In 2020, he is projected to produce roughly league-average numbers, hitting.246/.335/.369 with eight home runs and 53 RBI in 427 plate appearances for an OPS+ of 90. It was his outstanding defensive play that once again elevated him to the top of baseball’s catching ranks and earned him the National League Gold Glove award. A great pitch-framing abilities helped a young, inexperienced pitching staff, and his 21 defensive runs saved equaled him with Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa for the most by any player at any position this season.
- Photograph courtesy of Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Sean Murphy, a third-round choice in 2016, immediately established himself as one of baseball’s best catching prospects during his brief stint in the minors, and he finished fourth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting last season. In 119 games this season, the 27-year-old collected 23 doubles, 17 home runs, and 59 RBI while slashing.216/.306/.405 for a 98 OPS+ and a 2.7 WAR total. Aside from his offensive contributions, he was also awarded the American League Gold Glove Award, beating out other candidates Martin Maldonado and Salvador Perez. He is a long-term building piece for Oakland thanks to his two-way ability, and he is under contract with the team until the 2025 season.
- Photograph courtesy of Justin Berl/Getty Images Willson Contreras, the final remaining member of the Chicago Cubs’ homegrown offensive core that helped the club win the World Series in 2016, had probably the finest season of his career despite the fact that the rest of the team was being shredded around him. In 128 games, the 29-year-old had a career-high 4.1 wins above replacement (WAR). With a 108 OPS+ with 20 doubles, 21 home runs, and 57 RBI, he was among the most productive offensive catchers in the game once again this season. With improved pitch framing and a career-high eight DRS behind the plate, he has stepped into the position of seasoned leader on a youthful squad, which is a welcome development for him. How long do you expect him to be here come Opening Day?
- Photograph courtesy of Stacy Revere/Getty Images Grandal had, to put it mildly, a remarkable season, to say the least. The only thing that separated him from the pack was that he finished with more walks (87) than hits (67) and a fantastic.420 on-base percentage and.520 slugging percentage, all while having a batting average of only.240. And it is for this reason that a player’s offensive contributions should not be judged just on the basis of his batting average. For the year, the 33-year-old had a 3.7 WAR, with the majority of his worth stemming from his labor in the batter’s box, even though he was hitting far below average for much of the season. His 23.2 percent walk rate ranked first among all players with at least 100 plate appearances, and his 12.1 at bats per home run ranked second among all players in the majors. As a pitch framer, he was once again a standout performer on the defensive end. Pitchers for the White Sox had a 3.60 earned run average with him behind the plate, compared to a 3.84 earned run average without him.
- The images are courtesy of Stacy Revere/Getty Images Grandal had, to put it mildly, a remarkable season in the ice hockey world. The only thing that separated him from the pack was that he finished with more walks (87) than hits (67) and a fantastic.420 on-base percentage and.520 slugging percentage, all while having a batting average of just.240. So the batting average of a player does not serve as a measure of his offensive performance. Although he was hitting below 200 for much of the season, the 33-year-old was a 3.7-WAR player, with the majority of his worth coming from his efforts in the batter’s box. Among players with at least 100 plate appearances, his 23.2 percent walk rate was the best in the league, and his 12.1 at bats per home run was among the best in the league. As a pitch framer, he performed admirably once more on the defensive side. With him behind the plate, the White Sox pitchers had a 3.60 earned run average, compared to a 3.84 earned run average when they weren’t.
- Photograph by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images Will Smith has done nothing but deliver offensively for the Los Angeles Dodgers since launching 15 home runs in 54 games as a rookie in 2019. He has done so for a team that already has a plethora of talented hitters. Yasmani Grandal (141) and Buster Posey (140) are the only other catchers with at least 200 plate appearances since the start of last season who have better OPS+ than Smith (140). This season, he batted.130 with a career-high 19 doubles, 25 home runs, and 76 RBI, while posting a 130 OPS+. His athleticism allowed him to get time at second base and third base during his brief stint in the minors, and he has excellent footwork and movement behind the plate. A plus in the pitch-framing area, the 26-year-old was league average at throwing out runners and league average at throwing out runners.
- Meg Oliphant is a Getty Images photographer. Will Smith has done nothing but deliver offensively for the Los Angeles Dodgers since launching 15 home runs in 54 games as a rookie in 2019. He has done so for a team that already has a slew of talented hitters. Catchers with at least 200 plate appearances since the start of the season are just Yasmani Grandal (141) and Buster Posey behind Smith in terms of OPS+ (140). A career-high 19 doubles, 25 home runs, and 76 RBI were part of his season-high OPS+ of 130. When he was in the minors, he was athletic enough to play second base and third base at times, and he moves incredibly effectively behind the plate. With runners on base, the 26-year-old was league average
- However, he was above average in the pitch framing category.
- Photograph courtesy of Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Buster Posey will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in five years, five years after he startled the baseball world by announcing his retirement. A hefty $22 million club option awaited Posey if he opted to remain for one more season after opting out of the 2020 season. Posey returned to All-Star form this season after opting out of the 2020 season. instead of riding off into the sunset after one of his finest individual seasons, he rides off into the sunset Despite the fact that he played catcher in just 102 games with the San Francisco Giants, they made an effort to keep him rested. At 454 plate appearances, he hit.304/.390/.499 with 23 doubles, 18 home runs, and 56 RBI, putting him in the top in the NL in slugging percentage. The San Francisco Giants’ catcher has served as the franchise’s public face for the past decade, and he is now considered one of baseball’s all-time greats at the position.
- Photograph by Steph Chambers/Getty Images Salvador Perez established a single-season record most home runs by a catcher in 2021, when he hit a league-leading 48 home runs, including 27 in 72 games after the All-Star break, to lead the American League. In addition, he led the American League with 121 RBI and finished first among catchers with a 5.3 WAR in 161 games. The 31-year-old was in the crouch for 124 of those games, and with 1,002.2 innings in the crouch, he was one of only five catchers to surpass the 1,000-inning mark in the National League in 2021. Detractors will refer to a weak performance as an example. Baseball’s lowest pitch-framing numbers are 316 on-base percentage and pitch-framing measures. However, what he accomplished in 2021 was historic, and his importance to a youthful Kansas City Royals club goes far beyond his statistical statistics. All statistics courtesy of the Baseball Reference and FanGraphs websites.
Which are the Best MLB Catchers Right Now?
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J.T. Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies)
Jacob Tyler Realmuto has been ranked one of the top MLB catchers in the league right now. He made his major league debut in 2014 with the Miami Marlins before being dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies in February of this year. Realmuto has appeared in two All-Star games, in 2018 and 2019, and he was also awarded the Gold Glove Award in the latter year. Another of his accolades is the Silver Slugger Award, which he has received twice in the last two years, in 2018 and 2019. During the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 12-6 victory over the Washington Nationals in June 2021, J.T.
The catcher has a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies until 2025, but his long-term status is questionable.
Yasmani Grandal (Chicago White Sox)
Yasmani Grandal is a catcher who made his professional debut in 2012 and is presently a member of the Chicago White Sox organization. Prior to that, he was a member of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Milwaukee Brewers organizations. Grandal was a member of the All-Star game in 2015 and again in 2019. The last year of his four-year deal with the White Sox will come to an end in a few years, and we aren’t sure what his future holds given that he will reach thirty-three this fall.
Will Smith (Los Angeles Dodgers)
A catcher for the Chicago White Sox, Yasmani Grandal made his professional debut in 2012 and is presently in his fourth season. His previous professional baseball experience includes stints with the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Milwaukee Brewers, among other teams. Both in 2015 and 2019, Grandal was a member of the All-Star game roster. As of this autumn, he will have completed a four-year deal with the Chicago White Sox. We do not know what will happen to him after that. He will be thirty-three years old in a few short years.
Sean Murphy (Oakland Athletics)
In terms of age, Sean Murphy is one of the more inexperienced athletes on our list. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2019 for the Oakland Athletics, and despite the fact that his career is short (for the time being), he will have plenty of opportunities to shine in the future. His numbers for the 2020 season (shortened season) were seven home runs, 14 RBI, and a batting average of.233 in forty-three games. Among his encouraging figures in 2021 are his batting average of.228 during the first week of June, which included 17 home runs and 54 runs batted in.
He will continue to play in the Major League Baseball for many more seasons to come, and his statistics and playing style have earned him a spot on our list of the “greatest catchers in the Major League Baseball.”
Willson Contreras (Chicago Cubs)
Willson Contreras is a Venezuelan baseball catcher who now represents the Chicago Cubs in the Major League Baseball. The Cubs promoted him to the major league roster after he was named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Year in 2015 after batting.333/.413/.478 with eight home runs in the minors. In 2016, he played a key role in the Cubs’ World Series victory, and he was a member of the All-Star team in both 2018 and 2019. His greatest season to date came in 2019, as he concluded with 24 home runs and 64 RBI to cap off an outstanding year.
Austin Nola (San Diego Padres)
Austin Nola made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2019, however he was dealt to the San Diego Padres the following year. A fractured finger and a sprained knee kept him out of the Padres’ National League Wild Card Series and National League Division Series in 2020, but he returned for the start of the 2021 season after suffering the injuries. Prior to settling on the catcher position, he spent time at a variety of different positions, including first, second, and third base, as well as left and right field.
Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals)
In the Major League Baseball, Salvador Perez is unquestionably one of the finest catchers, as evidenced by the numerous awards he has received. Mr. Perez has appeared in six All-Star games and has won the World Series in 2015. In the same year, he was also named World Series Most Valuable Player. In addition, he has received five Gold Glove Awards from 2013 to 2018, with the exception of 2017. It’s worth noting that there are three Silver Slugger Awards, and he would have been towards the top of our list if it weren’t for his unlucky Tommy John surgery, which forced him to miss the whole 2019 season.
Even though we will conclude our list with seven players, this does not exclude us from including some more players that we believed to be part of our greatest catchers in the Major League Baseball unofficial rating.
- Travis d’Arnaud, James McCann, Yadier Molina, and Mitch Garver are among the players to watch.
Don’t forget to check out our list of the finest pitchers in Major League Baseball as well.
The Best Current MLB Catchers
- Catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Birthplace of Del City, Oklahoma
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- Catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. Jacob Tyler Realmuto (born March 18, 1991) is an American professional baseball catcher who plays for the Phillies (MLB). Realmuto was taken by the Florida Marlins in the More J.T. Realmuto is a baseball player who plays in the Major Leagues. The Best Athletes in Every Category in 2018 Who Will Win the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 2020? The most effective current Major League Baseball hitters
- Teams:Chicago Cubs
- Birthplace:Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
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- Teams:Chicago White Sox
- Birthplace:Havana, Cuba
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- Currently with the St. Louis Cardinals, he plays catcher. He was born in the Puerto Rican city of Bayamón, and he bats right-handed.
- Currently with the St. Louis Cardinals, he plays catcher. He was born in the Puerto Rican city of Bayamón, and he bats right handed.
The Dodgers of Los Angeles
- Teams:Los Angeles Dodgers
- Birthplace:Louisville, Kentucky
- William Dills Smith (born March 28, 1995) is a professional baseball catcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He is the youngest player in the Dodgers’ history (MLB). He was a member of the Louisville Cardinals’ baseball team in college.
- His professional baseball teams are the San Francisco Giants, and he plays the positions of catcher and first baseman. He was born in Leesburg, Georgia, and he bats right-handed.
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The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California.
- Catcher with the Oakland Athletics
- Born in Peekskill, New York, USA
- Bats are on the right side of the plate.
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- Teams:Boston Red Sox
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- He was born on August 21, 1990, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Listed at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and 195 pounds, he is described as follows:
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Teams:Los Angeles Angels
- Birthplace:Woodland, California
- Batting Position:Catcher
- He was born on March 15, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, and now plays professional baseball as a catcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Oakland Athletics selected him in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Minnesota Twins
- Birthplace:Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Baseball: Major League Baseball
- Catcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Mitchell Lyn Garver (born January 15, 1991) is an American professional baseball catcher who plays for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).
- Teams:New York Yankees
- Birthplace:Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
- Batting Order:Right-handed
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- Currently with the Milwaukee Brewers, he plays the position of catcher. He was born in Maracay, Venezuela’s Aragua state, and bats on the left side.
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The Pirates of Pittsburgh
- Teams:Pittsburgh Pirates
- Birthplace:Lawrence, Kansas
- Jacob Daniel Stallings (born December 22, 1989) is a professional baseball catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (MLB). He is the son of Kevin Stallings, a previous head of the department.
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Place of Birth:Cape Coral, Florida
- Teams:Tampa Bay Rays
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- Detroit Tigers
- Birthplace:Valencia, Venezuela
- Teams:Detroit Tigers
- Wilson Abraham Ramos Campos (born August 10, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher who plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He is known by the nickname “The Buffalo” (MLB). He had already performed
- Teams:Chicago White Sox
- Catcher Position:Catcher
- Birthplace:La Romana, Dominican Republic
- Batting Position:Catcher
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- Baseball teams:Houston Astros
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- Baseball teams:Houston Astros
- Baseball position:catch
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- Catcher for the New York Mets
- Birthplace:Santa Barbara, California
- Team:New York Mets
- Catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. James Thomas McCann (born June 13, 1990) is an American professional baseball catcher who currently plays for the Mets (MLB). He has previously played for the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox, among other teams.
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- Baltimore Orioles
- Teams:Baltimore Orioles Born in Bonao, Monseor Nouel Province
- Bats: Right
- De León was born on July 20, 1993, in the Dominican Republic, and is a Dominican professional baseball catcher who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). He formerly played for the Washington Nationals of the Major League Baseball.
- Infielder, catcher, and third baseman for the Washington Nationals
- Born in So Paulo, Brazil
- Right-handed batter
- Teams:Washington Nationals
- Yan Gomes is a Brazilian-American professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He was born in Brazil and raised in the United States (MLB). He has previously played in Major League Baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The San Diego Padres are a baseball team based in San Diego, California.
- Catcher for the San Diego Padres
- Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico
- Batsman for the San Francisco Giants
- Vctor Manuel Caratini (born August 17, 1993) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in San Diego (MLB). In his prior professional baseball career, he played for the Chicago Cubs.
- Teams:Cincinnati Reds
- Birthplace:Indianapolis, Indiana
- A professional baseball catcher with the Cincinnati Reds of the Major League Baseball, Tucker Jackson Barnhart (born January 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball player (MLB). In 2014, he made his Major League Baseball debut and won the Gold.
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- Colombian professional baseball catcher Jorge Mario Alfaro Buelvas was born on June 11, 1993, and now plays for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Originally a free agent, Alfaro signed with the Texas Rangers.
Ranking the top 25 catchers in fantasy baseball [UPDATE]
DiamondbacksC/OF (as of the 26th of March) Daulton Varsho will begin the season in the minors, according to the organization. In these rankings, he has been demoted from position 13 to position 21. He should be back in the majors by the end of the spring or summer, and he has a lot of potential because of his power-speed skill set and ability to play a variety of positions. Update on March 24: According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Will Smith will start “somewhere in the neighborhood” of 90 games this season.
- Smith has the potential to be an outstanding offensive player in the future.
- Realmuto is in a tier all by himself at the top of the rankings, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.
- He immediately homered in his very first at-bat.
- Last week, Padres catcher Austin Nola suffered a broken middle finger on his left hand, according to the team.
- Despite the fact that San Diego has not yet provided a recovery date, this appears to be a multi-week injury that puts Nola’s ability to play on Opening Day in serious jeopardy.
- 7 to No.
- Update on March 9: J.T Realmuto stated last week that he is still on schedule to make his Major League Baseball debut on Opening Day since his fractured right thumb is healing nicely.
1 fantasy catcher in the world.
He has been demoted a couple of positions in the rankings, but he has the potential to see his value rebound as he participates in additional baseball activities over the course of the next several weeks.
After twisting his right knee in February, he hasn’t participated in a spring training game so far this season.
5 in this list.
He’ll be taken in the third or fourth round of the draft, and he’ll most likely be selected a few rounds before any other catcher.
100. And then there will be a significant number of fantasy owners, particularly those in one-catcher leagues, who will just opt to punt the group as a whole and make do with a late-round selection and whoever comes up on the waiver wire.
Realmuto extended his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies for another five years in December. In one of baseball’s most hitter-friendly ballparks, he will continue to be a middle-of-the-lineup bat for the foreseeable future. James McCann has taken advantage of his performance during the truncated 2020 season by signing a four-year contract with the New York Mets, which begins in 2021. At the plate, he posted career highs in a variety of categories last season, including an OPS of.896, which was more than 100 points higher than his previous best.
Realmuto suffered a broken right thumb in mid-February while attempting to stop a fastball. The likelihood of his being ready for opening day is questionable, although he does not appear to be expected to be out for much longer than necessary. It could take him a bit to get back into the swing of things whenever he returns to the field, but he remains the clear-cut top choice at catcher in fantasy teams. Catcher Sean Murphy of the Oakland Athletics will take it easy this month as he continues to heal from an ordeal that occurred in January when he awoke to find himself in the hospital with a collapsed lung.
Murphy, on the other hand, is apparently confident in his ability to be ready for opening day.
He shouldn’t be out for too long at this point.
Top 25 catcher rankings
|1||J.T. Realmuto||Philadelphia Phillies|
|2||Salvador Perez||Kansas City Royals|
|3||Willson Contreras||Chicago Cubs|
|4||Yasmani Grandal||Chicago White Sox|
|5||Will Smith||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|6||Travis d’Arnaud||Atlanta Braves|
|7||Christian Vazquez||Boston Red Sox|
|8||Gary Sanchez||New York Yankees|
|9||James McCann||New York Mets|
|10||Mitch Garver||Minnesota Twins|
|11||Austin Nola||San Diego Padres|
|12||Sean Murphy||Oakland Athletics|
|13||Jorge Alfaro||Miami Marlins|
|14||Yadier Molina||St. Louis Cardinals|
|15||Pedro Severino||Baltimore Orioles|
|16||Tom Murphy||Seattle Mariners|
|17||Buster Posey||San Francisco Giants|
|18||Carson Kelly||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|19||Danny Jansen||Toronto Blue Jays|
|20||Alejandro Kirk||Toronto Blue Jays|
|21||Wilson Ramos||Detroit Tigers|
|22||Daulton Varsho||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|23||Yan Gomes||Washington Nationals|
|24||Omar Narvaez||Milwaukee Brewers|
|25||Max Stassi||Los Angeles Angels|
MLB Top 10 Catcher R.
The success of any competent catcher, as well as his ability to control the pitching staff while simultaneously being a valuable offensive threat for his side, is critical to the flow of a baseball game. Over the course of history, we have witnessed many outstanding catchers, some of them excelled on both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball, while others excelled just at one of the two skills. The argument for the current Top 10 MLB Catchers in 2021 is that they can do it all, from managing a pitching staff to being some of the game’s best hitters, among other things.
Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies, Mike Zunino of the Tampa Bay Rays, Will Smith of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wilson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs, and Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants are among the players that appear at the top of the list.
Yadier Molina, a likely future Hall of Famer, has established himself as one of the top catchers in the game of baseball since his debut in 2004. Molina, who has established himself as a mainstay of the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup, is expected to continue to deliver in 2021.
Molina has hit.251 in his first 366 at-bats this season, with eight home runs, 16 doubles, and 51 runs batted in. He has also driven in 51 runs. Along with his ability at the plate, Molina is one of the finest defensive catchers in the history of the sport of baseball.
Gary Sanchez, the New York Yankees catcher, is only 28 years old and has already had his performance fluctuate between the number one and ten slots in the Top 10 Major League Baseball Catchers in his very short professional career. Sanchez, who has had two seasons with at least 30 home runs, is having a strong start to his 2021 Major League Baseball season through the first 94 games of the season. Despite his inability to raise his batting average (which now stands at.213), Sanchez has amassed a.320 on-base percentage, drawing 45 walks while smacking 13 doubles, one triple, 18 home runs, and driving in 43 runs in the process.
The release of the Kraken Sánchez bat flip in slow-motion is really stunning to witness.
The Chicago White Sox’s top catcher is hitting, and he’s perhaps one of the hottest catchers in all of baseball. His batting average has increased to 302 over his last 30 games, including 11 home runs and 30 runs batted in. With four home runs and 12 runs batted in over his previous seven games, Grandal has a.476 batting average to go along with his 12 RBIs. His recent surge in productivity has contributed to his season totals of 18 home runs, 49 runs batted in, and 48 runs scored, which are all career highs.
Grandal is one of the best catchers in all of baseball when he is at peak performance.
Christian Vazquez, the catcher for the Boston Red Sox, is a name that could be missed due to his lack of genuine offensive stats. Vazquez is a fantastic defensive catcher who more than makes up for his lackluster offensive stats. He is also excellent at managing a pitching staff. This season, Vazquez is batting.256 with 18 doubles, six home runs, and 41 runs batted in, while maintaining a.309 on-base percentage and producing a.256 on-base percentage. Vazquez was coming off a season in which he hit 26 doubles and hit 23 home runs, which was cut short due to the MLB season being truncated.
Mike Zunino, a former top prospect of the Seattle Mariners, is slowly but steadily developing into a reliable catcher at the major-league level. With nine home runs and 15 runs batted in over his previous 87 at bats, Zunino has a.343 on-base percentage and has hit a total of 87 balls in the air. Zunino has hit a career-high 27 home runs while also driving in 51 runs batted in and totaling 56 runs batted in through his first 90 games of the season this year.
Mike Zunino, a former top prospect of the Seattle Mariners, is progressively maturing into a reliable catcher at the major league level, according to the organization.
Zunino has nine home runs and 15 runs batted in over his previous 87 at-bats, and he has a.343 on-base percentage over that span. Zunino has hit a career-high 27 home runs while also driving in 51 runs batted in and totaling 56 runs batted in through his first 90 games of the season this season.
Since making his Major League Baseball debut in 2019, the 26-year-old catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers has continued to show potential. With only 54 games played, Smith blasted 15 home runs and drove in 42 runs throughout the course of a brief stint with the team. Smith’s batting average and on-base percentage both increased to career highs during the 2017 season. Smith’s success has continued into this season, as he has 22 home runs and 65 RBIs in 345 at-bats so far this season. Smith has hit 22 home runs and driven in 65 runs in his first 345 at-bats so far this season.
Willson Contreras, perhaps the finest defensive catcher in the game, also provides the Chicago Cubs with a solid hitting option at the bat, making him a legitimate number one candidate. Despite the fact that his hitting average has plummeted to just.226 across his first 104 games, Contreras has maintained his patience at the plate, drawing 43 walks and establishing a.333 on-base percentage in the process. Even while he continues to draw walks on a consistent basis, Contreras has also demonstrated power, hitting 15 doubles and 17 home runs in 345 at-bats this season.
J.T. Realmuto, the most highly sought-after free agent before to the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball season, has chosen to return to the Philadelphia Phillies on a five-year, $115 million dollar contract, according to the team. Realmuto, who is only 30 years old, is one of the best players in the game, and his outstanding performance has maintained this season. Realmuto has a.264 batting average in his first 375 at-bats this season, with 14 home runs and 58 runs batted in. Realmuto has collected 28 at-bats in his last 111 at-bats, to go along with four home runs and 19 runs batted in, while also drawing 11 walks.
Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals, an All-Star, World Series MVP, and five-time gold glove winner, completes the top ten list of MLB catchers in 2021 with his presence. In his prime, Perez has demonstrated his ability and abilities, winning three Silver Slugger Awards to go along with his gold gloves and making seven appearances on the American League All-Star squad. When it comes to hitting, Perez is having one of his greatest seasons in the majors. With 273 runs batted in and 64 runs batted in on the season, he has the fourth most runs batted in (94) among all players in baseball, and he has a league leading 38 catchers among all catchers.
Salvador Perez will be among the top ten MLB catchers in 2021 if he continues to put in this level of effort.
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Will Smith is considered to be one of the top catchers in the Major League Baseball. The photo is courtesy of Kentucky Today. The catcher position has become increasingly difficult to thrive at in today’s baseball environment, and this is especially true for young players. Unfortunately, there aren’t many top-tier catchers who can serve as dependable backups year after year in the professional game. Teams who are fortunate enough to have a talented catcher who can contribute on both sides of the ball should count their blessings.
10. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
Yadier Molina is still considered to be one of the best catchers in the game, despite his age of 38. The St. Louis Cardinals’ catcher is a rock behind the plate and does an excellent job of controlling the pitching staff. His finest offensive days are unquestionably behind him, at least on the offensive end of the field. However, he hit.262 last season, so he isn’t a lock to be benched. He also has a wealth of experience and intangibles that more than make up for his decreased offensive production.
9. Travis d’Arnaud, Braves
Travis d’Arnaud has struggled with health throughout his career, but he hit.321 with an OPS of.919. In 2020, he stayed healthy and hit.321. Keep in mind that he was once regarded as the best catching prospect in the whole sport of baseball. Of course, the 32-year-health old’s is still a major issue for him after a string of injuries. However, if he is able to remain on the field, there is a positive outcome.
8. Austin Nola, Padres
Because he didn’t make his major-league debut until he was 29, Austin Nolasurely comes under the category of late-blooming talent. While his performances have been mixed over the previous two seasons, he has emerged as a viable backup catcher for the Padres going forward, according to many observers.
7. Mitch Garver, Twins
Mitch Garver, who batted just.167 with an OPS of.511 before being placed on the disabled list at the conclusion of the season, surely gets a pass in 2020. Just a year prior, he had hammered 31 home runs and had a.995 on-base percentage with the Twins. While pessimism is justified and causes him to fall a few spots in the catching hierarchy, Garver should be able to make a comeback in the next season.
6. James McCann, Mets
James McCann was compensated throughout the offseason, and with good cause. James McCann (@McCannon33) is beaming with happiness in the! LFGM :@Metspic.twitter.com/o5rzJ8dzcZ — GENY Mets (@genymets) on Twitter. The date is February 25, 2021. Over the course of the previous several years, he’s made significant improvements to the defensive aspect of his game. Aside from that, he’s been one of the most effective offensive catchers in recent years, hitting an average of 26 home runs each season from 2016 through 2019 and slugging eight long balls during the season-shortened 2020 season.
5. Yasmani Grandal, White Sox
Yasmani Grandal has a lot of potential offensively, which is uncommon among catchers.
Even at the age of 32, he still has a lot of power. His 2020 productivity, which included eight home runs and seven doubles in only 46 games, suggests he has a lot more in in the tank than most people think.
4. Willson Contreras, Cubs
Over the course of the previous five seasons, it’s been difficult to find a more consistent offensive catcher thanWillson Contreras. He has been named to two All-Star teams and gives the Cubs with a steady presence behind the plate, since he is capable of playing both sides of the ball.
3. Salvador Perez, Royals
Salvador Perezas may appear to be one of the more senior catchers in the league, but he will be only 30 years old on opening day of the season. @41actionnewspic.twitter.com/KXyTqpNTx6 I believe RoyalsSalvador Perez is looking forward to being at camp. — Aaron Ladd (@aaronladd0) on Twitter. The date is February 22, 2021. After missing the whole 2019 season due to injury, he returned with a vengeance in 2020, hitting.333 with an OPS of.986 and a.333 on-base percentage. In spite of the fact that he will most likely not be able to match his previous output this season, Perez still has plenty of power and is a standout defensive player who has earned five Gold Gloves in his career.
2. Will Smith, Dodgers
The fact that Salvador Perezas will be 30 years old on opening day makes him appear to be one of the league’s more experienced catchers. The Royals’ Salvador Perez appears to be looking forward to being at camp. @41actionnewspic.twitter.com/KXyTqpNTx6 — Aaron Ladd (@aaronladd0), on Twitter: ” The 22nd of February, 2021, is a Saturday. His performance in 2020 was impressive, as he batted.333 with an OPS of.986, after missing the entire season in 2019 due to injuries. In spite of the fact that he will likely not be able to match his previous output this season, Perez still has plenty of power and is a standout defensive player who has earned five Gold Gloves in his career.
1. J.T. Realmuto, Phillies
For the time being, J.T. Realmuto continues to be preferred over Smith. He will turn 30 before the start of the season, but he is still very much in his prime. Realmuto is an exceptional defensive catcher who is as effective as any backstop at controlling the run game. Equally important, he has demonstrated great consistency on the offensive side of the ball over the previous five years and is the closest thing a catcher can get to a five-tool player.
The 5 Greatest Catchers of All Time
During the history of the Major League Baseball, just eighteen catchers have achieved the honor of being inducted into theBaseball Hall of Fame. However, there are a select few catchers who have distinguished themselves among the top five catchers in baseball history. And players from all periods lead this ranking, which is a rare occurrence. Existing catchers do they compare well to the game’s all-time greats, both active and retired?
5: Gary Carter
The former Mets and Expos catcher played in the Major League Baseball for 19 years. The man they dubbed “The Kid” was an 11-time All-Star, including a stretch of ten straight appearances from 1979 through 1988, and a member of the 1986 World Series champion New York Mets. Gary Carter had nine seasons in which he hit at least 20 home runs and four in which he drove in at least 100 runs, including three consecutive seasons from 1984 to 1986. Carter was regularly one of the top players in the game, but he was never the absolute best.
As a defensive WAR leader (with 26.1), Carter is second among all catchers in history, while he ranks fourth in offensive WAR (with 56.3).
Carter also has the distinction of having thrown out the most runners in history, with 810. He is one of the few Hall of Famers who is commemorated on their plaques as a member of the Montreal Expos, which is a rare occurrence.
4: Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza, a catcher who predominantly played for the New York Mets, was a 12-time All-Star and a 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner throughout his professional baseball career. Over the course of his career, from 1992 to 2007, Piazza put up some of the highest offensive stats at the catcher position in baseball. He batted.427 with 427 home runs, 396 of which were hit as catchealor, a Major League Baseball record. A.308 batting average and 1,335 runs batted in have also contributed to his success.
He also managed to smash 27 home runs in 107 games, which was a career high.
With a 66.4 offensive WAR, he is first among all catchers in history in terms of offensive value added.
He struggled defensively when compared to the other players on this list, but his offensive prowess more than made up for it.
3: Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez is the most outstanding defensive catcher in the history of the Major League Baseball (MLB). His defensive WAR of 29.6 is the greatest record ever achieved by a catcher in the history of the MLB. After throwing out 661 would-be base stealers throughout his career, which he spent the most of with the Texas Rangers over two stints, he was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 2011. He also took out 90 other runners who were caught napping on the bases while he was at it.
And his attacking stats were nothing short of amazing.
His accomplishments include appearances in 14 All-Star Games, the receipt of 13 Gold Gloves, and the receipt of seven Silver Sluggers.
2: Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra, the namesake of Yogi the Bear, is the most decorated catcher in baseball history, having played from 1945 to 1965. He played in 18 All-Star games and was named MVP three times during a seven-year span from 1950 to 1956. He also finished in the top four in several other seasons. His ability to maintain his composure on the offense was his most amazing offensive talent. Throughout his professional career, he has had an incredible lack of misses. During the seven-year stretch in which he won three American League MVP awards, Berra struck out only 166 times in 4,272 plate appearances.
For every plate appearance, that translates to a strikeout rate of 0.03 percent. That is very incredible. What was the defining number for Yogi Berra? It took him 14 attempts, but he eventually won 10 World Series titles, the most of any MLB player in history.
1: Johnny Bench
Johnny Bench is regarded as the most iconic catcher in the history of the National League. Bench was a vital piece in the Cincinnati Reds’ “Big Red Machine,” appearing in 14 All-Star games, winning the National League Rookie of the Year title, receiving 10 Gold Gloves (second only to Ivan Rodriguez), and winning two National League MVP awards. Bench was the backstop for Pete Rose and Joe Morgan during the Reds’ two World Series championships, and the team would have been nothing if it hadn’t been for him.
He also had a line of 293/.345/.587, which was good enough to earn him the MVP award.
Over the course of his career, he hit 389 home runs, hit.267 from the plate, and drove in 1,376 runs.