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List Rules Only current MLB catchers. No minor leaguers or recently retired players

Who are the best current MLB catchers in 2016-2017? The greatest current catchers playing in Major League Baseball include some veteran names, and some relative newcomers. These catchers are judged on many factors, including how well they call the game, the number of runners they catch stealing and certainly, their overall bating average and number of home runs. Either way, they are certainly among the top current baseball players in the game. Vote for the MLB catchers that you think are having the best seasons, vote down any who are under performing and, of course, feel free to rerank this list in any order you like.

Big current MLB catchers include Buster Posey, Russell Martin, A.J. Ellis, and Welington Castillo (leading the pack with the most runners they've caught stealing), Joe Mauer and Yadier Molina (batting average leaders) and J.P. Arencibia and John Buck (home run leaders).

Each and every one of the MLB catchers on this list have made their mark, whether it's by hitting tons of home runs, making sure the opposing team doesn't get points from steals or by calling amazing games. Being a catcher isn't easy - you have to have the perfect combination of athleticism and intelligence to become one of the greats.

For more great baseball lists, check out and vote on these lists of the best current MLB pitchers, the greatest overall baseball players of all time and of course, this votable list of the greatest catchers of all time.

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Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals

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Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Buster Posey San Francisco Giants

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Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Salvador Pérez Kansas City Royals

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+ - 111 75
Jonathan Lucroy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Jonathan Lucroy Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers

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+ - 98 54
Russell Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Russell Martin Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees

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+ - 100 95
Matt Wieters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles

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+ - 94 94
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Brian McCann Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees

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+ - 113 88
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins

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+ - 87 81
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Carlos Santana Cleveland Indians

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+ - 65 90
Miguel Montero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Miguel Montero Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs

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+ - 48 60
Alex Avila is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Alex Avila Detroit Tigers

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+ - 66 64
Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Víctor Martínez Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers

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+ - 66 78
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Mike Napoli Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians

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+ - 68 91
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
A. J. Pierzynski San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins

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+ - 52 57
Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers

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+ - 42 51
Jason Castro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Jason Castro Houston Astros

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+ - 40 43
Derek Norris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Derek Norris Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres

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+ - 46 60
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins

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+ - 28 29
Travis d'Arnaud is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Travis d'Arnaud New York Mets

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+ - 30 40
Devin Mesoraco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds

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+ - 38 44
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Kurt Suzuki Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins

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+ - 13 4
Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Gary Sánchez Yankees

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+ - 41 48
Francisco Cervelli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Francisco Cervelli New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Mike Zunino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Mike Zunino Seattle Mariners

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+ - 45 58
Wilin Rosario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Wilin Rosario Colorado Rockies

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+ - 40 51
A. J. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
A. J. Ellis Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies

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+ - 8 3
Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs

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Yasmani Grandal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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Wilson Ramos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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James McCann is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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+ - 5 7
J.T. Realmuto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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+ - 30 69
J. P. Arencibia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
J. P. Arencibia Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers

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+ - 2 5
Stephen Vogt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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+ - 8 14
Yan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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+ - 6 12
Welington Castillo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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+ - 9 28
Andrew Susac is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Andrew Susac San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers

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+ - 10 26
Chris Iannetta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Chris Iannetta Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners

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+ - 5 3
Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs

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+ - 3 4
Sandy León is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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+ - 3 16
Tony Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Tony Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants

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+ - 1 9
Tucker Barnhart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds