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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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293 120
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Buster Posey San Francisco Giants

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2
306 117
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals

3
146 66
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Salvador Pérez Kansas City Royals

4
120 82
Jonathan Lucroy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Jonathan Lucroy Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers

5
106 103
Matt Wieters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles

6
104 64
Russell Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
danbunty25 added Russell Martin Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees

7
102 101
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Brian McCann Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees

8
119 96
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins

9
89 91
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Carlos Santana Cleveland Indians

10
66 101
Miguel Montero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Miguel Montero Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs

11
52 66
Alex Avila is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Alex Avila Detroit Tigers

12
69 83
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Mike Napoli Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians

13
33 32
Travis d'Arnaud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
muzziac added Travis d'Arnaud New York Mets

14
68 71
Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Víctor Martínez Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers

15
71 97
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
A. J. Pierzynski San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins

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54 62
Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers

17
43 57
Jason Castro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Jason Castro Houston Astros

18
41 49
Derek Norris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Derek Norris Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres

19
21 7
Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
MakenaBrouwer added Gary Sánchez Yankees

20
33 43
Devin Mesoraco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds

21
46 67
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins

22
18 5
Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs

23
41 47
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Kurt Suzuki Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins

24
46 50
Francisco Cervelli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Francisco Cervelli New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates

25
28 39
Mike Zunino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
galenandrews added Mike Zunino Seattle Mariners

26
13 6
Yasmani Grandal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

27
42 56
A. J. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
A. J. Ellis Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies

28
45 64
Wilin Rosario is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Wilin Rosario Colorado Rockies

29
8 8
Wilson Ramos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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9 9
J.T. Realmuto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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7 7
James McCann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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13 3
Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
MakenaBrouwer added Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs

33
12 15
Yan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

34
10 15
Welington Castillo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

35
5 8
Stephen Vogt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

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30 75
J. P. Arencibia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
J. P. Arencibia Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers

37
14 28
Chris Iannetta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Chris Iannetta Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners

38
11 32
Andrew Susac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
_VillasenorRudy added Andrew Susac San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers

39
5 7
Sandy León is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers

40
4 12
Tucker Barnhart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds

41
4 20
Tony Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
VeryOaty89 added Tony Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants