Baseball The Best Current MLB Catchers  

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

Who are the best current MLB catchers? 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 batting 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 veterans like Buster Posey and Yadier Molina, alongside some great young catchers like Gary Sanchez and Willson Contreras, among many others. 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 baserunners don't take that extra base, 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. So, who do you think are the best catchers in the MLB right now? Could some of them be the best MLB catchers of all time?

Check out the list of top catchers currently playing and cast your votes for the very best. For more great baseball lists, check out and vote on these lists of the best current MLB pitchers or the greatest overall baseball players of all time.

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546 240
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
St. Louis Cardinals

2
487 224
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
San Francisco Giants

3
280 161
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Kansas City Royals

4
145 49
J.T. Realmuto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Miami Marlins

5
180 235
Jonathan Lucroy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Oakland Athletics

6
152 67
Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
MakenaBrouwer added New York Yankees

7
152 60
Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs

8
147 225
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Houston Astros

9
149 234
Matt Wieters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Washington Nationals

10
94 39
Yasmani Grandal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Los Angeles Dodgers

11
147 169
Russell Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
danbunty25 added Toronto Blue Jays

12
123 177
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Philadelphia Phillies

13
78 35
Wilson Ramos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Philadelphia Phillies

14
88 182
Miguel Montero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Washington Nationals

15
93 94
Francisco Cervelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Pittsburgh Pirates

16
73 137
Alex Avila is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Arizona Diamonbacks

17
79 95
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Atlanta Braves

18
66 74
Mike Zunino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
galenandrews added Seattle Mariners

19
62 118
Jason Castro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Minnesota Twins

20
68 128
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Detroit Tigers

21
64 125
Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Seattle Mariners

22
50 48
Yan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Cleveland Indians

23
49 92
Travis d'Arnaud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
muzziac added New York Mets

24
46 44
Tucker Barnhart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds

25
46 100
Devin Mesoraco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
New York Mets