MLB 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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662 329
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
St. Louis Cardinals
2
565 308
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
San Francisco Giants
3
331 237
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Kansas City Royals
4
229 106
Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
MakenaBrouwer added New York Yankees
5
247 110
Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs
6
207 92
J.T. Realmuto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Miami Marlins
7
196 286
Jonathan Lucroy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Oakland Athletics
8
132 63
Yasmani Grandal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Los Angeles Dodgers
9
170 265
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Houston Astros
10
161 275
Matt Wieters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Washington Nationals
11
111 54
Wilson Ramos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Philadelphia Phillies
12
167 206
Russell Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
danbunty25 added Toronto Blue Jays
13
134 204
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Philadelphia Phillies
14
108 117
Francisco Cervelli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Pittsburgh Pirates
15
99 114
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Atlanta Braves
16
93 212
Miguel Montero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Washington Nationals
17
81 164
Alex Avila is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Arizona Diamonbacks
18
74 137
Jason Castro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Minnesota Twins
19
80 97
Mike Zunino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
galenandrews added Seattle Mariners
20
76 156
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Detroit Tigers
21
68 63
Yan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Cleveland Indians
22
73 146
Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Seattle Mariners
23
60 111
Travis d'Arnaud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
muzziac added New York Mets
24
61 59
Tucker Barnhart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds
25
52 120
Devin Mesoraco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Catchers
New York Mets