ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS
Best all-around catcher: power, defense, throwing arm, leader, winner.
Excellent peak and long career put him ahead of the others on this list.
Not a great defender, but the best hitting stats of any catcher in history.
A nice blend of offense, defense, and team leadership. A throwback.
Rivals Bench as best defender. Great throwing arm, good power in his prime.
Run producer, team leader, and championship ballplayer. Played well into his 30s.
At his peak, he was a lot like Bench. Many inconsistent seasons drop him below the others.
Long, productive career. Was more of a hitter for average, not as much power. Above average defender.
Will move up this list as the second half of his career fills out. Could reach #2.
A unique offensive player with remarkable skills as a defender. Won title as player/manager.
Excellent hitter who stayed healthy for a long time. Never that great behind the plate.
Better than Simmons at his peak, but career cut short, obviously. One of 5 Yankees on this list.
Best catcher in baseball between 1960 and 1972, Freehan deserves more recognition.
Solid, long career as part of Yankee dynasty. Made himself into an excellent defender.
A notch below Dickey and Cochrane in his era, he was still a very good hitter.
Very good at almost every aspect of the game: defense, pitch-calling, power, drawing walks.
Also a third baseman for many years, and never a great catcher. Rates here almost solely on offense.
Offensively a bit like Cochrane, but not at his level. An average defensive player.
Excellent catcher, especially at blocking the plate. Won 3 World Series titles with 3 different teams.
Big, slow, but a great hitter. Won two batting crowns and an MVP award.