• Top 25 WAR Seasons By Catchers Since 1901

    Posted by on September 19th, 2012 · Comments (3)

    Yadier Molina, this season, is in there. Buster Posey too.

    See:

    Rk Player WAR/pos PA Year Age Tm G R HR RBI BB SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Mike Piazza 8.5 633 1997 28 LAD 152 104 40 124 69 5 .362 .431 .638
    2 Johnny Bench 8.5 653 1972 24 CIN 147 87 40 125 100 6 .270 .379 .541
    3 Gary Carter 8.3 653 1982 28 MON 154 91 29 97 78 2 .293 .381 .510
    4 Johnny Bench 7.7 708 1974 26 CIN 160 108 33 129 80 5 .280 .363 .507
    5 Joe Mauer 7.6 606 2009 26 MIN 138 94 28 96 76 4 .365 .444 .587
    6 Darrell Porter 7.4 679 1979 27 KCR 157 101 20 112 121 3 .291 .421 .484
    7 Gary Carter 7.2 669 1984 30 MON 159 75 27 106 64 2 .294 .366 .487
    8 Johnny Bench 7.1 671 1970 22 CIN 158 97 45 148 54 5 .293 .345 .587
    9 Carlton Fisk 7.0 514 1972 24 BOS 131 74 22 61 52 5 .293 .370 .538
    10 Thurman Munson 6.9 576 1973 26 NYY 147 80 20 74 48 4 .301 .362 .487
    11 Mike Piazza 6.8 602 1993 24 LAD 149 81 35 112 46 3 .318 .370 .561
    12 Gary Carter 6.8 609 1983 29 MON 145 63 17 79 51 1 .270 .336 .444
    13 Roy Campanella 6.8 590 1953 31 BRO 144 103 41 142 67 4 .312 .395 .611
    14 Darren Daulton 6.7 585 1992 30 PHI 145 80 27 109 88 11 .270 .385 .524
    15 Carlton Fisk 6.7 632 1977 29 BOS 152 106 26 102 75 7 .315 .402 .521
    16 Yadier Molina 6.6 512 2012 29 STL 126 59 19 67 39 12 .322 .379 .505
    17 Gary Carter 6.6 633 1985 31 NYM 149 83 32 100 69 1 .281 .365 .488
    18 Chris Hoiles 6.5 503 1993 28 BAL 126 80 29 82 69 1 .310 .416 .585
    19 Rick Wilkins 6.5 500 1993 26 CHC 136 78 30 73 50 2 .303 .376 .561
    20 Bill Freehan 6.5 635 1968 26 DET 155 73 25 84 65 0 .263 .366 .454
    21 Buster Posey 6.4 563 2012 25 SFG 135 73 22 93 66 1 .333 .409 .542
    22 Johnny Bench 6.4 606 1975 27 CIN 142 83 28 110 65 11 .283 .359 .519
    23 Thurman Munson 6.3 661 1975 28 NYY 157 83 12 102 45 3 .318 .366 .429
    24 Roy Campanella 6.3 562 1951 29 BRO 143 90 33 108 53 1 .325 .393 .590
    25 Ivan Rodriguez 6.2 648 1997 25 TEX 150 98 20 77 38 7 .313 .360 .484
    26 Gary Carter 6.2 617 1980 26 MON 154 76 29 101 58 3 .264 .331 .486
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 9/19/2012.

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    Comments on Top 25 WAR Seasons By Catchers Since 1901

    1. Evan3457
      September 20th, 2012 | 4:19 am

      Russell Martin just missed, right? :D

    2. Evan3457
      September 20th, 2012 | 4:21 am

      Hmmm Russell’s rWAR is only 1.1, which is very poor, but his fWAR is 2.0, which is mediocre-meh-OK.

    3. September 20th, 2012 | 6:40 am

      Hey, didn’t Cashman offer Martin a three year contract before the season – which Russell, thankfully, declined? I think that was right around the time that Cashman publicly compared Martin to Thurman Munson.

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