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Career Fielding Leaders

{ Tops in Each Category - 500 Games Minimum}

Indicates Hall Of Fame Catcher

[(PUTOUTS + ASSISTS) / (PUTOUTS + ASSISTS + ERRORS)] = FIELDING AVERAGE

[SUCCESSFUL CHANCES / TOTAL CHANCES] = FIELDING AVERAGE

( Stats Thru 2007)


Total Games Caught - Career

 

Catcher

Gm
1 Carlton Fisk (1969-1993) 2226
2 Bob Boone (1972-1990) 2225
3 Ivan Rodriguez (1991- ) 2061
4 Gary Carter (1974-1992) 2056
5 Jim Sundberg (1974-1989) 1927
6 Tony Pena (1980-1997) 1950
7 Al Lopez (1928-1947) 1918
8 Benito Santiago (1986-2005) 1917
9 Lance Parrish (1977-1992) 1818
10 Brad Ausmus (1993- ) 1810
11 Rick Ferrell (1929-1947) 1806
12 Gabby Hartnett (1922-1941) 1793
13 Ted Simmons (1968-1988) 1771
14 Johnny Bench (1967-1983) 1742
15 Ray Schalk (1912-1929) 1727
16 Bill Dickey (1928-1946) 1708
17 Yogi Berra (1946-1965) 1699
18 Rick Demsey (1969-1992) 1633
19 Jim Hegan (1941-1960) 1629
20 Mike Piazza (1992- ) 1629

Total Putouts - Career

 

Catcher

PO
1 Ivan Rodriguez (1991- ) 12,510
2 Brad Ausmus (1993- ) 12,045
3 Gary Carter (1974-1992) 11,785
4 Carlton Fisk (1969-1993) 11,369
5 Bob Boone (1972-1990) 11,260
6 Tony Pena (1980-1997) 11,212
7 Mike Piazza (1992- ) 10,846
8 Benito Santiago (1919-2005) 10,817
9 Jason Kendall (1996- ) 10,390
10 Bill Freehan (1961-1976) 9,941
11 Jim Sundberg (1974-1989) 9,767
12 Lance Parrish (1977-92) 9,647
13 Johnny Roseboro (1957-1970) 9,291
14 Johnny Bench (1967-1983) 9,249
15 Javy Lopez (1992- ) 8,990
16 Johnny Edwards (1961-1974) 8,925

Putouts per Game Average - Career

 

Catcher

PO Gm PO/Gm
1 Damian Miller (1997- ) 6697 958 6.991
2 Michael Barrett (1998- ) 5785 848 6.822
3 Paul LoDuca (1998- ) 6148 906 6.786
4 Mike Lieberthal (1994- ) 7694 1139 6.755
5 Jason Varitek (1997- ) 7646 1142 6.695
6 Mike Piazza (1992-) 10846 1629 6.658
7 Brad Ausmus (1993- ) 12045 1810 6.655
8 Javy Lopez (1992- ) 8990 1351 6.654
9 Johnny Edwards (1961-1974) 8925 1392 6.412
10 Einar Diaz (1996- ) 4153 649 6.399
11 Jason Kendall (1996- ) 10390 1625 6.394
12 Dan Wilson (1992- ) 8109 1281 6.330
13 Jorge Posada (1995- ) 8604 1360 6.326
14 Johnny Roseboro (1957-1970) 9291 1476 6.295
15 Bill Freehan (1961-1976) 9941 1581 6.288
16 Charles Johnson (1994-2005) 7218 1160 6.222
17 Ramon Hernandez (1999- ) 6420 1035 6.203
18 Tony Eusebio (1991-2001) 3224 522 6.176
19 Henry Blanco (1997- ) 4047 658 6.150
20 Joe Azcue (1960-1972) 5329 868 6.139

Total Catcher Assists - Career

 

Catcher

Assists
1 Deacon McGuire (1884-1912) 1,859
2 Ray Schalk (1912-29) 1,811
3 Steve O'Neill (1911-1928) 1,698
4 Red Dooin (1902-1916) 1,590
5 Chief Zimmer (1884-1903) 1,580
6 Johnny Kling (1900-1913) 1,552
7 Ivey Wingo (1911-1929) 1,487
8 Wilbert Robinson (1886-1902) 1,454
9 Bill Bergen (1901-1911) 1,444
  Pop Snyder (1873-1891) 1,444
11 Wally Schang (1913-1931) 1,420
12 Duke Farrell (1888-1905) 1,417

Assists per Game Average - Career

 

Catcher

A Gm A/Gm
1 Bill Holbert (1876-1888) 1013 538 1.883
2 Pop Snyder (1873-1891) 1444 877 1.647
3 Buck Ewing (1880-1897) 1017 636 1.599
4 Bill Bergen (1901-1911) 1444 941 1.535
5 Doc Bushong (1875-1890) 1001 668 1.499
6 Silver Flint (1875-1889) 1071 743 1.442
7 Pat Moran (1901-1914) 990 697 1.420
8 Connie Mack (1886-1896) 863 609 1.417
9 Duke Farrell (1888-1905) 1417 1003 1.413
10 Admiral Schlei (1904-1911) 792 561 1.412
11 Jocko Milligan (1884-1893) 825 585 1.410
12 Sam Agnew (1913-1919) 773 551 1.403

Fewest Errors - Career

 

Catcher

E Gm
1 Lenny Webster (1989-2000) 15 528
2 Mike Redmond (1998- ) 17 535
3 Ray Berres (1934-1945) 23 551
Bob Melvin (1985-1994) 23 627
Todd Pratt (1992- ) 23 553
6 Aaron Robinson (1943-1951) 25 577
7 Eddie Perez (1995- ) 26 501
8 Bill Haselman (1990-2006) 27 524
9 Tony Eusebio (1991-2001) 28 522
Rod Barajas (1999- ) 28 526
  A.J. Pierzynski (1998- ) 28 924

Most Errors - Career (19th Century)

 

Catcher

E Gm
1 Deacon McGuire (1884-1912) 552 1545
2 Pop Snyder (1873-1891) 529 744
3 Silver Flint (1875-1889) 436 727
4 Wilbert Robinson (1886-1902) 411 1305
Doc Bushong (1875-1890) 411 667
6 Bill Holbert (1876-1888) 390 534
7 Charlie Bennett (1878-1893) 379 954
8 Jack Clements (1884-1900) 378 1064
9 King Kelly (1878-1893) 357 568
10 Duke Farrell (1888-1905) 345 907

Most Errors - Career (20th Century)

 

Catcher

E Gm
1 Red Dooin (1902-1916) 311 1149
2 Ivy Wingo (1911-1929) 234 1233
3 Oscar Stanage (1906-1925) 229 1074
4 Wally Schang (1913-1931) 223 1435
5 Steve O'Neill (1911-1928) 217 1532
6 Johnny Kling (1900-1913) 189 1097
Edward Ainsmith (1910-1924) 189 968
8 Bob Boone (1972-1990) 178 2225
9 Ray Schalk (1912-1929) 175 1727
10 Bill Bergen (1901-1911) 161 941

Highest Catcher Fielding Average - Career

  Catcher PO A E Fld %
1 A.J. Pierzynski (1998- ) 5534 353 26 .99560
2 Mike Redmond (1998- ) 3504 285 17 .99553
3 Damian Miller (1997- ) 6697 509 35 .99517
4 Dan Wilson (1992- ) 8109 468 45 .99478
5 Lenny Webster (1989-2000) 2648 189 18 .99474
6 Chris Hoiles (1989-1998) 4830 320 29 .99440
7 Mike Matheny (1994-2006) 7119 610 44 .99434
8 Brad Ausmus (1993- ) 12045 905 76 .99417
9 Ben Molina (1998- ) 5445 449 36 .99393
10 Charles Johnson (1994-2005) 7218 569 51 .99349
11 Henry Blanco (1997- ) 4047 360 29 .99346
12 Darrin Fletcher (1989-2002) 6678 406 47 .99341
13 Brian Schneider (2000- ) 4190 320 30 .99339
14 Bill Freehan (1961-1976) 9941 721 72 .99329
15 Brent Mayne (1990-2006) 6186 455 45 .99327
16 Todd Pratt (1992- ) 3112 157 23 .99301
17 Jason Varitek (1997- ) 7646 422 58 .99286
18 Bob Melvin (1985-1994) 2915 247 23 .99278
19 Elston Howard (1955-1968) 6447 479 51 .99269
20 Ron Hassey (1978-1991) 4828 364 39 .99254

Most Total Catcher Chances - Career

 

Catcher

Gm PO A E TC
1 Ivan Rodriguez (1991- ) 2061 12510 1039 123 13672
2 Gary Carter (1974-1992) 2056 11785 1203 121 13109
3 Brad Ausmus (1993- ) 1810 12045 905 76 13026
4 Bob Boone (1972-1990) 2225 11260 1174 178 12612
5 Carlton Fisk (1969-1993) 2226 11369 1048 155 12572
6 Tony Pena (1980-1996) 1950 11212 1045 117 12374
7 Benito Santiago (1986-2005) 1917 10817 960 151 11928
8 Mike Piazza (1992- ) 1329 10846 731 124 11701
9 Jason Kendall (1996- ) 1625 10390 768 117 11275
10 Jim Sundberg (1974-1989) 1927 9767 1007 81 10855
11 Bill Freehan (1961-1976) 1581 9941 721 72 10734
12 Lance Parrish (1977-1995) 1818 9647 980 94 10721
13 Johnny Bench (1967-1983) 1742 9249 850 97 10196
14 Johnny Roseboro (1957-1970) 1476 9291 675 107 10073
15 Ted Simmons (1968-1988) 1771 8906 915 130 9951

Total Chances per Game Average - Career

 

Catcher

TC Gm TC/Gm
1 Bill Holbert (1876-1888) 4246 538 7.892
2 Damian Miller (1997- ) 7241 958 7.558
3 Jocko Milligan (1884-1893) 4359 585 7.451
4 Paul LoDuca (1998- ) 6696 906 7.391
5 Doc Bushong (1875-1890) 4894 668 7.326
6 Buck Ewing (1880-1897) 4640 636 7.296
7 Ossee Schreckengost (1897-1908) 5456 751 7.265
8 Pop Snyder (1873-1891) 6331 877 7.219
9 Brad Ausmus (1993- ) 13026 1810 7.197
10 Mike Piazza (1992- ) 11701 1629 7.183
11 Javy Lopez (1992- ) 9696 1351 7.177
12 A.J. Pierzynski (1998- ) 5913 6824 7.176
13 Mike Lieberthal (1994- ) 8392 1170 7.173
14 Jason Varitek (1997- ) 8126 1142 7.116
15 Einar Diaz (1996- ) 4600 649 7.088

Catching Basestealers - Career

(SBA=Stolen Base Against; CCS=Catcher Caught Stealing; 1957-2007)

 

Catcher

SBA CCS CS%
1 Roy Campanella (1948-1957) 179 243 .5758
2 Clay Dalrymple (1960-1971) 321 306 .4880
3 Ivan Rodriguez (1991- ) 639 538 .4571
4 Gus Triandos (1953-1965) 212 186 .4673
5 Joe Azcue (1960-1972) 241 198 .4510
6 Thurman Munson (1969-1979) 533 427 .4448
7 Mike Ryan (1964-1974) 234 181 .4362
8 Johnny Bench (1969-1983) 610 469 .4347
9 Earl Battey (1955-1967) 276 212 .4344
10 Elston Howard (1955-1968) 278 212 .4327
11 Jerry May (1964-1973) 174 129 .4257
13 Johnny Roseboro (1957-1970) 406 297 .4225
13 Henry Blanco (1997- ) 281 210 .4216
14 Randy Hundley (1964-1977) 396 288 .4211
15 Ron Karkovice (1986-1997) 401 281 .4120
16 Joe Torre (1960-1977) 322 223 .4092
17 Dick Brown (1957-1965) 169 116 .4070
18 John Boccabella (1963-1974) 126 85 .4028

Double Plays - Career

1 Ray Schalk (1912-1929) 226
2 Steve O'Neill (1911-1928) 193
3 Yogi Berra (1946-1965) 175
4 Gabby Hartnett (1922-1941) 163
5 Tony Pena (1980-1997) 156
6 Bob Boone (1972-1990) 154
7 Jimmie Wilson (1923-1940) 153
8 Gary Carter (1974-1992) 149
Wally Schang (1913-1931) 149
10 Carlton Fisk (1969-1993) 147
11 Jim Sundberg (1974-1989) 145
12 Deacon McGuire (1884-1912) 142
13 Rollie Hemsley (1928-1947) 141
  Ivey Wingo (1911-1929) 153

Click to see the list of Unassisted Double Plays


Fewest Passed Balls - Career

 

Catcher

PB Gm
1 Earl Grace (1929-1937) 12 557
2 Marc Hill (1973-1986) 17 687
3 Gene Desautels (1930-1946) 19 699
4 John Wathan (1976-1985) 19 572
5 Mike Redmond (1998- ) 20 535
6 Jeff Newman (1976-1984) 20 513
7 Eddie Perez (1995- ) 22 501
8 Roy Spencer (1925-1938) 25 585
Frankie Pytlak (1932-1946) 25 699
Ray Berres (1934-1945) 25 551
Clyde Kluttz (1942-1952) 25 556
  Joel Skinner (1983-1991) 22 560
Bob Melvin (1985-1994) 25 627
14 Brian Schneider (2000- ) 26 589

Most Passed Balls - Career (19th Century)

 

Catcher

PB Gm
1 Pop Snyder (1873-1891) 647 744
2 Silver Flint (1875-1889) 602 743
3 Doc Bushong (1875-1890) 553 668
4 Deacon McGuire (1884-1912) 496 1611
5 Wilbert Robinson (1886-1902) 491 1316
6 Jack Clements (1884-1900) 417 1073
7 Bill Holbert (1876-1888) 409 538
8 Jocko Milligan (1884-1893) 407 585
9 Barney Gilligan (1875-1888) 377 459
10 Fred Carroll (1884-1891) 369 377

Most Passed Balls - Career (20th Century)

 

Catcher

PB Gm
1 Lance Parrish (1977-1995) 192 1818
2 Ted Simmons (1968-1988) 182 1771
3 Benito Santiago (1986-2006) 157 1917
4 Ernie Lombardi (1931-1947) 152 1544
5 Steve O'Neill (1911-1928) 145 1532
6 Rick Ferrell (1929-1947) 142 1806
7 Red Dooin (1902-1916) 139 1195
  Frankie Hayes (1933-1947) 139 1311
9 Gus Triandos (1953-1965) 138 992
10 Tim McCarver (1959-1980) 132 1387
11 Wally Schang (1913-1931) 131 1435


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