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Season Fielding Leaders

{ Top Each Category - 75% of Team's Games Caught Minimum }

(Stats Thru 2009)

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



Total Putouts - Season

  Catcher - Year - Team PO Gm
1 Johnny Edwards (1969) HOU-N 1,135 151
2 Russell Martin (2007) LA-N 1,065 145
3 Mike Piazza (1996) LA-N 1,055 146
4 Dan Wilson (1997) SEA-A 1,050 144
5 Mike Piazza (1997) LA-N 1,045 139
6 Russell Martin (2008) LA-N 1,042 149
7 Russell Martin (2009) LA-N 1,039 137
8 Michael Barrett (2004) CHI-N 1,035 130
9 Jason Kendall (2008) MIL-N 1,025 149
10 Jason Kendall (1998) PIT-N 1,015 144
11 Paul LoDuca (2003) LA-N 1,014 123
12 Geovany Soto (2008) CHI-N 1,011 136
13 Johnny Edwards (1963) CIN-N 1,008 148
14 Jason Kendall (2004) PIT-N 998 146
15 Jorge Posada (2001) NY-A 996 131

Putouts per Game Average

  Catcher - Year - Team PO Gm PO/Gm
1 Paul LoDuca (2003) LA-N 1014 123 8.244
2 Michael Barrett (2004) CHI-N 1035 130 7.962
3 Javy Lopez (1998) ATL-N 978 128 7.641
4 Jorge Posada (2001) NY-A 996 131 7.603
5 Russell Martin (2009) LA-N 1039 137 7.584
6 Dan Wilson (1995) SEA-A 897 119 7.538
7 Mike Piazza (1997) LA-N 1045 139 7.518
8 Johnny Edwards (1969) HOU-N 1135 151 7.517
9 Brad Ausmus (2001) HOU-N 949 127 7.472
10 Geovany Soto (2008) CHI-N 1011 136 7.434
11 Javy Lopez (1996) ATL-N 993 135 7.356
12 Russell Martin (2007) LA-N 1065 145 7.345
13 Charles Johnson (1997) FLA-N 900 123 7.317
14 Jerry Grote (1971) NY-N 892 122 7.311
15 Brad Ausmus (2002) HOU-N 942 129 7.302
16 Dan Wilson (1997) SEA-A 1050 144 7.292
17 Ben Molina (2008) SF-N 987 136 7.257
18 Johnny Roseboro (1959) LA-N 848 117 7.248
19 Mike Lieberthal (1997) PHI-N 934 129 7.240

Total Assists - Season

  Catcher - Year - Team A Gm
1 Bill Rariden (1915) NY-FL 238 142
2 Bill Rariden (1914) IND-FL 215 130
3 Pat Moran (1903) BOS-N 214 107
4 Art Wilson (1914) CHI-FL 212 132
  Oscar Stanage (1911) DET-A 212 141
6 Gabby Street (1909) WAS-A 210 137
7 Frank Snyder (1915) STL-N 204 142
8 George Gibson (1910) PIT-N 203 143
9 Bill Bergen (1909) BKN-N 202 112
  Claude Berry (1914) PIT-FL 202 122

Catcher Assists per Game Average

  Catcher - Year - Team A Gm A/Gm
1 Pat Moran (1903) BOS-N 214 107 2.000
2 Pop Snyder (1879) BOS-N 142 80 1.775
3 Silver Flint (1880) CHI-N 117 67 1.746
4 Silver Flint (1878) IND-N 102 59 1.729
5 Bill Rariden (1915) NEW-FL 238 142 1.676
6 Pop Snyder (1877) LS-N 102 61 1.672
7 John Clapp (1880) CIN-N 121 73 1.657
8 Claude Berry (1914) PIT-FL 202 122 1.656
9 Bill Rariden (1914) IND-FL 215 130 1.654
10 Doc Bushong (1881) WOR 124 76 1.632
11 Art Wilson (1914) CHI-FL 212 132 1.606

Fewest Errors - Season

  Catcher - Year - Team E Gm
1 Mike Matheny (2003) STL-N 0 138
2 Charles Johnson (1997) FLA-N 0 123
3 Buddy Rosar (1946) PHI-A 0 117
4 Chris Snyder (2008) ARI-N 0 112
5 Chrius Ianetta (2008) COL-N 0 100
6 Wes Westrum (1950) NY-N 1 139
7 Tom Pagnozzi (1992) STL-N 1 138
8 Brad Ausmus (2005) HOU-N 1 134
9 Mike Matheny (2005) SF-N 1 132
10 A.J. Pierzynski (2005) CHI-A 1 128
11 Mike Matheny (2004) STL-N 1 122
  Dan Wilson (2001) SEA-A 1 122
13 Ben Molina (2002) LA-A 1 121
14 A.J. Pierzynski (2004) SF-N 1 118
15 Thurman Munson (1971) NY-A 1 117
16 Earl Grace (1932) PIT-N 1 114
17 Rick Cerone (1987) NY-A 1 111
18 Damian Miller (2004) OAK-A 1 109
19 Sherm Lollar (1961) CHI-A 1 107
20 Chris Snyder (2007) ARI-N 1 106

Most Errors - Season (19th Century)

  Catcher - Year - Team E Gm
1 Nat Hicks (1876) NY-N 94 45
2 Emil Gross (1880) PRO-N 86 87
3 Ed Whiting (1882) BAL-N 81 72
4 Nat Hicks (1875) NY-N 80 60
5 Pop Snyder (1875) PHI-N 77 66
6 Emil Gross (1883) PHI-N 74 55
7 Jimmy Peoples (1886) BRO-AA 73 76
8 Rudy Kemmler (1883) COL-AA 71 82
9 Nat Hicks (1874) PHI-NA 69 57
10 Pop Snyder (1876) LOU-N 67 55
11 Deacon White (1876) CHI-N 64 63
12 George Myers (1884) BUF-N 64 49
13 Lew Brown (1879) PRO-N 63 48
14 John Clapp (1880) CIN-N 62 73

Most Errors - Season (20th Century)

  Catcher - Year - Team E Gm
1 Oscar Stanage (1911) DET-A 41 141
2 Red Dooin (1909) PHI-N 40 140
3 Sam Agnew (1915) STL-A 39 102
4 Red Dooin (1904) PHI-N 37 96
5 Boss Schmidt (1908) DET-A 37 121
6 Boss Schmidt (1907) DET-A 34 103
7 Jeff Sweeney (1912) NY-A 34 108
8 Red Dooin (1906) PHI-N 32 107
9 Oscar Stanage (1912) DET-A 32 120
10 Ossee Schreckengost (1901) BOS-A 30 72
11 Wally Schang (1914) PHI-A 30 100
12 Oscar Stanage (1914) DET-A 30 122

Highest Catcher Fielding Average

  Catcher - Year - Team Gm PO A E Fld %
1 Mike Matheny (2003) STL-N 138 774 49 0 1.0000
2 Charles Johnson (1997) FLA-N 123 900 73 0 1.0000
3 Buddy Rosar (1946) PHI-A 117 532 73 0 1.0000
4 Brad Ausmus (2005) HOU-N 134 884 65 1 0.9990
5 Mike Matheny (2005) SF-N 132 784 77 1 0.9988
6 A.J. Pierzynski (2005) CHI-A 128 803 48 1 0.9988
7 Mike Matheny (2004) STL-N 122 742 58 1 0.9988
8 Dan Wilson (2001) SEA-A 122 711 32 1 0.9987
9 Tom Pagnozzi (1992) STL-N 138 688 53 1 0.9987
10 Wes Westrum (1950) NY-N 139 608 71 1 0.9985
11 Terry Steinbach (1994) OAK-A 93 569 58 1 0.9984
12 Elston Howard (1991) PIT-N 146 939 67 2 0.9980
13 Brad Ausmus (2006) HOU-N 138 933 61 2 0.9980
14 Jason Varitek (2004) BOS-A 130 880 49 2 0.9979
15 Brian Schneider (2004) MON-N 133 814 58 2 0.9977
16 Rick Dempsey (1981) BAL-A 90 384 35 1 0.9976
17 Brad Ausmus (1999) DET-A 127 754 56 2 0.9975
18 Gerald Laird (2009) DET-A 135 844 78 3 0.9968
19 Jason Varitek (2009) BOS-A 108 856 37 3 0.9967

Most Total Chances - Season

  Catcher - Year - Team Gm PO A E TC
1 Johnny Edwards (1969) HOU-N 151 1135 79 7 1221
2 Mike Piazza (1997) LA-N 139 1045 74 16 1135
3 Mike Piazza (1996) LA-N 146 1055 70 9 1134
4 Russell Martin (2009) LA-N 137 1039 87 7 1133
5 Paul LoDuca (2003) LA-N 123 1014 100 15 1129
6 Dan Wilson (1997) SEA-A 144 1050 72 6 1128
7 Johnny Edwards (1963) CIN-N 148 1008 87 6 1101
8 Michael Barrett (2004) CHI-N 130 1035 47 6 1088
9 Jason Kendall (2004) PIT-N 146 998 78 10 1086
10 Jason Kendall (1998) PIT-N 144 1015 58 9 1082
11 Jason Kendall (2000) PIT-N 147 990 81 10 1081
12 Javier Lopez (1996) ATL-N 135 993 81 6 1080
13 Tony Pena (1983) PIT-N 149 976 90 9 1075
14 Gary Carter (1982) MON-N 153 954 104 10 1068
15 Jason Kendall (1997) PIT-N 142 952 103 11 1066
16 Randy Hundley (1969) CHI-N 151 978 79 8 1065
17 Brad Ausmus (2003) HOU-N 143 982 76 3 1061
18 Ben Molina (2009) SF-N 123 942 77 5 1024

Best Percentage Catching Base Stealers - Season

  Catcher - Year - Team Gm SB CS CS%
1 Roy Campanella (1951) BRO-N 140 15 32 0.6809
2 Roy Campanella (1948) BRO-N 78 11 23 0.6765
3 Gus Triandos (1957) BAL-A 120 21 42 0.6667
4 Roy Campanella (1952) BRO-N 122 17 30 0.6383
5 Joe Azcue (1966) CLE-A 97 17 28 0.6222
6 Roy Campanella (1950) BRO-N 123 21 34 0.6182
7 Roy Campanella (1949) BRO-N 127 15 24 0.6154
8 Thurman Munson (1971) NY-A 117 23 36 0.6102
9 Johnny Roseboro (1964) LA-N 128 19 29 0.6042
10 Ivan Rodriguez (2001) TEX-A 106 23 35 0.6035
11 Jason LaRue (2001) CIN-N 107 27 41 0.6029
12 Dick Bertell (1963) CHI-N 99 29 44 0.6027

Double Plays - Season

  Catcher - Year - Team DP GM
1 Steve O'Neill (1916) CLE-A 36 128
2 Frankie Hayes (1945) PHI-A, CLE-A 29 151
3 Ray Schalk (1916) CHI-A, NY-N 25 124
4 Yogi Berra (1951) NY-A 25 141
5 Jack Lapp (1915) PHI-A 23 36
6 Tom Haller (1968) SF-N, LA-N, DET-A 23 139
7 Muddy Ruel (1924) WAS-A 23 147
8 Steve O'Neill (1914) CLE-A 22 82
9 Bob O'Farrell (1922) CHI-N 22 123
10 Gabby Hartnett (1927) CHI-N 21 126
11 Wes Westrum (1950) NY-N 21 139
12 Johnny Kling (1912) BOS-N 20 74
13 Ray Schalk (1923) CHI-A 20 121
14 Ray Schalk (1914) CHI-A 20 125
15 Jason Kendall (1997) PIT-N 20 142

Fewest Passed Balls - Season

  Catcher - Year - Team PB Gm
1 Johnny Estrada (2004) ATL-N 0 133
  Brian Schneider (2004) MON-N 0 133
3 Al Todd (1937) PIT-N 0 128
4 Bill Dickey (1931) NY-A 0 125
5 Darrell Porter (1975) MIL-N 0 124
6 Johnny Bench (1975) CIN-N 0 121
7 Al Lopez (1941) PIT-N 0 114
8 John Flaherty (1995) DET-A 0 112
9 Milt May (1977) DET-A 0 111
10 B.J. Surhoff (1992) MIL-A 0 109
11 Dan Wilson (2004) SEA-A 0 103
  Benito Santiago (1992) SD-N 0 103
13 Darrin Fletcher (1995) MON-N 0 98

Most Passed Balls - Season (19th Century)

  Catcher - Year - Team PB Gm
1 Ed Whiting (1882) BAL-AA 105 72
2 Bill Traffley (1885) BAL-AA 104 61
3 Mike Hines (1883) BOS-N 99 59
4 Pop Snyder (1881) BOS-N 99 60
5 Sleeper Sullivan (1882) STL-AA 97 51
6 Doc Bushong (1884) CLE-N 95 62
7 Fred Carroll (1886) PIT-AA 95 70
8 Jackie Hayes (1883) PIT-AA 93 62
9 Charlie Reilley (1879) TRO-N 89 49
10 Wilbert Robinson (1886) PHI-AA 87 61

Most Passed Balls - Season (20th Century)

  Catcher - Year - Team PB Gm
1 Geno Petrsalli (1987) TEX-A 35 63
2 J.C. Martin (1965) CHI-A 33 112
3 Earl Williams (1972) ATL-N 28 116
4 Gus Triandos (1959) BAL-A 28 125
5 Ted Simmons (1975) STL-N 28 154
6 Bob Uecker (1967) PHI-N, ATL-N 27 76
7 Bob Didier (1969) ATL-N 27 114
8 Mike Macfarlane (1995) BOS-A 26 111
9 John Henry (1911) WAS-A 25 51
10 Nig Clarke (1907) CLE-A 25 115
11 Dick Dietz (1970) SF-N 25 139
12 Jason Varitek (1999) BOS-A 25 140
13 Ted Simmons (1973) STL-N 25 153


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