Saturday, July 23, 2011

My favorite Catchers. MINE, dagnabit you whippersnapper!

This is the fourth in this series of posts.  

1st basemen here, 2nd basemen here, Shortstops here, Catchers here.

I have been wanting to do a series on my favorite players by position for a while now.  I decided on "top 10's by position" as my format.  I want it to be fun and interactive though.  So I decided on a few 'rules'.

1. I can bend the rules when I feel like it.
2. The players on the list have to have played when I payed attention to baseball.  So my arbitrary cutoff date is 1980.  All players on the list must have played in the 1980 season or later.
3. No ranking, just the top 10 in no real order.  So Duane Kiper might make the list, but you won't know if he is #1 or #9 on that list
4. SP will be a top 20 and OF will be a top 30
5. This is a card blog, so each player must have an accompanying picture of one of their baseball cards.  Usually it will be one I don't have, so you all can send them to me!!
6. I'll update each page with reader suggestions (even if I don't care for them) and keep a link to all other positions on future pages


My favorite Catchers

Joe Mauer

Johnny Bench

 Ivan Rodriguez

Gary Carter

Mike Piazza

Benito Santiago

 Carlton Fisk

 Jorge Posada

 Lance Parrish

 Brad Ausmus

Reader picks:
Put them in the comments or e-mail to me!
1. Tony Pena
2. Brian McCann - Strong feelings for this guy, I may have to give him some of my attention!


  1. interesting that the best catcher in baseball for the last six years seems to be missing from your list.

    But I guess it is favourites, and not best players....

  2. I like all catchers!!!

    My faves in order

    1. Pudge Rodriguez
    2. Joe Mauer
    3. J. Bench
    4. Pudge Fisk
    Everyone else.

  3. I second Captain Canuck's motion for Brian McCann.

  4. Piazza is da man! Also, I was a fan of Brad Ausmus as well.

  5. "interesting that the best catcher in baseball for the last six years seems to be missing from your list"

    but...CC, Joe is the first guy on his list!