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Atlanta Braves Top 5 Catchers of All-Time

Here are my top 5 Atlanta Braves catchers of all-time. Like all lists at The Baseball Scholar, this is based on seasons from 1901 and after. If a player played for a franchise prior to 1901 those seasons (and his age during those seasons) will be listed but his stats during those seasons will not be listed nor will they be factored into his ranking. For a player to be eligible he had to have at least 1,500 plate appearances. Lastly, players are only eligible for one position so if they played multiple positions for a franchise they will be listed at the position I feel they had the most success. If you think I missed someone or have them in the wrong order, comment below.


  1. Joe Torre
    • Age: 19 – 27
    • Years: 1960 – 1968

    Joe Torre
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.3 131 1037 4099 3700 470 1087 154 21 142 552 10 21 334 518 .294 .357 .462 .819

  2. Brian McCann
    • Age: 21 – 29, 35
    • Years: 2005 – 2013, 2019

    Brian McCann
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.8 115 1190 4670 4140 492 1139 236 2 188 706 23 8 445 683 .275 .350 .469 .819

  3. Javy Lopez
    • Age: 21 – 32
    • Years: 1992 – 2003

    Javy Lopez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.5 114 1156 4368 4003 508 1148 190 14 214 694 8 18 271 728 .287 .339 .502 .841

  4. Del Crandall
    • Age: 19 – 20, 23 – 33
    • Years: 1949 – 1950, 1953 – 1963

    Del Crandall
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.3 96 1394 5083 4583 552 1176 167 17 170 628 25 25 374 437 .257 .311 .412 .723

  5. Phil Masi
    • Age: 23 – 33
    • Years: 1939 – 1949

    Phil Masi
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    12.1 97 945 3022 2668 333 698 129 25 34 314 41 0 302 222 .262 .333 .367 .700

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