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Boston Red Sox Top 5 Catchers of All-Time

Here are my top 5 Boston Red Sox 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. Carlton Fisk
    • Age: 21, 23 – 32
    • Years: 1969, 1971 – 1980

    Carlton Fisk
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    39.6 129 1078 4353 3860 627 1097 207 33 162 568 61 26 389 588 .284 .358 .481 .839

  2. Jason Varitek
    • Age: 25 – 39
    • Years: 1997 – 2011

    Jason Varitek
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.4 99 1546 5839 5099 664 1307 306 14 193 757 25 18 614 1216 .256 .342 .435 .777

  3. Rich Gedman
    • Age: 20 – 30
    • Years: 1980 – 1990

    Rich Gedman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    11.8 92 906 3129 2856 315 741 164 12 83 356 3 3 206 448 .259 .310 .412 .722

  4. Rick Ferrell
    • Age: 27 – 31
    • Years: 1933 – 1937

    Rick Ferrell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    11.0 106 522 2098 1791 221 541 111 17 16 240 7 11 269 75 .302 .387 .410 .797

  5. Bill Carrigan
    • Age: 22, 24- 32
    • Years: 1906, 1908 – 1916

    Bill Carrigan
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    12.1 98 709 2277 1970 194 506 67 14 6 235 37 2 206 59 .257 .322 .314 .636

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