Friday, July 29, 2011

Leaderboard Score - Catcher CS%

This post is a continuation of a series listing the best players of all-time in every major statistical category.  If you'd like to read about the method used or see what other stats are available, you can can find it all here.

These are the best catchers of all-time at throwing out opposing base stealers.  Note that CS data for catchers is only available since 1954.


1. Ivan Rodriguez (TEX Rangers, FL Marlins, DET Tigers, WAS Nationals). Leaderboard Score: 206
"Pudge,I-Rod". 5' 9", 205 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 14-Time All-Star (Started 12). Gold Glove (1992 - 2001, 2004, 2006 - 2007), MVP (1999).
Peak Years: 1992-2010
Rankings: 1 (51.82 %), 3 (44.35 %), 4 (38.33 %), 1 (48.05 %), 1 (51.06 %), 1 (56.98 %), 1 (56.32 %), 1 (54.67 %), 1 (48.72 %), 1 (60.34 %), 4 (36.59 %), 6 (33.33 %), 6 (32.20 %), 1 (51.47 %), 1 (50.98 %), 5 (30.88 %), -, -, 5 (34.38 %)

2. Bob Boone (PHI Phillies, CAL Angels, KC Royals). Leaderboard Score: 152
6' 2", 195 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 4-Time All-Star (Started 1). Gold Glove (1978 - 1979, 1982, 1986 - 1989).
Peak Years: 1973-1989
Rankings: 2 (47.37 %), 8 (33.11 %), -, 9 (27.63 %), 8 (35.54 %), 5 (34.91 %), 2 (43.75 %), 5 (33.33 %), 9 (21.65 %), 1 (58.18 %), 2 (43.97 %), 3 (43.48 %), 1 (44.12 %), 1 (51.19 %), 1 (46.25 %), 1 (40.00 %), 2 (41.75 %)

3. Johnny Bench (CIN Reds). Leaderboard Score: 150
"Little General". 6' 1", 197 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 14-Time All-Star (Started 10). HOF Player. Gold Glove (1968 - 1977), MVP (1970, 1972).
Peak Years: 1968-1980
Rankings: 4 (47.31 %), 1 (57.14 %), 1 (48.39 %), 5 (41.27 %), 1 (56.36 %), 1 (49.09 %), 1 (48.61 %), 1 (45.76 %), 2 (42.42 %), 3 (39.62 %), 2 (41.67 %), 4 (39.13 %), 9 (29.06 %)

4. Jim Sundberg (TEX Rangers, MIL Brewers, KC Royals). Leaderboard Score: 129
6' 0", 190 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 3-Time All-Star. Gold Glove (1976 - 1981).
Peak Years: 1974-1986
Rankings: 4 (39.09 %), 2 (45.77 %), 1 (42.07 %), 2 (56.12 %), 1 (48.28 %), 6 (41.09 %), 8 (33.77 %), 1 (48.10 %), 4 (39.84 %), 3 (39.23 %), 1 (50.00 %), 12 (29.41 %), 3 (38.74 %)

5. Benito Santiago (SD Padres, FL Marlins, PHI Phillies, TOR Blue Jays, CHI Cubs, SF Giants). Leaderboard Score: 115
6' 1", 180 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 5-Time All-Star (Started 3). Gold Glove (1988 - 1990).
Peak Years: 1987-2003
Rankings: 5 (32.47 %), 1 (44.66 %), 2 (41.03 %), 5 (34.07 %), 2 (38.00 %), 4 (36.52 %), 8 (30.23 %), 2 (47.06 %), -, 3 (30.43 %), 3 (39.24 %), -, 1 (37.31 %), -, 9 (34.65 %), 9 (30.12 %), 13 (18.52 %)

6. Brad Ausmus (SD Padres, HOU Astros, DET Tigers). Leaderboard Score: 115
5' 11", 190 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 1-Time All-Star. Gold Glove (2001 - 2002, 2006).
Peak Years: 1994-2007
Rankings: 8 (30.77 %), 2 (41.94 %), -, 1 (49.46 %), 2 (35.63 %), 4 (37.23 %), 2 (47.50 %), 3 (47.67 %), 7 (32.29 %), 5 (35.24 %), 6 (26.42 %), 5 (31.58 %), 10 (22.08 %), 10 (26.56 %)

7. Lance Parrish (DET Tigers, PHI Phillies, CAL Angels). Leaderboard Score: 110
"Big Wheel". 6' 3", 210 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 8-Time All-Star (Started 2). Gold Glove (1983 - 1985).
Peak Years: 1979-1991
Rankings: 5 (45.24 %), 4 (38.30 %), 5 (44.00 %), 2 (46.00 %), 1 (48.65 %), 2 (46.34 %), 5 (38.14 %), -, 7 (27.55 %), 6 (28.41 %), 10 (28.16 %), 1 (47.01 %), 1 (42.39 %)

8. Tony Pena (PIT Pirates, STL Cardinals, BOS Red Sox). Leaderboard Score: 109
6' 0", 175 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 5-Time All-Star. Gold Glove (1983 - 1985, 1991).
Peak Years: 1981-1994
Rankings: 2 (42.55 %), 1 (41.61 %), 6 (35.58 %), 1 (39.87 %), 1 (41.61 %), 4 (39.11 %), 7 (27.55 %), 4 (33.58 %), 7 (33.82 %), 8 (31.72 %), 6 (33.06 %), 6 (32.77 %), 7 (37.35 %), -

9. Johnny Roseboro (LA Dodgers, MIN Twins). Leaderboard Score: 108
5' 11", 190 lbs. Bats Left. Throws Right. 4-Time All-Star. Gold Glove (1961, 1966).
Peak Years: 1958-1969
Rankings: 5 (36.59 %), 1 (59.52 %), 4 (45.24 %), 3 (46.55 %), 3 (38.71 %), 4 (42.86 %), 1 (60.42 %), 3 (44.07 %), 3 (42.47 %), 5 (45.76 %), 6 (32.35 %), 4 (31.82 %)

10. Gary Carter (MON Expos, NY Mets). Leaderboard Score: 101
"Kid". 6' 2", 205 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 11-Time All-Star (Started 7). HOF Player. Gold Glove (1980 - 1982).
Peak Years: 1977-1988
Rankings: 12 (32.74 %), 1 (42.03 %), 1 (46.81 %), 2 (40.13 %), 1 (46.81 %), 2 (40.46 %), 1 (46.58 %), 6 (31.85 %), 5 (34.00 %), 9 (28.30 %), 9 (27.38 %), 8 (18.56 %)

11. Thurman Munson (NY Yankees). Leaderboard Score: 96
"Tugboat,Squatty Body,The Walrus". 5' 11", 190 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 7-Time All-Star (Started 3). Gold Glove (1973 - 1975), MVP (1976).
Peak Years: 1970-1979
Rankings: 3 (51.56 %), 1 (61.02 %), 2 (47.54 %), 2 (48.45 %), 7 (34.55 %), 1 (50.42 %), 3 (35.46 %), 10 (39.68 %), 4 (45.05 %), 4 (45.76 %)

14. Rick Dempsey (BAL Orioles). Leaderboard Score: 84
6' 0", 190 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right.
Peak Years: 1977-1986
Rankings: 1 (57.75 %), 2 (47.01 %), 2 (48.39 %), 2 (45.92 %), 3 (44.44 %), 6 (36.49 %), 7 (36.84 %), 10 (28.05 %), 14 (27.52 %), 5 (33.33 %)

16. Mike Matheny (MIL Brewers, MIL Brewers, STL Cardinals, SF Giants). Leaderboard Score: 81
6' 3", 205 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. Gold Glove (2000, 2003 - 2005).
Peak Years: 1996-2005
Rankings: 6 (32.47 %), 4 (34.91 %), 9 (23.60 %), -, 2 (52.69 %), 2 (48.28 %), 5 (34.85 %), 8 (27.27 %), 3 (29.63 %), 3 (38.24 %)

18. Bengie Molina (ANA Angels, LA Angels, SF Giants). Leaderboard Score: 75
5' 11", 225 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. Gold Glove (2002 - 2003).
Peak Years: 2000-2009
Rankings: 3 (36.70 %), 4 (31.82 %), 1 (44.87 %), 1 (44.44 %), 10 (26.09 %), 6 (31.25 %), 11 (18.07 %), 8 (30.26 %), 2 (34.62 %), 8 (22.73 %)

19. Terry Steinbach (OAK Athletics, MIN Twins). Leaderboard Score: 75
6' 1", 195 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 3-Time All-Star (Started 2).
Peak Years: 1987-1999
Rankings: 2 (37.62 %), -, 3 (40.63 %), -, 7 (31.53 %), 3 (43.80 %), -, 1 (43.68 %), 2 (39.39 %), 8 (29.06 %), 6 (32.95 %), 4 (35.05 %), 12 (24.19 %)

23. Damian Miller (ARI Diamondbacks, CHI Cubs, OAK Athletics, MIL Brewers). Leaderboard Score: 71
6' 3", 202 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 1-Time All-Star.
Peak Years: 2000-2006
Rankings: 3 (39.76 %), 7 (36.45 %), 3 (37.88 %), 4 (39.13 %), 2 (43.21 %), 5 (31.58 %), 4 (32.08 %)

26. Carlton Fisk (BOS Red Sox, CHI White Sox). Leaderboard Score: 68
"Pudge". 6' 3", 200 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 11-Time All-Star (Started 7). HOF Player. Gold Glove (1972).
Peak Years: 1972-1991
Rankings: 5 (39.13 %), 8 (38.55 %), -, -, 2 (35.71 %), 4 (45.45 %), 10 (32.24 %), -, 10 (28.85 %), 9 (31.91 %), 8 (35.48 %), 11 (28.70 %), -, 9 (34.38 %), -, 6 (31.68 %), -, 7 (31.33 %), 5 (37.17 %), 2 (40.66 %)

32. Charles Johnson (FL Marlins, BAL Orioles, COL Rockies). Leaderboard Score: 65
6' 2", 215 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 2-Time All-Star. Gold Glove (1995 - 1998).
Peak Years: 1995-2004
Rankings: 1 (42.70 %), 1 (47.62 %), 2 (47.46 %), -, 3 (38.00 %), -, 5 (41.57 %), -, 2 (41.94 %), 11 (20.25 %)

42. Dan Wilson (SEA Mariners). Leaderboard Score: 58
"Willie". 6' 3", 190 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 1-Time All-Star.
Peak Years: 1994-2004
Rankings: 5 (38.16 %), 3 (37.14 %), 3 (39.00 %), 2 (43.08 %), 10 (28.00 %), 11 (24.27 %), -, 8 (28.13 %), 10 (28.33 %), 9 (30.00 %), 5 (33.33 %)

43. Joe Azcue (CLE Indians, CAL Angels). Leaderboard Score: 56
"The Immortal Azcue". 6' 0", 190 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 1-Time All-Star.
Peak Years: 1965-1970
Rankings: 2 (39.58 %), 1 (62.22 %), 1 (52.50 %), 1 (48.94 %), -, 7 (36.36 %)

44. Joe Torre (MIL Braves, ATL Braves, STL Cardinals). Leaderboard Score: 55
6' 2", 212 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right. 9-Time All-Star (Started 6). Gold Glove (1965), MVP (1971).
Peak Years: 1961-1970
Rankings: 2 (49.12 %), -, 4 (42.86 %), 4 (41.46 %), 6 (32.88 %), 1 (48.57 %), 4 (47.19 %), 8 (27.45 %), -, 7 (30.99 %)

58. Toby Hall (TB Devil Rays). Leaderboard Score: 43
6' 2", 255 lbs. Bats Right. Throws Right.
Peak Years: 2002-2005
Rankings: 3 (37.50 %), 2 (43.59 %), 4 (34.33 %), 3 (41.77 %)

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