Detroit Tigers: Top Ten Catchers in Franchise History

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CLEARWATER, FL – MARCH 3: Catcher Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Detroit Tigers waits for a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during MLB Spring Training action at the Bright House Networks Field on March 3, 2005 in Clearwater, Florida. Detroit Tigers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 9-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Detroit Tigers have a storied franchise history. Here is a look at the ten best to don the mask behind the plate.

The Detroit Tigers have been around for over 120 years. To be one of the ten best at a position that has been occupied for that long is pretty darn tough. The Tigers have had great players up and down for the last century, so it takes some talent and some longevity to crack the list.

For a position that lacks a lot of premier talent, the Tigers have had some excellent catchers. In fact, I’d argue that the top ten catchers probably holds more talent than both the shortstops and the second basemen, at least top to bottom. I mean heck, number ten on this list was an All-Star and a Silver Slugger Award winner. And there are nine better than him.

Before we get into the list, go ahead and make your predictions for who makes the cut, and in what order. If you have any disagreements, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or twitter and let us know. We love discussion! This list could have been created many different ways, and there are definitely a few catchers who could have made the list.

(Thanks to baseball-reference for all the data)

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