With this decade rapidly coming to a close, lets dust up the history books and rank the 2010-2019 Red Sox catcher’s seasons.
This decade has been a crazy one for the Boston Red Sox, especially at the catcher position. From standout seasons like Victor Martinez‘s to kick off the decade, all the way to failures like A.J. Pierzynski in 2014.
Catching was overall a challenge for the Red Sox these past ten years, but going into the 2020-2029 decade, there are definitely some reasons to be optimistic. However, this article will not be discussing the next ten seasons, but rather going in-depth and dusting up cobwebs of catchers in this past decade.
The players chosen for each year are the catchers who played the most games in a given season. For example, Christian Vazquez seemed to be the main catcher in 2018, but Sandy Leon actually played the most games.
Here is a list of the catchers for every season of this decade:
2010: Victor Martinez
2011-13: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2014: A.J. Pierzynski
2015: Blake Swihart
2016: Sandy Leon
2017: Christian Vazquez
2018: Sandy Leon
2019: Christian Vazquez
With that list of catchers out of the way, let’s dive into the ranking of these catchers.