Boston Red Sox: My all-time favorite short-tenured players
To round out the field at the catching position is Victor Martinez. Martinez was traded to the Sox in the middle of the 2009 season and played with the team through the 2010 season.
Martinez is a guy that everyone seems to like, including myself, and a talented player, one of the better catchers that the MLB has ever seen. Known for his unique squatted swing from both sides of the plate, Martinez was a star in Boston, one of the many guys on this list that was really good in their short tenure in Boston.
Martinez was an All-Star in both years he spent in Boston. With Boston in ’09, he batted .336 with an OPS of .912, 8 homers and 41 RBI’s in just 56 games. In 2010, he batted .302 with 20 homers and 79 RBI’s.
Martinez was a force behind the plate as well as he was throughout his entire career. In 2010, he was second in the AL in stolen bases allowed by a catcher. He was also first in range factor per game. I would say he is one of the best all around catchers in the MLB and one of the best that has come through Boston.