Buster Posey and the Best Offensive Catchers in Baseball

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Buster Posey and the Best Offensive Catchers in Baseball
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Being a catcher is a tough job.  

A lot of catchers earn their jobs on the basis of their defense.  If there is one position in the field where a team can not afford weak defense, it is behind the plate.  The catcher is involved in nearly every play.  He is calling the pitches and reading the offense.  

If the catcher loses sight of a ball heading his way, chaos can ensue on the field.  It is of the utmost importance that a catcher have rock-solid defense.

That is why a catcher who can produce on offense is invaluable.  You hire the guy for his defense and if he shines on offense too, then he is worth his weight in gold.

Here is a list of the top offensive catchers playing today.

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