Who Is Baseball's Best Catcher in 2012?

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Who Is Baseball's Best Catcher in 2012?
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In my mind, the “glory” positions in baseball are, and have always been, pitcher, shortstop and center field. They’re the guys who generally put up the ridiculous numbers, make the flashy web gems and rake in the big bucks.

Considering this, one position that's constantly overlooked has been catchers. Sure most of their hitting numbers aren’t up to par with the Josh Hamiltons of the baseball world, but there have been a group of catchers every year who have brought something indispensable to the table for their respective teams.

Just like seasons in the past, some teams’ lineups have depended on their backstop’s defensive consistency and reliability in the batter’s box to help carry the load.

With that being said, who's having the best season behind the plate? Who has helped their team the most, and who can continue to do so?

I’ve narrowed the list to a handful of potential All-Stars who have come up big for their clubs so far in 2012. 

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