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The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 catchers

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. We’ve looked at the infielders and the outfielders, now let’s highlight the top 10 players behind the plate. 

1. J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 29 B: R T: R Height: 6-1 Weight: 210

2019 Stats:Slash line: .278/.328/.493 HR: 25 RBI: 83 SB: 9 WAR: 4.5 OPS+: 108

Statcast:Avg. Exit Velo: 88.9 Hard Hit%: 37.4 wOBA: .332 xwOBA: .336 Barrel%: 6.5Fld%: .993 DRS: 12 Framing: 8.9 CS%: 47.2

Career accomplishments: Two-time All-Star; two Silver Sluggers; Gold Glove.

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