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San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Catchers in Team History

Jul 19, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) swings during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 19, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) swings during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (29) sprays his glove prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (29) sprays his glove prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

8. Wes Westrum (1947-1957)

Wins Above Replacement: 12.1

Westrum played 11 seasons with the Giants. His went to two All-Star games in 1952 and 1953, but his best season was in 1951. Even though he had a batting average of .219, he had a slashline of .219/.400/.418 for an OPS of .818. He finished 1951 with 20 home runs, 70 runs batted in and 104 walks. Most importantly, he was the team’s catcher for the Giants last World Series championship in New York in 1954.

Overall, he played 919 career games at catcher in New York and had a career slashline with the Giants of .217/.356.373 for an OPS of .729.

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