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San Francisco Giants: 10 best catchers in franchise history

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 14: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a Brandon Crawford two-run rbi double against the Cincinnati Reds in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on May 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 14: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a Brandon Crawford two-run rbi double against the Cincinnati Reds in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on May 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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3. Chief Meyers (1909-1915)

Stats: 121 OPS+, .301/.376/.390, 722 H, 14 HR, 341 RBI, 242 R
WAR: 21.4 rWAR/19.2 WAR
Accolades: N/A
WS Titles: 0

Meyers was already almost 29 years old when he made his MLB debut in 1909

It didn’t take him long to make his mark, though.

By 1911, he was one of the best catchers in baseball. That season, he hit .332/.392/.432 with 3.0 WAR to finish 10th in NL MVP voting.

His best season came the following year when he led the NL in on-base percentage (.441) and finished third in MVP voting. He also finished among the league leaders in batting average (.358, second), OPS (.918, second), OPS+ (147, second) and WAR (4.4, sixth).

Meyers finished fifth in MVP voting the following year before his production started to drop off, and he was eventually claimed off waivers by the Brooklyn Robins in 1916.

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