1. Mike Lieberthal, Phillies 1994-2006
Like Daulton’s, Mike Lieberthal‘s great career is somewhat unappreciated because it coincided with a less-than-stellar Phillies era.
However, Lieberthal shouldn’t be penalized for that, considering how productive his individual career was. Over 13 years with the Phillies in his 14-year career, he hit .275/.338/.450 with a .788 OPS over 1,174 games.
Lieberthal is more of a slugger than most of the Phillies catchers on and off this list. He hit 150 career home runs, all with the Phillies, including seven double-digit HR seasons between 1997-2005.
Defensively, Lieberthal’s only double-digit error season was his first as full-time catcher in 1997. He went on to be a back-to-back All-Star in 1999-2000 and won the 1999 NL Gold Glove for his work.
Ultimately, Lieberthal gets the top spot because he took it; his 1,139 games caught is the most in Phillies history, and he ranks first among franchise catchers in hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, AVG, and SLG.