Phillies history: Top 5 greatest catchers in Phillies franchise history

Darren Daulton and Bob Boone are two of the top five catchers in Philadelphia Phillies history
Darren Daulton and Bob Boone are two of the top five catchers in Philadelphia Phillies history / Hunter Martin/GettyImages
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No. 2: J.T. Realmuto

J.T. Realmuto resides in the No. 2 slot for now, but with one or two more productive seasons, he will be atop this list. We're just going by what is already in the books instead of projecting, even though it stands as highly probable. Realmuto has collected two Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers as a Phil, and he has caught the most games in the National League three years running, which should count for something.

The Phillies have been very fortunate to have a stalwart like Realmuto at the catcher position for the last few years, and it's safe to say that their trade for him in 2019 has really paid off. A rare breed behind the dish, he has delivered above-average plate production and outstanding speed on the basepaths. He's just a great athlete. And he even managed to hit for the Phillies' first cycle in almost 20 years.

As he enters his age-33 season, Realmuto is surely on the downturn of his career. But there should still be some more gas left in the tank, validating why some erudite individuals have written about how indispensable he has been to this Phillies team over the past few years. He still has a chance to play himself into the Hall of Fame discussion if he can stave off Father Time a little while longer.