Every Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher Over the Last 20 Years

This article details every catcher that has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last 20 years. 

In it, we list every Dodgers catcher that played at least one defensive game behind the plate since 2000.

For much more detail on Dodgers catchers history, we encourage you to visit our article on the best Los Angeles Dodgers catchers in the team's history.

dodgers catchers spring training

The LA Dodgers' catching crew during Spring Training a few years ago.

Los Angeles Dodgers Catchers by Year (2000 - 2021)

Please note: each catcher is shown based on games they caught that season for the Dodgers. Those with the most games caught in a season begin at the top. 

Also, please note that we decided to include all Dodgers catchers since the 2000 season, so our time frame technically goes back a bit more than 20 years.

2000 Dodgers - Finished second in NL West

  • Todd Hundley (primary)
  • Chad Kreuter
  • Paul Lo Duca
  • Jim Leyritz

 

2001 Dodgers - Finished third in NL West

  • Paul Lo Duca (primary)
  • Chad Kreuter
  • Angel Pena
  • Brian Johnson

 

2002 Dodgers - Finished third in NL West

  • Paul Lo Duca (primary)
  • Chad Kreuter
  • David Ross

 

2003 Dodgers - Finished second in NL West

  • Paul Lo Duca (primary)
  • David Ross
  • Todd Hundley

 

2004 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLDS

  • Paul Lo Duca (primary)
  • David Ross
  • Brent Mayne
  • Tom Wilson

 

2005 Dodgers - Finished fourth in NL West

  • Jason Phillips (primary)
  • Dioner Navarro
  • Paul Bako
  • Mike Rose

 

2006 Dodgers - Finished second in NL West, lost NLDS

  • Russell Martin (primary)
  • Dioner Navarro
  • Toby Hall
  • Sandy Alomar Jr.
  • Einar Diaz

 

2007 Dodgers - Finished fourth in NL West

  • Russell Martin (primary)
  • Mike Lieberthal
  • Chad Moeller

 

2008 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLCS

  • Russell Martin (primary)
  • Danny Ardoin
  • Gary Bennett
  • A.J. Ellis

 

2009 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLCS

  • Russell Martin (primary)
  • Brad Ausmus
  • A.J. Ellis

 

2010 Dodgers - Finished fourth in NL West

  • Russell Martin (primary)
  • A.J. Ellis
  • Rod Barajas
  • Brad Ausmus

 

2011 Dodgers - Finished third in NL West

  • Rod Barajas (primary)
  • Dioner Navarro
  • A.J. Ellis
  • Tim Federowicz
  • Hector Gimenez

 

2012 Dodgers - Finished second in NL West

  • A.J. Ellis (primary)
  • Matt Treanor
  • Tim Federowicz

 

2013 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLCS

  • A.J. Ellis (primary)
  • Tim Federowicz
  • Ramon Hernandez
  • Drew Butera

 

2014 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLDS

  • A.J. Ellis (primary)
  • Drew Butera
  • Tim Federowicz
  • Miguel Olivo

 

2015 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLDS

  • Yasmani Grandal (primary)
  • A.J. Ellis
  • Austin Barnes

 

2016 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLCS

  • Yasmani Grandal (primary)
  • A.J. Ellis
  • Austin Barnes
  • Carlos Ruiz

 

2017 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost World Series

  • Yasmani Grandal (primary)
  • Austin Barnes
  • Kyle Farmer

 

2018 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost World Series

  • Yasmani Grandal (primary)
  • Austin Barnes
  • Rocky Gale
  • Kyle Farmer

 

2019 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, lost NLDS

  • Austin Barnes (primary)
  • Russell Martin
  • Will Smith
  • Rocky Gale

 

2020 Dodgers - Finished first in NL West, won World Series

  • Will Smith (primary)
  • Austin Barnes
  • Keibert Ruiz

 

2021 Dodgers - Finished second in NL West, lost NLCS

  • Will Smith (primary)
  • Austin Barnes
  • Keibert Ruiz

 

Opening Day Starting Catchers for the Dodgers Between 2000 - 2022

MLB opening day is one of the most exciting days of the year for baseball fans, ourselves included.

We thought it would be interesting to readers to also show in this article each opening day starting catcher for the Dodgers over the last 10 to 20 years.

Specifically, we ID starting catchers for the LAD between 2000 and 2022. 

Check out the table below to see each season's opening day starter:

SeasonOpening Day Starting Catcher
2022Will Smith
2021Austin Barnes
2020Austin Barnes
2019Austin Barnes
2018Yasmani Grandal
2017Yasmani Grandal
2016A.J. Ellis
2015A.J. Ellis
2014A.J. Ellis
2013A.J. Ellis
2012A.J. Ellis
2011Rod Barajas
2010Russell Martin
2009Russell Martin
2008Russell Martin
2007Russell Martin
2006Sandy Alomar Jr.
2005Jason Phillips
2004Paul Lo Duca
2003Paul Lo Duca
2002Paul Lo Duca
2001Chad Kreuter
2000Todd Hundley

Complete List of All LA Dodgers Catchers Over the Last 20 Years

We've shown catchers by season and opening day starters at this point in the article. The below, consolidated list simply shows all LA Dodgers catchers that played in at least one defensive game since 2000.

Players shown below are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

  • A.J. Ellis
  • Angel Pena
  • Austin Barnes
  • Brad Ausmus
  • Brent Mayne
  • Brian Johnson
  • Carlos Ruiz
  • Chad Kreuter
  • Chad Moeller
  • Danny Ardoin
  • David Ross
  • Dioner Navarro
  • Drew Butera
  • Einar Diaz
  • Gary Bennett
  • Hector Gimenez
  • Jason Phillips
  • Jim Leyritz
  • Keibert Ruiz
  • Kyle Farmer
  • Matt Treanor
  • Miguel Olivo
  • Mike Lieberthal
  • Mike Rose
  • Paul Bako
  • Paul Lo Duca
  • Ramon Hernandez
  • Rocky Gale
  • Rod Barajas
  • Russell Martin
  • Sandy Alomar Jr.
  • Tim Federowicz
  • Toby Hall
  • Todd Hundley
  • Tom Wilson
  • Will Smith
  • Yasmani Grandal

 

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