Each MLB Team’s Starting Catcher on Opening Day 2019 [Infographic]

Who are the primary catchers for the 30 MLB teams this season?

Check out our post and infographic to see who the primary backstop is for each team, based on the 2019 Opening Day lineups!

MLB Catchers for the 2019 Season

If you're anything like me, it can be tough to keep up with all the trades, call-ups, and other uniform changes that tend to happen in between seasons.

With work, raising kids and other important things like that, it's difficult for me to always keep track of each team's roster during the off season.

So, after Spring Training ends I usually take some time to get re-acquainted with rosters, focusing on who's manning the backstop for each team. 

With opening day kicking off last week, I thought now would be a good time to look at each team's starting catcher on Opening Day in 2019.

Infographic: Each MLB Team's Opening Day Catcher in 2019

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Team by Team Breakdown

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: John Ryan Murphy
  • Atlanta Braves: Brian McCann
  • Baltimore Orioles: Jesus Sucre
  • Boston Red Sox: Christian Vazquez
  • Chicago Cubs: Willson Contreras
  • Chicago White Sox: James McCann
  • Cincinnati Reds: Tucker Barnhart
  • Cleveland Indians: Roberto Perez
  • Colorado Rockies: Chris Iannetta
  • Detroit Tigers: Grayson Greiner
  • Houston Astros: Robinson Chirinos
  • Kansas City Royals: Martín Maldonado
  • Los Angeles Angels: Jonathan Lucroy
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Austin Barnes
  • Miami Marlins: Jorge Alfaro
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Yasmani Grandal
  • Minnesota Twins: Jason Castro
  • New York Mets: Wilson Ramos
  • New York Yankees: Gary Sanchez
  • Oakland Athletics: Nick Hundley
  • Philadelphia Phillies: J.T. Realmuto
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Francisco Cervelli
  • San Diego Padres: Austin Hedges
  • San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey
  • Seattle Mariners: Omar Narváez
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Mike Zunino
  • Texas Rangers: Jeff Mathis
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Danny Jansen
  • Washington Nationals: Yan Gomes


There you have it! Your 2019 opening day starters behind the dish!

I hope this post was helpful.

Have a great 2019 season everyone!





Scott Perry is the owner and lead author at Catchers Home. He's a former baseball player, a current coach, a husband and a Dad. He remains as passionate about baseball today as he was as a kid.