Every Boston Red Sox Catcher that Played Over the Last 20 Years

Curious about knowing each and every Boston Red Sox catcher that's played over the last 20 years? 

Then you've come to the right place!

In this article, we showcase all catchers that have played at least one defensive game behind the plate for the Red Sox since 2000.

For much greater detail on Red Sox catchers, we suggest reading our article on the best Boston Red Sox catchers in team history.

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Christian Vazquez practicing with other Red Sox catchers during Spring Training in 2021 [Getty Images].

Boston Red Sox Catchers by Year (2000 - 2021)

Please note: each catcher is listed based on games they caught that season for the Red Sox. Those who caught the most games per season start at the top. 

Also, please note that we decided to include all Red Sox catchers since the year 2000, so our time frame actually goes back a bit more than 20 years.

2000 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Scott Hatteberg

 

2001 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East

  • Scott Hatteberg (primary)
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Jason Varitek
  • Joe Oliver
  • Marcus Jensen

 

2002 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Kevin Brown

 

2003 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Bill Haselmam

 

2004 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East, won World Series

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Sandy Martinez
  • Andy Dominique

 

2005 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Kelly Shoppach
  • Shawn Wooten

 

2006 Red Sox - Finished third in AL East

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Javy Lopez
  • Ken Huckaby
  • Josh Bard
  • Corky Miller

 

2007 Red Sox - Finished first in AL East, won World Series

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Kevin Cash

 

2008 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • Kevin Cash
  • David Ross
  • George Kottaras

 

2009 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Jason Varitek (primary)
  • George Kottaras
  • Victor Martinez
  • Dusty Brown

 

2010 Red Sox - Finished third in AL East

  • Victor Martinez (primary)
  • Jason Varitek
  • Kevin Cash
  • Dusty Brown
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia
  • Gustavo Molina

 

2011 Red Sox - Finished third in AL East

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia (primary)
  • Jason Varitek
  • Ryan Lavarnway

 

2012 Red Sox - Finished fifth in AL East

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia (primary)
  • Kelly Shoppach
  • Ryan Lavarnway
  • Guillermo Quiroz

 

2013 Red Sox - Finished first in AL East, won World Series

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia (primary)
  • David Ross
  • Ryan Lavarnway

 

2014 Red Sox - Finished fifth in AL East

  • A.J. Pierzynski (primary)
  • Christian Vazquez
  • David Ross
  • Dan Butler

 

2015 Red Sox - Finished fifth in AL East

  • Blake Swihart (primary)
  • Ryan Hanigan
  • Sandy Leon

 

2016 Red Sox - Finished first in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Sandy Leon (primary)
  • Christian Vazquez
  • Ryan Hanigan
  • Bryan Holaday
  • Blake Swihart

 

2017 Red Sox - Finished first in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Christian Vazquez (primary)
  • Sandy Leon
  • Blake Swihart

 

2018 Red Sox - Finished first in AL East, won World Series

  • Sandy Leon (primary)
  • Christian Vazquez
  • Blake Swihart
  • Dan Butler

 

2019 Red Sox - Finished third in AL East

  • Christian Vazquez (primary)
  • Sandy Leon
  • Blake Swihart
  • Juan Centeno

 

2020 Red Sox - Finished fifth in AL East

  • Christian Vazquez (primary)
  • Kevin Plawecki
  • Deivy Grullon
  • Tzu-Wei Lin
  • Jonathan Lucroy

 

2021 Red Sox - Finished second in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Christian Vazquez (primary)
  • Kevin Plawecki
  • Connor Wong

 

Complete List of All Boston Red Sox Catchers Over the Last 20 Years

The list that follows highlights all Red Sox catchers that played in one or more defensive games since 2000. Each player is listed in alphabetical order by first name.

  • A.J. Pierzynski
  • Andy Dominique
  • Bill Haselmam
  • Blake Swihart
  • Bryan Holaday
  • Christian Vazquez
  • Connor Wong
  • Corky Miller
  • Dan Butler
  • David Ross
  • Deivy Grullon
  • Doug Mirabelli
  • Dusty Brown
  • George Kottaras
  • Guillermo Quiroz
  • Gustavo Molina
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia
  • Jason Varitek
  • Javy Lopez
  • Joe Oliver
  • Jonathan Lucroy
  • Josh Bard
  • Juan Centeno
  • Kelly Shoppach
  • Ken Huckaby
  • Kevin Brown
  • Kevin Cash
  • Kevin Plawecki
  • Marcus Jensen
  • Ryan Hanigan
  • Ryan Lavarnway
  • Sandy Leon
  • Sandy Martinez
  • Scott Hatteberg
  • Shawn Wooten
  • Tzu-Wei Lin
  • Victor Martinez

 

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