Every New York Yankees Catcher Over the Last 20 Years

Interested in learning about every New York Yankees catcher that's played in the last 20 years? 

Then you've come to the right place.

This post answers that exact question. It shows all active and past catchers that have played behind the plate for at least one game for the New York Yankees since 2000.

For much more detail on Yankees catchers, we recommend reading our article on the best New York Yankees catchers in team history.

Kyle Higashioka, Austine Romine and Gary Sanchez talking during Yankees spring training

Kyle Higashioka, Austine Romine and Gary Sanchez talk during spring training [Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports].

New York Yankees Catchers by Year (2000 - 2021)

Please note: catchers are listed based on games caught that season for the Yankees. Those with the most games caught start at the top. 

Also, please note that we decided to review all Yankees catchers since 2000, so our timeframe technically goes beyond 20 years.

2000 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, won the World Series

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • Chris Turner
  • Jim Leyritz

 

2001 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost the World Series

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • Todd Greene
  • Joe Oliver
  • Bobby Estalella

 

2002 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • Chris Widger
  • Alberto Castillo

 

2003 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost the World Series

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • John Flaherty
  • Michel Hernandez

 

2004 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • John Flaherty
  • Dioner Navarro

 

2005 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • John Flaherty
  • Will Nieves

 

2006 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • Kelly Stinnett
  • Sal Fasano
  • Will Nieves

 

2007 Yankees - Finished second in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • Jose Molina
  • Will Nieves
  • Josh Phelps

 

2008 Yankees - Finished third in AL East

  • Jose Molina (primary)
  • Chad Moeller
  • Ivan Rodriguez
  • Jorge Posada

 

2009 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, won the World Series

  • Jorge Posada (primary)
  • Jose Molina
  • Francisco Cervelli
  • Kevin Cash

 

2010 Yankees - Finished second in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Francisco Cervelli (primary)
  • Jorge Posada
  • Chad Moeller

 

2011 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Russell Martin (primary)
  • Francisco Cervelli
  • Austin Romine
  • Gustavo Molina
  • Jesus Montero
  • Jorge Posada

 

2012 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Russell Martin (primary)
  • Chris Stewart
  • Francisco Cervelli

 

2013 Yankees - Finished third in AL East

  • Chris Stewart (primary)
  • Austin Romine
  • Francisco Cervelli
  • John Ryan Murphy

 

2014 Yankees - Finished second in AL East

  • Brian McCann (primary)
  • Francisco Cervelli
  • John Ryan Murphy
  • Austin Romine

 

2015 Yankees - Finished second in AL East

  • Brian McCann (primary)
  • John Ryan Murphy

 

2016 Yankees - Finished fourth in AL East

  • Brian McCann (primary)
  • Austin Romine
  • Gary Sanchez

 

2017 Yankees - Finished second in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Gary Sanchez (primary)
  • Austin Romine
  • Kyle Higashioka
  • Erik Kratz

 

2018 Yankees - Finished second in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Austin Romine (caught same number of games as Sanchez)
  • Gary Sanchez (caught same number of games as Romine)
  • Kyle Higashioka

 

2019 Yankees - Finished first in AL East, lost ALCS

  • Gary Sanchez (primary)
  • Austin Romine
  • Kyle Higashioka

 

2020 Yankees - Finished second in AL East, lost ALDS

  • Gary Sanchez (primary)
  • Kyle Higashioka
  • Erik Kratz

 

2021 Yankees - Finished tied for second in AL East

  • Gary Sanchez (primary)
  • Kyle Higashioka
  • Rob Brantly

 

Complete List of All Yankee Catchers Over the Last 20 Years

The following is a list of all Yankees catchers that have played in at least one defensive game for the Yankees since 2000. Players are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

  • Alberto Castillo
  • Austin Romine
  • Bobby Estalella
  • Brian McCann
  • Chad Moeller
  • Chris Stewart
  • Chris Turner
  • Chris Widger
  • Dioner Navarro
  • Erik Kratz
  • Francisco Cervelli
  • Gary Sanchez
  • Gustavo Molina
  • Ivan Rodriguez
  • Jesus Montero
  • Jim Leyritz
  • Joe Oliver
  • John Flaherty
  • John Ryan Murphy
  • Jorge Posada
  • Jose Molina
  • Josh Phelps
  • Kelly Stinnett
  • Kevin Cash
  • Kyle Higashioka
  • Michel Hernandez
  • Rob Brantly
  • Russell Martin
  • Sal Fasano
  • Todd Greene
  • Will Nieves

 

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