The Colorado Rockies Top 5 Catchers in franchise history
Number 5: Nick Hundley (2.0 bWAR, 0.8 fWAR, 2 seasons as a Rockie)
Nick Hundley only played two seasons with the Rockies (2015 and 2016) and he makes this list largely because of his first season. In 2015, he hit .301/.339/.467 in 103 games for the Rockies, which was good enough for a 105 wRC+, which was only behind Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez of player’s with more than 100 games played.
In 2016, Hundley struggled more both defensively and at the plate as his wRC+ dropped 20 percent. The Rockies let him go in free agency following the 2016 season.
Number 4: Yorvit Torrealba (0.9 bWAR, 3.4 fWAR, 5 seasons as a Rockie)
Torrealba played with the Rockies in 2006-09 and 2013. The main reason why he is placed at number four is because of his defense.
In his first season as a Rockie in 2006, he caught 21 of 52 would-be base stealers (40.4 percent) and he caught would-be base stealers at a 19.7, 26.2, 14.0, and a 28.9 percent clip in his other seasons as a Rockie. His career caught stealing numbers are about 7.3 above league average during his career.
If you check out his defensive and offensive ratings on FanGraphs, it’s obvious that his defense was superior to his offense. Offensively as a Rockie, in 373 games, he hit .256/.313/.379 with an OPS+ of 74.