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How do the top catchers in Major League Baseball stack up? That question has been answered by our experts in the latest installment of the Baseball Tonight 100 (#BBTN100), a project to rank the top players across all 30 teams. We'll reveal a new position each day and unveil the overall 1-100 rankings March 27.

Do you agree with the experts' take on catchers? Simply click on the images of the top 10 below to submit your ballot.

Rank: #BBTN100 Catchers

Yan Gomes

Yan Gomes

Cleveland Indians
BBTN Rank: 8

Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy

Milwaukee Brewers
BBTN Rank: 9

Russell Martin

Russell Martin

Pittsburgh Pirates
BBTN Rank: 10

Brian McCann

Brian McCann

New York Yankees
BBTN Rank: 3

Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina

St. Louis Cardinals
BBTN Rank: 2

Miguel Montero

Miguel Montero

Arizona Diamondbacks
BBTN Rank: 7

Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez

Kansas City Royals
BBTN Rank: 4

Buster Posey

Buster Posey

San Francisco Giants
BBTN Rank: 1

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Cleveland Indians
BBTN Rank: 6

Matt Wieters

Matt Wieters

Baltimore Orioles
BBTN Rank: 5

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Brouhaha. Kerfuffle. Donnybrook, even. Brandon Phillips, Yadier Molina and a scrum (there's another one) of Reds and Cardinals gave fans everywhere a rare opportunity to break out some of baseball's best words. It's like breaking out the good dishes for the holidays.

Predictably, Cardinals fans weren't thrilled with Phillips expressing how much he hates the team from St. Louis and setting the stage for Tuesday night's confrontation.

But what about the parts of SportsNation without a prior rooting interest? Is firing up this kind of rivalry a good way to spice up the doldrums of August and put the NL Central (which, by the way, is now tied after another Cardinals win) front and center?

kc3420

nothing wrong with hating the other team. Even so, in 2 games the Reds haven't put up much of a fight on the field. I love my Reds, but if you want to shut the Cards up, then beat them.

-- kc3420
jayeteee

I understand the frustrations of teams that have been down for awhile, but be humble when you get there. That's just the sign of the times, it's not about the name on the front of the jersey anymore. It's about how can I make a name for myself. Money's done that to the game. Kinda' pathetic really.

-- jayeteee
natifanatic717

I'm sure this wasn't the first time a player has had these types of feelings toward a division foe, this just happened to have been said at an inappropriate time and led to an unfortunate result. BP needs to learn when and when not to talk, he wants to be the Ochocinco of baseball and I'm not so sure I can handle that.

-- natifanatic717

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