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AL Central Rankings: Who has the top catcher in the division?

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Aug 12, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) looks to the dugout between plays against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The American League Central has some of the best teams and players in all of baseball, there is no doubt about that, and this will showcase the catchers of the division, ranking them from 1-5.

First off, the catchers in the division include: Alex Avila (Detroit Tigers), Tyler Flowers (Chicago White Sox), Yan Gomes (Cleveland Indians), Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals) and Kurt Suzuki (Minnesota Twins).

Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel once said of catchers in this quote from brainyquote.com:

"“No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.”"

As for the five catchers in the AL Central, they combined for 67 home runs, 241 runs, 302 RBIs and a batting average of .257 in 2014.

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The division also has a combined four All-Star selections, one Gold Glove and one Sliver Slugger award between the five catchers. All three AL Gold Glove award finalists were from the AL Central.

So with the talent this division possesses with the players behind the plate, let’s see which catcher takes the No. 1 spot in these AL Central Division rankings.

Next: No. 5 Alex Avila

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