The greatest catcher in baseball history, Johnny Bench (75), praised JT Realmuto (31, Philadelphia).
Bench is a legendary catcher. He was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round, 36th overall, of the 1965 draft. Bench, who first stepped on the major league stage in 1967, played an active role only in Cincinnati until the 1983 season. In his career, he recorded 2158 games, 7658 at-bats, 2048 hits, 389 home runs, 1376 RBIs, 1091 runs, 68 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.267 and an OPS of 0.818.
Bench is a key cog in the ‘Big Red Machine’ (Cincinnati’s heyday), including 2 National League MVPs, 14 National League All-Stars, 10 Gold Gloves, 1968 National League Rookie of the Year, 2 World Series Championships, and 1976 World Series MVP. it was a wheel According to ‘Baseball Reference’, Bench’s career WAR (contribution to win against substitute) is 75.1, which is the highest catcher in baseball history.
The US’MLB.com’ said on the 6th (Korean time), “Bench may be the greatest catcher in baseball history. It was interesting to hear about Real Muto of the Philadelphia Phillies, who is considered the best catcher today.”
“Realmuto plays a lot of good things,” Bench said of Realmuto. He comes out every day in the center of the team’s lineup. It also has to do with durability,” Bench said. “He got 1100 or more innings in one season. When I saw Realmuto catch the ball for 100 games, I thought I had 100+ games for 13 consecutive years, but it really hasn’t been an easy day.”
Realmuto caught the ball in a total of 1281⅓ innings last season, including the postseason. According to MLB.com, only two catchers have caught more innings than Realmuto in the past 14 years. They are Salvar Rod Perez (1389⅔ innings in 2014 season, 1334⅓ innings in 2015 season) and Yadier Molina (1309 innings in 2011 season). 스포츠토토
‘MLB.com’ said, “Realmuto’s career WAR is 29.7. He ranks 38th among catchers. He has averaged 4.7 WAR over the past five seasons. “The average WAR of Hall of Fame catchers is 53.7,” he said, claiming that Realmuto could be inducted into the Hall of Fame if he continues to play.