5) Russell Martin
Russell Martin‘s tenure with the Dodgers wasn’t long, only six seasons, but his work behind the plate earns him the fifth spot on this list. When you think of modern Dodger catchers, Martin’s name rises to the top in considering who has been the best over the past few decades.
The Canadian catcher batted .268 with an impressive .362 on-base-percentage while playing for the Dodgers. He appeared in two All-Star games and won both the Silver Slugger Award and Gold Glove Award in 2007, proving his value from both sides of the plate.
During that 2007 campaign, Martin clubbed 19 home runs and drove in 87 baserunners, while batting .293/.374/.469. He led catchers in games played, putouts, assists, runners caught stealing, and range factor per nine innings on his way to his Gold Glove honor.
Martin’s 23.1 wins above replacement level with the Dodgers ranks fourth highest among Dodger backstops. In 750 games, he produced value on par with long-time catchers, such as Johnny Roseboro and Mike Scioscia.