Without the ability to sort electronically, as far as I can tell the top regular catchers in MLB 2000 ranked by RC/27 outs are as follows:
Piazza 8.18 (136 games) Posada 7.74 (151 games) C. Johnson 7.64 (128 games) Kendall 6.98 (152 games) Fletcher 5.72 (122 games) J. Lopez 5.33 (134 games)
Semi-regulars who deserve mention are as follows:
Hundley 8.41 (90 games) Meluskey 8.27 (117 games) IvRod 7.58 (91 games) Estalella 6.38 (106 games) Mayne 5.98 (117 games) Lieberthal 5.45 (108 games)
Of course, picking a catcher based only on offense is like picking Steve to bring the snacks to a SL meeting: the snacks will be there, but they may arrive too late (after everyone has already bloated themselves on Oke-Doke popcorn). Baseball experts believe that defense "up the middle" is key, and SL GMs seem to agree. The APBA defensive and arm ratings tell us what we need to know in this regard, but they are not largely available yet. The APBA chats suggests that Hundley will be a 7, Piazza a 7, Kendall an 8, and IvRod a 9. Unfortunately, this does not tell us who can throw out baserunners.
STATS, Inc. provides caught stealing percentages for catchers. The catchers listed above rank as follows:
IvRod 41 percent Lieberthal 35 percent Estalella 30 percent Posada 30 percent Kendall 28 percent C. Johnson 27 percent Mayne 24 percent Meluskey 22 percent Fletcher 22 percent Lopez 21 percent Hundley 20 percent Piazza 13 percent
Honorable defensive mention goes to Henry Blanco at 58 percent, Mike Matheny at 51 percent, and Brad Ausmus at 43 percent.
Finally, if you are looking for a super sub catcher, you might take a look at Hector Ortiz of KC. Although he played in only 26 games, Ortiz has a RC/27 outs number of 10.04.