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List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a catcher leaders

Ivan Rodríguez, the all-time leader in putouts by a catcher.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by tagging a runner with the ball when he is not touching a base (a tagout), catching a batted or thrown ball and tagging a base to put out a batter or runner (a Force out), catching a thrown ball and tagging a base to record an out on an appeal play, catching a third strike (a strikeout), catching a batted ball on the fly (a flyout), or being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference.

Catcher is a position for a baseball or softball player. When a batter takes his/her turn to hit, the catcher crouches behind home plate, in front of the (home) umpire, and receives the ball from the pitcher. In addition to these primary duties, the catcher is also called upon to master many other skills in order to field the position well. The role of the catcher is similar to that of the wicket-keeper in cricket.

Iván Rodríguez is the all-time leader in putouts at the catcher position with 14,864 career. Rodríguez is the only catcher to record more than 14,000 career putouts. Yadier Molina (13,341) and Jason Kendall (13,019) are the only other catchers to record more than 13,000 career putouts.

KeyEdit

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2019 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2019 Major League Baseball season.
PO as C Total career putouts as a catcher.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

ListEdit

 
Yadier Molina, the active leader and second all-time in putouts by a catcher.
  • Stats updated as of September 17, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as C
1 Iván Rodríguez * 14,864
2 Yadier Molina (623) 13,341
3 Jason Kendall 13,019
4 Brad Ausmus 12,839
5 A. J. Pierzynski 12,600
6 Brian McCann (604) 12,011
7 Gary Carter * 11,785
8 Russell Martin (478) 11,578
9 Carlton Fisk * 11,369
10 Bob Boone 11,260
11 Tony Peña 11,212
12 Mike Piazza * 10,844
13 Benito Santiago 10,816
14 Jason Varitek 10,166
15 Jorge Posada 10,016
16 Bill Freehan 9,941
17 Jim Sundberg 9,767
18 Lance Parrish 9,647
19 Kurt Suzuki (661) 9,645
20 John Roseboro 9,291
21 Johnny Bench * 9,249
22 Ramón Hernández 9,012
23 Javy López 8,990
24 Johnny Edwards 8,925
25 Ted Simmons 8,906
26 Yogi Berra * 8,738
27 Mike Scioscia 8,335
28 Tim McCarver 8,206
29 Bengie Molina 8,122
30 Dan Wilson 8,109
31 Jerry Grote 8,081
32 Bill Dickey * 7,965
33 Jonathan Lucroy (630) 7,964
34 Mike Lieberthal 7,829
35 Carlos Ruiz 7,668
36 Sandy Alomar Jr. 7,667
37 Joe Girardi 7,619
38 Chris Iannetta (300) 7,613
39 Matt Wieters (369) 7,568
40 Miguel Montero 7,516
41 Jim Hegan 7,506
42 Terry Steinbach 7,505
43 Buster Posey (726) 7,430
44 Rick Dempsey 7,367
45 Del Crandall 7,352
46 Gabby Hartnett * 7,292
47 Rick Ferrell * 7,248
48 Charles Johnson 7,218
49 Ray Schalk 7,168
50 Mike Matheny 7,117
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as C
51 Alan Ashby 7,086
52 Sherm Lollar 7,059
53 Tom Haller 7,012
54 Deacon McGuire 6,856
55 Rod Barajas 6,768
56 Darrell Porter 6,756
57 John Buck 6,733
58 Damian Miller 6,696
59 Darrin Fletcher 6,678
60 Miguel Olivo 6,675
61 Al López * 6,644
62 Wilson Ramos (1,007) 6,579
63 Terry Kennedy 6,555
64 Rick Cerone 6,548
65 Todd Hundley 6,535
66 Roy Campanella * 6,520
67 Elston Howard 6,447
68 Mickey Cochrane * 6,414
69 Paul Lo Duca 6,311
70 Butch Wynegar 6,281
71 Thurman Munson 6,253
72 Yasmani Grandal (1,090) 6,243
73 Alex Avila (348) 6,233
74 Salvador Pérez (0) 6,216
75 Brent Mayne 6,186
76 Earl Battey 6,176
77 Don Slaught 6,158
78 Gregg Zaun 6,134
79 Dioner Navarro 6,113
80 Steve Yeager 6,110
81 Jeff Mathis (686) 6,102
82 Ernie Whitt 6,091
83 Joe Oliver 6,059
84 Nick Hundley (167) 6,045
85 José Molina 6,033
86 Michael Barrett 6,020
86 Manny Sanguillén 5,996
88 Brian Schneider 5,987
89 Steve O'Neill 5,967
90 Rollie Hemsley 5,868
91 Joe Mauer 5,831
92 John Flaherty 5,784
93 Randy Hundley 5,765
94 Yan Gomes (752) 5,719
95 Ernie Lombardi * 5,694
96 John Bateman 5,686
97 Henry Blanco 5,659
98 Gus Mancuso 5,613
99 Mike Macfarlane 5,597
100 Clay Dalrymple 5,557

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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