Paul Waner, the all-time leader in putouts by a right fielder.
Paul Waner, the all-time leader in putouts by a right fielder.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by a 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.

A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball or softball who plays defense in right field. Right field is the area of the outfield to the right of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9.

Paul Waner[1][2][3] is the all-time leader in putouts by a right fielder with 4,533 career. Roberto Clemente[4] (4,459), Dwight Evans[5] (4,247), Hank Aaron[6] (4,161), Tony Gwynn[7] (4,052), Nick Markakis[8] (4,025), Sammy Sosa[9] (4,017), and Ichiro Suzuki[10] (4,005) are the only other right fielders to record over 4,000 career putouts.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2021 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2021 Major League Baseball season.
PO as RF Total career putouts as a right fielder.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[a]

List

Jason Heyward, the active leader in putouts by a right fielder and 33rd all-time.
Jason Heyward, the active leader in putouts by a right fielder and 33rd all-time.
Rank Player (2021 POs) PO as RF
1 Paul Waner * 4,533
2 Roberto Clemente * 4,459
3 Dwight Evans 4,247
4 Hank Aaron * 4,161
5 Tony Gwynn * 4,052
6 Nick Markakis 4,025
7 Sammy Sosa 4,017
8 Ichiro Suzuki 4,005
9 Al Kaline * 3,865
10 Mel Ott * 3,767
11 Harry Hooper * 3,755
12 Bobby Abreu 3,733
13 Dave Winfield * 3,657
14 Dave Parker 3,633
15 Reggie Jackson * 3,624
16 Paul O'Neill 3,544
17 Jermaine Dye 3,237
18 Vladimir Guerrero * 3,166
19 Magglio Ordóñez 3,155
20 Tom Brunansky 3,146
21 Wally Moses 3,138
22 Larry Walker * 3,124
23 Shawn Green 3,053
24 Johnny Callison 2,954
25 Bobby Bonds 2,917
26 Rusty Staub 2,907
27 Hunter Pence 2,889
28 Sam Rice * 2,864
29 Jay Bruce 2,827
30 Jesse Barfield 2,772
31 Tim Salmon 2,700
32 Rubén Sierra 2,626
33 Jason Heyward (157) 2,593
34 Raúl Mondesí 2,571
35 Bill Nicholson 2,565
36 Harry Heilmann * 2,562
37 Enos Slaughter * 2,555
38 Jeromy Burnitz 2,473
39 Carl Furillo 2,467
40 Jay Buhner 2,450
41 Alex Ríos 2,446
42 Jeff Francoeur 2,428
43 Al Cowens 2,389
44 J. D. Drew 2,352
45 Chuck Klein * 2,342
46 Darryl Strawberry 2,337
47 Curt Walker 2,333
48 Sam Crawford * 2,312
49 Reggie Sanders 2,310
50 Rocky Colavito 2,295
Rank Player (2021 POs) PO as RF
51 Andre Dawson * 2,280
52 Jackie Jensen 2,264
53 Tony Oliva * 2,260
54 Frank Robinson * 2,251
55 Ken Singleton 2,245
56 Jose Guillen 2,213
57 Babe Ruth * 2,146
58 Tommy Griffith 2,138
59 Sixto Lezcano 2,137
60 Ross Youngs * 2,116
61 Dixie Walker 2,097
62 Giancarlo Stanton (28) 2,086
63 Gary Sheffield 2,042
64 Hank Bauer 2,032
65 Roger Maris 2,017
66 Kole Calhoun (67) 2,016
67 Harold Baines * 1,982
68 Josh Reddick (60) 1,958
69 Brian Jordan 1,956
70 Jack Clark 1,939
71 Pete Fox 1,929
72 Bing Miller 1,925
73 Jayson Werth 1,921
74 José Bautista 1,907
75 Bruce Campbell 1,903
76 Shin-Soo Choo 1,893
77 Max Flack 1,881
78 Rob Deer 1,871
79 Jack Tobin 1,866
80 Babe Herman 1,857
81 Ival Goodman 1,851
82 Chief Wilson 1,845
83 Claudell Washington 1,844
84 Glenn Wilson 1,843
85 John Titus 1,837
86 Ken Griffey Sr. 1,816
87 Nelson Cruz (0) 1,770
88 Austin Kearns 1,766
89 Elmer Valo 1,762
90 Don Mueller 1,752
91 Frank Schulte 1,736
92 Billy Southworth * 1,724
93 Trot Nixon 1,723
94 David Justice 1,693
95 Brian Giles 1,686
96 Reggie Smith 1,670
97 Dante Bichette 1,664
98 Matt Lawton 1,659
99 Tommy Henrich 1,658
100 Willard Marshall 1,654

Notes

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.
  1. ^ "Paul Waner Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Wancho, Joseph. "Paul Waner Bio". Society For American Baseball Research. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  3. ^ "Paul Waner Hall of Fame Profile". National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "Roberto Clemente Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "Dwight Evans Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  6. ^ "Hank Aaron Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Tony Gwynn Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  8. ^ "Nick Markakis Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  9. ^ "Sammy Sosa Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  10. ^ "Ichiro Suzuki Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2021.