List of Major League Baseball Career Putouts As A Catcher Leaders
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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 (13,741) and Jason Kendall (13,019) are the only other catchers to record more than 13,000 career putouts.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2020 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2020 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]

List

Yadier Molina, the active leader and second all-time in putouts by a catcher.
  • Stats updated as of the 2020 season
Rank Player (2020 POs) PO as C
1 Iván Rodríguez * 14,864
2 Yadier Molina (307) 13,741
3 Jason Kendall 13,019
4 Brad Ausmus 12,839
5 A. J. Pierzynski 12,600
6 Brian McCann 12,048
7 Gary Carter * 11,785
8 Russell Martin 11,612
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 Kurt Suzuki (271) 9,931
18 Jim Sundberg 9,767
19 Lance Parrish 9,647
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 Jonathan Lucroy (2) 7,989
33 Bill Dickey * 7,965
34 Mike Lieberthal 7,829
35 Matt Wieters (119) 7,697
36 Carlos Ruiz 7,668
37 Sandy Alomar Jr. 7,667
38 Joe Girardi 7,619
39 Chris Iannetta 7,613
40 Miguel Montero 7,516
41 Jim Hegan 7,506
42 Terry Steinbach 7,505
43 Buster Posey (0) 7,475
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 (2020 POs) PO as C
51 Alan Ashby 7,086
52 Sherm Lollar 7,059
53 Wilson Ramos (396) 7,019
54 Tom Haller 7,012
55 Deacon McGuire 6,856
56 Rod Barajas 6,768
57 Darrell Porter 6,756
58 John Buck 6,733
59 Damian Miller 6,696
60 Darrin Fletcher 6,678
61 Miguel Olivo 6,675
62 Al López * 6,644
63 Yasmani Grandal (271) 6,583
64 Terry Kennedy 6,555
65 Rick Cerone 6,548
66 Todd Hundley 6,535
67 Roy Campanella * 6,520
68 Salvador Pérez (295) 6,511
69 Elston Howard 6,447
70 Alex Avila (153) 6,423
71 Mickey Cochrane * 6,414
72 Paul Lo Duca 6,311
73 Butch Wynegar 6,281
74 Jeff Mathis (170) 6,271
75 Thurman Munson 6,253
76 Brent Mayne 6,186
77 Earl Battey 6,176
78 Don Slaught 6,158
70 Gregg Zaun 6,134
80 Dioner Navarro 6,113
81 Steve Yeager 6,110
82 Ernie Whitt 6,091
83 Joe Oliver 6,059
84 Nick Hundley 6,045
85 Yan Gomes (229) 6,038
86 José Molina 6,033
87 Michael Barrett 6,020
88 Manny Sanguillén 5,996
89 Brian Schneider 5,987
90 Steve O'Neill 5,967
91 Rollie Hemsley 5,868
92 Joe Mauer 5,831
93 John Flaherty 5,784
94 Randy Hundley 5,765
95 Jason Castro (216) 5,760
96 Tyler Flowers (180) 5,700
97 Ernie Lombardi * 5,694
98 John Bateman 5,686
99 Henry Blanco 5,659
100 Gus Mancuso 5,613

Notes

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

References


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