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. Jason Kendall is second in career putouts as a catcher, and the only other catcher to record more than 13,000 career putouts.
|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]|
- Stats updated as of May 4, 2019.
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.