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 center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field – the baseball fielding position between left field and right field. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the center fielder is assigned the number 8.
Willie Mays is the all-time leader in putouts as a center fielder with 7,029 career. Mays is the only center fielder to record more than 7,000 career putouts as a center fielder.
|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 CF||Total career putouts as a center fielder.|
|*||denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame. |
|Bold||denotes active player.[a]|
|Rank||Player (2019 POs)||PO as CF|
|1||Willie Mays *||7,029|
|2||Tris Speaker *||6,781|
|3||Richie Ashburn *||5,801|
|6||Ken Griffey Jr. *||5,147|
|7||Ty Cobb *||4,978|
|14||Max Carey *||4,589|
|16||Lloyd Waner *||4,505|
|20||Edd Roush *||4,355|
|23||Joe DiMaggio *||4,194|
|28||Mickey Mantle *||4,013|
|30||Adam Jones (0)||3,962|
|32||Kirby Puckett *||3,853|
|35||Earl Averill *||3,745|
|36||Duke Snider *||3,641|
|45||Larry Doby *||3,393|
|Rank||Player (2019 POs)||PO as CF|
|58||Robin Yount *||3,056|
|60||Curtis Granderson (0)||2,989|
|62||Andrew McCutchen (27)||2,954|
|63||Baby Doll Jacobson||2,940|
|65||Earle Combs *||2,936|
|71||Andre Dawson *||2,826|
|73||Carlos Gómez (35)||2,781|
|74||Andy Van Slyke||2,762|
|77||Melvin Upton Jr.||2,758|
|88||Denard Span (0)||2,632|
|93||Jacoby Ellsbury (0)||2,575|
|97||Mike Trout (195)||2,466|
|99||Austin Jackson (0)||2,432|
Carlos Chester "Chet" Beltrán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾloz βelˈtɾan]; born April 24, 1977) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1998 to 2017 for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. A right-handed thrower and switch hitter, Beltrán stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs 215 pounds (98 kg).
Beltrán was the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 1999 while with the Royals. He was named to nine MLB All-Star Games, and won three Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. Beltrán was the fifth player to reach both 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases and just the fourth switch hitter with 400 home runs. He is also a member of the 30–30 club, as he has hit 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in the same season. Beltrán retired after the 2017 season, winning a World Series title with the Houston Astros.
Beltrán is among the best all-time statistical hitters in postseason games, which has earned him nicknames such as "the new Mr. October", "Mr. October, Jr.", "Señor Octubre", and "the real Mr. October" from the media. He broke the 1.000 OPS mark in four different playoff series. Beltrán also had a 100% stolen base percentage (11-for-11) during the playoffs, which are the most stolen bases without being caught.Juan Pierre
Juan D'Vaughn Pierre (born August 14, 1977) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2000–2013 for the Colorado Rockies, Florida/Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies. Known for his speed, he stole 614 bases in his career, the 18th-most in MLB history at the time of his retirement. He worked as an MLB Network on-air analyst before joining the Marlins as a Minor League Outfield Coordinator for the 2019 season.Torii Hunter
Torii Kedar Hunter (; born July 18, 1975) is an American former professional baseball center fielder and right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Detroit Tigers from 1997 through 2015. Hunter was a five-time All-Star, won nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards as a center fielder, and was a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
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