List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a right fielder leaders

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 is the all-time leader in putouts by a right fielder with 4,740 career. Roberto Clemente (4,454), Dwight Evans (4,247), Hank Aaron (4,163), Tony Gwynn (4,052), Sammy Sosa (4,019), and Ichiro Suzuki (4,006) are the only other right fielders to record over 4,000 career putouts.

Paul Waner, the all-time leader in putouts by a right 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 RF Total career putouts as a right fielder.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]


Nick Markakis on July 29, 2015
Nick Markakis, the active leader in putouts by a right fielder and 8th all-time.
  • Stats updated as of July 14, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as RF
1 Paul Waner * 4,740
2 Roberto Clemente * 4,454
3 Dwight Evans 4,247
4 Hank Aaron * 4,154
5 Tony Gwynn * 4,052
6 Sammy Sosa 4,019
7 Ichiro Suzuki 4,006
8 Nick Markakis (150) 3,959
9 Mel Ott * 3,955
10 Al Kaline * 3,865
11 Harry Hooper * 3,799
12 Bobby Abreu 3,733
13 Dave Winfield * 3,657
14 Dave Parker 3,633
15 Reggie Jackson * 3,625
16 Paul O'Neill 3,544
17 Jermaine Dye 3,238
18 Wally Moses 3,337
19 Vladimir Guerrero * 3,165
20 Magglio Ordóñez 3,155
21 Tom Brunansky 3,146
22 Larry Walker 3,125
23 Sam Rice * 3,116
24 Shawn Green 3,056
25 Johnny Callison 2,954
26 Bobby Bonds 2,917
27 Rusty Staub 2,904
28 Hunter Pence (9) 2,874
29 Jay Bruce (48) 2,821
30 Jesse Barfield 2,772
31 Tim Salmon 2,697
32 Harry Heilmann * 2,667
33 Enos Slaughter * 2,654
34 Rubén Sierra 2,626
35 Bill Nicholson 2,611
36 Chuck Klein * 2,606
37 Raúl Mondesí 2,572
38 Jeromy Burnitz 2,471
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 Curt Walker 2,360
45 J. D. Drew 2,352
46 Darryl Strawberry 2,337
47 Jason Heyward (82) 2,317
48 Reggie Sanders 2,313
49 Rocky Colavito 2,295
50 Andre Dawson * 2,280
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as RF
51 Jackie Jensen 2,264
52 Tony Oliva 2,260
53 Frank Robinson * 2,251
54 Ken Singleton 2,245
55 Jose Guillen 2,212
56 Babe Ruth * 2,194
57 Ross Youngs * 2,143
58 Tommy Griffith 2,142
59 Sixto Lezcano 2,137
60 Pete Fox 2,135
61 Dixie Walker 2,128
62 Giancarlo Stanton (6) 2,058
63 Gary Sheffield 2,042
64 Hank Bauer 2,033
65 Bruce Campbell 2,019
66 Roger Maris 2,017
67 Harold Baines * 1,982
68 Brian Jordan 1,957
69 Jack Clark 1,939
Bing Miller 1,939
71 Max Flack 1,923
72 Jayson Werth 1,920
73 José Bautista (0) 1,907
74 Babe Herman 1,901
75 Jack Tobin 1,879
76 Rob Deer 1,871
77 Ival Goodman 1,851
78 Chief Wilson 1,849
79 Claudell Washington 1,844
80 Glenn Wilson 1,843
81 Shin-Soo Choo (21) 1,831
82 Ken Griffey Sr. 1,816
83 Nelson Cruz (0) 1,770
84 Austin Kearns 1,767
85 Elmer Valo 1,760
86 Don Mueller 1,745
87 Josh Reddick (129) 1,736
88 Billy Southworth * 1,736
89 Kole Calhoun (190) 1,727
90 Trot Nixon 1,726
91 Kiki Cuyler * 1,701
92 David Justice 1,694
93 Brian Giles 1,686
94 Reggie Smith 1,670
95 Dante Bichette 1,664
96 Matt Lawton 1,658
97 Tommy Henrich 1,655
98 Willard Marshall 1,653
99 Wally Post 1,621
100 Manny Ramirez 1,614


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


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Ichiro Suzuki

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