List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a shortstop 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 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.

Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base, which is considered to be among the most demanding defensive positions. The position is mostly filled by defensive specialists, so shortstops are generally relatively poor batters who bat later in the batting order, with some exceptions. In the numbering system used by scorers to record defensive plays, the shortstop is assigned the number 6.

Rabbit Maranville is the all-time leader in career putouts as a shortstop with 5,139. Maranville is the only shortstop to record more than 5,000 career putouts.

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Rabbit Maranville, the all-time leader in putouts by a shortstop.

Key

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 SS Total career putouts as a shortstop.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List

Elvis Andrus
Elvis Andrus, the active leader in putouts by a shortstop and 73rd all-time.
  • Stats updated as of July 13, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as SS
1 Rabbit Maranville * 5,139
2 Bill Dahlen 4,856
3 Dave Bancroft * 4,623
4 Honus Wagner * 4,576
5 Tommy Corcoran 4,553
6 Luis Aparicio * 4,548
7 Luke Appling * 4,398
8 Ozzie Smith * 4,249
9 Herman Long 4,229
10 Bobby Wallace * 4,142
11 Omar Vizquel 4,102
12 Pee Wee Reese * 4,040
13 Donie Bush 4,038
14 Monte Cross 3,980
15 Roger Peckinpaugh 3,919
16 Dick Bartell 3,872
17 Derek Jeter 3,820
18 Joe Tinker * 3,768
19 Roy McMillan 3,705
20 Joe Cronin * 3,696
21 Dave Concepción 3,670
22 Cal Ripken Jr. * 3,651
23 Bert Campaneris 3,608
24 George McBride 3,585
25 Mickey Doolin 3,578
26 Dick Groat 3,505
27 Garry Templeton 3,393
28 Alan Trammell * 3,391
29 Everett Scott 3,351
30 Larry Bowa 3,314
31 George Davis * 3,239
32 Phil Rizzuto * 3,219
33 Leo Cárdenas 3,218
34 Alfredo Griffin 3,207
35 Don Kessinger 3,151
36 Barry Larkin * 3,150
37 Billy Jurges 3,133
38 Lou Boudreau * 3,132
39 Leo Durocher * 3,097
40 Royce Clayton 3,095
41 Frankie Crosetti 3,061
42 Chris Speier 3,057
43 Mark Belanger 3,005
44 Arky Vaughan * 2,995
45 Marty Marion 2,986
46 Jimmy Rollins 2,982
47 Eddie Miller 2,976
48 Édgar Rentería 2,963
49 Wally Gerber 2,960
50 Ed Brinkman 2,924
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as SS
51 Ozzie Guillén 2,911
52 Miguel Tejada 2,891
53 Travis Jackson * 2,878
54 Art Fletcher 2,836
55 Orlando Cabrera 2,823
Jack Glasscock 2,823
57 Ed McKean 2,822
58 Germany Smith 2,816
59 Eddie Joost 2,755
60 Tony Fernández 2,708
61 Freddie Patek 2,690
62 Tim Foli 2,687
63 Alvin Dark 2,672
64 Johnny Logan 2,612
65 Mike Bordick 2,606
66 Joe Sewell * 2,591
67 Robin Yount * 2,588
68 Bones Ely 2,585
69 Greg Gagne 2,559
70 Maury Wills 2,550
71 Bill Russell 2,536
72 Doc Lavan 2,451
73 Elvis Andrus (114) 2,405
74 Jim Fregosi 2,397
75 Ivy Olson 2,389
76 Bud Harrelson 2,387
77 Vern Stephens 2,385
78 Hughie Jennings * 2,384
79 Rafael Furcal 2,373
Lyn Lary 2,373
81 Billy Rogell 2,362
82 Jay Bell 2,309
83 Shawon Dunston 2,287
84 Al Bridwell 2,267
85 Álex González 2,259
86 Freddy Parent 2,253
87 Ray Chapman 2,204
88 Kid Elberfeld 2,184
89 Rafael Ramírez 2,159
90 Glenn Wright 2,156
91 Rick Burleson 2,151
92 Dick Schofield 2,140
93 Chico Carrasquel 2,131
94 Zoilo Versalles 2,126
95 Bucky Dent 2,116
96 Jhonny Peralta 2,097
97 José Reyes (0) 2,092
98 J. J. Hardy 2,089
99 Ernie Banks * 2,087
Spike Owen 2,087

Notes

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

References

Elvis Andrus

Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres (born August 26, 1988) is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball shortstop for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Entering 2007, he was rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization. In 2009, Andrus earned the Texas Rangers starting shortstop job at the age of 20. He is a two-time All Star.

Jhonny Peralta

Jhonny Antonio Peralta (born May 28, 1982) is a Dominican former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cleveland Indians signed him as an amateur free agent in his native Dominican Republic in 1999, and he made his major league debut for the Indians on June 12, 2003. He subsequently played for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. A solid hitter with power, Peralta has rated average defensively. He throws and bats right-handed, stands 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m), and weighs 225 pounds (102 kg).

Peralta was the 2004 Indians Minor League Player of the Year as well as the International League Most Valuable Player for one of Cleveland's minor league affiliates, the Buffalo Bisons, after batting .326 with 44 doubles, 15 home runs and 86 runs batted in. Buffalo was also the International League champion that same season.

Each year from 2005 through 2015, Peralta reached at least 100 hits, and double figures in both home runs and doubles. He is a three-time MLB All-Star selection. He set single-season home run records for shortstops for two franchises – for the Indians in 2005, and the Cardinals in 2014. While a member of the Tigers in 2013, he served a 50-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal. In 2017 he batted .204/.259/.204, and in July 2017 he was released by the Red Sox.

Jimmy Rollins

James Calvin Rollins (born November 27, 1978), nicknamed "J-Roll", is an American former professional baseball shortstop, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (2000–2014), Los Angeles Dodgers (2015), and Chicago White Sox (2016).

After growing up in Alameda, California, and attending Encinal High School, Rollins was drafted by the Phillies in the second round of the 1996 MLB draft. After spending most of five seasons with Phillies minor league teams, he made his big league debut on September 17, 2000.

At the MLB level, it wasn’t long before Rollins earned recognition as an excellent defensive shortstop. In 2001, he became the Phillies' leadoff hitter, a role he retained for almost ten years. Rollins made three All-Star Game appearances in his career. While with the Phillies, he compiled a 38-game hitting streak, which spanned the end of the 2005 season and the start of the 2006 season, the longest in team history. Rollins was named the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2007, as the Phillies won their division in the first of five consecutive seasons. He was also a key component of the 2008 World Series champion team that defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.In his career, Rollins led the NL four times in triples, and once each in runs, stolen bases, and stolen base percentage. As of 2018, he was the Phillies career leader in at bats (8,628), hits (2,306), doubles (479), and power-speed number (292.5), second in games played (2,090) and stolen bases (453), and third in runs scored (1,325), triples (111), and stolen base percentage (82.66). Rollins won the Gold Glove Award four times, as well as the Silver Slugger Award, and the Roberto Clemente Award (once each).

Miguel Tejada

Miguel Odalis Tejada (born Tejeda, May 25, 1974) is a Dominican former professional baseball shortstop who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for six different teams, most notably the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles, before short stints with the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and Kansas City Royals.

Tejada spent his first six seasons in MLB with the Athletics, where he began a streak of 1,152 consecutive games that ended with the Orioles on June 22, 2007. He is a six-time All-Star and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. In 2002, he won the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, and was the 2005 All-Star Game MVP. Tejada's nickname is "La Guagua", which means "the bus" in certain Spanish dialects, as Tejada was known for his ability to drive in runs.

On February 11, 2009, he pleaded guilty to one count of perjury for lying to Congress in his testimony on whether Rafael Palmeiro lied about his steroid use. On August 17, 2013, MLB suspended Tejada for 105 games for violating MLB drug policy. It was the third-longest non-lifetime suspension ever issued by MLB for a drug-related violation.

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