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

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Barry Bonds, the all-time leader in putouts by a left fielder.

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.

In baseball, a left fielder (LF) is an outfielder who plays defense in left field. Left field is the area of the outfield to the left of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the left fielder is assigned the number 7.

Barry Bonds is the all-time leader in putouts a left fielder with 5,225 career. Rickey Henderson (5,215) is second all-time and then only other left fielder with over 5,000 career putouts.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2018 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2018 Major League Baseball season.
PO as LF Total career putouts as a left fielder.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List[edit]

Matt Holliday, the active leader and 22nd all-time in putouts by a left fielder.
  • Stats updated as of the 2018 season.
Rank Player (2018 POs) PO as LF
1 Barry Bonds 5,225
2 Rickey Henderson * 5,215
3 Zack Wheat * 4,990
4 Luis Gonzalez 4,442
5 Goose Goslin * 4,168
6 Tim Raines * 3,769
7 Joe Medwick * 3,762
8 Lou Brock * 3,710
9 Bobby Veach 3,629
10 Ted Williams * 3,601
11 Carl Yastrzemski * 3,521
12 Bob Johnson 3,462
13 Carl Crawford 3,182
14 Roy White 3,158
15 Carlos Lee 3,051
16 Jim Rice * 3,027
17 Charlie Jamieson 3,003
18 George Foster 2,963
19 Al Simmons * 2,935
20 Minnie Miñoso 2,934
21 Heinie Manush * 2,854
22 Matt Holliday (10) 2,842
23 Billy Williams * 2,811
24 José Cruz 2,773
25 Joe Vosmik 2,726
26 Garret Anderson 2,679
27 Duffy Lewis 2,623
28 Ralph Kiner * 2,551
29 Ken Williams 2,546
30 George Burns 2,525
31 Greg Vaughn 2,522
32 Raúl Ibañez 2,511
33 Del Ennis 2,480
34 Gary Matthews 2,440
35 Bibb Falk 2,358
36 Alex Gordon (249) 2,350
37 Jo-Jo Moore 2,320
38 Jack Graney 2,298
39 Ben Oglivie 2,296
40 Sherry Magee 2,292
41 Gene Woodling 2,213
42 Joe Rudi 2,208
43 Bob Bescher 2,197
44 Jeff Heath 2,196
45 Shannon Stewart 2,192
46 Jason Bay 2,183
47 Lonnie Smith 2,173
48 Ron Gant 2,110
49 Vince Coleman 2,109
50 Albert Belle 2,107
Rank Player (2018 POs) PO as LF
51 George Bell 2,080
52 Gus Zernial 2,069
53 Babe Ruth * 2,054
54 Mike Greenwell 2,031
55 Augie Galan 2,030
56 Lou Piniella 2,025
57 Pat Burrell 2,018
58 Ryan Braun (135) 1,998
59 Irish Meusel 1,994
60 Carson Bigbee 1,962
61 Moisés Alou 1,939
62 Hank Sauer 1,931
63 Kevin McReynolds 1,883
64 Alfonso Soriano 1,881
65 Dusty Baker 1,861
66 Willie Stargell * 1,859
67 Greg Luzinski 1,839
68 Charlie Keller 1,833
69 Cliff Floyd 1,813
70 Bernard Gilkey 1,798
71 Adam Dunn 1,793
72 Steve Kemp 1,786
73 Gary Ward 1,783
74 Luis Polonia 1,740
75 Dale Mitchell 1,739
76 Willie Horton 1,735
77 Riggs Stephenson 1,707
78 Geoff Jenkins 1,691
79 Dan Gladden 1,662
80 Larry Herndon 1,649
81 Steve Henderson 1,635
82 Tommy Davis 1,632
83 B. J. Surhoff 1,626
84 Rusty Greer 1,622
85 Manny Ramirez 1,597
86 Brett Gardner (189) 1,591
87 Charlie Maxwell 1,579
88 Phil Bradley 1,575
89 Stan Musial * 1,571
90 Hal Lee 1,566
91 Melky Cabrera (7) 1,562
92 Sid Gordon 1,556
Chick Hafey * 1,556
94 Willie Wilson 1,552
95 Justin Upton (294) 1,545
96 Jeffrey Leonard 1,543
97 Josh Willingham 1,542
98 Gee Walker 1,540
99 Gil Coan 1,536
100 Ralph Garr 1,524

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

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