The 100 Greatest Center Fielders of All-Time

The Top 100 Center Fielders

Willie Mays

1951—1973
HALL OF FAME

1

Ty Cobb

1905—1928
HALL OF FAME

2

Mickey Mantle

1951—1968
HALL OF FAME

3

Tris Speaker

1907—1928
HALL OF FAME

4

Joe DiMaggio

1936—1951
HALL OF FAME

5

Ken Griffey Jr.

1989—2010
HALL OF FAME

6

Mike Trout

2011—

7

Duke Snider

1947—1964
HALL OF FAME

8

Kenny Lofton

1991—2007

9

Andre Dawson

1976—1996
HALL OF FAME

10

Carlos Beltran

1998—2017

11

Andruw Jones

1996—2012

12

Richie Ashburn

1948—1962
HALL OF FAME

13

Jim Edmonds

1993—2010

14

Jim Wynn

1963—1977

15

Cesar Cedeno

1970—1986

16

Vada Pinson

1958—1975

17

Willie Davis

1960—1979

18

Larry Doby

1947—1959

19

Chet Lemon

1975—1990

20

Kirby Puckett

1984—1995
HALL OF FAME

21

Dale Murphy

1976—1993

22

Fred Lynn

1974—1990

23

Bernie Williams

1991—2006

24

Andrew McCutchen

2009—

25

Earl Averill

1929—1941
HALL OF FAME

26

Willie Wilson

1976—1994

27

Brett Butler

1981—1997

28

Johnny Damon

1995—2012

29

Devon White

1985—2001

30

Wally Berger

1930—1940

31

Curtis Granderson

2004—2019

32

Earle Combs

1924—1935
HALL OF FAME

33

Pete Reiser

1940—1952

34

Curt Flood

1956—1971

35

Ellis Burks

1987—2004

36

Torii Hunter

1997—2015

37

Max Carey

1910—1929
HALL OF FAME

38

Paul Blair

1964—1980

39

Hack Wilson

1923—1934
HALL OF FAME

40

Lorenzo Cain

2010—

41

Andy Van Slyke

1983—1995

42

Ray Lankford

1990—2004

43

Amos Otis

1967—1984

44

Steve Finley

1989—2007

45

Dom DiMaggio

1940—1953

46

Edd Roush

1913—1931
HALL OF FAME

47

Gary Maddox

1972—1986

48

Eric Davis

1984—2001

49

Dwayne Murphy

1978—1989

50

Bobby Murcer

1965—1983

51

Lenny Dykstra

1985—1996

52

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THE REST OF THE 100

  • 53. Mike Cameron
  • 54. Ben Chapman
  • 55. Al Oliver
  • 56. Andy Pafko
  • 57. Tommy Leach
  • 58. Marquis Grissom
  • 59. Darin Erstad
  • 60. Grady Sizemore
  • 61. Mickey Rivers
  • 62. Willie McGee
  • 63. Clyde Milan
  • 64. Shane Victorino
  • 65. Lance Johnson
  • 66. Jacoby Ellsbury
  • 67. Bobby Thomson
  • 68. Josh Hamilton
  • 69. Chili Davis
  • 70. Roy Thomas
  • 71. Benny Kauff
  • 72. Adam Jones
  • 73. Cy Seymour
  • 74. Brady Anderson
  • 75. Dave Henderson
  • 76. Kevin Kiermaier
  • 77. Lloyd Moseby
  • 78. George Springer
  • 79. Baby Doll Jacobson
  • 80. Fielder Jones
  • 81. Johnny Mostil
  • 82. Cy Williams
  • 83. Tommie Agee
  • 84. Vernon Wells
  • 85. Bill North
  • 86. Cesar Tovar
  • 87. Terry Moore
  • 88. Wally Judnich
  • 89. Jimmy Piersall
  • 90. Stan Spence
  • 91. Rick Monday
  • 92. Tony Gonzalez
  • 93. Chick Stahl
  • 94. Michael Bourn
  • 95. Barney McCosky
  • 96. Sam West
  • 97. Ginger Beaumont
  • 98. Amos Strunk
  • 99. Sam Chapman
  • 100. Coco Crisp
WAR7: Best 7 Seasons
wins above replacement
— center fielders —
Willie Mays

73.5

Ty Cobb

69.0

Mike Trout

65.6

Mickey Mantle

64.7

Tris Speaker

62.5

Ken Griffey Jr.

54.0

Joe DiMaggio

52.4

Duke Snider

49.5

Andruw Jones

46.4

Richie Ashburn

44.5

Best 5 Consecutive Seasons
WINS ABOVE REplacement
— center fielders —
Willie Mays

52.3

Ty Cobb

47.7

Mickey Mantle

47.7

Mike Trout

47.0

Tris Speaker

44.3

Duke Snider

38.8

Joe DiMaggio

38.0

Ken Griffey Jr.

37.8

Andruw Jones

34.2

Andre Dawson

32.6

WAR3: Best 3 Seasons
wins above replacement
— center fielders —
Mickey Mantle

33.1

Willie Mays

32.9

Ty Cobb

32.6

Mike Trout

31.2

Tris Speaker

29.1

Ken Griffey Jr.

27.5

Duke Snider

26.3

Joe DiMaggio

25.4

Andruw Jones

22.5

Jim Wynn

22.2