Center Fielder WAR Rankings

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Our Player Rankings are based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and a combination of career, short and long peak performance, prime performance, and performance during championship seasons.

SCORE
Our formula that combines career, peak, prime, and championship WAR.

WAR
Career Wins Above Replacement.

WAR7
Top 7 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

WAR5C
Best 5 consecutive seasons by Wins Above Replacement.

WAR3
Top 3 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

CHWAR
Wins Above Replacement in pennant-winning seasons.

RANK PLAYER HOF FROM TO SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 CHWAR
1 Willie Mays Y 1951 1973 588.3 156.2 73.6 52.3 32.9 25.0
2 Ty Cobb Y 1905 1928 492.5 151.0 69.1 47.7 32.6 22.7
3 Mickey Mantle Y 1951 1968 462.1 110.2 64.8 47.7 33.1 81.4
4 Tris Speaker Y 1907 1928 449.6 134.3 62.2 44.3 29.1 25.7
5 Joe DiMaggio Y 1936 1951 389.2 79.1 51.3 38.0 25.4 58.8
6 Mike Trout N 2011 2020 384.7 72.8 65.6 47.0 31.2 0.0
7 Ken Griffey Jr. Y 1989 2010 376.4 83.8 53.9 37.8 27.5 0.0
8 Duke Snider Y 1947 1964 320.2 66.0 50.0 38.8 26.3 37.6
... HOF Center Fielder Y ... ... 315.9 74.6 46.2 33.5 22.8 18.4
9 Kenny Lofton N 1991 2007 309.0 68.4 43.2 31.0 21.3 4.1
10 Carlos Beltran N 1998 2017 299.1 70.1 44.3 30.3 21.7 2.3
11 Andre Dawson Y 1976 1996 296.5 64.8 39.1 32.6 20.8 0.0
12 Andruw Jones N 1996 2012 296.0 62.7 46.3 34.2 22.5 14.5
13 Richie Ashburn Y 1948 1962 281.7 64.4 44.2 31.5 20.6 3.8
14 Jim Edmonds N 1993 2010 277.9 60.4 42.5 32.1 20.0 8.5
15 Jim Wynn N 1963 1977 266.3 55.8 43.3 28.6 22.2 7.7
16 Vada Pinson N 1958 1975 258.3 54.2 40.1 30.7 20.5 7.5
17 Cesar Cedeno N 1970 1986 257.9 52.8 41.2 31.4 21.3 0.0
18 Willie Davis N 1960 1979 256.8 60.8 38.7 24.7 19.7 8.0
19 Larry Doby Y 1947 1959 255.0 49.3 39.5 30.1 20.0 10.3
20 Chet Lemon N 1975 1990 249.4 55.6 37.0 25.7 18.2 6.2
21 Kirby Puckett Y 1984 1995 247.6 51.1 37.5 26.9 20.4 8.5
22 Dale Murphy N 1976 1993 245.3 46.5 41.0 28.0 21.4 0.0
23 Fred Lynn N 1974 1990 239.6 50.2 38.3 26.6 21.0 7.4
24 Andrew McCutchen N 2009 2020 238.7 44.8 37.4 31.6 21.1 0.0
25 Bernie Williams N 1991 2006 238.6 49.6 36.4 26.7 17.4 26.1
26 Earl Averill Y 1929 1941 237.4 48.0 37.4 25.4 19.5 0.0
27 Willie Wilson N 1976 1994 231.1 46.1 33.8 26.9 21.0 10.5
28 Johnny Damon N 1995 2012 228.5 56.3 33.0 22.2 16.3 8.4
29 Brett Butler N 1981 1997 228.0 49.7 35.1 24.0 16.8 1.9
30 Devon White N 1985 2001 225.3 47.3 35.4 24.5 18.7 13.7
31 Wally Berger N 1930 1940 224.6 42.5 35.7 27.1 18.2 2.6
32 Curtis Granderson N 2004 2019 224.6 47.0 34.3 26.3 18.4 8.4
33 Earle Combs Y 1924 1935 216.8 43.9 34.3 25.7 16.9 18.4
34 Curt Flood N 1956 1971 216.5 41.9 32.8 23.3 15.8 14.1
35 Pete Reiser N 1940 1952 212.2 24.4 21.6 26.7 17.9 11.4
36 Ellis Burks N 1987 2004 210.8 49.8 31.9 19.7 18.2 0.0
37 Torii Hunter N 1997 2015 210.5 50.7 31.3 20.7 15.6 0.0
38 Paul Blair N 1964 1980 209.1 37.7 35.5 24.8 19.8 17.8
39 Max Carey Y 1910 1929 208.9 54.5 32.8 22.5 15.3 4.2
40 Hack Wilson Y 1923 1934 208.5 38.2 35.9 30.0 19.5 8.5
41 Lorenzo Cain N 2010 2020 206.3 36.1 33.3 27.3 19.5 12.1
42 Andy Van Slyke N 1983 1995 203.4 41.3 32.7 24.0 17.8 3.5
43 Amos Otis N 1967 1984 201.2 42.8 32.5 20.7 17.6 1.4
44 Ray Lankford N 1990 2004 201.0 38.2 31.3 24.0 16.4 0.0
45 Steve Finley N 1989 2007 197.9 44.2 31.9 18.2 16.5 0.8
46 Edd Roush Y 1913 1931 196.8 45.1 31.7 24.2 16.1 5.1
47 Dom DiMaggio N 1940 1953 196.1 33.1 26.8 20.4 13.3 4.4
48 Mike Cameron N 1995 2011 191.0 46.7 32.5 23.9 16.2 0.0
49 Garry Maddox N 1972 1986 190.4 36.8 30.3 23.8 16.5 1.4
50 Dwayne Murphy N 1978 1989 189.7 33.2 29.8 23.2 17.1 0.0
51 Bobby Murcer N 1965 1983 188.7 32.1 29.7 26.4 19.7 0.0
52 Lenny Dykstra N 1985 1996 188.6 42.5 32.9 23.4 20.1 11.2
53 Eric Davis N 1984 2001 187.3 36.1 30.0 23.7 17.6 3.2
54 Ben Chapman N 1930 1946 184.5 41.3 29.5 22.3 15.0 4.3
55 Al Oliver N 1968 1985 182.0 43.7 27.9 19.4 14.0 2.9
56 Andy Pafko N 1943 1959 181.2 36.7 29.7 22.3 16.8 8.5
57 Tommy Leach N 1898 1918 178.4 46.8 31.0 17.9 16.2 0.0
58 Marquis Grissom N 1989 2005 177.0 29.6 27.5 21.5 15.8 7.5
59 Darin Erstad N 1996 2009 176.7 32.3 28.7 22.7 18.0 6.4
60 Grady Sizemore N 2004 2015 176.4 27.7 28.2 26.8 19.1 0.0
61 Mickey Rivers N 1970 1984 175.6 32.7 27.5 22.1 15.2 15.2
62 Fielder Jones N 1896 1915 173.8 43.2 28.9 21.5 13.8 4.1
63 Willie McGee N 1982 1999 173.7 34.2 28.4 18.8 17.5 10.3
64 Clyde Milan N 1907 1922 173.4 40.0 28.2 21.7 14.9 0.0
65 Lance Johnson N 1987 2000 172.1 30.2 28.0 22.4 17.1 0.0
66 Shane Victorino N 2003 2015 171.7 31.5 28.5 21.3 15.9 14.2
67 Jacoby Ellsbury N 2007 2017 170.0 31.0 28.0 20.3 17.6 5.7
68 Bobby Thomson N 1946 1960 168.6 33.9 26.9 20.6 15.9 5.3
69 Josh Hamilton N 2007 2015 168.2 28.2 27.1 22.5 18.0 12.4
70 Chili Davis N 1981 1999 168.2 38.2 24.7 15.6 12.7 4.5
71 Roy Thomas N 1899 1911 164.7 32.2 31.1 22.3 15.8 0.0
72 Cy Seymour N 1896 1913 163.2 31.8 28.4 24.1 16.6 0.0
73 Benny Kauff N 1912 1920 163.2 29.0 29.1 25.1 19.3 4.7
74 Kevin Kiermaier N 2013 2020 163.0 25.7 26.3 23.9 18.0 0.0
75 Dave Henderson N 1981 1994 162.4 27.6 27.2 21.3 16.6 15.4
76 Brady Anderson N 1988 2002 162.2 35.0 30.1 20.6 18.0 0.0
77 Adam Jones N 2006 2020 161.4 32.5 24.9 20.3 13.0 0.0
78 Lloyd Moseby N 1980 1991 160.3 27.5 25.7 22.4 17.3 0.0
79 Baby Doll Jacobson N 1915 1927 159.2 28.4 26.6 20.5 14.7 0.0
80 Johnny Mostil N 1918 1929 158.4 23.8 24.4 21.4 15.1 0.0
81 Fielder Jones N 1896 1915 158.1 31.6 28.8 21.3 13.8 4.1
82 George Springer N 2014 2020 157.9 25.4 24.6 23.3 16.5 11.4
83 Cy Williams N 1912 1930 157.6 37.2 25.8 18.7 14.0 0.0
84 Tommie Agee N 1962 1973 157.2 25.4 26.3 21.6 17.0 5.2
85 Vernon Wells N 1999 2013 156.9 28.6 26.1 20.2 15.2 0.0
86 Bill North N 1971 1981 155.3 26.8 26.5 19.6 16.9 13.0
87 Cesar Tovar N 1965 1976 155.1 28.2 25.9 20.2 13.2 0.0
88 Wally Judnich N 1940 1949 152.1 15.2 15.3 19.0 11.4 1.1
89 Stan Spence N 1940 1949 151.2 22.5 23.1 23.3 15.3 0.0
90 Jimmy Piersall N 1950 1967 150.2 29.4 25.3 18.1 14.2 0.0
91 Terry Moore N 1935 1948 150.1 20.7 17.5 18.4 11.4 4.0
92 Rick Monday N 1966 1984 150.1 33.1 22.9 16.1 12.0 3.3
93 Tony Gonzalez N 1960 1971 148.2 27.0 26.4 17.4 14.4 0.0
94 Chick Stahl N 1897 1906 147.1 31.9 27.1 18.0 14.4 1.1
95 Michael Bourn N 2006 2016 146.4 22.8 23.8 21.6 16.6 0.0
96 Denard Span N 2008 2018 144.7 28.1 23.5 17.2 13.5 0.0
97 Barney McCosky N 1939 1953 144.1 21.2 21.5 16.4 10.9 4.0
98 Ginger Beaumont N 1899 1910 143.9 30.5 26.3 18.3 13.6 4.0
99 Austin Jackson N 2010 2018 142.6 21.9 24.1 20.6 15.2 5.5
100 Randy Winn N 1998 2010 142.2 27.5 24.7 16.3 13.1 0.0