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ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS

The Top 100 Left Fielders of All-Time

How We Ranked The Players   |   Left Fielders by the Numbers   |   Top 100:   C   1B   2B   SS   3B   LF   CF   RF   P

Rankings

#1.  Ted Williams

Ted Williams
Years:
1939-1960

Primary Team:
Boston Red Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
123.1
72.7
34.1
10.0
519.0

#2.  Stan Musial

Stan Musial
Years:
1941-1963

Primary Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
128.1
64.4
30.4
32.0
429.5

#3.  Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds
Years:
1986-2007

Primary Team:
San Francisco Giants
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
162.4
78.8
37.1
11.0
426.6

#4.  Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson
Years:
1979-2003

Primary Team:
Oakland A's
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
110.8
59.0
28.6
15.0
391.9

#5.  Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski
Years:
1961-1983

Primary Team:
Boston Red Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
96.1
51.8
31.4
15.0
332.3

#6.  Pete Rose

Pete Rose
Years:
1963-1986

Primary Team:
Cincinnati Reds
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
79.1
44.9
22.1
21.0
281.1

#7.  Minnie Minoso

Minnie Minoso
Years:
1949-1980

Primary Team:
Chicago White Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
50.2
42.2
21.0
0.0
261.2

#8.  Tim Raines

Tim Raines
Years:
1979-2002

Primary Team:
The Spos
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
69.1
40.7
20.3
1.0
257.0

#9.  Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson
Years:
1908-1920

Primary Team:
Black Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
62.3
53.5
26.9
11.0
254.5

#10.  Al Simmons

Al Simmons
Years:
1924-1944

Primary Team:
Athletics
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
68.7
42.8
22.9
23.0
249.0

#11.  Goose Goslin

Goose Goslin
Years:
1921-1938

Primary Team:
Washington Senators
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
66.1
41.8
20.6
21.0
238.3

#12.  Billy Williams

Billy Williams
Years:
1959-1976

Primary Team:
Chicago Cubs
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
63.6
37.8
19.8
0.0
232.6

#13.  Charlie Keller

Charlie Keller
Years:
1939-1952

Primary Team:
Yankees
Had it not been for World War II, Charlie Keller would be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. His career arc suffered nearly as much as any player who was in his prime when the war interrupted normal life. Adjustments have been made to his playing record to account for this, which is why you see Keller in the top ten among left fielders. It's where he belongs after the unfortunate way his career was derailed.

Keller jumped directly to Newark in the International League in his first professional season. He was the best hitter on the team that season, and that included Joe Gordon, the highly regarded second base prospect. The following season, 1938, Keller was back in Newark and he once again dominated the league with his bat. While the Yankees had promoted Gordon to the majors, Keller stayed on the farm. He was only 21 years old but he couldn't stay down for long.

In 1939 the Yanks did all they could to keep Keller's bat in the lineup, splitting him between left and right field. The rookie hit a sizzling .334 and smacked 11 homers in 111 games. Impressively for a young player, Keller showed patience, walking 81 times. His keen eye would be a benefit throughout his career. As a rookie, Keller hit three home runs in the World Series triumph over the Reds.

Over his first four full seasons as a left fielder for the Yankees, Keller was one of the best hitters in the league. He averaged 102 runs scored, 102 RBIs, 107 walks, and 28 home runs. His on-base percentage was over .400 and his slugging was well over .500. He was an All-Star and finished among the top vote getters for MVP several times.

After the '43 season, Keller was drafted into the Maritime Service. He served 18 months on ships zig-zagging the Atlantic Ocean. He never once picked up a glove or a bat. With five weeks left in the '45 season he returned to the Yanks after the war was over. He hit a home run in his third game back but he was very rusty. The following year he performed back at his pre-war levels, hitting 30 home runs. In '47 he was leading the league in home runs in early June when he started to notice back pain that ran down his spine and also made his legs numb. His season was over before the end of the month. He was 30 years old and had been an All-Star five times in eight seasons. But he'd missed nearly two full seasons to time served in the military during the war.

"I didn't stay in baseball shape on ship," Keller said years later, "and when I came back I threw myself into it. My body wasn't ready for a long baseball season."

Keller's back problem was severe. He'd wore down from the years away and the sudden rigors of playing ball again. Some of it was age too, of course. But, like so many players, Keller's career hit the brakes hard. But unlike most players, Keller had been in his prime and building a career record that was impressive. After the back woes, Keller could do very little other than rest. The medical treatments for severe back pain in that era were not sophisticated. He played five more seasons, but rarely played more than two games in a row or more than three games in a week. He was a pinch-hitter and part-time outfielder. He hit 14 home runs in essentially a seasons-worth of at-bats over his last five years.

Our ranking method gives Keller credit for two more excellent seasons in the middle of his career, as well as 2-3 more good to average seasons at the tail end. Given that sort of conservative career trajectory, and acknowledging his many skills as an offensive player who possessed power and patience, he fits here in the rankings.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
43.0
38.8
20.3
24.0
232.2

#14.  Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner
Years:
1946-1955

Primary Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
49.3
41.3
23.6
0.0
229.2

#15.  Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell
Years:
1962-1982

Primary Team:
The Family
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
57.5
39.4
22.1
10.0
226.3

#16.  Lance Berkman

Lance Berkman
Years:
1999-2013

Primary Team:
Houston Astros
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
51.7
40.7
19.3
7.0
216.5

#17.  Joe Medwick

Joe Medwick
Years:
1932-1948

Primary Team:
Gas House Gang
Once, Chicago Cubs manager Charley Grimm was going over the St. Louis lineup with his starting pitcher prior to the game. When they came to Medwick, the pitcher asked Grimm how he should pitch him. Grimm replied, "Just throw the ball and back up third base."

Many people have a nostalgia for "the good old days". They want to flip the calendar back to when you left your house unlocked, to when people respected each other, back to when their country was great and the milkman delivered to the front door, to when athletes played baseball for the love of the game. It's nonsense, of course, balderdash. Poppycock, to use a "good old days" phrase. Crime is lower now than it ever has been. People live longer than they ever have and are more comfortable than ever. And baseball players love the game as much today as they ever have.

Old-timers like to speak about the days when ballplayers put on the uniform because they loved to play baseball. About a time when ballplayers were loyal. Usually it's a lament over the current size of the contracts players are getting for "playing a game that most people would play for free". Well, ballplayers have always wanted big contracts. Ballplayers have always wanted more money for playing the game. Ballplayers are no less loyal today than they've ever been. To quote a popular "The Talking Heads song" "Same as it ever was."

In spring training in 1939, Joe Medwick held out for more money. He wanted the Cardinals to pay him $20,000. The Cards offered him $15,000. Medwick insisted on $20,000. The team countered with $18,000. Medwick had won the MVP in 1937 and in '38 he had another fine year, leading the National League in doubles and RBIs. He was 27 years old and the Cardinals acknowledged he was one of the best players in the league. Eventually after much grumbling and vitriol in the newspapers, Medwick relented and accepted the contract. But even in the middle of a "Great" Depression, that $2,000 he didn't get gnawed at him.

Throughout 1939, Medwick feuded with the front office and his manager, a rookie skipper named Ray Blades. It didn't matter what Blades, did Joe thought it was a bade decision. Medwick kept mentioning that $2,000, which riled team president Sam Breadon. Finally in the heat of the summer, the rift between Blades and his star player boiled over. In a game in August with the Cards leading by a run, Blades replaced Medwick in left field in the middle of the inning, preferring a defensive switch. Medwick threw a fit, firing his glove into the air, kicking it across the diamond, and gesticulating in many angry ways as he made his way off the field. He didn't even go back to the Cardinal dugout, exiting via a side door down the left field line. The reaction was predictable: Blades was hot and the fans turned on their "crybaby" star.

Less than a year later, after Breadon made sure the newspapers wrote thousands of words making Medwick look like a selfish brat, the Cardinals traded the former MVP to the Dodgers for four players and $125,000. They were rid of their headache. A few days after the Medwick trade, Blades was fired. The reset button had been hit.

The Medwick affair dominated the headlines for several months. But it was only the latest evidence that ballplayers wanted to get as much money as they could. And ballplayers would be very happy to get it from another team if they had to. Joe DiMaggio held out for more money AS A ROOKIE. Lefty Grove was known for refusing to report to spring training unless he was given the raise he felt he deserved. Hall of Fame outfielder Edd Roush held out practically every year for a decade, and usually missed all of spring training, often failing to report until the season was a few weeks old. You can go back to when Ulysses Grant was smoking cigars in the White House and find baseball players who were holding out, jumping teams for bigger contracts, or going to rival leagues to make more money.

The Good Old Days weren't all that good, or at the least they were a lot like they've always been. People want to get paid, and if they don't feel they're getting what they deserve, they'll refuse to work or bitch about it. Joe Medwick wasn't doing something remarkable when he chased the almighty dollar. He was doing what ballplayers have always done.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
55.6
40.0
23.0
8.0
216.0

#18.  Sherry Magee

Sherry Magee
Years:
1904-1919

Primary Team:
Phillies
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
59.0
39.6
20.7
0.0
209.7

#19.  Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz
Years:
1970-1988

Primary Team:
Houston Astros
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
54.2
35.2
18.2
0.0
209.3

#20.  Zack Wheat

Zack Wheat
Years:
1909-1927

Primary Team:
Brooklyn Robins
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
60.2
35.1
18.1
10.0
205.2

#21.  Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez
Years:
1990-2008

Primary Team:
The D-Backs
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
51.5
34.2
19.4
8.0
203.6

#22.  Monte Irvin

Monte Irvin
Years:
1949-1956

Primary Team:
The G-Men
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
21.3
21.1
14.8
10.0
200.0

#23.  Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez
Years:
1993-2011

Primary Team:
Boston Red Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
69.2
38.9
20.2
12.0
197.9

#24.  Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson
Years:
1933-1945

Primary Team:
Athletics
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
57.2
34.1
17.9
0.0
195.9

#25.  George Foster

George Foster
Years:
1969-1986

Primary Team:
Big Red Machine
"You can turn your back and still know when Foster is hitting in batting practice," manager Sparky Anderson said. "There's a different ring when he hits the ball."

What sort of player was George Foster? He was the type of player that could steal home standing up (which he did against the Braves once) and also hit a home run into the upper deck at Three Rivers Stadium, a spot where witnesses said they'd never seen a ball hit, not even in batting practice.

It would make a great story if the Reds had used some clever scouting to trick the young Foster away from the Giants. But facts are that Cincinnati made the trade to acquire Foster two months into the 1971 season because outfielder Bobby Tolan had ruptured his Achilles.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
43.9
35.7
18.6
10.0
195.4

#26.  Albert Belle

Albert Belle
Years:
1989-2000

Primary Team:
Cleveland Indians
How disliked was Albert Belle? In 1995 when he was at the height of his career for the Cleveland Indians, his home was egged on Halloween in Ohio.

Belle easily makes the All-Jerk Team, and probably deserves a place in the top five asshats in baseball history. Worse, unlike other terrible people who happened to be baseball superstars (say Ty Cobb or Ted Williams), Belle didn't have a good side. Cobb helped build a hospital for children and poor black people and he assisted young players in finding success in baseball. Williams poured out advice to help any player who wanted to hit a baseball better, and he mellowed in his old age. Belle was a miserable SOB in the clubhouse, a miserable SOB in the dugout, a miserable SOB on the field, a miserable SOB in the press room, and a miserable SOB in his private life. He never cared about anyone but himself.

In 1995, Belle became the first player to hit 50 home runs and doubles and he led the league in nearly every power category. Yet he finished a close second in MVP voting to Mo Vaughn, who had a good season but one not even in the same neighborhood as Belle's. One Cleveland writer ranked Belle tenth on his ballot.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
39.9
35.9
19.7
7.0
195.2

#27.  Roy White

Roy White
Years:
1965-1979

Primary Team:
Yanks
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
46.7
36.1
19.8
10.0
193.9

#28.  Fred Clarke

Fred Clarke
Years:
1894-1915

Primary Team:
Pittsburg
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
67.8
40.6
19.1
10.0
190.3

#29.  Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday
Years:
2004-2018

Primary Team:
Colorado Rockies
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
44.8
34.3
17.8
12.0
190.1

#30.  Jim Rice

Jim Rice
Years:
1974-1989

Primary Team:
Boston Red Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
47.4
33.9
18.6
9.0
189.4

#31.  Brian Downing

Brian Downing
Years:
1973-1992

Primary Team:
California Angels
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
51.4
29.0
15.5
0.0
187.4

#32.  Bobby Veach

Bobby Veach
Years:
1912-1925

Primary Team:
Ty-gers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
47.8
36.1
18.1
0.0
185.5

#33.  Lefty O'Doul

Lefty O
Years:
1919-1934

Primary Team:
NY Giants
O'Doul knew a hitter when he saw one. He was a manager for the San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League in 1937 when a skinny 18-year old kid playing for San Diego approached Lefty before a game and asked how he could become a good hitter. O'Doul, having only seen Ted Williams take batting practice and play one game, said "Kid, don't ever let anyone change your swing."
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
27.1
27.2
18.4
0.0
184.1

#34.  Ken Williams

Ken Williams
Years:
1915-1929

Primary Team:
St. Louis Browns
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
42.6
36.5
20.9
0.0
183.4

#35.  Lou Brock

Lou Brock
Years:
1961-1979

Primary Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
45.2
31.8
17.1
17.0
183.0

#36.  Sid Gordon

Sid Gordon
Years:
1941-1955

Primary Team:
G-Men
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
38.6
32.9
17.1
0.0
179.7

#37.  Heinie Manush

Heinie Manush
Years:
1923-1939

Primary Team:
Detroit Tigers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
45.8
34.0
17.8
4.0
179.5

#38.  Don Buford

Don Buford
Years:
1963-1972

Primary Team:
Baltimore Orioles
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
36.3
33.6
16.9
14.0
176.7

#39.  George Burns

George Burns
Years:
1911-1925

Primary Team:
New York Giants
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
39.3
37.2
20.4
11.0
175.4

#40.  Moises Alou

Moises Alou
Years:
1990-2008

Primary Team:
Montreal Expos
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
39.7
27.7
15.3
0.0
174.1

#41.  Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford
Years:
2002-2016

Primary Team:
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Which player got paid the most money for not playing baseball games? The answer is probably Carl Crawford, who averaged 68 games, 33 runs, four homers, and 10 stolen bases over the life of a seven-year, $142 million contract. Crawford was paid every penny of the $142 million that was originally bestowed upon him by the Red Sox in a moment of hubris.

Others such as Joe Posnanski have written of how Boston's remarkable success in the first decade of the 21st century led to a front office that felt indomitable. That Midas Touch feeling led directly to the unwarranted gift the team bestowed on Crawford, a 29-year old who had proved he could do three things well: chase down flyballs in left field, hit triples, and steal bases. This just in: none of those skills is paramount in Fenway Park.

Despite the cliff-fall the second half of his career took, Crawford was exciting in his nine years with Tampa Bay. But the warning signs should have been there: speed doesn't age well, he never matured to hit for more power, and Crawford wasn't savvy enough to understand that he should draw more walks to take advantage of his speed.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
38.9
32.2
16.9
3.0
171.5

#42.  Lonnie Smith

Lonnie Smith
Years:
1978-1994

Primary Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
38.4
29.7
19.5
11.0
171.5

#43.  Alex Gordon

Alex Gordon
Years:
2007-2018

Primary Team:
Kansas City Royals
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
35.2
32.4
20.1
9.0
168.8

#44.  Brett Gardner

Brett Gardner
Years:
2008-2018

Primary Team:
Yankees
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
37.6
31.2
16.6
2.0
167.4

#45.  Augie Galan

Augie Galan
Years:
1934-1949

Primary Team:
Cubbies
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
41.0
35.2
18.7
7.0
161.2

#46.  Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes
Years:
2012-2018

Primary Team:
New York Mets
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
21.8
22.3
14.4
2.0
159.5

#47.  Frank Howard

Frank Howard
Years:
1958-1973

Primary Team:
Washington Senators
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
37.6
29.2
14.9
4.0
158.9

#48.  Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker
Years:
1968-1986

Primary Team:
Big Blue Wrecking Crew
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
36.9
26.1
13.7
9.0
156.3

#49.  Jimmy Sheckard

Jimmy Sheckard
Years:
1897-1913

Primary Team:
Cubs
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
49.6
34.3
19.7
10.0
155.3

#50.  Hideki Matsui

Hideki Matsui
Years:
2003-2012

Primary Team:
NY Yankees
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
21.3
21.3
13.6
5.0
155.2

#51.  Hank Sauer

Hank Sauer
Years:
1941-1959

Primary Team:
Chicago Cubs
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.7
22.9
12.9
0.0
154.7

#52.  Ron Gant

Ron Gant
Years:
1987-2003

Primary Team:
Atlanta Braves
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
34.0
26.3
15.6
6.0
148.9

#53.  Gene Woodling

Gene Woodling
Years:
1943-1962

Primary Team:
New York Yankees
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
32.8
24.7
12.6
15.0
147.4

#54.  Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell
Years:
1984-1998

Primary Team:
SF Giants
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
29.0
26.5
14.9
9.0
147.2

#55.  Greg Vaughn

Greg Vaughn
Years:
1989-2003

Primary Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
30.7
27.6
16.4
6.0
146.8

#56.  Jeff Heath

Jeff Heath
Years:
1936-1949

Primary Team:
Cleveland Indians
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
37.0
29.3
14.2
5.0
145.6

#57.  Del Ennis

Del Ennis
Years:
1946-1959

Primary Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
31.4
28.7
15.1
5.0
145.5

#58.  Rico Carty

Rico Carty
Years:
1963-1979

Primary Team:
Atlanta Braves
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
32.6
27.6
15.2
0.0
145.0

#59.  Kevin McReynolds

Kevin McReynolds
Years:
1983-1994

Primary Team:
San Diego Padres
McReynolds was a center fielder when he came up with the Padres, and a pretty good one. When he was traded to the Mets, Davey Johnson thought Lenny Dykstra and Mookie Wilson were better so he switched McReynolds to left field. That wasn't a mistake, because the Mets won a division title the following year, but it was a misguided use of his talent. McReynolds was a solid center fielder even though he looked like a corner outfielder. He kept having good seasons in left but never won a Gold Glove. He hit 20 or more homers six times, which meant a lot more back in his era. McReynolds was drafted by the Padres in the same draft where they selected Tony Gwynn, so the team got 2/3 of their outfield in that amateur draft. It's pretty unusual for a team to draft two future position players in the same draft, and the Gwynn/McReynolds duo netted the Padres 453 career Win Shares, one of the highest totals ever by two or more players from one draft.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
29.9
26.3
14.1
5.0
139.2

#60.  Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano
Years:
1999-2014

Primary Team:
Chicago Cubs
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
27.4
27.1
16.3
5.0
139.0

#61.  B.J. Surhoff

B.J. Surhoff
Years:
1987-2005

Primary Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
34.3
21.9
11.7
0.0
137.7

#62.  Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich
Years:
2013-2018

Primary Team:
Miami Marlins
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
26.2
26.2
17.0
0.0
136.6

#63.  Starling Marte

Starling Marte
Years:
2012-2018

Primary Team:
The Bucs
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
26.2
26.2
15.4
0.0
134.9

#64.  Chick Hafey

Chick Hafey
Years:
1924-1937

Primary Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
30.1
27.2
13.6
12.0
133.8

#65.  Gary Matthews

Gary Matthews
Years:
1972-1987

Primary Team:
Atlanta Braves
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
30.1
22.3
10.9
0.0
132.3

#66.  Cliff Floyd

Cliff Floyd
Years:
1993-2009

Primary Team:
Montreal Expos
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.9
25.3
16.2
0.0
131.8

#67.  Riggs Stephenson

Riggs Stephenson
Years:
1921-1934

Primary Team:
Chicago Cubs
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
32.1
24.2
13.3
8.0
130.9

#68.  Hal McRae

Hal McRae
Years:
1968-1987

Primary Team:
KC Royals
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
27.9
24.2
13.6
3.0
130.7

#69.  Mike Greenwell

Mike Greenwell
Years:
1985-1996

Primary Team:
Red Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.7
25.7
14.7
0.0
130.0

#70.  Carlos Lee

Carlos Lee
Years:
1999-2012

Primary Team:
White Sox
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
28.2
23.6
12.2
0.0
129.8

#71.  Rondell White

Rondell White
Years:
1993-2007

Primary Team:
Montreal Expos
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
28.1
22.4
12.1
0.0
127.2

#72.  Jason Bay

Jason Bay
Years:
2003-2013

Primary Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
24.3
24.5
15.3
0.0
127.1

#73.  Ben Oglivie

Ben Oglivie
Years:
1971-1986

Primary Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
26.2
23.4
14.0
3.0
126.8

#74.  Greg Luzinski

Greg Luzinski
Years:
1970-1984

Primary Team:
Phillies
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
26.1
22.4
12.6
0.0
126.7

#75.  Don Baylor

Don Baylor
Years:
1970-1988

Primary Team:
California Angels
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
28.3
21.7
10.5
2.0
125.6

#76.  Ryan Klesko

Ryan Klesko
Years:
1992-2007

Primary Team:
Atlanta Braves
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
26.9
21.7
12.3
6.0
125.4

#77.  Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun
Years:
2007-2018

Primary Team:
Milwukee Brewers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
46.5
39.3
20.8
0.0
125.3

#78.  Larry Hisle

Larry Hisle
Years:
1968-1982

Primary Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
24.9
24.6
14.7
0.0
124.8

#79.  Wally Moon

Wally Moon
Years:
1954-1965

Primary Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
24.7
25.5
13.0
6.0
124.3

#80.  Shane Mack

Shane Mack
Years:
1987-1998

Primary Team:
Minnesota Twins
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
21.7
21.2
15.4
5.0
124.1

#81.  Joe Rudi

Joe Rudi
Years:
1967-1982

Primary Team:
Swingin A's
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.4
23.5
13.8
13.0
123.8

#82.  Garret Anderson

Garret Anderson
Years:
1994-2010

Primary Team:
The Halos
As of this writing in late August of 2018, Anderson is the author of the most important hit in Angels' history. In Game Seven of the 2002 World Series with the bases loaded and the game tied, Anderson hit a double that cleared the bases. The hit cleared the way for the Halos first (and as of now), only title.

I figure there's a third tier of greatness. At the top are the Hall of Famers, followed in Tier II by the near greats. Then in Tier III are players like Anderson, the near-near-greats. If we made an outfield of Tier III's from recent decades, Anderson would be in left, Steve Finley could play center, and Paul O'Neill could be in right. If you'd like, put Harold Baines at DH.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.6
22.8
12.4
5.0
123.4

#83.  Tommy Harper

Tommy Harper
Years:
1962-1976

Primary Team:
Cincinnati Reds
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.7
22.7
15.7
0.0
123.0

#84.  Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley
Years:
2009-2018

Primary Team:
The Tribe
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
22.7
23.9
13.7
0.0
121.8

#85.  Shannon Stewart

Shannon Stewart
Years:
1995-2008

Primary Team:
Blue Jays
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
24.8
22.9
12.4
0.0
121.6

#86.  Bob Meusel

Bob Meusel
Years:
1920-1930

Primary Team:
New York Yankees
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
27.6
23.6
11.9
17.0
120.4

#87.  Bernard Gilkey

Bernard Gilkey
Years:
1990-2001

Primary Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
21.5
22.7
16.0
0.0
119.2

#88.  Willie Horton

Willie Horton
Years:
1963-1980

Primary Team:
Detroit Tigers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
26.4
20.7
11.9
5.0
117.8

#89.  Rusty Greer

Rusty Greer
Years:
1994-2002

Primary Team:
Texas Rangers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
22.3
22.0
13.7
0.0
116.2

#90.  Tillie Walker

Tillie Walker
Years:
1911-1923

Primary Team:
Philadelphia A's
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.4
23.5
13.3
2.0
115.4

#91.  Bobby Higginson

Bobby Higginson
Years:
1995-2005

Primary Team:
Detroit Tigers
Bobby Higginson was a big loser. Well, that's harsh, but sadly for Higgy, it's accurate. In his four-year college career at Temple University, the Owls never had a winning season. In the minor leagues after being drafted by Detroit, Higginson failed to play on a single winning team. He debuted with the Tigers in 1995, the final season of the Sparky Anderson Era. The team was entering the dark years, a stretch where they saw veteran stars like Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, and Kirk Gibson retire. And when the front office went into a phase of ignorance. The Tigers had losing records every year for 11 consecutive seasons. Higginson was one of the few bright spots, he hit 25 or more homers four times, topped the century mark in runs batted in a few times, and had the best outfield arm the franchise had seen since Al Kaline. He made over $50 million playing baseball and when his skills started to erode, he retired at the age of 34 following the 2005 season. Higginson had played 17 straight seasons on a losing team. To add insult to injury, the first year after Higginson retired the Tigers won the pennant.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
23.0
21.4
12.3
0.0
115.3

#92.  John Stone

John Stone
Years:
1928-1938

Primary Team:
Detroit Tigers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
25.1
22.8
12.4
0.0
114.8

#93.  Geoff Jenkins

Geoff Jenkins
Years:
1998-2008

Primary Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
21.9
21.0
13.6
0.0
114.0

#94.  Tom Tresh

Tom Tresh
Years:
1961-1969

Primary Team:
NY Yankees
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
22.0
22.0
13.8
10.0
113.4

#95.  Joe Carter

Joe Carter
Years:
1983-1998

Primary Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
19.3
21.3
13.6
5.0
111.3

#96.  Topsy Hartsel

Topsy Hartsel
Years:
1898-1911

Primary Team:
Philadelphia Athletics
His nickname was ironic. Hartsel had a thick head of light blonde (reportedly white blonde) hair, the same color that grew on his eyebrows. A sportswriter and literary fan noticed and told the young outfielder, "Say, boy, you're as light as Topsy of Uncle Tom's Cabin is black." And from then on, Tully Hartsel was known as Topsy Hartsel.

He was arguably the most effective leadoff man in the American League in the first decade of the twentieth century, and he proved a catalyst: the Athletics won four pennants with Topsy at the top.
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
31.3
25.4
14.3
5.0
110.6

#97.  Steve Kemp

Steve Kemp
Years:
1977-1988

Primary Team:
Detroit Tigers
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
19.4
19.0
11.5
0.0
110.3

#98.  Mike Donlin

Mike Donlin
Years:
1899-1914

Primary Team:
NY Giants
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
27.0
26.9
17.0
7.0
109.2

#99.  John Briggs

John Briggs
Years:
1964-1975

Primary Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
24.0
19.6
10.1
0.0
108.8

#100.  George Bell

George Bell
Years:
1981-1993

Primary Team:
Blue Jays
WAR WAR7 WAR3 CHWAR SCORE
19.9
21.3
12.8
0.0
108.2