ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS

The Top 100 Right Fielders of All-Time

Rankings

#1.  Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Years: 1914-1935        Primary Team: New York Yankees

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
509.5 163.1 89.7 41.6 126.4 1335. -11. 79.0 206

#2.  Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron

Years: 1954-1976        Primary Team: Atlanta Braves

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
428.8 142.6 61.7 28.0 102.2 875.1 43.5 97.7 155

#3.  Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

Years: 1956-1976        Primary Team: Cincinnati Reds

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
345.6 107.2 51.6 24.4 79.4 729.7 35.3 22.3 154

#4.  Mel Ott

Mel Ott

Years: 1926-1947        Primary Team: New York Giants

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
320.8 107.8 54.7 25.1 81.3 775.3 -5.3 50.0 155

#5.  Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente

Years: 1955-1972        Primary Team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
306.0 94.5 50.0 22.9 72.3 376.6 20.5 204.8 130

#6.  Al Kaline

Al Kaline

Years: 1953-1974        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
296.8 92.5 48.3 24.6 70.4 470.9 36.5 152.2 134

#7.  Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson

Years: 1967-1987        Primary Team: Oakland Athletics

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
274.1 73.8 48.0 24.5 60.9 478.0 -10. -23.1 139

#8.  Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki

Years: 2001-2017        Primary Team: Seattle Mariners

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
253.9 59.6 43.5 22.6 51.6 86.8 61.3 117.6 107

#9.  Larry Walker

Larry Walker

Years: 1989-2005        Primary Team: Montreal Expos

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
241.7 72.6 41.8 22.3 57.2 420.0 40.0 93.9 141

#10.  Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn

Years: 1982-2001        Primary Team: San Diego Padres

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
233.5 68.8 40.5 21.1 54.7 402.9 23.5 5.7 132

#11.  Paul Waner

Paul Waner

Years: 1926-1945        Primary Team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
231.4 72.8 44.8 22.1 58.8 496.0 -5.3 23.0 134

#12.  Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter

Years: 1938-1959        Primary Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
229.9 55.1 34.5 17.5 44.8 281.3 2.4 19.7 124

#13.  Harry Heilmann

Harry Heilmann

Years: 1914-1932        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
223.1 72.1 46.8 23.7 59.5 547.0 -1.4 -44.0 148

#14.  Dwight Evans

Dwight Evans

Years: 1972-1991        Primary Team: Boston Red Sox

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
221.4 66.9 36.4 18.1 51.7 352.7 2.4 66.3 127

#15.  Reggie Smith

Reggie Smith

Years: 1966-1982        Primary Team: Boston Red Sox

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
219.7 64.5 37.6 17.9 51.1 311.0 10.7 77.7 137

#16.  Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford

Years: 1901-1917        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
214.6 75.1 41.6 19.8 58.4 478.5 -2.8 -36.0 144

#17.  Vladimir Guerrero

Vladimir Guerrero

Years: 1996-2011        Primary Team: Montreal Expos

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
214.0 59.3 42.0 21.0 50.7 429.1 -3.0 7.1 140

#18.  Bobby Abreu

Bobby Abreu

Years: 1996-2014        Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
211.7 59.9 41.6 19.1 50.8 369.1 15.8 -7.3 128

#19.  Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield

Years: 1973-1995        Primary Team: New York Yankees

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
208.9 63.8 37.6 19.4 50.7 416.3 37.5 -91.0 130

#20.  Bobby Bonds

Bobby Bonds

Years: 1968-1981        Primary Team: San Francisco Giants

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
204.2 57.7 39.6 19.5 48.7 271.2 37.6 47.6 129

#21.  Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield

Years: 1988-2009        Primary Team: Florida Marlins

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
196.3 60.3 40.6 20.4 50.5 560.7 -1.2 -195. 140

#22.  Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva

Years: 1962-1976        Primary Team: Minnesota Twins

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
175.6 43.0 38.2 20.0 40.6 214.8 5.3 55.8 131

#23.  Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa

Years: 1989-2007        Primary Team: Chicago Cubs

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
175.5 58.4 45.2 23.8 51.8 332.6 -14. 85.7 128

#24.  Rocky Colavito

Rocky Colavito

Years: 1955-1968        Primary Team: Cleveland Indians

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
174.5 44.5 37.2 20.4 40.9 285.6 -12. 58.6 132

#25.  Elmer Flick

Elmer Flick

Years: 1898-1910        Primary Team: Cleveland Naps

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
171.5 53.1 41.3 19.6 47.2 339.5 0.1 30.0 149

#26.  Jack Clark

Jack Clark

Years: 1975-1992        Primary Team: San Francisco Giants

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
171.0 52.8 33.0 17.2 42.9 373.8 -4.0 -21.6 137

#27.  Dave Parker

Dave Parker

Years: 1973-1991        Primary Team: The Lumber Company

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
170.0 39.9 37.4 21.1 38.7 212.9 -18. -20.8 121

#28.  Kiki Cuyler

Kiki Cuyler

Years: 1921-1938        Primary Team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
169.7 46.7 37.8 19.2 42.3 264.8 19.2 14.0 125

#29.  Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub

Years: 1963-1985        Primary Team: Montreal Expos

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
169.0 45.8 33.3 18.1 39.6 280.0 -11. -56.2 124

#30.  Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry

Years: 1983-1999        Primary Team: New York Mets

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
168.4 42.0 35.9 19.1 39.0 256.2 -2.3 -7.4 138

#31.  Roger Maris

Roger Maris

Years: 1957-1968        Primary Team: New York Yankees

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
168.1 38.2 32.4 18.3 35.3 180.2 18.2 44.7 127

#32.  Brian Giles

Brian Giles

Years: 1995-2009        Primary Team: The Bucs

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
167.7 50.9 36.2 18.7 43.6 362.0 20.9 -28.0 136

#33.  Tommy Henrich

Tommy Henrich

Years: 1937-1950        Primary Team: The Bronx Bombers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
167.6 35.7 28.0 14.6 31.9 215.4 7.0 26.0 132

#34.  J.D. Drew

J.D. Drew

Years: 1998-2011        Primary Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
165.2 44.9 32.1 18.2 38.5 207.5 8.8 69.8 125

#35.  Felipe Alou

Felipe Alou

Years: 1958-1974        Primary Team: San Francisco Giants

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
164.5 42.2 33.8 18.3 38.0 127.4 15.8 51.3 113

#36.  Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein

Years: 1928-1944        Primary Team: Phils

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
163.4 43.6 36.7 20.6 40.2 340.1 -2.1 -40.0 137

#37.  Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton

Years: 1970-1984        Primary Team: Baltimore Orioles

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
162.2 41.6 33.4 16.9 37.5 326.5 -10. -60.7 132

#38.  Harry Hooper

Harry Hooper

Years: 1909-1925        Primary Team: Boston Red Sox

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
160.8 53.1 30.4 16.3 41.8 192.2 -6.6 77.0 114

#39.  Sam Rice

Sam Rice

Years: 1915-1934        Primary Team: Washington Senators

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
158.7 52.8 30.0 14.2 41.4 184.3 13.1 56.0 112

#40.  Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield

Years: 1981-1992        Primary Team: Toronto Blue Jays

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
158.4 39.3 34.4 19.6 36.9 104.4 -8.9 161.4 117

Teams put their best arms in right field because of the long throws to both third base and home. Often, a right fielder is a center fielder with a very strong arm or without the range to cover center. In his first minor league season with Dunedin in 1978, Barfield played center and Dave Stieb played right. That was before Stieb had decided whether he wanted to pitch or play every day. Barfield continued to play center until he stuck with the Blue Jays in 1982 and shifted to right because of Lloyd Moseby, a faster and superior fly-getter. But Barfield could have handled center field in the big leagues handily, if he needed to. Moseby and Barfield were the same age but never played together in the Toronto farm system because the former was always a rung ahead. Their birthdays were six days apart, and George Bell (the left fielder who starred with them in the famed Blue Jay outfield) was only eight days older than Barfield. Of the three Toronto outfielders, Barfield had the best career.

#41.  Johnny Callison

Johnny Callison

Years: 1958-1973        Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
157.3 38.4 34.4 20.3 36.4 111.5 0.8 46.5 115

A slight-built man, even for his era, Callison was a valuable player in his early twenties but didn't have a good season after the age of 29. He shared a lot of traits with Bobby Higginson: the arm, the small build, the short left-handed swing. But Callison was a superior player, clearly. Any ballplayer who came out of Oklahoma after 1951 was inevitably compared to Mickey Mantle, but Callison while very skilled, was never in that strata. He was however, a naturally-gifted player who was nearly big league ready at the age of 19 or 20. The White Sox signed him but never realized what they had, trading him to the Phillies after two cups of coffee. In Philly, he was cornered by hitting coach Paul Waner, who gave him his Hall of Fame hitting advice: "Down on the ball, belly button around." Callison was the heart of the Phillies in the 1960s, and in '64 he finished second in MVP voting to Ken Boyer (but Willie Mays really should won the award). Callison roomed with Jim Bunning and he was known as a world-class worrier, some saying that's what held him back from being great. Like Mantle, his legs betrayed him and he was done in his early 30s.

#42.  Bill Nicholson

Bill Nicholson

Years: 1936-1953        Primary Team: Chicago Cubs

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
156.4 41.8 33.8 18.7 37.8 232.0 -1.1 13.6 132

#43.  Dixie Walker

Dixie Walker

Years: 1931-1949        Primary Team: Brooklyn Dodgers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
155.3 42.6 32.4 17.2 37.5 210.4 -3.8 16.0 121

#44.  Tim Salmon

Tim Salmon

Years: 1992-2006        Primary Team: Anaheim Angels

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
155.3 40.5 31.7 16.8 36.1 276.9 4.0 -41.8 128

#45.  David Justice

David Justice

Years: 1989-2002        Primary Team: Atlanta Braves

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
154.8 40.5 29.5 15.1 35.0 227.9 -15. 50.7 129

#46.  Kirk Gibson

Kirk Gibson

Years: 1979-1995        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
153.1 38.3 29.8 17.0 34.1 176.1 30.0 -5.6 123

#47.  Magglio Ordonez

Magglio Ordonez

Years: 1997-2011        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
152.6 38.5 32.0 18.7 35.3 262.2 -7.3 -46.2 125

#48.  Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista

Years: 2004-2018        Primary Team: Toronto Blue Jays

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
151.8 33.1 36.8 21.2 35.0 210.2 -6.7 -54.0 125

In 2010, 29-year old Jose Bautista had 113 career home runs and he had hit nearly half (54) in his most recent season. Somehow, shockingly, in his seventh season, Bautista went from a career-high of 16 homers to 54. This was a startling development on the surface but also because for years no one wanted the guy. Bautista had to apply for a scholarship for Latin-born players in order to get a chance to play college ball in the U.S. He was drafted, left unprotected in the Rule 5 Draft, cut, placed on waivers, traded, and traded again. He became the first player to be on the roster of five teams in a single season. Something about him failed to impress the folks who saw him in the clubhouse and on the field. Bautista was slim-waisted and lean as a young player, he was not particularly fast, he had very little defensive skills other than an above-average arm. But he wasn't an instinctive outfielder and he played third base like he was on a hot tin roof. When Toronto got him, Bautista was so lowly regarded that he was dealt for a player to be named later. They batted him leadoff as a last resort to start the 2010 season. That's when something clicked and Bautista became "Joey Bats", popping home runs like, well...pills. At any rate, Bautista was basically a one-dimensional player, swinging for the fences like a madman as he belted twice as many homers in his 30s as he had in his 20s.

#49.  Paul O'Neill

Paul O

Years: 1985-2001        Primary Team: New York Yankees

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
149.6 38.8 27.3 15.0 33.1 195.4 -8.7 6.7 120

#50.  Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward

Years: 2010-2018        Primary Team: Atlanta Braves

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
147.8 34.9 33.2 19.1 34.1 45.1 16.2 158.0 105

#51.  Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton

Years: 2010-2018        Primary Team: Miami Marlins

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
146.2 35.1 32.4 19.3 33.8 211.9 -0.9 49.0 146

#52.  Shawn Green

Shawn Green

Years: 1993-2007        Primary Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
144.3 34.5 31.4 20.3 33.0 200.4 9.1 -41.6 120

#53.  Babe Herman

Babe Herman

Years: 1926-1945        Primary Team: Da Bums

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
144.2 40.3 31.7 18.2 36.0 319.6 -2.7 -31.0 141

#54.  Reggie Sanders

Reggie Sanders

Years: 1991-2007        Primary Team: Cincinnati Reds

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
143.8 39.6 26.5 14.2 33.1 147.9 18.2 82.0 115

#55.  Bob Allison

Bob Allison

Years: 1958-1970        Primary Team: Minnesota Twins

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
140.6 33.9 29.9 18.4 31.9 195.0 4.8 30.7 127

#56.  Carl Furillo

Carl Furillo

Years: 1946-1960        Primary Team: Brooklyn Dodgers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
138.6 35.2 26.2 14.6 30.7 115.0 1.6 52.7 112

#57.  Tommy Holmes

Tommy Holmes

Years: 1942-1952        Primary Team: Boston Braves

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
138.5 34.3 31.0 16.9 32.7 156.0 -5.5 38.0 122

#58.  Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan

Years: 1992-2006        Primary Team: Redbirds

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
137.9 32.8 30.3 17.6 31.6 36.0 23.9 153.3 105

#59.  Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez

Years: 1989-2005        Primary Team: Texas Rangers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
133.4 38.5 29.1 15.8 33.8 275.0 4.5 -53.9 132

#60.  Roy Cullenbine

Roy Cullenbine

Years: 1938-1947        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
132.2 31.9 31.1 15.4 31.5 197.4 0.7 10.0 132

#61.  Ross Youngs

Ross Youngs

Years: 1917-1926        Primary Team: New York Giants

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
131.4 32.2 30.4 16.2 31.3 197.5 -4.3 15.0 130

#62.  Justin Upton

Justin Upton

Years: 2007-2017        Primary Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
130.5 32.4 28.1 15.5 30.3 145.1 10.4 28.0 121

#63.  Ken Griffey

Ken Griffey

Years: 1973-1991        Primary Team: Cincinnati Reds

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
126.4 34.4 23.5 12.6 29.0 170.7 18.1 -67.8 118

#64.  Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo

Years: 2005-2017        Primary Team: Cleveland Indians

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
126.0 30.6 28.0 15.8 29.3 187.8 8.0 -47.0 125

#65.  Jayson Werth

Jayson Werth

Years: 2002-2017        Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
125.1 29.1 27.5 13.7 28.3 141.9 16.5 2.3 117

#66.  Hank Bauer

Hank Bauer

Years: 1948-1961        Primary Team: The Bombers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
124.4 26.6 24.9 14.3 25.8 102.5 17.4 25.2 113

#67.  Gavvy Cravath

Gavvy Cravath

Years: 1908-1920        Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
124.1 32.8 29.8 17.0 31.3 238.9 -4.2 -21.0 151

#68.  Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence

Years: 2007-2017        Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
120.9 29.9 25.7 13.3 27.8 140.7 10.5 4.0 116

#69.  Alex Rios

Alex Rios

Years: 2004-2015        Primary Team: Kansas City Royals

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
120.7 27.6 28.1 16.3 27.9 -11.6 27.7 63.0 100

#70.  Von Hayes

Von Hayes

Years: 1981-1992        Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
119.8 29.7 26.5 14.0 28.1 93.8 16.2 24.7 113

#71.  Harold Baines

Harold Baines

Years: 1980-2001        Primary Team: Chicago White Sox

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
119.7 38.5 21.2 10.5 29.9 233.8 -10. -11.5 121

#72.  Raul Mondesi

Raul Mondesi

Years: 1993-2005        Primary Team: LA Dodgers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
118.5 29.4 25.5 15.1 27.5 101.1 13.0 18.9 113

Who had the best throwing arm among right fielders? There's an impressive list to choose from: Roberto Clemente, Al Kaline, Ichiro Suzuki, Larry Walker, Vlad Guerrero, Reggie Smith, Dwight Evans, Dave Parker, Harry Hooper, Rocky Colavito, Jesse Barfield, Johnny Callison, Carl Furillo, Bob Meusel, Jay Buhner, Ellis Valentine, Mark Whiten, and Glenn Wilson to name the usual candidates.

#73.  Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper

Years: 2012-2017        Primary Team: Washington Nationals

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
117.4 26.1 26.0 19.7 26.1 150.4 4.5 29.0 140

#74.  Sixto Lezcano

Sixto Lezcano

Years: 1974-1985        Primary Team: Milwaukee Brewers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
116.7 28.1 25.7 15.5 26.9 148.0 -0.9 10.4 124

#75.  Wally Moses

Wally Moses

Years: 1935-1951        Primary Team: Philadelphia A's

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
116.0 33.0 24.3 12.8 28.7 115.2 5.8 32.0 109

#76.  Taffy Wright

Taffy Wright

Years: 1938-1949        Primary Team: Chicago White Sox

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
116.0 16.7 0.0 0.0 8.4

#77.  Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis

Years: 2006-2017        Primary Team: The O's

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
115.8 29.8 23.8 14.5 26.8 103.6 -3.7 6.0 110

#78.  Elmer Valo

Elmer Valo

Years: 1940-1961        Primary Team: Philadelphia Athletics

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
113.4 28.3 22.1 11.2 25.2 150.8 -1.4 2.5 115

#79.  George Hendrick

George Hendrick

Years: 1971-1988        Primary Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
112.8 28.9 24.1 12.8 26.5 153.1 -4.0 -59.0 117

#80.  Terry Puhl

Terry Puhl

Years: 1977-1991        Primary Team: Houston Astros

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
111.4 28.3 23.7 13.3 26.0 77.7 7.3 35.8 112

#81.  Jackie Jensen

Jackie Jensen

Years: 1950-1961        Primary Team: Boston Red Sox

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
109.1 27.8 23.2 13.2 25.5 137.3 6.0 22.5 120

#82.  Bob Meusel

Bob Meusel

Years: 1920-1930        Primary Team: New York Yankees

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
108.7 27.6 23.6 11.9 25.6 113.0 -6.0 7.0 118

#83.  Vic Wertz

Vic Wertz

Years: 1947-1963        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
105.7 27.5 22.1 12.3 24.8 163.6 -7.5 -7.5 121

#84.  Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

Years: 2008-2017        Primary Team: Colorado Rockies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
104.9 24.0 23.9 15.1 24.0 79.4 17.4 20.0 116

#85.  Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz

Years: 2005-2017        Primary Team: Texas Rangers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
101.9 30.3 26.0 14.5 28.2 201.7 -10. -21.0 129

#86.  Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick

Years: 2009-2017        Primary Team: Oakland A's

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
101.7 22.9 23.3 12.9 23.1 45.2 13.2 67.0 110

#87.  Richie Zisk

Richie Zisk

Years: 1971-1983        Primary Team: The Bucs

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
101.6 24.9 22.0 13.3 23.5 171.7 -14. -8.9 127

#88.  Bing Miller

Bing Miller

Years: 1921-1936        Primary Team: Philadelphia A's

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
100.7 28.8 20.8 11.4 24.8 70.4 1.2 32.0 108

#89.  John Titus

John Titus

Years: 1903-1913        Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
100.3 29.7 24.4 12.5 27.1 184.2 -10. -4.0 127

Titus' career was delayed because he enlisted in the Army during the Spanish-American War, he spent about a year in uniform but he was still stateside when the fighting halted. He also worked as a coal miner but his ball playing skills rescued him from that dangerous occupation. He was 27 when the Phillies gave him a chance in their crowded outfield. He shared the outfield for several seasons with Roy Thomas and Sherry Magee in an excellent trio for Philly. Titus shared a few traits with Dwight Evans: both were right fielders, both had strong arms, both were known for a swarthy mustache, and both were quiet. Titus was known as "Silent John," and another nickname was "Tight Ass" because he hated to spend a dime of his salary.

#90.  Ival Goodman

Ival Goodman

Years: 1935-1944        Primary Team: Cincinnati Reds

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
99.4 23.4 22.2 14.1 22.8 103.5 -1.7 31.0 119

In 1938 the Reds moved the outfield fences in and Goodman took advantage, hitting 30 home runs, 13 more than he'd hit the previous season. He became the first Cincinnati player to hit 30 homers, but when the Reds moved the fences back out, "Goodie" saw his homer total plummet again. The Reds snatched Goodman from the talent-rich Cardinal organization in 1934, where he'd been a star at every level of play. When he finally got a chance to face big league pitching in '35, Goodman flourished, leading the league in triples in his first two seasons. He hit third in the lineup in front of Frank McCormick and Ernie Lombardi, helping the Reds to pennants in 1939 and 1940. Goodman might have taken a job in the defense industry in World War II, as his playing time dipped significantly during those years, but we couldn't find details on whether that's true.

#91.  Jim Northrup

Jim Northrup

Years: 1964-1975        Primary Team: Detroit Tigers

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
98.5 22.1 21.5 13.7 21.8 82.4 -2.0 16.7 116

The Detroit Tigers in 1968 had three outfielders who could play anywhere out there: Northrup, Al Kaline, and Mickey Stanley, who famously took over at shortstop for the World Series. Northrup had the best season of the three, he hit several clutch homers that season, and belted four grand slams, including two in one game on successive pitches. He was far more than a slugger, Northrup was an excellent outfielder with great range. In the World Series he had two of the biggest hits for the Tigers, a grand slam in Game Six and a triple in Game Seven that proved to be the series-winning hit. Northrup was one of the most popular players on his team, and his teammates called him "The Silver Fox" because he was prematurely grey.

#92.  George Selkirk

George Selkirk

Years: 1934-1942        Primary Team: Yankees

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
98.1 22.1 22.1 13.6 22.1 125.7 -1.9 33.0 127

Selkirk replaced Babe Ruth in right field for the Yankees, and to add pressure he also took Ruth's #3 uniform number and hit third in Joe McCarthy's lineup. He shrugged off the comparison and never had to deal with boo birds in New York, the fans liked him and no one expected him to be the Babe, he was just George, the outfielder who ran on his toes. He eventually moved to left field to make room for Tommy Henrich and later lost his starting job to Charlie Keller. After his playing career, Selkirk managed in the Yankee organization for years. Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Moose Skowron played in the minors under Selkirk. He won five World Series as a player and five more as part of the Yankee organization.

#93.  Jermaine Dye

Jermaine Dye

Years: 1996-2009        Primary Team: Chicago White Sox

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
97.4 20.3 23.2 13.9 21.8

Sometimes teams can't see the good things that are right in front of them. In 1999 the Royals had 25-year old Johnny Damon in left, 22-year old Carlos Beltran in center, and 25-year old Jermaine Dye in right. They would combine to play 52 years in the majors, but only 18 of them in a Kansas City uniform.

Dye found his best success with the White Sox after he was 31 years old. The long-legged right fielder hit 164 homers for the Pale Hose, including 27 in his final year in baseball. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 World Series when he had seven hits in Chicago's dominating four-game sweep of the Astros.

#94.  Socks Seybold

Socks Seybold

Years: 1901-1908        Primary Team: Athletics

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
96.8 24.7 25.6 12.7 25.2 134.9 -4.5 8.0 131

When your given name is Ralph Orlando Seybold, the nickname "Socks" is a welcome label. Seybold nearly ate his way out of major league baseball, gaining 20 pounds over the course of six weeks with Cincinnati in 1899. The rookie was depressed because his manager wasn't playing him, and when he finally got a chance he was rusty and flabby. But Connie Mack saw past the belly and signed Socks to a contract for his team in the new American League. Seybold was 30 years old and untested, but he repaid Mack for his faith many times over.

In the fledgling new league, Seybold thrived, hitting .334 in 1901 and leading the loop with 16 home runs in 1902. That mark stood until bested by Babe Ruth 16 years later. Seybold played eight seasons for Mack in Philadelphia, still traipsing around the outfield with that extra weight when he was 37 years old.

#95.  Bake McBride

Bake McBride

Years: 1973-1983        Primary Team: Phils

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
96.7 22.6 22.4 10.7 22.5 50.2 13.0 34.8 109

McBride's father, who was also called "Bake", was a pitcher and played with Satchel Paige in the negro leagues. The younger Bake was very fast as a young player, which is why the Cardinals had him in center field. At one point the former NL Rookie of the Year was flanked in the outfield by Lou Brock and Reggie Smith. Knee and foot injuries robbed McBride of his blazing speed and curtailed his progress, so St. Louis traded him to the Phillies. With his new team, McBride played right field next to Garry Maddox, and he had his finest seasons at the plate. In 1980 he finished tenth in NL Most Valuable Player voting and had a home run in the Phillies first World Series victory. But injuries were the recurring theme in Bake's career, stopping him from what probably could have been a much more significant career. After more nagging problems with Cleveland over two disappointing season, he was released out of the league at the age of 34.

#96.  Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher

Years: 2004-2015        Primary Team: Oakland A's

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
96.3 21.7 22.9 11.8 22.3 101.8 -6.7 -26.0 113

There are guys who never really figure out how they got to the big leagues, who never stop pinching themselves because they're sure it's a dream. Nick Swisher was one of those guys. His twelve-year career brought him to five cities and he established a special relationship with the fans in most of them.

As a player, Swisher was a "grip it and rip it" type of guy, he hit some out (245 in all) and he swung and missed a lot. He never cared about his batting average, he just wanted to help his team win and have fun doing it. Sometimes the fun was a little bit off the charts. Remember that time Tom Cruise was on "Ellen" and he seemed to almost explode with happiness during the interview? Swisher was like that almost all the time during his career. He'll probably be a broadcaster or social media celebrity for the rest of his life. Or maybe he'll stand on a corner somewhere screaming "Bro, I played for the Yankees!"

#97.  Willard Marshall

Willard Marshall

Years: 1942-1955        Primary Team: G-Men

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
94.5 19.9 19.4 12.4 19.7

Marshall was the third and youngest member of the "Three Musketeers" who formed the middle of the lineup for the Giants in the late 1940s. The others were Johnny Mize and Walker Cooper. In 1947 the trio each topped 100 runs batted in, Mize with a league-best 138, Cooper with 122, and Marshall coming in with 107. All of them also hit at least 35 home runs, but the G-Men still finished a distant fourth.

That was the trouble for Marshall throughout his career, he toiled in relatively obscurity in the shadow of more famous teammates and on mediocre teams. Not until his final two seasons when he was a fourth outfielder who barely played for the White Sox, did Marshall play on a team that won as many as 90 games.

The Giants put their eye on Marshall after they played a pair of exhibition games in Atlanta in 1940. The 19-year old was playing for the Crackers and he hit a towering home run against the Giants that caught the attention of manager Bill Terry as well as veteran outfielder Mel Ott. 18 months later the Giants bought Marshall's contract and soon Marshall was playing next to Ott in the outfield. He missed three years while serving in the Marines in World War II, but blossomed into a solid slugger when he returned, eventually replacing Ott in right field and playing for his former teammate.

#98.  Danny Tartabull

Danny Tartabull

Years: 1984-1997        Primary Team: Kansas City Royals

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
94.3 23.2 20.5 12.0 21.9 232.9 -12. -120. 133

Many players hated playing for George Steinbrenner, but few rejoiced more when they exited the Yankees than Tartabull. When he was dealt to Oakland in 1995 after nearly four years of strain under Big George, Tartabull said, "This is like being released from jail."

Steinbrenner was a difficult man to play for, but Tartabull was no peach either. After he signed a free agent deal with the Phillies, he complained that he didn't get the opportunity to sign with a team that had a chance to go to the post-season. That was a peculiar way to enter a new city. Then he showed up a day late for spring training and griped when he was asked about it. To add injury to his insults, Tartabull's career with Philadelphia ended after three games when he fouled a pitch off his foot and broke a bone. He was 0-for-7 in his $2 million Philly career and never played again.

#99.  Oscar Gamble

Oscar Gamble

Years: 1969-1985        Primary Team: The Yanks

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
93.5 23.0 20.2 10.7 21.6 161.7 -6.6 -39.9 127

Gamble was scouted and signed by former negro leagues standout Buck O'Neil for the Chicago Cubs. "This kid is the greatest prospect I've signed since Ernie Banks," O'Neil boasted.

A left-handed batter with an extreme crouch at the plate, Gamble parlayed his ability to hit right-handed pitching into a 17-year career and an even 200 home runs. He became famous for the large Afro that poked out from his batting helmet. But that wasn't always a good thing.

"People took one look at that hair and thought I was a bad guy," Gamble said. "There were some sportswriters who wouldn't talk to me. They thought I was some kind of militant with my beard and my hair."

Gamble was frequently maligned for the things he couldn't do, even though his strengths were enough to make him a fine ballplayer. After he signed a $2.8 million free agent contract with the Padres, he (predictably) struggled in the outfield and against left-handed pitching. Oscar was best suited as a designated hitter and pinch-hitter against righties. Discouraged fans in San Diego didn't care and called Gamble "Ol' 2.8".

Gamble's was most appreciated in New York where he was forced to shave his Afro to adhere to clean-cut Yankee team rules. In the 1981 playoffs against Milwaukee he hit two game-tying home runs off Mosse Haas.

#100.  Merv Rettenmund

Merv Rettenmund

Years: 1968-1980        Primary Team: Baltimore Orioles

Score WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS RBat RBase RField OPS+
93.4 20.1 18.9 14.8 19.5

Merv Rettenmund could do a lot of things well: he was capable at any of the three outfield spots; he had a strong, accurate arm; he was an excellent base runner; he was a very good percentage base stealer; and he hit left-handed pitching really well. He rarely ever had a starting job, but Rettenmund led the Orioles in hitting twice as a super-utility outfielder, and both times the team won the pennant. Rettenmund was part of two of the greatest teams of the 1970s: he was on the 1969-71 Orioles and he won a title in 1975 with the Big Red Machine. As a teenager in Michigan, Rettenmund was the best player in the American Legion, winning the Kiki Cuyler Award.