Left 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 Ted Williams Y 1939 1960 570.9 121.9 72.7 53.0 34.1 10.9
2 Barry Bonds N 1986 2007 526.6 162.8 78.8 51.2 37.1 11.9
3 Stan Musial Y 1941 1963 480.5 128.1 64.4 44.6 30.4 32.1
4 Rickey Henderson Y 1979 2003 438.6 111.2 59.0 36.2 28.6 15.0
5 Carl Yastrzemski Y 1961 1983 400.3 96.4 51.8 43.4 31.4 15.2
6 Pete Rose N 1963 1986 326.9 79.7 44.9 31.4 22.1 21.9
7 Tim Raines Y 1979 2002 298.9 69.4 40.7 32.3 20.3 0.9
... HOF Left Fielder Y ... ... 296.6 69.6 43.6 31.5 22.4 11.7
8 Joe Jackson N 1908 1920 293.2 62.1 53.5 34.4 26.9 11.6
9 Minnie Minoso N 1949 1980 289.5 50.2 42.2 28.4 21.0 0.0
10 Al Simmons Y 1924 1944 284.6 68.0 42.8 33.6 22.9 23.1
11 Goose Goslin Y 1921 1938 273.5 66.2 41.8 32.4 20.6 21.3
12 Ralph Kiner Y 1946 1955 271.6 47.9 41.3 36.3 23.6 0.0
13 Charlie Keller N 1939 1952 270.0 43.5 38.8 32.7 20.3 24.6
14 Billy Williams Y 1959 1976 268.4 63.7 37.8 28.5 19.8 0.0
15 Willie Stargell Y 1962 1982 264.0 57.5 39.4 28.0 22.1 10.4
16 Joe Medwick Y 1932 1948 251.3 54.3 40.0 31.1 23.0 7.6
17 Manny Ramirez N 1993 2011 251.2 69.3 38.9 28.8 20.2 12.7
18 Lance Berkman N 1999 2013 246.1 52.0 40.7 25.8 19.3 6.7
19 Fred Clarke Y 1894 1915 240.5 67.8 40.6 22.1 19.1 9.5
20 Sherry Magee N 1904 1919 239.2 59.4 39.6 27.7 20.7 0.0
21 Jose Cruz N 1970 1988 235.8 54.4 35.2 23.8 18.2 0.0
22 George Foster N 1969 1986 233.5 44.2 35.7 29.1 18.6 10.7
23 Ken Williams N 1915 1929 232.5 42.5 36.5 29.3 20.9 0.0
24 Roy White N 1965 1979 232.1 46.8 36.1 27.5 19.8 9.9
25 Luis Gonzalez N 1990 2008 231.7 51.7 34.2 25.1 19.4 7.9
26 Monte Irvin N 1949 1956 231.4 21.3 21.1 28.5 14.8 9.8
27 Albert Belle N 1989 2000 227.6 40.1 35.9 26.9 19.7 6.9
28 Bob Johnson N 1933 1945 223.1 55.3 34.1 24.6 17.9 0.0
29 Jim Rice Y 1974 1989 222.4 47.7 33.9 24.8 18.6 8.6
30 Matt Holliday N 2004 2018 221.2 44.4 34.3 26.9 17.8 12.4
31 Zack Wheat Y 1909 1927 220.3 60.1 35.1 21.2 18.1 10.7
32 Lou Brock Y 1961 1979 215.5 45.4 31.8 24.9 17.1 17.1
33 Bobby Veach N 1912 1925 213.7 47.8 36.1 26.2 18.1 0.0
34 Ryan Braun N 2007 2020 213.3 46.8 39.3 31.1 20.8 0.0
35 Sid Gordon N 1941 1955 208.1 38.3 32.9 26.8 17.1 0.0
36 Augie Galan N 1934 1949 207.1 44.7 35.2 23.9 18.7 7.4
37 Don Buford N 1963 1972 207.0 36.2 33.6 24.0 16.9 14.4
38 Lefty O\'Doul N 1919 1934 206.4 26.9 27.2 23.2 18.4 0.0
39 Heinie Manush Y 1923 1939 203.0 47.2 34.0 22.8 17.8 4.1
40 Alex Gordon N 2007 2020 201.6 35.1 32.4 27.2 20.1 9.3
41 Brian Downing N 1973 1992 200.3 51.5 29.0 17.0 15.5 0.0
42 George Burns N 1911 1925 200.0 39.4 37.2 23.2 20.4 11.0
43 Jimmy Sheckard N 1897 1913 196.7 49.7 34.3 19.8 19.7 9.5
44 Brett Gardner N 2008 2020 196.4 42.3 32.0 19.9 16.6 2.3
45 Carl Crawford N 2002 2016 195.9 39.1 32.2 22.9 16.9 2.5
46 Christian Yelich N 2013 2020 191.1 31.8 31.9 26.4 19.2 0.0
47 Lonnie Smith N 1978 1994 188.7 38.5 29.7 18.9 19.5 11.5
48 Moises Alou N 1990 2008 186.8 39.9 27.7 17.1 15.3 0.0
49 Frank Howard N 1958 1973 182.7 37.6 29.2 21.6 14.9 4.1
50 Yoenis Cespedes N 2012 2020 180.5 21.7 22.3 21.7 14.4 2.3
51 George Stone N 1903 1910 176.7 26.0 25.9 24.7 19.0 0.0
52 Ron Gant N 1987 2003 169.7 34.1 26.3 20.9 15.6 5.5
53 Dusty Baker N 1968 1986 168.4 37.0 26.1 15.9 13.7 8.7
54 Kevin Mitchell N 1984 1998 167.1 29.1 26.5 20.2 14.9 9.4
55 Hank Sauer N 1941 1959 166.7 25.2 22.9 17.9 12.9 0.0
56 Hideki Matsui N 2003 2012 166.3 21.2 21.3 16.7 13.6 4.9
57 Starling Marte N 2012 2020 164.4 28.4 28.2 21.6 15.4 0.0
58 Del Ennis N 1946 1959 163.4 29.9 28.7 21.1 15.1 4.9
59 Jeff Heath N 1936 1949 163.2 37.6 29.3 15.5 14.2 4.8
60 Alfonso Soriano N 1999 2014 158.8 28.6 27.1 19.4 16.3 5.4
61 Kevin McReynolds N 1983 1994 157.4 30.1 26.3 19.2 14.1 5.4
62 Chick Hafey Y 1924 1937 156.9 31.1 27.2 20.9 13.6 12.9
63 Greg Vaughn N 1989 2003 156.1 30.8 27.6 15.1 16.4 6.3
64 Michael Brantley N 2009 2020 154.9 28.7 26.4 18.2 14.9 4.6
65 Gene Woodling N 1943 1962 154.4 33.2 24.7 14.3 12.6 15.2
66 Rico Carty N 1963 1979 153.6 32.6 27.6 12.8 15.2 0.0
67 B.J. Surhoff N 1987 2005 148.8 34.4 21.9 16.0 11.7 0.0
68 Mike Greenwell N 1985 1996 148.2 25.8 25.7 19.2 14.7 0.0
69 Mike Donlin N 1899 1914 146.2 29.0 26.9 18.3 16.9 6.5
70 Jason Bay N 2003 2013 145.2 24.7 24.5 19.4 15.3 0.0
71 Larry Hisle N 1968 1982 144.6 25.0 24.6 19.2 14.7 0.0
72 Hal McRae N 1968 1987 144.4 27.9 24.2 16.4 13.6 3.4
73 Riggs Stephenson N 1921 1934 144.1 32.5 24.2 16.6 13.3 8.0
74 Cliff Floyd N 1993 2009 144.1 25.9 25.3 16.7 16.2 0.0
75 Ben Oglivie N 1971 1986 143.5 26.4 23.4 17.8 14.0 3.4
76 Topsy Hartsel N 1898 1911 143.5 31.2 25.4 18.0 14.3 5.3
77 Joe Rudi N 1967 1982 142.9 25.5 23.5 18.8 13.8 13.3
78 Shane Mack N 1987 1998 142.8 21.6 21.2 19.6 15.4 5.0
79 Gary Matthews N 1972 1987 142.2 30.4 22.3 14.5 10.9 0.1
80 Carlos Lee N 1999 2012 138.9 28.3 23.6 15.2 12.2 0.0
81 Greg Luzinski N 1970 1984 138.4 26.3 22.4 15.2 12.6 0.4
82 Bernard Gilkey N 1990 2001 138.1 21.6 22.7 19.6 16.0 0.0
83 Wally Moon N 1954 1965 136.9 25.0 25.5 15.4 13.0 6.2
84 Ryan Klesko N 1992 2007 136.5 26.9 21.7 16.1 12.3 6.2
85 Shannon Stewart N 1995 2008 136.2 24.9 22.9 17.8 12.4 0.0
86 Tommy Harper N 1962 1976 135.9 25.8 22.7 14.8 15.7 0.0
87 Garret Anderson N 1994 2010 135.3 25.7 22.8 16.4 12.4 5.1
88 Tom Tresh N 1961 1969 135.2 22.0 22.0 19.4 13.8 10.2
89 Willie Horton N 1963 1980 134.7 26.4 20.7 16.9 11.9 5.4
90 Don Baylor N 1970 1988 134.0 28.5 21.7 13.3 10.5 1.9
91 Rusty Greer N 1994 2002 133.6 22.4 22.0 19.1 13.7 0.0
92 Bob Meusel N 1920 1930 132.1 27.6 23.6 15.5 11.9 17.8
93 John Stone N 1928 1938 130.0 26.3 22.8 16.3 12.4 0.0
94 Steve Kemp N 1977 1988 128.5 19.5 19.0 18.7 11.5 0.0
95 Tillie Walker N 1911 1923 128.3 25.5 23.5 15.4 13.3 2.0
96 Rondell White N 1993 2007 125.7 28.1 22.4 16.7 12.1 0.0
97 Cleon Jones N 1963 1976 125.2 18.0 20.7 17.9 15.9 6.5
98 Bibb Falk N 1920 1931 122.5 22.3 20.7 17.1 14.5 0.0
99 George Bell N 1981 1993 122.4 20.0 21.3 16.8 12.8 0.0
100 Tommy Davis N 1959 1976 122.1 20.5 20.7 15.8 12.8 4.4