100 Greatest Center Fielders of All-Time

Explanation of Rankings
CAREER = Career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) adjusted for era.
We use bWAR.
LONG PEAK = WAR in best seven seasons.
SHORT PEAK = WAR in best three seasons.
PRIME = WAR in best five consecutive seasons.
CHWAR = WAR in pennant-winning seasons.
ADJ = Adjustments for timeline, era, or other factors.
TOTAL = (2x CAREER)+(1.75x LONG PEAK)+(SHORT PEAK)+(2x PRIME)+(.1x CHWAR)+(ADJ)
1 Willie Mays
1951—1973
151.6
CAREER
66.4
LONG PEAK
29.7
SHORT PEAK
47.2
PRIME
25.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
546.0
TOTAL
2 Mickey Mantle
1951—1968
98.8
CAREER
58.1
LONG PEAK
29.7
SHORT PEAK
42.8
PRIME
81.4
CHWAR
3.0
ADJ
425.8
TOTAL
3 Ty Cobb
1905—1928
124.3
CAREER
56.5
LONG PEAK
26.7
SHORT PEAK
39.0
PRIME
22.7
CHWAR
-35.0
ADJ
419.4
TOTAL
4 Mike Trout
2011—2021
77.5
CAREER
64.8
LONG PEAK
30.8
SHORT PEAK
46.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
391.9
TOTAL
5 Tris Speaker
1907—1928
110.3
CAREER
50.9
LONG PEAK
23.8
SHORT PEAK
36.2
PRIME
25.7
CHWAR
-24.7
ADJ
383.9
TOTAL
6 Ken Griffey Jr.
1989—2010
82.2
CAREER
54.2
LONG PEAK
27.6
SHORT PEAK
35.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
357.7
TOTAL
7 Joe DiMaggio
1936—1951
87.3
CAREER
48.0
LONG PEAK
21.5
SHORT PEAK
32.2
PRIME
58.8
CHWAR
-7.7
ADJ
342.6
TOTAL
8 Oscar Charleston
1920—1941
84.6
CAREER
43.9
LONG PEAK
23.1
SHORT PEAK
36.5
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
342.1
TOTAL
9 Turkey Stearnes
1923—1940
73.6
CAREER
39.1
LONG PEAK
21.6
SHORT PEAK
28.0
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
293.3
TOTAL
10 Duke Snider
1947—1964
58.3
CAREER
44.2
LONG PEAK
23.2
SHORT PEAK
34.3
PRIME
37.6
CHWAR
2.8
ADJ
292.4
TOTAL
11 Kenny Lofton
1991—2007
67.4
CAREER
43.6
LONG PEAK
23.2
SHORT PEAK
28.9
PRIME
4.1
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
292.3
TOTAL
12 Carlos Beltran
1998—2017
66.9
CAREER
42.3
LONG PEAK
20.7
SHORT PEAK
28.9
PRIME
2.3
CHWAR
2.0
ADJ
288.6
TOTAL
13 Andre Dawson
1976—1996
63.4
CAREER
39.6
LONG PEAK
22.7
SHORT PEAK
30.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
2.7
ADJ
282.1
TOTAL
14 Andruw Jones
1996—2012
59.0
CAREER
43.5
LONG PEAK
21.2
SHORT PEAK
32.2
PRIME
14.5
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
282.0
TOTAL
15 Cristobal Torriente
1916—1932
63.9
CAREER
39.7
LONG PEAK
23.4
SHORT PEAK
28.4
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
277.6
TOTAL
16 Jim Edmonds
1993—2010
57.0
CAREER
39.8
LONG PEAK
18.7
SHORT PEAK
30.1
PRIME
8.5
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
264.0
TOTAL
17 Richie Ashburn
1948—1962
56.9
CAREER
39.1
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
27.8
PRIME
3.8
CHWAR
-1.0
ADJ
255.6
TOTAL
18 Martin Dihigo
1923—1945
58.1
CAREER
33.2
LONG PEAK
20.1
SHORT PEAK
28.4
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
251.2
TOTAL
19 Jim Wynn
1963—1977
51.2
CAREER
39.7
LONG PEAK
20.4
SHORT PEAK
26.2
PRIME
7.7
CHWAR
3.3
ADJ
248.7
TOTAL
20 Andrew McCutchen
2009—2021
46.8
CAREER
37.7
LONG PEAK
20.8
SHORT PEAK
31.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
242.6
TOTAL
21 Cool Papa Bell
1922—1946
57.8
CAREER
33.4
LONG PEAK
16.1
SHORT PEAK
26.0
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
242.0
TOTAL
22 Cesar Cedeno
1970—1986
48.7
CAREER
37.9
LONG PEAK
19.6
SHORT PEAK
28.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
241.0
TOTAL
23 Willie Davis
1960—1979
55.6
CAREER
35.4
LONG PEAK
18.0
SHORT PEAK
22.6
PRIME
8.0
CHWAR
2.7
ADJ
240.0
TOTAL
24 Vada Pinson
1958—1975
49.4
CAREER
36.5
LONG PEAK
18.7
SHORT PEAK
28.0
PRIME
7.5
CHWAR
1.9
ADJ
239.9
TOTAL
25 Chet Lemon
1975—1990
53.2
CAREER
36.0
LONG PEAK
16.9
SHORT PEAK
23.7
PRIME
6.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
234.4
TOTAL
26 Kirby Puckett
1984—1995
49.2
CAREER
36.4
LONG PEAK
18.9
SHORT PEAK
24.9
PRIME
8.5
CHWAR
1.5
ADJ
233.3
TOTAL
27 Larry Doby
1947—1959
49.5
CAREER
34.7
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
26.4
PRIME
10.3
CHWAR
-1.1
ADJ
230.1
TOTAL
28 Dale Murphy
1976—1993
43.8
CAREER
38.0
LONG PEAK
19.8
SHORT PEAK
25.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
225.8
TOTAL
29 Fred Lynn
1974—1990
46.4
CAREER
35.4
LONG PEAK
19.4
SHORT PEAK
24.6
PRIME
7.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
225.1
TOTAL
30 Bernie Williams
1991—2006
47.2
CAREER
34.0
LONG PEAK
16.3
SHORT PEAK
24.4
PRIME
26.1
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
222.7
TOTAL
31 Curtis Granderson
2004—2019
45.7
CAREER
33.4
LONG PEAK
17.9
SHORT PEAK
25.6
PRIME
8.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
219.7
TOTAL
32 Johnny Damon
1995—2012
52.9
CAREER
31.0
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
20.9
PRIME
8.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
218.1
TOTAL
33 Willie Wilson
1976—1994
44.5
CAREER
33.1
LONG PEAK
19.4
SHORT PEAK
24.9
PRIME
10.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
217.4
TOTAL
34 Brett Butler
1981—1997
47.9
CAREER
33.5
LONG PEAK
15.7
SHORT PEAK
22.2
PRIME
1.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
214.7
TOTAL
35 Lorenzo Cain
2010—2021
41.1
CAREER
32.5
LONG PEAK
19.1
SHORT PEAK
26.9
PRIME
12.1
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
214.3
TOTAL
36 Devon White
1985—2001
44.9
CAREER
33.0
LONG PEAK
17.3
SHORT PEAK
22.7
PRIME
13.7
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
212.2
TOTAL
37 Earl Averill
1929—1941
48.9
CAREER
31.3
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
21.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-6.5
ADJ
204.7
TOTAL
38 Wally Berger
1930—1940
47.2
CAREER
30.7
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
22.6
PRIME
2.5
CHWAR
-5.9
ADJ
202.8
TOTAL
39 Torii Hunter
1997—2015
48.1
CAREER
29.7
LONG PEAK
14.8
SHORT PEAK
19.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
202.1
TOTAL
40 Curt Flood
1956—1971
44.3
CAREER
30.2
LONG PEAK
14.3
SHORT PEAK
21.1
PRIME
14.1
CHWAR
1.2
ADJ
200.6
TOTAL
41 Ellis Burks
1987—2004
46.9
CAREER
29.6
LONG PEAK
16.9
SHORT PEAK
18.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
199.2
TOTAL
42 Paul Blair
1964—1980
34.7
CAREER
32.6
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
22.8
PRIME
17.8
CHWAR
3.5
ADJ
195.5
TOTAL
43 Willard Brown
1937—1948
39.9
CAREER
30.8
LONG PEAK
18.7
SHORT PEAK
21.5
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
195.5
TOTAL
44 Bobby Murcer
1965—1983
35.8
CAREER
30.3
LONG PEAK
18.1
SHORT PEAK
24.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
2.7
ADJ
193.9
TOTAL
45 Andy Van Slyke
1983—1995
38.5
CAREER
30.3
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
22.2
PRIME
3.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
191.4
TOTAL
46 Ray Lankford
1990—2004
37.5
CAREER
31.1
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
22.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
189.4
TOTAL
47 Amos Otis
1967—1984
40.3
CAREER
29.9
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
19.1
PRIME
1.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
188.6
TOTAL
48 Steve Finley
1989—2007
42.4
CAREER
30.4
LONG PEAK
15.4
SHORT PEAK
16.9
PRIME
0.8
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
187.2
TOTAL
49 Pete Reiser
1940—1952
35.6
CAREER
30.6
LONG PEAK
16.7
SHORT PEAK
22.7
PRIME
11.4
CHWAR
-2.3
ADJ
185.6
TOTAL
50 Earle Combs
1924—1935
41.6
CAREER
28.3
LONG PEAK
13.9
SHORT PEAK
21.2
PRIME
18.4
CHWAR
-5.3
ADJ
185.5
TOTAL
51 Kevin Kiermaier
2013—2021
32.8
CAREER
31.1
LONG PEAK
17.2
SHORT PEAK
23.7
PRIME
4.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
185.0
TOTAL
52 Sam Jethroe
1938—1954
36.4
CAREER
29.8
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
21.5
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
184.6
TOTAL
53 George Springer
2014—2021
32.3
CAREER
30.6
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
23.1
PRIME
11.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
182.0
TOTAL
54 Garry Maddox
1972—1986
36.0
CAREER
28.4
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
21.9
PRIME
1.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
180.9
TOTAL
55 Max Carey
1910—1929
45.6
CAREER
27.0
LONG PEAK
12.6
SHORT PEAK
18.5
PRIME
4.2
CHWAR
-10.4
ADJ
178.1
TOTAL
56 Dwayne Murphy
1978—1989
32.6
CAREER
29.5
LONG PEAK
17.8
SHORT PEAK
21.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
177.2
TOTAL
57 Hack Wilson
1923—1934
31.5
CAREER
29.6
LONG PEAK
16.1
SHORT PEAK
24.7
PRIME
8.5
CHWAR
-4.3
ADJ
176.8
TOTAL
58 Eric Davis
1984—2001
33.4
CAREER
27.8
LONG PEAK
16.3
SHORT PEAK
21.9
PRIME
3.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
175.9
TOTAL
59 Dom DiMaggio
1940—1953
40.1
CAREER
26.7
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
17.4
PRIME
4.4
CHWAR
-2.6
ADJ
172.7
TOTAL
60 Al Oliver
1968—1985
40.9
CAREER
25.7
LONG PEAK
8.1
SHORT PEAK
17.8
PRIME
2.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
170.7
TOTAL
61 Grady Sizemore
2004—2015
26.6
CAREER
27.1
LONG PEAK
18.4
SHORT PEAK
25.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
170.7
TOTAL
62 Marquis Grissom
1989—2005
30.0
CAREER
27.9
LONG PEAK
17.0
SHORT PEAK
20.0
PRIME
7.5
CHWAR
2.0
ADJ
168.6
TOTAL
63 Edd Roush
1913—1931
37.8
CAREER
26.8
LONG PEAK
13.5
SHORT PEAK
20.0
PRIME
5.1
CHWAR
-8.7
ADJ
167.8
TOTAL
64 Darin Erstad
1996—2009
30.1
CAREER
26.8
LONG PEAK
16.8
SHORT PEAK
21.2
PRIME
6.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
166.9
TOTAL
65 Shane Victorino
2003—2015
30.4
CAREER
27.5
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
20.5
PRIME
14.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
166.7
TOTAL
66 Jacoby Ellsbury
2007—2017
30.2
CAREER
27.3
LONG PEAK
17.2
SHORT PEAK
19.8
PRIME
5.7
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
166.5
TOTAL
67 Mickey Rivers
1970—1984
31.1
CAREER
26.3
LONG PEAK
14.0
SHORT PEAK
20.4
PRIME
15.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
164.4
TOTAL
68 Josh Hamilton
2007—2015
27.4
CAREER
26.3
LONG PEAK
17.5
SHORT PEAK
21.8
PRIME
12.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
164.1
TOTAL
69 Willie McGee
1982—1999
32.1
CAREER
26.3
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
17.4
PRIME
10.3
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
163.4
TOTAL
70 Lance Johnson
1987—2000
28.8
CAREER
26.8
LONG PEAK
15.9
SHORT PEAK
20.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
162.2
TOTAL
71 Andy Pafko
1943—1959
31.7
CAREER
25.7
LONG PEAK
14.5
SHORT PEAK
19.3
PRIME
8.5
CHWAR
-1.5
ADJ
160.7
TOTAL
72 Chili Davis
1981—1999
36.8
CAREER
24.3
LONG PEAK
12.9
SHORT PEAK
14.4
PRIME
4.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
158.4
TOTAL
73 Adam Jones
2006—2019
31.7
CAREER
24.3
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
19.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
158.1
TOTAL
74 Ben Chapman
1930—1946
35.0
CAREER
24.4
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
18.5
PRIME
4.3
CHWAR
-4.4
ADJ
158.1
TOTAL
75 Mike Cameron
1995—2011
30.7
CAREER
21.4
LONG PEAK
10.7
SHORT PEAK
22.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
154.4
TOTAL
76 Bobby Thomson
1946—1960
29.8
CAREER
23.7
LONG PEAK
14.0
SHORT PEAK
18.1
PRIME
5.3
CHWAR
0.2
ADJ
152.0
TOTAL
77 Dave Henderson
1981—1994
25.5
CAREER
25.1
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
19.6
PRIME
15.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
152.0
TOTAL
78 Lenny Dykstra
1985—1996
27.6
CAREER
21.4
LONG PEAK
13.1
SHORT PEAK
21.7
PRIME
11.2
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
151.3
TOTAL
79 Vernon Wells
1999—2013
27.0
CAREER
24.7
LONG PEAK
14.4
SHORT PEAK
19.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
149.9
TOTAL
80 Lloyd Moseby
1980—1991
25.5
CAREER
23.7
LONG PEAK
16.0
SHORT PEAK
20.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
149.8
TOTAL
81 Tommy Leach
1898—1918
37.8
CAREER
25.0
LONG PEAK
13.1
SHORT PEAK
14.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-12.4
ADJ
149.0
TOTAL
82 Clyde Milan
1907—1922
33.6
CAREER
23.0
LONG PEAK
12.2
SHORT PEAK
17.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-9.1
ADJ
145.9
TOTAL
83 Tommie Agee
1962—1973
23.2
CAREER
24.0
LONG PEAK
15.5
SHORT PEAK
19.7
PRIME
5.2
CHWAR
1.9
ADJ
145.6
TOTAL
84 Bill North
1971—1981
24.8
CAREER
24.5
LONG PEAK
15.6
SHORT PEAK
18.1
PRIME
13.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
145.5
TOTAL
85 Cesar Tovar
1965—1976
26.0
CAREER
23.8
LONG PEAK
12.1
SHORT PEAK
18.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
2.0
ADJ
144.9
TOTAL
86 Fielder Jones
1896—1915
34.6
CAREER
23.2
LONG PEAK
11.1
SHORT PEAK
17.2
PRIME
4.1
CHWAR
-11.9
ADJ
143.9
TOTAL
87 Michael Bourn
2006—2016
22.2
CAREER
23.1
LONG PEAK
16.1
SHORT PEAK
21.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
142.9
TOTAL
88 Alejandro Oms
1917—1935
28.0
CAREER
22.0
LONG PEAK
15.4
SHORT PEAK
16.5
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
142.7
TOTAL
89 Denard Span
2008—2018
27.6
CAREER
23.1
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
16.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
142.5
TOTAL
90 Benny Kauff
1912—1920
23.8
CAREER
23.9
LONG PEAK
15.8
SHORT PEAK
20.6
PRIME
4.7
CHWAR
-5.7
ADJ
141.2
TOTAL
91 Austin Jackson
2010—2018
21.6
CAREER
23.7
LONG PEAK
15.0
SHORT PEAK
20.3
PRIME
5.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
140.8
TOTAL
92 Rick Monday
1966—1984
31.2
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
11.1
SHORT PEAK
14.8
PRIME
3.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
140.7
TOTAL
93 Spottswood Poles
1906—1923
29.8
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
13.5
SHORT PEAK
14.4
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
140.3
TOTAL
94 Carlos Gomez
2007—2019
23.9
CAREER
22.5
LONG PEAK
14.4
SHORT PEAK
18.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
139.4
TOTAL
95 Jimmy Piersall
1950—1967
26.3
CAREER
22.6
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
16.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-0.1
ADJ
137.2
TOTAL
96 Tony Gonzalez
1960—1971
24.6
CAREER
24.0
LONG PEAK
13.1
SHORT PEAK
15.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
1.2
ADJ
137.2
TOTAL
97 Roy Thomas
1899—1911
26.1
CAREER
25.2
LONG PEAK
12.8
SHORT PEAK
18.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-8.4
ADJ
136.6
TOTAL
98 Baby Doll Jacobson
1915—1927
26.0
CAREER
24.5
LONG PEAK
12.2
SHORT PEAK
17.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-5.7
ADJ
135.3
TOTAL
99 Coco Crisp
2002—2016
27.8
CAREER
23.4
LONG PEAK
11.3
SHORT PEAK
13.6
PRIME
3.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
135.2
TOTAL
100 Randy Winn
1998—2010
25.8
CAREER
23.2
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
15.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
135.1
TOTAL

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