100 Greatest Center Fielders of All-Time

Explanation of Rankings
CAREER = Career Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
We use bWAR.
LONG PEAK = WAR in best seven seasons.
SHORT PEAK = WAR in best three seasons.
PRIME = WAR in best five consecutive seasons.
TOTAL = (2x Career)+(1.75x Long Peak)+(Short Peak)+(2x Prime) adjusted for era, timeline, and other factors.
1Willie Mays
1951—1973
156.2
CAREER
73.6
LONG PEAK
32.9
SHORT PEAK
52.3
PRIME
546.0
TOTAL
2Mickey Mantle
1951—1968
110.2
CAREER
64.8
LONG PEAK
33.1
SHORT PEAK
47.7
PRIME
425.8
TOTAL
3Ty Cobb
1905—1928
151.0
CAREER
69.1
LONG PEAK
32.6
SHORT PEAK
47.7
PRIME
419.4
TOTAL
4Mike Trout
2011—2021
76.1
CAREER
65.6
LONG PEAK
31.2
SHORT PEAK
47.0
PRIME
391.9
TOTAL
5Tris Speaker
1907—1928
134.3
CAREER
62.2
LONG PEAK
29.1
SHORT PEAK
44.3
PRIME
383.9
TOTAL
6Ken Griffey Jr.
1989—2010
83.8
CAREER
53.9
LONG PEAK
27.5
SHORT PEAK
37.8
PRIME
357.7
TOTAL
7Joe DiMaggio
1936—1951
79.1
CAREER
51.3
LONG PEAK
25.4
SHORT PEAK
38.0
PRIME
342.6
TOTAL
8Oscar Charleston
1920—1941
102.0
CAREER
53.0
LONG PEAK
27.9
SHORT PEAK
44.0
PRIME
342.1
TOTAL
9Turkey Stearnes
1923—1940
89.8
CAREER
47.7
LONG PEAK
26.4
SHORT PEAK
34.1
PRIME
293.3
TOTAL
10Duke Snider
1947—1964
66.0
CAREER
50.0
LONG PEAK
26.3
SHORT PEAK
38.8
PRIME
292.4
TOTAL
11Kenny Lofton
1991—2007
68.4
CAREER
43.2
LONG PEAK
21.3
SHORT PEAK
31.0
PRIME
292.3
TOTAL
12Carlos Beltran
1998—2017
70.1
CAREER
44.3
LONG PEAK
21.7
SHORT PEAK
30.3
PRIME
288.6
TOTAL
13Andre Dawson
1976—1996
64.8
CAREER
39.1
LONG PEAK
20.8
SHORT PEAK
32.6
PRIME
282.1
TOTAL
14Andruw Jones
1996—2012
62.7
CAREER
46.3
LONG PEAK
22.5
SHORT PEAK
34.2
PRIME
282.0
TOTAL
15Cristobal Torriente
1916—1932
78.8
CAREER
49.0
LONG PEAK
28.9
SHORT PEAK
35.0
PRIME
277.6
TOTAL
16Jim Edmonds
1993—2010
60.4
CAREER
42.5
LONG PEAK
20.0
SHORT PEAK
32.1
PRIME
264.0
TOTAL
17Richie Ashburn
1948—1962
64.4
CAREER
44.2
LONG PEAK
20.6
SHORT PEAK
31.5
PRIME
255.6
TOTAL
18Martin Dihigo
1923—1945
71.7
CAREER
41.0
LONG PEAK
24.8
SHORT PEAK
35.1
PRIME
251.2
TOTAL
19Jim Wynn
1963—1977
55.8
CAREER
43.3
LONG PEAK
22.2
SHORT PEAK
28.6
PRIME
248.7
TOTAL
20Andrew McCutchen
2009—2021
46.0
CAREER
38.3
LONG PEAK
21.1
SHORT PEAK
31.6
PRIME
242.6
TOTAL
21Cool Papa Bell
1922—1946
70.0
CAREER
40.5
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
31.5
PRIME
242.0
TOTAL
22Cesar Cedeno
1970—1986
52.8
CAREER
41.2
LONG PEAK
21.3
SHORT PEAK
31.4
PRIME
241.0
TOTAL
23Willie Davis
1960—1979
60.8
CAREER
38.7
LONG PEAK
19.7
SHORT PEAK
24.7
PRIME
240.0
TOTAL
24Vada Pinson
1958—1975
54.2
CAREER
40.1
LONG PEAK
20.5
SHORT PEAK
30.7
PRIME
239.9
TOTAL
25Chet Lemon
1975—1990
55.6
CAREER
37.0
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
25.7
PRIME
234.4
TOTAL
26Kirby Puckett
1984—1995
51.1
CAREER
37.5
LONG PEAK
20.4
SHORT PEAK
26.9
PRIME
233.3
TOTAL
27Larry Doby
1947—1959
49.3
CAREER
39.5
LONG PEAK
20.0
SHORT PEAK
30.1
PRIME
230.1
TOTAL
28Dale Murphy
1976—1993
46.5
CAREER
41.0
LONG PEAK
21.4
SHORT PEAK
28.0
PRIME
225.8
TOTAL
29Fred Lynn
1974—1990
50.2
CAREER
38.3
LONG PEAK
21.0
SHORT PEAK
26.6
PRIME
225.1
TOTAL
30Bernie Williams
1991—2006
49.6
CAREER
36.4
LONG PEAK
17.4
SHORT PEAK
26.7
PRIME
222.7
TOTAL
31Curtis Granderson
2004—2019
47.0
CAREER
34.3
LONG PEAK
18.4
SHORT PEAK
26.3
PRIME
219.7
TOTAL
32Johnny Damon
1995—2012
56.3
CAREER
33.0
LONG PEAK
16.3
SHORT PEAK
22.2
PRIME
218.1
TOTAL
33Willie Wilson
1976—1994
46.1
CAREER
33.8
LONG PEAK
21.0
SHORT PEAK
26.9
PRIME
217.4
TOTAL
34Brett Butler
1981—1997
49.7
CAREER
35.1
LONG PEAK
16.8
SHORT PEAK
24.0
PRIME
214.7
TOTAL
35Lorenzo Cain
2010—2021
38.7
CAREER
32.5
LONG PEAK
19.4
SHORT PEAK
27.3
PRIME
214.3
TOTAL
36Devon White
1985—2001
47.3
CAREER
35.4
LONG PEAK
18.7
SHORT PEAK
24.5
PRIME
212.2
TOTAL
37Earl Averill
1929—1941
48.0
CAREER
37.4
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
25.4
PRIME
204.7
TOTAL
38Wally Berger
1930—1940
42.5
CAREER
35.7
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
27.1
PRIME
202.8
TOTAL
39Torii Hunter
1997—2015
50.7
CAREER
31.3
LONG PEAK
15.6
SHORT PEAK
20.7
PRIME
202.1
TOTAL
40Curt Flood
1956—1971
41.9
CAREER
32.8
LONG PEAK
15.8
SHORT PEAK
23.3
PRIME
200.6
TOTAL
41Ellis Burks
1987—2004
49.8
CAREER
31.9
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
19.7
PRIME
199.2
TOTAL
42Paul Blair
1964—1980
37.7
CAREER
35.5
LONG PEAK
19.8
SHORT PEAK
24.8
PRIME
195.5
TOTAL
43Willard Brown
1937—1948
48.5
CAREER
37.5
LONG PEAK
22.8
SHORT PEAK
26.2
PRIME
195.5
TOTAL
44Bobby Murcer
1965—1983
32.1
CAREER
29.7
LONG PEAK
19.7
SHORT PEAK
26.4
PRIME
193.9
TOTAL
45Andy Van Slyke
1983—1995
41.3
CAREER
32.7
LONG PEAK
17.8
SHORT PEAK
24.0
PRIME
191.4
TOTAL
46Ray Lankford
1990—2004
38.2
CAREER
31.3
LONG PEAK
16.4
SHORT PEAK
24.0
PRIME
189.4
TOTAL
47Amos Otis
1967—1984
42.8
CAREER
32.5
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
20.7
PRIME
188.6
TOTAL
48Steve Finley
1989—2007
44.2
CAREER
31.9
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
18.2
PRIME
187.2
TOTAL
49Pete Reiser
1940—1952
24.4
CAREER
21.6
LONG PEAK
17.9
SHORT PEAK
26.7
PRIME
185.6
TOTAL
50Earle Combs
1924—1935
43.9
CAREER
34.3
LONG PEAK
16.9
SHORT PEAK
25.7
PRIME
185.5
TOTAL
51Kevin Kiermaier
2013—2021
30.7
CAREER
29.0
LONG PEAK
17.4
SHORT PEAK
23.9
PRIME
185.0
TOTAL
52Sam Jethroe
1938—1954
44.0
CAREER
36.0
LONG PEAK
20.0
SHORT PEAK
26.0
PRIME
184.6
TOTAL
53George Springer
2014—2021
29.6
CAREER
27.9
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
23.3
PRIME
182.0
TOTAL
54Garry Maddox
1972—1986
36.8
CAREER
30.3
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
23.8
PRIME
180.9
TOTAL
55Max Carey
1910—1929
54.5
CAREER
32.8
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
22.5
PRIME
178.1
TOTAL
56Dwayne Murphy
1978—1989
33.2
CAREER
29.8
LONG PEAK
17.1
SHORT PEAK
23.2
PRIME
177.2
TOTAL
57Hack Wilson
1923—1934
38.2
CAREER
35.9
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
30.0
PRIME
176.8
TOTAL
58Eric Davis
1984—2001
36.1
CAREER
30.0
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
23.7
PRIME
175.9
TOTAL
59Dom DiMaggio
1940—1953
33.1
CAREER
26.8
LONG PEAK
13.3
SHORT PEAK
20.4
PRIME
172.7
TOTAL
60Al Oliver
1968—1985
43.7
CAREER
27.9
LONG PEAK
14.0
SHORT PEAK
19.4
PRIME
170.7
TOTAL
61Grady Sizemore
2004—2015
27.7
CAREER
28.2
LONG PEAK
19.1
SHORT PEAK
26.8
PRIME
170.7
TOTAL
62Marquis Grissom
1989—2005
29.6
CAREER
27.5
LONG PEAK
15.8
SHORT PEAK
21.5
PRIME
168.6
TOTAL
63Edd Roush
1913—1931
45.1
CAREER
31.7
LONG PEAK
16.1
SHORT PEAK
24.2
PRIME
167.8
TOTAL
64Darin Erstad
1996—2009
32.3
CAREER
28.7
LONG PEAK
18.0
SHORT PEAK
22.7
PRIME
166.9
TOTAL
65Shane Victorino
2003—2015
31.5
CAREER
28.5
LONG PEAK
15.9
SHORT PEAK
21.3
PRIME
166.7
TOTAL
66Jacoby Ellsbury
2007—2017
31.0
CAREER
28.0
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
20.3
PRIME
166.5
TOTAL
67Mickey Rivers
1970—1984
32.7
CAREER
27.5
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
22.1
PRIME
164.4
TOTAL
68Josh Hamilton
2007—2015
28.2
CAREER
27.1
LONG PEAK
18.0
SHORT PEAK
22.5
PRIME
164.1
TOTAL
69Willie McGee
1982—1999
34.2
CAREER
28.4
LONG PEAK
17.5
SHORT PEAK
18.8
PRIME
163.4
TOTAL
70Lance Johnson
1987—2000
30.2
CAREER
28.0
LONG PEAK
17.1
SHORT PEAK
22.4
PRIME
162.2
TOTAL
71Andy Pafko
1943—1959
36.7
CAREER
29.7
LONG PEAK
16.8
SHORT PEAK
22.3
PRIME
160.7
TOTAL
72Chili Davis
1981—1999
38.2
CAREER
24.7
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
15.6
PRIME
158.4
TOTAL
73Adam Jones
2006—2019
32.5
CAREER
24.9
LONG PEAK
13.0
SHORT PEAK
20.3
PRIME
158.1
TOTAL
74Ben Chapman
1930—1946
41.3
CAREER
29.5
LONG PEAK
15.0
SHORT PEAK
22.3
PRIME
158.1
TOTAL
75Mike Cameron
1995—2011
46.7
CAREER
32.5
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
23.9
PRIME
154.4
TOTAL
76Bobby Thomson
1946—1960
33.9
CAREER
26.9
LONG PEAK
15.9
SHORT PEAK
20.6
PRIME
152.0
TOTAL
77Dave Henderson
1981—1994
27.6
CAREER
27.2
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
21.3
PRIME
152.0
TOTAL
78Lenny Dykstra
1985—1996
42.5
CAREER
32.9
LONG PEAK
20.1
SHORT PEAK
23.4
PRIME
151.3
TOTAL
79Vernon Wells
1999—2013
28.6
CAREER
26.1
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
20.2
PRIME
149.9
TOTAL
80Lloyd Moseby
1980—1991
27.5
CAREER
25.7
LONG PEAK
17.3
SHORT PEAK
22.4
PRIME
149.8
TOTAL
81Tommy Leach
1898—1918
46.8
CAREER
31.0
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
17.9
PRIME
149.0
TOTAL
82Clyde Milan
1907—1922
40.0
CAREER
28.2
LONG PEAK
14.9
SHORT PEAK
21.7
PRIME
145.9
TOTAL
83Tommie Agee
1962—1973
25.4
CAREER
26.3
LONG PEAK
17.0
SHORT PEAK
21.6
PRIME
145.6
TOTAL
84Bill North
1971—1981
26.8
CAREER
26.5
LONG PEAK
16.9
SHORT PEAK
19.6
PRIME
145.5
TOTAL
85Cesar Tovar
1965—1976
28.2
CAREER
25.9
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
20.2
PRIME
144.9
TOTAL
86Fielder Jones
1896—1915
43.2
CAREER
28.9
LONG PEAK
13.8
SHORT PEAK
21.5
PRIME
143.9
TOTAL
87Michael Bourn
2006—2016
22.8
CAREER
23.8
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
21.6
PRIME
142.9
TOTAL
88Alejandro Oms
1917—1935
34.6
CAREER
27.2
LONG PEAK
19.0
SHORT PEAK
20.4
PRIME
142.7
TOTAL
89Brady Anderson
1988—2002
35.0
CAREER
30.1
LONG PEAK
18.0
SHORT PEAK
20.6
PRIME
130.0
TOTAL
90Benny Kauff
1912—1920
29.0
CAREER
29.1
LONG PEAK
19.3
SHORT PEAK
25.1
PRIME
141.2
TOTAL
91Austin Jackson
2010—2018
21.9
CAREER
24.1
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
20.6
PRIME
140.8
TOTAL
92Rick Monday
1966—1984
33.1
CAREER
22.9
LONG PEAK
12.0
SHORT PEAK
16.1
PRIME
140.7
TOTAL
93Spottswood Poles
1906—1923
37.5
CAREER
27.6
LONG PEAK
17.0
SHORT PEAK
18.1
PRIME
140.3
TOTAL
94Carlos Gomez
2007—2019
24.4
CAREER
23.0
LONG PEAK
14.7
SHORT PEAK
19.3
PRIME
139.4
TOTAL
95Jimmy Piersall
1950—1967
29.4
CAREER
25.3
LONG PEAK
14.2
SHORT PEAK
18.1
PRIME
137.2
TOTAL
96Tony Gonzalez
1960—1971
27.0
CAREER
26.4
LONG PEAK
14.4
SHORT PEAK
17.4
PRIME
137.2
TOTAL
97Roy Thomas
1899—1911
32.2
CAREER
31.1
LONG PEAK
15.8
SHORT PEAK
22.3
PRIME
136.6
TOTAL
98Baby Doll Jacobson
1915—1927
28.4
CAREER
26.6
LONG PEAK
14.7
SHORT PEAK
20.5
PRIME
135.3
TOTAL
99Coco Crisp
2002—2016
28.9
CAREER
24.3
LONG PEAK
11.8
SHORT PEAK
14.1
PRIME
135.2
TOTAL
100Randy Winn
1998—2010
27.5
CAREER
24.7
LONG PEAK
13.1
SHORT PEAK
16.3
PRIME
135.1
TOTAL