100 Greatest Left 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, and other factors.
TOTAL = (2x CAREER)+(1.75x LONG PEAK)+(SHORT PEAK)+(2x PRIME)+(.1x CHWAR)+(ADJ)
1 Ted Williams
1939—1960
143.1
CAREER
65.3
LONG PEAK
29.6
SHORT PEAK
46.0
PRIME
10.9
CHWAR
-9.9
ADJ
513.3
TOTAL
2 Stan Musial
1941—1963
117.2
CAREER
56.1
LONG PEAK
26.5
SHORT PEAK
38.9
PRIME
32.1
CHWAR
-6.7
ADJ
433.3
TOTAL
3 Rickey Henderson
1979—2003
107.9
CAREER
57.7
LONG PEAK
27.6
SHORT PEAK
33.5
PRIME
15.0
CHWAR
4.1
ADJ
417.1
TOTAL
4 Barry Bonds
1986—2007
105.9
CAREER
51.3
LONG PEAK
24.1
SHORT PEAK
47.6
PRIME
11.9
CHWAR
-5.0
ADJ
417.0
TOTAL
5 Carl Yastrzemski
1961—1983
88.5
CAREER
47.5
LONG PEAK
28.8
SHORT PEAK
39.8
PRIME
15.2
CHWAR
4.8
ADJ
374.9
TOTAL
6 Pete Rose
1963—1986
73.6
CAREER
41.2
LONG PEAK
20.3
SHORT PEAK
28.8
PRIME
21.9
CHWAR
7.3
ADJ
306.6
TOTAL
7 Tim Raines
1979—2002
66.5
CAREER
39.5
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
29.9
PRIME
0.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
281.5
TOTAL
8 Minnie Minoso
1949—1980
58.4
CAREER
42.6
LONG PEAK
21.4
SHORT PEAK
25.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
1.3
ADJ
265.0
TOTAL
9 Billy Williams
1959—1976
58.2
CAREER
34.5
LONG PEAK
18.1
SHORT PEAK
26.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
3.5
ADJ
250.5
TOTAL
10 Willie Stargell
1962—1982
52.8
CAREER
36.2
LONG PEAK
20.3
SHORT PEAK
25.7
PRIME
10.4
CHWAR
5.7
ADJ
247.2
TOTAL
11 Al Simmons
1924—1944
56.4
CAREER
35.5
LONG PEAK
19.0
SHORT PEAK
27.9
PRIME
23.1
CHWAR
-7.2
ADJ
245.0
TOTAL
12 Joe Jackson
1908—1920
55.3
CAREER
43.4
LONG PEAK
21.8
SHORT PEAK
27.9
PRIME
11.6
CHWAR
-20.6
ADJ
244.8
TOTAL
13 Ralph Kiner
1946—1955
46.5
CAREER
37.6
LONG PEAK
20.4
SHORT PEAK
31.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-1.3
ADJ
240.6
TOTAL
14 Goose Goslin
1921—1938
55.7
CAREER
35.6
LONG PEAK
17.2
SHORT PEAK
26.9
PRIME
21.3
CHWAR
-10.1
ADJ
236.6
TOTAL
15 Charlie Keller
1939—1952
49.4
CAREER
36.4
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
27.6
PRIME
24.6
CHWAR
-2.0
ADJ
235.9
TOTAL
16 Lance Berkman
1999—2013
49.3
CAREER
38.6
LONG PEAK
18.3
SHORT PEAK
24.4
PRIME
6.7
CHWAR
2.0
ADJ
235.8
TOTAL
17 Jose Cruz
1970—1988
51.5
CAREER
32.9
LONG PEAK
16.7
SHORT PEAK
21.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
221.1
TOTAL
18 Luis Gonzalez
1990—2008
49.0
CAREER
31.9
LONG PEAK
18.1
SHORT PEAK
23.4
PRIME
7.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
219.4
TOTAL
19 George Foster
1969—1986
42.9
CAREER
34.4
LONG PEAK
17.4
SHORT PEAK
26.7
PRIME
10.7
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
218.0
TOTAL
20 Roy White
1965—1979
43.1
CAREER
33.2
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
25.3
PRIME
9.9
CHWAR
3.3
ADJ
217.3
TOTAL
21 Joe Medwick
1932—1948
45.2
CAREER
33.3
LONG PEAK
19.1
SHORT PEAK
25.9
PRIME
7.6
CHWAR
-4.2
ADJ
216.1
TOTAL
22 Matt Holliday
2004—2018
43.0
CAREER
33.2
LONG PEAK
17.2
SHORT PEAK
26.0
PRIME
12.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
215.5
TOTAL
23 Albert Belle
1989—2000
39.9
CAREER
36.0
LONG PEAK
21.0
SHORT PEAK
25.0
PRIME
6.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
214.7
TOTAL
24 Jim Rice
1974—1989
45.1
CAREER
31.3
LONG PEAK
17.2
SHORT PEAK
22.9
PRIME
8.6
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
208.8
TOTAL
25 Monte Irvin
1949—1956
39.6
CAREER
31.5
LONG PEAK
21.0
SHORT PEAK
24.9
PRIME
9.8
CHWAR
1.5
ADJ
207.5
TOTAL
26 Manny Ramirez
1993—2011
45.6
CAREER
25.6
LONG PEAK
13.3
SHORT PEAK
27.1
PRIME
12.7
CHWAR
-2.5
ADJ
202.1
TOTAL
27 Lou Brock
1961—1979
41.5
CAREER
29.1
LONG PEAK
15.6
SHORT PEAK
22.8
PRIME
17.1
CHWAR
4.3
ADJ
201.2
TOTAL
28 Sherry Magee
1904—1919
48.3
CAREER
32.2
LONG PEAK
16.8
SHORT PEAK
22.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-14.0
ADJ
201.0
TOTAL
29 Brett Gardner
2008—2021
44.5
CAREER
31.8
LONG PEAK
16.4
SHORT PEAK
19.5
PRIME
2.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
200.2
TOTAL
30 Fred Clarke
1894—1915
54.2
CAREER
32.5
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
17.7
PRIME
9.5
CHWAR
-16.8
ADJ
200.0
TOTAL
31 Ken Williams
1915—1929
43.4
CAREER
31.4
LONG PEAK
17.3
SHORT PEAK
24.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-9.5
ADJ
198.2
TOTAL
32 Alex Gordon
2007—2020
33.6
CAREER
30.5
LONG PEAK
19.3
SHORT PEAK
26.6
PRIME
9.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
194.1
TOTAL
33 Christian Yelich
2013—2021
33.4
CAREER
31.6
LONG PEAK
19.0
SHORT PEAK
26.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
193.4
TOTAL
34 Bob Johnson
1933—1945
46.0
CAREER
28.4
LONG PEAK
14.9
SHORT PEAK
20.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-5.0
ADJ
192.4
TOTAL
35 Don Buford
1963—1972
36.6
CAREER
31.9
LONG PEAK
15.4
SHORT PEAK
21.8
PRIME
14.4
CHWAR
2.4
ADJ
192.0
TOTAL
36 Carl Crawford
2002—2016
37.5
CAREER
30.9
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
22.0
PRIME
2.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
189.4
TOTAL
37 Brian Downing
1973—1992
48.1
CAREER
26.8
LONG PEAK
14.3
SHORT PEAK
15.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
188.9
TOTAL
38 Zack Wheat
1909—1927
49.6
CAREER
28.8
LONG PEAK
14.8
SHORT PEAK
17.4
PRIME
10.7
CHWAR
-12.7
ADJ
187.5
TOTAL
39 Sid Gordon
1941—1955
37.9
CAREER
28.3
LONG PEAK
14.7
SHORT PEAK
23.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-2.2
ADJ
183.9
TOTAL
40 Ryan Braun
2007—2020
32.3
CAREER
26.9
LONG PEAK
14.2
SHORT PEAK
30.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-3.0
ADJ
183.7
TOTAL
41 Bobby Veach
1912—1925
40.5
CAREER
29.8
LONG PEAK
14.9
SHORT PEAK
21.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-9.6
ADJ
181.5
TOTAL
42 Augie Galan
1934—1949
37.4
CAREER
29.4
LONG PEAK
15.6
SHORT PEAK
20.0
PRIME
7.4
CHWAR
-3.8
ADJ
178.7
TOTAL
43 Yoenis Cespedes
2012—2020
33.2
CAREER
29.9
LONG PEAK
16.7
SHORT PEAK
21.4
PRIME
2.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
178.5
TOTAL
44 Lonnie Smith
1978—1994
36.5
CAREER
28.4
LONG PEAK
18.0
SHORT PEAK
17.5
PRIME
11.5
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
177.3
TOTAL
45 Moises Alou
1990—2008
39.6
CAREER
28.2
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
16.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
177.0
TOTAL
46 Lefty O'Doul
1919—1934
37.1
CAREER
30.1
LONG PEAK
15.6
SHORT PEAK
19.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-4.7
ADJ
176.3
TOTAL
47 Heinie Manush
1923—1939
39.1
CAREER
28.2
LONG PEAK
14.8
SHORT PEAK
18.9
PRIME
4.1
CHWAR
-6.6
ADJ
174.0
TOTAL
48 Michael Brantley
2009—2021
34.6
CAREER
29.4
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
17.9
PRIME
7.1
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
172.6
TOTAL
49 George Burns
1911—1925
33.5
CAREER
30.6
LONG PEAK
16.8
SHORT PEAK
19.1
PRIME
11.0
CHWAR
-7.1
ADJ
169.5
TOTAL
50 Frank Howard
1958—1973
34.2
CAREER
26.6
LONG PEAK
13.5
SHORT PEAK
19.6
PRIME
4.1
CHWAR
1.3
ADJ
169.4
TOTAL
51 Jimmy Sheckard
1897—1913
40.1
CAREER
27.7
LONG PEAK
15.9
SHORT PEAK
16.0
PRIME
9.5
CHWAR
-13.4
ADJ
164.0
TOTAL
52 Hideki Matsui
2003—2012
34.4
CAREER
25.0
LONG PEAK
14.1
SHORT PEAK
15.9
PRIME
4.9
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
160.0
TOTAL
53 Ron Gant
1987—2003
31.7
CAREER
24.4
LONG PEAK
14.5
SHORT PEAK
19.4
PRIME
5.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
159.9
TOTAL
54 Dusty Baker
1968—1986
35.3
CAREER
25.3
LONG PEAK
12.8
SHORT PEAK
14.6
PRIME
8.7
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
157.9
TOTAL
55 Kevin Mitchell
1984—1998
28.6
CAREER
26.2
LONG PEAK
15.5
SHORT PEAK
18.7
PRIME
9.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
157.0
TOTAL
56 Alfonso Soriano
1999—2014
27.2
CAREER
25.7
LONG PEAK
15.5
SHORT PEAK
18.4
PRIME
5.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
152.3
TOTAL
57 Hank Sauer
1941—1959
32.2
CAREER
24.6
LONG PEAK
11.9
SHORT PEAK
15.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-1.9
ADJ
148.4
TOTAL
58 Kevin McReynolds
1983—1994
28.0
CAREER
24.3
LONG PEAK
13.0
SHORT PEAK
17.8
PRIME
5.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
147.8
TOTAL
59 Greg Vaughn
1989—2003
29.2
CAREER
25.7
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
14.0
PRIME
6.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
147.3
TOTAL
60 Del Ennis
1946—1959
26.2
CAREER
25.1
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
18.5
PRIME
4.9
CHWAR
-0.7
ADJ
146.3
TOTAL
61 George Stone
1903—1910
26.0
CAREER
25.9
LONG PEAK
16.4
SHORT PEAK
19.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-7.8
ADJ
145.7
TOTAL
62 Rico Carty
1963—1979
29.9
CAREER
25.3
LONG PEAK
14.0
SHORT PEAK
11.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
2.0
ADJ
143.6
TOTAL
63 Jeff Heath
1936—1949
31.4
CAREER
24.5
LONG PEAK
11.9
SHORT PEAK
13.0
PRIME
4.8
CHWAR
-2.8
ADJ
141.1
TOTAL
64 B.J. Surhoff
1987—2005
32.2
CAREER
20.4
LONG PEAK
10.9
SHORT PEAK
14.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
140.5
TOTAL
65 Gene Woodling
1943—1962
32.8
CAREER
21.8
LONG PEAK
11.1
SHORT PEAK
12.6
PRIME
15.2
CHWAR
-1.5
ADJ
140.0
TOTAL
66 Jason Bay
2003—2013
23.5
CAREER
23.3
LONG PEAK
14.6
SHORT PEAK
18.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
139.4
TOTAL
67 Mike Greenwell
1985—1996
24.1
CAREER
23.8
LONG PEAK
13.6
SHORT PEAK
17.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
139.2
TOTAL
68 Starling Marte
2012—2021
24.0
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
10.3
SHORT PEAK
21.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
138.3
TOTAL
69 Cliff Floyd
1993—2009
24.3
CAREER
23.6
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
15.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
136.1
TOTAL
70 Marcell Ozuna
2013—2021
24.2
CAREER
23.2
LONG PEAK
15.7
SHORT PEAK
15.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
135.6
TOTAL
71 Larry Hisle
1968—1982
23.3
CAREER
22.7
LONG PEAK
13.6
SHORT PEAK
17.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
135.3
TOTAL
72 Hal McRae
1968—1987
26.0
CAREER
22.3
LONG PEAK
12.5
SHORT PEAK
15.1
PRIME
3.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
135.1
TOTAL
73 Shane Mack
1987—1998
21.8
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
16.1
SHORT PEAK
18.2
PRIME
5.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
134.3
TOTAL
74 Ben Oglivie
1971—1986
25.2
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
12.9
SHORT PEAK
16.4
PRIME
3.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
134.1
TOTAL
75 Joe Rudi
1967—1982
23.5
CAREER
21.7
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
17.3
PRIME
13.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
133.7
TOTAL
76 Chick Hafey
1924—1937
25.7
CAREER
22.5
LONG PEAK
11.2
SHORT PEAK
17.3
PRIME
12.9
CHWAR
-4.2
ADJ
133.6
TOTAL
77 Gary Matthews
1972—1987
29.1
CAREER
21.6
LONG PEAK
10.5
SHORT PEAK
13.3
PRIME
0.1
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
133.2
TOTAL
78 Carlos Lee
1999—2012
26.7
CAREER
22.3
LONG PEAK
11.5
SHORT PEAK
14.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
132.8
TOTAL
79 Bernard Gilkey
1990—2001
20.4
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
14.9
SHORT PEAK
18.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
129.7
TOTAL
80 Greg Luzinski
1970—1984
25.4
CAREER
21.8
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
14.0
PRIME
0.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
129.5
TOTAL
81 Ryan Klesko
1992—2007
25.6
CAREER
20.4
LONG PEAK
11.4
SHORT PEAK
15.0
PRIME
6.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
128.8
TOTAL
82 Shannon Stewart
1995—2008
23.2
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
11.5
SHORT PEAK
16.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
128.4
TOTAL
83 Garret Anderson
1994—2010
24.0
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
15.3
PRIME
5.1
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
128.2
TOTAL
84 Juan Soto
2018—2021
20.1
CAREER
20.0
LONG PEAK
17.0
SHORT PEAK
17.5
PRIME
5.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
127.8
TOTAL
85 Tommy Harper
1962—1976
23.6
CAREER
20.8
LONG PEAK
14.4
SHORT PEAK
13.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
1.4
ADJ
126.5
TOTAL
86 Willie Horton
1963—1980
24.3
CAREER
19.0
LONG PEAK
10.9
SHORT PEAK
15.5
PRIME
5.4
CHWAR
1.6
ADJ
126.0
TOTAL
87 Wally Moon
1954—1965
22.5
CAREER
22.9
LONG PEAK
11.7
SHORT PEAK
13.8
PRIME
6.2
CHWAR
0.4
ADJ
125.3
TOTAL
88 Rusty Greer
1994—2002
20.8
CAREER
20.4
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
17.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
125.3
TOTAL
89 Tom Tresh
1961—1969
20.0
CAREER
20.0
LONG PEAK
12.5
SHORT PEAK
17.6
PRIME
10.2
CHWAR
1.1
ADJ
124.8
TOTAL
90 Don Baylor
1970—1988
26.9
CAREER
20.0
LONG PEAK
9.7
SHORT PEAK
12.2
PRIME
1.9
CHWAR
1.5
ADJ
124.5
TOTAL
91 Riggs Stephenson
1921—1934
26.9
CAREER
20.0
LONG PEAK
11.0
SHORT PEAK
13.7
PRIME
8.0
CHWAR
-4.9
ADJ
123.1
TOTAL
92 Mike Donlin
1899—1914
23.5
CAREER
21.8
LONG PEAK
13.7
SHORT PEAK
14.8
PRIME
6.5
CHWAR
-7.5
ADJ
121.6
TOTAL
93 Steve Kemp
1977—1988
19.7
CAREER
19.2
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
17.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
119.8
TOTAL
94 Topsy Hartsel
1898—1911
25.3
CAREER
20.6
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
14.6
PRIME
5.3
CHWAR
-8.3
ADJ
119.5
TOTAL
95 Bobby Higginson
1995—2005
21.4
CAREER
19.9
LONG PEAK
11.4
SHORT PEAK
14.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
117.2
TOTAL
96 Cleon Jones
1963—1976
16.5
CAREER
19.0
LONG PEAK
14.6
SHORT PEAK
16.4
PRIME
6.5
CHWAR
2.1
ADJ
116.3
TOTAL
97 George Bell
1981—1993
18.6
CAREER
19.7
LONG PEAK
11.8
SHORT PEAK
15.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
114.5
TOTAL
98 Tommy Davis
1959—1976
18.7
CAREER
18.9
LONG PEAK
11.7
SHORT PEAK
14.4
PRIME
4.4
CHWAR
1.8
ADJ
113.5
TOTAL
99 Geoff Jenkins
1998—2008
20.4
CAREER
19.5
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
12.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
113.5
TOTAL
100 Bob Meusel
1920—1930
22.8
CAREER
19.5
LONG PEAK
9.8
SHORT PEAK
12.8
PRIME
17.8
CHWAR
-4.3
ADJ
112.6
TOTAL