best center fielders of all time in 2023

Who is the best center fielders of all time?

Willie Mays

Who is the best outfielder of all time?

1 Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Virtually every baseball expert & historian lists Babe Ruth as the greatest outfielder of all time.

Who is the best defensive center fielder ever?

1. Willie Mays – New York/San Francisco Giants, New York Mets (1951-1952; 1954-1973) In 22 major league seasons, Mays hit . 302, slugged 660 home runs and won 12 Gold Glove Awards

Who is the No 1 fielder in cricket history?

1. Jonty Rhodes. South African-born Jonty Rhodes is a cricket commentator and ex-player. Despite his quickness as a right-handed batsman, he was best recognized for his ability to catch and throw from the backward point position, which was his most regular defensive position.

Who is the king of best fielder?

Jonty Rhodes

1 best fielder in cricket. His run-out against Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup is still one the best run outs in the sport. He has 139 catches in his short international Career.

Who throws the hardest from the outfield?


Who is the fastest player to reach 3000 hits?

Tony Gwynn was the fastest player in National League history to hit the 3,000 mark; he reached the mark in his 2,284th game.

All-Time #MLBRank: The 10 greatest center fielders – ESPN

All-Time #MLBRank: The 10 greatest center fieldersDo you want big names? Big numbers? Big personalities? Welcome to All-Time #MLBRank, our ranking of the top 100 players in baseball history.To create our list, an ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups of 162 players, based on both peak performance and career value.The top 100 will roll out next week. This week, we bring you the top 10 at each position, starting in the outfield. Thursday brings the top 10 infielders by position of all time, followed by pitchers and catchers on Friday.Have fun!TOP 10 CENTER FIELDERSJoin the discussion by using the #MLBRank hashtag, and follow along @BBTN and on Facebook.10. Oscar CharlestonTeams Indianapolis ABCs (1915-18, ’20, ’22-23), New York Lincoln Stars (’16), Chicago American Giants (’19), Detroit Stars (’19), St. Louis Giants (’20-21), Harrisburg Giants (’24-27), Philadelphia Hilldale Giants (’26-28), Homestead Grays (’29-31), Pittsburgh Crawfords (’32-37), Toledo Crawfords (’39), Toledo/Indianapolis Crawfords (’40), Philadelphia Stars (’41)Honors Hall of Fame (1976)Championships NoneCareer stats BA — .354, SLG — .578, Hits — 1,452, HRs — 157, RBI — 804The playerHis peak years in the Negro Leagues came in the 1920s, so he’s not as well remembered as Satchel Paige or…

Top 100 Center Fielders of All-Time – Baseball Egg

Top 100 Center Fielders of All-Time ALL-TIME TOP 100 LISTS Baseball’s All-Time Greatest Center Fielders Ranked From 1 to 100 RANKNAMEFROMTOCAREERLONG PEAKSHORT PEAKPRIME1Willie Mays19511973156.273.632.952.32Mickey Mantle19511968110.264.833.147.73Ty Cobb19051928151.069.132.647.74Mike Trout2011202282.465.030.947.35Tris Speaker19071928134.362.229.144.36Ken Griffey Jr.1989201083.853.927.537.87Joe DiMaggio1936195179.151.325.438.08Oscar Charleston19201941102.053.027.944.09Turkey Stearnes1923194089.847.726.434.110Duke Snider1947196466.050.026.338.811Kenny Lofton1991200768.443.221.331.012Carlos Beltran1998201770.144.321.730.313Andre Dawson1976199664.839.120.832.614Andruw Jones1996201262.746.322.534.215Cristobal Torriente1916193278.849.028.935.016Jim Edmonds1993201060.442.520.032.117Richie Ashburn1948196264.444.220.631.518Martin Dihigo1923194571.741.024.835.119Jim Wynn1963197755.843.322.228.620Andrew McCutchen2009202247.038.321.131.621Cool Papa Bell1922194670.040.519.531.522Cesar Cedeno1970198652.841.221.331.423Willie Davis1960197960.838.719.724.724Vada Pinson1958197554.240.120.530.725Chet Lemon1975199055.637.018.225.726Kirby Puckett1984199551.137.520.426.927Larry Doby1947195949.339.520.030.128Dale Murphy1976199346.541.021.428.029Fred Lynn1974199050.238.321.026.630Bernie Williams1991200649.636.417.426.731Curtis Granderson2004201947.034.318.426.332Johnny Damon1995201256.333.016.322.233Willie Wilson1976199446.133.821.026.934Brett Butler1981199749.735.116.824.035Lorenzo Cain2010202238.432.519.427.336Devon White1985200147.335.418.724.537Earl Averill1929194148.037.419.525.438Wally Berger1930194042.535.718.227.139Torii Hunter1997201550.731.315.620.740Curt Flood1956197141.932.815.823.341Ellis Burks1987200449.831.918.219.742Paul Blair1964198037.735.519.824.843Willard Brown1937194848.537.522.826.244George Springer2014202234.230.016.523.645Bobby Murcer1965198332.129.719.726.446Andy Van Slyke1983199541.332.717.824.047Ray Lankford1990200438.231.316.424.048Amos Otis1967198442.832.517.620.749Steve Finley1989200744.231.916.518.250Kevin Kiermaier2013202231.829.017.423.951Pete Reiser1940195224.421.617.926.752Earle Combs1924193543.934.316.925.753Sam Jethroe1938195444. Maddox1972198636.830.316.523.855Max Carey1910192954.532.815.322.556Dwayne Murphy1978198933.229.817.123.257Hack Wilson1923193438.235.919.530.058Eric Davis1984200136.130.017.623.759Dom DiMaggio1940195333.126.813.320.460Al Oliver1968198543.727.914.019.461Grady Sizemore2004201527.728.219.126.862Marquis Grissom1989200529.627.515.821.563Edd Roush1913193145.131.716.124.264Darin Erstad1996200932.328.718.022.765Shane Victorino2003201531.528.515.921.366Jacoby Ellsbury2007201731.028.017.620.367Mickey Rivers1970198432.727.515.222.168Josh Hamilton2007201528. McGee1982199934.228.417.518.870Lance Johnson1987200030. Pafko1943195936.729.716.822.372Chili Davis1981199938.224.712.715.673Adam Jones2006201932.524.913.020.374Ben Chapman1930194641.329.515.022.375Mike Cameron1995201146.732.516.223.976Bobby Thomson1946196033.926.915.920.677Dave Henderson1981199427.627.216.621.378Lenny Dykstra1985199642.532.920.123.479Vernon Wells1999201328.626.115.220.280Lloyd Moseby1980199127.525.717.322.481Tommy Leach1898191846.831.016.217.982Clyde Milan1907192240.028.214.921.783Tommie Agee1962197325.426.317.021.684Bill North1971198126.826.516.919.685Cesar Tovar1965197628.225.913.220.286Fielder Jones1896191543.228.913.821.587Michael Bourn2006201622.823.816.621.688Alejandro Oms1917193534.627.219.020.489Denard Span2008201828.123.513.517.290Benny Kauff1912192029.029.119.325.191Austin Jackson2010201821.924.115.220.692Rick Monday1966198433.122.912.016.193Spottswood Poles1906192337.527.617.018.194Carlos Gomez2007201924.423.014.719.395Jimmy Piersall1950196729.425.314.218.196Tony Gonzalez1960197127.026.414.417.497A.J. Pollock2012202223.322.513.417.798Roy Thomas1899191132.231.115.822.399Baby Doll Jacobson1915192728.426.614.720.5100Coco Crisp2002201628.924.311.814.1 EXPLANATION OF TABLE DATA 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. How Do We Rank The Players? That’s a Great Question. In short, it isn’t Simple. We have gone to great lengths to make our All-Time Baseball Player Rankings as thorough…

MLB Power Rankings: The Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball …

MLB Power Rankings: The Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball HistoryMLB Power Rankings: The Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball History0 of 12Who is the best center fielder of all time?This is a question that may be tough to answer for many longtime baseball fans.So how does one go about ranking the best of the best to ever play the game? Sure, many people would first remember how a player did at the plate, but defense may even play a even bigger role when evaluating the many great center fielders we have ever seen over the last century.To no surprise, there are many batting champs and Gold Glove winners on this list, even one player in the top five that we have all seen play the game just last season. Who is the best though?Could it be one of “Willie, Mickey, and the Duke?” Regardless, who it may be, all these center fielders have forever shaped the way we look at the position today.Just like the John Fogerty song “Centerfield” says, “look at me, I can be Centerfield,” let’s take a look at the best center fielders of all time.Honorable Mention:…

MLB's 10 Greatest Center Fielders of All Time – Bleacher Report

MLB’s 10 Greatest Center Fielders of All Time10. Andruw JonesAndruw is not just one of the greatest defensive outfielders of all time, but one of the greatest at any position. So far in 13 years, he has a .259 average, a .339 on base percentage, 371 home runs, 1131 RBI’s, 1066 runs scored, 1716 base hits and 138 stolen bases. He has been selected to the All-Star game five times and has won one Silver Slugging Award in the 2005 season.He won ten consecutive Gold Glove awards from the 1998 season until the 2007 season. His best season came in 2005 when he finished second in the MVP voting. In that season, he had a .263 average, a .347 on base percentage, 51 home runs, 128 RBI’s and 95 runs scored. He led the NL in both homers and RBI’s that season. Overall, even though he had a pathetic year this past season, he is only 31 years old and should have a few more good seasons.9. Kirby PuckettPuckett was one of the most all around players ever. In his short 12 year career, he had a .318 average, 207 home runs, 1085 RBI’s, 1071 runs scored,…

The Top Ten Center Fielders of All-Time – Pitcher List

The Top Ten Center Fielders of All-Time Welcome to another edition of Top Ten! This week, we slide over from left to center and reveal our Top Ten Center Fielders of All-Time. If you’re interested in any of the other positions we’ve covered to date, you can find them and a lot of other great content in the archive. Below is some background on how we compiled the list if you are new to this segment. The Criteria Several types of WAR formed the core of the evaluation, including ratings from Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs, which calculate it differently. We rely heavily on WAR as it is difficult to compare players of different eras to each other, given how the game has changed over the years. WAR measures players versus their contemporaries, thus putting players on as level a playing field as possible. We always do our best to balance the rankings between longevity and dominance to…

Ranking the 9 greatest center fielders in MLB history – Audacy

Ranking the 9 greatest center fielders in MLB history When Carlos Beltrán retired after winning a World Series title with the Houston Astros in 2017, he was seen as a pretty likely Hall of Famer. A nine-time All-Star, Beltrán is right on par with the bWAR, WAR7 and JAWS of the average Hall of Fame center fielder. He won the 1999 American League Rookie of the Year Award as a member of the Kansas City Royals, and went on to win three Gold Glove Awards during his six-and-a-half seasons with the New York Mets. In between those two tenures, Beltran spent the second half of the 2004 season with the Astros, hitting .435 with eight home runs and 14 RBIs in one of the most dominant individual postseason runs in MLB history. On paper, Beltrán has a resume worthy of Cooperstown. However, he also had a resume that made the Mets think he would be a good MLB manager, only for them to fire him before he ever led the team for a game after the Astros’ 2017 sign-stealing scandal emerged. Will Beltrán be denied entry to the Hall of Fame for his role in one of the biggest…

Ranking MLB's all-time best center fielders – Yahoo! Sports

Ultimate center fielder rankings: Where does Mike Trout rank among the all-time greats?Welcome back to our ongoing series aimed at determining the best of the best at each position in Major League Baseball.Our goal here is two-fold. First, we determine each current franchise’s best ever player at a position. Then we rank those players 1-30 to determine how they stack up in MLB history.The only caveat being that the selected player must come from the current incarnation of each franchise. We recognize the Dodgers lineage tracing back to Brooklyn. However, we’ve separated the Washington Nationals from the Montreal Expos because of the complete rebrand. But don’t worry, we’ll throw in bonus players when warranted as well.To make things more interesting, we also require that no player represents multiple franchises or multiple positions throughout the series.Today, we’re ranking the center fielders.What a loaded position this is. Of the 30 players we officially ranked, nine are Hall of Famers. Then there’s the group of future and hopeful Hall of Famers led by Mike TroutGenerally, it’s difficult for active players to crack the top 10 just based on the equity former players with full careers have built. Especially guys with less…

Top 6 Best MLB Center Fielders of All Time – Rookie Road

Top 6 Best MLB Center Fielders of All TimeIn a game constricted to batter’s boxes and baselines, the outfield in baseball requires players to cover large amounts of ground. The captain of the outfield is the center fielder, who stands in the middle of three players and is tasked with defending the biggest part of the field. Being a good defender in the outfield demands exceptional athleticism, but the best to ever do it combine skills in the field with prowess at the plate. Below are some of the top center fielders the game has ever seen.1. Willie Mays24-time All-Star (second-most in MLB history)All-time leader in home runs by a center fielder (660)Two-time MVP (1954 and 1965)National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (Class of 1979)Willie Mays is not only seen as the best center fielder of all time but also as one of the greatest baseball players of all time by many. In an illustrious career that spanned 23 years, Mays racked up well over 3,000 hits while batting over .300. He was…

Best Centerfielders of All Time – This Day In Baseball

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Best all-time center fielder for every MLB team

This is your team’s best center fielder everMay 8th, 2020No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career with that franchise. We’ve already tackled catchers, first basemen, second basemen, third basemen, shortstops and left fielders. Next up are center fielders.These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only, and fans were able to participate in Twitter polls to vote for their favorites. Here is the No. 1 center fielder for each club, as chosen by’s beat reporters.American League East Blue Jays: Devon White (1991-95)Key fact: Won a Gold Glove Award in all five of his seasons with the Blue JaysWhite manned center field for five seasons in Toronto, enough time to amass 20.9 fWAR, including three seasons north of 5.0 fWAR and a peak of 6.4 fWAR in 1991. His offensive numbers don’t jump off the page,…

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