Center Fielder Rankings

200 Greatest Center Fielders

  1. Willie Mays cf, 1948–1973 335
  2. Ty Cobb cf, 1905–1928 319
  3. Tris Speaker cf, 1907–1928 281
  4. Mickey Mantle cf, 1951–1968 239
  5. Mike Trout cf, 2011–2022 183
  6. Ken Griffey Jr. cf, 1989–2010 173
  7. Joe DiMaggio cf, 1936–1951 169
  8. Carlos Beltran cf, 1998–2017 135
  9. Kenny Lofton cf, 1991–2007 133
  10. Billy Hamilton cf, 1888–1901 131
  11. Duke Snider cf, 1947–1964 129
  12. Andruw Jones cf, 1996–2012 126
  13. Larry Doby cf, 1942–1959 124
  14. Jim Edmonds cf, 1993–2010 122
  15. Richie Ashburn cf, 1948–1962 119
  16. Jim Wynn cf, 1963–1977 110
  17. Chet Lemon cf, 1975–1990 110
  18. Willie Davis cf, 1960–1979 103
  19. César Cedeño cf, 1970–1986 102
  20. Max Carey cf, 1910–1929 97
  21. Paul Hines cf, 1872–1891 97
  22. Earl Averill cf, 1929–1941 96
  23. Fred Lynn cf, 1974–1990 95
  24. Kirby Puckett cf, 1984–1995 94
  25. Bernie Williams cf, 1991–2006 94
  26. Vada Pinson cf, 1958–1975 92
  27. Johnny Damon cf, 1995–2012 90
  28. Ellis Burks cf, 1987–2004 90
  29. Brett Butler cf, 1981–1997 90
  30. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2009–2022 89
  31. Lenny Dykstra cf, 1985–1996 87
  32. Edd Roush cf, 1913–1931 87
  33. Dale Murphy cf, 1976–1993 87
  34. Torii Hunter cf, 1997–2015 85
  35. Devon White cf, 1985–2001 85
  36. George Gore cf, 1879–1892 84
  37. Curtis Granderson cf, 2004–2019 83
  38. Mike Cameron cf, 1995–2011 83
  39. Willie Wilson cf, 1976–1994 83
  40. Tommy Leach cf, 1898–1918 82
  41. Wally Berger cf, 1930–1940 82
  42. Earle Combs cf, 1924–1935 79
  43. Steve Finley cf, 1989–2007 78
  44. Mike Griffin cf, 1887–1898 76
  45. Hack Wilson cf, 1923–1934 76
  46. Andy Van Slyke cf, 1983–1995 76
  47. Lorenzo Cain cf, 2010–2022 75
  48. Amos Otis cf, 1967–1984 75
  49. Roy Thomas cf, 1899–1911 75
  50. Cy Seymour cf, 1896–1913 74
  51. Paul Blair cf, 1964–1980 74
  52. Curt Flood cf, 1956–1971 72
  53. Ray Lankford cf, 1990–2004 72
  54. Al Oliver cf, 1968–1985 72
  55. Fielder Jones cf, 1896–1915 70
  56. Eric Davis cf, 1984–2001 69
  57. George Van Haltren cf, 1887–1903 69
  58. Garry Maddox cf, 1972–1986 66
  59. Kevin Kiermaier cf, 2013–2022 66
  60. Cy Williams cf, 1912–1930 63
  61. Dwayne Murphy cf, 1978–1989 63
  62. Benny Kauff cf, 1912–1920 61
  63. Clyde Milan cf, 1907–1922 59
  64. Brady Anderson cf, 1988–2002 59
  65. Dom DiMaggio cf, 1940–1953 58
  66. Willie McGee cf, 1982–1999 58
  67. Shane Victorino cf, 2003–2015 58
  68. Mickey Rivers cf, 1970–1984 58
  69. Marquis Grissom cf, 1989–2005 55
  70. Jim Piersall cf, 1950–1967 54
  71. Lance Johnson cf, 1987–2000 54
  72. Rick Monday cf, 1966–1984 54
  73. Grady Sizemore cf, 2004–2015 53
  74. Ginger Beaumont cf, 1899–1910 53
  75. Jacoby Ellsbury cf, 2007–2017 52
  76. Bobby Thomson cf, 1946–1960 52
  77. Dave Henderson cf, 1981–1994 52
  78. Billy Hoy cf, 1888–1902 52
  79. Chick Stahl cf, 1897–1906 52
  80. Sam West cf, 1927–1942 51
  81. Adam Jones cf, 2006–2019 49
  82. Tommie Agee cf, 1962–1973 49
  83. Tony Gonzalez cf, 1960–1971 48
  84. Denard Span cf, 2008–2018 47
  85. Pete Reiser cf, 1940–1952 47
  86. Bill North cf, 1971–1981 47
  87. Lloyd Moseby cf, 1980–1991 47
  88. Coco Crisp cf, 2002–2016 46
  89. Vernon Wells cf, 1999–2013 46
  90. Baby Doll Jacobson cf, 1915–1927 46
  91. Lloyd Waner cf, 1927–1945 46
  92. Amos Strunk cf, 1908–1924 45
  93. Marlon Byrd cf, 2002–2016 45
  94. AJ Pollock cf, 2012–2022 45
  95. Byron Buxton cf, 2015–2022 44
  96. Bill Lange cf, 1893–1899 43
  97. Stan Spence cf, 1940–1949 43
  98. Carlos Gomez cf, 2007–2019 42
  99. Michael Bourn cf, 2006–2016 42
  100. Johnny Mostil cf, 1918–1929 40
  101. Al Bumbry cf, 1972–1985 40
  102. Jake Stenzel cf, 1890–1899 40
  103. Lip Pike cf, 1871–1887 40
  104. Curt Welch cf, 1884–1893 40
  105. Austin Jackson cf, 2010–2018 39
  106. Matty Alou cf, 1960–1974 39
  107. Carl Everett cf, 1993–2006 38
  108. Dode Paskert cf, 1907–1921 38
  109. Barney McCosky cf, 1939–1953 38
  110. Jerry Mumphrey cf, 1974–1988 38
  111. Ruppert Jones cf, 1976–1987 37
  112. Mark Kotsay cf, 1997–2013 37
  113. Gary Pettis cf, 1982–1992 36
  114. Gorman Thomas cf, 1973–1986 36
  115. Aaron Rowand cf, 2001–2011 35
  116. Bill Bruton cf, 1953–1964 35
  117. Johnny Bates cf, 1906–1914 34
  118. Mack Jones cf, 1961–1971 34
  119. Colby Rasmus cf, 2009–2018 34
  120. Roberto Kelly cf, 1987–2000 34
  121. Jim Landis cf, 1957–1967 34
  122. Brandon Nimmo cf, 2016–2022 34
  123. Terry Moore cf, 1935–1948 33
  124. Happy Felsch cf, 1915–1920 33
  125. Mookie Wilson cf, 1980–1991 33
  126. Angel Pagan cf, 2006–2016 32
  127. Jackie Bradley Jr. cf, 2013–2022 32
  128. Ender Inciarte cf, 2014–2022 32
  129. Franklin Gutierrez cf, 2005–2017 32
  130. Milton Bradley cf, 2000–2011 32
  131. Jimmy Barrett cf, 1899–1908 30
  132. Charlie Blackmon cf, 2011–2022 30
  133. Enrique Hernandez cf, 2014–2022 30
  134. Ron LeFlore cf, 1974–1982 30
  135. Chris Young cf, 2006–2018 29
  136. Bug Holliday cf, 1889–1898 29
  137. Johnny Cooney cf, 1921–1944 29
  138. Solly Hofman cf, 1903–1916 29
  139. Tom Brown cf, 1882–1898 29
  140. Vic Davalillo cf, 1963–1980 28
  141. Ned Hanlon cf, 1880–1892 28
  142. Wally Judnich cf, 1940–1949 28
  143. Dexter Fowler cf, 2008–2021 27
  144. Jimmie Hall cf, 1963–1970 27
  145. Darryl Hamilton cf, 1988–2001 27
  146. Johnny Frederick cf, 1929–1934 27
  147. Fred Snodgrass cf, 1908–1916 27
  148. Jarrod Dyson cf, 2010–2021 27
  149. Kevin Pillar cf, 2013–2022 27
  150. B.J. Upton cf, 2004–2016 26
  151. Vince DiMaggio cf, 1937–1946 26
  152. Ira Flagstead cf, 1917–1930 26
  153. Lee Mazzilli cf, 1976–1989 26
  154. Elliott Maddox cf, 1970–1980 26
  155. Del Unser cf, 1968–1982 26
  156. Gary Matthews cf, 1999–2010 25
  157. Otis Nixon cf, 1983–1999 25
  158. Bryan Reynolds cf, 2019–2022 25
  159. Sam Chapman cf, 1938–1951 25
  160. Adolfo Phillips cf, 1964–1972 25
  161. Bobby Tolan cf, 1965–1979 25
  162. Juan Pierre cf, 2000–2013 25
  163. Steve Brodie cf, 1890–1902 25
  164. Juan Lagares cf, 2013–2022 24
  165. Mike Devereaux cf, 1987–1998 24
  166. Jim McTamany cf, 1885–1891 24
  167. Mike Kreevich cf, 1931–1945 24
  168. Brian McRae cf, 1990–1999 24
  169. Charlie Hemphill cf, 1899–1911 24
  170. Bill Virdon cf, 1955–1968 24
  171. Jimmy Slagle cf, 1899–1908 24
  172. Emmet Heidrick cf, 1898–1908 23
  173. Rick Miller cf, 1971–1985 23
  174. Jim Busby cf, 1950–1962 23
  175. Mickey Stanley cf, 1964–1978 23
  176. Aaron Hicks cf, 2013–2022 23
  177. Darrin Jackson cf, 1985–1999 23
  178. Cesar Geronimo cf, 1969–1983 23
  179. Harrison Bader cf, 2017–2022 23
  180. Odubel Herrera cf, 2015–2022 23
  181. Lyman Bostock cf, 1975–1978 22
  182. Hank Leiber cf, 1933–1942 22
  183. Albie Pearson cf, 1958–1966 22
  184. Ken Berry cf, 1962–1975 22
  185. Desmond Jennings cf, 2010–2016 22
  186. Harry Rice cf, 1923–1933 22
  187. Dave May cf, 1967–1978 22
  188. Fred Schulte cf, 1927–1937 21
  189. Cameron Maybin cf, 2007–2021 21
  190. Dave Eggler cf, 1871–1885 21
  191. Jay Payton cf, 1998–2010 21
  192. Goody Rosen cf, 1937–1946 21
  193. Rube Oldring cf, 1905–1918 21
  194. Craig Gentry cf, 2009–2018 21
  195. Harry Walker cf, 1940–1955 20
  196. Dutch Zwilling cf, 1910–1916 20
  197. Ramon Laureano cf, 2018–2022 20
  198. Jake Marisnick cf, 2013–2022 20
  199. Taylor Douthit cf, 1923–1933 19
  200. Jon Jay cf, 2010–2021 19

Greatest Center Fielders by Hall Rating

Willie Mays Photo
  1. Willie Mays
  2. Ty Cobb
  3. Tris Speaker
  4. Mickey Mantle
  5. Mike Trout

Greatest Center Fielders by Negro League MLE Hall Rating

Oscar Charleston Photo
  1. Oscar Charleston
  2. Turkey Stearnes
  3. Bullet Rogan
  4. Cristóbal Torriente
  5. Willard Brown

Not in the Hall of Fame by Hall Rating

Kenny Lofton Photo
  1. Kenny Lofton
  2. Andruw Jones
  3. Jim Edmonds
  4. Jim Wynn
  5. Chet Lemon

Not in the Hall of Fame by Negro League MLE Hall Rating

Alejandro Oms Photo
  1. Alejandro Oms
  2. Sam Jethroe
  3. Tetelo Vargas
  4. Jules Thomas
  5. Spottswood Poles

Not in the Hall of Stats by Hall Rating

Max Carey Photo
  1. Max Carey
  2. Paul Hines
  3. Earl Averill
  4. Fred Lynn
  5. Kirby Puckett

Not in the Hall of Merit by Hall Rating

  1. Chet Lemon
  2. Willie Davis
  3. César Cedeño
  4. Fred Lynn
  5. Kirby Puckett

Active Center Fielders by Hall Rating

Mike Trout Photo
  1. Mike Trout
  2. Andrew McCutchen
  3. Lorenzo Cain
  4. Kevin Kiermaier
  5. AJ Pollock

Retired but Not Yet Eligible by Hall Rating

Carlos Beltran Photo
  1. Carlos Beltran
  2. Curtis Granderson
  3. Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. Adam Jones
  5. Denard Span