In case you missed it: In honor of Willie Mays' 84th birthday, Joe DeMartino of SportsNation ranked the top 10 center fielders in MLB history. Willie, of course, is No. 1.
Good list. I'd probably move Mickey Mantle and maybe Ken Griffey Jr. ahead of Tris Speaker, accounting for the tougher eras they played in. I like the inclusion of Carlos Beltran. I'm not so sure about Andre Dawson, who spent only seven seasons as a center fielder before moving to right field. He ended up playing a couple hundred more games in right than center, although 40.8 of his 64.5 career WAR came in his years as a center fielder.
Rather than Dawson, I might be inclined to list Jim Edmonds. He finished with 60.3 career WAR, hitting .284/.376/.527 with 393 career home runs and eight Gold Gloves. He probably didn't deserve all those Gold Gloves -- I doubt he was a Gold Glove center fielder when he was 35 -- but he was a definite two-way threat. From 1995 to 2005, he averaged 5.1 WAR per season, which included a 0.8 in 1999 when he played just 55 games. The Angels traded him after that season for Kent Bottenfield and Adam Kennedy, and Edmonds' first five seasons with St. Louis were spectacular -- .298/.410/.593, averaging 36 home runs and 100 RBIs per season.
Edmonds didn't quite have the career longevity that makes him a Hall of Famer but few center fielders can match his 10-year peak.
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