Top 10 Baseball Outfielders of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Willie Mays Willie Mays

Definitely the best outfielder. Arguably the best of any position. - 5ToolPlayers

Nobody was more exciting...ask the guys he played against!

How is he not #1! He was the best player ever in the MLB!

He’s without company at the very top of ANY “best of” list!

2 Babe Ruth 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.

Obviously a great hitter against pitchers that probably did not have the repertoire of modern pictures. Also, with Babe's girth, he could not be a match for great defensive players who were also great offensive players such as Tris Speaker, Mantle Aaron, Mays or Ty Cobb

Virtually every baseball expert & historian lists Babe Ruth as the greatest outfielder of all time. When collectively looking at his all time offensive stats he is far superior. There is no doubt that “the Sultan of Swat” is the number 1 outfielder who also was an outstanding athlete.

3 Barry Bonds Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Because of his highly suspect hitting ---particularly home run ---records over the last several years of his career, to go along with generally surly and narcissistic attitude towards the fans (even in Pittsburgh during his early years as a pirate, as I and many others experienced first hand...), barry bonds does not really belong on this list. He had tons of talent, no doubt, but it has to be about more than raw talent!

He can hit and terrific fielder

4 Ted Williams

Easily the best hitter of all time. Only person to ever hit.400 outside the deadfall era, and hit 37 hrs while doing it. Took three years off for WWII while in his prime and still played nineteen seasons with a mind boggling.344 career average. He hit.316 at age 41. Bonds, Mays, and Ruth don't even come close.

Another great hitter, but an average fielder with somewhat limited speed

He could hit like no other

Not a great outfielder. Not a great fielder. A great hitter. Would have been a DH if that was a real position. - 5ToolPlayers

5 Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente

Clemente or Mays if the game rewarded ALL tools! Change the name to home trots from home runs as a tribute to Clemente's line drives to ALL fields and incomparable throwing arm!

The business/marketing of baseball relies on the Caucasian dollar$ do you think the 'face of baseball' is gonna' be from Puerto Rico? Movies like Field of Dreams, The Natural etc. are examples of cherished viewing...didn't see anything resembling Roberto.

By way of comparison of no. 10 Mr. Clemente with your no. 3 Mr. Bonds ---and what a contrast! ---after a Pirates-Milwaukee Braves game at Forbes Field in 1965, Roberto took the time, maybe 10 minutes I would guess, to walk with my brother and me talking baseball (we were both in Little League),even trying on our ballgloves which we had taken to the game in hopes of catching a foul ball!

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6 Ty Cobb

Greatest player of all time

7 Hank Aaron Hank Aaron

He was really fun to watch am I right

8 Stan Musial
9 Ken Griffey Jr. Ken Griffey Jr.

How is 630 homers and amazing outfield play not make him a top 10

10 Joe Dimaggio

Combination of hitting for power and average, base running, fielding and throwing arm has not yet been matched.

Joe was fast and cover the field well

The Contenders

11 Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen Andrew Stefan McCutchen, nicknamed "Cutch" is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.

You must be kidding - Yes A good current player, but no where near the top ten


12 Mike Trout Mike Trout Michael Nelson "Mike" Trout, nicknamed The Millville Meteor, is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.
13 Mickey Mantle

He could throw hit and catch

When he was able to play... - 5ToolPlayers

14 Giancarlo Stanton Giancarlo Stanton
15 Alex Gordon Alex Gordon Alexander Jonathan Gordon is an American professional baseball left fielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.
16 Carlos Gomez Carlos Gomez
17 Ichiro Suzuki Ichiro Suzuki

There was nothing this man couldn't do on a baseball field.

18 Tris Speaker

Now here's a guy who should be in the top five. - 5ToolPlayers

A 5 tool player

19 Yoenis Cespedes

Muffed a play in Game 1 of the World Series that turned into an inside the park homer, did not make up for it with his bat. - 5ToolPlayers

20 Jose Bautista Jose Bautista
21 Bryce Harper Bryce Harper
22 Manny Ramirez
23 Adam Jones Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.
24 Yasiel Puig
25 Andruw Jones

I have a jersy

26 Mookie Betts Mookie Betts
27 Enrique Hernandez

Clearly not as good as the greats babe Ruth and Barry bonds, but still amazing. Much smaller than other players, yet hits long balls, doubles, and triples.

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Top Remixes

1. Barry Bonds
2. Babe Ruth
3. Ted Williams
1. Babe Ruth
2. Ted Williams
3. Barry Bonds
1. Andrew McCutchen
2. Mike Trout
3. Giancarlo Stanton


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