Top 10 Baseball Outfielders of All Time
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.
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
Really great hitter but has so-so defense and has no speed!
Definitely the best outfielder. Arguably the best of any position.
Nobody was more exciting...ask the guys he played against!
He's without company at the very top of ANY "best of" list!
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!
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.
Not a great outfielder. Not a great fielder. A great hitter. Would have been a DH if that was a real position.
Another great hitter, but an average fielder with somewhat limited speed
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!
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.
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!
Combination of hitting for power and average, base running, fielding and throwing arm has not yet been matched.
When he was able to play...
There was nothing this man couldn't do on a baseball field.
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.
Now here's a guy who should be in the top five.
A 5 tool player
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.