All Time Best Position Players in Baseball

This is a very debatable subject, but I am listing the top ten all around baseball players, excluding pitchers.
The Top Ten
1 Willie Mays Willie Howard Mays Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid," was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets.

Willie was superb in every facet of the game. He excelled beyond the other all-time greats.

Hey, if you're a guy who can make a sprinting catch behind your back, you're pretty good.

I believe he is the greatest baseball player ever because he can do everything.

2 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.

Beast, no doubt. Really between him and Mays, it's 1A and 1B. Jeter being number 4 on the list: he isn't even the best player on his team, let's get real. He is the face of the organization, but A-Rod is way better. A-Rod is a better hitter, oh yeah, and a way better defensive shortstop... come at me.

Great pitcher, great hitter, 714 home runs, .342 batting average, .690 slugging percentage - career record. The Great Bambino was the first home run hitter and is one of the best.

And he served two years in the military. He served America, and so has baseball.

3 Derek Jeter Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop, current businessman and baseball executive who is the chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Batted a consistent .320 for most of his career and led his team to 5 World Series wins. An icon to the greatest team in pro sports.

Derek Jeter was and still is my inspiration to never give up in softball. His quotes make me feel powerful.

His range, agility, poise, and his strong bat in the clutch make him the best. He deserves the #1 spot!

4 Ted Williams

Second greatest hitter of all time (Ruth), and a poor outfielder. Would be my DH on an all-time team.

5 Roberto Clemente Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Best defensive outfielder of all time and the best hitter vs. good pitching in history. How could anyone be more complete with that comment?

When Mays says Clemente is the only player comparable to him, then it confirms what we saw firsthand!

What an arm and batting consistency. Speed, but elegance fielding...

6 Ty Cobb
7 Hank Aaron Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", was an American Major League Baseball right fielder who served as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.

If Jeter is consistent, then Aaron hit 700 home runs, had an incredible 5-tool career, and hit 40 homers for many seasons.

8 Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname... read more

Yeah, he's someone who showed up for work every day too!

He is the bomb, and he should be third.

9 Stan Musial

Racked up total bases like crazy. Defensively, always belonged at first base, not outfield.

The third greatest baseball player ever. Willie Mays is #1, and Babe Ruth is #2.

10 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.

Was on a certain Hall of Fame path but started cheating like McGwire and Sosa after the media fawned over them during their fraudulent HR record chase. Bonds proved for all of us how much performance can be inflated if you're one of the cheaters. So sad. I liked him immensely in his early years, now disgusted. Still, not as disgusting as that three-time loser who cheated his entire career even after suspensions.

All-around the best. If he didn't use steroids, he wouldn't have been, but he would still be Hall of Fame caliber. Statistically, he has 500 steals and 500 homers, which means he is versatile. Derek Jeter is the most overrated player in sports.

The Contenders
11 Mickey Mantle

I knew Mickey. He finally admitted, albeit too late in his career, that he should have taken better care of himself. What power! What strength and speed!

Extremely great and played almost his entire career on knees that were so bad most players would have quit in their rookie season.

If he would have taken better care of himself, he had the power, speed, and all of the above to have been the greatest player ever.

12 Mike Schmidt

Amazing defensive player, as well as hitting the clutch home run in the 8th and 9th inning during pressure-cooked games.

Just the best, bottom line. No one better at that position. Ever!

13 Honus Wagner

People who are well-informed rank him in the top 5 or at least the top 10.

14 Chipper Jones

Where is the ball Chipper hit? Oh yeah, it's over the fence.

15 Shoeless Joe Jackson

Lifetime .356 hitter, amazing outfielder. If Barry Bonds is allowed consideration, then you can make an argument for Shoeless Joe as one of the best ever.

Right. For a long time, I've said Rose and Shoeless before Bonds.

16 Pete Rose

How can you leave off the Hit King? The man played practically every position and did it with pride! Charlie Hustle is the best ever.

17 Cal Ripken Jr.
18 Ken Griffey, Jr.

Griffey should be in the top five. He made some amazing plays and went all out, nothing held back.

19 Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.
20 Xander Bogaerts
21 Joe DiMaggio Joseph Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees.

The best center fielder of all time, and a really underrated player.

22 George Brett

George Brett was a great gamer.

23 Carl Yazstremski

One of the best all-around players ever.

24 Carlton Fisk

Catcher is the most tiring position in the game, and he's the best catcher of all time, so that makes him the best position player of all time. He was better with the ChiSox than Bosox, by the way.

25 Brooks Robinson
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