Young, Run Producing Centerfielders

All-time, Major League Baseball first-year center fielders with:

  • 100 Hits
  • .300 Batting Average
  • 100 OPS+
Rk             Player OPS+   H   BA Year Age  Tm
1        Earl  Averill  136 198 .332 1929  27 CLE
2       Danny  Santana  131 105 .317 2014  23 MIN
3         Homer  Smoot  130 161 .311 1902  24 STL
4        Hunter  Pence  129 147 .322 2007  24 HOU
5        Joe  DiMaggio  128 206 .323 1936  21 NYY
6       Wally  Judnich  126 157 .303 1940  24 SLB
7    Johnny  Frederick  126 206 .328 1929  27 BRO
8         Roy  Sievers  125 144 .306 1949  22 SLB
9      Richie  Ashburn  123 154 .333 1948  21 PHI
10       Cesar  Cedeno  114 110 .310 1970  19 HOU
11         Wally  Moon  110 193 .304 1954  24 STL
12       Dom  DiMaggio  110 126 .301 1940  23 BOS
13        Lloyd  Waner  109 223 .355 1927  21 PIT
14        Irv  Waldron  106 186 .311 1901  29 TOT
15    Chris  Singleton  105 149 .300 1999  26 CHW
16     Barney  McCosky  102 190 .311 1939  22 DET
17         Al  Simmons   98 183 .308 1924  22 PHA

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/6/2014.

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Posted on September 6, 2014, in MLB, MLB history, MLB prospects, MLB stats and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Here’s a link to a list of rookie centerfielders by offensive wins above replacement, which looks somewhat different. http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/lyvLB

    • Hi Cliff, thanks for sharing the rookie list.

      There are different players included because I cheated a little bit and only list “first-year” players.

      Guys who played sparingly in their “first-year” fail to make the list despite their excellent “rookie” years which came in their “second-year” in many cases.

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