• Baseball’s Greatest Fielders By Position

    Posted by on December 14th, 2012 · Comments (2)

    This is for non-pitchers since 1901:

    Position/Research Link Greatest All-Time Honorable Mention Greatest Active
    C Yadier Molina Jim Sundberg Yadier Molina
    1B Keith Hernandez John Olerud Mark Teixeira
    2B Joe Gordon Mark Ellis Chase Utley
    3B Brooks Robinson Clete Boyer Evan Longoria
    SS Mark Belanger Jack Wilson Brendan Ryan
    LF Barry Bonds Bernard Gilkey Carl Crawford
    CF Paul Blair Devon White Austin Jackson
    RF Jesse Barfield Roberto Clemente  Ichiro Suzuki

    Of course, this list means no disrespect to players like Willie Mays, Tris Speaker, Johnny Bench, Ivan Rodriguez, Ozzie Smith, Luis Aparicio, Adrian Beltre, Mike Schmidt, Bill Mazeroski, Frank White, Bill Terry, Vic Power, Dwight Evans, Dave Parker, Rickey Henderson and others.  It’s just that I think those listed above are the best defensively, all-time and currently, based only on their merits in the field (and not including what they did at bat).  Your mileage may vary….

    …but, I encourage you to click the links in the Position/Research Link column to see the data behind these selections.

    Comments on Baseball’s Greatest Fielders By Position

    1. OldYanksFan
      December 15th, 2012 | 10:02 pm

      NO WAY Donnie was only 34th. The guy was a magician.

    2. December 16th, 2012 | 7:21 pm

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