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Mike Griffin

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Fenway Park, Boston

All-Time Player Fielding - Career

Best Ever Fielding Outfield (1871-2018)



Outfield

Rank Name First Career
POS FV
LastYear CUM
GP
CUM
PO
CUM
A
CUM
E
CUM
FPCT
CUM
RF (pg)
CUM
APG
1 Hamilton Billy 1.6301 2018 664 1556 52 10 0.994 2.42 0.078
2 Griffin Mike 1.6182 1898 1478 3535 243 173 0.956 2.56 0.164
3 Speaker Tris 1.6169 1928 2698 6788 449 222 0.970 2.68 0.166
4 Puckett Kirby 1.6107 1995 1696 4392 142 51 0.989 2.67 0.084
5 Fogarty Jim 1.6099 1890 685 1540 171 110 0.940 2.50 0.250
6 Oliver Tom 1.6097 1933 504 1425 45 21 0.986 2.92 0.089
7 Ashburn Richie 1.6038 1962 2104 6089 178 110 0.983 2.98 0.085
8 DiMaggio Dom 1.5997 1952 1373 3859 147 89 0.978 2.92 0.107
9 Thomas Roy 1.5941 1911 1434 3291 188 102 0.972 2.43 0.131
10 Corkhill Pop 1.5927 1892 1041 2158 224 134 0.947 2.29 0.215
11 Otis Amos 1.5909 1984 1928 4936 126 47 0.991 2.63 0.065
12 Welch Curt 1.5902 1893 1075 2366 210 185 0.933 2.40 0.195
13 Felsch Happy 1.5882 1920 741 1921 116 53 0.975 2.75 0.157
14 Carey Max 1.5839 1929 2421 6363 339 235 0.966 2.77 0.140
15 Flood Curt 1.5825 1971 1697 4021 114 54 0.987 2.44 0.067
16 DiMaggio Vince 1.5818 1946 1081 2840 125 57 0.981 2.74 0.116
17 Butler Brett 1.5788 1997 2164 5296 122 41 0.992 2.50 0.056
18 Lange Bill 1.5770 1899 716 1732 136 116 0.942 2.61 0.190
19 Jones Andruw 1.5717 2012 2060 4956 125 50 0.990 2.47 0.061
20 West Sam 1.5696 1942 1573 4300 151 76 0.983 2.83 0.096
21 Trout Mike 1.5654 2018 1061 2474 33 16 0.994 2.36 0.031
22 Rose Pete 1.5640 1984 1327 2579 99 24 0.991 2.02 0.075
23 Betts Mookie 1.5613 2018 625 1426 40 13 0.991 2.35 0.064
24 Yount Robin 1.5595 1993 1218 3202 54 32 0.990 2.67 0.044
25 Mostil Johnny 1.5586 1929 907 2561 101 79 0.971 2.93 0.111
26 Remsen Jack 1.5585 1884 566 1173 83 176 0.877 2.22 0.147
27 Victorino Shane 1.5567 2015 1242 2613 76 15 0.994 2.17 0.061
28 Eggler Dave 1.5553 1885 575 1204 87 144 0.900 2.25 0.151
29 Judnich Wally 1.5546 1949 604 1636 33 20 0.988 2.76 0.055
30 Barrett Jimmy 1.5545 1908 855 1814 143 95 0.954 2.29 0.167
31 Brodie Steve 1.5545 1902 1420 3139 208 142 0.959 2.36 0.146
32 Spence Stan 1.5528 1949 990 2582 96 44 0.984 2.71 0.097
33 Murphy Dwayne 1.5526 1989 1272 3579 80 47 0.987 2.88 0.063
34 Pillar Kevin 1.5523 2018 681 1573 34 15 0.991 2.36 0.050
35 Kreevich Mike 1.5516 1945 1177 3304 93 64 0.982 2.89 0.079
36 Martin Leonnys 1.5510 2018 690 1670 60 20 0.989 2.51 0.087
37 Inciarte Ender 1.5506 2018 701 1661 47 23 0.987 2.44 0.067
38 Holmes Tommy 1.5461 1952 1231 2823 115 33 0.989 2.39 0.093
39 Craft Harry 1.5459 1942 552 1394 46 21 0.986 2.61 0.083
40 DiMaggio Joe 1.5447 1951 1721 4516 153 105 0.978 2.71 0.089
41 Markakis Nick 1.5431 2018 1980 3884 117 26 0.994 2.02 0.059
42 Statz Jigger 1.5417 1928 638 1770 85 59 0.969 2.91 0.133
43 Mays Willie 1.5415 1973 2842 7095 195 141 0.981 2.57 0.069
44 Delahanty Ed 1.5413 1903 1344 2951 243 166 0.951 2.38 0.181
45 Glanville Doug 1.5392 2004 1050 2300 68 22 0.991 2.26 0.065
46 Bostock Lyman 1.5378 1978 511 1223 30 15 0.988 2.45 0.059
47 Blair Paul 1.5378 1980 1878 4343 111 54 0.988 2.37 0.059
48 Chapman Sam 1.5367 1951 1208 3404 112 103 0.972 2.91 0.093
49 Moreno Omar 1.5367 1986 1323 3405 93 63 0.982 2.64 0.070
50 Landis Jim 1.5360 1967 1265 2927 72 32 0.989 2.37 0.057
51 Berry Ken 1.5355 1975 1311 2722 85 30 0.989 2.14 0.065
52 Virdon Bill 1.5353 1968 1542 3777 100 73 0.982 2.51 0.065
53 Moore Terry 1.5343 1948 1189 3117 102 48 0.985 2.71 0.086
54 Jones Adam 1.5320 2018 1656 4063 100 58 0.986 2.51 0.060
55 Paskert Dode 1.5311 1921 1633 3734 223 125 0.969 2.42 0.137
56 Erstad Darin 1.5310 2009 912 2180 50 10 0.996 2.45 0.055
57 Jones Fielder 1.5304 1915 1770 3580 225 144 0.964 2.15 0.127
58 Welsh Jimmy 1.5304 1930 687 1756 100 55 0.971 2.70 0.146
59 Jones Charlie 1.5298 1888 885 1697 163 252 0.881 2.10 0.184
60 Bruton Bill 1.5295 1964 1561 3905 105 77 0.981 2.57 0.067


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    Whose Number One in the Outfield


    1. Billy Hamilton (2013-2018)

    Another one of those there for now, but will Hamilton stay. Well, we all know he's fast and has blasted well out of the gate with a Career Field Value significantly past second place. It's certainly possible that Billy will remain high on this list throughout his career. At age 28, his Fielding Percentage is seven points higher than the baseball average for his time, and his Range Factor per 9 innings played is nineteen points higher while playing Center Field. Those numbers are large. So it will be interesting to see how far they drop as Hamilton ages, but for now, he's #1 in Career Fielding through baseball history.

    2. Mike Griffin (1887-1898)

    Okay, you ask, who is this? No, Mike Griffin is no longer a household name. He's not even the Mike Griffin who played in the 80's, but that guy was a pitcher anyway. This Mike played before the turn of the century and for teams with names we don't really know. Like what teams; Baltimore Orioles of the American Association, Philadelphia Athletics of the Players League, Brooklyn Grooms and Bridegrooms, plus something called the Cleveland Spiders and St. Louis Perfectos, although he never took the field for the last two. Mike hailed from Utica, New York, and was one of the fastest players around, not only patrolling center field, but on the base paths. In twelve seasons, Griffin stole 473; that's #43 on the All-Time list. He also had 108 triples.


Fielding Ratings in the Stat Geek Baseball PEVA system are meant to give a grade that relates to value for payroll purposes. A player with a low amount of innings played at a position may be rated lower for that purpose, but be a better defensive player. They would be rated higher in the PEVA/FV system with higher innings played, but their FV is lower due to lack of use.

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Notes: Career Field Value possible maximum for Outfielders is 1.7000. All players listed with minimum of 500 Adjusted Games Played. Game played for outfielders from 2000 forward contains total amount of games played fall all positions combined and may reflect higher than individual games played.

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