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3morereps
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Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Change my mind

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WestCoastAg
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Theres this guy named mike trout
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gobuxgo5
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Mike Trout. /endthread. (But I am a huge Griffey fan).

to change your mind:

Trout's 71.6 career wins above replacement (based on Baseball-Reference) is the highest all-time by a position player by their 28th birthday (Ty Cobb is second at 69.0). At this juncture, he's already passed 27 Hall of Famers in WAR. He currently ranks 60th all time on the WAR list.
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arcalades
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
I couldn't have even told you KG played center field


gobuxgo5
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504Voodoo
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
I had everyone one of those games and the shoes to match. I remember damn near every kid in our neighborhood tried to mimic his batting stance an swing.


A Menace to Sobriety
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Had he stayed healthy his entire career he would've been the best baseball player that ever stepped on a baseball field. These are absolute facts.


BCMCubs
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
As a kid, even though I was a Cubs fan, Griffey did it for me. Sweetest lefthanded swing, and the greatest Super Nintendo baseball tape in the history of the world.


I mean, I spent hours and hours playing the OG Griffey tape on Super


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gobuxgo5
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
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Had he stayed healthy his entire career he would've been the best baseball player that ever stepped on a baseball field. These are absolute facts.


As a Reds fan, that would have been amazing to see.


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oleyeller
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
I mean, its not even a discussion. This is well known fact


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olemc999
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Andruw Jones was the best defensive center fielder.


The Seaward
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Mike Trout is clearly better. I don’t even see how you would argue otherwise unless you have a massive dose of nostalgia or a complete disregard for objective numbers.


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WestCoastAg
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
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Had he stayed healthy his entire career he would've been the best baseball player that ever stepped on a baseball field. These are absolute facts.
in 4 of his 8 full seasons, trout has either equaled or bested Griffeys best individual season. And of those 4 in which he doesnt, two of them he easily would have had he not missed an extended amount of games those seasons

Its trout and there is no debate really. What hes already accomplished is nothing short of unbelievable


David Ricky
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
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Had he stayed healthy his entire career he would've been the best baseball player that ever stepped on a baseball field. These are absolute facts.


Pre-steroids Bonds was better than Griffey even before the injuries started


Tigerfan56
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
MLB with Griffey on N64 is the GOAT sports game don’t @ me


braud2go
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
The older they are, the better they were


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michael corleone
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Kenny Lofton. Top 15 all time stolen bases for a career. 5 gold gloves. LIFETIME .300 average. No roofs or hgh.

KGJ was THE best when healthy. Problem was that he was unhealthy a decent amount. If I am picking a team from that that era, give me Lofton


Rattlehead82
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
I agree, but Bonds played left field.


WestCoastAg
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re: Ken Griffey Junior was the best center fielder in modern era
Did not expect to read a "Kenny lofton over griffey" take today but here we are


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