Milwaukee Brewers: The top five center fielders in franchise history

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COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 25: Baseball icon Willie Mays talks with Hall of famer Robin Yount during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on July 25, 20010 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 25: Baseball icon Willie Mays talks with Hall of famer Robin Yount during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on July 25, 20010 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Reasoning for last name on Brewers All-time Center Fielders List

The last name on this list is harder to decide and agree on.

Great center fielders such as Devon White, Marquis Grissom, and Jim Edmonds have donned the Brewers blue and yellow.

But, the problem with any of them making the list is longevity with the team. None of them stayed for more than three seasons. Even Houston Astros great Jimmy Wynn briefly played center field for the Milwaukee Brewers, but not for long.

White earned an OPS+ of over 100 in the final season of his career which came as a Milwaukee Brewers center fielder.

Similarly, the Jim Edmonds played very well in his final career season and it was partially with the Brewers.

Grissom played with the Brewers for three years and even made the 20/20 club with more than 20 homers and 20 steals in one season in 1999. Like White and Edmonds, however, Grissom is not remembered as a Brewers guy.

A few players have had career years while playing center field for the Brewers, but they failed to continue their success.

Scott Podsednik stole 70 bases while playing center field and left field in Milwaukee and Alex Sanchez stole 37 bases in 2002.

Brady Clark had a positive four-year run with the Brewers uniform on. Mike Cameron was a clubhouse leader while maintaining an OPS+ over 100 during his two seasons as a Brewers center fielder.

Brewers fans who watched the team during its postseason run in 2011 won’t forget Nyjer “T-Plush” Morgan. He too, however, fell off sharply in seasons to come.

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