2012 MLB Rankings: Josh Hamilton and the 10 Best Outfielders in Baseball

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2012 MLB Rankings: Josh Hamilton and the 10 Best Outfielders in Baseball
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Many of baseball's best players reside in the outfield. To be considered one of the best, they must be able to hit for power and for average, run the bases well, excel at fielding their position and exhibit a strong throwing arm.

Essentially, they should be a five-tool-player.  

While countless players possess these attributes separately, very few have been able to combine these abilities and excel at each facet of the game. Many five-tool players play in the outfield, which is fitting considering the aforementioned defensive attributes.  

Considering all facets of the game, here are my top 10 outfielders (in no particular order) in Major League Baseball.   

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