Ken Griffey Jr. (left) and Mike Cameron.

Ken Griffey Jr. (left) and Mike Cameron.

Best of the Mariners poll, part nine: Center fielders

Cast your vote for the best-ever season by a Seattle Mariners center fielder.

Welcome to part nine of the Herald’s Best of the Mariners poll series, in which readers have the opportunity to vote on the best seasons in Seattle Mariners history by position. Tuesday’s position is center field. Here are the candidates:

KEN GRIFFEY JR., 1994

Stats: .323 BA, 94 R, 40 HR, 90 RBI, 11 SB, 1.076 OPS

KEN GRIFFEY JR., 1996

Stats: .303 BA, 125 R, 49 HR, 140 RBI, 16 SB, 1.020 OPS

KEN GRIFFEY JR., 1997

Stats: .304 BA, 125 R, 56 HR, 147 RBI, 15 SB, 1.028 OPS

FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ, 2009

Stats: .283 BA, 85 R, 18 HR, 70 RBI, 16 SB, .764 OPS

Others worthy of consideration: Ken Griffey Jr., 1991; Ken Griffey Jr., 1993; Mike Cameron, 2001.

If you vote for “other,” please specify who in the comments section.


Part one: Starting pitchers.

Part two: Relief pitchers.

Part three: Catchers.

Part four: First basemen.

Part five: Second basemen.

Part six: Third basemen.

Part seven: Shortstops.

Part eight: Left fielders.

Next: Right fielders.

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