MLB Fastest MLB Players of All Time  

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List Rules Best players in MLB history who were known for their elite speed

This list is composed of the fastest MLB players of all time, ranked by overall speed and talent level. The MLB measures straight-line speed with modern day analytics, as well as quickness, lateral agility, and many other athletic traits. However, speed in the MLB isn't as focused on the numbers, and is instead simply quantified by the jaw-dropping speed-related feats these MLB players perform on a nightly basis. Due to top-level speed, many of the fastest MLB players are also among the greatest MLB players of all time.

This list is a collection of which players displayed the most amazing, game-changing speed in NBA history. Typically, the fastest MLB players are center-fielders such as Kenny Lofton, Billy Hamilton, and Mike Trout, since they are often the smallest and have to cover the most ground, although certain anomalies like Alex Rodriguez and Wil Myers find themselves among the fastest MLB players despite being bigger and stronger.

Go ahead and rank the fastest MLB players of all time, and when you're done, head on over to rank the fastest NBA players of all time

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14 2
Ricky Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Adelaide Football Club

2
19 8
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time

3
12 3
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs

4
13 4
Juan Pierre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Juan Pierre Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox

5
13 5
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Bo Jackson Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Royals

6
12 5
Dee Gordon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Dee Gordon Los Angeles Dodgers

7
16 9
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins

8
7 1
Delino DeShields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Delino DeShields St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs

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9 3
Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Detroit Tigers

10
10 4
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Kenny Lofton New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies

11
10 4
Byron Buxton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time

12
10 4
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

13
11 5
Trea Turner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time

14
8 3
Ben Revere is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Ben Revere Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Twins

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7 2
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Tim Raines New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles

16
9 4
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Carlos Beltrán New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets

17
6 1
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Willie Wilson Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics

18
8 4
Luis Castillo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Luis Castillo Miami Marlins, New York Mets, New York Mets

19
7 3
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
José Reyes Chicago Cubs

20
6 2
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Deion Sanders San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens

21
6 2
Carl Crawford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Carl Crawford Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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6 2
Jacoby Ellsbury is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Jacoby Ellsbury New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox

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5 1
Tony Womack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Tony Womack New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs

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4 0
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates, Louisville Colonels

25
9 6
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees, New York Yankees

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6 3
Chone Figgins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Chone Figgins Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

27
5 2
Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers

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5 2
Michael Bourn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Michael Bourn Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians

The Best Closers in Baseball History

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5 2
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics

30
3 0
Joey Gathright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Joey Gathright Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Royals

31
3 0
Eric Young is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Eric Young Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs

32
3 0
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Joe Morgan Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds

33
3 0
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
José Altuve Houston Astros

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6 4
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

35
5 3
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Johnny Damon New York Yankees, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox

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5 3
B. J. Upton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
B. J. Upton Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Rays

37
5 3
Rajai Davis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Rajai Davis San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates

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4 2
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Dexter Fowler Colorado Rockies, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros

39
4 2
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Athletics

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3 1
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Beaneaters, Kansas City Blues

41
3 1
Jarrod Dyson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Jarrod Dyson Kansas City Royals

42
2 0
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres

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43
2 0
Starling Marte is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Starling Marte Pittsburgh Pirates

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5 4
Dave Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Dave Collins New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers

45
4 3
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Craig Biggio Houston Astros

46
4 3
Carlos Gómez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Carlos Gómez New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins

47
3 2
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Mookie Wilson New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays

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3 2
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

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2 1
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time
Max Carey Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins

50
2 1
Adam Eaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Fastest MLB Players of All Time