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How do the top center fielders in Major League Baseball stack up? That question has been answered by our experts in the latest installment of the "Baseball Tonight" 100 (#BBTN100), a project to rank the top players across all 30 teams. We'll reveal a new position each day and unveil the overall 1-100 rankings March 27.

Do you agree with the experts' take on center fielders? Simply click on the images of the top 10 below to submit your ballot.

Rank: #BBTN100 Center Fielders

Michael Bourn

Michael Bourn

Cleveland Indians
BBTN Rank: 9

Coco Crisp

Coco Crisp

Oakland A's
BBTN Rank: 7

Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury

New York Yankees
BBTN Rank: 3

Dexter Fowler

Dexter Fowler

Houston Astros
BBTN Rank: 10

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez

Milwaukee Brewers
BBTN Rank: 4

Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson

Detroit Tigers
BBTN Rank: 8

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Baltimore Orioles
BBTN Rank: 5

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp

Los Angeles Dodgers
BBTN Rank: 6

Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen

Pittsburgh Pirates
BBTN Rank: 2

Mike Trout

Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels
BBTN Rank: 1

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Carlos Beltran to the Yankees

Have the Yankees of old returned? Even though the Bronx Bombers passed on spending $240 million on Robinson Cano, they still have spent nearly $300 million so far this offseason, with the latest acquisition being Carlos Beltran's three-year, $45 million deal. How are the new-look Yankees shaping up? Will it be enough?

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Jacoby Ellsbury has gone to the Yankees, undoubtedly causing Red Sox fans some degree of consternation. That World Series championship should help, but Ellsbury is a unique talent; his speed is a huge weapon, and he has enough power to really threaten pitchers when he's hot. He's one of the few players in the 30-30 club since the turn of the century. Can you name the rest?

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Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees

Hello, Johnny Damon 2.0. Like the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox center fielder before him, Jacoby Ellsbury reportedly is making the short trip down Interstate 95 to the New York Yankees. It's not for lack of reasons -- around $153 million of them over seven years. Is this a good move for New York? Will the Yankees be back in 2014?

What do you make of the Yankees reportedly signing CF Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year deal worth about $153 million?

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  • If you were a Yankees fan, how worried would you be about Jacoby Ellsbury's injury history (144 missed games in 2010, 88 missed in 2012)?

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  • Do you have a problem with star players signing for their previous teams' rivals, a la Jacoby Ellsbury?

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Red Sox's offseason questions

Beards have been shaved, duck boats have been put away, and the long offseason has begun for the world champion Boston Red Sox. The team extended qualifying offers to three key players today -- Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew and Mike Napoli. Ellsbury is likely to test the free-agent market, but Drew and Napoli seem far more likely to return after turning in unexpectedly solid seasons. The team also has to decide what to do at catcher -- they did not extend Jarrod Saltalamacchia a qualifying offer and could go for free agent Brian McCann to take up duties behind the plate.

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