You are coming at me hard on this one, and I appreciate that. The fact that I may well be losing, my bad, but that is how it goes. I will admit to having forgotten how Aaron could/did run early on-by the time I got to watch him he was simply a slugger. While not a knock, as he did it well, his wheels were not in my wheelhouse (haha).
With regards to defense, I will add that Ted played a very unique position in a very unique park. His defensive metrics may not be great, but he was always considered to have been very good for the oddity that is left field at Fenway Park.
And while continuing this discussion, I ran across another name that we really should have mentioned, that of the man tied for 4th on this list.
Career Leaders & Records for Base-Out Wins Added (REW)
1. Barry Bonds (22) 129.82 L
2. Ted Williams+ (19) 100.44 L
3. Hank Aaron+ (23) 99.27 R
4. Mickey Mantle+ (18) 96.90 B
Willie Mays+ (22) 96.90
The Mick was an all-timer without a shadow of a doubt. Everyone knows how good Mantle was, particularly before tearing up his knees. I was lucky enough to get to meet Moose Skowron on a few occasions, and the one thing he would always say was that Mickey could do anything he wanted on a baseball field. So by way of acquiescing to Aaron being better "overall" than Ted, it is very possible that Mays and Mantle were better than both of "our guys".