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The 200 Greatest Major League Baseball Players of All Time, 2012 Ed. 181-190

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

200-191 is here.

181. Dazzy Vance 1915-35 RHP Dodgers
        56.4
        ERA+125
        191-125
        IP=3000
        MVPQ=1924, 1928


182. Harmon Killebrew 1B/3B/LF Twins 1954-75
         56.05
        .265/.380/.530
         OPS+143
         PA=9800
         MVPQ=none

183. Kenny Lofton CF Indians 1991-07
         55.95
        .299/.372/.420
         OPS+107
         PA=9200
         MVPQ=none

184. Lance Berkman LF/1B Astros 1999-
           55.9
           .300/.415/.550
           OPS+146
          PA=7400
          MVPQ=none

185. Stan Hack 3B Cubs 1932-47
        55.9
        .306/.402/.448
        OPS+119
        PA=8500
        MVPQ=none

186. Graig Nettles 3B Yankees 1967-88
        55.8
        .252/.335/.451
        OPS+110
        PA=10,200
        MVPQ=none


187. Joe Torre C Cardinals 1960-77
        55.7
        .307/.378/.497
        OPS+128
        PA=8800
        MVPQ=none


188. Ken Boyer 3B Cardinals 1955-69
        55.7
        .292/.358/.479
        OPS+116
        PA=8200
        MVPQ=none

189. Jim O’Rourke Giants LF 1872-04
         55.7
        .300/.380/.489
         OPS+133
         PA=9000
         MVPQ=none
         
190.   Willie Stargell Pirates LF/1B 1962-82
           55.45
          .289/.372/.583
          OPS+ 147
          PA: 9000
          MVPQ=none

Who you start with is Vance; he's the first player on the list (working backward from #200) to have two MVPQ seasons, and his '24 is the best year anyone's had thusfar.  When we hit a 10 wins above replacement season, I'm going to call that an inner circle season.  Vance didn't get there, but he's closest thusfar.  His ERA+ matches the other top arms, he obviously has the most career value (although Sabathia goes by him in 2012) but he's got the two MVPQ seasons.

We also have our first 3/4/5 translated slash.  It's Berkman.  If he had an MVPQ I'd slot him right now into the all time team.

Instead, we add Vance.  The best arm so far.

1B Greenberg
RHP Vance
RHP Saberhagen


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