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The 200 Greatest Major League Baseball Players of All Time, 2012 Ed. 151-160

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The previous ten is here.

151. Bobby Abreu RF 1996-  Phillies 
        60.4
        .298/.402/.484
        OPS+129
        MVPQ=none
        PA=9700

152. Andre Dawson 1976-96 RF/CF Expos/Cubs
        60.2
        .282/.332/.524
        OPS+119
        MVPQ=1981
        PA=10,800

153. Early Wynn RHP 1939-63 RHP Indians/Senators
        60.15
        ERA+107
        267-257
        MVPQ=none
        IP=4500

154. Billy Herman 2B Cubs 1931-47 
        60.1
        OPS+112
        .305/.374/.447
        MVPQ=none
        PA=8600


155. Chuck Finley LHP 1986-02 Angels
        60.1
        ERA+115
        221-171
        MVPQ=1990
        IP=3200

156. Dick Allen 1963-77 1B/3B Phillies
        60.05
        OPS+156
        .303/.395/.593
         MVPQ=1964, 1972
         PA=7300

157. Luis Tiant 1964-82 RHP Red Sox/Indians
        59.8
        ERA+115
        216-160
        MVPQ=none
        IP=3500
        
158. Will Clark 1B 1986-00 Giants/Rangers 
        59.7
        .312/.395/.529
        OPS+137
         MVPQ=1989
         PA=8300

159. Darrell Evans 1969-89 3B/1B Braves/Giants/Tigers
        59.4
        .255/.369/.465
        OPS+119
        MVPQ=1973
        PA=10,700

160. Whitey Ford LHP 1950-67 Yankees
        59.2
        197-158
        ERA+133
        MVPQ=none
        IP=3200

The stars here are Allen and Ford; Allen's got an OPS+ of over 150 and two MVPQ seasons - plus, you can put him at third base, making him easily the best from the hot corner in the first quarter of this list.  Ford's the first pitcher with an ERA+ over 130, and he's a lefty.  Both join the current all time team.

C King Kelly
-clearly the best catcher with his .500 career adjusted slugging percentage

1B Hank Greenberg
     Jason Giambi
-no change at first base; Olerud had two MVPQ seasons, but runs smack into Giambi having a better top end, a better overall bat, and almost as much value in a thousand fewer plate appearances.  They both sit behind Greenberg, as he had a better bat than both and a couple thousand fewer plate appearances than Giambi.

2B Joe Gordon
-putting Gordon in direct comparison with Doerr gets the former on the team; Gordon had a better top end, a better bat (.513 career adjusted slugging from second base) and almost identical career value in 1500 fewer plate appearances.

3B Dick Allen

LF Ducky Medwick
-2 MVPQ seasons and a career adjusted slugging of .555.

RF Joe Jackson
      RF Elmer Flick
-Jackson's the best player in this first 40.  He's got 2 MVPQ seasons, a career slashline of 3/4/5, and accumulated his value in fewer than 6000 plate appearances.  Flick's also got a 3/4/5 slash but loses to Jackson on every count.

RHP Amos Rusie
        Dazzy Vance
        Jim Bunning
        Bret Saberhagen



LHP Whitey Ford

Bunning's the first guy with 3 MVPQ seasons, but his adjusted career ERA isn't special, so that's where I'll slot him. 


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