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The 200 Greatest Major League Baseball Players of All Time, 2012 Ed. 121-130

Monday, November 14, 2011

The previous post is here.


121.       Eddie Murray 1B Orioles 1977-97 
          64.3
          OPS+129
          293/.367/.501
          MVPQ=none
          PA=12,800
        
122.    Todd Helton 1B Rockies 1997-
           64.2
           OPS+136
           .301/.404/.499
            MVPQ=none
            PA=8700
           


123.    Willie Randolph 2B Yankees 1975-92
           63.75
           OPS+104
           .286/.385/.372
           MVPQ=none
           PA=9400

124.       Dwight Evans RF Red Sox 1972-91
          63.7
          OPS+127
          .268/.370/.480
          MVPQ=none
          PA=10,500

125.       Keith Hernandez 1B 1974-90 Cardinals/Mets
          63.6
          OPS+128
          .306/.397/.479
          MVPQ=none
          PA=8500

126.    Ted Lyons RHP 1923-46 White Sox
           63.45
           ERA+118
           243-211
           MVPQ=none
           IP=4160

127.    Rafael Palmeiro 1B 1986-2005 Rangers/Orioles
           63.4
           OPS+132
           .287/.371/.517
            MVPQ=none
            PA=12,000

128.    Pee Wee Reese SS Dodgers 1940-58
          63.3
          OPS+98
          .275/.367/.397
           MVPQ=none
           PA=9400
          
129.    Jake Glasscock SS 1879-95 Blues
           63.3
           OPS+111
           .293/.350/.431
           MVPQ=1889
           PA=7550
           
130.       Brooks Robinson 3B Orioles 1955-77
          62.85
          OPS+ 104
          .281/.335/.425
          MVPQ=none
          PA=11,800

We almost made it through the entire section without a single MVPQ season, but the 19th century shortstop Glasscock slipped one through.  It's a section with a lot of 10,000+ plate appearance guys, accumulating their career value over lots of years.  For purposes of our all time subjective team...

      No change at catcher.  


       C Piazza
    Dickey

Now let's think about first base.  Greenberg's still the starter with an adjusted SLG over .600 and an OPS+ over 150.  His career value was contained in even fewer plate appearances than Hernandez/Helton, who are the two contenders from this section.  Olerud and Hernandez had very similar careers, but the separation between Olerud and everyone else is those two MVPQ seasons.  He remains the backup.  

1B Greenberg
      Olerud

Jackie Robinson is the new second baseman, he has that adjusted all time 3/4/5 slashline that I love (like Jackson and Flick) has 3 MVPQ seasons (2 of which are elite) and accumulated his value in under 6000 PA.  His career's sort of like Joe Jackson's. No change.

2B Robinson
      Gordon

Lou Boudreau shows up with an inner circle season (10+wins above replacement) the second position player on the list with such distinction (Sosa just got in first).  That's enough to make him the backup at short.  No change.

SS Banks
     Boudreau

Robinson doesn't have the bat to even make it provisionally on the all time team at third base absent even one MVPQ season.

3B Allen

No change in left. 

LF Jackson
      Flick

Or center

CF Smith

Or right.

RF Heilmann
      Medwick

9 pitchers are going to wind up on this roster to make it a 25 man roster.  Ed Walsh has 3 Inner Circle seasons, the most of any player on the list so far, in fact, take any two players on the list so far and they don't have more than 3 Inner Circle seasons.  His adjusted ERA is second thusfar only to Rivera (and no one is passing Rivera).  Those two numbers push him straight to the top. No change.  

P Walsh
    Rivera
    Newhouser (LHP)
    Ford
    Rusie
    Vance
    Radbourn
    Bunning
    Saberhagen 

 Only 120 players left.

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