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The 200 Greatest Major League Baseball Players of All Time, 2012 Ed. 81-90

Friday, November 25, 2011

The previous ten is here.


81. Gary Carter C 1974-92 Expos/Mets
      71.95
      OPS+115
      .270/.346/.483
       MVPQ=1982
       PA=9000

82. Luke Appling SS 1930-50 White Sox
      71.95
      OPS+113
      .307/.385/.420
      MVPQ=none
      PA=10,200

83. Rod Carew 2B/1B 1967-85 Twins/Angels
      71.7
      OPS+131
      .334/.440/.447
      Elite=1977
      PA=10,550

84. Curt Schilling RHP 1988-07 Phillies/DBacks/Red Sox
      71.55
      ERA+ 128
      238-156
      MVPQ=none
      IP=3260

85.   Kevin Brown RHP 1986-05 Rangers/Dodgers
      70.7
      ERA+127
      232-155
      MVPQ=1996, 1998
      IP=3250

86. Lou Whitaker 2B Tigers 1977-95 
      70.5
      OPS+116
      .282/.369/.444
       MVPQ=none
       PA=9960

87. Alan Trammell SS Tigers 1977-96
      70.35
      OPS+110
      .289/.357/.425
      MVPQ=1987,
      PA=9370

88. Johnny Mize 1B 1936-53 Cardinals/Giants/Yankees
      70.25
      OPS+158
      .305/.392/.624
       MVPQ=none
       PA=7370

89. Gary Sheffield RF 1988-09 Marlins/Dodgers/Brewers/Yankees
      69.45
      OPS+140
      .295/.398/.532
      MVPQ=none
      PA=10,950

90. Scott Rolen 3B 1996-  Phillies/Cardinals
      69.35
      OPS+ 123
      .284/.369/.503
      Elite=2004

So, who joins our teams from these groups?  Carter can't crack the A team; he's 10 career wins above Piazza/Dickey and that's a hard number to pass up, but they both outhit him and he had a couple thousand more plate appearances than Dickey.  Pretty soon, the cumulative value of guys like Carter will force their way past guys who were better per game.  Carter's the starter on the B squad.  Mize is the new best first baseman; he's the same player as McGwire/Greenberg but with more career value.  Two second base candidates, Carew and Whitaker (and Whitaker/Trammell going back to back on the all time career value list justifies all the hours spent putting this together). Carew joins the first team, going by Gordon and now backs up Robinson, Whitaker isn't going to quite make the B team.

Trammell and Appling go right to the B team and in that order, Rolen goes to the B team.  Sheffield's the new starter in right on the B team.  Brown and Schilling are interesting; they might not feel like the same guy, but they were the same guy, with Brown being just a tick better, they are closer to Marichal than you might think, but they're both going to the B team.

    Team One
 C Piazza
    Dickey


1B Mize
     McGwire
     
2B Robinson
      Carew


SS Banks
      Boudreau


3B Allen
      Santo


LF Jackson
     Flick
CF Hamilton
      Edmonds
RF Ramirez 
     Heilmann
     
 P Walsh
    Rivera
    Hubbell(L)
    Clarkson
    Newhouser(L)
    Feller
    Halladay
    Marichal
    
Uti Caruthers

Team 2

C Carter

1B Greenberg
2B Gordon
      Kent
     
SS Trammell
     Appling

3B Rolen
RF Sheffield
     Medwick
     
P Brown
   Schilling
   Ford
   Palmer

DH Martinez

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