Saturday, December 31, 2011
MLB has a Prime 9 series in which it ranks the top 9 players at each position. Second base was today. Here's my list in comparison to that list. My ranking of the 200 greatest players in history is here.
MLB Network List:
-I was prepared to yell about Grich not being included - and then he led off the show. They set a 1000 game minimum for positional inclusion, which is reasonable and why Robinson isn't on the list. Here's my list.
I don't think it's particularly close between Hornsby and the other three (his OPS+ was 175) where it's really not close is between these four and everyone else; I don't know if anyone has anyone else in a top four second basemen ever group.
If I had the same 1000 games played positional rule, my guy Kent would be number nine and everyone would slide up one to take Jackie's slot.