A Tiered MLB Hall of 200

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Here's this project.

I'm going to take the top 18 players at each position and tier them.  3 to the inner circle; 6 to the middle; 9 to the outer.

That's for position players, DH's will be funneled into the position with which they're best associated.

54 starting pitchers.  9 inner circle, 18 middle, 27 outer circle.

6 relievers.  1 in the inner, 2 in the middle, 3 in the outer.

That's 204 players.  I may have too many relievers.  If one day you check and I'm down to 3, I've reconsidered. 

The WAR number is a combination of baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; to my eyes its the best number for historical comparison.  I'll also be using OPS+ and ERA+.  Simple.  After 2016, I added a WAR/PA %.

Additionally, I'll reference the player just outside the outer circle and the active player closest to breaking into the outer tier. The team will be the one best associated with the player (if I have to pick a cap, it's the one he's wearing; I'm not splitting caps)

Got it?

I'll start with catchers first.

Forever Giants: 1893 New York Giants (Year 11)

1892 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season.  The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1893 88-74
C  Jack Doyle 1.85
1B Roger Connor 5.1
2B Monte Ward 2.95
SS Shorty Fuller .8
3B George Davis 5.65
LF Eddie Burke 2.05
CF General Stafford -.3
RF Mike Tiernan 3.25 
OF Harry Lyons -.15
C Jocko Milligan .25
C Parke Wilson -.15
P Amos Rusie MVPQ 9.6
P Mark Baldwin 2.3
P Les Germain 1.5

-Rusie's got the second best Giants season in the now 11 year existence of the organization, we get the debut of George Davis.

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