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Watching Beltran in RF for the Cards tonight (and Hunter in RF tonight for the Tigers) had me wondering: a CF has to be, first and foremost, fast. When he's no longer fast (or perhaps it's that someone else is just faster) but he can still hit, he'll usually move to a corner OF spot. My impression is that they usually move to LF, but maybe that's wrong: how often do they end up in RF?
Double steal, leading 8-2?
Rk Player WAR/pos 1 Johnny Damon 56.42 Jim Wynn 55.73 Vada Pinson 54.24 Max Carey 53.95 Ellis Burks 49.56 Willie Wilson 45.87 Al Oliver 43.18 Earle Combs 42.59 Wally Berger 42.010 Hack Wilson 38.911 Ray Lankford 37.812 Eric Davis 35.813 Brady Anderson 34.814 Bobby Thomson 33.015 Vernon Wells 29.416 Tony Gonzalez 27.117 Coco Crisp 26.518 Al Bumbry 24.619 Jerry Mumphrey 22.420 Jose Cardenal 20.821 Roberto Kelly 20.422 Ron LeFlore 17.923 Sam Chapman 17.524 Juan Pierre 17.025 Otis Nixon 16.4Rk Player WAR/pos26 Ken Berry 15.327 Tom Goodwin 8.6
Rk Player WAR/pos 1 Ty Cobb 151.22 Ken Griffey 83.63 Carlos Beltran 67.14 Duke Snider 66.65 Andre Dawson 64.46 Reggie Smith 64.37 Andruw Jones 62.68 Jim Wynn 55.79 Chet Lemon 55.210 Vada Pinson 54.211 Kirby Puckett 50.912 Ellis Burks 49.513 Torii Hunter 48.714 Dale Murphy 46.215 Andy Van Slyke 41.216 Cy Williams 37.317 Eric Davis 35.818 Willie McGee 33.819 Cy Seymour 31.120 Baby Doll Jacobson 28.321 Jim Piersall 28.222 Dave Henderson 27.723 Amos Strunk 27.724 Matty Alou 23.125 Jerry Mumphrey 22.4Rk Player WAR/pos26 Mark Kotsay 22.227 Jose Cardenal 20.828 Dave Martinez 19.129 Darryl Hamilton 16.730 Del Unser 16.531 Rick Miller 15.632 Gus Bell 15.533 Cesar Geronimo 13.334 Mule Haas 12.4
Cobb played a bunch of RF early in his career when Detroit had Sam Crawford in center. They switched after a couple of seasons and the team never looked back.
Hopefully this is not a new realization.
Puig scored from second tonight on a 3-1 grounder.
That is all.
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