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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Babe Ruth is the Greatest Player Ever?—?But He’s Far From the Best

Yet another list to argue about.

“Johnson threw 346 innings in 1913, using soft baseballs the color of John McGraw’s teeth…”

gehrig97 Posted: February 07, 2019 at 04:18 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: a-rod, babe ruth, mickey mantle, mike trout, rickey henderson, willie mays

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WaPo: Tom Boswell: Juan Soto Has Been The Best Teenage Hitter Ever

Juan Soto’s superlative age-19 season finally getting some attention:

But right now, Soto has generated more offense than any teenager ever, according to FanGraphs, which puts his value at 29.2 runs. And Soto has done it in just 421 plate appearances. To compare, Harper was worth 16.8 runs in 597 plate appearances.

Ott holds many marks for 19-year-olds, but perhaps the most impressive is his on-base-plus-slugging percentage, the most widely-used catch-all offensive stat in baseball. Ott’s mark of .921 dwarfs everyone except Tony Conigliaro (.883), who got to 100 homers faster than any American Leaguer before a fastball hit his eye and derailed his career. Next best was Harper, well back at .817

Then the dropoff in OPS at 19 is stunning, considering the greatness of most of the players in the top 10. Mickey Mantle (.792). Supernova Cesar Cedeno, who had a higher career WAR through age 25 than Willie Mays. Hall of Famer Freddie Lindstrom. Edgar Renteria, the only outlier, who nonetheless was World Series MVP at 21. Oh, and Ty Cobb (.749) and Ken Griffey, Jr. (.748). Entering his 100th game Wednesday, Soto’s OPS was at .950.

Much more at link.


 

 

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