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Thursday, June 03, 2021

MLB doesn’t need a ‘face of baseball,’ and the proof is in the playoffs

Among active players, the career leaders in postseason games played are as follows, with their ranking among their contemporaries in Baseball-Reference’s wins above replacement in parentheses.

Yadier Molina (16) - 100

Albert Pujols (1) - 77

Josh Reddick (47) - 73

Justin Turner (34) - 72

Jose Altuve (20) - 63

Carlos Correa (37) - 63

George Springer (39) - 63

Joc Pederson (143) - 61

Alex Bregman (50) - 57

Yuli Gurriel (131) - 57

That’s only one of the top 15 active position players in WAR. It’s not just Trout whom you don’t see regularly in the playoffs. Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, Evan Longoria, Mookie Betts, Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Brett Gardner, Nolan Arenado, Josh Donaldson, Manny Machado, and Giancarlo Stanton all have seen some October action. Some even have rings. But you can’t just turn on the TV in October and expect to see the best players of this era.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 03, 2021 at 01:35 PM | 0 comment(s)
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