Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TOP 10 RIGHT NOW - 2b

Second Base - To rank the second basemen they first had to qualify defensively, which means at least a 72+ glove and 70+ range. Even those are low for a 2b but if they have a big bat they'll make up for the lack of defense. Speed and Contact were also factors.

1. Rafael Alicea - Anaheim
2. Ramiro Ayala - Milwaukee
3. FP Collmenter - Boston
4. Josh Vosberg - Florida
5. Alvin Dunham - Arizona
6. Oswaldo Cairo - Baltimore
7. Alex Uribe - Vancouver
8. Benny Jacquez - Chicago Cubs
9. Mickey Camilli - Oakland
10. Dick Beltre - Atlanta

TOP 10 RIGHT NOW - 1b

First Base - In my mind first basemen should be all about the power and batting eye...with some splits mixed in. Defense didnt really matter in my rankings but you at least had to be a 1b, not a DH type. I also factored which side of the plate they hit from into my rankings as I believe Switch hitters and Lefties are more valuable.

1. Jorge Posada - Philadelphia
2. Osvaldo Torres - Atlanta
3. Gary Pritchett - Cincinatti
4. Yusmeiro Henriquez - Detroit
5. Tris Ventrella - Anaheim
6. Guillermo Marichal - Arizona
7. Theodore Fox - Houston
8. Wallace Hammonds - Minnesota
9. Brad Nash - St Louis
10. Vasco Martin - Florida

TOP 10 RIGHT NOW - CATCHERS


In honor of the current MLB Network series I will be doing my own top 10. Ultimately it came down to which players I would want on my team over the other players.

Catchers - My criteria for top catchers were they had to be passable defensively, if they were weak defensively they better have a big bat to make it up. If players were close offensively, the tie breaker was the defense...and their durability as a good hitting catcher that can play almost every day is valuable.

1. Yamid Chantres - Baltimore
2. Carlos Diaz - Arizona
3. Jason Rzepcynski - Chicago White Sox
4. Pedro Soto - Atlanta
5. Esteban Prieto - Oakland
6. Homer Hall - LA Dodgers
7. Matt Owings - San Diego
8. Douglas Moore - Memphis
9. Pablo Guzman - Pittsburgh
10. Junior Alvarado - Vancouver

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Career Home Runs leaders through Season 30

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Rank Player Team(s) #
1. Ken Garcia Phi-Hou-Mem-SD-Atl 794
2. Domingo Sosa Hou-Bal-Pit-SF-SD 758
3. Brett Hoffman Mem-SF-StL-Atl-Hou 752
4. Max Jimenez Tex-StL-Fla-CHW-Cle 740
5. Andres Mieses Cin-Tex-Atl-Sea 715
6. Jorge Posada Cin-Mil-Phi 695
7. Matt Moore SD-Pit-SF 647
8. Theodore Haney KC-CHW-Hou-Cin-Sea-Pit 636
9. Brian Baek Atl-Det-Phi 620
10. Ugueth Gonzalez CHC-Bos 619
11. DaRond Anderson Ari-Cin-Phi 603
12. Nipsey Smart Min-Ari-Bos-StL-NYY 600
13. Al Gonzales Ana-Cin-LAD 592
14. Bo Bonham Cle-Mem-Min 584
15. Freddy Sutton LAD-NYY-Sea-Bos-Min-Tex-Ana-Fla 583

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Players with multiple Cy Young awards

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Player Seasonss #
Greg Stewart AL-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 8
Victor Palacios AL-10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18 6
Placido Villano NL-7, 10, 11, 15, 18, 20 6
Carlos Owen AL-17, 20, 21, 24, 26 5
Jorge Mateo NL-12, 13, 21, 22 4
Rondell Cohen NL-26, 28, 30 3
Jin-Che Wang NL-6, 8, 9 3
Cliff Simms NL-4, 5 2
Luis Berroa NL-17, AL-23 2
Robert Weatherford AL-29, 30 2
R.J. Guerrero AL-22, 25 2

Players with multiple MVP awards

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Player Seasonss #
Jorge Posada NL-20, 21, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 7
David Torres AL-23, 24, 29 3
Nipsey Smart AL-10, 15; NL-16 3
Domingo Sosa NL-6; AL-12, 13 3
Joe Linden NL-2; AL-6, 7 3
Willie Rivas AL-21, 27 2
Ellie Bauer
AL-15, 18 2
C.C. Hutton
AL-8, 9 2
LaTroy Franco AL-1, 5 2
Ruben Cano NL-22, 26 2
Ken Garcia NL-14, 18 2
Matt Moore NL-7, 15 2
Joe Warden NL-4, 9 2
Al Alvarez NL-3, 8 2
Carlos Campos NL-1, 5 2

All-time Gold Gloves leaders

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Rank Player Position(s) #
1. Lou Blake CF 6
  Gerald Cho SS(5)-1B(1) 6
3. Peter Baker SS 5
  Ivan Lopez CF 5
5. Bret Cortes SS 4
  Jose Rijo SS 4
  Nipsey Morris C 4
  Joaquin Terrero C 4
  Gene Sabathia C 4
  Mark Jones C 4
  Julio Javier 3B 4
  Bum Leon LF(2)-CF(1)-RF(1) 4
  Bingo Blair 3B(3)-2B(1) 4
  Harvey Bonham RF 4
  Chris Newson P 4
16. Trent McMillan SS 3
  Denny Wang SS 3
  Miguel Torres SS 3
  Mark Sugawara SS 3
  Yannick Kelly 2B 3
  Endy Hall 2B 3
  John Yoon 2B 3
  Russ Anderson 2B 3
  Woody Brock C 3
  Nap Shaw CF 3
  Einar Alfonseca 2B(1)-CF(1)-3B(1) 3
  Greg Ford 3B 3
  Tsubasa Yamamoto 3B 3
  Jay Marquis 1B 3
  Edgardo Camacho RF 3
  Destin Sampson RF 3
  Arthur Russ LF 3
       
Still researching this; it's very possible I'm still missing some players with GGs at multiple positions or in both leagues