• Top 40 All-Time WAR Rookie Seasons For Position Players

    Posted by on January 28th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    Here is the list -

    Rk Player WAR/pos Year Age Tm Lg G PA R H HR RBI BB SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Mike Trout (RoY-1st) 10.7 2012 20 LAA AL 139 639 129 182 30 83 67 49 .326 .399 .564
    2 Shoeless Joe Jackson 9.0 1911 23 CLE AL 147 641 126 233 7 83 56 41 .408 .468 .590
    3 Dick Allen (RoY-1st) 8.5 1964 22 PHI NL 162 709 125 201 29 91 67 3 .318 .382 .557
    4 Benny Kauff 7.8 1914 24 IND FL 154 667 120 211 8 95 72 75 .370 .447 .534
    5 Ichiro Suzuki (RoY-1st) 7.5 2001 27 SEA AL 157 738 127 242 8 69 30 56 .350 .381 .457
    6 Fred Lynn (RoY-1st) 7.1 1975 23 BOS AL 145 605 103 175 21 105 62 10 .331 .401 .566
    7 Carlton Fisk (RoY-1st) 7.0 1972 24 BOS AL 131 514 74 134 22 61 52 5 .293 .370 .538
    8 Mike Piazza (RoY-1st) 6.8 1993 24 LAD NL 149 602 81 174 35 112 46 3 .318 .370 .561
    9 Tony Oliva (RoY-1st) 6.6 1964 25 MIN AL 161 719 109 217 32 94 34 12 .323 .359 .557
    10 Ted Williams 6.6 1939 20 BOS AL 149 675 131 185 31 145 107 2 .327 .436 .609
    11 Troy Tulowitzki (RoY-2nd) 6.5 2007 22 COL NL 155 682 104 177 24 99 57 7 .291 .359 .479
    12 Nomar Garciaparra (RoY-1st) 6.5 1997 23 BOS AL 153 734 122 209 30 98 35 22 .306 .342 .534
    13 Jason Heyward (RoY-2nd) 6.3 2010 20 ATL NL 142 623 83 144 18 72 91 11 .277 .393 .456
    14 Albert Pujols (RoY-1st) 6.3 2001 21 STL NL 161 676 112 194 37 130 69 1 .329 .403 .610
    15 Kenny Lofton (RoY-2nd) 6.3 1992 25 CLE AL 148 651 96 164 5 42 68 66 .285 .362 .365
    16 Vada Pinson 6.3 1959 20 CIN NL 154 706 131 205 20 84 55 21 .316 .371 .509
    17 Billy Grabarkewitz 6.2 1970 24 LAD NL 156 640 92 153 17 84 95 19 .289 .399 .454
    18 Frank Robinson (RoY-1st) 6.2 1956 20 CIN NL 152 667 122 166 38 83 64 8 .290 .379 .558
    19 Donie Bush 6.2 1909 21 DET AL 157 676 114 145 0 33 88 53 .273 .380 .314
    20 Tommie Agee (RoY-1st) 6.0 1966 23 CHW AL 160 689 98 172 22 86 41 44 .273 .326 .447
    21 Mitchell Page (RoY-2nd) 5.8 1977 25 OAK AL 145 592 85 154 21 75 78 42 .307 .405 .521
    22 Lou Klein 5.8 1943 24 STL NL 154 696 91 180 7 62 50 9 .287 .342 .410
    23 Alvin Davis (RoY-1st) 5.7 1984 23 SEA AL 152 678 80 161 27 116 97 5 .284 .391 .497
    24 Bobby Grich 5.6 1972 23 BAL AL 133 528 66 128 12 50 53 13 .278 .358 .415
    25 Al Rosen 5.6 1950 26 CLE AL 155 668 100 159 37 116 100 5 .287 .405 .543
    26 Glenn Wright 5.5 1924 23 PIT NL 153 662 80 177 7 111 27 14 .287 .318 .425
    27 Tom Brunansky 5.4 1982 21 MIN AL 127 545 77 126 20 46 71 1 .272 .377 .471
    28 Joe Morgan (RoY-2nd) 5.4 1965 21 HOU NL 157 708 100 163 14 40 97 20 .271 .373 .418
    29 Home Run Baker 5.4 1909 23 PHA AL 148 606 73 165 4 85 26 20 .305 .343 .447
    30 Kevin Seitzer (RoY-2nd) 5.3 1987 25 KCR AL 161 725 105 207 15 83 80 12 .323 .399 .470
    31 Devon White (RoY-5th) 5.3 1987 24 CAL AL 159 696 103 168 24 87 39 32 .263 .306 .443
    32 Thurman Munson (RoY-1st) 5.3 1970 23 NYY AL 132 526 59 137 6 53 57 5 .302 .386 .415
    33 Jimmie Hall (RoY-3rd) 5.3 1963 25 MIN AL 156 571 88 129 33 80 63 3 .260 .342 .521
    34 Minnie Minoso (RoY-2nd) 5.2 1951 25 TOT AL 146 622 112 173 10 76 72 31 .326 .422 .500
    35 Johnny Pesky 5.2 1942 23 BOS AL 147 686 105 205 2 51 42 12 .331 .375 .416
    36 Hal Trosky 5.2 1934 21 CLE AL 154 685 117 206 35 142 58 2 .330 .388 .598
    37 Eddie Foster 5.2 1912 25 WSH AL 154 678 98 176 2 70 53 27 .285 .345 .379
    38 Stan Musial 5.1 1942 21 STL NL 140 536 87 147 10 72 62 6 .315 .397 .490
    39 Paul Waner 5.1 1926 23 PIT NL 144 618 101 180 8 79 66 11 .336 .413 .528
    40 Bryce Harper (RoY-1st) 5.0 2012 19 WSN NL 139 597 98 144 22 59 56 18 .270 .340 .477
    41 Bump Wills (RoY-3rd) 5.0 1977 24 TEX AL 152 617 87 155 9 62 65 28 .287 .361 .410
    42 Dusty Baker 5.0 1972 23 ATL NL 127 503 62 143 17 76 45 4 .321 .383 .504
    43 Charlie Hollocher 5.0 1918 22 CHC NL 131 588 72 161 2 38 47 26 .316 .379 .397
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 1/28/2013.

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    If Mike Trout’s 2012 rookie season was a woman, I would want to make love to it.

    Comments on Top 40 All-Time WAR Rookie Seasons For Position Players

    1. Raf
      January 28th, 2013 | 9:30 pm

      Lot of good names on that list.

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