• Greatest Batting Season By A 23-Year Old

    Posted by on January 2nd, 2014 · Comments (4)
    Rk Player WAR/pos Year Age Tm G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB BA OBP SLG
    1 Willie Mays 10.6 1954 23 NYG 151 641 119 195 33 13 41 110 66 .345 .411 .667
    2 Ted Williams 10.6 1942 23 BOS 150 671 141 186 34 5 36 137 145 .356 .499 .648
    3 Ty Cobb 10.5 1910 23 DET 140 590 106 194 35 13 8 91 64 .383 .456 .551
    4 Eddie Collins 10.5 1910 23 PHA 153 658 81 188 16 15 3 81 49 .324 .382 .418
    5 Cal Ripken 9.9 1984 23 BAL 162 716 103 195 37 7 27 86 71 .304 .374 .510
    6 Mickey Mantle 9.5 1955 23 NYY 147 638 121 158 25 11 37 99 113 .306 .431 .611
    7 Reggie Jackson 9.2 1969 23 OAK 152 678 123 151 36 3 47 118 114 .275 .410 .608
    8 Arky Vaughan 9.2 1935 23 PIT 137 609 108 192 34 10 19 99 97 .385 .491 .607
    9 Shoeless Joe Jackson 9.2 1911 23 CLE 147 641 126 233 45 19 7 83 56 .408 .468 .590
    10 Ken Griffey 8.8 1993 23 SEA 156 691 113 180 38 3 45 109 96 .309 .408 .617
    11 Stan Musial 8.8 1944 23 STL 146 668 112 197 51 14 12 94 90 .347 .440 .549
    12 Albert Pujols 8.6 2003 23 STL 157 685 137 212 51 1 43 124 79 .359 .439 .667
    13 Joe Cronin 8.4 1930 23 WSH 154 686 127 203 41 9 13 126 72 .346 .422 .513
    14 Andruw Jones 8.1 2000 23 ATL 161 729 122 199 36 6 36 104 59 .303 .366 .541
    15 Hank Aaron 8.0 1957 23 MLN 151 675 118 198 27 6 44 132 57 .322 .378 .600
    16 Mel Ott 7.9 1932 23 NYG 154 673 119 180 30 8 38 123 100 .318 .424 .601
    17 Troy Glaus 7.8 2000 23 ANA 159 678 120 160 37 1 47 102 112 .284 .404 .604
    18 George Brett 7.5 1976 23 KCR 159 705 94 215 34 14 7 67 49 .333 .377 .462
    19 Vladimir Guerrero 7.4 1998 23 MON 159 677 108 202 37 7 38 109 42 .324 .371 .589
    20 Jim Wynn 7.4 1965 23 HOU 157 663 90 155 30 7 22 73 84 .275 .371 .470
    21 Jose Canseco 7.3 1988 23 OAK 158 705 120 187 34 0 42 124 78 .307 .391 .569
    22 Fred Lynn 7.3 1975 23 BOS 145 605 103 175 47 7 21 105 62 .331 .401 .566
    23 Eddie Mathews 7.3 1955 23 MLN 141 616 108 144 23 5 41 101 109 .289 .413 .601
    24 Evan Longoria 7.1 2009 23 TBR 157 671 100 164 44 0 33 113 72 .281 .364 .526
    25 Frank Thomas 6.9 1991 23 CHW 158 701 104 178 31 2 32 109 138 .318 .453 .553
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 1/2/2014.

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    Something for Yasiel Puig to shoot for this year.

    Comments on Greatest Batting Season By A 23-Year Old

    1. #15
      January 2nd, 2014 | 12:56 pm

      Trout too.

      That’s a pretty good list… If you crack that list, the statistics are on your side for a great career.

    2. January 2nd, 2014 | 1:03 pm

      @ #15:
      Trout is 22 next year, IIRC.

    3. #15
      January 2nd, 2014 | 3:06 pm

      I think he turns 23 mid-season.

    4. Evan3457
      January 3rd, 2014 | 12:23 am

      Puig is not likely to match those seasons above.

      Last 61 starts of 2013: .271/.370/.475 with 39 runs, 11 HR and 23 RBI.
      61K and 29 BB. Well, at least he learned to take a walk.

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