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Baseball Analysis  Michael Hoban, Ph.D

  Part 3 - The Lists
The True Hall of Famers - The Five Levels of Greatness
The Hall of Fame Pitchers - The Four Categories of Excellence
The 25 Best Careers at Each Position
The Hall of Famers Who Do Not Have HOF Numbers
The Position Players with HOF Numbers – Not Yet in the Hall
The Pitchers with HOF Numbers – Not Yet in the Hall
The 140 Best Players of the Modern Era (1920 to Present)
The Complete CAWS Ranking for Position Players
The Complete CAWS Ranking for Pitchers



The CAWS Ranking for Position Players – 2015

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

All numbers include the 2014 season.

Bold  =  Hall of Famer

Italic  =  Active Player in 2014

CWS  =  Career Win Shares

CV      =  Core Value (sum of win shares for 10 best seasons)

CAWS  =  Career Assessment/Win Shares  =  CV  +  .25(CWS – CV)

 

*   =  Deadball Era

                                                                        CWS               CV               CAWS

 

 1.  Babe Ruth                        RF                   756                  460                  534

 2.  Barry Bonds                      LF                   707                  427                  497

 3.  Ty Cobb*                         CF                   722                  419                  495

 4.  Honus Wagner*              SS                    655                  422                  480

 5.  Willie Mays                      CF                   642                  389                  452

 6.  Tris Speaker*                  CF                   630                  388                  449

 7.  Mickey Mantle                 CF                   565                  399                  441

 8.  Stan Musial                      LF                   604                  378                  435

 9.  Ted Williams                    LF                   555                  394                  434

10.  Hank Aaron                    RF                   643                  356                  428                 

11.  Eddie Collins*                2B                   574                  376                  426

12.  Rogers Hornsby             2B                   502                  381                  411

13.  Lou Gehrig                     1B                   489                  384                  410

 

14.  Joe Morgan                     2B                   512                  341                  384

15.  Mel Ott                            RF                   528                  335                  383

16.  Nap Lajoie*                    2B                   496                  334                  375

17.  Mike Schmidt                 3B                   467                  338                  370

18.  Albert Pujols                    1B                    429                  347                  368

19.  Alex Rodriguez                 SS                    480                  330                  368

20.  Frank Robinson             RF                   519                  316                  367

21.  Pete Rose                         LF                   547                  307                  367

22.  Rickey Henderson          LF                   535                  308                  365

23.  Eddie Mathews               3B                   450                  333                  362

24.  Jimmie Foxx                   1B                   435                  325                  353

25.  Joe DiMaggio                  CF                   387                  325                  341

26.  Sam Crawford*             RF                   446                  303                  339

27.  Carl Yastrzemski           LF                   488                  286                  337

28.  Gary Sheffield                 LF                   430                  305                  336     

29.  Paul Waner                     RF                   423                  304                  334

30.  Reggie Jackson               RF                   444                  296                  333

31.  George Brett                   3B                   432                  296                  330


                                                                        CWS               CV               CAWS
 

32.  Craig Biggio                    2B                   428                  294                  328     

33.  Frank Thomas                DH                  405                  301                  327                 

34.  Arky Vaughan               SS                    356                  308                  320

 

35.  Wade Boggs                    3B                   394                  291                  317

36.  Chipper Jones                   3B                   423                  281                  317  

37.  Willie McCovey              1B                   408                  285                  316

38.  Dick Allen                        1B                   342                  304                  314

39.  Eddie Murray                 1B                   437                  273                  314

40.  Cal Ripken Jr                 SS                    427                  276                  314

41.  Robin Yount                   SS                    423                  278                  314

42.  Jeff Bagwell                     1B                   388                  287                  312     

43.  Al Kaline                         RF                   443                  268                  312

44.  Derek Jeter                       SS                    415                  275                  310

45.  Ken Griffey Jr                  CF                   403                  278                  309

46.  Johnny Mize                   1B                   339                  296                  307

47.  Charlie Gehringer          2B                   383                  280                  306

48.  Paul Molitor                    DH                  414                  270                  306

49.  Fred Clarke*                  LF                   400                  273                  305

50.  Duke Snider                    CF                   352                  289                  305

51.  Tim Raines                       LF                   390                  275                  304

52.  Harmon Killebrew         1B                   374                  279                  303

53.  Billy Williams                  LF                   374                  279                  303

54.  Roberto Alomar             2B                   375                  278                  302

55.  Miguel Cabrerra              1B                    324                  295                  302

56.  Luke Appling                 SS                    378                  275                  301

57.  Yogi Berra                      C                    375                  276                  301

58.  Al Simmons                     LF                   375                  276                  301

59.  Jim Thome                        1B                   392                  270                  301  

 

60.  Mark McGwire                1B                   342                  283                  298

61.  Dave Winfield                 RF                   415                  259                  298     

62.  Johnny Bench                 C                    356                  277                  297

63.  Roberto Clemente          RF                   377                  269                  296

64.  Manny Ramirez                LF                   394                  263                  296

65.  Ryne Sandberg               2B                   346                  278                  295

66.  Tony Gwynn                  RF                   398                  269                  294

67.  Sherry Magee*                 LF                   354                  272                  293

68.  Zack Wheat*                  LF                   380                  264                  293

69.  George Davis*                SS                    398                  255                  291

70.  Joe Jackson*                    LF                   294                  290                  291

71.  Joe Cronin                      SS                    333                  275                  290

72.  Rafael Palmeiro                1B                   387                  257                  290

73.  Willie Stargell                 LF                   370                  263                  290

 

                                                                        CWS               CV               CAWS

 

74.  Rod Carew                     2B                   384                  257                  289

75.  Harry Heilmann             RF                   356                  267                  289

76.  Ron Santo                       3B                   324                  275                  287

77.  Bill Dahlen*                     SS                    394                  250                  286

78.  Goose Goslin                   LF                   355                  263                  286

79.  Mike Piazza                      C                    325                  273                  286

80.  Frank Baker*                 3B                   301                  280                  285

81.  Lance Berkman                1B                   311                  276                  285

82.  Lou Brock                       LF                   348                  264                  285

83.  Vladimir Guerrero            RF                   333                  269                  285

84.  Frankie Frisch                2B                   366                  256                  284

85.  Elmer Flick*                   RF                   291                  280                  283

86.  Gary Carter                    C                    337                  263                  282

87.  Darrell Evans                   3B                   363                  253                  281

88.  Barry Larkin                  SS                    347                  258                  280

 

These eighty-eight (88) players have all achieved a CAWS score of 280 or better during their playing years.  Therefore, all have Hall of Fame numbers.

 

Here are some other outstanding players who did not achieve the 280 benchmark.  Some of these players did have HOF numbers during their career by virtue of the position they played (indicated by a “+”).

 

 Any player who is in the Hall of Fame but did not have HOF numbers is also included below.

 

                                                CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Bobby Abreu                          346                  257                  279

Jason Giambi                           318                  266                  279

Rusty Staub                            354                  254                  279

Joe Medwick                          312                  267                  278                 

Jimmy Sheckard*                    339                  257                  278

Jimmy Wynn                           305                  269                  278  +

Richie Ashburn                     329                  257                  275  +

Bobby Bonds                          302                  264                  274     

Jeff Kent                                 339                  252                  274  +

Tony Perez                             349                  249                  274

Brooks Robinson                   356                  247                  274  +

Todd Helton                           317                  258                  273

Sammy Sosa                            325                  255                  273

Max Carey*                           351                  245                  272  +

Carlton Fisk                           368                  240                  272  +

 

                                                CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Bobby Grich                           329                  253                  272  +

Earl Averill                            280                  268                  271  + 

Stan Hack                               316                  256                  271  +

Ken Singleton                         302                  260                  271

Frank Howard                         297                  260                  270       

Will Clark                                321                  252                  269

Vada Pinson                            321                  252                  269

Reggie Smith                          325                  250                  269

Ernie Banks                           332                  247                  268  +             

Willie Keeler*                        333                  246                  268

Dave Parker                            327                  248                  268

Tommy Leach*                       328                  246                  267

Orlando Cepeda                    310                  251                  266     

Carlos Delgado                       303                  254                  266

Edd Roush                             314                  250                  266

Enos Slaughter                      323                  246                  265

Jack Clark                               316                  247                  264

Keith Hernandez                     311                  248                  264

Minnie Minoso                        283                  258                  264

Bernie Williams               311             248              264

Carlos Beltran                         330                  240                  263

Robinson Cano                       263                  263                  263  +

Hank Greenberg                   267                  262                  263  +

Jim Edmonds                   301             250              263

PeeWee Reese                      314                  246                  263  +

Ichiro Suzuki                          298                  251                  263

Dwight Evans                         347                  234                  262

Fred McGriff                 326              240               262

Ivan Rodriguez                       345                  234                  262  +

Joe Torre                               315                  244                  262  + 

Lou Whitaker                          351                  232                  262  +

Lou Boudreau                       277                  255                  261  +             

Andre Dawson                      340                  234                  261

Brian Giles                              287                  252                  261

Bill Terry                               278                  255                  261  + 

Larry Doby                            268                  257                  260  +

Norm Cash                              315                  241                  260

 Sal Bando                               283                  251                  259

Ted Simmons                          315                  240                  259  + 

Andre Beltre                            319                  237                  258

 

 

                                                CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Nellie Fox                               304                  242                  258

Alan Trammell                        318                  238                  258  +

Billy Herman                         298                  243                  257

Jackie Robinson                    257                  257                  257  +

Bobby Wallace*                    345                  227                  257  +

Mickey Cochrane                  275                  250                  256  + 

Kiki Cuyler                            292                  244                  256

Andruw Jones                         290                  245                  256

Kirby Puckett                        281                  247                  256  + 


Willie Davis                            322                  230                  255

Bill Dickey                              314                  235                  255  +                         

John Olerud                     301              239              255

Scott Rolen                             307                  236                  254     

Gabby Hartnett                     325                  229                  253  +

Bobby Murcer                 277              245              253

Sam Rice                                327                  228                  253

Larry Walker                   311              234              253

Jose Cruz                                 313                  232                  252

Larry Doyle*                           289                  240                  252

George Sisler                         292                  239                  252     

Cesar Cedeno                          296                  236                  251

Rocky Colavito                       273                  243                  251

Ozzie Smith                            325                  226                  251  + 

Jimmy Collins*                      274                  242                  250     

Heinie Groh*                          272                  243                  250


Bob Elliott                              287                  236                  249

Luis Gonzalez                         318                  226                  249

Amos Otis                               286                  237                  249

Chase Utley                             257                  246                  249

Heinie Manush                      285                  236                  248     

Graig Nettles                           321                  224                  248

Don Mattingly                          263                  241                  247

Ken Boyer                               279                  235                  246

Harry Hooper*                      321                  221                  246

Vern Stephens                         265                  239                  246

Bob Johnson                           287                  231                  245

Dale Murphy                           294                  228                  245

Jim Rice                                 282                  233                  245

Joe Sewell                               277                  233                  244     

Edgar Martinez                       305                  222                  243

Al Oliver                                 305                  222                  243

Willie Randolph                      312                  220                  243

 

                                                CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Miguel Tejada                         279                  231                  243

Mark Grace                             294                  224                  242

Ralph Kiner                           242                  242                  242     

Mickey Vernon                       296                  223                  241     

Pie Traynor                           274                  228                  240

 

Albert Belle                             243                  237                  239

Fred Lynn                               280                  225                  239     

Bobby Doerr                          281                  223                  238

Jimmy Rollins                          285                  222                  238

Ron Cey                                  280                  222                  237

Johnny Evers*                       268                  226                  237

George Foster                         269                  226                  237     

Tony Oliva                              245                  234                  237     

Johnny Damon                        302                  214                  236

Daryl Strawberry                    252                  230                  236

Bill Freehan                             267                  224                  235

Joe Gordon                            242                  233                  235     

Dave Bancroft                       269                  222                  234

Tony Fernandez                      280                  219                  234     

Steve Finley                            296                  213                  234

Buddy Bell                             301                  210                  233

Gil Hodges                              263                  221                  232

Joe Mauer                               237                  231                  232

Steve Garvey                          279                  215                  231

Robin Ventura                          272                  217                  231

Rabbit Maranville                 302                  206                  230

 

Ed Yost                                   267                  215                  228

Kenny Lofton                         277                  210                  227

Maury Wills                            253                  218                  227     

Jorge Posada                           254                  216                  226

Jim Bottomley                        258                  214                  225

Paul Konerko                          266                  211                  225

Harold Baines                         307                  196                  224

Tony Lazzeri                         252                  215                  224

Jose Canseco                           272                  206                  223

Larry Gardner                         258                  211                  223

Joe Tinker*                            258                  211                  223

Chuck Klein                          238                  217                  222

Chuck Knoblauch                   229                  219                  222

Dave Concepcion                    269                  205                  221

Phil Rizzuto                           231                  218                  221    


                                                CWS               CV               CAWS

Hack Wilson                          224                  220                  221

Ken Caminiti                           242                  212                  220

Earle Combs                          227                  217                  220

Dom DiMaggio                       220                  220                  220

 

Red Schoendienst                  262                  204                  219

Luis Aparicio                         293                  193                  218

Jim Gilliam                              247                  208                  218

Buddy Myer                           258                  205                  218

Del Pratt*                                242                  210                  218

Moises Alou                            277                  197                  217

Lloyd Waner                         245                  207                  217

Wally Joyner                           253                  203                  216     

Paul O’Neill                            259                  201                  216     

Mike Cameron                        247                  204                  215

Frank Chance*                     237                  206                  214

Tim Wallach                            248                  202                  214

Chili Davis                              285                  189                  213

Roger Maris                            223                  209                  213

Curt Flood                              221                  209                  212

Jason Kendall                          245                  201                  212

Davey Lopes                           240                  203                  212

Gene Tenace                           231                  206                  212

Juan Gonzalez                         234                  203                  211     

Dave McAuliffe                      241                  201                  211

Michael Young                       231                  205                  211

 

Bill Madlock                           242                  196                  208

Lance Parrish                          248                  194                  208

Roy Campanella                    207                  207                  207     

Ross Youngs                          206                  206                  206

Thurman Munson                    206                  204                  205     

Nomar Garciaparra                  215                  197                  202

Omar Vizquel                          272                  178                  202

Roger Bresnahan*                231                  191                  201                 

George Kell                            229                  192                  201     

 

Travis Jackson                      211                  191                  196

Cy Williams                            235                  182                  195

Gary Gaetti                             249                  173                  192

Darrell Porter                          222                  181                  191

Fred Lindstrom                     193                  182                  190

Wally Schang                          245                  172                  190

Bill Mazeroski                        219                  173                  185

                                                CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Elston Howard                        203                  174                  181

George Kelly                          193                  177                  181

Ernie Lombardi                    218                  167                  180     

 

Chick Hafey                           186                  176                  179

Javy Lopez                              195                  172                  178

Jim Sundberg                          200                  166                  175

Tim McCarver                         204                  162                  173

Ray Schalk                             191                  167                  173

Rick Ferrell                            206                  150                  164




Michael Hoban, Ph.D is Professor Emeritus of mathematics at the City University of N.Y.  He has been an avid baseball fan for over 60 years and has become a serious baseball analyst, since joining SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) in 1998.  He is the author of five baseball books including:  DEFINING GREATNESS: A Hall of Fame Handbook (Booklocker, 2012)   BASEBALL'S COMPLETE PLAYERS (McFarland: 2000) and FIELDER'S CHOICE (Booklocker: 2003). 

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