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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 Position Players with HOF Numbers

Not Yet in the Hall of Fame

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

All numbers include the 2014 season.

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)

 

 

The Modern Era – 1920 to Present  -  29  Players

 

 

                                                                        CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Barry Bonds                            LF                   707                  427                  497

Albert Pujols                           1B                    429                  347                  368

Alex Rodriguez                        SS                    480                  330                  368

Pete Rose                                LF                   547                  307                  367

Gary Sheffield                                    LF                   430                  305                  336

Chipper Jones                          3B                   423                  281                  317

Dick Allen                               1B                   342                  304                  314

Jeff Bagwell                            1B                   388                  287                  312     

Derek Jeter                              SS                    415                  275                  310

Ken Griffey Jr                         CF                   403                  278                  309

Tim Raines                              LF                   390                  275                  304

Miguel Cabrera                       1B                    324                  295                  302

Jim Thome                               1B                   392                  270                  301  

 

Mark McGwire                       1B                   342                  283                  298

Manny Ramirez                       LF                   394                  263                  296

Rafael Palmeiro                       1B                   387                  257                  290

Mike Piazza                             C                    325                  273                  286

Lance Berkman                       1B                   311                  276                  285

Vladimir Guerrero                   RF                   333                  269                  285

Darrell Evans                          3B                   363                  253                  281

 

Jimmy Wynn                           CF                   305                  269                  278

Jeff Kent                                 2B                   339                  252                  274

Bobby Grich                           2B                   329                  253                  272

Stan Hack                               3B                   316                  256                  271

Robinson Cano                       2B                    263                  263                  263

Ivan Rodriguez                       C                    345                  234                  262

Lou Whitaker                          2B                   351                  232                  262

Ted Simmons                          C                    315                  240                  259     

Alan Trammell                        SS                    318                  238                  258

 

 

The Deadball Era – 1901 to 1919  -  3 Players

 

 

                                                                        CWS               CV               CAWS

 

Sherry Magee                          LF                   354                  272                  293

Joe Jackson                             LF                   294                  290                  291

Bill Dahlen                              SS                    394                  250                  286




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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