A Biography in 1,000 Players Players 81-90

Here are the players I ranked 81st thru 90th:

81 Mike Trout 903 CF 7
82 Frank Thomas 901 1B 8
83 Joe Torre 898 C 8
84 Gabby Harnett 896 C 9
85 Brooks Robinson 894 3B 7
86 Ted Simmons 893 C 10
87 Ryne Sandberg 890 2B 10
88 Jeff Bagwell 886 1B 9
89 Barry Larkin 881 SS 8
90 Duke Snider 880 CF 8

 

Mike Trout has been the best player in baseball the last 10 years if you look at it from an overall perspective. Others are catching up as he gets older now. Frank Thomas was the best hitter in baseball for a while. Joe Torre was elected as a manager, which is fine. I think he should have been elected as a player years earlier. It is funny I have three catchers surrounding Brook Robinson. Robinson, I think was the greatest fielding 3rd baseman of all time. Fangraphs WAR agrees.  We are still in an area where these players weren’t quite inner circle, but they are easily hall of famers.

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Author: Douglas Byzewski

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