Players 61 – 70 Using Second Rating System

Another 10:

61 Chipper Jones 3B 5 Ken Griffey Jr. CF 6
62 Willie McCovey 1B 4 Chipper Jones 3B 5
63 Bill Dickey C 6 Eddie Murray 1B 4
64 Mike Trout CF 6 Rod Carew 2B 7
65 Craig Biggio 2B 6 Ferguson Jenkins P 19
66 Ken Griffey Jr. CF 7 Luke Appling SS 6
67 Miguel Cabrera 1B 5 Willie McCovey 1B 5
68 Eddie Murray 1B 6 Miguel Cabrera 1B 6
69 Arky Vaughn SS 6 Charlie Gehringer 2B 8
70 Paul Waner RF 8 Adrian Beltre 3B 6

One of the biggest questions I had was how much Mike Trout would go up. He had two advantages. The first was he had a short but great career and I developed a formula for WAR to put more emphasis on the prime years where Trout excels. Also, he played two more years. One thing I do is add the top three years for peak and half the top 6 years for peak. So, someone like Trout catches up fast the first six years. However, even if Trout has a season in the top 3, it will just replace another great season, so it is difficult to accumulate a lot of points that way. However, he still accumulates a lot of points a year and he moved up 17 places in this calculation for all players, even though he just passed Ken Griffey Jr. at Center Field.

The new calculation hurt Eddie Murray as he had a consistent long career. Willie McCovey and Miguel Cabrera passed him at first base.

Bill Dickey got a bonus for being the all-time leader in Catcher Pride Points a formula Bill James to measure things a catcher can be proud of. I think this is a good formula and could be used in rating catchers. I can’t calculate the formula and James only showed the results for a limited number of catchers. I decided to give Dickey some points for this as he is comfortably the all-time leader.

Craig Biggio passed Rod Carew at second base and Arky Vaughn passed Luke Appling at shortstop. The big surprise is Andrian Beltre went down only one position at third base after being passed by Brooks Robinson but went down 20 positions overall. He still is easily in the top 100, but now in 90th place. He didn’t do that well in the clutch statistics. Not quite as bad is Fergie Jenkins went form 65th to 75th down 10 spaces. Both players had long careers

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