Players 121 – 130 Using Second Rating System

On to the next:

121Lou Whitaker2B 12Mickey CochraneC 12
122Kid NicholsP 29Gary SheffieldRF 13
123Bobby Grich2B 13Justin VerlanderP 24
124Larry DobyCF 9Mike MussinaP 25
125Mike MussinaP 30Fred ClarkeLF 12
126Juan MarichalP 31Alan TrammellSS 15
127Jim Thome1B 13Roy CampanellaC 13
128John SmoltzP 32Will Clark1B 14
129Joe CroninSS 13Rafael Palmeiro1B 15
130Carlos BeltranCF 10John SmoltzP 26

Mussina and Smoltz went down the list of pitchers but stayed in about the same area overall. Lou Whitaker and Bobby Grich went down with most of the other second basemen. Larry Doby passed Carlos Beltran in centerfield and went up in the overall ratings while Beltran with a long career did the opposite. Marichal snuck by John Smoltz and went up 5 sports overall. Joe Cronin and Alan Trammell passed Bill Dahlin at shortstop, but both went down in the ratings.

Kid Nichols went up 11 spots as a pitcher and 39 sports overall from the points for being the best pitcher of the 1890s. I like where he rates a lot better now.

Looking at the players ranked here before, we already talked about Campanella and Cochrane going up in the rankings. Verlander also went up in the overall rankings. Sheffield, Trammell, and Will Clark will be in the next 10, with Palmeiro not far behind Clark, but with a few players between the two.

That leaves Fred Clarke who went to 149th place. I will look more into his fade when we get there in a couple of articles, but I like that rating better for him.

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