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The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A Third Baseman

To be eligible, players since 1957 had to meet the MLB qualifications for rookie status. Players prior to the 1957 season were considered rookies based on rookie status taken from Fangraphs. The other qualification for eligibility for this list is that players had to have a minimum of 300 plate appearances.


  1. Dick Allen – 1964
  2. Dick Allen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    8.8 162 162 708 632 125 201 38 13 29 91 3 4 67 138 .318 .379 .557 .936

  3. Billy Grabarkewitz – 1970
  4. Billy Grabarkewitz
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.5 135 156 640 529 92 153 20 8 17 84 19 9 95 149 .289 .397 .454 .851

  5. Al Rosen – 1950
  6. Al Rosen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.9 143 155 668 554 100 159 23 4 37 116 5 7 100 72 .287 .403 .543 .946

  7. Kris Bryant – 2015
  8. Kris Bryant
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.9 136 151 650 559 87 154 31 5 26 99 13 4 77 199 .275 .369 .488 .857

  9. Frank “Home Run” Baker – 1909
  10. Home Run Baker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.8 147 148 606 541 73 165 27 19 4 85 20 26 .305 .323 .447 .770

  11. Kevin Seitzer – 1987
  12. Kevin Seitzer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.5 134 161 725 641 105 207 33 8 15 83 12 7 80 85 .323 .399 .470 .869

  13. Jim Ray Hart – 1964
  14. Jim Ray Hart
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.3 135 153 625 566 71 162 15 6 31 81 5 2 47 94 .286 .341 .498 .839

  15. Evan Longoria – 2008
  16. Evan Longoria
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.8 128 122 508 448 67 122 31 2 27 85 7 0 46 122 .272 .343 .531 .874

  17. Pete Ward – 1963
  18. Pete Ward
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.1 136 157 667 600 80 177 34 6 22 84 7 6 52 77 .295 .351 .482 .833

  19. Matt Duffy – 2015
  20. Matt Duffy
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.9 113 149 612 573 77 169 28 6 12 77 12 0 30 96 .295 .333 .428 .761

  21. Art Devlin – 1904
  22. Art Devlin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.8 124 130 562 474 81 133 16 8 1 66 33 62 .281 .358 .354 .712

  23. Ed Charles – 1962
  24. Ed Charles
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.8 114 147 604 535 81 154 24 7 17 74 20 4 54 70 .288 .351 .454 .805

  25. Ryan Braun – 2007
  26. Ryan Braun
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2.0 155 113 492 451 91 146 26 6 34 97 15 5 29 112 .324 .370 .634 1.004

  27. Chris Sabo – 1988
  28. Chris Sabo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.1 107 137 582 538 74 146 40 2 11 44 46 14 29 52 .271 .311 .414 .725

  29. Richie Hebner – 1969
  30. Richie Hebner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.8 126 129 532 459 72 138 23 4 8 47 4 1 53 53 .301 .374 .420 .794

  31. Joe Foy – 1966
  32. Joe Foy
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.2 119 151 658 554 97 145 23 8 15 63 2 5 91 80 .262 .362 .413 .775

  33. Eric Hinske – 2002
  34. Eric Hinske
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.0 121 151 650 566 99 158 38 2 24 84 13 1 77 138 .279 .365 .481 .846

  35. Eddie Foster – 1912
  36. Eddie Foster
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.4 106 154 678 618 98 176 34 9 2 70 27 53 .285 .344 .379 .723

  37. Rich Rollins – 1962
  38. Rich Rollins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.0 115 159 721 624 96 186 23 5 16 96 3 1 75 61 .298 .370 .428 .798

  39. Max Alvis – 1963
  40. Max Alvis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.7 119 158 660 602 81 165 32 7 22 67 9 7 36 109 .274 .320 .460 .780

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