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The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A Right Fielder

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. Aaron Judge – 2017
  2. Aaron Judge
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    8.1 173 155 678 542 128 154 24 3 52 114 9 4 127 208 .284 .422 .627 1.049

  3. Tony Oliva – 1964
  4. Tony Oliva
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.8 148 161 718 672 109 217 43 9 32 94 12 6 34 68 .323 .358 .557 .915

  5. Ted Williams – 1939
  6. Ted Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.7 156 149 677 565 131 185 44 11 31 145 2 1 107 64 .327 .434 .609 1.043

  7. Ichiro Suzuki – 2001
  8. Ichiro Suzuki
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    7.7 124 157 738 692 127 242 34 8 8 69 56 14 30 53 .350 .379 .457 .836

  9. Yasiel Puig – 2013
  10. Yasiel Puig
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.9 160 104 432 382 66 122 21 2 19 42 11 8 36 97 .319 .391 .534 .925

  11. Jason Heyward – 2010
  12. Jason Heyward
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.4 134 142 623 520 83 144 29 5 18 72 11 6 91 128 .277 .393 .456 .849

  13. Tim Salmon – 1993
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    Tim Salmon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.2 143 142 610 515 93 146 35 1 31 95 5 6 82 135 .283 .382 .536 .918

  14. Paul Waner – 1926
  15. Paul Waner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.3 148 144 618 536 101 180 35 22 8 79 11 66 19 .336 .405 .528 .933

  16. Tom Brunansky – 1982
  17. Tom Brunansky
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.6 131 127 545 463 77 126 30 1 20 46 1 2 71 101 .272 .376 .471 .847

  18. Reggie Jackson – 1968
  19. Reggie Jackson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.2 137 154 614 553 82 138 13 6 29 74 14 4 50 171 .250 .314 .452 .766

  20. Harry Rice – 1925
  21. Harry Rice
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.5 150 103 420 354 87 127 25 8 11 47 8 7 54 15 .359 .443 .568 1.011

  22. Austin Kearns – 2002
  23. Austin Kearns
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.1 139 107 435 372 66 117 24 3 13 56 6 3 54 81 .315 .407 .500 .907

  24. Greg Gross – 1974
  25. Greg Gross
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.7 124 156 676 589 78 185 21 8 0 36 12 20 76 39 .314 .388 .377 .765

  26. Ira Flagstead – 1919
  27. Ira Flagstead
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.1 150 97 342 287 43 95 22 3 5 41 6 35 39 .331 .401 .481 .882

  28. Denard Span – 2008
  29. Denard Span
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.3 122 93 411 347 70 102 16 7 6 47 18 7 50 60 .294 .380 .432 .812

  30. Richie Zisk – 1973
  31. Richie Zisk
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2.3 150 103 354 333 44 108 23 7 10 54 0 0 21 63 .324 .364 .526 .890

  32. Socks Seybold – 1901
  33. Socks Seybold
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.4 138 114 504 449 74 150 24 14 8 90 15 40 .334 .391 .503 .894

  34. Walt Moryn – 1956
  35. Walt Moryn
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.6 122 147 588 529 69 151 27 3 23 67 4 2 50 67 .285 .347 .478 .825

  36. George Watkins – 1930
  37. George Watkins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2.8 143 119 424 391 85 146 32 7 17 87 5 24 49 .373 .410 .621 1.031

  38. Mitch Haniger – 2017
  39. Mitch Haniger
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.0 129 96 410 369 58 104 25 2 16 47 5 4 31 93 .282 .351 .491 .842

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