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The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A Left 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. Mitchell Page – 1977
  2. Mitchell Page
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.0 157 145 592 501 85 154 28 8 21 75 42 5 78 95 .307 .405 .521 .926

  3. Frank Robinson – 1956
  4. Frank Robinson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.5 145 152 668 572 122 166 27 6 38 83 8 4 64 95 .290 .379 .558 .937

  5. Bernie Carbo – 1970
  6. Bernie Carbo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.5 170 125 467 365 54 113 19 3 21 63 10 4 94 77 .310 .454 .551 1.005

  7. Rico Carty – 1964
  8. Rico Carty
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.8 165 133 505 455 72 150 28 4 22 88 1 2 43 78 .330 .388 .554 .942

  9. Stan Musial – 1942
  10. Stan Musial
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.3 156 140 536 467 87 147 32 10 10 72 6 62 25 .315 .397 .490 .887

  11. Al Bumbry – 1973
  12. Al Bumbry
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.0 158 110 395 356 73 120 15 11 7 34 23 10 34 49 .337 .398 .500 .898

  13. Kiki Cuyler – 1924
  14. Kiki Cuyler
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.7 149 117 515 466 94 165 27 16 9 85 32 11 30 62 .354 .402 .539 .941

  15. Ronald Acuna, Jr – 2018
  16. Ronald Acuna
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.1 143 111 487 433 78 127 26 4 26 64 16 5 45 123 .293 .366 .552 .918

  17. George Stone – 1905
  18. George Stone
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.8 141 155 694 635 78 189 25 13 7 52 27 44 .298 .348 .411 .759

  19. Del Ennis – 1946
  20. Del Ennis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.8 140 141 583 540 70 169 30 6 17 73 5 39 65 .313 .364 .485 .849

  21. Juan Soto – 2018
  22. Juan Soto
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.0 146 116 494 414 77 121 25 1 22 70 5 2 79 99 .292 .406 .517 .923

  23. Jeff Heath – 1938
  24. Jeff Heath
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.2 137 126 538 502 104 172 31 18 21 112 3 1 33 55 .343 .383 .602 .985

  25. Johnny Rizzo – 1938
  26. Johnny Rizzo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.0 140 143 617 555 97 167 31 9 23 111 1 54 61 .301 .368 .514 .882

  27. Tim Raines – 1981
  28. Tim Raines
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.5 136 88 363 313 61 95 13 7 5 37 71 11 45 31 .304 .391 .438 .829

  29. Wally Berger – 1930
  30. Wally Berger
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.2 131 151 625 555 98 172 27 14 38 119 3 54 69 .310 .375 .614 .989

  31. Rick Reichardt – 1966
  32. Rick Reichardt
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2.1 148 89 361 319 48 92 5 4 16 44 8 4 27 61 .288 .367 .480 .847

  33. Bob Johnson – 1933
  34. Bob Johnson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.8 131 142 625 535 103 155 44 4 21 93 8 3 85 74 .290 .387 .505 .892

  35. Joe Medwick – 1933
  36. Joe Medwick
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.8 131 148 626 595 92 182 40 10 18 98 5 26 56 .306 .337 .497 .834

  37. Willie Horton – 1965
  38. Willie Horton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.0 131 143 572 512 69 140 20 2 29 104 5 9 48 101 .273 .340 .490 .830

  39. Gary Matthews – 1973
  40. Gary Matthews
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.4 123 148 605 540 74 162 22 10 12 58 17 5 58 83 .300 .367 .444 .811

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