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New Jersey’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we are from is a point of pride. When we meet someone who hales from the same place as us there is often a sense of comradery. Below is a list of the best players born in the state of New Jersey.


  1. Mike Trout – Vineland, NJ
  2. Mike Trout
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    72.6 172 1199 5273 4340 903 1324 251 46 285 752 200 36 803 1118 .305 .419 .581 1.000

  3. Derek Jeter – Pequannock, NJ
  4. Derek Jeter
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    72.5 119 2747 12602 11195 1923 3465 544 66 260 1311 358 96 1082 1840 .310 .377 .440 .817

  5. Goose Goslin – Salem, NJ
  6. Goose Goslin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    66.3 127 2287 9822 8656 1483 2735 500 173 248 1609 175 89 949 585 .316 .387 .500 .887

  7. Joe Medwick – Carteret, NJ
  8. Joe Medwick
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    55.7 133 1984 8142 7635 1198 2471 540 113 205 1383 42 437 551 .324 .362 .505 .867

  9. Al Leiter – Toms River, NJ
  10. Al Leiter
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    42.7 89 419 382 162 132 3.80 2391 16 10 2 1101 1010 1163 1974 19.1% 1.39

  11. Andy Messersmith – Toms River, NJ
  12. Andy Messersmith
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    37.6 83 344 295 130 99 2.86 2230.1 98 27 15 812 709 831 1625 17.8% 1.14

  13. Jason Heyward – Ridgewood, NJ
  14. Jason Heyward
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    36.9 107 1377 5580 4920 711 1286 243 34 144 579 110 39 576 964 .261 .343 .412 .755

  15. Bill Hands – Hackensack, NJ
  16. Bill Hands
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    30.1 88 374 260 111 110 3.36 1951 72 17 14 834 728 492 1128 13.9% 1.22

  17. Don Newcombe – Madison, NJ
  18. Don Newcombe
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.1 88 344 294 149 90 3.56 2154.2 136 24 7 956 852 490 1129 12.7% 1.20

  19. Joe Cunningham – Paterson, NJ
  20. Joe Cunningham
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.5 124 1141 4061 3362 525 980 177 26 64 436 16 27 599 369 .291 .403 .417 .820

  21. Todd Frazier – Point Pleasant, NJ
  22. Todd Frazier
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    26 109 1186 4737 4200 585 1019 202 14 214 624 72 37 424 1037 .243 .320 .450 .770

  23. Johnny Romano – Hoboken, NJ
  24. Johnny Romano
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    20.8 122 905 3256 2767 355 706 112 10 129 417 7 9 414 485 .255 .354 .443 .797

  25. Johnny Briggs – Paterson, NJ
  26. Johnny Briggs
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    24.0 121 1366 4837 4117 601 1041 170 43 139 507 64 49 663 784 .253 .355 .416 .771

  27. Johnny Vander Meer – Prospect Park, NJ
  28. Johnny Vander Meer
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    26.7 94 346 285 119 121 3.44 2104.2 131 29 2 915 805 1132 1294 14.3% 1.39

  29. John Montefusco – Long Branch, NJ
  30. John Montefusco
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    21.6 98 298 244 90 83 3.54 1652.1 32 11 5 728 650 513 1081 15.5% 1.28

  31. Erik Hanson – Kinnelon, NJ
  32. Erik Hanson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    22.2 95 245 238 89 84 4.15 1555.1 26 5 0 776 717 504 1175 17.7% 1.36

  33. Danny Green – Burlington, NJ
  34. Danny Green
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    16.9 127 656 2795 2432 373 706 87 46 14 291 134 256 .290 .365 .381 .746

  35. Al Downing – Trenton, NJ
  36. Al Downing
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    22.5 95 405 317 123 107 3.22 2268.1 73 24 3 938 811 933 1639 17.2% 1.27

  37. Sean Casey – Willingboro, NJ
  38. Sean Casey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    16.7 109 1405 5644 5066 690 1531 322 12 130 735 18 8 477 577 .302 .367 .447 .814

  39. Steve Braun – Trenton, NJ
  40. Steve Braun
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    17.5 113 1425 4295 3650 466 989 155 19 52 388 45 27 579 433 .271 .371 .367 .738

  41. Rick Porcello – Morristown, NJ
  42. Rick Porcello
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    19.9 101 343 339 149 118 4.36 2037.1 10 3 0 1081 988 474 1507 17.4% 1.31

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