Author Archives: Dave Franks

The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A Second 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. Joe Morgan – 1965 Age: 21 Team(s): Houston Astros

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The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A First 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. Jose Abreu – 2014 Age: 27 Team(s): Chicago White

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The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A Catcher

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. Carlton Fisk – 1972 Age: 24 Team(s): Boston Red

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The 20 Greatest Washington Nationals of All-Time

Updated 03/10/2020 Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched. Gary Carter Age: 20 – 30 Years: 1974 – 1984 Position(s): C, RF Gary Carter WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS 55.59 121 1503 6019

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The 20 Greatest Toronto Blue Jays of All-Time

Updated 03/10/2020 Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched. Dave Stieb Age: 21 – 34, 40 Years: 1979 – 1992, 1998 Position(s): SP Dave Stieb WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP 57.35 82 439

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The 20 Greatest Texas Rangers of All-Time

Updated 03/09/2020 Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched. Adrian Beltre Age: 32 – 39 Years: 2011 – 2018 Position(s): 3B, DH Adrian Beltre WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS 43.84 129 1098 4612

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