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Total Baseball Top 100

Total Baseball Ranking evaluates players on a purely statistical basis, taking into account batting, pitching, fielding, league averages, park factor, and positional differences in batting skill. TBRs are calculated through the 1998 season (* indicates active player):

Rank

Player

Position

TBR

1

Babe Ruth

RF

124.8

2

Nap Lajoie

2B

94.1

3

Willie Mays

CF

92.2

4

Ty Cobb

CF

91.1

5

Walter Johnson

P

90.1

6

Hank Aaron

RF

89.8

7

Tris Speaker

CF

86.5

8

Ted Williams

LF

85.7

9

Honus Wagner

SS

81.2

10

Rogers Hornsby

2B

81.1

11

Cy Young

P

79.8

12

Rickey Henderson*

LF

79.7

13

Barry Bonds*

LF

79.0

14

Mike Schmidt

3B

78.4

15

Mickey Mantle

CF

76.1

16

Stan Musial

LF

70.5

17

Eddie Collins

2B

69.8

18

Frank Robinson

RF

69.0

19

Lou Gehrig

1B

65.7

20

Pete Alexander

P

64.9

21

Christy Mathewson

P

62.8

22

Mel Ott

RF

62.7

23

Lefty Grove

P

61.2

24

Kid Nichols

P

60.9

25

Joe Morgan

2B

56.3

26

Jimmie Foxx

1B

54.3

27

Roger Clemens*

P

54.1

28

Tim Raines*

LF

52.6

29

Eddie Mathews

3B

51.6

30

Greg Maddux*

P

51.4

31

Bill Dahlen

SS

51.3

32

George Davis

SS

49.8

33

Tony Gwynn*

RF

48.8

34

John Clarkson

P

48.4

35

Tom Seaver

P

48.2

36

Warren Spahn

P

47.0

37

Joe Dimaggio

CF

46.9

38

Carl Yastrzemski

LF

45.5

39

Al Kaline

RF

44.6

40

Charlie Gehringer

2B

44.4

41

Ed Delahanty

LF

44.3

42

Wade Boggs

3B

44.1

43

Bob Gibson

P

44.0

Bobby Grich

2B

44.0

45

Ed Walsh

P

43.3

46

Robin Yount

SS

43.1

47

Ozzie Smith

SS

43.0

48

Roberto Clemente

RF

42.9

49

Reggie Jackson

RF

42.8

50

Roger Connor

1B

42.7

51

Barry Larkin*

SS

41.6

52

Lou Boudreau

SS

41.3

53

Hal Newhouser

P

40.8

54

Luke Appling

SS

40.7

Dan Brouthers

1B

40.7

56

Bobby Wallace

SS

40.6

57

Gabby Hartnett

C

40.1

Bid McPhee

2B

40.1

59

Cal Ripken*

SS

39.9

60

Hoyt Wilhelm

P

39.7

61

Ken Griffey Jr.*

CF

39.5

Ron Santo

3B

39.5

63

Joe Cronin

SS

39.4

64

Carl Hubbell

P

39.2

Arky Vaughan

SS

39.2

66

Amos Rusie

P

39.1

67

George Brett

3B

39.0

Bobby Doerr

2B

39.0

Frankie Frisch

2B

39.0

70

Dave Winfield

RF

38.6

71

Joe Jackson

LF

37.5

72

Whitey Ford

P

37.2

Tim Keefe

P

37.2

74

Bob Lemon

P

36.9

75

Ted Lyons

P

36.7

76

Willie McCovey

1B

36.5

77

Bill Mazeroski

2B

36.3

78

Carl Mays

P

36.2

Yogi Berra

C

36.2

Jack Glasscock

SS

36.2

Johnny Mize

1B

36.2

82

Paul Waner

RF

36.1

83

Jeff Bagwell*

1B

36.0

84

Bob Johnson

LF

35.6

85

Jim Palmer

P

35.5

Frank Thomas*

1B

35.5

87

Phil Niekro

P

35.4

Bill Dickey

C

35.4

89

Dick Allen

1B

35.3

90

Dave Bancroft

SS

35.2

91

Ryne Sandberg

2B

35.1

92

Reggie Smith

CF

35.0

93

Three Finger Brown

P

34.8

94

Darrell Evans

3B

34.7

95

Dizzy Trout

P

34.5

Joe Sewell

SS

34.5

97

Gaylord Perry

P

34.4

Keith Hernandez

1B

34.4

99

Eddie Murray

1B

34.1

100

Don Drysdale

P

34.0

By Position

Rank

Pitchers (28)

TBR

5

Walter Johnson

90.1

11

Cy Young

79.8

20

Pete Alexander

64.9

21

Christy Mathewson

62.8

23

Lefty Grove

61.2

24

Kid Nichols

60.9

27

Roger Clemens*

54.1

30

Greg Maddux*

51.4

34

John Clarkson

48.4

35

Tom Seaver

48.2

36

Warren Spahn

47.0

43

Bob Gibson

44.0

45

Ed Walsh

43.3

53

Hal Newhouser

40.8

60

Hoyt Wilhelm

39.7

64

Carl Hubbell

39.2

66

Amos Rusie

39.1

72

Whitey Ford

37.2

73

Tim Keefe

37.2

74

Bob Lemon

36.9

75

Ted Lyons

36.7

78

Carl Mays

36.2

85

Jim Palmer

35.5

87

Phil Niekro

35.4

93

Three Finger Brown

34.8

95

Dizzy Trout

34.5

97

Gaylord Perry

34.4

100

Don Drysdale

34.0

 

 

 

Rank

Catchers (3)

TBR

57

Gabby Hartnett

40.1

79

Yogi Berra

36.2

88

Bill Dickey

35.4

 

 

 

Rank

First Basemen (11)

TBR

19

Lou Gehrig

65.7

26

Jimmie Foxx

54.3

50

Roger Connor

42.7

55

Dan Brouthers

40.7

76

Willie McCovey

36.5

81

Johnny Mize

36.2

83

Jeff Bagwell*

36.0

86

Frank Thomas*

35.5

89

Dick Allen

35.3

98

Keith Hernandez

34.4

99

Eddie Murray

34.1

 

 

 

Rank

Second Basemen (11)

TPR

2

Nap Lajoie

94.1

10

Rogers Hornsby

81.1

17

Eddie Collins

69.8

25

Joe Morgan

56.3

40

Charlie Gehringer

44.4

44

Bobby Grich

44.0

58

Bid McPhee

40.1

68

Bobby Doerr

39.0

69

Frankie Frisch

39.0

77

Bill Mazeroski

36.3

91

Ryne Sandberg

35.1

 

 

 

Rank

Third Basemen (6)

TBR

14

Mike Schmidt

78.4

29

Eddie Mathews

51.6

42

Wade Boggs

44.1

62

Ron Santo

39.5

67

George Brett

39.0

94

Darrell Evans

34.7

 

 

 

Rank

Shortstops (15)

TBR

9

Honus Wagner

81.2

31

Bill Dahlen

51.3

32

George Davis

49.8

46

Robin Yount

43.1

47

Ozzie Smith

43.0

51

Barry Larkin*

41.6

52

Lou Boudreau

41.3

54

Luke Appling

40.7

56

Bobby Wallace

40.6

59

Cal Ripken*

39.9

63

Joe Cronin

39.4

65

Arky Vaughan

39.2

80

Jack Glasscock

36.2

90

Dave Bancroft

35.2

96

Joe Sewell

34.5

 

 

 

Rank

Left Fielders (9)

TBR

8

Ted Williams

85.7

12

Rickey Henderson*

79.7

13

Barry Bonds*

79.0

16

Stan Musial

70.5

28

Tim Raines*

52.6

38

Carl Yastrzemski

45.5

41

Ed Delahanty

44.3

71

Joe Jackson

37.5

84

Bob Johnson

35.6

 

 

 

Rank

Center Fielders (7)

TBR

3

Willie Mays

92.2

4

Ty Cobb

91.1

7

Tris Speaker

86.5

15

Mickey Mantle

76.1

37

Joe Dimaggio

46.9

61

Ken Griffey Jr.*

39.5

92

Reggie Smith

35.0

 

 

 

Rank

Right Fielders (10)

TBR

1

Babe Ruth

124.8

6

Hank Aaron

89.8

18

Frank Robinson

69.0

22

Mel Ott

62.7

33

Tony Gwynn*

48.8

39

Al Kaline

44.6

48

Roberto Clemente

42.9

49

Reggie Jackson

42.8

70

Dave Winfield

38.6

82

Paul Waner

36.1