Best Position Player in FYC History?

Rob (mgccpro) recently brought up the question of whether or not Richie Bradford is on his way to being the best position player in FYC history…and I have recently discovered a quick way to calculate Wins Above Replacement (more on that later). However, I thought that combining the two would make for some interesting reading. To come up with a (somewhat) definitive answer to Rob’s question I decided to calculate the career WAR for the position players in FYC’s Hall of Fame, plus the 10 active players that I’m guessing have the best chance to be HOF bound eventually to determine who owns that title. In order to compare active players and Hall of Famers, I used WAR per season as a metric. Here’s how it shook out:

Player Career WAR Seasons WAR per Season
Alex Komatsu 70.89 6 11.82
Richie Bradford 57.08 5 11.42
Victor Flores 130.69 17 7.69
Neifi Astacio 114.43 15 7.63
Jocko Leonard 63.89 10 6.39
Emmanuel Reid 88.18 14 6.30
Dean Becker 78.33 13 6.03
Cliff Zobrist 49.63 9 5.51
Joe Barker 64.28 12 5.36
Davey Beltran 68.93 13 5.30
John Kida 51.41 10 5.14
Dan Cooper 65.23 13 5.02
Tony Vizquel 29.26 6 4.88
Vince Key 85.76 18 4.76
Matty Olivares 68.08 15 4.54
Jerome Graham 61.83 15 4.12
Bernie Maduro 66.66 17 3.92
Spud Fischer 70.49 19 3.71
Eddie Lombard 50.71 14 3.62
Rickey Taylor 57.88 16 3.62
Jonathan Hissey 55.85 16 3.49
Mariano Sivilla 50.96 15 3.40
Hunter Beckett 42.5 13 3.27
Tommy Coggin 65.27 20 3.26
Victor Torcato 49.66 16 3.10
Sparky Houston 57.54 19 3.03
Sammy Martinez 50.19 18 2.79
Dorssys Espada 21.15 8 2.64
Stan Garland 33.57 13 2.58
Marv Catalanotto 38.15 16 2.38
Donaldo Maduro 34.46 16 2.15
Hong-Jin Gong 37.11 18 2.06
Mac Barkley 26.08 13 2.01
Fritz Allen 30.81 16 1.93
RJ Mouton 26.77 15 1.78
Dean Scutaro 33.62 19 1.77
Davey Sheldon 28.24 21 1.34
Jamie Dong 19.24 16 1.20
Warren Weaver 16.6 16 1.04
Eliezer Familia 2.5 9 0.28
Alexander James -9.34 18 -0.52
Derrek Donovan -18.03 19 -0.95
Alberto Manuel -28.15 20 -1.41

 

 

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