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L.Hayes/R.Hayes/Barfield

I know I posted my big post, but I just wanted to put these guys next to each other.



G AB R H 2B 3B
Louie 2174 7689 1441 2163 358 93
Rudy 2339 8459 1477 2424 408 37
Mel 1942 8096 1571 2531 572 71




HR RBI BB SO SB CS
Louie 490 1336 639 1287 470 81
Rudy 429 1477 1331 1292 227 73
Mel 305 1226 711 1043 512 149




AVG OBP SLG OPS
Louie 0.281 0.339 0.543 0.882
Rudy 0.287 0.386 0.496 0.882
Mel 0.313 0.371 0.514 0.885


You don't need me to realize these 3 guys are almost identical overall. Rudy has the longevity edge, Louie and Mel have more speed. What one lacks in power he makes up in OBP.  For me, offensively this is more or less a wash. So we look further.

All 3 were 2B's for the vast majority of their careers. As 2B's:

Louie 80 E, 83+, 3-, .984 F%, 4.88 RF
Rudy 111 E, 16+ 46-, .983 F%, 5.06 RF
Mel 169 E, 21+ 38-, .981 F%, 5.90 RF

Louie sticks out a lot here, with his 83-3 +/-. His RF is significantly lower than Barfield, but range factor is such a weird stat, and is heavily affected by the rest of your team. +/- is an individual stat. If I had to choose between those guys, it would be pretty clearly Louie, Mel, Rudy.

Now to consider awards:

Louie 9 AS, 1 GG, 4 SS, 2 MVP
Rudy 5 AS, 1 GG, 5 SS, 2 MVP
Mel 7 AS, 1 GG, 4 SS

Putting those all together, hopefully I've explained why, for me, the order is Louie, Rudy, Mel.











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