Seager and bWAR at age 23

Nineteen shortstops have accumulated at least 10 bWAR by the age of 23. Eight of them went on to become HOF.  Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, and Francisco Lindor are all 23 right now and each are playing in their 3rd year.  Elvis Andrus and Jose Reyes are the other two active shortstops on the list.  Doing the math, you have 19 shortstops, five are active, eight are HOF, leaving only six who didn’t make the HOF that were eligible.

  • They are Alex Rodriguez who we can all agree is a HOF shortstop.
  • Alan Trammel who I think is a HOF shortstop
  • Jim Fregosi who was the face of the original Los Angeles Angels franchise, and was eventually traded for HOF Nolan Ryan.
  • Vern Stephens a slugging SS
  • Garry Templeton who had 600 hits and 50 triples by the age of 23 who was eventually traded for HOF Ozzie Smith.
  • Someone named Donie Bush

Derek Jeter is not on this list. Nor is Nomar Garciaparra.

But Corey Seager is.

Player WAR/pos bWAR/PA Age PA OPS
Arky Vaughan 26.6 0.0107301 20-23 2479 0.924
Cal Ripken 22.4 0.010482 20-23 2137 0.845
Carlos Correa 15 0.0102249 20-22 1467 0.864
Corey Seager 12.6 0.0101043 21-23 1247 0.905
Alex Rodriguez 27.6 0.0097081 18-23 2843 0.914
Jim Fregosi 17.7 0.0082672 19-23 2141 0.767
Francisco Lindor 13 0.0080796 21-23 1609 0.809
Joe Cronin 12.8 0.0077016 19-23 1662 0.82
Travis Jackson 16.6 0.0069954 18-23 2373 0.777
Lou Boudreau 11.4 0.0069301 20-23 1645 0.778
Donie Bush 14.2 0.0069167 20-23 2053 0.672
Joe Tinker 10.3 0.0064902 21-23 1587 0.647
Vern Stephens 11.3 0.006202 20-23 1822 0.813
Garry Templeton 11.8 0.0052679 20-23 2240 0.744
Alan Trammell 11.5 0.0052583 19-23 2187 0.703
Jose Reyes 10.2 0.0052121 20-23 1957 0.749
Rabbit Maranville 10.2 0.0050975 20-23 2001 0.629
Elvis Andrus 12.9 0.0049788 20-23 2591 0.695
Robin Yount 14.7 0.004206 18-23 3495 0.672

 

 

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