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  • Best right-handed hitters of all time?

    why are right handed hitters in general not as good? 1 in every 9 people is left handed, so there's 8 times the talent pool of righties to choose from right?


    anywho

    Rogers Hornsby
    Josh Gibson
    Jimmie Foxx
    Hank Aaron
    Willie Mays
    Joe Dimaggio
    Alex Rodriguez (climbing season by season)
    Vlad Guerrero (with SB's I rate him above Manny)
    Manny Ramirez
    Hank Greenberg

    give Pujols a few years and he'll be on the list


    today on the radio I was hearing people say Manny was the best right handed hitter they had seen in the last 40-50 years. not sure if I can agree on that.
    Last edited by Blackout; 03-25-2008, 08:24 PM.

  • #2
    Because they face mostly right-handed pitchers, they're closer to first, right-field fences are often shorter, and they're exposed to more testosterone while in the fetus. Plus, they're more sinister.

    How's that for a guess?

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    • #3
      At this point, I'd give Ramirez a significant edge over A-Rod if we are only judging them as hitters and not on the total package.

      A-Rod: .306/.389/.578, 147 OPS+ in 1,904 games
      Manny Ramirez: .313/.409/.593, 154 OPS+ in 1,950 games

      Plus, I think you might be forgetting Frank Thomas. He's easily a better hitter than Vlad.

      A few other great ones that come to mind are Honus Wagner, Dick Allen, Mark McGwire, Frank Robinson, Ed Delahanty, and Jeff Bagwell.
      Last edited by GiambiJuice; 03-25-2008, 10:10 PM.
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle

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      • #4
        My candidates for the Greatest Right-Handed Hitters of All Time:

        1. Rogers Hornsby
        2. Honus Wagner
        3. Willie Mays
        4. Hank Aaron
        5. Nap Lajoie
        6. Cap Anson
        7. Harry Heilmann
        8. Alex Rodriguez
        9. Jimmy Foxx
        10. Joe DiMaggio

        Honorable Mentions:
        Mike Schmidt, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Roberto Clemente, Hank Greenberg, Manny Ramirez, Jackie Robinson, Kiki Cuyler, Ed Delahanty.
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-27-2008, 02:37 PM.

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        • #5
          Blackout,

          What do SBs have to do with hitting?
          Originally posted by Domenic
          The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
            At this point, I'd give Ramirez a significant edge over A-Rod if we are only judging them as hitters and not on the total package.

            A-Rod: .306/.389/.578, 147 OPS+ in 1,904 games
            Manny Ramirez: .313/.409/.593, 154 OPS+ in 1,950 games
            Ramirez is a player that can drive a GM nuts. I think that his mood swings make him one of the most underestimated players.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Proctor, CF View Post
              Because they face mostly right-handed pitchers, they're closer to first, right-field fences are often shorter, and they're exposed to more testosterone while in the fetus. Plus, they're more sinister.

              How's that for a guess?
              I know that the Italian word for left is "sinistre"...one word that's handy to know for understanding directions ("destre" for right). The word "sinister" means what it does to us because of the long standing reputation of left handed people...

              I'd say that Frank Thomas at his best was more impressive than Manny, although Manny has been far more consistent throughout his career. I like Manny's swing a lot better, Frank had a base hitter's stroke but 300 lbs of muscle behind it. Frank would hit some balls that would just scare the crud out of infielders.
              I'm going to make a list by era, sort of...
              Anson
              Delahanty
              Wagner
              Hornsby
              Beast
              Greenberg
              Clipper
              Kiner
              Mays
              Aaron
              F Robby
              Allen
              Killebrew
              Schmidt
              Frank Thomas
              Manny
              ARod

              The advantage that lefty hitters have in compiling good numbers as hitters is huge...I think that a typical platoon differential is about .100 for OPS, which is a LOT.
              One thing to remember is that not all lefty hitters are actually left handed...Cobb and Ted Williams, for example, were both righty throwers. The advantage to hitting left becomes obvious even at a young age...anyway, the breakdown of hitters into lefty/righty does not follow the population's proportions of left handed and right handed people.
              "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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              • #8
                mike piazza deserves a mention.

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                • #9
                  All RH hitting team

                  C Piazza
                  1B Thomas
                  2B Hornsby
                  3B Schmidt
                  SS Rodriguez
                  LF Rameriz
                  CF Mays
                  RF Aaron

                  --I'd actually give the edge to 5 of the 8 over the LH hitting team (of course most LHers do play OF/1B)

                  C Berra
                  1B Gehrig
                  2B Morgan
                  3B Mathews
                  SS Vaughan
                  LF Williams
                  CF Cobb
                  RF Ruth

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Westlake View Post
                    Blackout,

                    What do SBs have to do with hitting?
                    it adds to your total offensive package

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                    • #11
                      Just wanted to throw Edgar Martinez out there.

                      and Dick Allen

                      Clemente for his top 5-7 years.


                      And also Mickey Mantle from the right side.

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                      • #12
                        1 Rogers Hornsby
                        2 Hank Aaron
                        3 Honus Wagner
                        4 Willie Mays
                        5 Jimmie Foxx
                        6 Frank Robinson
                        7 Ed Delahanty
                        8 Nap Lajoie
                        9 Cap Anson
                        10 Frank Thomas
                        12 Joe DiMaggio
                        13 Manny Ramirez
                        Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                        • #13
                          Honerable Mention

                          In his prime- Piazza

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blackout805 View Post
                            it adds to your total offensive package
                            So, again, what do SBs have to do with hitting -- baserunning has nothing to do with hitting.
                            Originally posted by Domenic
                            The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Olliemets View Post
                              In his prime- Piazza
                              I agree. Piazza was a great player in his prime, and deserves an honurable mention here.
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