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Monday, August 17, 2015

Cumulative hitting stats through age 32.

My favorite player, Mickey Mantle, peaked at age 32 in 1964.  I wanted to see how he compared with others at the same age so I used the baseball-reference.com "play index" function to produce this table.  My comments are below.

From 1901 to 2015, Younger than 32, (requiring OPS+ >=150 and At least 4,600 plate appearances), sorted by greatest Adjusted OPS+

Player ages are computed as their age on June 30th


Rk Player OPS+ PA From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
1 Babe Ruth 214 6284 1914 1927 19-32 1502 4959 1283 1731 341 98 416 1262 1221 832 29 71 92 85 .349 .480 .709 1.189 791/8H3 BOS-NYY
2 Ted Williams 190 6436 1939 1951 20-32 1421 5086 1273 1763 366 61 323 1261 1327 442 21 5 121 20 14 .347 .484 .633 1.117 *79/H1 BOS
3 Ty Cobb 184 8287 1905 1919 18-32 1929 7301 1414 2713 431 210 67 1206 737 536 66 173 769 113 .372 .434 .516 .950 *89/73H145 DET
4 Lou Gehrig 183 7522 1923 1935 20-32 1687 6249 1466 2142 428 141 378 1570 1139 619 29 102 89 92 .343 .446 .638 1.084 *3/H976 NYY
5 Rogers Hornsby 179 7924 1915 1928 19-32 1829 6852 1312 2476 435 159 238 1270 841 553 41 186 131 64 .361 .434 .575 1.010 *465/3H798 STL-NYG-BSN
6 Mickey Mantle 177 7979 1951 1964 19-32 1883 6533 1472 2016 289 69 454 1298 1390 100 1348 11 13 34 75 141 33 .309 .429 .582 1.011 *89/H7645 NYY
7 Stan Musial 172 7452 1941 1953 20-32 1681 6437 1276 2223 468 142 257 1127 951 336 27 29 120 63 16 .345 .432 .582 1.014 7938/H1 STL
8 Shoeless Joe Jackson 170 5695 1908 1920 20-32 1332 4981 873 1772 307 168 54 785 519 234 59 131 202 81 .356 .423 .517 .940 978/3H PHA-CLE-CHW
9 Frank Thomas 169 6799 1990 2000 22-32 1530 5474 1083 1755 361 10 344 1183 1188 151 835 46 0 90 165 29 21 .321 .440 .579 1.018 *3D/H CHW
10 Jimmie Foxx 169 8476 1925 1940 17-32 1978 7098 1591 2370 407 116 500 1744 1294 1094 11 68 35 84 68 .334 .437 .635 1.073 *352/H7961 PHA-BOS
11 Albert Pujols 168 8103 2001 2012 21-32 1859 6919 1376 2246 505 15 475 1434 1027 267 780 82 1 74 251 92 36 .325 .414 .608 1.022 *375/D9H64 STL-LAA
12 Dick Allen 165 6295 1963 1974 21-32 1491 5447 974 1630 279 75 319 977 775 132 1348 13 17 42 128 110 43 .299 .385 .554 .939 537/H64D8 PHI-STL-LAD-CHW
13 Tris Speaker 163 7629 1907 1920 19-32 1771 6521 1189 2232 445 159 53 912 842 303 82 183 388 122 .342 .424 .484 .908 *8/9H371 BOS-CLE
14 Barry Bonds 162 7403 1986 1997 21-32 1742 6069 1244 1750 359 56 374 1094 1227 260 958 42 3 62 95 417 118 .288 .408 .551 .959 *78/H9 PIT-SFG
15 Willie McCovey 161 5858 1959 1970 21-32 1526 4944 858 1400 216 40 352 985 809 156 915 55 5 44 101 19 18 .283 .387 .557 .944 *37H/9 SFG
16 Willie Mays 160 7337 1951 1963 20-32 1691 6458 1258 2033 333 106 406 1179 791 111 750 26 1 58 152 248 77 .315 .389 .588 .976 *8/H6 NYG-SFG
17 Hank Greenberg 160 4671 1930 1941 19-30 1049 3998 839 1299 317 62 249 1013 626 643 12 34 24 50 24 .325 .418 .622 1.040 *37/H DET
18 Jeff Bagwell 159 6519 1991 2000 23-32 1476 5349 1073 1630 351 22 310 1093 992 132 1022 97 3 78 146 167 64 .305 .417 .552 .970 *3/HD9 HOU
19 Joe DiMaggio 157 5587 1936 1947 21-32 1252 5015 1036 1663 294 100 264 1122 527 252 29 14 69 29 7 .332 .398 .588 .986 *8/79H NYY
20 Manny Ramirez 156 6575 1993 2004 21-32 1535 5572 1067 1760 381 14 390 1270 874 129 1230 67 2 60 159 33 30 .316 .411 .599 1.010 *97D/H CLE-BOS
21 Frank Robinson 156 8159 1956 1968 20-32 1916 7003 1317 2117 402 60 418 1277 929 158 1047 147 13 68 185 182 67 .302 .392 .556 .948 9738/H5 CIN-BAL
22 Hank Aaron 156 8543 1954 1966 20-32 1964 7683 1406 2434 414 81 442 1432 739 158 832 22 19 80 207 170 48 .317 .375 .564 .939 *987/4H53 MLN-ATL
23 Mel Ott 156 9089 1926 1941 17-32 2163 7605 1510 2366 415 66 415 1555 1335 684 47 96 60 73 .311 .417 .547 .964 *958/H74 NYG
24 Miguel Cabrera 155 8158 2003 2015 20-32 1899 7116 1210 2287 481 16 406 1426 916 203 1376 52 5 69 246 38 20 .321 .399 .565 .964 3579/DH FLA-DET
25 Mike Piazza 155 5193 1992 2001 23-32 1258 4638 782 1507 228 4 314 975 506 112 719 18 0 31 149 17 17 .325 .391 .579 .970 *2/HD3 LAD-FLA-NYM
Rk Player OPS+ PA From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
26 Mark McGwire 154 4976 1986 1996 22-32 1224 4082 725 1053 171 5 329 860 789 70 945 48 3 54 106 7 8 .258 .380 .544 .924 *3/DH59 OAK
27 Jim Thome 152 6421 1991 2003 20-32 1536 5218 1028 1486 289 23 381 1058 1108 97 1559 46 1 48 91 18 17 .285 .411 .568 .979 *35D/H CLE-PHI
28 Jason Giambi 151 5462 1995 2003 24-32 1264 4493 818 1358 287 8 269 904 824 62 854 84 2 59 110 13 9 .302 .415 .549 .964 *3D7/5H9 OAK-NYY
29 Mike Schmidt 150 6223 1972 1982 22-32 1484 5129 964 1360 253 44 349 965 958 108 1279 54 16 66 79 155 70 .265 .382 .536 .918 *5/H643 PHI
30 Harry Heilmann 150 7243 1914 1927 19-32 1713 6286 1040 2160 418 128 135 1216 685 414 37 230 99 55 .344 .411 .515 .927 *93/8H47 DET
31 Eddie Collins 150 7392 1906 1919 19-32 1716 6094 1136 1981 238 132 25 780 907 369 56 332 561 103 .325 .417 .420 .837 *4/6987H5 PHA-CHW
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/17/2015.

Most, Mantle, fewest:

PA:
1. Ott 9,089
8. Mantle 7,979
31. Greenberg 4,671

AB:
1. Aaron 7,683
9. Mantle 6,533
31. Greenberg 3,998

Runs:
1. Foxx 1,591
3. Mantle 1,472
31. McGwire 725

RBI:
1. Foxx 1,734
7. Mantle 1,298
31. Collins 780

Home Runs:
1. Foxx 500
3. Mantle 454
31. Collins 25

BA:
1. Cobb .372
22. Mantle  .309
31. McGwire .258

OPB:
1. Williams .484
9. Mantle .429
31. Aaron .375

SLG:
1. Ruth .709
11. Mantle .582
31. Collins .420

OPS:
1. Ruth 1.189
9. Mantle 1.011
31. Collins .837

Mantle's OPS+ peaked in 1964 at 177 (age 32).  Bonds had OPS+ of 162 in 1997 at age 32.  Bonds peaked at 183 in 2004 and 2005, ages 39, 40.  Bonds finished in 2007 at 182, age 42.

Both Mantle and Bonds finished with BA .298, Mantle at age 36.  Mantle's BA peaked at age 25 in 1957: .316.  Bonds peaked at .300 ages 39,40.  Bonds at age 25: .265.  Bonds at age 32: .288.

Remember, these stats are cumulative.  More on this in a future post.

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