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Friday, May 26, 2017

Cleveland Indians Bradley Zimmer their Aaron Judge.

A friend sent that with this message:

Cleveland Indians Bradley Zimmer their top prospect 6'5" CF. 

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My reply:

I'm not big on big non-pitchers. Who's the greatest really tall player? Or the tallest really great player?
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Yankee rookie right fielder Aaron Judge is 6'7". Players at least 6'5", OPS+ 130, 5,000 PA (994 players have at least 5,000 PA)

RkPlayerHtOPS+PAFromToAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSHSFGDPSBCSBAOBPSLGOPSPosTm
1Frank Howard7914273521958197321-3618956488864177424535382111978213514603374321989.273.352.499.851793H/DLAD-WSA-TEX-DET
2Darryl Strawberry7813863261983199921-371583541889814012563833510008161311352381536422199.259.357.505.862*9D/H78NYM-LAD-SFG-NYY
3Dave Winfield78130123581973199521-43297311003166931105408846518331216172168625199531922396.283.353.475.827*97D8H/35SDP-NYY-CAL-TOR-MIN-CLE
4Frank Thomas77156100751990200822-402322819914942468495125211704166716813978701212263223.301.419.555.974*D3/HCHW-OAK-TOR
5Mark McGwire7716376601986200122-371874618711671626252658314141317150159675378147128.263.394.588.982*3/HD59OAK-STL

Five players who could hit. It's a short list. About half of one percent. 1,215 innings would get us 999 pitchers, including Babe Ruth. Pitchers at least 6'5", ERA+ >= 130:

RkPlayerHtERA+IPFromToAgeGGSCGSHOGFWLW-L%SVHRERBBSOERAFIPHRBFIBBHBPBKWPTm
1Randy Johnson821354135.11988200924-45618603100377303166.6462334617031513149748753.293.19411170673719033109MON-SEA-HOU-ARI-NYY-SFG
2Roy Halladay781312749.11998201321-3641639067206203105.659126461135103459221173.383.39236112872881956TOR-PHI
3Lee Smith771321289.11980199722-3910226008027192.436478113347543448612513.032.9389538810010447CHC-BOS-STL-NYY-BAL-CAL-CIN-MON

Surprisingly, only 3 pitchers. So, 5 batters and 3 pitchers at least 6 feet, 5 inches tall who performed at least 30% better than league average. Surprising.

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