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As Much As You Don’t Like A-Rod…

Alex Rodriguez

Third Base, NYY (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

It appears that for a variety of reasons there are baseball fanatics out there that are not so happy with the person playing third base for the New York Yankees. It is noteworthy to highlight just one item from that ballplayers resume. Here are the most 100 run seasons by a shortstop, all-time:

  1. Derek Jeter – 13
  2. Alex Rodriguez – 8
  3. Jimmy Rollins – 6
  4. Nomar Garciaparra – 6

A-Rod was a full-time shortstop for eight seasons.  In all 8 years he scored 100+ runs. His worst year as a SS was his 21 year-old season in 1997. Rodriguez hit .300/.350/.496 with 40 doubles, 23 HR, 29 SB in 35 attempts. His low-point was an all-star season.

The Very Few Elite-Hitting Shortstops

The Los Angeles Dodgers Hanley Ramirez is on a very short list of historically awesome hitting shortstops.  In all of MLB history only three guys have played 500 games at SS while posting a career .300 batting average + .500 slugging percentage.

Rockies defensive extraordinaire Troy Tulowitzki is within spitting distance of making the list.  In his short career Tulo has hit .296 + .512 SLG%.

The Powerful Adam Dunn

Despite the Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn showing a new approach which has, so far, not been successful in 2013 he has already accomplished something incredible.

Most 38 home run seasons by the age of 32, in the history of MLB:

Rk

Yrs

From

To

Age

1

Adam Dunn

8

2004

2012

24-32

2

Alex Rodriguez

8

1998

2007

22-31

3

Ken Griffey

7

1993

2000

23-30

4

Harmon Killebrew

7

1959

1967

23-31

5

Albert Pujols

6

2003

2010

23-30

6

Juan Gonzalez

6

1992

1999

22-29

7

Hank Aaron

6

1957

1966

23-32

8

Babe Ruth

6

1920

1927

25-32