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The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (The 2000s)

by James Vlietstra

August 11, 2021

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Introducing V-Rating:

The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB



Background: I have sifted through the numbers to determine who the best offensive players have been in Major League history by using runs produced, total bases, walks, hit by pitches, net stolen bases, grounding into double plays, and sacrifices to determine the most productive players per at bat.

I call this new formula The V-Rating.

Way back in high school math class I learned about algebra. The numerator is divided by the denominator. The formula used for determining a player’s V-Rating includes runs produced plus total bases plus net stolen bases plus walks plus hit-by-pitch minus grounded-into-double plays divided by plate appearances minus sacrifices.

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Here are some of the greatest seasons of each decade.

Some of these seasons include Triple Crown winners, 40/40 seasons and other random seasons that are generally considered some of the greatest of all time.

These are how they rank according to V-Rating:

2000s

2001 Barry Bonds 1.201

2004 Barry Bonds 1.187

2002 Barry Bonds. 1.169

2001 Sammy Sosa 1.117

2000 Mark McGwire 1.116

2003 Barry Bonds 1.106

2000 Manny Ramirez. 1.064

2007 Alex Rodriguez 1.062

2006 Albert Pujols 1.025

2000 Jason Giambi 1.023

2003 Albert Pujols 1.018

2006 Travis Hafner 1.016

2000 Albert Pujols 1.012

2001 Luis Gonzalez 1.012

2009 Albert Pujols 1.010

2002 Jim Thome 1.010

2000 Carlos Delgado 1.010

2001 Jason Giambi .998

2006 Ryan Howard .986

2002 Manny Ramirez .983

2004 Albert Pujols .980

2008 Albert Pujols. .976

2005 Derek Lee .971

2005 Alex Rodriguez .968

2007 David Ortiz .964

2000 Gary Sheffield .962

2005 Albert Pujols .956

2002 Brian Giles .955

2008 Manny Ramirez .926

2008 Joe Mauer .894

2006 Alfonso Soriano .867

2007 Albert Pujols .844

2004 Ichiro Suzuki .720

2010s

2016 Mike Trout 1.037

2019 Christian Yelich 1.021

2018 Mookie Betts 1.015

2019 Mike Trout 1.010

2017 Mike Trout .984

2019 Clay Bellinger .971

2018 Mike Trout .970

2015 Bryce Harper. .968

2017 Aaron Judge .967

2012 Mike Trout .960

2017 Giancarlo Stanton .946

2019 Alex Bregman .944

2013 Mike Trout .910

2015 Paul Goldschmidt .906

2012 Miguel Cabrera .904

2015 Mike Trout .867

2016 Mookie Betts .863

2017 Jose Altuve .861

2010 Robinson Cano .816

2019 Marcus Semien .811

2012 Robinson Cano .803

2019 Matt Chapman .786

2018 Matt Chapman .765

2020s

2020 Juan Soto 1.097

2020 Jose Ramirez .972

2020 Trea Turner .956

2020 Luke Voit .931

2020 Mookie Betts .918

2020 DJ LeMahieu .898

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PREVIOUS POSTS IN SERIES:

Introducing V-Rating (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB)

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) of Every Hall-of-Fame Batter

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Players Who Should Be Considered For the Hall-of-Fame

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Monument Park Worthy?

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The 10,000 Club!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Greatest Single Seasons!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Recent Stars

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Worst Teams in MLB History

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Best Teams!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Two Recent Bad Teams

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (The 1800s)

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (1900 to 1929)

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (1930 to 1959)

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (1960 to 1999)

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I welcome your comments and a great discussion!

#VRating

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