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V-Ratings: Monument Park Worthy?

Updated: Jan 2, 2023

by James Vlietstra

May 26, 2021


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.

TODAY I provide, in rank order from highest to lowest, a detailed list of Yankees hitters who are not (yet) honored in Monument Park.

Take a look and share your comments below!

Retired Yankees Who Should Be Considered For Monument Park

(Based on their V-Rating, clearly several are very much deserving)

Charlie Keller .878

George Selkirk .859

Tommy Heinrich

Tommy Henrich .836

Bob Meusel .833

Mark Teixeira .805

Earle Combs .797

Bernie Williams .784

Roger Maris .770

Jorge Posada .760

Paul O’Neill .757

Ron Blomberg .750

Hideki Matsui .749

Tino Martinez .748

Johnny Damon .746

Bobby Murcer .731

Red Rolfe .728

Hank Bauer .720

Bill Skowron .693

Roy White .683

Gil McDougald .679

Graig Nettles .675

Dr. Bobby Brown .670

Frank Crosetti .651

Thurman Munson .651

Elston Howard .649

Jerry Coleman .585

Tony Kubek .575

Bobby Richardson .530

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