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Best Batters of All-Time - Career (Regular Season)

1871-2014. Sorted by Per Season PEVA.



Rank Name Last HOF
Status
PEVA-B EXPEQ
Yrs.
PEVA-B
Per EQ
Career
Hits
HR RBI Ave.
1 Lou Gehrig HOFP 479.522 14.26 33.627 2721 493 1995 0.340
2 Babe Ruth HOFP 641.541 20.26 31.665 2873 714 2217 0.342
3 Ted Williams HOFP 493.074 16.92 29.141 2654 521 1839 0.344
4 Barry Bonds 606.700 20.93 28.987 2935 762 1996 0.298
5 Mickey Mantle HOFP 455.611 17.21 26.474 2415 536 1509 0.298
6 Willie Mays HOFP 520.998 20.55 25.353 3283 660 1903 0.302
7 Ty Cobb HOFP 569.252 22.50 25.300 4189 117 1937 0.366
8 Joe Jackson HOFP 235.944 9.45 24.968 1772 54 785 0.356
9 Ross Barnes
210.856 8.52 24.748 859 6 350 0.359
10 Tris Speaker HOFP 479.576 19.87 24.136 3514 117 1529 0.345
11 Ed Delahanty HOFP 351.660 14.68 23.955 2596 101 1464 0.346
12 Hank Aaron HOFP 535.808 22.60 23.708 3771 755 2297 0.305
13 Joe DiMaggio HOFP 297.630 12.66 23.509 2214 361 1537 0.325
14 Mike Schmidt HOFP 383.574 16.35 23.460 2234 548 1595 0.267
15 Stan Musial HOFP 481.184 21.07 22.837 3630 475 1951 0.331
16 Dan Brouthers HOFP 348.085 15.47 22.501 2296 106 1296 0.342
17 Honus Wagner HOFP 451.472 20.18 22.372 3415 101 1732 0.327
18 Eddie Mathews HOFP 360.187 16.25 22.165 2315 512 1453 0.271
19 Rogers Hornsby HOFP 361.117 16.50 21.886 2930 301 1584 0.358
20 Jimmie Foxx HOFP 359.936 16.56 21.735 2646 534 1922 0.325
Top 5 Current Players (Thru 2013)
Rank Name Last HOF
Status
PEVA-B EXPEQ
Yrs.
PEVA-B
Per EQ
Career
Hits
HR RBI Ave.
1 Albert Pujols 354.569 12.88 27.529 2347 492 1498 0.321
2 Miguel Cabrera 271.014 10.71 25.305 1995 365 1260 0.321
3 Andrew McCutchen 103.945 4.98 20.873 814 103 379 0.296
4 Ryan Braun 132.565 6.48 20.458 1156 211 681 0.312
5 Alex Rodriguez 360.712 17.85 20.208 2939 654 1969 0.299


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Note: All players above 100 Total PEVA-P sorted by PEVA Per EQ Year. HOF (Hall of Fame), HOFP - Hall of Fame Player. Top 5 Current Players with over 100 Total Career PEVA ranked. Peva Per EQ Year - PEVA per Equivalent, Full Season, Year.

Notes: Photo Credits: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Rickey Henderson (Wikipedia Commons); Babe Ruth, Eddie Collins, Frank Baker (Library of Congress).

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  • What is PEVA?

    PEVA is the acronym for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value. This grade is given to each player and pitcher each season, rating their performance on a peer to peer review. Six components for pitchers and batters are melded together into the PEVA Rating, which ranges each year from 0.200 to 64.000. For more information on PEVA and the other new Stat Geek Baseball Stats, see our Definitions page. PEVA ratings are available for every pitcher and hitter in baseball history.

    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate
    20.000 - All League
    15.000 - All-Star Level
    10.000 - Very Good
    3.500 - Average
    0.200 - Minimum

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