Alex Rodriguez’ All-Time Career Statistics and Rankings*

The Unmistakable Swing of A-Rod, Alex Rodriguez

The Unmistakable Swing of A-Rod, Alex Rodriguez

How unusual. Alex Rodriguez is in the news. Here’s a look at his all time career numbers and where they rank all time (asterisks included, of course).

A-Rod is definitely one of the better players in baseball history – but even with the steroids, he may be overrated. Yes, his career numbers – particularly home runs and RBI – are up there, and if he continues to play, he will climb further up the charts and collect his 3,000th hit in the process.

But – you know what – he just doesn’t rank with the greatest of the greats. He’s no where near the legends (especially if you consider the steroids), nor amongst the very best. Rodriguez is somewhere just after that.

He has three MVPs, which is a big deal. Give him that.

But the thing is, his power stats will always be suspect.

Some other blemishes on the record:

As feared a hitter Rodriguez has been, he’s only been intentionally walked 92 times (144th all time). That’s miles away from needle-buddy Barry Bonds who’s the all-time leader with 688.

Rodriguez is 5th all-time in strikeouts, one of only six players with over 2,000 whiffs.

He’s only got 30 triples. Wow that’s a tiny number.

STATISTICS AND RANKINGS

CATEGORY   ALL-TIME RANKING LEAGUE LEADERSHIPS
HOME RUNS 654 5th 5 2001-2003, 2005, 2007
STRIKEOUTS 2,075 5th    
RBI 1,969 6th 2 2002, 2007
EXTRA BASE HITS 1,203 6th    
TOTAL BASES 5,480 9th 4 1996, 2001, 2002, 2007
RUNS 1,919 10th 5 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
HIT BY PITCH 169 15th    
WAR 115.5 17th    
SLUGGING AVERAGE .558 19th 4 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 
PLATE APPEARANCES 11,344 27th 1 1998
ON-BASE PLUS SLUGGING .942 28th 2 2005, 2007
AT BATS 9,818 32nd 1 1998
HITS 2,939 32nd 1 1998
GAMES 2,568 44th 3 2001, 2002, 2005
DOUBLES 519 47th 1 1996
BB 1,240 53rd    
SINGLES 1,736 104th    
STOLEN BASES 322 136th    
ON-BASE PERCENTAGE .384 143rd
INTENTIONAL BB 92 144th    
BATTING AVERAGE .299 214th 1 1996
TRIPLES 30 N/A    

HONORS

MVP AWARDS 3 2003 Texas Rangers
    2005 New York Yankees
    2007 New York Yankees
         
ALL-STAR GAMES 14 1996-1998, 2000-2008, 2010, 2011
         
GOLD GLOVES (SS) 2 2002, 2003

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Posted on November 21, 2013, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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