Alex Rodriguez’ All-Time Career Statistics and Rankings*
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.Follow @VinGetz
STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
|CATEGORY||ALL-TIME RANKING||LEAGUE LEADERSHIPS|
|HOME RUNS||654||5th||5||2001-2003, 2005, 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|
|SLUGGING AVERAGE||.558||19th||4||2003, 2005, 2007, 2008|
|ON-BASE PLUS SLUGGING||.942||28th||2||2005, 2007|
|GAMES||2,568||44th||3||2001, 2002, 2005|
|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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