Jorge Posada

Jorge Posada……Does He Have Hall of Fame Numbers?

Jorge Posada…… a Hall of Fame Player ?
Since his retirement in 2011, at baseballsgreatest hitters.com, we have been asked the same question time and time again, is Jorge Posada a Hall of Fame player? Initially our response was a NO, or maybe border-line at best. In the past few months,Michael Kay, on his radio show and Marc Malusis,on SNY, mentioned on several occassions questions about Jorge Posada,and the Hall of Fame.We have a lot of respect for Michael and Marc’s baseball knowledge and their comments prompted us to check Posadas’ numbers and see how they measure up to some other Hall of Fame catchers. The baseball Hall of Fame is all about statistics and numbers. Looking at the charts below, Jorge Posada does have Hall of Fame numbers. When we began comparing the numbers, Jorge Posadas’ stats measure up favorably to the greatest hitting catchers in the history of the game.Our research shows he is one of the seven greatest hitting catchers in the past 40 years. His home run to at bat ratio is very impressive, at 1/22.16, this is 4th all-time, amongst the top hitters, only behind Mike Piazza, Roy Campanella,and Yogi Berra. His on base pct.is near to the top of he list, which makes Posada a great offensive force, hitting for power and getting on base. He is the best hitting catcher of the decade.In conclusion,we have done a complete turn around from our initial response and according to our research at baseballsgreatesthitters,com. Jorge Posada is a Hall of Fame catcher.

Our Rank Runs Home Runs R.B.I.’s
No. Player Rating Player Total Player Total Player Total
1 Mike Piazza 3.960 Ivan Rodriguez      1354 Mike Piazza 427 Yogi Berra 1430
2 Yogi Berra 3.911 Carlton Fisk 1276 Johnny Bench 389 Johnny Bench 1376
3 Bill Dickey 3.892 Yogi Berra 1175 Carlton Fisk 376 Mike Piazza 1335
4 Mickey Cochrane 3.845 Johnny Bench 1091 Yogi Berra 358 Ivan Rodriguez 1332
5 Johnny Bench 3.729 Mike Piazza 1048 Gary Carter 324 Carlton Fisk 1330
6 Gabby Hartnett 3.692 Mickey Cochrane  1041 Ivan Rodriguez 311 Gary Carter 1225
7 Carlton Fisk 3.676 Gary Carter 1025 Jorge Posada 275 Bill Dickey 1209
8 Roy Campanella 3.627 Bill Dickey 930 Roy Campanella 242 Gabby Hartnett 1179
9 Gary Carter 3.529 Jorge Posada      900 Gabby Hartnett 236 Jorge Posada 1065
10 Ivan Rodriguez 3.529 Gabby Hartnett 867 Bill Dickey              202 Roy Campanella 856
11 Jorge Posada 3.379 RoyCampanella    627 Mickey Cochrane 119 Mickey Cochrane 830
At Bats Avg. On Base % Slg.%
No. Player A.B.-H.R./A.B Player Career Player Career Player Career
1 Mike Piazza 6,911  /16.19 MickeyCochrane    320 Mickey Cochrane 419 Mike Piazza 545
2 Roy Campanella 4,205  /17.38 Bill Dickey 313 Bill Dickey 382 Roy Campanella 500
3 Johnny Bench 7,658  /19.69 Mike Piazza 308 Mike Piazza 377 Gabby Hartnett 489
4 Yogi Berra 7,555  /21.11 Gabb Hartnett 297 Jorge Posada 374 Bill Dickey 486
5 Jorge Posada 6,092  /22.16 Ivan Rodriguez 296 Gabby Hartnett 370 Yogi Berra 482
6 Carlton Fisk 8,756  /23.29 Yogi Berra 285 Roy Campanella 360 MickeyCochrane   478
7 Gary Carter 7,971  /24.61 RoyCampanella      276 Yogi Berra 348 JohnnyBench        476
8 Gabby Hartnett 6,432  /27.26 Jorge Posada 273 Johnny Bench 342 Jorge Posada 474
9 Ivan Rodriguez 9,592  /30.85 Carlton Fisk 269 Carlton Fisk            341 Ivan Rodriguez 464
10 Bill Dickey 6,300  /31.19 Johnny Bench 267 Gary Carter 335 Carlton Fisk 457
11 Mickey Cochrane 5,169  /43.44 Gary Carter 262 Ivan Rodriguez 334 Gary Carter 439

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