Friday, February 26, 2010

MLB 2K10 Player Ratings

Continuing Real 2K Insider's expanding coverage to MLB, here are the overall ratings for every player at the major league level, seperated by position. Tell me who you think is over/underrated!

This list took me two days to compile, as I also made a seperate list with each team's breakdown. I will post that next if I get enough demand :)

Pending any unforeseen complications, I will be working on a roster for this game.

CATCHER
95 – Joe Mauer
88 – Victor Martinez
87 – Brian McCann
84 – Russell Martin
84 – Jorge Posada
82 – Mike Napoli
82 – Matt Wieters
80 – Kurt Suzuki
80 – Yadier Molina
80 – Miguel Montero
79 – Geovany Soto
79 – Ronny Paulino
79 - Ryan Doumit
79 – Chris Iannetta
79 – Miguel Olivo
78 – Carlos Ruiz
78 – A.J. Pierzynski
77 – Bengie Molina
77 – Ivan Rodriguez
77 – Jarrod Saltalamacchia
76 – John Baker
74 – David Ross
74 – Gregg Zaun
74 – Rod Barajas
74 – Yorvit Torrealba
74 – Kelly Shoppach
74 – Jason Varitek
74 - Jason Kendall
73 – Taylor Teagarden
72 – Jesus Flores
72 – Nick Hundley
72 – Dioner Navarro
72 – Ramon Hernandez
72 – Alex Avila
72 – Gerald Laird
72 – Ramon Castro
70 – Landon Powell
70 – Brad Ausmus
70 – Ryan Hanigan
70 – Francisco Cervelli
69 – Raul Chavez
69 – Omir Santos
68 – Jeff Mathis
68 – Brian Schneider
68 – Jason Jaramillo
68 – Jose Morales
67 – J.R. Towles
67 – Humberto Quintero
67 – George Kottaras
67 – Henry Blanco
66 – Jason LaRue
66 – Koyie Hill
66 – Eli Whiteside
66 – Lou Marson
66 – Rob Johnson
65 – Mike Redmond
65 – Guillermo Quiroz
65 – Edwin Bellorin
58 – Craig Tatum

FIRST BASE
98 – Albert Pujols
91 – Prince Fielder
91 – Adrian Gonzalez
91 – Kevin Youkilis
91 – Miguel Cabrera
91 – Mark Teixeira
89 – Lance Berkman
89 – Derrek Lee
88 – Kendry Morales
88 – Ryan Howard
87 – Carlos Pena
87 – Joey Votto
87 – Justin Morneau
86 – Adam Dunn
84 – Todd Helton
84 – Nick Johnson (DH)
82 – Billy Butler
82 – Paul Konerko
82 – Carlos Delgado (FREE AGENT, INJURED)
81 – Adam LaRoche
81 – Russell Branyan
81 – Travis Hafner (DH)
81 – David Ortiz (DH)
80 – James Loney
80 – Jim Thome (DH)
79 – Lyle Overbay
79 – Casey Kotchman
79 – Jorge Cantu
79 – Hank Blalock (FREE AGENT)
78 – Matt LaPorta
78 – Garrett Atkins
77 – Troy Glaus
77 – Aubrey Huff
77 – Chris Davis
76 – Ryan Garko
75 – Daric Barton
75 – Randy Ruiz (DH)
75 – Daniel Murphy
75 – Travis Ishikawa
75 – Jason Giambi
75 – Nomar Garciaparra (FREE AGENT, may retire)
74 – Mike Sweeney (FREE AGENT, may retire)
72 – Jeff Bailey
72 – Andy Marte
72 – Steven Pearce
69 – Wes Helms

SECOND BASE
93 – Chase Utley
91 – Dustan Pedroia
88 – Ian Kinsler
87 – Ben Zobrist
87 – Robinson Cano
86 – Brian Roberts
86 – Brandon Phillips
84 – Aaron Hill
84 – Dan Uggla
82 – Gordon Beckham
81 – Mark Ellis
81 – Jose Lopez
80 – Martin Prado
80 - Felipe Lopez
80 – Luis Castillo
80 – Akinori Iwamura
80 – Orlando Hudson
79 – Rickie Weeks
79 – Clint Barmes
78 – Craig Counsell
78 – Skip Schumaker
78 – Ronnie Belliard
78 – Alberto Callaspo
77 – Kazuo Matsui
77 – Mike Fontenot
77 – Adam Kennedy
76 – Jeff Baker
76 – Jamey Carroll
75 – Luis Valbuena
75 – Omar Infante
75 – Oscar Salazar
74 – Ramon Santiago
73 – David Eckstein
73 – Jayson Nix
71 – Emmanuel Burriss
71 – Alexi Casilla
70 – Josh Wilson
70 – Delwyn Young
67 – Aaron Miles
X – Freddy Sanchez (INJURED)
X – Scott Sizemore (NOT IN PLAYERS ASSOCIATION)

THIRD BASE
95 – Alex Rodriguez
93 – Evan Longoria
90 – Ryan Zimmerman
89 – Pablo Sandoval
89 – David Wright
88 – Chipper Jones
88 – Aramis Ramirez
88 – Mark Reynolds
87 – Michael Young
86 – Chone Figgins
83 – Miguel Tejada
82 – Scott Rolen
81 – Placido Polanco
81 – Adrian Beltre
81 – Mike Lowell
80 – Maicer Izturis
80 – Casey McGehee
80 – Casey Blake
79 – Juan Uribe
78 – Ian Stewart
78 – Melvin Mora
78 – Mark Teahen
78 – Joe Crede (FREE AGENT)
77 – Pedro Feliz
77 – Jake Fox
77 – Kevin Kouzmanoff
77 – Eric Chavez
77 – Jhonny Peralta
77 – Chase Headley
77 – Alex Gordon
77 – Brandon Inge
76 – Edwin Encarnacion
76 – Mat Gamel
76 – Ty Wigginton
75 – Brendan Wood
75 – Geoff Blum
75 – Willy Aybar
75 – Ramiro Pena
74 – Jose Bautista
74 – Greg Dobbs
74 – Andy LaRoche
73 – Emilio Bonifacio
73 – Bill Hall
73 – Nick Punto
73 – Brendan Harris
72 – Josh Fields
71 – Rusty Ryal
70 – Brian Barden
70 – Jeff Larish (AAA)
68 – Tyler Greene
68 – Brian Buscher
66 – David Freese
66 – Ramon Vazquez

SHORTSTOP
94 – Hanley Ramirez
90 – Derek Jeter
89 – Troy Tulowitzki
88 – Jose Reyes
86 – Jimmy Rollins
85 – Jason Bartlett
83 – Asdrubal Cabrera
82 – Yunel Escobar
82 – Alexei Ramirez
81 – Rafael Furcal
81 – Elvis Andrus
80 – Alcides Escobar
80 – Ryan Theriot
80 – Marco Scutaro
79 – Erick Aybar
79 – Brendan Ryan
78 – Cliff Pennington
78 – Julio Lugo
78 – Stephen Drew
78 – Jack Wilson
78 – Jerry Hairston Jr.
78 – Orlando Cabrera
77 – Cesar Izturis
77 – J.J. Hardy
76 – Alex Gonzalez
76 – Edgar Renteria
76 – Cristian Guzman
76 – Omar Vizquel
75 – John McDonald
75 – Everth Cabrera
74 – Jeff Keppinger
74 – Khalil Greene (FREE AGENT)
73 – Yuniesky Betancourt
72 – Bobby Crosby
72 – Ronny Cedeno
71 – Andres Blanco
71 – Jed Lowrie
71 – Adam Everett
70 – Alex Cora
70 – Alberto Gonzalez
69 – Edwin Maysonet
69 – Chin-Ling Hu
68 – Paul Janish
67 – Luis Rodriguez
67 – Robert Andino
65 – Luis Cruz
65 – Brent Dlugach (AAA)
X – Mike Aviles (INJURED)

LEFT FIELD
92 – Ryan Braun
91 – Matt Holliday
90 – Manny Ramirez
89 – Carl Crawford
88 – Jason Bay
87 – Raul Ibanez
85 – Carlos Lee
85 – Adam Lind
85 – Jacoby Ellsbury
85 – Johnny Damon
84 – Alfonso Soriano
84 – Jason Kubel
82 – Mark DeRosa
82 – Carlos Gonzalez
81 – Hideki Matsui (DH)
81 – Chris Coghlan
81 – Josh Willingham
81 – Luke Scott (DH)
81 – Seth Smith
80 – Juan Rivera
80 – Rajai Davis
80 – Melky Cabrera
80 – Milton Bradley
80 – Nolan Reimold
80 – Scott Hairston
80 – Lastings Milledge
80 – Carlos Guillen (DH)
80 – Juan Pierre
79 – David Murphy
79 – Jeremy Hermida
79 – Ryan Spilborghs
79 – Delmon Young
79 – Gary Sheffield (FREE AGENT, may retire)
78 – Pat Burrell (DH)
78 – Brett Gardner
78 – Marcus Thames
77 – Eric Byrnes
77 – Fernando Tatis
77 – Justin Maxwell
77 – Julio Borbon
77 – Garrett Anderson (FREE AGENT, may retire)
76 – Fred Lewis
76 – Chris Dickerson
74 – Eugenio Velez
74 – Jason Michaels
74 – Laynce Nix
73 – Micah Hoffpauir
71 – Wladimir Balentien
70 – Nick Evans
69 – Trevor Crowe
68 – Nick Stavinoha

CENTER FIELD
89 – Matt Kemp
88 – Torii Hunter
87 – Grady Sizemore
87 – Curtis Granderson
86 – Josh Hamilton
85 – Shane Victorino
84 – Nate McLouth
84 – Andrew McCutchen
84 – Denard Span
83 – Adam Jones
82 – Kosuke Fukudome
82 – Nyjer Morgan
82 – B.J. Upton
81 – Franklyn Gutierrez
81 – Mike Cameron
81 – Dexter Fowler
80 – Michael Bourn
80 – Vernon Wells
80 – Alex Rios
79 – Coco Crisp
79 – Angel Pagan
79 – Colby Ramsus
79 – Ryan Raburn
78 – Chris Young
78 – Aaron Rowand
78 – Rick Ankiel
77 – Gerardo Parra
77 – Cameron Maybin
77 – Drew Stubbs
76 – Reed Johnson
75 – Carlos Gomez
75 – Felix Pie
75 – Tony Gwynn Jr.
75 – Eric Young Jr. (AAA)
75 – Mark Kotsay
75 – Willy Taveras
74 – Reggie Willits
74 – Michael Brantley
73 – Gregor Blanco
73 – Will Venable
72 – Joey Gathright
72 – Mitch Maier
71 – Jody Gerut
X – Carlos Beltran (INJURED)
X – Austin Jackson (NOT IN PLAYERS ASSOCIATION)

RIGHT FIELD
90 - Ichiro
87 - Justin Upton
87 – Andre Ethier
87 – Nick Markakis
86 – Hunter Pence
86 – Jayson Werth
85 – Bobby Abreu
85 – Shin-Soo Choo
85 – J.D. Drew
85 – Michael Cuddyer
84 – Ryan Ludwick
84 – Garrett Jones
84 – Vladimir Guerrero (DH)
84 – Carlos Quentin
83 – Nelson Cruz
83 – Brad Hawpe
82 – Corey Hart
82 – Cody Ross
82 – Nick Swisher
82 – Jermaine Dye (FREE AGENT)
80 – Matt Diaz
80 – Marlon Byrd
80 – Elijah Dukes
80 – Jonny Gomes
79 – Jay Bruce
79 – David DeJesus
78 – Ryan Sweeney
78 – Xavier Nady
78 – Nate Schierholtz
78 – Jeff Francoeur
78 – Kyle Blanks
78 – Ben Francisco
78 – Randy Winn
77 – Jack Cust (DH)
77 – Travis Snider
77 – Ken Griffey Jr.
77 – Willie Bloomquist
76 – Gabe Gross
76 – Gabe Kapler
76 – Jose Guillen (DH)
75 – Rocco Baldelli (FREE AGENT)
74 – Gary Matthews Jr.
74 – Andruw Jones
73 – Matt Joyce
72 – Brandon Moss
71 – Brett Carroll
68 – Jason Bourgeois (DFA'd on 1/13/10)
X – Ryan Church (In Minors)

DESIGNATED HITTER
84 – Vladimir Guerrero
84 – Nick Johnson
82 - Jermaine Dye (FREE AGENT)
82 – Carlos Delgado (FREE AGENT, INJURED)
81 – Hideki Matsui
81 – Travis Hafner
81 – Luke Scott
81 – David Ortiz
80 – Carlos Guillen
80 – Jim Thome
79 – Hank Blalock (FREE AGENT)
78 – Pat Burrell
77 – Jack Cust
77 – Ken Griffey Jr.
76 – Jose Guillen
75 – Randy Ruiz
75 – Nomar Garciaparra (FREE AGENT, may retire)
74 – Mike Sweeney (FREE AGENT, may retire)

STARTING PITCHER
98 – Tim Lincecum
97 – Zack Greinke
96 – Roy Halladay
94 – Johan Santana
94 – C.C. Sabathia
93 – Dan Haren
92 – Felix Hernandez
92 – Jake Peavy
91 – Chris Carpenter
90 – Adam Wainwright
90 – Cliff Lee
90 – Josh Beckett
90 – Justin Verlander
89 – Matt Cain
89 – Rich Harden
88 – Javier Vazquez
87 – Yovani Gallardo
87 – Carlos Zambrano
87 – Clayton Kershaw
87 – Josh Johnson
87 – Cole Hamels
87 – Ubaldo Jimenez
86 – Roy Oswalt
86 – Wandy Rodriguez
86 – Ben Sheets
86 – Brandon Webb
86 – John Lackey
86 – Jon Lester
86 – Mark Buehrle
85 – Ryan Dempster
85 – Chad Billingsley
85 – J.A. Happ
85 – Matt Garza
84 – Jered Weaver
84 – Jair Jurrjens
84 – Tommy Hanson
84 – Randy Wolf
84 – Scott Baker
84 – John Danks
84 – Gavin Floyd
84 – A.J. Burnett
83 – Scott Kazmir
83 – Edwin Jackson
83 – Jamie Shields
83 – Rick Porcello
83 – Max Scherzer
82 – Brett Anderson
82 – Hiroki Kuroda
82 – Ricky Nolasco
82 – Jeff Niemann
82 – Bronson Arroyo
82 – Aaron Harang
81 – Justin Duchscherer
81 – Zach Duke
81 - Jonathan Sanchez
81 – Scott Feldman
81 – Andy Pettitte
81 – Jarrod Washburn (FREE AGENT, may retire)
80 – Joe Blanton
80 – Pat Maholm
80 – Jorge De La Rosa
79 – Joel Pineiro
79 – Dallas Braden
79 – Barry Zito
79 – Kevin Millwood
79 – Chris Young
79 – Pedro Martinez (FREE AGENT)
79 – John Smoltz (FREE AGENT, may retire)
78 – Joe Saunders
78 – Ervin Santana
78 – Shawn Marcum
78 – Tim Hudson
78 – Doug Davis
78 – Kyle Lohse
78 – Randy Wells
78 – John Lannon
78 – Ross Ohlendorf
78 – David Price
78 – Johnny Cueto
78 – Aaron Cook
78 – Nick Blackburn
78 – Kevin Slowey
78 – Francisco Liriano
77 – Ricky Romero
77 – Kenshin Kawakami
77 – Derek Lowe
77 – Brad Penny
77 – Jason Marquis
77 – Daisuke Matsuzaka
76 – Brandon Morrow
76 – Jake Westbrook
76 – Ryan Rowland-Smith
76 – John Maine
76 – Brad Bergesen
76 – Jeremy Guthrie
76 – Kevin Correia
76 – Derek Holland
76 – Jason Hammel
76 – Brian Bannister
76 – Joba Chamberlain
75 – Ian Snell
75 – Chris Volstad
75 – Jon Garland
75 – Jeff Francis
75 – Chien-Ming Wang (INJURED)
74 – Trevor Cahill
74 – Vicente Padilla
74 – Fausto Carmona
74 – Tim Wakefield
74 – Clay Buchholz
74 – Gil Meche
74 – Armando Galarraga
74 – Mike Hampton (FREE AGENT, INJURED, may retire)
73 – Brian Moehler
73 – Aaron Laffey
73 – Oliver Perez
73 – Scott Olsen
73 – Brian Matusz
73 – Clayton Richard
73 – Kyle Davies
73 – Carl Pavano
73 – Jason Schmidt (RETIRED)
73 – Braden Looper (FREE AGENT)
72 – Tom Gorzelanny
72 – Sergio Romo
72 – Kyle Kendrick
72 – Micah Owings
72 – Luke Hochevar
72 – Jeremy Bonderman
71 – Brett Myers
71 – David Huff
71 – Andy Sonnanstine
71 – Cha-Seung Baek (FREE AGENT)
70 – Jeremy Sowers
70 – Anibal Sanchez
70 – Jason Bergmann
70 – Brandon McCarthy
70 – Homer Bailey
70 – Noah Lowry (FREE AGENT)
69 – Madison Bumgarner
69 – Sean West
69 – Ross Detwiler
69 – Charlie Morton
69 – Freddy Garcia
69 – Livan Hernandez (FREE AGENT)
68 – Marc Rzepcynski
68 – Eric Stults
68 – Rick VandenHurk
68 – Wade Davis
68 – Brett Tomko (FREE AGENT)
68 – Paul Byrd (FREE AGENT, may retire)
67 – Felipe Paulino
67 – Ian Kennedy
67 – Dontrelle Willis (AAA)
66 – Sean Gallagher
65 – Carlos Silva
65 – Doug Fister
65 – Tommy Hunter
64 – Cristhian Martinez (AAA)
63 – Brett Cecil
63 – Justin Lehr
62 – Antonio Bastardo
62 – Daniel McCutchen
61 – P.J. Walters (AAA)
57 – Hayden Penn (AAA)
X – Erik Bedard (INJURED)
X – Jamie Moyer (In Minors)
X – Edinson Volquez (INJURED, Out for season)

RELIEF PITCHER
94 - Joe Nathan (CL)
94 – Mariano Rivera (CL)
92 – Jonathan Papelbon (CL)
89 – Joakim Soria (CL)
88 – Andrew Bailey (CL)
88 – Jonathan Broxton (CL)
87 – Trevor Hoffman (CL)
86 – Francisco Rodriguez (CL)
86 – Heath Bell (CL)
86 – Huston Street (CL)
86 – Jose Valverde (CL)
84 – Carlos Marmol (CL)
84 – Mike Adams
83 – Brian Fuentes (CL)
83 – Ryan Franklin (CL)
83 – Neftali Feliz
83 – Francisco Cordero (CL)
82 – George Sherrill
82 – Brian Wilson (CL)
82 – Frank Francisco (CL)
82 – Rafael Soriano (CL)
82 – J.P. Howell
81 – Ronald Belisario
81 – Mike Gonzalez (CL)
81 – Dan Wheeler
80 – Mike Wuertz
79 – Luke Gregerson
79 – Ryan Madson
79 – Bobby Jenks (CL)
78 – Kevin Gregg (CL)
78 – Billy Wagner (CL)
78 – Kerry Wood (CL)
78 – David Aardsma (CL)
78 – Sean White
78 – Kelvim Escobar
78 – C.J. Wilson
78 – Hideki Okajima
78 – Rafael Betancourt
78 – Matt Thornton
77 – Brandon Lyon (CL)
77 – Craig Breslow
77 – Jason Frasor
77 – Takashi Saito
77 – Chad Qualls (CL)
77 – Jeremy Affeldt
77 – Jose Contreras
77 – Matt Guerrier
77 – Phil Hughes
76 – Tim Byrdak
76 – Darren Oliver
76 – Grant Balfour
76 – Daniel Bard
76 – Alfredo Aceves
75 – Scott Downs
75 – Brian Tallet
75 – LaTroy Hawkins
75 – Aaron Heilman
75 – Justin Masterson
75 – Leo Nunez (CL)
75 – Pedro Feliciano
75 – Matt Capps (CL)
75 – Mark Hendrickson
75 – Octavio Dotel (CL)
75 – Arthur Rhodes
75 – Scott Linebrink
74 – Brad Ziegler
74 – Bob Howry
74 – Brad Lidge (CL)
74 – Ramon Ramirez
74 – Joel Zumaya
74 – Jon Rauch
73 – Jesse Carlson
73 – Kyle McClellan
73 – Ramon Troncoso
73 – Chris Perez
73 – Nick Masset
72 – Fernando Rodney
72 – Peter Moylan
72 – Kris Medlen
72 – Claudio Vargas
72 – Todd Coffey
72 – Sergio Romo
72 – Brandon League
72 – Sean Burnett
72 – Manny Delcarmen
72 – Matt Daley
72 – Franklin Morales
72 – J.J. Putz
72 – Tony Pena
72 – Kiko Calero (FREE AGENT)
71 – Matt Palmer
71 – Scot Shields
71 – Jason Bulger
71 – Trever Miller
71 – Angel Guzman
71 – Sean Marshall
71 – Juan Gutierrez
71 – Cory Wade
71 – Guillermo Mota
71 – Joe Smith
71 – Cla Meredith
71 – Koji Uehara
71 – Jim Johnson
71 – Chad Durbin
71 – J.C. Romero
71 – D.J. Carrasco
71 – Jared Burton
71 – Chad Gaudin
71 – Russ Springer (FREE AGENT, may retire)
70 – Chris Sampson
70 – Esmailin Cardid
70 – John Grabow
70 – Shawn Kelley
70 – Renyel Pinto
70 – Dan Meyer
70 – Danys Baez
70 – Juan Cruz
70 – Ryan Perry
70 – Jose Mijares
70 – Joe Beimel (FREE AGENT)
69 – Carlos Villanueva
69 – James McDonald
69 – Brandon Medders
69 – Mark Lowe
69 – Brian Bruney
69 – Joel Hanrahan
69 – Kip Wells
69 – Kyle Farnsworth
69 – David Robertson
69 – Chan Ho Park
68 – Mitch Stetter
68 - Jeff Samardziga
68 – Blaine Boyer
68 – Garrett Olson
68 – Tyler Clippard
68 – Edward Mujica
68 – Lance Cormier
68 – Zach Miner
68 – Damaso Marte
67 – Matt Lindstrom
67 – Rafael Perez
67 – Seth McClung
67 – Eddie Guardado
67 – Joel Peralta (AAA)
67 – Tyler Walker
67 – Darren O’Day
67 – Chris Ray
67 – Daniel Herrera
67 – Jesse Crain
67 – Clay Condrey
67 – Glen Perkins
66 – Alberto Arias
66 – Joey Devine
66 – Esmerling Vasquez
66 – Garrett Mock
66 – Mat Latos
66 – Joe Thatcher
66 – Matt Harrison
66 – Jorge Campillo
65 – Jo-Jo Reyes
65 – Kevin Jepsen
65 – Jerry Blevins
65 – Jeff Fulchino
65 – Jeff Weaver
65 – Alex Hinshaw
65 – Geoff Geary (AAA)
65 – Manny Corpas
65 – Nate Robertson
64 – Leo Rosales
64 – Matt Albers
64 – Jason Berken
64 – Randy Choate
64 – Brad Thompson
64 – Fu-Te Ni
63 – Brian Stokes
63 – Roy Corcoran (AAA)
63 – Josh Roenicke
63 – Eric O’Flaherty
63 – Jason Grilli
63 – Luke French
63 – Tim Stauffer
63 – Sergio Escalona
63 – Bruce Chen
63 – Randy Williams
63 – Mark Melancon (AAA)
62 – Jesse Chavez
62 – Jeff Gray
62 – Brian Sanches
62 – Greg Burke
62 – Jeff Karstens (AAA)
61 – John Meloan
61 – David Riske
61 – Waldis Joaquin
61 – Dennis Sarfate
61 – Mike Lincoln
61 - Jhoulys Chacin
61 – Roman Colon
61 – Bobby Seay
60 – Mitchell Boggs (AAA)
60 – Donald Veal (AAA)
60 – Wilfredo Ledezma (AAA)
59 – Josh Kinney (AAA)
58 – Rich Thompson
58 – Jack Taschner (AAA)
57 – Winston Abreu (AAA)
57 – Jhonny Nunez (AAA)
X – Mike MacDougal (In Free Agents)
X – Ryota Igarashi (NOT IN PLAYERS ASSOCIATION)

46 comments:

Chris K said...

I'm a Cards fan, and it's a nitpick, but even objectively I don't see how Ryan Braun places over Matt Holliday, even if it's by a point.

Braun has beaten Holliday in OPS once out of the last 3 seasons (though it was the most recent one). And defensively, Braun is lackluster, which I think even a Brewers fan would acknowledge. Holliday is average to slightly above average defensively.

Anonymous said...

Well if defensive clutchness was a rating in this game, I think we'd all know what Matt Holliday would get...

Chris K said...

OK, fine, so his crotch is subpar defensively. :)

Rashidi said...

Holliday's numbers were Coors inflated, and recent statistics bear more weight.

It's tough to really say what the deal is without the detailed ratings.

Plus, as a Cards fan, you're remembering the 1000 OPS Holliday, not the 830 OPS Holliday that he was for the first half of the year. As a Cardinal, he certainly was better than Braun, but overall Braun had the better season.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Jermaine Dye plays left field, though I'm not 100%.
Joe Crede seems underrated.. he just had a bad year last year.

Anonymous said...

Rangers FYI Josh Hamilton is moving to left field this year to help prevent his body from wearing down, and Julio Borbon is being givin a shot at center, with Nelson Crus in right, David Murphy as the 4th outfielder/left fielder. And Vlad at DH/RF occasionally.

Chris K said...

I don't dispute that Braun had the better offensive season, and I'm definitely aware of the Oakland numbers.

Just saying Holliday has a better 3 years, and defensively he's far better, which I'd think would easily put him over the top.

Fangraphs has Holliday at 5.7 wins above replacement level for last year, and Braun at 4.8. I'm sure 2k isn't going on those numbers, but I'm still surprised given Braun's well known defensive issues.

Rashidi said...

I'm not a big fan of three year splits. There just isn't much connection between what a player did in 2007 has any bearing on what he'll do in 2010.

It might make sense for lesser players like 4th outfielders or utility guys, but for players who get a full body of work in every year, what's the point?

Rashidi said...

I'm hopeful that 2K allows us to change player positions this year. Last year they did not. It's especially necessary for the outfielders since they change positions so frequently with all the injuries and what not.

Chris K said...

I think 3 years is good just to make sure you're not overvaluing an exceptionally high or low year. Especially with younger players who aren't likely to decline significantly due to wear and tear.

But your point is fair enough.

Rashidi said...

I would evaluate each player on a case by case basis. Numbers are not always reflective of ability, ESPECIALLY in baseball.

Anonymous said...

i think that brian mccann is a little underated i believe he is about a 90 hes the second best catcher in the leage next to joe mauer

Anonymous said...

i would also like to add that jair jurjens is a phenominal pitcher and should deff be high 80's low 90's and tommy hanson i know he only pitched half a season but the kid has nasty stuff i think he shoulb be in the high 80's

Rashidi said...

McCann is already the best catcher in the National League. He is a good player, but after putting up only 834 OPS last season, I don't think he deserves to be all that close to Joe Mauer. 90 rated players are MVP candidates, and McCann simply ain't that good yet.

Rashidi said...

At first glance Jurrjens seems underrated after putting up a low 2.60 ERA, which was 3rd in the NL sandwiched betweeen Tim Lincecum and Adam Wainwright. Wainwright is 90 overall which would seem like a good barometer for Jurrjens.

However, a closer look at Jurrjens' stats shows us a few red flags that indicate his ERA might have been a bit of a fluke.

BB/9
Wainright: 2.5
Jurrjens: 3.1

K/9
Wainright: 8.2
Jurrjens: 6.4

K/BB
Wainwright: 3.21
Jurrjens: 2.03

Wainright also led the league in Innings Pitched, and won the Gold Glove.

BABIP = Batting Average on Balls in Play. This stat essentially measures how effective a defense was at turning balls in play into outs.

BABIP (league average .299)
Wainright: .301
Jurrjens: .274

Much of Jurrjens' success can be attributed to his significantly lower BABIP (i.e. a factor that was largely out of his hands).

In layman's terms, he was just lucky. He will be hardpressed to repeat last season's success without improving upon his perephirals.

Rashidi said...

Almost forgot about Hanson. Although he was just a rookie, he seems a bit more legit than Jurrjens.

BB/9
Hanson: 3.2
Jurrjens: 3.1
Wainright: 2.5

K/9
Wainright 8.2
Hanson: 8.2
Jurrjens: 6.4

K/BB
Wainright: 3.21
Hanson: 2.52
Jurrjens: 2.03

Hanson posted a K-Rate on par with Wainright while his walk rate is right there with Jurrjens.


BABIP
Wainright: .301
Hanson: .279
Jurrjens: .274

His low ERA can likewise be attributable to some luck, but without any regression in his perephirals he's a good bet to post an ERA between 3.00 and 3.25. Any improvement in his peripherals (like say, dropping his walk rate) and we're looking at a potential Cy Young candidate.

Anonymous said...

Where is chris tillman of the orioles? He is almost defintely penciled into their rotation and should be there all year. Plus, Brian matusz as a 73?? He is competing for ROY this upcoming season and he already has four pitches he throws for strikes with great movement. I think he could be considered way higher than that and tillman could be a 73.

Rashidi said...

Tillman is likely in AAA at default settings and it's anyones guess what his rating is. The game drops in a few days so we'll find out soon enough.

Ben Wahrle said...

I'm a brewer fan where is parra Haha

Anonymous said...

I think Joey Votto is severely under rated he should at least be in the 90's he's better then at least 5 players that are rated better then him in the game

Anonymous said...

I'd REALLY love to get a full list of player ratings - the players listed along with their contact/power/speed/etc...

I saw some screenshots but they weren't nearly as organized as this list.

truth said...

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fktesla said...

yeah...LESTER is probably a little upset with his rating

Anonymous said...

Ryan Howard definitely deserves to be in the 90's, at least 90. His defense was much improved last year and he puts up amazing number offensively every year. He is also better than some of those rated higher (Lee, Berkman and Morales).

Morneau also seems a little low and desrves a 90.

Lidge is very low at 74 when he was the best 2 years ago and very good in the playoffs last year after a dismal regular season. He still has good stuff and deserves a solid 80 rating.

Rashidi said...

I agree about Votto, he was 3rd in the NL in OPS and is a plus defender at 1B.

Rashidi said...

Also, Howard may have improved on defense but that was merely a leap from terrible to bad. He committed 14 errors last season, which was down from the 19 he had in 2008. I believe he led all 1B in errors.

I don't normally evaluate defense w/ errors, but it's not like Howard is making extra plays due to great range or anything.

Rashidi said...

Mornaeu seems underrated, but the game probably weights batting average and power over batting eye. Mornaeu's average dropped 30 points last season though he boosted his walk rate and power to compensate. However, with an 878 OPS (873 in 2008) he is hardly an elite 1B option, merely a good one.

Rashidi said...

Finally, this is MLB 2K10, not MLB 2K9. Lidge is coming off a total nightmare season, and the fact that he is still rated 74 is giving him the benefit of the doubt. 99% of middle relievers are rated lower than that. He was the worst closer in baseball last season, and is justifiably rated as such.

Hits/9
2009: 11.0
2008: 6.5
Career: 7.3

HR/9
2009: 1.7
2008: 0.3
Career: 0.9

BB/9
2009: 5.2
2008: 4.5
Career: 4.1

SO/9
2009: 9.4
2008: 11.9
Career: 12.1

SO/BB
2009: 1.79
2008: 2.63
Career: 2.99

I don't understand how players can be god awful and then fans want to give them free passes for their shoddy performance.

Looking at the perepherals Lidge didn't have a great 2008 either. He was below his usual averages in all categories but Hits and Homers, and that Home Run rate (the main cause of his low 2008 ERA) looks incredibly flukey.

HR/9
2006: 1.2
2007: 1.2
2008: 0.3
2009: 1.8

Ben Wahrle said...

Rashidi. Thank God finally stepped up. Howard is not a 90 due to his .250 avg and Lidge's era should make him a 70 at best . Todd Coffey (2.90 era) was a solid reliever and yet his rating is a 72, how can Lidge be better in this game. Go Brewers

Anonymous said...

Chris K,
one more thing about the Braun Holliday comparison, is that Braun was one of the best players in baseball against tough pitchers. Against the toughest pitchers in the NL he had put up some wicked numbers. Not sure if that is something that played into the ratings either. I know they wanted to incorporate a lot of "behind the scenes" stats into the game this year. It may have been a factor.
That and Braun is younger, and most people believe he has not yet peaked. The game may factor in expected development/regression of players to a certain degree.

Adam said...

Maybe I'm blind, but I didn't even see Ted Lilly on the list.
I'm a Cubs fan, born and bred, but I think many of them are overrated...i.e. Soto, Soriano, Zambrano, etc.
Fukudome is the best example, being positioned above both B.J. Upton and Nyjer Morgan.
Cubs homers must have been part of the ratings staff.

Anonymous said...

jeter a 90 really hye jeter underrated underrated they're not excepting you for the rediculous freak of nature you are

MetsFANnyc said...

This is great BUT!!!! I have a draft coming and I need to look at batting power/speed/contact/pinching ratings, please if you have the time make a full list of ratings…you can use for Overall (O) Power (P) Speed (S) Contact ( C), for example 1B John Doe O = 80, P=92, S=70, C =62….this will help a lot….THANKS!!!!!

Jeremy said...

I think chris young, pitcher for the padres is ridiculously underrated. He was one of the top pitchers in the league just a couple years ago, and last year was not his best due to injuries, like getting hit in the face by a ball off the bat of pujols. he just never had the chance to get in a groove last year. he should at least be mid 80's as i think we will all see by his work this next season.

Anonymous said...

why is manny such a high overall he has a good bat no doubt but his fielding is worse then someone who plays in little league but he can do some work with a bat for sure

Anonymous said...

No way Rich Harden should be an 89 hes such a dissapointment never living up to expectations always getting injured and not pitching as well as he could. And Ryan Howard should deff. be the 2nd best 1st baseman along with fielder than Tiexera. And Lincecum, Grienke and Halladay are deff. the best 3 pitchers in baseball like thoses ratings cause they deserve it big time.

Anonymous said...

YOU KNOW WHAT GUY! INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT THESE PLAYERS STATS! LET 2K SPORTS KNOW THEY RUINED THIS F%^&ING GAME SO BAD! ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET A HIT AND PEOPLE ONLINE RESORT TO BUNTING AND RUNNING TO SCORE RUNS! THE #1 RANKED GUY IN THE WORLDS BA IS 215! THAT IS UNHEARD OF! COME ON IT IS TOO IMPOSSIBLE TO HIT NOW! THE SHOW IS DESTROYING MLB 2K10 THAT IT IS NOT EVEN FUNNY ANYMORE

Anonymous said...

Idk bout you who is complaining about hitting, but I have a great BA in that game, I bunted once vs. my good friend for fun and I stole twice on the same friend. I hit bombs with everyone, i pick the reds and play 23 year olds who use the rangers. leadoff 450 foot opposite field shots with drew stubbs, jay bruce, votto, phillips, and mostly ramon hernandez is what im about and i pitch shutout lights out. i was homer bailey(70 OVR) and pwned CJ Wilson, around a 78-80 OVR and gave up 1 hit. 20 k's in 8 IP, closing it with cordero. DAON'T COMPLAIN BOUT HITTING B/C U SUCK

Anonymous said...

Show me how Lance Berkman > Justin Morneau...it just can't be done...

tdsrgts said...

I like most ratings, but i don't like Todd Helton and Vlad Guerrero being so low rated. I know they are getting older, but I mea, Helton is still a 325% hitter, sure he isn't as much of a power hitter as he used to but come on. And the same goes for Vladdy, but he still has power

Anonymous said...

I think Ricky Ramero and Travis Sinder are underrated they should be at least 85 Ricky should be 90

Anonymous said...

Justin Morneau is the best first baseman in the AL. He should be at least a 93 or 94.

JP said...

the stats aren't even that real.........i have the game, and they look different..... mccann is higher up.....pedroia is 3rd or 4th....kinsler is second....zimm is lower in the list....the ss list until OVR 80 is ****ed up........hamilton is 4th in CF list and there should be one above 90.....most of the SPs and ranked lower as they are-CC is a 98 like Lincecum...top 4 closers are in this order:Mariano(94), Papelbon(94),Joe Nathan(92), and andrew bailey(90).......there is no specific DH list.....GO BOSTON!

Anonymous said...

Where is Brewer relief pitcher Axford rated? He has 16 out of 18 saves ???

Bill Mack
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renvian parthon said...

Your list of best pitchers is huge and I must admit that you have done great efforts to find out so many players. Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman are among my favorite baseball players.