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Johnnie's Top 1,000 MLB Players of All-Time: 676-700

Updated: May 27

As we move into the top 700, we also get into the top three percent of players who ever played in MLB. This portion of our list includes a triple crown winner, an MVP, and a couple of players whose family members are Hall of Famers. Without further ado, let's continue our jaunt through the top 1,000 MLB Players of All-Time.


Be sure to check out the rest of our series: MLB 976-1,000 | 951-975 | 926-950 | 901-925 | 876-900 |850-875 | 826-850 | 801-825 | 776-800 | 751-775 | 726-750 | 701-725 | 651-675


#700 - Ed Morris - Left-handed Pitcher - 1884-1890

While Morris isn't close to being a name that comes up among the great pitchers of his era, his strikeout-to-walk ratio is crazy compared to his time. Morris only pitched for five full seasons, but in that time, he had a 2.60 ERA and won 157 games. He led the league in strikeouts in 1885 and had a 2.78 K/BB rate at a time when hitters walked more than they struck out.


#699 - Hal Trosky - First Base - 1933-1941, 1944, 1946

Trosky had one of the best rookie seasons ever with Cleveland in 1934. He slashed .330/.388/.598 with 45 doubles, 35 home runs, and 142 RBIs and he was 21 years old. Trosky was a great hitter, overshadowed by Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Greenberg in his time, he finished with more home runs in his first three seasons than all three. Trosky is one of only eight players to have a season with 40 home runs, 400 total bases, and 160 RBIs (1936). He became the seventh player to hit 200 home runs in their career in 1940.


#698 - Al Rosen - Third Base - 1947-1956

The only reason Rosen didn't win the ROY award in 1950 is that Walt Dropo had a ridiculous season. For five years from 1950-1954, Rosen was the premier third baseman and a top hitter. During that time, he slashed .298/.396/.528 and averaged 34 home runs and 123 RBIs. Rosen won the MVP in 1953 and led the league in home runs (43) and RBIs (145) while missing out on the triple crown by a percentage point to Mickey Vernon (.337-.336).


#697 - Trea Turner - Shortstop - 2015-present

Turner finished second in ROY voting in 2016 to Corey Seager. Since then, he has slashed .298/.351/.483 while averaging 24 home runs and 43 stolen bases per 162. He has a batting title and has led the league in hits twice and steals twice. He is one of only nine players to have 150 home runs and 260 stolen bases by the age of 31.


#696 - Danny Darwin - Right-handed Pitcher - 1978-1998

Darwin was a true mix of reliever and starter. During his peak from 1980-1990, Darwin started 201 games, completing 23 percent, and came out of the bullpen 264 times. He had a 3.37 ERA, won 106 games, and saved 29. He led the league in ERA with a 2.21 mark in 1990 and also led the league twice in WHIP (1990, 1993). He is one of only four pitchers to have 370 starts and 300 relief appearances.


#695 - Shawn Green - Right Field - 1993-2007

Although Green was a very good player for over a decade, his peak was between 1998-2002. In those five years, he slashed .288/.369/.545 and averaged 39 home runs, 22 stolen bases, and 115 RBIs per 162. Green had his best season in 1999 when he became the only American League player ever to have 40 doubles, 40 home runs, 20 stolen bases, and bat .300 in a season. He won his only Gold Glove that year as well. On May 23, 2002, Green had 19 total bases which is the record for a single game.


#694 - William Bell - Right-handed Pitcher - 1923-1930, 1932-1937

In his first stint with the Kansas City Monarchs, Bell was one of the best pitchers in the league. From 1924-1930, he won 80 games and had a 2.84 ERA (154 ERA+). He allowed only seven home runs in nearly 1,000 innings and had almost a two-to-one K/BB rate. That may not seem incredibly impressive on the surface but because most hitters walked more than they struck out at that time, it is that much more remarkable.


#693 - Dom DiMaggio - Centerfield - 1940-1942, 1946-1953

While Dom didn't have the offensive prowess of his brother Joe, he was an excellent player and arguably a better fielder. Dom was entering his prime in 1942 when he hit 14 home runs and stole 16 bases, both career highs. He lost the next three years to World War II but came back strong. He led the league in triples (11) and steals (15) in 1950. He finished his career with a .298 average and over 1,000 runs scored in just 1,399 games.


#692 - Charlie Root - Right-handed Pitcher - 1923, 1926-1941

Root may be more well known for giving up Babe Ruth's "called shot", but he was a fine pitcher in his day. During his eight-year peak from 1926-1933, Root won 140 games and had a 3.44 ERA (117 ERA+). He tossed 215+ innings each season and led the league in 1927 with 309 while also leading in wins with 26.


#691 - Heinie Zimmerman - Third Base/Second Base - 1907-1919

Zimmerman was not much defensively, but he could hit. From 1911-1917, he slashed .305/.343/.443 (129 OPS+) averaging 100 RBIs and 22 stolen bases per 162. His career year came in 1912 when he won the Triple Crown (.372/14/104). Zimmerman led the league two more times in RBIs in 1916 and 1917.


#690 - George Cuppy - Right-handed Pitcher - 1892-1901

Cuppy's first year in the majors was his best. In 1892, he was 28-13 with a 2.51 ERA in 376 innings. While he was a workhorse for the first five years, tossing over 315 innings four times, he dealt with arm problems after 1896. For his career, Cuppy was 163-98 with a 3.48 ERA (127 ERA+).


#689 - Dobie Moore - Shortstop - 1920-1926

While his retirement from a broken leg was under questionable circumstances, for seven years Moore was the best shortstop in the Negro Leagues and arguably the best overall. Nicknamed "The Black Cat", his fielding was legendary. His fielding percentage was .021 better than the average shortstop while making four more plays every five games. Moore also slashed .350/.393/.524, averaged 24 stolen bases, and 138 RBIs per 162.


#688 - Dean Chance - Right-handed Pitcher - 1961-1971

In his prime from 1962-1968, Chance averaged 256 innings a year and led the league in innings pitched twice (1964, 1967). His 1964 season goes down as one of the best for a modern pitcher. That year, Chance was 20-9 with a sparkling 1.65 ERA and won the CYA when there was only one for MLB. He led the league with 11 shutouts as well. He is the last American League pitcher to have 10 shutouts and a sub-1.75 ERA and the only AL pitcher to do it in the last 110 years.


#687 - Ken Griffey - Outfield/First Base - 1973-1991

He was overshadowed by his teammates in the beginning of his career, but Griffey Sr. was an excellent player in his own right. The first half of his career was played with The Big Red Machine. From 1973-1981, Griffey slashed .309/.375/.437 (125 OPS+) and averaged 23 stolen bases per 162. His best season came in 1976 when he set career highs in steals (34) and batting (.336) while finishing eighth in MVP voting. He is one of 23 players in baseball history to have 150 homers, 200 steals, and a .290 batting average.


#686 - Don Money - Third Base - 1968-1983

Although he started his career in Philadelphia, Money didn't hit his stride until he got to Milwaukee. With the Brewers from 1973-1982, he slashed .273/.342/.427 and averaged 19 home runs per 162. In 1982, Money had a career-high .891 OPS with 16 home runs in just 96 games. He was a four-time All-Star and played excellent defense at third base while being above average at second and shortstop. He is fifth in WAR in Milwaukee's franchise history (28.4).


#685 - Dutch Leonard - Left-handed Pitcher - 1913-1921, 1924-1925

Leonard holds the modern single-season record for ERA with an astounding 0.96 mark in 1914. His ERA that season never went above 1.07 as a testament to his consistency. Leonard was not a flash in the pan though. From 1913-1918 he was 90-64 with a 2.13 ERA. He led the league twice in K/9. Leonard completed and won both of his starts in the World Series allowing one earned run in each game and giving up just eight hits over 18 innings.


#684 - Jeff Cirillo - Third Base - 1994-2007

Cirillo was a slick-fielding third baseman in his prime. Although he never won a Gold Glove, he probably deserved a couple looking back on it. He was pretty good with the bat as well. From 1996-2001, he slashed .317/.387/.464 and averaged 42 doubles and 91 RBIs per 162. Cirillo remains the Brewers franchise leader in batting average with a .307 mark.


#683 - Jimmy Dykes - Third Base/Second Base - 1918-1939

Dykes was a mainstay on the Philadelphia A's in the 20s and into the 30s. During his peak from 1924-1930, he slashed .309/.390/.445 averaging 39 doubles per 162. He is still the franchise leader in doubles with 365. In the 1929 World Series, he went 8-for-19 to help secure the first of back-to-back championships. He is one of only five players to play over 700 games at both third base and second base.


#682 - Bill Dinneen - Right-handed Pitcher - 1898-1909

During Dinneen's peak from 1900-1904, only two pitchers threw more innings and won more games (Joe McGinnity, Cy Young). In that span, the Boston right-hander won 100 games and averaged 327 innings per year while pitching to a 2.70 ERA. In 1903, Dinneen helped the Boston Americans (Red Sox) win the first World Series. He had a 2.06 ERA, won three games, and tossed two shutouts to defeat Pittsburgh.


#681 - Carl Furillo - Right Field - 1946-1960

The move to right field coincided with Furillo finding his power in 1949. He had 15 home runs in 349 games before that season. For the next decade, he would average 21 homers and 102 RBIs for the Dodgers. He won the batting title in 1953 with a .344 average. Furillo finished top ten in MVP voting twice and was a two-time All-Star.


#680 - Firpo Marberry - Right-handed Pitcher/Relief Pitcher - 1923-1936

Marberry was the first true closer in baseball. He led the league six times in saves including 22 in 1926 which was the record at the time and not broken until 1949. He also started 186 games in his career. Marberry's best season came in 1929 when he won 19 games, led the league with a 1.206 WHIP, and finished second to Lefty Grove in ERA (3.06). He won 148 games, completed 86, and saved 99. Only Dennis Eckersley has matched those numbers.


#679 - Edwin Encarnacion - Designated Hitter/Third Base/First Base - 2005-2020

Encarnacion was a premier slugger in the 2010s. Only Nelson Cruz had more home runs in the decade. Double E's peak performance came from 2012-2017 when he slashed .270/.369/.537 and averaged 42 homers and 122 RBIs per 162. He led the league in RBIs with 127 in 2016. Encarnacion was a three-time All-Star and blasted 30+ home runs for eight straight seasons.


#678 - Wally Moses - Right Field - 1935-1951

Moses looked like he was on track to be a Hall of Fame outfielder. He batted over .300 in each of his first seven seasons and had over 1,000 hits by the time he was 30. Over those seven years, he slashed .317/.384/.464 and averaged 107 runs per 162. In 1937 he had his career year. Moses hit .320 with 48 doubles, 13 triples, and 25 home runs. Since 1937, only two players have reached 45-10-25 while batting .320 (Musial 1948, Yount 1982).


#677 - Jeff Pfeffer - Right-handed Pitcher - 1911, 1913-1924

Pfeffer finally got his shot at age 26 in 1914. That season he went 23-12 with a 1.97 ERA for the Brooklyn Robins. From 1914-1919, excluding 1918 in which he only pitched in one game, Big Jeff went 95-65 with a 2.16 ERA (130 ERA+) and averaged 293.2 innings. He finished in the top 10 in ERA four years in a row including three straight top 5 finishes (1914-1916).


#676 - George Burns - First Base - 1914-1929

Burns's career took off when he went to the A's in 1918. For a decade he was a consistent hitter, batting over .300 eight times. From 1918-1927, Burns slashed .326/.372/.458 averaging 46 doubles, 14 stolen bases, and 90 RBIs per 162. In 1926 he set the record with 64 doubles which would later be passed by Earl Webb in 1931. That season Burns led the league in hits with 216, batted .358, and took home the MVP award.


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