Top 10 Active MLB Extra Base Hits Leaders
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Now that I have taken a break from the MLB Active players list, I am going to do what I was supposed to do yesterday.
Just remember that this is the list we are going to do at the MLB Reports.
If a player has been removed from the MLB for at least 1 year, and it is not injury related, or the guy is not plugging away in the Minors for a comeback.
Having said this, I am still going to leave Bobby Abreu off of this active list.
I am also throwing out Todd Helton, because he has put forth his retirement papers.
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I will also leave Alex Rodriguez on the list, because despite his 162 game suspension, this man wants to make a comeback to the league next year – even though people hate the guy and wish for him never to see the dirt of a ballpark ever again.
Extra Base Hits Leaders – Active
1. Alex Rodriguez, NYY – 1203
2. Albert Pujols LAA – 1033
3. David Ortiz, BOS – 969
4. Alfonso Soriano, NYY – 903
5. Adrian Beltre, TEX – 901
6. Carlos Beltran, NYY – 881
7. Jason Giambi, CLE – 850
8. Derek Jeter, NYY – 846
9. Paul Konerko, CWS – 844
10. Aramis Ramirez, MIL – 817
I am also omitting Lance Berkman from this list (he would have been 10 with 818). He has said to have retired.
On the ALL – Time List, A-Rod is 6th on the list currently.
Here is that very list.
ALL – Time Extra Base Leaders List
1. Hank Aaron, 1477
2. Barry Bonds, 1440
3. Stan Musial, 1377
4. Babe Ruth, 1356
5. Willie Mays, 1323
6. Alex Rodriguez, 1203
T7. Ken Griffey Jr., 1192
T7. Rafael Palmeiro, 1192
9. Lou Gehrig, 1190
10. Frank Robinson, 1186.
Just missing out on the list is Carl Yastrzemski at 1157.
Once again, I am pointing out that Adrian Beltre is one of the most underrated players in MLB History.
At age 34 (will be 35 in April), the Rangers player has a nice chance to be productive in the next 4 -5 years.
The 3B has averaged 66 XBH in the last 3 campaigns for Texas, and there is no reason why he should slow down that significantly in the next few seasons at least.
Lets just say that he only cracks 149 XBH from 2014 – 2016, he will be at 1050 XBH (placing him in the top 25 of ALL – Time) by the start of the 2017.
At Age 38, he may have 1 or 2 years left at the worst, and possibly 3 – 4 years at the best of times. By then he will probably be a DH, or a part time player.
It is in the realm of possibility he can hit 137 XBH past the age of 38 (or 285 XBH from right now), and this could place the man in the top 10 of the ALL – Time list.
Miguel Cabrera has already clubbed 791 XBH (and will turn 31 on Apr.18/2004). This year he will enter the top 10 active list. He could easily punch out 209 XBH for the next 3 years.
This should see Cabrera have 1000 XBH by the age of 34. From there, could he hit 477 XBH for the rest of his career, and pass the legendary Hank Aaron?
You have to think he should be able to pass Willie Mays at 1323 lifetime XBH (is 532 behind him right now), with probably 10 seasons left to play.
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