The Top Ranked Designated Hitters of the 1980's

 

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The Top Ranked Designated Hitters of the 1980's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player averaged 2.5 plate appearances per team game.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Hal McRae 34.16850
2   Don Baylor 38.01843
3   Greg Luzinski 47.72775
4   Mike Easler 50.33267
5   Andre Thornton 52.47960
6   Brian Downing 52.48733
7   Harold Baines 53.29533
8   Dave Kingman 63.53000
9   Richie Zisk 63.79933
10   Paul Molitor 63.93800
11   Al Oliver 69.59400
12   Ken Singleton 75.75300
13   Jack Clark 84.94600
14   Cliff Johnson 86.43600
15   Larry Parrish 91.00200
16   Jeffrey Leonard 93.02600
17   Carl Yastrzemski 96.83900
18   Reggie Jackson 108.77800
19   Gorman Thomas 110.80200
20   Dave Parker 113.42600
21   Gene Larkin 116.45800
22   Jim Rice 123.73000
23   Ted Simmons 129.18200
24   Champ Summers 131.81000
25   Jorge Orta 137.46600
26   Roy Smalley 138.27400
27   Otto Velez 139.28200
28   Ken Phelps 143.12200
29   Pat Tabler 143.72600
30   Darrell Evans 149.58600
31   Ruppert Jones 156.05000
32   Jeff Burroughs 159.88800
33   Kirk Gibson 162.00900
34   Keith Moreland 164.93800
35   Steve Balboni 164.93800
36   Randy Bush 171.20000
37   Bill Madlock 175.44200
38   Ron Kittle 181.09800
39   Larry Sheets 185.94600

 


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