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Compared to Top 50 Contemporary Designated Hitters


Rk Players Pos Yrs Career HOF WAR Off Fld Pit Adj Peak JAWS Compare
1 Paul Molitor DH 21 1978-1998 75.7 82.6 0.1 0.0 -7.0 39.7 57.7
2 Edgar Martinez DH 18 1987-2004 68.4 77.5 1.5 0.0 -10.6 43.7 56.0
3 Brian Downing DH 20 1973-1992 51.5 58.4 -2.3 0.0 -4.6 29.1 40.3
4 Harold Baines DH 22 1980-2001 38.7 58.2 -1.9 0.0 -17.6 21.4 30.1
5 Don Baylor DH 19 1970-1988 28.5 50.9 -6.6 0.0 -15.9 21.7 25.1
6 Cliff Johnson DH 15 1972-1986 16.2 27.8 -4.7 0.0 -6.9 14.4 15.3
7 Ken Phelps DH 11 1980-1990 9.4 15.3 -1.2 0.0 -4.7 10.7 10.0
8 Reggie Jefferson DH 9 1991-1999 4.5 10.2 -1.3 0.0 -4.3 5.6 5.0
9 Troy Neel DH 3 1992-1994 3.7 5.9 -0.6 0.0 -1.6 3.7 3.7
10 Bob Hamelin DH 6 1993-1998 2.5 5.9 -0.6 0.0 -2.8 2.5 2.5
11 Sam Horn DH 8 1987-1995 2.3 5.3 -0.3 0.0 -2.7 3.0 2.7
12 Kevin Maas DH 5 1990-1995 1.5 5.4 -1.1 0.0 -2.9 1.5 1.5
13 Eric Wedge DH 4 1991-1994 0.2 0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.2
14 Kevin Buckley DH 1 1984 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.1 0.1
15 Tom Dodd DH 1 1986 0.1 0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1
16 Dan Rohrmeier DH 1 1997 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1
17 Jeff Grotewold DH 2 1992-1995 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
18 Jim Byrd DH 1 1993 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0
19 Steve Stanicek DH 2 1987-1989 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1
20 LaVel Freeman DH 1 1989 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1
21 Pete Dalena DH 1 1989 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1
22 Dwight Taylor DH 1 1986 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1
23 Joey Meyer DH 2 1988-1989 -0.1 1.1 -0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1
24 Randy Johnson DH 2 1980-1982 -0.2 0.5 -0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2
25 Pedro Hernandez DH 2 1979-1982 -0.3 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3
26 Mark Funderburk DH 2 1981-1985 -0.4 0.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4
27 Rod Allen DH 3 1983-1988 -0.4 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4
28 Nigel Wilson DH 3 1993-1996 -0.4 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.0 -0.4 -0.4
29 Charlie Beamon DH 3 1978-1981 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 -0.5
30 Al Chambers DH 3 1983-1985 -0.5 -0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5
31 Joe Vitiello DH 7 1995-2003 -0.6 1.7 -0.8 0.0 -1.5 -0.6 -0.6
32 Jesus Vega DH 3 1979-1982 -1.1 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -1.1 -1.1
33 Danny Goodwin DH 7 1975-1982 -1.7 0.5 -0.4 0.0 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7