Cooperstown Choices: Reggie Sanders

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.

There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices 2013 menu at the top of the page.

In this article, we take a look at Reggie Sanders

 

Reggie Sanders
Reggie’s 17-year career placed him on eight major league rosters.  He was selected to the 1995 All Star Game.

Year Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1991 CIN 9 40 6 8 0 0 1 3 1 0 9 .200 .200 .275 .475 31
1992 CIN 116 385 62 104 26 6 12 36 16 48 98 .270 .356 .462 .819 127
1993 CIN 138 496 90 136 16 4 20 83 27 51 118 .274 .343 .444 .786 109
1994 CIN 107 400 66 105 20 8 17 62 21 41 114 .263 .332 .480 .812 110
1995 CIN 133 484 91 148 36 6 28 99 36 69 122 .306 .397 .579 .975 155
1996 CIN 81 287 49 72 17 1 14 33 24 44 86 .251 .353 .463 .817 114
1997 CIN 86 312 52 79 19 2 19 56 13 42 93 .253 .347 .510 .857 120
1998 CIN 135 481 83 129 18 6 14 59 20 51 137 .268 .346 .418 .764 99
1999 SDP 133 478 92 136 24 7 26 72 36 65 108 .285 .376 .527 .904 134
2000 ATL 103 340 43 79 23 1 11 37 21 32 78 .232 .302 .403 .705 76
2001 ARI 126 441 84 116 21 3 33 90 14 46 126 .263 .337 .549 .886 117
2002 SFG 140 505 75 126 23 6 23 85 18 47 121 .250 .324 .455 .779 107
2003 PIT 130 453 74 129 27 4 31 87 15 38 110 .285 .345 .567 .913 131
2004 STL 135 446 64 116 27 3 22 67 21 33 118 .260 .315 .482 .797 103
2005 STL 93 295 49 80 14 2 21 54 14 28 75 .271 .340 .546 .886 127
2006 KCR 88 325 45 80 23 1 11 49 7 28 86 .246 .304 .425 .729 86
2007 KCR 24 73 12 23 7 0 2 11 0 11 15 .315 .412 .493 .905 138
17 Yrs 1777 6241 1037 1666 341 60 305 983 304 674 1614 .267 .343 .487 .830 115
162 Game Avg. 162 569 95 152 31 5 28 90 28 61 147 .267 .343 .487 .830 115
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
CIN (8 yrs) 805 2885 499 781 152 33 125 431 158 346 777 .271 .353 .476 .829 118
KCR (2 yrs) 112 398 57 103 30 1 13 60 7 39 101 .259 .325 .437 .762 95
STL (2 yrs) 228 741 113 196 41 5 43 121 35 61 193 .265 .325 .507 .833 113
ARI (1 yr) 126 441 84 116 21 3 33 90 14 46 126 .263 .337 .549 .886 117
PIT (1 yr) 130 453 74 129 27 4 31 87 15 38 110 .285 .345 .567 .913 131
SFG (1 yr) 140 505 75 126 23 6 23 85 18 47 121 .250 .324 .455 .779 107
ATL (1 yr) 103 340 43 79 23 1 11 37 21 32 78 .232 .302 .403 .705 76
SDP (1 yr) 133 478 92 136 24 7 26 72 36 65 108 .285 .376 .527 .904 134
NL (15 yrs) 1665 5843 980 1563 311 59 292 923 297 635 1513 .267 .344 .491 .835 116
AL (2 yrs) 112 398 57 103 30 1 13 60 7 39 101 .259 .325 .437 .762 95
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/12/2012.

Why He Should Get In
Sanders was a rounded player that hit 305 home runs and stole 304 bases over the course of his career.

Why He Should Not Get In
His overall numbers fall short with less than 2,000 hits, less than 1,000 runs batted in, and less than 400 doubles.  He was a good, not great, baseball player.

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