Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees

Age: 46 (July 27, 1975) | aka A-Rod | 6' 3" | 230lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-1 DH-57 PH-8
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA AL 1994 17 54 4 11 3 20 0 0 0 2 3 0 .204 .241 .204 5 35 .314 n/a
SEA AL 1995 48 142 15 33 6 42 6 2 5 19 4 2 .232 .264 .408 4 29 .295 n/a
SEA AL 1996 146 601 141 215 59 104 54 1 36 123 15 4 .358 .414 .631 9 16 .382 n/a
SEA AL 1997 141 587 100 176 41 99 40 3 23 84 29 6 .300 .350 .496 6 16 .328 n/a
SEA AL 1998 161 686 123 213 45 121 35 5 42 124 46 13 .310 .360 .560 6 16 .324 n/a
SEA AL 1999 129 502 110 143 56 109 25 0 42 111 21 7 .285 .357 .586 10 19 .281 n/a
SEA AL 2000 148 554 134 175 100 121 34 2 41 132 15 4 .316 .420 .606 15 18 .333 n/a
TEX AL 2001 162 632 133 201 75 131 34 1 52 135 18 3 .318 .399 .622 10 18 .325 n/a
TEX AL 2002 162 624 125 187 87 122 27 2 57 142 9 4 .300 .392 .623 12 17 .290 n/a 45
TEX AL 2003 161 607 124 181 87 126 30 6 47 118 17 3 .298 .396 .600 12 18 .305 n/a 42
NYA AL 2004 155 601 112 172 80 131 24 2 36 106 28 4 .286 .375 .512 11 19 .308 n/a 37
NYA AL 2005 162 605 124 194 91 139 29 1 48 130 21 6 .321 .421 .610 13 19 .347 n/a 49
NYA AL 2006 154 572 113 166 90 139 26 1 35 121 15 4 .290 .392 .523 13 21 .326 n/a 33
NYA AL 2007 158 583 143 183 95 120 31 0 54 156 24 4 .314 .422 .645 13 17 .309 n/a 53 46
NYA AL 2008 138 510 104 154 65 117 33 0 35 103 18 3 .302 .392 .573 11 20 .328 n/a 37 33
NYA AL 2009 124 444 78 127 80 97 17 1 30 100 14 2 .286 .402 .532 15 18 .303 n/a 28 24
NYA AL 2010 137 522 74 141 59 98 29 2 30 125 4 3 .270 .341 .506 10 16 .274 n/a 29 24
NYA AL 2011 99 373 67 103 47 80 21 0 16 62 4 1 .276 .362 .461 11 19 .311 49/14/37 16 16
NYA A+ 2012 2 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .125 0.00 13 50 0.00 n/a
NYA AL 2012 122 463 74 126 51 116 17 1 18 57 13 1 .272 .353 .430 10 22 .323 45/22/32 19 18
NYA A 2013 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 25 0.00 n/a
NYA A+ 2013 6 17 2 3 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 .176 .300 .235 5 25 .250 n/a
NYA AA 2013 4 9 3 3 5 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 .333 .571 1.00 36 14 .200 n/a
NYA AAA 2013 3 12 1 3 0 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .250 .500 0 42 .333 n/a
NYA AL 2013 44 156 21 38 23 43 7 0 7 19 4 2 .244 .348 .423 13 24 .292 40/20/40 6 5
TAM R 2015 63 220 38 61 27 35 13 1 2 33 3 0 .277 .348 .373 11 14 .309 n/a
NYY AL 2015 151 523 83 131 84 145 22 1 33 86 4 0 .250 .356 .486 14 23 .278 43/18/39 23 22
NYY AL 2016 65 225 19 45 14 67 7 0 9 31 3 0 .200 .247 .351 6 28 .237 46/19/35 4 3
Career 22yrs 2784 10566 2021 3115 1338 2287 548 31 696 2086 329 76 .295 .380 .550 11 19 .314 n/a
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On the Runs Created front (Abreu thread), guess what? A-Rod's streak of 100 or more, which began in 1996, his first year as a regular, ended last season. He only had 97.

Or so says the 2008 Bill James Handbook (in cyberstores now). Baseball Reference gives him 116 RC last year. So clearly, among the serious stat heads, there's some fairly serious disagreement about what creates a run.

But since Bill James created the category, I think that's who we should go with.

Since it's not a category in any of my leagues, I'm pretty mellow.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 6 '08
Alex Rodriguez fully fits the old Patton model of the guy you are willing to overpay. For four years now, I have paid $43 for Alex (in a 5x5 keeper league w some inflation and mostly old rotisserie rules). That's $172 of stats for $172. A bargain, even in 5x5, especially considering inflation. He's always the last guy I decide to freeze, and the year I didn't I bought him back. Numbers say he should be worth about 50 in 2009.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Dec 6 '08
Th top 5 earners (in standard 4x4 leagues) among AL hitters last year:

Grady Sizemore $38
Alex Rodriguez $37
Josh Hamilton $36
Dustin Pedroia $34
Ian Kinsler $33

In 5x5 leagues, just subtract a dollar or two for each player, because 5x5 is the great leveler.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 5 '08
He tails off, and is still the second highest Patton $ earner in the American League and the American League leader in VORP.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Dec 5 '08
He wins the MVP, tails off... wins the MVP, tails off...

Bids are for last year, by the way. We haven't changed those yet.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 27 '08
That should say 550 HR below, not 55.

It's a pity he wasn't named in The Mitchell Report; it would have been great to see the "Roid-riguez" headline in The New York Post.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Nov 14 '08
Very little, if anything. He's on pace for a 35 HR year. Assuming he does that, he'll end the year with 55 HR and enter Opening Day next year at the age of 33. Even if he only hits 30 HR a year until his Age 40 season, he'll finish that season with 795 career HR. He's one of the greatest players who have ever played the game, and his 844 OPS in postseason play will bear little, if any, weight in how he's judged amongst baseball's immortals.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 4 '08
A Rod's stats this year are decent (given his time on the DL), but again this year, it seems he is not a clutch hitter. What exactly are his "clutch stats" both this year and for his career? How does he compare to Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Barry Bonds and the like? What do those numbers do to his legacy?
Michael Aberg yankee7
Aug 4 '08
By the way, Rototimes' values calculator says that A-Rod earned $55 last year in 5x5. If you bought him at $54 and believe that he earned $55 last year, then you did indeed get him at a good price.

But a masochist could easily tell you why you didn't.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Feb 26 '08
A mathematical way of looking at it is if A-Rod is 60% better than the best free agent and Josh Fields is 1% better, you should blow a lot of money on A-Rod and live with the guy who is 1% worse than Josh Fields, knowing that there is going to be an ample free agent pool of players with which to replace the worst option at 3B if you also own A-Rod.

The downside, of course, is that if A-Rod goes down, you're going to be hurting. But that's true in any format.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Feb 7 '08