Saturday, December 11, 2010

Carl Crawford

.280+ BA, 100+ HR, 250+ SB (Age 29, 1900-2010)
Cesar Cedeno
Rickey Henderson
Ryne Sandberg
Barry Bonds
Roberto Alomar
Edgar Renteria
Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford is most similar to Roberto Alomar and Cesar Cedeno at his current age, which is excellent company, but neither of them played well into their mid or late 30's.  After having one of his best seasons in 1980, Cedeno (who turned 30 in 1981), began his decline and never stole more than 20 bases again.  Alomar had four more quality seasons in him, but he declined in 2002 and retired when he was 36.

Crawford is signed for 7 years with the Red Sox, through age 36, so he will have a chance to become the first player in ML history with 35+ SB and 15+ HR in a season after the age of 32.

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