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Most Underrated Firstbaseman of All Time
With baseball season almost upon us, I've been tooling aroung Baseball Refernce. I made up a list of the top 25 players at each position ranked by what I'm calling average WAR. I just took a players total WAR and divided by the number of years played.

So my question is who do you think is the most underrated Firstbaseman of all time.
You can pick from my list or choose your own that I may have missed.
(Those with short attention spans can stop reading here)





Here is my top 25 Dolph firstbasemen all time by average WAR adjusted for 162 games since earlier players played fewer games, with the regular counting stats and ops+ to compare them to their contemporaries. and my version of peak WAR, the best 5 consecutive seasons.

Name yrs ops+ slash hits hr rbi runs sb Avg war aWAR adj pWAR pWAR adj
Lou Gehrig 17 179 .340/.447/.632 2721 493 1995 1888 102 6.3820 7.8 9.10 8.9
Albert Pujols 12 179 .325/.414/.608 2246 475 1434 1376 92 7.3750 7.6 8.66 8.9
Dan Brouthers 19 170 .342/.423/.519 2296 106 1296 1523 256 4.0470 7.0 6.12 7.8
Jimmie Foxx 20 163 .325/.428/.609 2646 458 1922 1751 87 4.6200 6.7 8.32 8.5
Johny Mize 15 158 .312/.397/.562 2011 359 1337 1118 28 4.5200 6.5 6.58 7.4
Roger Connor 18 153 .316/.397/.486 2467 138 1323 1620 244 4.4780 6.4 6.68 8.4
Hank Greenberg 13 158 .313/.412/.605 1628 331 1276 1051 58 4.2380 6.4 5.54 7.0
Frank Chance 17 135 .296/.394/.394 1274 20 596 798 403 2.5590 6.0 5.66 7.7
Jeff Bagwell 15 149 .297/.408/.540 2314 449 1529 1517 202 5.1130 5.8 6.62 6.6
Cap Anson 27 142 .334/.394/.447 3435 97 2075 1999 277 3.3741 5.7 5.94 7.2
Mark McGwire 16 163 .263/.394/.588 1626 583 1414 1167 12 3.6688 5.5 5.70 6.7
Dick Allen 15 156 .292/.378/.534 1848 351 1119 1099 133 3.7070 5.4 6.10 6.8
Bill Terry 14 136 .341/.393/.506 2193 154 1078 1120 56 3.7210 5.2 5.90 6.4
Frank Thomas 19 156 .301/.419/.555 2468 521 1704 1494 32 3.6680 5.0 6.12 6.6
Mark Teixeira 10 131 .279/.369/.527 1580 338 1101 938 21 4.5400 5.0 5.48 5.8
Kieth Hernandez 17 128 .296/.384/.436 2182 162 1071 1124 98 3.3590 4.8 5.12 5.5
Jim Thome 22 147 .276/.402/.554 2328 612 1699 1583 19 3.0820 4.8 5.04 6.0
Jack Fournier 15 142 .313/.392/.483 1631 136 859 822 146 2.6267 4.8 4.50 5.3
Todd Helton 16 135 .320/.419/.545 2420 354 1345 1360 37 3.6500 4.7 7.32 7.4
Will Clark 15 137 .303/.384/.497 2176 284 1205 1186 67 3.5470 4.6 5.40 5.9
Dolph Camilli 12 79 .277/.388/.492 1482 239 950 936 60 3.3500 4.6 5.48 6.2
Willie McCovey 22 147 .270/.374/.515 2211 521 1555 1229 26 2.7600 4.6 6.32 7.4
Norm Cash 17 139 .271/.374/.488 1820 377 1103 1046 43 2.8350 4.5 4.84 5.7
John Olerud 17 129 .295/.398/.465 2239 255 1230 1139 11 3.1590 4.4 5.12 5.4
Willie Stargell 21 147 .282/.360/.529 2232 475 1540 1195 17 2.5810 4.4 5.38 6.5
| Closed on 04/27/13 at 12:00AM
FanIQ Pts? No | MLB | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Team Breakout:
8 Fans 
13%a. Dick Allen
13%b. Jack Fournier
0%c. Dolph Camilli
38%d. Norm Cash
25%e. John Olerud
13%f. Other

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