Wednesday, July 30, 2008

#565 Lloyd Moseby



Why this card is awesome: Because although Moseby's in a classic baseball card pose (rest on bat) I can't think of another example of the pose in this set. Can you?

Cool stat: Moseby is thought of as a pretty productive player, but he wasn't really. He played in 1588 games. Let's say I ranked all players with fewer than 1600 career games by total bases in their careers. You'd expect Moseby to rank reasonably highly, wouldn't you, if for no reason other than that he's so close to the 1600-game cutoff? Well in reality, he ranks 54th. He's about 900 total bases behind Albert Belle, who played about 50 fewer games. He's about 400 total bases behind Nomar, who has played almost 250 fewest games.

I'm not saying Moseby was bad--he wasn't. But with a career OPS+ of 102, he was pretty much average. Just like Bobby Ojeda.

4 comments:

Toronto Mike said...

Still the all-time Jays leader in career stolen bases.

~ Toronto Mike

damthesehigheels said...

I remember a blooper video i had, where moseby stole second, for some reason ran back to first, then stole second again. in one play. i don't remember why or what was going on .... but quite an odd play...

David said...

Classic pose, indeed.

http://www.baseballcardproject.com/showCard.asp?Card=Topps~Traded~1990~77

Jim said...

Topps All-star in the 1984 set, look at his 1983 numbers, hardly and all star.