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49. Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez is best known for his work with the Arizona Diamondbacks where he was a five time All Star and had the World Series winning hit in 2001, but he was an Astro first in his career.  Gonzalez batted .300 in 1993 with 162 Hits and in Houston he would but up his best defensive metrics.

5. Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez was a good baseball player before he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks but it was in the desert where he became an All Star and the team’s premier offensive threat.

Our Top 50 All-Time Arizona Diamondbacks are now up

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Arizona Diamondbacks who won the World Series in 2001.

As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following: 

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2017-18 Season.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

  1. Randy Johnson
  1. Paul Goldschmidt
  1. Brandon Webb
  1. Curt Schilling
  1. Luis Gonzalez

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for the Top 50 Chicago Blackhawks next.

As always we thank you for your support.

Our All-Time Top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks have been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League. 

This is the first revision since we put up this list after the 2018 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Randy Johnson

2. Paul Goldschmidt

3. Brandon Webb

4. Curt Schilling

5. Luis Gonzalez

We slightly altered one of our algorithms and that has led to some slight changes to past Diamondbacks.  This altered the top five slightly, as Curt Schilling and Luis Gonzalez traded their fourth and fifth rank.

There were a few significant jumps.  Zack Grienke, who was traded during the 2019 Season to Houston, rose from #10 to #6.  Ketel Marte went from #44 to #13.  This shocked us too, but again, we are reminded that a top five MVP season in a team as young as the Diamondbacks can do that. Starting Pitcher, Robbie Ray, moved from #20 to #16. Third Baseman, Jake Lamb, climbed from #30 to #26.  Relief Pitcher, Archie Bradley went from #48 to #40.

We have several new entries.  Nick Ahmed debuts at #20.  While this seems like a seismic debut for the Shortstop, we erroneously left him off of our first list, of which he would have been on.  Venezuelan Infielder, Eduardo Escobar makes his first appearance at #43.  He joined the Diamondbacks during the 2018 season on a trade from Minnesota.  Lefthanded Relief Pitcher, Andrew Chafin comes in at #44.

We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.

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99. Luis Gonzalez

Another very interesting name eligible for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame vote is Luis Gonzalez. “Gonzo” has very good career numbers, with 2,591 Hits, 354 Home Runs and 1,439 RBI’s. His 48.0 career WAR is nothing to sneeze at either. The question that arises with Gonzalez is the major spike in his power numbers in his 30’s and that he had his best seasons in his second decade in the Majors. Although his name has never been associated with PEDs, he is often lumped in that category. As it stands, Gonzalez is probably a bubble candidate before the alleged controversy. With that cloud over his head, who knows what voters will think.
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