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98. Jason Giambi
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 8, 1971 in West Covina, CA USA
  • Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 08, 1995
  • Final Game: September 27, 2014
  • Hutch Award - 2000
  • Most Valuable Player - 2000
  • Silver Slugger - 2001
  • Silver Slugger - 2002
  • TSN All-Star - 2002
  • Comeback Player of the Year - 2005
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
7267 1227 2010 440 1441 200.277
 
While Jason Giambi is better known for being an inflated PED user, the fact remains that he was a very good hitter who was a former American League MVP.  Giambi would go to five consecutive All-Star Games, blasted 440 Home Runs with a .516 career Slugging Percentage over a twenty-year career.  He would also show solid plate discipline with three On Base Percentage Titles and retired with a very good 50.4 bWAR.

As we predicted, Giambi did not escape the first ballot.  That is a shame as he had a career worthy of a second look from Cooperstown.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (West Covina, California)
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: First Base, Designated Hitter
  • Played For: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians
  • Major Accolades and Awards: MVP (AL) (1) (1996)
    Hutch Award Winner (2000)
    Comeback Player of the Year (1) (AL) (2005)
    5 Time All Star (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004)
    Silver Slugger (2) (AL) (2001 & 2002)
    Highest On Base Percentage (3) (AL) (2000, 2001 & 2005)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (AL) (2001)
    Highest WAR for Position Players (1) (AL) (2001)
    Highest OPS (1) (AL) (2001)
    Highest OPS+ (2) (AL) (2000 & 2001)
    Most Doubles (1) (AL) (2001)
    Most Walks (4) (AL) (2000, 2001, 2003 & 2005)
    Most Hit By Pitch (2) (AL) (2003 & 2008)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (AL) (2001)
    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes: Won the AL MVP in 2000
    (AL: 1999, 8th), (AL: 2001, 2nd) & (AL: 2002, 5th)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 12.  Hit By Pitch: 180
    32:  Walks: 1,366
    43.  Home Runs: 440
    47.  Win Probability Added: 48.3
    50.  OPS: .916
    55.  Sacrifice Flies: 93
    60.  On Base Percentage: .399
    68:  Slugging Percentage: .516
    65.  Runs Batted In: 1,441
    82.  OPS+: 139
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 2020: 1.5%

Should Jason Giambi be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 14.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 38.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 19%
No opinion. - 4.8%
No way! - 23.8%
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