Posted by edsortails on 1/1/2013 11:39:00 PM (view original):
that's true....I'm pretty sure I am the greatest player of all time...except no team gave me the chance to prove it
also, Stan Musial was a better player than Willie Mays
There is no way Musial was better than Mays.
Offensively, Musial was better, posting significantly better raw BA and OBP. But when you look at OPS+, Musial only comes out slightly ahead (159 to 156).
Once you factor in defense, it isn't even close. Mays played over 23,000 more innings in center field. Musial spent most of his time at first and in left field.
With careers almost exactly the same length, Mays finished with 150 WAR, Musial with 123.