Best Baseball Players of the '90s

The Top Ten
1 Ken Griffey Jr. George Kenneth Griffey Jr. nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball.

Ken Griffey was so good he could smash a ball off of randy Johnson eyes closed then sprint 500 feet into the stands and catch it. Griffey was a god at baseball.

The fact that Jeter is #2 is a disgrace to baseball. If this was most overhyped, he would be #1, but this list #30 AT BEST

That's way exaggerated but was was really good I have like 4 of his card one of them is signed

It's good that he didn't take steroids because those will make you drowsy to

2 Greg Maddux

As a Seattleite, I've heard many say that Randy Johnson was the best pitcher of the 90's and a better pitcher than Maddux- they're WRONG. Greg Maddux wasn't tall, muscular, not did even throw particularly fast. His greatness couldn't be measured with No Hitters or Perfect Games either. Maddux once said, "I'll never throw a No Hitter. I throw too many strikes." That is one of the many reasons he was EASILY the BEST pitcher of his era. He threw more strikes than balls by far. He didn't rely in size, speed or power- he relied on his wit, technique, accuracy and patience. The man was a Surgeon on the mound. Some pitchers got batters to swing at bad pitches to get them out- Greg Maddux got batters to swing at GOOD pitches and STILL got them out. His wind up and delivery were a work of art. He's been called, "Nature's Perfect Pitcher." I'm incredibly fortunate that I was alive at this point in space and time that I was able to see Greg Maddux play. Every game and every pitch was a privilege ...more

Maddux hands down best pitcher of the 90s

I am doeing a project and I choose him.

I mean no one had the dominance that greg maddux had, he was an excellent pitcher with unbeilavable command and the ability to make batters look stupid without throwing a 99 mph fastball, not too mention 18, yes 18, gold gloves

3 Derek Jeter Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop, current businessman and baseball executive who is the chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Griffey Jr. was so much better then jeter. Griffey was an absolute G compared to jeter. I think jeter was better in the early 2000.

JETER should be at the top of this list!

The captain was the best from the 90s that is a no brainer

Best player ever to bad he retierd

4 Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Come on... I know he was on the juice, but that wasn't until 1998, he was still great. No Junior though.

5 Cal Ripken Jr.

Should be ranked @ #1, because he is one of the greatest to ever play the game, if not the greatest, period. in my opinion, that is!

He is one of the best players of all time he would be at number 1 on this list

No player will come close to his record

An absolute dad

6 Frank Thomas

Top 3 of the 1990s easily.. do you forget his back to back MVP years? What about his record for consecutive years with.300 avg, 100runs,100 rbi,100 walks,

The Big Hurt should be #1, no contest hands down. Hit for average, power, on-base %. This list is a Big Joke if Frank isn't #1.

Overall best offensive player of the 90's, The Big Hurt!

7 Mike Piazza

Mike was the missing piece that The New York Mets needed to get back into the World Series, and they did in 2000, and for one more Subway Series.
Its Joeysworld

Mike was an amazing catcher and to back that up he could hit the ball

He could hit. He wasn't a catcher, he was a DH trying hard to pass as a catcher.

8 Alex Rodriguez Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.
9 Randy Johnson
10 Mark McGwire

Without roids this still would have been a beast

The Contenders
11 Sammy Sosa

Best black baseball player other than Robinson.

Bo Jackson, was not a better player than Sammy.. come on now

12 Chipper Jones
13 Paul O'Neill
14 Nomar Garciaparra
15 Tino Martinez
16 Pedro Martinez Pedro Jaime Martínez, is a Dominican former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2009, for five teams - most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004.

Pedro was the most dominant pitcher of the 90's

17 Edgar Martinez

Most underrated hitter of his era even though there are many of his peers from his era that speak of him in high regard, most notably, his former teammate Randy Johnson. Edgar Martinez was consistent, at times he was dominant, and unarguably- CLUTCH. If Paul Molitor is worthy of induction to the Hall of Fame, then Edgar Martinez is a no-brainer for induction. Those who argue that Molitor's 2 World Championship rings validate his worthiness and negate Martinez's, they're idiots. Championships are won by TEAMS, not individuals. The Designated Hitter vs Position Player argument is tired so I won't even bother. Anyone who's aware of whyMartinez became a DH and his capabilities as a 3rd Baseman prior to injury know better than to bother with that discussion.

A great hitting DH. But don't bother with excuses for why he was a DH. He was a DH.

18 Bo Jackson Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a former baseball and American football player. He is the only athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football, and one of few to do so in two major sports.

Awesome potential! Alas, unfulfilled, but awesome potential!

19 Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr., nicknamed The Ryan Express, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a previous chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.

He consistently pitched for 27 seasons... are you kidding me?!?!?!?!

20 Jim Thome

the muscle of the team

21 Tony Gwynn
22 Kenny Lofton
23 Cecil Fielder

He has a kid that plays in MLB he is all around the best players

24 Larry Walker

Most underrated mlb player ever

25 Ivan Rodriguez
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