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

1 thing that sets him away from everyone else, No Steroids EVER!

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 to witness.

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!

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.

My favorite. player
5 reasons why he is at least top 3

1 2632 games steak
2 one of the best shortstops ever
3 he was a great hitter
4 he was a great fielder
5 he is one of the best team players ever

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!

6 Frank Thomas Frank Edward Thomas Jr., nicknamed "the Big Hurt", is an American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter.

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!

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,

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

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

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

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

Randy struck out the best of the best in baseball even a bird.
Its Joeysworld

Randy Johnson was like 10x better then all of these people he had 300+ strikeouts in like 10 seasons

10 Mark McGwire
The Contenders
11 Chipper Jones
12 Sammy Sosa

Best black baseball player other than Robinson.

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.
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.

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 Tony Gwynn
21 Larry Walker

Larry the all time Home Run King because he hit more runs than any Canadian player in the history of Major League Baseball.
Its Joeysworld

22 Jim Thome
23 Kenny Lofton
24 Cecil Fielder
25 Ivan Rodriguez
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