Listed below, player and career OPS.
- Beltran .857
- Hunter .804 four straight years over .800 5 out of his last 6
- Kemp .833
- McLouth .805
- Victorino .778 - 4 years, and he has made significant strides every year... likley .800+ from now on.
- Rajai Davis .728 - breakout season or fluke? He's 28, so I'll say fluke and give you this one.
- Cameron .788 - He's getting up there, but I won't be surprised at all if he finishes the season over .800 for the 7th time. He also had a .798 season too.
- Andrew McCutchen .801 - Rookie. Minor league numbers look promising to me.
- Marlon Byrd .759 - Blossomed at age 29. 3 straight years of .800 OPS production
- Adam Jones .735 - Just 23 years old, I think going forward no one will be surprised by numbers north of .800. He's a potential star IMO.
- Curtis Granderson .835 - In a strange decline, I think he's swinging for the fences a bit too much. The power is still there, but the triples are drying up. Triples are about speed not power, but he's still getting his SB's. Odd year for him.
- Kosuke Fukudome .763 - Older player, made huge strides at the plate. Frustrating defender. spectacular at times and makes bonehead plays out of what should be routine.
- Grady Sizemore .851 - Very much the down year for Sizemore. Injury hurt his numbers a lot. May was abysmal (he was hurt) he missed almost all of June, but every other month pretty much what you would expect.
- Dexter Fowler .756 - Rookie. Playing in Coors certainly helps. I think this years .782 OPS will be eclipsed next year.
That's the top 14 or so. Add in Upton, who is a talent worth giving another chance to and that makes 15. Of that 15, I throw out Fukudome (age) and Davis (fluke) as likely to post .800 OPS seasons.
So 13 including Upton.
And why do the Reds have to settle? This list tells me a team has a 50/50 chance right now of having a player of that caliber. Why keep setting the bar so low?