The Top 30 Replacement Level Players at the Age of 23,24 & 25

In the previous post I decided on an algorithm for determining Replacement Level players as follows:

Step #1 : Sort player by years and minutes played total for that season. This is the ultimate assertion of the perceived value of a player to a team.

Step#2:  For each position, find the players with the least perceived value (i.e total minutes played and add them up until you reach just over 20% of the minutes played at each position (or just about 10 minutes per game). These are our Replacement Level players

Now I decided that it would be fun to post the Top 30 All time Players who were Replacement Level Players at the ages of 23,24 and 25.  Why these ages? I wanted to take out most rookies and show a group of guys who where on their team’s benches or having injury issues at those ages and might have been available. Without further ado:

Discuss :-)


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2 Comments

  1. Chicago Tim
    August 19
    Reply

    Were these players late bloomers, were they undervalued by their teams, or is there some other explanation for their appearance on this list?

  2. August 19
    Reply

    Tim,
    I think it’s a combination of Factors. Rodman and Wallace have been/were severely underrated throughout their careers (WP has both of them as top 20 guys all time, WORP would have them as top ten probably). Injuries also play a part.

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