Found January 28, 2014 on Baseball Hot Corner:
I got into a discussion involving the Blue Jays Level of Excellence the other day, because I said something that was highly controversial.  I said that Joe Carter did not belong.  This view is something the statistical measures seem to bear out.  While performing well in the Triple Crown statistics of his day, he amassed merely 7.4 fWAR as a Blue Jay, by far the worst total of anyone on the Level of Excellence, while being a 101 wRC+ (.308 OBP) hitter and a -32 (Total Zone) defender.  Adding in positional adjustment, Carter was -175.7 runs above average on defense as a Blue Jay.  Of course, he does have one of the two most significant home runs in Blue Jays history – a walk-off home run to clinch the 1993 World Series – and, for what it is worth, the first home run by a Blue Jay in World Series play.  As a Facebook friend pointed out, Carter also acts as a vocal ambassador for the franchise as he has done for many years since his playing days came to an end. I started thinking about...

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