Rank 'Em: Best Players In 600-HR Club

Created: August 16, 2011, 7:05 AM

Where does Jim Thome rank?

Who are the best all-around players with at least 600 career home runs?

Jim Thome is just the eighth player in the history of Major League Baseball to hit 600 career home runs, reaching the milestone in dramatic fashion with a pair of homers against the Tigers on Monday. So how does Thome, who is both the oldest player to reach 600 home runs and the player who needed the second-fewest at-bats to do it, fit in with his new peers?

No power hitters have been more prolific than the eight men below, but how do they stack up as all-around players? Those rankings are up to you.


 
 
  • Played: 1954-76
    OF
    Braves, Brewers
    .305 BA, .929 OPS
    755 HR, 2,297 RBIs
    240 SB
  • Played: 1986-2007
    OF
    Pirates, Giants
    .298 BA, 1.051 OPS
    762 HR, 1,996 RBIs
    514 SB
  • Played: 1989-2010
    OF
    Mariners, Reds, White Sox
    .284 BA, .908 OPS
    630 HR, 1,836 RBIs
    184 SB
  • Played: 1951-73
    OF
    Giants, Mets
    .302 BA, .941 OPS
    660 HR, 1,903 RBIs
    338 SB
  • Played: 1994-present
    SS/3B
    Mariners, Rangers, Yankees
    .303 BA, .955 OPS
    626 HR, 1,883 RBIs
    305 SB
  • Played: 1914-1935
    OF/P
    Red Sox, Yankees, Braves
    .342 BA, 1.164 OPS
    714 HR, 2,213 RBIs
    94-46, 2.28 ERA
  • Played: 1989-2007
    OF
    White Sox, Rangers, Cubs, Orioles
    .273 BA, .878 OPS
    609 HR, 1,667 RBIs
    234 SB
  • Played: 1991-present
    First base/DH
    Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers, Twins
    .277 BA, .961 OPS
    600 HR, 1,662 RBIs