Posted by Andy on June 3, 2011
In 1967, Max Alvis was an All-Star 3rd baseman for the Cleveland Indians. He had 697 plate appearances, a slash line of .256/.301/.403, 21 HR, and 70 RBI.
Through yesterday, Carlos Zambrano's career hitting stats are quite similar: 688 plate appearances, a slash line of .240/.248/.393, 22 HR, and 68 RBI.
It's an interesting comparison, although there isn't really much of a comparison. Alvis' season was good for a 105 OPS+ while Zambrano is at just 62 for his career. Alvis also has a significant edge in OBP, thanks in large part to 38 walks while Zambrano has managed just 8.