NAME: Fred Lynn
POSITION: Center field
WHY IS HE HERE? The first player to win both the Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season, Lynn was a six-time All Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. He won a batting title in 1979 and led the league in runs scored, doubles and on-base percentage once and slugging percentage twice. He hit .308/.383/.520 with 124 home runs and 521 RBIs with the Red Sox.
WOULD I PUT HIM IN IN 2001? Definitely.
ANY BETTER CHOICES IN 2001? All of the better choices are already in the set.
WOULD I PUT HIM IN NOW? Yes.
ANY BETTER CHOICES NOW? I would not say better choices. Players like Johnny Damon, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jackie Bradley Jr. probably would deserve to be in the set, but not at the expense of Lynn.