St. Louis Cardinals: 30 worst players in team history

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Apr 7, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; A general view of Busch Stadium on Opening Day between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

#6 George McBride SS

McBride played with the Cardinals for part of 1905 and 1906, playing in 171 games totaling a slash of .192/.238/.231. During this time, McBride was worth -1.2 fWAR. While McBride did play in the dead ball era during the early 1900s, this does not excuse his poor offensive performance.

McBride’s numbers are even worse when you consider that in just under a season and half, McBride not only had a -1.2 fWAR, but on offense he was worth -37.1 runs above average, not to mention his wRC+ of 48.

This is atrocious no matter the era. If it wasn’t for McBride’s defensive value of 5.5 runs above average that year at shortstop, his fWAR would have been worse, and McBride would have found himself even further down this list.

To make matters worse for McBride, despite his 15 stolen bases as a Cardinal, he was worth a -0.5 base running runs above average over his career, again making Mcbride one of the worst Cardinals ever, despite only playing for less than two years.

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