Top 100 players of the decade

Tough call between Pujols and A-Rod for the top spot. The problem is, who's next?

Originally Published: December 14, 2009
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

When making a list like this -- the 100 greatest players of this decade, which by the way I've officially and irreversibly dubbed "the 0's" -- it's easy to look at statistics. But which statistics exactly? And how does one compare hitters to pitchers? I took a shortcut, ranking the players (including pitchers) by wins above replacement (with a great deal of help from Baseball Projection.com).

From there, it was relatively easy to arbitrarily bump players up and down the list based on quality ...

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