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Continuing in this series, instead of moving around the horn, we shall move into the outfield with the power position of right field.

How far up the list can Lonnie Chisenhall climb in 2016?
How far up the list can Lonnie Chisenhall climb in 2016?
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Taking a break from the infield, this time we will review right field, a typical power position for most teams. After the 2009 season, 348 players had appeared as a right fielder for the Blues/Bronchos/Naps/Indians. Since then, 25 new players have resided at that position for at least one game.

In the past six seasons, nobody has cracked the Top 25 of this list. However, that is mostly a technicality as Shin-Soo Choo had just cracked the Top 25 himself after the 2009 season. After he was dealt to Cincinnati in the Trevor Bauer trade, he moved all the way up for a tie for fifth place with Cory Snyder.

It is pretty telling in the past six seasons that not one player has reached 200 games at this position, as that would have them just out on the outskirts of the Top 25. Lonnie Chisenhall's move to right field only netted him 51 games, good enough for 84th place. Even if he plays all 162 games this season (which he surely won't due to his proclivity for being rested against most left-handed starters), that would just barely get him into the Top 25. If Chisenhall can hit well enough, he should be able to crack the list in 2017, but by then Clint Frazier will hopefully be ready to take over the position.

Here is the full list of new players in the past six seasons: Aaron Cunningham, Austin Kearns, Brandon Moss, Chris Dickerson, David Murphy, Drew Stubbs, Elliot Johnson, Ezequiel Carrera, J.B. Shuck, Jason Kubel, Jerry Sands, Jose Lopez, Kosuke Fukudome, Lonnie Chisenhall, Matt Carson, Michael Martinez, Mike Aviles, Nick Swisher, Ryan Raburn, Shelley Duncan, Thomas Neal, Travis Buck, Tyler Holt, Vinny Rotino, Zach Walters.

And onto the Top 25:

Player

Years

Games Played

1

Manny Ramirez

1993-2000

898

2

Rocky Colavito

1955-59, 1965-67

852

3

Elmer Flick

1902-1910

776

4

Homer Summa

1922-1928

702

5

Cory Snyder

1986-1990

588

5

Shin-Soo Choo

2006-2012

588

7

Elmer Smith

1915-17, 1919-21

556

8

Dick Porter

1929-1934

525

9

Joe Jackson

1910-1915

516

10

Bruce Campbell

1935-1939

482

11

Bob Kennedy

1948-1953

449

12

Charlie Spikes

1973-1977

371

13

George Vukovich

1983-1985

362

14

Braggo Roth

1916-1918

342

15

Willie Kirkland

1961-1963

304

16

Smokey Joe Wood

1918-1922

295

17

Roy Cullenbine

1943-1945

275

18

Al E. Smith (Fuzzy)

1953-1957, 1964

273

19

Hank Edwards

1941, 1946-1949

249

19

Casey Blake

2005-2007

238

21

Harry Simpson

1951-1953

237

22

Carmelo Castillo

1982-1988

235

23

Wayne Kirby

1991-1996

231

24

Mark Whiten

1991-1992, 1998

220

25

Franklin Gutierrez

2006-2008

213

Just 27 players -- or 7% of the total -- have cracked 200 games, with Jorge Orta and Jody Gerut just missing the cut. Another 30 players have 100 games or more, leaving 316 players with fewer than 100 games. And that includes 59 guys with just a single game, including Jose Lopez and Michael Martinez of the new guys.

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