The 30 Best Quartets in the MLB

A.J. Pollock, Paul Goldschmidt

Arizona Diamondbacks’ star duo A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt

As the offseason slows down, and Spring Training only days away, I thought it’d be nice to see which team had the best quartets in their lineups–the best group of four players. Not duos or triplets, but quartets. This way, we could see which teams have great depth in their lineup. The total 2015 WAR totals are from So, let’s begin from the bottom of the league: 

30. Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, Khris Davis, Scooter Gennett

Combined WAR: 6.2

29. Philadelphia Phillies: Odubel Herrera, Maikel Franco, Aaron Altherr, Cesar Hernandez

Combined WAR: 6.3

28. San Diego Padres: Derek Norris, Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Melvin Upton

Combined WAR: 8.4

27. Minnesota Twins: Trevor Plouffe, Brian Dozier, Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano

Combined WAR: 9.2

26. St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk, Kolten Wong, Jhonny Peralta

Combined WAR: 11.1

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner, Andre Ethier, Joc Pederson

Combined WAR: 12.2

24. Oakland Athletics: Stephen Vogt, Josh Reddick, Billy Burns, Marcus Semien

Combined WAR: 12.5

23. New York Mets: Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker

Combined WAR: 12.8

21. Atlanta Braves: Ender Inciarte, Freddie Freeman, Erick Aybar, Nick Markakis

Combined WAR: 13.5

21. New York Yankees: Mark Teixiera, Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius, Alex Rodriguez

Combined WAR: 13.5

18. Texas Rangers: Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo, Mitch Moreland, Elvis Andrus

Combined WAR: 13.6

18. Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, DJ LeMahieu

Combined WAR: 13.6

18. Chicago White Sox: Todd Frazier, Adam Eaton, Jose Abreu, Brett Lawrie

Combined WAR: 13.6

17. Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper, Danny Espinosa, Daniel Murphy, Wilson Ramos

Combined WAR: 13.9

16. Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Zack Cozart, Billy Hamilton

Combined WAR: 14.1

15. Cleveland Indians: Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall

Combined WAR: 14.9

14. Houston Astros: Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Colby Rasmus

Combined WAR: 15.0

13. Miami Marlins: Dee Gordon, Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Martin Prado

Combined WAR: 15.2

12. Seattle Mariners: Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager, Robinson Cano, Adam Lind

Combined WAR: 16.0

11. Boston Red Sox: Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz, Brock Hol

Combined WAR: 16.4

10. Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Kiermaier, Logan Forsythe, Evan Longoria, Steven Souza

Combined WAR: 16.5

9. Baltimore Orioles: Manny Machado, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Jonathan Schoop

Combined WAR: 16.9

8. Pittsburgh Pirates: Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Jung Ho Kang, Francisco Cervelli

Combined WAR: 17.4

7.Kansas City Royals: Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon

Combined WAR: 18.0

6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Mike Trout, Andrelton Simmons, Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun

Combined WAR: 19.5

5. San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Matt Duffy, Brandon Belt

Combined WAR: 20.5

4. Detroit Tigers: Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, J.D. Martinez, Justin Upton

Combined WAR: 20.6

3. Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell

Combined WAR: 21.9

2. Toronto Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson, Kevin Pillar, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnación

Combined WAR: 23.8

1. Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock, David Peralta, Nick Ahmed

Combined WAR: 25.4

Did you expect some other team than the Dbacks to have the top quartet? Surprised at your team’s low ranking? Sound off in the comments!






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