Alex Rodriguez is having a tremendous comeback season with the New York Yankees in 2015 and turned 40 years old yesterday.  His only hit of the game was a solo home run, his 24th of the season.  Two days earlier, A-Rod hit 3 home runs.  Rodriguez is hitting .272 with 59 RBI for the 1st place Yankees.  A-Rod joins Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub & Gary Sheffield as the only players to homer as teenager & as 40 year old.  It was his 6th HR on his birthday, an MLB record.


But where does Alex Rodriguez' season stand amongst players who were at least 39 since 1970?


Rodriguez has played in 90 games this season, totaling 326 ABs.  According to our scoring system, he has averaged 1.25 points per AB.  If he can reach 600 ABs, he is on pace to score 750 fantasy points, good for 3rd overall, behind Paul Molitor in 1996 and Barry Bonds 2004 season.  Molitor picked up 225 hits in '96 for the Minnesota Twins, which led to 99 runs scored and 113 RBI on 41 doubles.  Molitor turned 40 that season.  Bonds played in 147 games for the San Francisco Giants in 2004 but only had 373 official plate appearances, thanks to 232 walks drawn, 120 of them intentionally!  He hit 45 home runs and 27 doubles that season with a .362 BA.

David Ortiz and Torii Hunter are also having solid seasons at an old age.  Ortiz would slide into the 8th overall spot with 600 ABs and his current pace while Hunter would finish 12th overall.  Big Papi has hit 3 home runs and driven in 9 RBI over the Red Sox last two games. 

SeasonNameTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOSBAVGPoints
2004Barry BondsGiants14737361713560273451291012321204160.362911
1996Paul MolitorTwins161660729225167418999113561072180.341789
1992Dave WinfieldBlue Jays156583670169107333269210882108920.29718
2004Steve Finley- - -1626287061701052813692946118290.271678
1987Darrell EvansTigers1504996091287420034909910088460.257666
1998Rickey HendersonAthletics1525426701289716114101571180114660.236660
2003Edgar MartinezMariners145497603146972502472989279500.294627
1980Pete RosePhillies1626557391851414211956466533120.282626
1970Willie MaysGiants139478566139941522894837939050.291624
1990Dave ParkerBrewers157610669176122303217192411110240.289604
1973Hank AaronBraves1203924651186512140849668135110.301601
2007Frank ThomasBlue Jays155531624147913002663958139400.277600
2005Craig BiggioAstros1555906511568940126946937290110.264598
1991Dave WinfieldAngels1505686331499027428758656410970.262597
2004Rafael PalmeiroOrioles1545506511429029023688886156120.258594
2006Omar VizquelGiants15357965917113522104885856351240.295589
1971Willie MaysGiants1364175371136624518826111211123230.271586
1986Darrell EvansTigers1515076011227815029788591510530.241586
2007Jeff KentDodgers136494562149923612078795746110.302579
2000Andres GalarragaBraves14149454814995251286710036512630.302577
1997Paul MolitorTwins13553859716411832410638945873110.305574
2006Barry BondsGiants1303674939950230267477115385130.27568
1979Carl YastrzemskiRed Sox147518590140902812169876284630.27568
1999Harold Baines- - -1354304861349018125621035434810.312564
1999Rickey HendersonMets1214385261389630012894282182370.315561
2007Barry BondsGiants1263404779452140287566132435450.276555
1996Eddie Murray- - -1525666371471032112269796168740.26553
1982Pete RosePhillies162634720172140254380546693280.271550
1985Reggie JacksonAngels14346054111662270276485781213810.252547
1993Dave WinfieldTwins1435475941489827221727645210620.271543
1993George BrettRoyals145560612149963131969753996770.266539
1977Willie McCoveyGiants14147854813485210285486671610630.28533
1974Al KalineTigers1475586301461032821371646527520.262528
1995Eddie MurrayIndians113436480141992102168823956550.323527
1998Paul MolitorTwins126502559141103295475694554190.281526
1999Chili DavisYankees1464765541288325119597873710040.269525
2011Raul IbanezPhillies1445355751317931120658433310620.245517
2007Kenny Lofton- - -1364905591451072567863856151230.296516
2006Craig BiggioAstros145548607135813302179624018430.246514
2007Luis GonzalezDodgers139464526129892321570685645660.278509
1979Willie StargellPirates12642448011968190326082471210500.281501
1983Joe MorganPhillies123404504935620116725989154180.23500
2006Kenny LoftonDodgers12946952214111115123794145142320.301500
1990Carlton FiskWhite Sox137452521129902101865656187370.285496
1992George BrettRoyals152592638169122355755613566980.285496
2011Chipper JonesBraves1264555121257333118567051108020.275483
1998Gary Gaetti- - -128434492122683411960704326210.281481
1985Graig NettlesPadres137440515115762311566617255900.261481
1987Carlton FiskWhite Sox135454508116702212368713987210.256481
1999Tony PhillipsAthletics106406484995624415764971394110.244478
1982Carl YastrzemskiRed Sox131459523126872211653725915000.275475
1986Reggie JacksonAngels13241951710169122186558921111510.241474
1991Brian DowningRangers123407476113771721776495877010.278460
2000Rickey Henderson- - -12342051998781424753288175360.233458
2006Jeff Conine- - -142489539131912641054664046530.268458
1999Tony GwynnPadres1114114461391022701059622951470.338454
2001Rickey HendersonPadres12337946586581738704281084250.227447
2012Chipper JonesBraves112387448111742301458625765110.287446
2007Matt StairsBlue Jays125357405103532812158644456620.289444
2013Raul IbanezMariners1244544961105920229546542112800.242443
2007Craig BiggioAstros1415175551308631310685023011240.251440
2004Edgar MartinezMariners14148654912893230124563581010710.263438
2006Moises AlouGiants98345378104562512252742823120.301435
1985Rod CarewAngels127443518124102173269396494750.28434
1985Pete RoseReds11940550110791122260468653580.264431
1988Darrell EvansTigers1444375229160902248648448910.208431
1981Pete RosePhillies107431486140117185073334652640.325430
1984Graig NettlesPadres12439546590581112056655845500.228423
2007Omar VizquelGiants1455135751261011834545144648140.246422
2006Steve FinleyGiants139426481105662112666404625570.246421
1975Hank AaronBrewers137465543109791621245607035100.234421
1973Luis AparicioRed Sox1324995611351171710564943133130.271420
1989Carlton FiskWhite Sox103375419110702521347683686010.293419
2001Andres Galarraga- - -1213994451025628117506931211710.256419
1991Carlton FiskWhite Sox134460501111682501842743248610.241419
1998Wade BoggsDevil Rays12343548312288234751524665430.28415
1998Otis NixonTwins110448500133120661712044056370.297415
2008Gary SheffieldTigers11441848294591601952575838390.225414
2014Derek JeterYankees1455816341491251914475035087100.256413
1979Rico CartyBlue Jays132461512118802601248554644530.256411
1991Dave Parker- - -132502541120812621147593339830.239409
2015Alex RodriguezYankees9132638690521312456594828310.276408

Scoring System
  • Singles - 1pt
  • Doubles - 2pts
  • Triples - 3pts
  • Home runs - 2pts
  • RBI - 2pts
  • Runs Scored - 2pts
  • Walks - 1pt
  • Stolen Bases - 1pt
Stats via FanGraphs