Career WAR numbers for every Donruss Rated Rookie from 1984 to 1993

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already seen the more detailed breakdown of the first decade of Donruss’ iconic Rated Rookie baseball card subset.

And if you’re reading this, chances are you’d like to see the names and numbers for yourself, so you’re in the right place.

We have listed every single Rated Rookie from 1984 to 1993 — the first decade, ending with the first year (1994) that Donruss foolishly ditched its iconic logo — along with their card number and career bWAR. It’s not a perfect stat, of course, but it’s a solid indicator of how a player’s career turned out.

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1984 Donruss Rated Rookies

Total RR: 20
Hall of Famers: Zero
Best career bWAR: Tony Fernandez, 45.3
Worst career bWAR: Tommy Dunbar, -1.6
Negative career bWAR: Four
Career bWAR over 10: Eight
Career bWAR over 25: Four
Career bWAR over 50: Zero
Cumulative career bWAR: 276.4







Card No./Player/bWAR

27 Joel Skinner, 0.0
28 Tommy Dunbar, -1.6
29 Mike Stenhouse, -1.4
30 Ron Darling, 18.8
31 Dion James, 6.2
32 Tony Fernandez, 45.3
33 Angel Salazar, -0.8
34 Kevin McReynolds, 30.1
35 Dick Schofield, 18.8
36 Brad Komminsk, 2.2
37 Tim Teufel, 15.3
38 Doug Frobel, -1.1
39 Greg Gagne, 26.3
40 Mike Fuentes, 0.1
41 Joe Carter, 19.6
42 Mike C. Brown, 0.9
43 Mike Jeffcoat, 2.6
44 Sid Fernandez, 31.4
45 Brian Dayett, 0.6
46 Chris Smith, 0.1


















1985 Donruss Rated Rookies

Total RR: 20
Hall of Famers: Zero
Best career bWAR: Danny Tartabull, 23.3
Worst career bWAR: Steve Kiefer, -1.6
Negative career bWAR: Nine
Career bWAR over 10: Two
Career bWAR over 25: Zero
Career bWAR over 50: Zero
Cumulative career bWAR: 51.8







Card No./Player/bWAR

27 Danny Tartabull, 23.3
28 Mike Bielecki, 7.6
29 Steve Lyons, 1.8
30 Jeff Reed, 4.4
31 Tony Brewer, -0.5
32 John Morris, -0.6
33 Daryl Boston, 4.3
34 Alfonso Pulido, -0.1
35 Steve Kiefer, -1.6
36 Larry Sheets, 1.9
37 Scott Bradley, -1.5
38 Calvin Schiraldi, 3.6
39 Shawon Dunston, 11.5
40 Charlie Mitchell, -0.1
41 Billy Hatcher, 3.9
42 Russ Stephans, on MLB roster, but never played a game
43 Alejandro Sanchez, -1.0
44 Steve Jeltz, -0.3
45 Jim Traber, -0.9
46 Doug Loman, 0.4


















1986 Donruss Rated Rookies

Total RR: 20
Hall of Famers: Zero
Best career bWAR: Fred McGriff, 52.6
Worst career bWAR: Bob Kipper, -1.2
Negative career bWAR: Five
Career bWAR over 10: Nine
Career bWAR over 25: Four
Career bWAR over 50: One
Cumulative career bWAR: 263.8







Card No./Player/bWAR

27 Kal Daniels, 16.9
28 Fred McGriff, 52.6
29 Cory Snyder, 0.7
30 Jose Guzman, 13.4
31 Ty Gainey, minus-0.1
32 Johnny Abrego, -0.4
33 Andres Galarraga, 31.7
34 Dave Shipanoff, 0.5
35 Mark McLemore, 19.5
36 Marty Clary, 0.0
37 Paul O’Neill, 38.9
38 Danny Tartabull, 23.3
39 Jose Canseco, 42.5
40 Juan Nieves, 3.4
41 Lance McCullers, 5.3
42 Rich Surhoff, -0.2
43 Todd Worrell, 11.1
44 Bob Kipper, -1.2
45 John Habyan, 6.2
46 Mike Woodard, -0.3


















1987 Donruss Rated Rookies

Total RR: 20
Hall of Famers: One (Greg Maddux)
Best career bWAR: Greg Maddux, 104.8
Worst career bWAR: Ken Gerhart, -0.6
Negative career bWAR: Five
Career bWAR over 10: 11
Career bWAR over 25 : Eight
Career bWAR over 50: Three
Cumulative career bWAR: 457.6







Card No./Player/bWAR

28 B.J. Surhoff, 34.4
29 Randy Myers, 15.1
30 Ken Gerhart, -0.6
31 Benito Santiago, 27.3
32 Greg Swindell, 30.2
33 Mike Birkbeck, 0.7
34 Terry Steinbach, 28.0
35 Bo Jackson, 8.3
36 Greg Maddux, 104.8
37 Jim Lindeman, -0.2
38 Devon White, 47.3
39 Eric Bell, -0.1
40 Willie Fraser, 1.9
41 Jerry Browne, 11.9
42 Chris James, 5.0
43 Rafael Palmeiro, 71.9
44 Pat Dodson, -0.5
45 Duane Ward, 10.2
46 Mark McGwire, 62.2
47 Bruce Fields, -0.2


















1988 Donruss Rated Rookies

Total RR: 20
Hall of Famers: One (Roberto Alomar)
Best career bWAR: Roberto Alomar, 67.1
Worst career bWAR: Gary Thurman, -2.8
Negative career bWAR: Five
Career bWAR over 10: Six
Career bWAR over 25: Five
Career bWAR over 50: One
Cumulative career bWAR: 257.3







Card No./Player/bWAR

28 Mackey Sasser, 0.2
29 Jeff Treadway, 6.1
30 Mike Campbell, -1.6
31 Lance Johnson, 30.2
32 Nelson Liriano, 3.0
33 Shawn Abner, -1.3
34 Roberto Alomar, 67.1
35 Shawn Hillegas, 1.7
36 Joey Meyer, -0.1
37 Kevin Elster, 6.2
38 Jose Lind, 3.9
39 Kirt Manwaring, 5.2
40 Mark Grace, 46.4
41 Jody Reed, 15.9
42 John Farrell, 7.2
43 Al Leiter, 42.5
44 Gary Thurman, -2.8
45 Vicente Palacios, 0.8
46 Eddie Williams, -1.1
47 Jack McDowell, 27.8


















1989 Donruss Rated Rookies

Total RR: 20
Hall of Famers: Two (Ken Griffey, Jr., Randy Johnson)
Best career bWAR: Randy Johnson, 103.5
Worst career bWAR: Steve Searcy, -2.0
Negative career bWAR: Four
Career bWAR over 10: 10
Career bWAR over 25: Four
Career bWAR over 50: Three
Cumulative career bWAR: 399.3







Card No./Player/bWAR

28 Sandy Alomar Jr., 13.7
29 Steve Searcy, -2.0
30 Cameron Drew, -0.1
31 Gary Sheffield, 60.5
32 Erik Hanson, 22.2
33 Ken Griffey Jr., 83.8
34 Greg Harris, 13.5
35 Gregg Jefferies, 19.6
36 Luis Medina, 0.0
37 Carlos Quintana, 2.7
38 Felix Jose, 6.5
39 Cris Carpenter, -0.6
40 Ron Jones, 1.6
41 David West, 2.6
42 Randy Johnson, 103.5
43 Mike Harkey, 5.7
44 Pete Harnisch, 19.0
45 Tom Gordon, 35.0
46 Gregg Olson, 12.7
47 Alex Sanchez, -0.6


















1990 Donruss Rated Rookies

Total RR: 20
Hall of Famers: Zero
Best career bWAR: Robin Ventura, 56.1
Worst career bWAR: Scott Coolbaugh, -0.8
Negative career bWAR: Four
Career bWAR over 10: 11
Career bWAR over 25: Five
Career bWAR over 50: One
Cumulative career bWAR: 293.9







Card No./Player/bWAR

28 Robin Ventura, 56.1
29 Todd Zeile, 19.5
30 Sandy Alomar, Jr., 13.7
31 Kent Merker, 12.8
32 Ben McDonald, 20.8
33 Juan Gonzalez , 38.7
34 Eric Anthony, -0.2
35 Mike Fetters, 7.7
36 Marquis Grissom, 29.6
37 Greg Vaughn, 30.8
38 Brian DuBois, 0.8
39 Steve Avery, 12.5
40 Mark Gardner, 6.2
41 Andy Benes, 31.2
42 Delino DeShields, 24.4
43 Scott Coolbaugh, -0.8
44 Pat Combs, 1.3
45 Alex Sanchez, -0.6
46 Kelly Mann, -0.4
47 Julio Machado, 2.6


















1991 Donruss Rated Rookies (series I and II)

Total RR: 40
Hall of Famers: Zero
Best career bWAR: Chuck Knoblauch, 44.8
Worst career bWAR: Mark Lewis, -2.6
Negative career bWAR: Nine
Career bWAR over 10: Nine
Career bWAR over 25: Five
Career bWAR over 50: Zero
Cumulative career bWAR: 319.1 (200.4 Series I, 118.7 Series II)







Series I

​Card No./Player/bWAR

28 Tino Martinez, 29.0
29 Mark Lewis, -2.6
30 Bernard Gilkey, 21.6
31 Hensley Meulens, -1.7
32 Derek Bell, 13.2
33 Jose Offerman, 17.0
34 Terry Bross, 0.2
35 Leo Gomez, 9.9
36 Derrick May, 2.6
37 Kevin Morton, 0.4
38 Moises Alou, 39.9
39 Julio Valera, 1.7
40 Milt Cuyler, 5.4
41 Phil Plantier, 2.3
42 Scott Chiamparino, 1.8
43 Ray Lankford, 38.2
44 Mickey Morandini, 9.8
45 Dave Hansen, 3.8
46 Kevin Belcher, 0.2
47 Darrin Fletcher, 7.7

Series II




















​Card No./Player/bWAR

413 Paul Marak, 0.7
414 Tim McIntosh, -1.2
415 Brian Barnes, 3.2
416 Eric Gunderson, 0.8
417 Mike Gardiner, -1.4
418 Steve Carter, -0.2
419 Gerald Alexander, -0.9
420 Rich Garces, 4.8
421 Chuck Knoblauch, 44.8
422 Scott Aldred, -2.3
423 Wes Chamberlain, 1.2
424 Lance Dickson, -0.3
425 Greg Colbrunn, 7.0
426 Rich DeLucia, 2.7
427 Jeff Conine, 19.5
428 Steve Decker, -0.3
429 Turner Ward, 4.4
430 Mo Vaughn, 27.2
431 Steve Chitren, 0.4
432 Marvin Benard, 8.6


















1992 Donruss Rated Rookies (series I and II)

Total RR: 45
Hall of Famers: One (Jim Thome)
Best career bWAR: Jim Thome, 72.9
Worst career bWAR: Kim Batiste, -4.4
Negative career bWAR: 13
Career bWAR over 10: 15
Career bWAR over 25: Five
Career bWAR over 50: Two
Cumulative career bWAR: 412.0 (173.6 Series I, 238.4 Series II)







Series I

​Card No./Player/bWAR

1 Mark Wohlers, 3.8
2 Will Cordero, 6.0
3 Kyle Abbott, -1.3
4 Dave Nilsson, 10.6
5 Kenny Lofton, 68.3
6 Luis Mercedes, -1.3
7 Roger Salkeld, 0.6
8 Eddie Zosky, -0.6
9 Todd Van Poppel, -0.4
10 Frank Seminara, 0.3
11 Andy Ashby, 21.5
12 Reggie Jefferson, 4.5
13 Ryan Klesko, 27.0
14 Carlos Garcia, 1.0
15 John Ramos, -0.1
16 Eric Karros, 10.4
17 Pat Lennon, minus-0.5
18 Eddie Taubensee, 5.5
19 Roberto Hernandez, 18.5
20 D.J. Dozier, -0.2




















Series II

​Card No./Player/bWAR

397 Royce Clayton, 19.6
398 John Jaha, 12.4
399 Dan Wilson, 12.9
400 Archie Corbin, 0.5
401 Barry Manuel, 1.3
402 Kim Batiste, -4.4
403 Pat Mahomes, -0.4
404 Dave Fleming, 5.3
405 Jeff Juden, 0.2
406 Jim Thome, 72.9
407 Sam Militello, 1.2
408 Jeff Nelson, 14.7
409 Anthony Young, 1.3
410 Tino Martinez, 29.0
411 Jeff Mutis, minus-1.9
412 Rey Sanchez, 20.5
413 Chris Gardner, 0.1
414 John Vander Wal, 6.2
415 Reggie Sanders, 39.8
416 Brian Williams, -4.3
417 Mo Sanford, 0.2
418 David Weathers, 10.9
419 Hector Fajardo, -1.1
420 Steve Foster, 1.8
421 Lance Dickson, -0.3























1993 Donruss Rated Rookies (series I and II)

Total RR: 33
Hall of Famers: Two (Mike Piazza, Chipper Jones)
Best career bWAR: Chipper Jones, 85.2
Worst career bWAR: Manny Alexander and Melvin Nieves, -2.3
Negative career bWAR: 11
Career bWAR over 10: 12
Career bWAR over 25: Six
Career bWAR over 50: Two
Cumulative career bWAR: 392.1 (190.3 Series I, 201.8 Series II)







Series I

​Card No./Player/bWAR

11 Manny Alexander, -2.3
44 Eric Wedge, 0.2
61 Tim Wakefield, 34.6
77 Rich Rowland, -0-4
110 J.T. Snow, 11.0
143 Willie Greene, 3.1
176 Tim Salmon, 40.6
188 Bret Boone, 22.8
193 John Patterson, 0.0
209 Mike Piazza, 59.6
275 Sean Berry, 4.8
320 Melvin Nieves, -2.3
325 Dave Staton, 0.2
341 Jim Tatum, -1.1
374 Dan Smith, -0.1
375 Steve Reed, 17.8
380 Wayne Kirby, 1.8















Series II

​Card No./Player/bWAR

407 Pedro Astacio, 28.3
440 Tim Laker, -2.0
452 Kevin Young, 5.8
457 Damion Easley, 20.5
473 Dan Peltier, -0.8
539 Fernando Ramsey, -0.5
572 Rene Arocha, 1.4
584 Rob Maurer, -0.2
605 Greg Gohr, 0.4
638 Dmitri Young, 12.2
704 Steve Hosey, -0.6
721 Chipper Jones, 85.2
737 Nigel Wilson, -0.4
782 Javy Lopez, 29.7
787 Jeromy Burnitz, 19.8
792 David Nied, 3.0














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