Roberto Alomar

Alomar ranks 11th in WAR among second baseman all-time. Like a lot of second basemen, Alomar pooped out at about age 34. Only 58 times in baseball history has a second baseman played at least 130 games at his position in a season where he was older than 34. The vast majority of those seasons were mediocre or terrible offensively. Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins, Lou Whitaker, Joe Morgan, Jeff Kent, Charlie Gehringer, and Tom Daly are the only second basemen who have had excellent seasons with the bat in their late 30s. Alomar had a .698 OPS after the age of 34, which is pretty typical for a middle infielder.

He was a much better batter from the left side than the right. In Baltimore with Cal Ripken Jr. and in Cleveland with Omar Vizquel, Alomar formed two of the best double play combinations in baseball history, albeit briefly. His best seasons came in Toronto, but he probably should have won the MVP in 1999 while with the Orioles. That season, the top five finishers in MVP voting in the AL were Latino stars: Pudge Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, Alomar, Manny Ramirez, and Rafael Palmeiro.