MLB Debut Totals for the Past 15 Years

According to SABR member David Vincent, as of June 20, 2007 baseball has had 103 new players make their first appearance in the major leagues. Here is a list for the last 15 years with the number of yearly debuts.

1991: 192
1992: 162
1993: 203 (expansion)
1994: 114 (strike-shortened)
1995: 247
1996: 194
1997: 180
1998: 208 (expansion)
1999: 210
2000: 204
2001: 199
2002: 204
2003: 182
2004: 208
2005: 206
2006: 221

David Vincent

According to SABR member David Vincent, as of June 20, 2007 baseball has had 103 new players make their first appearance in the major leagues. Here is a list for the last 15 years with the number of yearly debuts.

1991: 192
1992: 162
1993: 203 (expansion)
1994: 114 (strike-shortened)
1995: 247
1996: 194
1997: 180
1998: 208 (expansion)
1999: 210
2000: 204
2001: 199
2002: 204
2003: 182
2004: 208
2005: 206
2006: 221

David Vincent



Originally published: June 21, 2007. Last Updated: June 21, 2007.

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