8. Cliff Floyd (16.9)
Cliff Floyd is a six-foot-five, 220 lb. lefty-batting, righty-throwing left fielder from Chicago, IL. Born on December 5th, 1972, Floyd was a first round choice of the Montreal Expos in the 1991 MLB Amateur Entry Draft, with the 14th pick off the board.
Floyd worked his way up through Montreal’s system quickly, making his major league debut with the major league team proper in 1993. He played parts of four seasons with the Expos, hitting .245/.314/.385 in 256 games, with 12 home runs and 77 RBI.
Just before the 1997 regular season got underway, the Expos traded Floyd to the Marlins for Dustin Hermanson and Joe Orsulak. In 61 games with Florida, Floyd hit .234/.354/.445 with six home runs and 19 RBI.
In a career-high 153 games in 1998, Floyd hit .282/.337/.481 with 22 homers and 27 stolen bases, becoming the first member of the Marlins 20-20 club. Floyd also led a bad 54-108 Florida team reeling from their first World Series fire sale with 85 runs, 45 doubles and 90 RBI.
In 1999, Floyd was limited by injury to 69 contests, and hit .303/.379/.518 with 11 homers and 49 RBI. Unfortunately, his short-playing time somewhat negated his career-best 132 OPS+.
So Floyd did it again in 2000, repeating the 132 OPS+ in 121 games. He hit .300/.378/.529 with 22 homers and 91 RBI, along with 24 stolen bases in 27 attempts.
In 2001, Floyd had his best major league season, making the all-star team for the only time in his career. Defensively, he was 12 DRS above the average left fielder, while on the other side of the ball he hit career-bests with 31 homers and 103 RBI. He stole another 18 bases while getting caught only three times, while slashing .317/.390/.579 over 149 games for a 150 OPS+.
Through his first 84 games of 2002, Floyd hit .287/.414/.5137 with 18 round-trippers and 57 RBI. A few weeks before the trade deadline, the Marlins sent him with Wilton Guerrero and Claudio Vargas to the Expos for Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai, Carl Pavano, Justin Wayne, and Don Levinski.
Floyd appeared in 15 games for the Expos before getting flipped to the Boston Red Sox to finish the season. He later played for the New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the San Diego Padres.