Originally Posted by AngelEyes
Bagwell was a better hitter, Rose was a better baserunner (maybe) and fielder. Rose was a great hitter but he was also an accumulator. Bagwell hit for power and average and had an awesome career on base percentage, the problem for him is that people suspect that he used steroids.
This is by far not the only thing that makes someone a better base runner but bagwell stole 202 bases and was thrown out 78 times. Rose stole 198 and was thrown out 154 times. Bagwell was the better player. It's not close