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Lenny Harris PHReds

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 4289 .269 .318 .349 .237 3.3
Birth Date10-28-1964
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1988 CIN 23 16 51 43 7 16 1 0 0 17 5 4 0 2 1 8 4 1 .372 .420 .395 .309 2.6 0.5 0.3
1989 CIN 24 61 199 188 17 42 4 0 2 52 9 20 1 0 1 11 10 6 .223 .263 .277 .194 -5.2 0.2 -0.6
1989 LAN 24 54 159 147 19 37 6 1 1 48 11 13 1 0 0 15 4 3 .252 .308 .327 .225 -1.3 -1.2 -0.3
1990 LAN 25 137 465 431 61 131 16 4 2 161 29 31 1 1 3 29 15 10 .304 .348 .374 .279 28.3 -2.0 2.8
1991 LAN 26 145 485 429 59 123 16 1 3 150 37 32 5 2 12 38 12 3 .287 .349 .350 .253 10.1 -0.9 1.0
1992 LAN 27 135 380 347 28 94 11 0 0 105 24 24 1 2 6 30 19 7 .271 .318 .303 .233 2.5 2.0 0.5
1993 LAN 28 107 176 160 20 38 6 1 2 52 15 15 0 0 1 11 3 1 .237 .303 .325 .226 -0.4 1.2 0.1
1994 CIN 29 66 106 100 13 31 3 1 0 36 5 13 0 1 0 14 7 2 .310 .340 .360 .264 4.5 1.5 0.6
1995 CIN 30 101 215 197 32 41 8 3 2 61 14 20 0 1 3 16 10 1 .208 .259 .310 .194 -7.1 3.8 -0.3
1996 CIN 31 125 333 302 33 86 17 2 5 122 21 31 1 3 6 32 14 6 .285 .330 .404 .253 8.0 1.0 0.9
1997 CIN 32 120 263 238 32 65 13 1 3 89 18 18 2 2 3 28 4 3 .273 .327 .374 .235 2.4 -0.8 0.2
1998 CIN 33 57 133 122 12 36 8 0 0 44 8 9 1 2 0 10 1 3 .295 .338 .361 .223 -2.7 0.3 -0.2
1998 NYN 33 75 184 168 18 39 7 0 6 64 9 12 1 2 4 17 5 2 .232 .272 .381 .229 -3.8 3.7 -0.0
1999 ARI 34 19 30 29 2 11 1 0 1 15 0 1 0 1 0 7 1 0 .379 .367 .517 .284 1.3 -0.1 0.1
1999 COL 34 91 164 158 15 47 12 0 0 59 6 6 0 0 0 13 1 1 .297 .323 .373 .214 -6.5 0.5 -0.6
2000 ARI 35 36 91 85 9 16 1 1 1 22 3 5 0 3 0 13 5 0 .188 .209 .259 .157 -9.1 -1.4 -1.0
2000 NYN 35 76 157 138 22 42 6 3 3 63 17 17 0 0 2 13 8 1 .304 .381 .457 .287 9.2 0.7 0.9
2001 NYN 36 110 143 135 12 30 5 1 0 37 8 9 0 0 0 9 3 2 .222 .266 .274 .185 -7.8 -0.4 -0.8
2002 MIL 37 122 215 197 23 60 8 2 3 81 14 17 2 1 1 17 4 1 .305 .355 .411 .273 6.8 0.5 0.7
2003 CHN 38 75 146 131 11 24 3 0 1 30 13 20 0 1 1 7 1 0 .183 .255 .229 .184 -9.0 -1.5 -1.0
2003 FLO 38 13 17 14 3 4 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .412 .286 .236 0.5 0.1 0.1
2004 FLO 39 79 99 95 7 20 5 0 1 28 3 8 0 1 0 17 0 0 .211 .232 .295 .195 -4.1 0.1 -0.4
2005 FLO 40 83 78 70 5 22 4 0 1 29 7 11 1 0 0 13 0 1 .314 .385 .414 .280 3.6 -0.0 0.4
Career19034289392446010551612137136927933717254436913154.269.318.349.23722.97.83.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1983 BIL Rk 56 243 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 CDR A 132 521 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TAM A+ 132 549 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 VER AA 119 492 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NAS AAA 120 439 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CIN MLB 16 51 .309 .255 .305 .373 .255 .390 104 2.4 1.3 0.1 0.5 -0.4 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
1988 GLF AA 17 75 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NAS AAA 107 446 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CIN MLB 61 199 .194 .247 .305 .361 .252 .241 104 -12.6 5.2 0.4 0.2 1.0 -5.2 -0.6 -5.2 -0.6
1989 LAN MLB 54 159 .225 .239 .304 .359 .251 .271 95 -5.4 4.2 -0.4 -1.2 0.3 -1.3 -0.3 -1.3 -0.3
1989 NAS AAA 8 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LAN MLB 137 465 .279 .257 .319 .380 .258 .323 97 8.6 12.5 0.9 -2.0 1.5 28.3 2.8 28.3 2.8
1991 LAN MLB 145 485 .253 .250 .315 .372 .255 .303 98 -3.2 13.1 1.9 -0.9 -1.3 10.1 1.0 10.1 1.0
1992 LAN MLB 135 380 .233 .248 .309 .365 .252 .289 98 -9.9 9.9 -0.2 2.0 1.7 2.5 0.5 2.5 0.5
1993 LAN MLB 107 176 .226 .256 .320 .386 .253 .252 99 -6.4 5.0 0 1.2 0.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.4 0.1
1994 CIN MLB 66 106 .264 .262 .327 .402 .252 .352 102 0.5 3.2 0 1.5 0.6 4.5 0.6 4.5 0.6
1995 CIN MLB 101 215 .194 .267 .332 .411 .256 .222 104 -15.8 6.4 -1.2 3.8 3.6 -7.1 -0.3 -7.1 -0.3
1996 CIN MLB 125 333 .253 .264 .330 .407 .253 .301 101 -2.8 10.3 -1.8 1.0 2.0 8.0 0.9 8.0 0.9
1997 CIN MLB 120 263 .235 .258 .325 .403 .255 .283 102 -7.1 7.0 -1.3 -0.8 2.6 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
1998 CIN MLB 57 133 .223 .260 .330 .409 .255 .313 102 -5.4 3.5 -1 0.3 -0.8 -3.0 -0.3 -2.7 -0.2
1998 NYN MLB 75 184 .229 .258 .325 .406 .255 .217 94 -6.2 4.8 -1.4 3.7 -0.3 -3.8 -0.0 -3.8 -0.0
1999 ARI MLB 19 30 .284 .276 .354 .428 .256 .357 102 0.8 0.8 0 -0.1 -0.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
1999 COL MLB 91 164 .214 .262 .328 .420 .254 .309 123 -8.9 4.5 -0.6 0.5 -1.9 -6.5 -0.6 -6.5 -0.6
2000 ARI MLB 36 91 .157 .268 .343 .435 .265 .183 94 -11.1 2.5 0.2 -1.4 0.5 -9.1 -1.0 -9.1 -1.0
2000 NYN MLB 76 157 .287 .264 .340 .426 .260 .331 93 5 4.3 -0.6 0.7 1.9 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
2001 NYN MLB 110 143 .185 .255 .324 .409 .254 .238 94 -11.8 3.9 -0.6 -0.4 0.5 -7.8 -0.8 -7.8 -0.8
2002 MIL MLB 122 215 .273 .256 .322 .403 .253 .320 98 3.1 5.5 -0.9 0.5 -1.1 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2003 CHN MLB 75 146 .184 .262 .323 .420 .256 .207 103 -12.1 3.9 0.4 -1.5 0.9 -9.0 -1.0 -9.0 -1.0
2003 FLO MLB 13 17 .236 .255 .314 .411 .250 .308 96 -0.5 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2003 ABQ AAA 8 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .190 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB 79 99 .195 .269 .333 .423 .262 .218 91 -7.1 2.9 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2005 FLO MLB 83 78 .280 .259 .324 .402 .258 .362 93 1.7 2.3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1983 BIL Rk 243 37 63 8 1 1 26 13 35 7 1 .281 .318 .339 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 CDR A 521 52 115 15 3 6 53 42 59 31 10 .246 .311 .329 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TAM A+ 549 66 129 11 8 3 51 37 57 15 8 .259 .308 .331 .072 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 VER AA 492 68 114 17 2 10 52 29 38 36 10 .253 .307 .367 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NAS AAA 439 45 100 12 3 2 31 27 43 30 12 .248 .302 .308 .060 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NAS AAA 446 46 117 20 2 0 35 22 36 45 22 .277 .312 .334 .057 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 GLF AA 75 9 22 5 1 1 7 9 6 6 2 .338 .413 .492 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CIN MLB 51 7 16 1 0 0 8 5 4 4 1 .372 .420 .395 .023 .309 2.6 0.5 0.3
1989 CIN MLB 199 17 42 4 0 2 11 9 20 10 6 .223 .263 .277 .053 .194 -5.2 0.2 -0.6
1989 LAN MLB 159 19 37 6 1 1 15 11 13 4 3 .252 .308 .327 .075 .225 -1.3 -1.2 -0.3
1989 NAS AAA 34 6 9 2 0 3 6 0 5 0 2 .265 .265 .588 .324 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LAN MLB 465 61 131 16 4 2 29 29 31 15 10 .304 .348 .374 .070 .279 28.3 -2.0 2.8
1991 LAN MLB 485 59 123 16 1 3 38 37 32 12 3 .287 .349 .350 .063 .253 10.1 -0.9 1.0
1992 LAN MLB 380 28 94 11 0 0 30 24 24 19 7 .271 .318 .303 .032 .233 2.5 2.0 0.5
1993 LAN MLB 176 20 38 6 1 2 11 15 15 3 1 .237 .303 .325 .087 .226 -0.4 1.2 0.1
1994 CIN MLB 106 13 31 3 1 0 14 5 13 7 2 .310 .340 .360 .050 .264 4.5 1.5 0.6
1995 CIN MLB 215 32 41 8 3 2 16 14 20 10 1 .208 .259 .310 .102 .194 -7.1 3.8 -0.3
1996 CIN MLB 333 33 86 17 2 5 32 21 31 14 6 .285 .330 .404 .119 .253 8.0 1.0 0.9
1997 CIN MLB 263 32 65 13 1 3 28 18 18 4 3 .273 .327 .374 .101 .235 2.4 -0.8 0.2
1998 CIN MLB 133 12 36 8 0 0 10 8 9 1 3 .295 .338 .361 .066 .223 -2.7 0.3 -0.2
1998 NYN MLB 184 18 39 7 0 6 17 9 12 5 2 .232 .272 .381 .149 .229 -3.8 3.7 -0.0
1999 ARI MLB 30 2 11 1 0 1 7 0 1 1 0 .379 .367 .517 .138 .284 1.3 -0.1 0.1
1999 COL MLB 164 15 47 12 0 0 13 6 6 1 1 .297 .323 .373 .076 .214 -6.5 0.5 -0.6
2000 ARI MLB 91 9 16 1 1 1 13 3 5 5 0 .188 .209 .259 .071 .157 -9.1 -1.4 -1.0
2000 NYN MLB 157 22 42 6 3 3 13 17 17 8 1 .304 .381 .457 .152 .287 9.2 0.7 0.9
2001 NYN MLB 143 12 30 5 1 0 9 8 9 3 2 .222 .266 .274 .052 .185 -7.8 -0.4 -0.8
2002 MIL MLB 215 23 60 8 2 3 17 14 17 4 1 .305 .355 .411 .107 .273 6.8 0.5 0.7
2003 ABQ AAA 28 3 4 1 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 .167 .286 .208 .042 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHN MLB 146 11 24 3 0 1 7 13 20 1 0 .183 .255 .229 .046 .184 -9.0 -1.5 -1.0
2003 FLO MLB 17 3 4 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 .286 .412 .286 .000 .236 0.5 0.1 0.1
2004 FLO MLB 99 7 20 5 0 1 17 3 8 0 0 .211 .232 .295 .084 .195 -4.1 0.1 -0.4
2005 FLO MLB 78 5 22 4 0 1 13 7 11 0 1 .314 .385 .414 .100 .280 3.6 -0.0 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 FLO $425,000
2004 FLO $400,000
2003 CHN $800,000
2002 MIL $1,100,000
2001 NYN $1,100,000
2000 ARI $1,100,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,925,000
6 yrTotal$4,925,000

 

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: What is a Good Hitting Coach Worth?Russell A. Carleton2013-05-06
BP Unfiltered: How Unusual Was Bobby Valentine's Decision to Pinch-Hit for Jose Iglesias?Ben Lindbergh2012-09-23
The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?Bradley Ankrom2012-07-26
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Middle InfieldersJay Jaffe2011-12-19
Overthinking It: Stairs CasesBen Lindbergh2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, January 28-February 3Christina Kahrl2011-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
On the Beat: One Man's BallotJohn Perrotto2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: The Right FieldersJay Jaffe2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Dusty Baker and the Johnny Oates AffairSteven Goldman2010-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Brewing Up a Reunion and a New RoyalChristina Kahrl2010-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Whiffing the Pitcher, Part TwoEric Seidman2009-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: The Banny Man and the Manny BanJay Jaffe2009-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Deadline Day AftersJohn Perrotto2008-08-03
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Abreu Deal...and the Interesting OneJoe Sheehan2006-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2006-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 12-19Christina Kahrl2006-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 7-13Christina Kahrl2005-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 2-6Christina Kahrl2005-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
Prospectus Notebook: Orioles, Marlins, Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2005-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 14-20Christina Kahrl2005-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Baseball Prospectus Infinity Edition #5Steven Goldman2005-09-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 23-30Christina Kahrl2005-06-30
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Factoring in DefenseJeff Erickson2005-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesDerek Jacques2005-03-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 23-30, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-12-03
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Baseball Prospectus Basics: OPSChristina Kahrl2004-03-05
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Nationals have many, many problems, but one seems to be Lenny Harris, whose biggest accomplishment as hitting coach seems to be convincing Wily Mo Pena that a low average without power is preferable to a low average with power. Obviously, there are calls for Lenny to be kicked to the curb, like, now. What's your take on how influential/positive/negative a force a hitting coach can be?
(Shaved Youppi Lincoln Freak from DC)
I will always take questions from "Shaved Youppi Lincoln Freak." I LOVE that. Please come out the next time I'm in DC doing a signing at Politics & Prose - the first coffee is on me. The impact of hitting coaches varies by club and situation, but clearly they can be quite influential, as a generation of Royals and White Sox doing helicopter swings will attest (have those completely vanished from the game now?). We also see Mickey Hatcher with the Angels, who was a low OBP contact hitter who seems to train a lot of low-OBP contact hitters. Just yesterday, Matt Stairs was criticizing the departing hitting coach of the Jays. I don't think the coach can ever shoulder the full blame for a team's problems, but he hasn't helped and a change might be beneficial. (Steven Goldman)


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