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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 9154 .259 .306 .464 .272 28.1
Birth Date3-7-1960
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
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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
1983 CHN 23 23 52 51 6 9 1 1 0 12 0 21 0 0 1 1 1 0 .176 .176 .235 .154 -3.2 -0.1 -0.4
1984 CLE 24 66 257 244 32 67 6 1 13 114 11 48 1 1 0 41 2 4 .275 .307 .467 .287 12.6 0.6 1.4
1985 CLE 25 143 523 489 64 128 27 0 15 200 25 74 2 4 3 59 24 6 .262 .298 .409 .259 15.8 4.3 2.1
1986 CLE 26 162 709 663 108 200 36 9 29 341 32 95 5 8 1 121 29 7 .302 .335 .514 .301 44.0 6.3 5.3
1987 CLE 27 149 629 588 83 155 27 2 32 282 27 105 9 4 1 106 31 6 .264 .304 .480 .266 17.0 -4.6 1.2
1988 CLE 28 157 670 621 85 168 36 6 27 297 35 82 7 6 1 98 27 5 .271 .314 .478 .293 43.0 -1.0 4.6
1989 CLE 29 162 705 651 84 158 32 4 35 303 39 112 8 5 2 105 13 5 .243 .292 .465 .280 30.3 -3.7 2.9
1990 SDN 30 162 697 634 79 147 27 1 24 248 48 93 7 8 0 115 22 6 .232 .290 .391 .255 19.6 -2.3 1.9
1991 TOR 31 162 706 638 89 174 42 3 33 321 49 112 10 9 0 108 20 9 .273 .330 .503 .296 39.0 -5.9 3.5
1992 TOR 32 158 683 622 97 164 30 7 34 310 36 109 11 13 1 119 12 5 .264 .309 .498 .289 25.9 0.9 2.9
1993 TOR 33 155 669 603 92 153 33 5 33 295 47 113 9 10 0 121 8 3 .254 .312 .489 .269 17.4 -0.9 1.7
1994 TOR 34 111 483 435 70 118 25 2 27 228 33 64 2 13 0 103 11 0 .271 .317 .524 .288 21.0 -6.2 1.4
1995 TOR 35 139 603 558 70 141 23 0 25 239 37 87 3 5 0 76 12 1 .253 .300 .428 .252 9.7 0.5 1.0
1996 TOR 36 157 682 625 84 158 35 7 30 297 44 106 7 6 0 107 7 6 .253 .306 .475 .263 11.4 -20.3 -0.8
1997 TOR 37 157 668 612 76 143 30 4 21 244 40 105 7 9 0 102 8 2 .234 .284 .399 .242 -5.8 -3.7 -0.9
1998 BAL 38 85 303 283 36 70 15 1 11 120 18 48 2 0 0 34 3 1 .247 .297 .424 .242 -5.1 3.3 -0.2
1998 SFN 38 41 115 105 15 31 7 0 7 59 6 13 0 4 0 29 1 0 .295 .322 .562 .287 6.1 -1.1 0.5
Career2189915484221170218443253396391052713879010510144523166.259.306.464.272298.8-34.028.1

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
1981 MID AA 67 261 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MID AA 110 467 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 CHN MLB 23 52 .154 .259 .315 .366 .252 .300 107 -5.5 1.4 -0.2 -0.1 1.0 -3.2 -0.4 -3.2 -0.4
1983 IOW AAA 124 546 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 CLE MLB 66 257 .287 .268 .328 .406 .270 .293 100 7 6.9 -1.4 0.6 1.5 12.6 1.4 12.6 1.4
1984 IOW AAA 61 273 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 CLE MLB 143 523 .259 .258 .321 .403 .265 .280 99 -0.6 14.3 -4 4.3 4.3 15.8 2.1 15.8 2.1
1986 CLE MLB 162 709 .301 .263 .326 .410 .266 .313 103 30 19.6 -8.5 6.3 2.9 44.0 5.3 44.0 5.3
1987 CLE MLB 149 629 .266 .264 .327 .422 .262 .270 101 4.2 18.5 -8.4 -4.6 2.6 17.0 1.2 17.0 1.2
1988 CLE MLB 157 670 .293 .259 .322 .392 .267 .272 97 21 17.5 1.6 -1.0 1.5 43.0 4.6 43.0 4.6
1989 CLE MLB 162 705 .280 .260 .322 .384 .264 .242 97 13.5 18.4 -1.4 -3.7 -1.7 30.3 2.9 30.3 2.9
1990 SDN MLB 162 697 .255 .255 .317 .381 .258 .234 100 -3.5 18.7 -0.9 -2.3 3.1 19.6 1.9 19.6 1.9
1991 TOR MLB 162 706 .296 .261 .325 .396 .264 .281 101 25.2 19.1 -6.6 -5.9 -0.5 39.0 3.5 39.0 3.5
1992 TOR MLB 158 683 .289 .259 .326 .387 .265 .264 101 19 17.7 -7.3 0.9 -1.7 25.9 2.9 25.9 2.9
1993 TOR MLB 155 669 .269 .269 .335 .412 .265 .257 103 6.5 19.2 -6.3 -0.9 0.9 17.4 1.7 17.4 1.7
1994 TOR MLB 111 483 .288 .276 .341 .438 .267 .255 99 15.3 14.7 -5.5 -6.2 -1.6 21.0 1.4 21.0 1.4
1995 TOR MLB 139 603 .252 .272 .342 .428 .266 .257 98 -5.3 18.1 -4.1 0.5 0.7 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0
1996 TOR MLB 157 682 .263 .277 .347 .445 .269 .259 98 2.1 21.1 -7.6 -20.3 -3.3 11.4 -0.8 11.4 -0.8
1997 TOR MLB 157 668 .242 .268 .336 .425 .263 .246 95 -13.4 18.4 -10.3 -3.7 1.6 -5.8 -0.9 -5.8 -0.9
1998 BAL MLB 85 303 .242 .268 .337 .426 .267 .263 94 -6.2 8.2 -4.1 3.3 -0.4 -5.1 -0.2 -5.1 -0.2
1998 SFN MLB 41 115 .287 .257 .326 .405 .255 .270 98 3.4 3.0 -1.5 -1.1 0.1 6.1 0.5 6.1 0.5

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
1981 MID AA 261 42 67 15 3 5 35 8 30 12 2 .269 .296 .414 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MID AA 467 84 136 22 8 25 98 26 51 15 4 .319 .361 .583 .265 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 CHN MLB 52 6 9 1 1 0 1 0 21 1 0 .176 .176 .235 .059 .154 -3.2 -0.1 -0.4
1983 IOW AAA 546 82 160 27 6 22 83 17 103 40 12 .307 .325 .508 .201 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 CLE MLB 257 32 67 6 1 13 41 11 48 2 4 .275 .307 .467 .193 .287 12.6 0.6 1.4
1984 IOW AAA 273 45 77 12 7 14 67 20 31 11 6 .310 .369 .585 .274 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 CLE MLB 523 64 128 27 0 15 59 25 74 24 6 .262 .298 .409 .147 .259 15.8 4.3 2.1
1986 CLE MLB 709 108 200 36 9 29 121 32 95 29 7 .302 .335 .514 .213 .301 44.0 6.3 5.3
1987 CLE MLB 629 83 155 27 2 32 106 27 105 31 6 .264 .304 .480 .216 .266 17.0 -4.6 1.2
1988 CLE MLB 670 85 168 36 6 27 98 35 82 27 5 .271 .314 .478 .208 .293 43.0 -1.0 4.6
1989 CLE MLB 705 84 158 32 4 35 105 39 112 13 5 .243 .292 .465 .223 .280 30.3 -3.7 2.9
1990 SDN MLB 697 79 147 27 1 24 115 48 93 22 6 .232 .290 .391 .159 .255 19.6 -2.3 1.9
1991 TOR MLB 706 89 174 42 3 33 108 49 112 20 9 .273 .330 .503 .230 .296 39.0 -5.9 3.5
1992 TOR MLB 683 97 164 30 7 34 119 36 109 12 5 .264 .309 .498 .235 .289 25.9 0.9 2.9
1993 TOR MLB 669 92 153 33 5 33 121 47 113 8 3 .254 .312 .489 .235 .269 17.4 -0.9 1.7
1994 TOR MLB 483 70 118 25 2 27 103 33 64 11 0 .271 .317 .524 .253 .288 21.0 -6.2 1.4
1995 TOR MLB 603 70 141 23 0 25 76 37 87 12 1 .253 .300 .428 .176 .252 9.7 0.5 1.0
1996 TOR MLB 682 84 158 35 7 30 107 44 106 7 6 .253 .306 .475 .222 .263 11.4 -20.3 -0.8
1997 TOR MLB 668 76 143 30 4 21 102 40 105 8 2 .234 .284 .399 .165 .242 -5.8 -3.7 -0.9
1998 SFN MLB 115 15 31 7 0 7 29 6 13 1 0 .295 .322 .562 .267 .287 6.1 -1.1 0.5
1998 BAL MLB 303 36 70 15 1 11 34 18 48 3 1 .247 .297 .424 .177 .242 -5.1 3.3 -0.2

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1984-06-30 1984-07-17 15-DL 17 15 Left Knee Contusion Running Into Structure - -

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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: How to Change Things When Change is HardZachary Levine2014-09-17
The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our ChildhoodsBaseball Prospectus2014-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Search for Yuni's SuccessorSam Miller2014-02-14
The BP Wayback Machine: The Nose KnowsSteven Goldman2014-01-03
The Lineup Card: Eight World Series Teams that Faded Quickly Baseball Prospectus2013-08-01
The Lineup Card: 8 Favorite One-Tool PlayersBaseball Prospectus2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: What it Would Mean for the Marlins if Placido Polanco Bats FourthBen Lindbergh2013-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Second Half of Ryan Braun's HOF CareerR.J. Anderson2013-01-14
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Jeff BagwellLarry Granillo2013-01-08
The Lineup Card: 10 Players Whose Careers Were Defined by Big Postseason MomentsBaseball Prospectus2011-10-05
BP Unfiltered: The Hallworthy Alomar and BlylevenJay Jaffe2011-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Calling CooperstownJohn Perrotto2011-07-22
The BP Broadside: The Most Disappointing Prospects of All Time, Part 4Steven Goldman2011-06-07
Baseball ProGUESTus: Scrutinizing SabeanGrant Brisbee2011-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Jay Another DayTommy Bennett2011-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Waiting for ReliefChristina Kahrl2011-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: 11 Random Wishes for 2011Ken Funck2011-02-01
The BP Broadside: Shirley a New BeginningSteven Goldman2011-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Contending and RebuildingJohn Perrotto2011-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Alomar's Second ChanceJay Jaffe2010-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat GillickJay Jaffe2010-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part IIDavid Laurila2010-11-03
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World SeriesSteven Goldman2010-05-15
Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84Ken Funck2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: North of the BorderChristina Kahrl2010-04-16
Prospectus Hit and Run: Alomar, the Crime Dog, the Big Cat and Big MacJay Jaffe2009-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Back from the FutureJoe Sheehan2009-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Nose KnowsSteven Goldman2009-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The ChampionsJoe Sheehan2008-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Old SchoolJohn Perrotto2008-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Staying the CourseJohn Perrotto2008-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Toronto in the InterimJoe Sheehan2008-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Horton Hears an All-StarSteven Goldman2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Schilling in HistoryJoe Sheehan2008-06-21
Doctoring The Numbers: Marlins, White Sox, and RaysRany Jazayerli2008-01-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Wrigleyville AgoniesSteven Goldman2007-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Similarities Great and SmallJoe Sheehan2007-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Interview With a PhysicistDan Fox2007-08-02
Prospectus Toolbox: A Secret AffairDerek Jacques2007-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Midseason AcquisitionsBryan Smith2007-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Stretching It OutDan Fox2007-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Toronto Blue Jays Can Win the World SeriesWilliam Burke2007-03-11
Hope and Faith: How the Florida Marlins Can Win the World SeriesChristina Kahrl2007-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: New Year's WishesDan Fox2007-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: Fully BackloadedMaury Brown2006-12-19
Remembering Buck O'Neil: A Full LifeAlex Belth2006-10-11
Battle of Champions: Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chicago White Sox, Game 2Dave Haller2006-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessCrooked Numbers: What Were They Thinking?James Click2005-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Feels Like the First TimeJim Baker2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The DraftRany Jazayerli2005-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessRoberto Alomar Calls It Quits: Within Spitting Distance of the Hall of FameJay Jaffe2005-03-21
Rogue's Gallery: The Most Efficient Base-Stealing Teams EverJim Baker2004-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: The Branch Rickey EditionSteven Goldman2004-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part II: The Universe of BattleSteven Goldman2004-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTrading a Superstar: It's Not as Rare as You Might ThinkMark Armour2004-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Rickey ReduxDerek Zumsteg2004-01-15
The Class of 2004: Analyzing the HittersJay Jaffe2004-01-06
2004 Internet Hall of Fame: The Results Are InNeal Traven2004-01-05
2004 Internet Hall of Fame: You Make the CallNeal Traven2003-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessAim For The Head: SupercyclesKeith Woolner2003-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part ISteven Goldman2003-07-18
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The Great Slide Backwards: Which Teams Will Lose 20 More Games this Season?Mark Armour2003-04-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)In terms of perfection, isn't there a saying, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones? Who's your favorite past and current ML'er?
(Gary from Also a pyschologist)
I'm taking it as a personal mission to get Chase Utley an MVP award at some point. I grew up thinking that Joe Carter was the greatest human being ever. Yay Cleveland! (Russell A. Carleton)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Joe Sheehan recently picked Jeff Francoeur as his top breakout candidate for 2008...what do you think?
(uptick from St. Louis, MO)
Joe and I have been arguing about baseball for 15 years now, and for all the stereotypes that exist about sabermetric "groupthink", we rarely see eye-to-eye on a lot of topics. (Don't get Joe started on my theories for winning at altitude, for instance.)

But when it comes to Frenchy, I agree. A year ago Francoeur looked like the new Joe Carter, with the 100+ RBIs and the sub-.300 OBP. But he made a lot of progress last year, and he's just 24, the same age Carter was as a rookie. Francoeur's .338 OBP last year is nothing to write home about, but do you know how many times Carter had an OBP that high? Try zero. None. Nil. Nada. (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-22 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rice more deserving than Joe Carter? Substantially if yes?
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
Yes, he is. I was very proud of the voters when they dismissed Carter's candidacy early on in the process. They didn't fall for the RBI illusion. Rice's career EqA is 21 points higher than Carter's. (Jim Baker)


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