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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 4631 .294 .358 .380 .271 23.7
Birth Date10-27-1963
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
BatsB
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
1986 SDN 22 101 258 241 34 61 5 2 1 73 14 29 0 1 2 12 14 12 .253 .293 .303 .227 -4.9 -0.2 -0.5
1988 SDN 24 5 10 9 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .400 .333 .272 0.1 -0.1 0.0
1989 SDN 25 117 387 329 81 99 15 8 3 139 49 45 1 2 6 25 21 11 .301 .391 .422 .310 35.9 0.5 4.0
1990 SDN 26 149 629 556 104 172 36 3 9 241 55 65 6 4 8 44 46 12 .309 .375 .433 .306 52.6 6.9 6.4
1991 SDN 27 117 472 424 66 119 13 3 3 147 37 71 4 3 4 32 26 11 .281 .342 .347 .264 15.0 7.5 2.4
1992 CIN 28 147 601 532 92 172 34 6 4 230 62 54 2 4 1 45 44 16 .323 .393 .432 .300 43.3 3.9 5.2
1993 CIN 29 83 336 292 46 70 13 0 1 86 38 46 3 3 0 18 26 6 .240 .330 .295 .238 5.4 3.4 0.9
1994 SDN 30 105 449 403 52 129 15 5 2 160 39 57 3 2 2 31 21 7 .320 .383 .397 .271 21.2 -6.4 1.4
1995 SDN 31 73 316 296 40 90 14 0 2 110 17 36 2 0 1 25 20 2 .304 .346 .372 .253 9.5 9.9 1.9
1996 KCA 32 90 372 339 39 96 21 2 0 121 25 38 2 6 0 52 12 9 .283 .331 .357 .246 1.6 5.2 0.6
1997 CLE 33 23 96 85 19 23 3 0 3 35 7 14 2 2 0 8 3 0 .271 .333 .412 .264 2.7 -1.3 0.1
1997 KCA 33 97 372 346 44 107 17 2 1 131 21 53 1 3 1 36 15 3 .309 .348 .379 .258 6.4 1.4 0.8
1998 DET 34 34 132 113 17 28 6 0 0 34 16 14 2 0 1 9 6 1 .248 .351 .301 .224 -1.6 -0.2 -0.2
1998 OAK 34 61 201 182 28 51 11 0 1 65 15 24 2 1 1 15 10 3 .280 .340 .357 .253 8.7 -1.4 0.7
Career12024631414766312202033130157539654830312735226495.294.358.380.271195.929.023.7

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
1982 GRW A 33 127 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 GRW A 122 525 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 PRW A+ 134 552 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NSH AA 105 442 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SDN MLB 101 258 .227 .257 .321 .383 .258 .283 101 -8.6 7.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.4 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
1987 LVG AAA 98 406 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SDN MLB 5 10 .272 .266 .322 .377 .261 .429 97 0.1 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1988 LVG AAA 100 383 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .384 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SDN MLB 117 387 .310 .246 .307 .363 .253 .339 99 18.7 10.1 0 0.5 7.7 35.9 4.0 35.9 4.0
1990 SDN MLB 149 629 .306 .256 .317 .380 .258 .335 100 28.5 16.9 -0.5 6.9 4.5 52.6 6.4 52.6 6.4
1991 SDN MLB 117 472 .264 .252 .317 .371 .256 .329 102 1.8 12.8 -0.5 7.5 1.5 15.0 2.4 15.0 2.4
1992 CIN MLB 147 601 .300 .255 .314 .373 .256 .351 104 23.1 15.6 -1.2 3.9 7.7 43.3 5.2 43.3 5.2
1993 CIN MLB 83 336 .238 .263 .326 .396 .258 .278 100 -8 9.6 -0.5 3.4 5.0 5.4 0.9 5.4 0.9
1994 SDN MLB 105 449 .271 .269 .328 .413 .253 .367 97 5.6 13.6 -0.8 -6.4 1.8 21.2 1.4 21.2 1.4
1995 SDN MLB 73 316 .253 .268 .329 .412 .257 .341 99 -2.5 9.5 -0.8 9.9 3.8 9.5 1.9 9.5 1.9
1995 RCU A+ 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LVG AAA 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA MLB 90 372 .246 .276 .348 .437 .268 .313 98 -5.9 11.5 -1.9 5.2 -0.7 1.6 0.6 1.6 0.6
1997 CLE MLB 23 96 .264 .283 .341 .449 .274 .286 95 0.4 2.6 -0.4 -1.3 1.8 2.7 0.1 2.7 0.1
1997 KCA MLB 97 372 .258 .271 .337 .431 .265 .359 98 -0.9 10.3 -2 1.4 3.3 6.4 0.8 6.4 0.8
1998 DET MLB 34 132 .224 .277 .338 .440 .268 .283 98 -5.2 3.6 -2.3 -0.2 2.2 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
1998 OAK MLB 61 201 .253 .264 .330 .419 .259 .316 96 -1.5 5.5 -0.1 -1.4 2.0 8.7 0.7 8.7 0.7
1998 TOL AAA 0 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1982 GRW A 127 15 23 3 1 0 6 15 18 10 3 .215 .310 .262 .047 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 GRW A 525 78 140 20 5 6 63 69 43 27 16 .320 .422 .429 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 PRW A+ 552 81 150 25 5 8 77 44 63 50 13 .301 .360 .420 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NSH AA 442 64 109 19 5 1 23 29 43 40 12 .272 .327 .352 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SDN MLB 258 34 61 5 2 1 12 14 29 14 12 .253 .293 .303 .050 .227 -4.9 -0.2 -0.5
1987 LVG AAA 406 66 110 18 10 1 38 37 39 27 14 .306 .370 .421 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SDN MLB 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .333 .400 .333 .000 .272 0.1 -0.1 0.0
1988 LVG AAA 383 73 121 21 8 7 51 32 45 29 7 .353 .402 .522 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SDN MLB 387 81 99 15 8 3 25 49 45 21 11 .301 .391 .422 .122 .310 35.9 0.5 4.0
1990 SDN MLB 629 104 172 36 3 9 44 55 65 46 12 .309 .375 .433 .124 .306 52.6 6.9 6.4
1991 SDN MLB 472 66 119 13 3 3 32 37 71 26 11 .281 .342 .347 .066 .264 15.0 7.5 2.4
1992 CIN MLB 601 92 172 34 6 4 45 62 54 44 16 .323 .393 .432 .109 .300 43.3 3.9 5.2
1993 CIN MLB 336 46 70 13 0 1 18 38 46 26 6 .240 .330 .295 .055 .238 5.4 3.4 0.9
1994 SDN MLB 449 52 129 15 5 2 31 39 57 21 7 .320 .383 .397 .077 .271 21.2 -6.4 1.4
1995 RCU A+ 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LVG AAA 13 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SDN MLB 316 40 90 14 0 2 25 17 36 20 2 .304 .346 .372 .068 .253 9.5 9.9 1.9
1996 KCA MLB 372 39 96 21 2 0 52 25 38 12 9 .283 .331 .357 .074 .246 1.6 5.2 0.6
1997 KCA MLB 372 44 107 17 2 1 36 21 53 15 3 .309 .348 .379 .069 .258 6.4 1.4 0.8
1997 CLE MLB 96 19 23 3 0 3 8 7 14 3 0 .271 .333 .412 .141 .264 2.7 -1.3 0.1
1998 TOL AAA 22 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 .263 .364 .263 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DET MLB 132 17 28 6 0 0 9 16 14 6 1 .248 .351 .301 .053 .224 -1.6 -0.2 -0.2
1998 OAK MLB 201 28 51 11 0 1 15 15 24 10 3 .280 .340 .357 .077 .253 8.7 -1.4 0.7

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
1998-05-26 1998-06-15 15-DL 20 18 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-04-26 1998-05-12 15-DL 16 12 Left Fracture Big Toe - -
1997-06-15 1997-07-10 15-DL 25 19 Left Trunk Strain Side - -

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball ProGUESTus: Anatomy of a Trade: The 1990 Padres-Blue Jays BlockbusterBrent S. Gambill2012-12-04
BP Unfiltered: Edwin Starr and the NL MVP RaceSam Miller2012-10-01
You Can Blog It Up: The Lou Piniella All-Stars (and a chat note)Steven Goldman2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NL PreviewJoe Sheehan2006-04-02
2004 Internet Hall of Fame: You Make the CallNeal Traven2003-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part ISteven Goldman2003-07-18
The Daily Prospectus: SplorgJoe Sheehan2002-07-24
Aim For The Head: More on Lengthy Plate AppearancesKeith Woolner2002-06-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's been a long time since I read the book, but one thing I remember were a few stories or comments involving race that struck me as maybe "ok for the late 70s, early 80s", but definitely not ok for the early 2000s when I read them. Those comments would seem even more out of their time today. Did feel that you needed to address the changing attitudes towards race and stereotyping when you revised the manuscript for this edition? Thanks and I'm really looking forward to reading the new edition and finally owning a copy of my own.
(Mike from PA)
Can give me me an example? One scout used the N-word when recalling how some racists in the late-1940s scorned the Dodgers for having black players. Others casually assumed that black players were usually faster runners than whites.
Two scouts used the word “monkey,” but they were referring to WHITE guys—the way that you or I might call someone “big donkey.”

I remember showing Bip Roberts (one of my favorite players) the passage where one scout described him as “a smiling black with a motor up his ass.” Bip thought that was hilarious.

On the other hand, I think it’s significant that the man who popularized the use of the term “good face” was Al Campanis, who later embarrassed himself on air with some racial stereotypes. When scouts form impressions of a player based on what he looks like, they can apply unconscious prejudices—and the best example of that in the book is Eddie Murray. When he was a prospect, some scouts referred to him as “lackadaisical” because of his cool demeanor. The Pirates knew better because Howie Haak was studying him. The Orioles knew better because they had the benefit of a psychological test score, and they beat the Pirates to the punch. (Kevin Kerrane)
2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)JJ How Ya doing??? Everth Cabrera ?? The Next Furcal ? or just a guy ?
(Jim from Philly)
Cabrera had a nice little season for the Padres last year, particularly for a Rule 5 pick who had never played above High-A. Furcal comes up as one of his PECOTA comps (Jimmy Rollins, Wally Backman, Rafael Furcal and Bip Roberts are the top four in the current weighted means spreadsheet). I'm not convinced Cabrera's got the plate discipline to match Furcal (who's not all that great in that regard) (Jay Jaffe)


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