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Steve Balboni 1BYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 3440 .229 .293 .451 .265 -0.5
Birth Date1-16-1957
Height6' 3"
Weight225 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
1981 NYA 24 4 8 7 2 2 1 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 .286 .375 .714 .389 1.2 -0.1 0.1
1982 NYA 25 33 114 107 8 20 2 1 2 30 6 34 0 1 0 4 0 0 .187 .228 .280 .199 -6.1 -2.7 -0.9
1983 NYA 26 32 95 86 8 20 2 0 5 37 8 23 0 1 0 17 0 0 .233 .295 .430 .268 0.7 0.2 0.1
1984 KCA 27 126 488 438 58 107 23 2 28 218 45 139 4 1 0 77 0 0 .244 .320 .498 .288 17.6 -5.2 1.3
1985 KCA 28 160 662 600 74 146 28 2 36 286 52 166 5 5 0 88 1 1 .243 .307 .477 .285 14.4 -13.6 0.1
1986 KCA 29 138 562 512 54 117 25 1 29 231 43 146 1 6 0 88 0 0 .229 .286 .451 .260 0.3 -8.6 -0.9
1987 KCA 30 121 425 386 44 80 11 1 24 165 34 97 2 3 0 60 0 0 .207 .273 .427 .244 -5.3 -1.6 -0.7
1988 KCA 31 21 64 63 2 9 2 0 2 17 1 20 0 0 0 5 0 0 .143 .156 .270 .149 -5.6 -0.4 -0.7
1988 SEA 31 97 376 350 44 88 15 1 21 168 23 67 1 2 0 61 0 1 .251 .298 .480 .278 4.6 2.6 0.8
1989 NYA 32 110 334 300 33 71 12 2 17 138 25 67 3 6 0 59 0 0 .237 .296 .460 .262 2.9 -0.3 0.3
1990 NYA 33 116 307 266 24 51 6 0 17 108 35 91 3 2 1 34 0 0 .192 .291 .406 .256 0.8 -2.2 -0.1
1993 TEX 36 2 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 .430 1.0 0.0 0.1
Career960344031203517141271118114062738561927149512.229.293.451.26526.6-31.9-0.5

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
1978 FTL A+ 60 199 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1978 WTH AA 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 FTL A+ 140 584 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 NAS AA 141 613 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 NYA MLB 4 8 .389 .286 .353 .398 .288 .667 94 1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
1981 COH AAA 125 498 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 NYA MLB 33 114 .199 .261 .322 .393 .260 .250 100 -6.9 3.1 -1.9 -2.7 -0.5 -6.1 -0.9 -6.1 -0.9
1982 COH AAA 83 359 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 NYA MLB 32 95 .268 .271 .332 .413 .271 .254 99 0.8 2.6 -1.6 0.2 -0.4 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
1983 COH AAA 84 378 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 KCA MLB 126 488 .288 .264 .323 .398 .266 .290 94 13.4 13.1 -8.4 -5.2 -2.7 17.6 1.3 17.6 1.3
1985 KCA MLB 160 662 .285 .258 .322 .402 .265 .273 95 16.2 18.1 -11.6 -13.6 -3.2 14.4 0.1 14.4 0.1
1986 KCA MLB 138 562 .260 .263 .328 .408 .267 .257 97 0.2 15.6 -9.9 -8.6 -5.5 0.3 -0.9 0.3 -0.9
1987 KCA MLB 121 425 .244 .265 .328 .426 .264 .209 99 -7.5 12.5 -7.8 -1.6 -2.1 -5.3 -0.7 -5.3 -0.7
1988 KCA MLB 21 64 .149 .255 .313 .390 .261 .171 103 -6.8 1.7 -1 -0.4 -0.0 -5.6 -0.7 -5.6 -0.7
1988 SEA MLB 97 376 .278 .258 .319 .382 .263 .254 108 6.3 9.8 -6.3 2.6 -3.2 4.6 0.8 4.6 0.8
1989 NYA MLB 110 334 .262 .262 .324 .386 .265 .243 103 0.5 8.7 -5.4 -0.3 -0.9 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
1990 NYA MLB 116 307 .256 .262 .329 .388 .264 .212 100 -1.2 8.2 -4.9 -2.2 -0.5 0.8 -0.1 0.8 -0.1
1991 OKL AAA 83 339 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 OKL AAA 117 518 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TEX MLB 2 5 .430 .237 .317 .339 .237 1.000 98 0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
1993 OKL AAA 126 535 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .234 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
1978 WTH AA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1978 FTL A+ 199 19 36 5 0 1 19 20 47 1 0 .205 .293 .250 .045 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 FTL A+ 584 69 127 19 2 26 91 69 154 2 1 .252 .349 .452 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 NAS AA 613 101 157 25 2 34 122 82 162 4 2 .301 .401 .553 .251 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 NYA MLB 8 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 .286 .375 .714 .429 .389 1.2 -0.1 0.1
1981 COH AAA 498 68 107 21 2 33 98 55 146 0 0 .247 .339 .532 .286 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 COH AAA 359 57 89 17 1 32 86 38 68 0 1 .284 .365 .652 .367 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 NYA MLB 114 8 20 2 1 2 4 6 34 0 0 .187 .228 .280 .093 .199 -6.1 -2.7 -0.9
1983 COH AAA 378 72 87 14 0 27 81 48 91 1 1 .274 .380 .574 .300 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 NYA MLB 95 8 20 2 0 5 17 8 23 0 0 .233 .295 .430 .198 .268 0.7 0.2 0.1
1984 KCA MLB 488 58 107 23 2 28 77 45 139 0 0 .244 .320 .498 .253 .288 17.6 -5.2 1.3
1985 KCA MLB 662 74 146 28 2 36 88 52 166 1 1 .243 .307 .477 .233 .285 14.4 -13.6 0.1
1986 KCA MLB 562 54 117 25 1 29 88 43 146 0 0 .229 .286 .451 .223 .260 0.3 -8.6 -0.9
1987 KCA MLB 425 44 80 11 1 24 60 34 97 0 0 .207 .273 .427 .220 .244 -5.3 -1.6 -0.7
1988 KCA MLB 64 2 9 2 0 2 5 1 20 0 0 .143 .156 .270 .127 .149 -5.6 -0.4 -0.7
1988 SEA MLB 376 44 88 15 1 21 61 23 67 0 1 .251 .298 .480 .229 .278 4.6 2.6 0.8
1989 NYA MLB 334 33 71 12 2 17 59 25 67 0 0 .237 .296 .460 .223 .262 2.9 -0.3 0.3
1990 NYA MLB 307 24 51 6 0 17 34 35 91 0 0 .192 .291 .406 .214 .256 0.8 -2.2 -0.1
1991 OKL AAA 339 44 81 15 1 20 63 33 74 0 2 .269 .343 .525 .256 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 OKL AAA 518 75 114 26 2 30 104 55 100 0 0 .251 .336 .515 .264 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TEX MLB 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .600 .600 .600 .000 .430 1.0 0.0 0.1
1993 OKL AAA 535 67 115 22 0 36 108 51 98 0 1 .244 .326 .520 .276 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Orioles at YankeesMatthew Kory2012-10-10
BP Unfiltered: Because No One Else Would Drive Them InGeoff Young2012-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part OneBen Lindbergh2012-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part OneSteven Goldman2012-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: The DH ConundrumJason Collette2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Rays' Golden OpportunityKevin Goldstein2011-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary EditionChristina Kahrl2010-06-18
Prospectus Idol Entry: Ryan Howard, Swinging Hard in Case He Hits ItMatt Swartz2009-06-14
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The Jacobs DealChristina Kahrl2008-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of CompletenessDan Fox2008-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL CentralChristina Kahrl2007-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Major MovesChristina Kahrl2007-05-02
Hope and Faith: How the Kansas City Royals Can Win the World SeriesRany Jazayerli2007-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Is Mark McGwire a Hall of Famer?Jim Baker2006-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Any Infielder Will DoSteven Goldman2005-07-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Washington NationalsBaseball Prospectus2005-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Making RBIs UsefulNate Silver2004-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part III: GhostbustersSteven Goldman2004-02-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-06-06
Playoff Prospectus: St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco GiantsChristina Kahrl2002-10-09
Playoff Prospectus: St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco GiantsJonah Keri2002-10-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)If it's least athletic-looking, Steve Balboni starts and closes the debate.
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
An outstanding choice sir, well played. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Christina. Who holds the career record for just-foul-almost-HRs? Gary Sheffield?
(DaveKavanagh from Dublin, Ireland)
Good question... I have absolutely no idea, but remember Bill James writing about Steve Balboni in this department, but that was probably another bit of his understandable Royals-centrism back in the day. (Christina Kahrl)


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