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Milt Thompson CFPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 4155 .274 .335 .372 .259 15.5
Birth Date1-5-1959
Height5' 11"
Weight170 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
1984 ATL 25 25 111 99 16 30 1 0 2 37 11 11 0 0 1 4 14 2 .303 .373 .374 .297 8.0 -0.5 0.8
1985 ATL 26 73 193 182 17 55 7 2 0 66 7 36 3 0 1 6 9 4 .302 .339 .363 .253 4.4 2.2 0.7
1986 PHI 27 96 332 299 38 75 7 1 6 102 26 62 1 2 4 23 19 4 .251 .311 .341 .237 2.2 2.1 0.5
1987 PHI 28 150 575 527 86 159 26 9 7 224 42 87 0 3 3 43 46 10 .302 .351 .425 .264 27.6 6.6 3.4
1988 PHI 29 122 423 378 53 109 16 2 2 135 39 59 1 3 2 33 17 9 .288 .354 .357 .259 11.0 2.8 1.5
1989 SLN 30 155 591 545 60 158 28 8 4 214 39 91 4 3 0 68 27 8 .290 .340 .393 .265 19.0 7.8 2.9
1990 SLN 31 135 463 418 42 91 14 7 6 137 39 60 5 0 1 30 25 5 .218 .292 .328 .236 1.4 -3.1 -0.2
1991 SLN 32 115 361 326 55 100 16 5 6 144 32 53 0 1 2 34 16 9 .307 .368 .442 .299 26.8 6.4 3.5
1992 SLN 33 109 226 208 31 61 9 1 4 84 16 39 2 0 0 17 18 6 .293 .350 .404 .306 17.3 -0.3 1.9
1993 PHI 34 129 387 340 42 89 14 2 4 119 40 57 2 2 3 44 9 4 .262 .341 .350 .256 9.3 -2.3 0.7
1994 HOU 35 9 22 21 5 6 0 0 1 9 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 .286 .318 .429 .243 2.2 -0.3 0.2
1994 PHI 35 87 248 220 29 60 7 0 3 76 23 28 3 1 1 30 7 2 .273 .348 .345 .242 2.6 -1.0 0.2
1995 HOU 36 92 150 132 14 29 9 0 2 44 14 37 1 1 2 19 4 2 .220 .297 .333 .238 1.6 0.9 0.2
1996 COL 37 14 16 15 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .067 .125 .133 .097 -2.8 0.0 -0.3
1996 LAN 37 48 57 51 2 6 1 0 0 7 6 10 0 0 0 1 1 1 .118 .211 .137 .164 -4.8 -0.1 -0.5
Career13594155376149110291563747140033663522162035721466.274.335.372.259125.821.215.5

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
1979 GRW A 53 190 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 KNG Rk 26 116 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 DUR A+ 68 301 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SAV AA 71 303 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SAV AA 140 596 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SAV AA 144 623 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 RIC AAA 3 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 SAV AA 115 476 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 RIC AAA 12 43 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 ATL MLB 25 111 .297 .255 .318 .369 .258 .326 100 4.1 3.0 -0.7 -0.5 1.6 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
1984 RIC AAA 134 593 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 ATL MLB 73 193 .253 .251 .315 .370 .253 .377 97 -1.4 5.2 -1.3 2.2 0.7 4.4 0.7 4.4 0.7
1985 RIC AAA 82 353 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 PHI MLB 96 332 .237 .250 .316 .372 .251 .296 105 -7.7 9.2 0.8 2.1 1.3 2.2 0.5 2.2 0.5
1986 POR AAA 41 179 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 PHI MLB 150 575 .264 .259 .322 .398 .254 .349 103 2.6 16.9 1.4 6.6 6.1 27.6 3.4 27.6 3.4
1988 PHI MLB 122 423 .259 .247 .304 .360 .252 .334 103 -0.2 11.1 0.9 2.8 1.4 11.0 1.5 11.0 1.5
1989 SLN MLB 155 591 .265 .250 .314 .371 .257 .340 98 2.6 15.4 0.6 7.8 0.8 19.0 2.9 19.0 2.9
1990 SLN MLB 135 463 .236 .254 .316 .384 .258 .241 97 -10.8 12.4 -3.7 -3.1 4.9 1.4 -0.2 1.4 -0.2
1991 SLN MLB 115 361 .299 .249 .313 .368 .255 .351 98 14 9.8 -2 6.4 4.8 26.8 3.5 26.8 3.5
1992 SLN MLB 109 226 .306 .246 .309 .364 .253 .345 99 9.9 5.9 -1.1 -0.3 1.2 17.3 1.9 17.3 1.9
1993 PHI MLB 129 387 .256 .261 .322 .394 .256 .302 100 -1.6 11.1 -2.4 -2.3 -0.7 9.3 0.7 9.3 0.7
1994 HOU MLB 9 22 .243 .257 .326 .417 .250 .278 95 -0.4 0.7 -0.2 -0.3 1.2 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
1994 PHI MLB 87 248 .242 .261 .325 .402 .252 .300 97 -4.9 7.5 -1.2 -1.0 1.5 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
1995 HOU MLB 92 150 .238 .262 .326 .398 .253 .287 95 -3.7 4.5 -0.8 0.9 1.9 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1996 COL MLB 14 16 .097 .245 .319 .373 .245 .083 135 -3 0.5 0 0.0 0.0 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
1996 LAN MLB 48 57 .164 .257 .322 .395 .247 .146 86 -6.3 1.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -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
1979 GRW A 190 31 27 4 1 2 16 32 39 16 3 .186 .335 .269 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 KNG Rk 116 22 31 8 4 1 11 16 17 13 0 .330 .417 .532 .202 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 DUR A+ 301 49 74 12 3 2 36 42 62 38 3 .290 .389 .384 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SAV AA 303 35 83 7 3 1 15 19 67 22 5 .299 .344 .356 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SAV AA 596 92 135 18 2 4 31 89 112 46 11 .274 .379 .343 .069 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 RIC AAA 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SAV AA 623 83 132 20 7 6 45 87 145 68 19 .251 .358 .350 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 RIC AAA 43 12 8 1 0 0 3 10 5 6 1 .250 .442 .281 .031 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 SAV AA 476 84 117 21 4 5 36 83 76 46 10 .303 .427 .417 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 RIC AAA 593 91 145 11 3 4 40 83 86 47 17 .288 .391 .346 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 ATL MLB 111 16 30 1 0 2 4 11 11 14 2 .303 .373 .374 .071 .297 8.0 -0.5 0.8
1985 RIC AAA 353 52 98 10 1 2 22 32 30 34 11 .314 .374 .372 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 ATL MLB 193 17 55 7 2 0 6 7 36 9 4 .302 .339 .363 .060 .253 4.4 2.2 0.7
1986 POR AAA 179 26 56 10 2 1 16 15 20 20 3 .348 .404 .453 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 PHI MLB 332 38 75 7 1 6 23 26 62 19 4 .251 .311 .341 .090 .237 2.2 2.1 0.5
1987 PHI MLB 575 86 159 26 9 7 43 42 87 46 10 .302 .351 .425 .123 .264 27.6 6.6 3.4
1988 PHI MLB 423 53 109 16 2 2 33 39 59 17 9 .288 .354 .357 .069 .259 11.0 2.8 1.5
1989 SLN MLB 591 60 158 28 8 4 68 39 91 27 8 .290 .340 .393 .103 .265 19.0 7.8 2.9
1990 SLN MLB 463 42 91 14 7 6 30 39 60 25 5 .218 .292 .328 .110 .236 1.4 -3.1 -0.2
1991 SLN MLB 361 55 100 16 5 6 34 32 53 16 9 .307 .368 .442 .135 .299 26.8 6.4 3.5
1992 SLN MLB 226 31 61 9 1 4 17 16 39 18 6 .293 .350 .404 .111 .306 17.3 -0.3 1.9
1993 PHI MLB 387 42 89 14 2 4 44 40 57 9 4 .262 .341 .350 .088 .256 9.3 -2.3 0.7
1994 HOU MLB 22 5 6 0 0 1 3 1 2 2 0 .286 .318 .429 .143 .243 2.2 -0.3 0.2
1994 PHI MLB 248 29 60 7 0 3 30 23 28 7 2 .273 .348 .345 .073 .242 2.6 -1.0 0.2
1995 HOU MLB 150 14 29 9 0 2 19 14 37 4 2 .220 .297 .333 .114 .238 1.6 0.9 0.2
1996 LAN MLB 57 2 6 1 0 0 1 6 10 1 1 .118 .211 .137 .020 .164 -4.8 -0.1 -0.5
1996 COL MLB 16 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .067 .125 .133 .067 .097 -2.8 0.0 -0.3

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

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Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Eyewitness Accounts: September 9, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-09
Wezen-Ball: Topps Big's Favorite HobbiesLarry Granillo2012-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and RoenickeChristina Kahrl2011-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1915, the Year of NothingSteven Goldman2008-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: The Bronx ChallengeJohn Perrotto2008-02-17
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 26-October 12Christina Kahrl2003-10-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, any thoughts on the wisdom/benefit of firing a hitting coach, specifically Milt Thompson? I know the bats have been off pace this year in Philly, but the offense had a nice track record prior to this year.
(bflaff1 from Phila., PA)
As Matt Swartz said on Twitter last night, it's very difficult for an outsider to have any feel for whether such a move is merited. Not only is it difficult to isolate performance but it's also impossible to quantify the interpersonal issues that come into play.

I beat the drum for the firing of Yankee pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre for years, but when I actually examined the numbers, found that the entirety of the underperformances on his watch boiled down to the late-period declines of Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=4552).

The bottom line is that most of the time such firings boil down to interpersonal relationships or the need to satisfy bloodlust via the ritual sacrifice of the coach overseeing the underperforming unit - pitching coach, hitting coach, third base coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator - it crosses sports. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourI know you fellows talked about Torre starting Pierre before, but as he comes up here, I just wanted to observe how much he loves these kinds of players. Maybe it's because he played through the 1960s when what they used to call "waterbug" types were a much more dominant species in the game, but from Rafael Ramirez to Gerald Perry to Milt Thompson to Tony Womack he just has a deep-seated desire to get back to that kind of player into the lineup, even when he has better options. He's just looking for an excuse. That's not to say he's a bad manager, but this is one of his fetishes. Chad Fonville would have been a Joe Torre regular if he had ever had him...

...And in the time it took me to type that, Pierre singled and was caught. Gotta type faster, Stevie. (Steven Goldman)