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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
21 12817 .287 .359 .476 .299 65.1
Birth Date2-24-1956
Height6' 2"
Weight190 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
1977 BAL 21 160 666 611 81 173 29 2 27 287 48 104 1 6 0 88 0 1 .283 .333 .470 .285 29.6 -0.8 3.0
1978 BAL 22 161 690 610 85 174 32 3 27 293 70 97 1 8 1 95 6 5 .285 .356 .480 .309 35.4 -8.0 3.0
1979 BAL 23 159 687 606 90 179 30 2 25 288 72 78 2 6 1 99 10 2 .295 .369 .475 .307 46.5 2.7 5.1
1980 BAL 24 158 683 621 100 186 36 2 32 322 54 71 2 6 0 116 7 2 .300 .354 .519 .312 42.0 -12.2 3.2
1981 BAL 25 99 422 378 57 111 21 2 22 202 40 43 1 3 0 78 2 3 .294 .360 .534 .330 31.2 -0.7 3.4
1982 BAL 26 151 627 550 87 174 30 1 32 302 70 82 1 6 0 110 7 2 .316 .391 .549 .336 51.4 -0.2 5.4
1983 BAL 27 156 680 582 115 178 30 3 33 313 86 90 3 9 0 111 5 1 .306 .393 .538 .334 58.6 2.6 6.5
1984 BAL 28 162 705 588 97 180 26 3 29 299 107 87 2 8 0 110 10 2 .306 .410 .509 .333 62.2 4.9 7.2
1985 BAL 29 156 677 583 111 173 37 1 31 305 84 68 2 8 0 124 5 2 .297 .383 .523 .324 53.1 9.3 6.6
1986 BAL 30 137 578 495 61 151 25 1 17 229 78 49 0 5 0 84 3 0 .305 .396 .463 .306 25.1 5.2 3.2
1987 BAL 31 160 694 618 89 171 28 3 30 295 73 80 0 3 0 91 1 2 .277 .352 .477 .285 23.0 16.6 3.9
1988 BAL 32 161 681 603 75 171 27 2 28 286 75 78 0 3 0 84 5 2 .284 .361 .474 .306 31.3 8.7 4.4
1989 LAN 33 160 690 594 66 147 29 1 20 238 87 85 2 7 0 88 7 2 .247 .342 .401 .277 14.0 1.8 1.7
1990 LAN 34 155 645 558 96 184 22 3 26 290 82 64 1 4 0 95 8 5 .330 .414 .520 .330 48.4 1.6 5.3
1991 LAN 35 153 639 576 69 150 23 1 19 232 55 74 0 8 0 96 10 3 .260 .321 .403 .270 5.3 -3.3 0.2
1992 NYN 36 156 625 551 64 144 37 2 16 233 66 74 0 8 0 93 4 2 .261 .336 .423 .281 15.8 -8.3 0.8
1993 NYN 37 154 659 610 77 174 28 1 27 285 40 61 0 9 0 100 2 2 .285 .325 .467 .275 12.4 1.7 1.4
1994 CLE 38 108 467 433 57 110 21 1 17 184 31 53 0 3 0 76 8 4 .254 .302 .425 .245 -2.6 -4.7 -0.7
1995 CLE 39 113 480 436 68 141 21 0 21 225 39 65 0 5 0 82 5 1 .323 .375 .516 .297 22.1 1.3 2.3
1996 BAL 40 64 263 230 36 59 12 0 10 101 27 42 0 6 0 34 1 0 .257 .327 .439 .270 4.9 0.0 0.5
1996 CLE 40 88 374 336 33 88 9 1 12 135 34 45 0 4 0 45 3 0 .262 .326 .402 .243 -4.6 -0.1 -0.4
1997 ANA 41 46 176 160 13 35 7 0 3 51 13 24 0 3 0 15 1 0 .219 .273 .319 .207 -8.6 0.0 -0.9
1997 LAN 41 9 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .216 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
Career302612817113361627325556035504539713331516181282191711043.287.359.476.299596.218.165.1

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
1977 BAL MLB 160 666 .285 .265 .325 .405 .261 .300 96 17.3 18.6 -11.7 -0.8 2.8 29.6 3.0 29.6 3.0
1978 BAL MLB 161 690 .309 .262 .324 .388 .265 .298 96 32.4 17.9 -11.3 -8.0 -3.6 35.4 3.0 35.4 3.0
1979 BAL MLB 159 687 .307 .271 .333 .412 .267 .303 96 33.7 19.2 -12.3 2.7 1.8 46.5 5.1 46.5 5.1
1980 BAL MLB 158 683 .312 .268 .327 .397 .265 .294 98 35.4 18.4 -11.7 -12.2 -2.0 42.0 3.2 42.0 3.2
1981 BAL MLB 99 422 .330 .251 .314 .364 .258 .282 96 27.8 10.7 -6.8 -0.7 0.4 31.2 3.4 31.2 3.4
1982 BAL MLB 151 627 .336 .266 .328 .406 .267 .321 98 47.6 16.9 -10.9 -0.2 -1.6 51.4 5.4 51.4 5.4
1983 BAL MLB 156 680 .334 .265 .326 .397 .265 .310 97 50.5 18.5 -11.8 2.6 -1.9 58.6 6.5 58.6 6.5
1984 BAL MLB 162 705 .333 .263 .323 .399 .266 .315 94 50.9 18.9 -12.1 4.9 -0.5 62.2 7.2 62.2 7.2
1985 BAL MLB 156 677 .324 .263 .327 .411 .269 .289 99 43.6 18.5 -11.8 9.3 1.5 53.1 6.6 53.1 6.6
1986 BAL MLB 137 578 .306 .263 .328 .408 .267 .309 100 26.9 16.0 -10.2 5.2 -5.6 25.1 3.2 25.1 3.2
1987 BAL MLB 160 694 .285 .265 .331 .425 .265 .276 100 18.7 20.5 -13.1 16.6 -4.6 23.0 3.9 23.0 3.9
1988 BAL MLB 161 681 .306 .258 .319 .388 .265 .286 97 29.8 17.8 -11.4 8.7 -4.7 31.3 4.4 31.3 4.4
1989 LAN MLB 160 690 .277 .246 .308 .368 .255 .256 96 11.4 18.0 -11.5 1.8 -5.7 14.0 1.7 14.0 1.7
1990 LAN MLB 155 645 .330 .257 .320 .384 .260 .335 98 45 17.3 -11 1.6 -4.4 48.4 5.3 48.4 5.3
1991 LAN MLB 153 639 .270 .250 .316 .373 .256 .267 98 6 17.3 -11 -3.3 -4.9 5.3 0.2 5.3 0.2
1992 NYN MLB 156 625 .281 .250 .309 .364 .252 .273 97 12.8 16.2 -10.3 -8.3 -3.4 15.8 0.8 15.8 0.8
1993 NYN MLB 154 659 .275 .263 .323 .396 .257 .277 96 10.4 18.9 -12.1 1.7 -3.8 12.4 1.4 12.4 1.4
1994 CLE MLB 108 467 .245 .278 .346 .441 .270 .254 101 -7.9 14.2 -9.1 -4.7 0.1 -2.6 -0.7 -2.6 -0.7
1995 CLE MLB 113 480 .297 .272 .344 .431 .266 .338 98 19.6 14.4 -9.2 1.3 -3.2 22.1 2.3 22.1 2.3
1996 BAL MLB 64 263 .270 .274 .344 .442 .267 .266 98 2.9 8.1 -5.2 0.0 -1.0 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
1996 CLE MLB 88 374 .243 .279 .352 .444 .271 .269 101 -7.1 11.6 -7.4 -0.1 -1.6 -4.6 -0.4 -4.6 -0.4
1997 ANA MLB 46 176 .207 .270 .334 .427 .263 .235 94 -10.2 4.9 -3.3 0.0 0.0 -8.6 -0.9 -8.6 -0.9
1997 LAN MLB 9 9 .216 .265 .325 .370 .250 .400 89 -0.4 0.2 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
1997 LEL A+ 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ABQ AAA 0 29 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1977 BAL MLB 666 81 173 29 2 27 88 48 104 0 1 .283 .333 .470 .187 .285 29.6 -0.8 3.0
1978 BAL MLB 690 85 174 32 3 27 95 70 97 6 5 .285 .356 .480 .195 .309 35.4 -8.0 3.0
1979 BAL MLB 687 90 179 30 2 25 99 72 78 10 2 .295 .369 .475 .180 .307 46.5 2.7 5.1
1980 BAL MLB 683 100 186 36 2 32 116 54 71 7 2 .300 .354 .519 .219 .312 42.0 -12.2 3.2
1981 BAL MLB 422 57 111 21 2 22 78 40 43 2 3 .294 .360 .534 .241 .330 31.2 -0.7 3.4
1982 BAL MLB 627 87 174 30 1 32 110 70 82 7 2 .316 .391 .549 .233 .336 51.4 -0.2 5.4
1983 BAL MLB 680 115 178 30 3 33 111 86 90 5 1 .306 .393 .538 .232 .334 58.6 2.6 6.5
1984 BAL MLB 705 97 180 26 3 29 110 107 87 10 2 .306 .410 .509 .202 .333 62.2 4.9 7.2
1985 BAL MLB 677 111 173 37 1 31 124 84 68 5 2 .297 .383 .523 .226 .324 53.1 9.3 6.6
1986 BAL MLB 578 61 151 25 1 17 84 78 49 3 0 .305 .396 .463 .158 .306 25.1 5.2 3.2
1987 BAL MLB 694 89 171 28 3 30 91 73 80 1 2 .277 .352 .477 .201 .285 23.0 16.6 3.9
1988 BAL MLB 681 75 171 27 2 28 84 75 78 5 2 .284 .361 .474 .191 .306 31.3 8.7 4.4
1989 LAN MLB 690 66 147 29 1 20 88 87 85 7 2 .247 .342 .401 .153 .277 14.0 1.8 1.7
1990 LAN MLB 645 96 184 22 3 26 95 82 64 8 5 .330 .414 .520 .190 .330 48.4 1.6 5.3
1991 LAN MLB 639 69 150 23 1 19 96 55 74 10 3 .260 .321 .403 .142 .270 5.3 -3.3 0.2
1992 NYN MLB 625 64 144 37 2 16 93 66 74 4 2 .261 .336 .423 .162 .281 15.8 -8.3 0.8
1993 NYN MLB 659 77 174 28 1 27 100 40 61 2 2 .285 .325 .467 .182 .275 12.4 1.7 1.4
1994 CLE MLB 467 57 110 21 1 17 76 31 53 8 4 .254 .302 .425 .171 .245 -2.6 -4.7 -0.7
1995 CLE MLB 480 68 141 21 0 21 82 39 65 5 1 .323 .375 .516 .193 .297 22.1 1.3 2.3
1996 BAL MLB 263 36 59 12 0 10 34 27 42 1 0 .257 .327 .439 .183 .270 4.9 0.0 0.5
1996 CLE MLB 374 33 88 9 1 12 45 34 45 3 0 .262 .326 .402 .140 .243 -4.6 -0.1 -0.4
1997 LEL A+ 8 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .875 .375 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LAN MLB 9 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 .216 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
1997 ANA MLB 176 13 35 7 0 3 15 13 24 1 0 .219 .273 .319 .100 .207 -8.6 0.0 -0.9
1997 ABQ AAA 29 4 8 1 0 2 9 3 3 0 0 .308 .379 .577 .269 .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
1997-06-12 1997-08-05 15-DL 54 50 Left Wrist Inflammation - -
1986-07-10 1986-08-07 28 24 Left Thigh Strain Hamstrain - -

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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)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best player out of the group - Kenny Lofton, Brian “The Beard” Wilson, Todd Zeile, Eddie Murray, and fellow professional escort fan, Lenny Dykstra - Charlie Sheen flew in to his Major League viewing party?
(ackley from pencey)
I don't know what this question means, but I like it. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are American League teams so hesitant in putting a great young hitter at DH from the beginning? Has there ever been a player that came up from the minors and played only DH? Edgar was a 3rd baseman in the beginning. Eddie Murray played his first year at DH but that was a way to bring him into the majors. Is there some benefit to having your injured players play DH, something like you are subbing a poor aggregate DH performance in exchange for better performances around the diamond because they didn't let rust accumulate? DH performances are seldom great, and the ones that are, belong to veteran players. If Montero comes up at DH and plays his career there, then he would be truly a unique player wouldn't he?
(Bob from DC)
Breaking in a young kid at DH limits the ability to stick older position players in the spot when they need a day off from the field, especially if you are trying to get the younger player as many ABs as possible. That said, good bats are good bats, and if you need to break in a hitter at DH who happens to be 21, so be it. (Jason Parks)


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