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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
20 9309 .267 .370 .425 .294 52.4
Birth Date10-9-1950
Height5' 10"
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
1973 CHA 22 34 85 73 5 13 1 0 2 20 10 17 0 0 2 4 0 0 .178 .277 .274 .198 -5.9 -0.0 -0.6
1974 CHA 23 108 350 293 41 66 12 1 10 110 51 72 2 0 4 39 0 1 .225 .344 .375 .256 10.6 -0.7 1.1
1975 CHA 24 138 516 420 58 101 12 1 7 136 76 75 3 6 11 41 13 4 .240 .356 .324 .256 22.0 0.1 2.4
1976 CHA 25 104 365 317 38 81 14 0 3 104 40 55 1 3 4 30 7 3 .256 .338 .328 .269 14.6 -1.1 1.5
1977 CHA 26 69 214 169 28 48 4 2 4 68 34 21 2 4 5 25 1 2 .284 .402 .402 .298 10.0 0.0 1.0
1978 CAL 27 133 476 412 42 105 15 0 7 141 52 47 6 2 4 46 3 2 .255 .345 .342 .261 24.7 1.2 2.8
1979 CAL 28 148 596 509 87 166 27 3 12 235 77 57 5 2 3 75 3 3 .326 .418 .462 .317 55.0 -2.3 5.5
1980 CAL 29 30 108 93 5 27 6 0 2 39 12 12 0 2 1 25 0 2 .290 .364 .419 .270 -0.2 0.4 0.0
1981 CAL 30 93 370 317 47 79 14 0 9 120 46 35 4 0 3 41 1 1 .249 .351 .379 .276 15.3 -2.8 1.4
1982 CAL 31 158 725 623 109 175 37 2 28 300 86 58 5 8 3 84 2 1 .281 .368 .482 .308 54.0 8.8 6.7
1983 CAL 32 113 473 403 68 99 15 1 19 173 62 59 5 2 1 53 1 2 .246 .352 .429 .278 19.8 0.5 2.2
1984 CAL 33 156 628 539 65 148 28 2 23 249 70 66 7 9 3 91 0 4 .275 .360 .462 .298 33.9 -2.1 3.4
1985 CAL 34 150 620 520 80 137 23 1 20 222 78 61 13 4 5 85 5 3 .263 .371 .427 .300 36.1 -3.0 3.5
1986 CAL 35 152 631 513 90 137 27 4 20 232 90 84 17 8 3 95 4 4 .267 .389 .452 .317 45.6 -4.6 4.3
1987 CAL 36 155 695 567 110 154 29 3 29 276 106 85 17 3 2 77 5 5 .272 .400 .487 .309 43.4 -3.7 3.9
1988 CAL 37 135 590 484 80 117 18 2 25 214 81 63 14 6 5 64 3 4 .242 .362 .442 .306 31.5 0.0 3.4
1989 CAL 38 142 610 544 59 154 25 2 14 225 56 87 6 4 0 59 0 2 .283 .354 .414 .294 21.3 0.0 2.3
1990 CAL 39 96 390 330 47 90 18 2 14 154 50 45 6 4 0 51 0 0 .273 .374 .467 .308 20.7 0.0 2.2
1991 TEX 40 123 476 407 76 113 17 2 17 185 58 70 8 2 1 49 1 1 .278 .377 .455 .302 29.2 0.0 3.1
1992 TEX 41 107 391 320 53 89 18 0 10 137 62 58 8 1 0 39 1 0 .278 .407 .428 .309 20.7 0.0 2.3
Career2344930978531188209936028275334011971127129706010735044.267.370.425.294502.3-9.352.4

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
1973 CHA MLB 34 85 .198 .262 .323 .387 .264 .204 102 -5.2 2.2 0 -0.0 -2.1 -5.9 -0.6 -5.9 -0.6
1974 CHA MLB 108 350 .256 .260 .321 .373 .262 .265 103 -1.3 9.1 1.6 -0.7 2.7 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
1975 CHA MLB 138 516 .256 .254 .319 .371 .259 .273 104 -1.8 13.6 8.1 0.1 -0.2 22.0 2.4 22.0 2.4
1976 CHA MLB 104 365 .269 .258 .316 .367 .261 .298 100 3.2 9.2 4.3 -1.1 0.8 14.6 1.5 14.6 1.5
1977 CHA MLB 69 214 .298 .269 .327 .410 .264 .297 100 8.5 6.0 3.1 0.0 -2.1 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
1978 CAL MLB 133 476 .261 .258 .320 .380 .262 .272 97 0.7 12.4 7.2 1.2 -0.6 24.7 2.8 24.7 2.8
1979 CAL MLB 148 596 .317 .270 .330 .413 .266 .348 97 34.9 16.7 7.6 -2.3 1.3 55.0 5.5 55.0 5.5
1980 CAL MLB 30 108 .270 .269 .325 .391 .265 .309 97 1.1 2.9 0.1 0.4 -1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
1981 CAL MLB 93 370 .276 .256 .317 .370 .261 .256 98 5.5 9.3 0.5 -2.8 0.5 15.3 1.4 15.3 1.4
1982 CAL MLB 158 725 .308 .266 .327 .407 .268 .270 100 34.9 19.6 -4.6 8.8 4.2 54.0 6.7 54.0 6.7
1983 CAL MLB 113 473 .278 .263 .323 .397 .264 .245 100 8.5 12.8 -4.3 0.5 1.6 19.8 2.2 19.8 2.2
1984 CAL MLB 156 628 .298 .261 .324 .393 .264 .272 94 23.8 16.8 -4.8 -2.1 -1.4 33.9 3.4 33.9 3.4
1985 CAL MLB 150 620 .300 .261 .328 .406 .268 .264 96 25 16.9 -5.1 -3.0 1.1 36.1 3.5 36.1 3.5
1986 CAL MLB 152 631 .317 .263 .330 .411 .269 .281 95 36.4 17.5 -4.6 -4.6 -1.8 45.6 4.3 45.6 4.3
1987 CAL MLB 155 695 .309 .265 .332 .425 .266 .274 97 36.9 20.5 -11.3 -3.7 -2.7 43.4 3.9 43.4 3.9
1988 CAL MLB 135 590 .306 .257 .318 .387 .263 .229 96 26.1 15.4 -9.9 0.0 -0.2 31.5 3.4 31.5 3.4
1989 CAL MLB 142 610 .294 .262 .324 .389 .267 .313 97 19.8 15.9 -10.2 0.0 -4.3 21.3 2.3 21.3 2.3
1990 CAL MLB 96 390 .308 .257 .322 .382 .260 .276 97 18.6 10.5 -6.6 0.0 -1.8 20.7 2.2 20.7 2.2
1991 TEX MLB 123 476 .302 .264 .331 .403 .269 .298 100 20 12.9 -8 0.0 4.3 29.2 3.1 29.2 3.1
1992 TEX MLB 107 391 .309 .257 .327 .384 .266 .312 99 18.5 10.1 -6.3 0.0 -1.6 20.7 2.3 20.7 2.3

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
1973 CHA MLB 85 5 13 1 0 2 4 10 17 0 0 .178 .277 .274 .096 .198 -5.9 -0.0 -0.6
1974 CHA MLB 350 41 66 12 1 10 39 51 72 0 1 .225 .344 .375 .150 .256 10.6 -0.7 1.1
1975 CHA MLB 516 58 101 12 1 7 41 76 75 13 4 .240 .356 .324 .083 .256 22.0 0.1 2.4
1976 CHA MLB 365 38 81 14 0 3 30 40 55 7 3 .256 .338 .328 .073 .269 14.6 -1.1 1.5
1977 CHA MLB 214 28 48 4 2 4 25 34 21 1 2 .284 .402 .402 .118 .298 10.0 0.0 1.0
1978 CAL MLB 476 42 105 15 0 7 46 52 47 3 2 .255 .345 .342 .087 .261 24.7 1.2 2.8
1979 CAL MLB 596 87 166 27 3 12 75 77 57 3 3 .326 .418 .462 .136 .317 55.0 -2.3 5.5
1980 CAL MLB 108 5 27 6 0 2 25 12 12 0 2 .290 .364 .419 .129 .270 -0.2 0.4 0.0
1981 CAL MLB 370 47 79 14 0 9 41 46 35 1 1 .249 .351 .379 .129 .276 15.3 -2.8 1.4
1982 CAL MLB 725 109 175 37 2 28 84 86 58 2 1 .281 .368 .482 .201 .308 54.0 8.8 6.7
1983 CAL MLB 473 68 99 15 1 19 53 62 59 1 2 .246 .352 .429 .184 .278 19.8 0.5 2.2
1984 CAL MLB 628 65 148 28 2 23 91 70 66 0 4 .275 .360 .462 .187 .298 33.9 -2.1 3.4
1985 CAL MLB 620 80 137 23 1 20 85 78 61 5 3 .263 .371 .427 .163 .300 36.1 -3.0 3.5
1986 CAL MLB 631 90 137 27 4 20 95 90 84 4 4 .267 .389 .452 .185 .317 45.6 -4.6 4.3
1987 CAL MLB 695 110 154 29 3 29 77 106 85 5 5 .272 .400 .487 .215 .309 43.4 -3.7 3.9
1988 CAL MLB 590 80 117 18 2 25 64 81 63 3 4 .242 .362 .442 .200 .306 31.5 0.0 3.4
1989 CAL MLB 610 59 154 25 2 14 59 56 87 0 2 .283 .354 .414 .131 .294 21.3 0.0 2.3
1990 CAL MLB 390 47 90 18 2 14 51 50 45 0 0 .273 .374 .467 .194 .308 20.7 0.0 2.2
1991 TEX MLB 476 76 113 17 2 17 49 58 70 1 1 .278 .377 .455 .177 .302 29.2 0.0 3.1
1992 TEX MLB 391 53 89 18 0 10 39 62 58 1 0 .278 .407 .428 .150 .309 20.7 0.0 2.3

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1988-04-20 1988-05-06 15-DL 16 15 Left Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1983-05-09 1983-06-21 15-DL 43 38 Left Wrist Fracture - -
1980-04-21 1980-09-01 133 118 - Ankle Surgery Fracture - -
1976-04-21 1976-05-04 15-DL 13 6 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1973-07-03 1973-08-10 38 41 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

Brian Downing is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: San Diego High School Baseball at the Turn of the MillenniumGeoff Young2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Bryce Harper and the Disappearing Phiten NecklaceSam Miller2012-06-06
BP Unfiltered: Buster Posey Was One Year AgoSam Miller2012-05-25
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary CarterJay Jaffe2012-02-17
The BP Broadside: The Best First Baseman in Angels HistorySteven Goldman2011-12-09
The BP Broadside: The Most Disappointing Prospects of All Time, Part 2Steven Goldman2011-03-01
Wezen-Ball: Baseball's SuperheroesLarry Granillo2011-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Bob KipperDavid Laurila2011-01-04
Prospectus Perspective: Werth and CrawfordChristina Kahrl2010-12-14
One-Hoppers: Hitting the JimBen Lindbergh2010-08-20
You Can Blog It Up: The Shockingly Non-Bunty Gene Mauch All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Dusty Discontents (or You Must be a Cubs Fan)Steven Goldman2010-06-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWSJay Jaffe2010-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Bruised but Unbowed?Steven Goldman2009-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Richard DotsonDavid Laurila2008-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part TwoJay Jaffe2008-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: New Life on Different FieldsNate Silver2007-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Stretching It OutDan Fox2007-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Caught Stealing to Lose the GameDan Fox2007-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
Aim For The Head: Memory LaneKeith Woolner2004-02-11
Breaking Balls: The Case for EdgarDerek Zumsteg2003-06-10
Prospectus Feature: The 1987 Free Agent MarketNate Silver2003-01-14
Aim For The Head: More on Lengthy Plate AppearancesKeith Woolner2002-06-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Christina! Thanks, as always, for the chat. How much value should teams place on the defense of their backup catcher? Would it create valuable roster flexibility for a team to have a guy like Ryan Garko or Jayson Werth or Josh Willingham catch one day a week? Or is that just re-arranging the deck chairs? Iím also wondering if this would preserve some of the positional value of prospects who just donít look like they can catch every day, such as Jeff Clement or Hank Conger.
(Rob from Alaska)
You're talking to somebody who fell in love with everything about catchers back when you had backups like Johnny Wockenfuss and Bill Schroeder, guys who really weren't much behind the plate, but gave you something in the lineup, and who hit well enough to have value DHing or playing some first base. (Naturally, that makes me a Chris Coste fan. Jim Leyritz too, for that matter.) While a guy as big and as fragile as Werth would give me pause, I think it makes plenty of sense in Garko's case. I wonder about Willingham, but in part that's because I sort of fancy the notion that he could grow up to be the next Brian Downing. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneNor did Brian Downing leading off for the Rangers. (Christina Kahrl)