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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
22 12358 .283 .353 .475 .298 71
Birth Date10-3-1951
Height6' 6"
Weight220 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 SDN 21 56 154 141 9 39 4 1 3 54 12 19 0 1 0 12 0 0 .277 .331 .383 .262 1.0 -1.5 -0.1
1974 SDN 22 145 544 498 57 132 18 4 20 218 40 96 1 5 0 75 9 7 .265 .318 .438 .290 31.1 3.1 3.7
1975 SDN 23 143 591 509 74 136 20 2 15 205 69 82 3 7 3 76 23 4 .267 .354 .403 .281 27.6 9.7 4.0
1976 SDN 24 137 567 492 81 139 26 4 13 212 65 78 3 5 2 69 26 7 .283 .366 .431 .304 48.8 -1.9 5.2
1977 SDN 25 157 678 615 104 169 29 7 25 287 58 75 0 5 0 92 16 7 .275 .335 .467 .297 45.9 14.2 6.2
1978 SDN 26 158 649 587 88 181 30 5 24 293 55 81 2 5 0 97 21 9 .308 .367 .499 .326 57.0 -11.0 5.0
1979 SDN 27 159 686 597 97 184 27 10 34 333 85 71 2 2 0 118 15 9 .308 .395 .558 .340 73.0 15.3 9.1
1980 SDN 28 162 643 558 89 154 25 6 20 251 79 83 2 4 0 87 23 7 .276 .365 .450 .295 37.1 -9.1 3.0
1981 NYA 29 105 440 388 52 114 25 1 13 180 43 41 1 7 1 68 11 1 .294 .360 .464 .307 30.2 -6.6 2.6
1982 NYA 30 140 597 539 84 151 24 8 37 302 45 64 0 8 5 106 5 3 .280 .331 .560 .311 37.4 -1.8 3.8
1983 NYA 31 152 664 598 99 169 26 8 32 307 58 77 2 6 0 116 15 6 .283 .345 .513 .298 40.2 -8.4 3.4
1984 NYA 32 141 626 567 106 193 34 4 19 292 53 71 0 6 0 100 6 4 .340 .393 .515 .332 62.6 2.2 6.9
1985 NYA 33 155 689 633 105 174 34 6 26 298 52 96 0 4 0 114 19 7 .275 .328 .471 .287 35.0 -5.1 3.2
1986 NYA 34 154 652 565 90 148 31 5 24 261 77 106 2 6 2 104 6 5 .262 .349 .462 .283 30.8 -0.4 3.2
1987 NYA 35 156 655 575 83 158 22 1 27 263 76 96 0 3 1 97 5 6 .275 .358 .457 .283 32.6 -21.9 1.1
1988 NYA 36 149 631 559 96 180 37 2 25 296 69 88 2 1 0 107 9 4 .322 .398 .530 .332 59.2 -22.0 4.1
1990 CAL 38 112 470 414 63 114 18 2 19 193 48 68 1 6 1 72 0 1 .275 .348 .466 .299 26.3 -17.6 0.9
1990 NYA 38 20 67 61 7 13 3 0 2 22 4 13 1 1 0 6 0 0 .213 .269 .361 .225 -1.3 -1.2 -0.3
1991 CAL 39 150 633 568 75 149 27 4 28 268 56 109 1 6 2 86 7 2 .262 .326 .472 .287 21.9 -7.7 1.5
1992 TOR 40 156 670 583 92 169 33 3 26 286 82 89 1 3 1 108 2 3 .290 .377 .491 .313 39.7 -0.2 4.3
1993 MIN 41 143 594 547 72 148 27 2 21 242 45 106 0 2 0 76 2 3 .271 .325 .442 .259 5.9 -0.1 0.6
1994 MIN 42 77 328 294 35 74 15 3 10 125 31 51 0 2 1 43 2 1 .252 .321 .425 .253 2.2 -0.0 0.2
1995 CLE 43 46 130 115 11 22 5 0 2 33 14 26 1 0 0 4 1 0 .191 .285 .287 .191 -8.9 0.0 -0.9
Career297312358110031669311054088465522112161686259519183322396.283.353.475.298735.4-71.971.0

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 SDN MLB 56 154 .262 .249 .312 .369 .254 .300 96 0.2 4.0 -0.8 -1.5 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 1.0 -0.1
1974 SDN MLB 145 544 .290 .252 .317 .364 .257 .289 96 15.9 14.1 -2.8 3.1 0.8 31.1 3.7 31.1 3.7
1975 SDN MLB 143 591 .281 .257 .323 .369 .257 .289 96 12.2 15.6 -5.7 9.7 2.9 27.6 4.0 27.6 4.0
1976 SDN MLB 137 567 .304 .255 .315 .361 .258 .310 96 23.6 14.3 -4.7 -1.9 9.0 48.8 5.2 48.8 5.2
1977 SDN MLB 157 678 .297 .262 .325 .396 .258 .277 95 25.6 18.9 -7 14.2 5.0 45.9 6.2 45.9 6.2
1978 SDN MLB 158 649 .326 .253 .317 .368 .256 .322 94 40.8 16.9 -2.4 -11.0 0.2 57.0 5.0 57.0 5.0
1979 SDN MLB 159 686 .340 .260 .319 .382 .253 .304 94 56.6 19.2 -7.1 15.3 1.6 73.0 9.1 73.0 9.1
1980 SDN MLB 162 643 .295 .257 .316 .372 .253 .292 96 22.2 17.3 -5.5 -9.1 -0.1 37.1 3.0 37.1 3.0
1981 NYA MLB 105 440 .307 .259 .321 .379 .264 .296 94 19.3 11.1 -1.9 -6.6 3.6 30.2 2.6 30.2 2.6
1982 NYA MLB 140 597 .311 .264 .324 .399 .264 .256 97 30.5 16.1 -4 -1.8 0.2 37.4 3.8 37.4 3.8
1983 NYA MLB 152 664 .298 .265 .326 .401 .266 .277 96 25.6 18.0 -3 -8.4 0.9 40.2 3.4 40.2 3.4
1984 NYA MLB 141 626 .332 .264 .324 .400 .265 .360 94 44.8 16.8 -5.3 2.2 5.9 62.6 6.9 62.6 6.9
1985 NYA MLB 155 689 .287 .263 .327 .410 .269 .287 97 18.6 18.8 -7 -5.1 2.3 35.0 3.2 35.0 3.2
1986 NYA MLB 154 652 .283 .263 .331 .409 .269 .281 101 15.1 18.0 -6.8 -0.4 2.0 30.8 3.2 30.8 3.2
1987 NYA MLB 156 655 .283 .264 .330 .427 .265 .288 99 16.3 19.3 -7.3 -21.9 -1.7 32.6 1.1 32.6 1.1
1988 NYA MLB 149 631 .332 .258 .321 .388 .266 .347 100 43.6 16.5 -6.2 -22.0 6.8 59.2 4.1 59.2 4.1
1990 CAL MLB 112 470 .299 .254 .319 .379 .258 .285 97 18.4 12.6 -4.8 -17.6 3.7 26.3 0.9 26.3 0.9
1990 NYA MLB 20 67 .225 .248 .320 .370 .255 .234 99 -2.4 1.8 -0.7 -1.2 0.2 -1.3 -0.3 -1.3 -0.3
1991 CAL MLB 150 633 .287 .259 .326 .394 .265 .277 96 17.2 17.1 -7.4 -7.7 -2.5 21.9 1.5 21.9 1.5
1992 TOR MLB 156 670 .313 .260 .326 .388 .266 .304 101 34 17.4 -10.4 -0.2 -1.6 39.7 4.3 39.7 4.3
1993 MIN MLB 143 594 .259 .265 .333 .404 .261 .301 99 -0.5 17.0 -9.9 -0.1 0.6 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
1994 MIN MLB 77 328 .253 .269 .337 .422 .261 .272 103 -2.7 9.9 -6.3 -0.0 1.4 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
1995 CLE MLB 46 130 .191 .273 .343 .432 .267 .230 100 -10 3.9 -2.4 0.0 -0.4 -8.9 -0.9 -8.9 -0.9

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
1973 SDN MLB 154 9 39 4 1 3 12 12 19 0 0 .277 .331 .383 .106 .262 1.0 -1.5 -0.1
1974 SDN MLB 544 57 132 18 4 20 75 40 96 9 7 .265 .318 .438 .173 .290 31.1 3.1 3.7
1975 SDN MLB 591 74 136 20 2 15 76 69 82 23 4 .267 .354 .403 .136 .281 27.6 9.7 4.0
1976 SDN MLB 567 81 139 26 4 13 69 65 78 26 7 .283 .366 .431 .148 .304 48.8 -1.9 5.2
1977 SDN MLB 678 104 169 29 7 25 92 58 75 16 7 .275 .335 .467 .192 .297 45.9 14.2 6.2
1978 SDN MLB 649 88 181 30 5 24 97 55 81 21 9 .308 .367 .499 .191 .326 57.0 -11.0 5.0
1979 SDN MLB 686 97 184 27 10 34 118 85 71 15 9 .308 .395 .558 .250 .340 73.0 15.3 9.1
1980 SDN MLB 643 89 154 25 6 20 87 79 83 23 7 .276 .365 .450 .174 .295 37.1 -9.1 3.0
1981 NYA MLB 440 52 114 25 1 13 68 43 41 11 1 .294 .360 .464 .170 .307 30.2 -6.6 2.6
1982 NYA MLB 597 84 151 24 8 37 106 45 64 5 3 .280 .331 .560 .280 .311 37.4 -1.8 3.8
1983 NYA MLB 664 99 169 26 8 32 116 58 77 15 6 .283 .345 .513 .231 .298 40.2 -8.4 3.4
1984 NYA MLB 626 106 193 34 4 19 100 53 71 6 4 .340 .393 .515 .175 .332 62.6 2.2 6.9
1985 NYA MLB 689 105 174 34 6 26 114 52 96 19 7 .275 .328 .471 .196 .287 35.0 -5.1 3.2
1986 NYA MLB 652 90 148 31 5 24 104 77 106 6 5 .262 .349 .462 .200 .283 30.8 -0.4 3.2
1987 NYA MLB 655 83 158 22 1 27 97 76 96 5 6 .275 .358 .457 .183 .283 32.6 -21.9 1.1
1988 NYA MLB 631 96 180 37 2 25 107 69 88 9 4 .322 .398 .530 .208 .332 59.2 -22.0 4.1
1990 NYA MLB 67 7 13 3 0 2 6 4 13 0 0 .213 .269 .361 .148 .225 -1.3 -1.2 -0.3
1990 CAL MLB 470 63 114 18 2 19 72 48 68 0 1 .275 .348 .466 .191 .299 26.3 -17.6 0.9
1991 CAL MLB 633 75 149 27 4 28 86 56 109 7 2 .262 .326 .472 .210 .287 21.9 -7.7 1.5
1992 TOR MLB 670 92 169 33 3 26 108 82 89 2 3 .290 .377 .491 .201 .313 39.7 -0.2 4.3
1993 MIN MLB 594 72 148 27 2 21 76 45 106 2 3 .271 .325 .442 .172 .259 5.9 -0.1 0.6
1994 MIN MLB 328 35 74 15 3 10 43 31 51 2 1 .252 .321 .425 .173 .253 2.2 -0.0 0.2
1995 CLE MLB 130 11 22 5 0 2 4 14 26 1 0 .191 .285 .287 .096 .191 -8.9 0.0 -0.9

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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BP Articles

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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2014-01-10
Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TABP Fantasy Staff2013-12-19
Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TAR.J. Anderson2013-12-19
Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TAEthan Purser2013-12-19
Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TABen Lindbergh2013-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Casting the Most Unconventional MVP VoteSam Miller2013-09-13
BP Unfiltered: The Most Unexpected StealsBen Lindbergh2013-05-28
Western Front: Pass the Bonds, PleaseGeoff Young2013-01-29
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The Week in Quotes: January 14-20Jonah Birenbaum2013-01-21
The Week in Quotes: January 14-20Hudson Belinsky2013-01-21
The Week in Quotes: January 14-20Andrew Koo2013-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
Pebble Hunting: A Hall of Fame Brochure for Ryan KleskoSam Miller2012-12-03
The BP Wayback Machine: What Were They Thinking?James Click2012-11-16
The Lineup Card: Seven Ways to Get Your Off-Season Baseball FixBaseball Prospectus2012-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 2-4Jason Martinez2012-11-05
BP Unfiltered: Saved by the RuleGeoff Young2012-08-09
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BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-StarsBen Lindbergh2012-07-12
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
The Platoon Advantage: On the Padres, Cycles, Supercycles, and PseudocyclesBill Parker2012-05-30
Wezen-Ball: Covering an All-Star TeamLarry Granillo2012-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: James McDonald, Professional HitterBradley Ankrom2012-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary CarterJay Jaffe2012-02-17
Wezen-Ball: Topps Honors Special "Animal" MomentsLarry Granillo2012-01-31
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
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Wezen-Ball: The Joy of Being Selected to the Hall of FameLarry Granillo2011-12-05
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Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984Larry Granillo2011-11-02
The BP Broadside: The ALDS Goat Remains Masked and AnonymousSteven Goldman2011-10-07
The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better RememberedBaseball Prospectus2011-07-13
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Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
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The Unappreciated Slugger: Why Jim Thome Gets OverlookedBrandon Warne2010-09-08
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better all around athlete: Randy Moss or Dave Winfield?
(richardkr34 from Saint Paul, MN)
Winfield. No question. (Jason Parks)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)When I was a kid a had a "Nobody Beats the Wiz" poster with Willie Randolph, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson and Don Mattingly on it. I loved that poster. No question, just wanted to share.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Their commercials weren't quite as annoying at Crazy Eddie's were. (Steven Goldman)
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)In re the cover of BP 2010 and the blurb regarding Adam Lind taking a shot at Mike Jacobs: While I love the snarkiness that comes with the analysis found in the book and BP in general, I thought the question posing the aspirational comparison to Bay and the pejorative comparison Jacobs was a little biting. It seems to me it's one thing for your blurb about Jacobs to say that he's underperformed, not met expectactions, etc., and another to ask if one player -- on the cover no less-- "is going to disappoint like Jacobs?" I just thought the comment dipped a little too far into the negative and unnecessarily called out a player by comparing him to another, especially in the context of this being the cover of the book. Thoughts? Was this discussed amongst the staff?
(JDLloyd10 from Biscuits' Stadium, AL)
Let me put it this way: we spend so little time thinking about those blurbs that I had to pull the book out to see what you were talking about. I don't write them, we don't really write them. They're thrown together by a combination of people including the publisher and passed along very quickly. I find it very difficult to think up cover blurbs when I'm desperately trying to edit the book and I haven't seen more than a few chapters. I think your comment is fair, though; in the future we'll try to discourage those comparisons except maybe in a more broad historic sense, like "Is Jayson Heyward the next Dave Winfield?" or something like that. (Steven Goldman)
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK ... so *IS* Jayson Heyward the next Dave Winfield, OR Eric Davis?
(dianagramr from NYC)
I lean Winfield. Is there ANY player in baseball who is going to have a 30 HR/50 SB season any time soon? (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Fun subjective question: Based on what you've seen and older scouts you know, who are the five most physically talented prospects of the past 25-30 years? Griffey, A-Rod, Bo Jackson, Eric Davis, Strawberry?
(Jonathan from New York)
I love this question, but the discussion would take . . . years. Justin Upton comes to mind for recent guys, Dave Winfield if we can go back a few more years. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameIt should be noted that GMS III hated the All-Star Game. When Dave Winfield played 87 innings in that one length ASG and then slumped coming out of the break, he was livid. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneWhen the Yankees struggled down the stretch in 1985, George Steinbrenner said that Reggie Jackson was Mr. October but Dave Winfield was Mr. May. Teixeira's free agent contract/offensively poor postseason might have prompted George to say the same thing, though with Teixeira's tendency towards slow starts, he's not Mr. May either. (Steven Goldman)