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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 5952 .288 .371 .420 .291 38.1
Birth Date12-22-1955
Height5' 9"
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
1978 PHI 22 17 8 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .500 .000 .282 1.1 0.0 0.1
1979 PHI 23 17 31 30 4 5 2 0 0 7 1 7 0 0 0 3 2 1 .167 .194 .233 .152 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1
1980 PHI 24 100 331 298 69 101 14 4 3 132 26 48 4 2 1 20 33 13 .339 .397 .443 .299 27.6 -5.6 2.3
1981 PHI 25 62 202 176 40 57 14 3 2 83 18 14 5 0 3 11 21 10 .324 .402 .472 .328 20.7 -0.2 2.3
1982 SLN 26 156 672 592 120 182 35 8 8 257 64 74 9 4 3 69 68 26 .307 .381 .434 .293 52.7 -1.2 5.5
1983 SLN 27 130 547 492 83 158 31 5 8 223 41 55 9 4 1 45 43 18 .321 .381 .453 .299 35.3 -4.6 3.3
1984 SLN 28 145 590 504 77 126 20 4 6 172 70 90 9 4 3 49 50 13 .250 .349 .341 .271 25.4 -13.3 1.3
1985 KCA 29 120 498 448 77 115 23 4 6 164 41 69 4 5 0 41 40 7 .257 .321 .366 .254 16.5 -1.2 1.6
1985 SLN 29 28 115 96 15 25 2 2 0 31 15 20 3 0 1 7 12 6 .260 .377 .323 .266 4.0 -0.9 0.3
1986 KCA 30 134 568 508 80 146 25 7 8 209 46 78 10 2 2 44 26 9 .287 .357 .411 .284 22.8 9.9 3.4
1987 KCA 31 48 197 167 26 42 7 1 3 60 24 31 4 2 0 8 9 4 .251 .355 .359 .269 4.1 -1.5 0.3
1988 ATL 32 43 125 114 14 27 3 0 3 39 10 25 0 1 0 9 4 2 .237 .296 .342 .251 2.0 0.1 0.2
1989 ATL 33 134 577 482 89 152 34 4 21 257 76 95 11 7 1 79 25 12 .315 .415 .533 .342 59.6 9.8 7.6
1990 ATL 34 135 537 466 72 142 27 9 9 214 58 69 6 6 1 42 10 10 .305 .384 .459 .305 34.3 6.6 4.4
1991 ATL 35 122 416 353 58 97 19 1 7 139 50 64 9 2 2 44 9 5 .275 .377 .394 .286 25.8 -5.9 2.1
1992 ATL 36 84 182 158 23 39 8 2 6 69 17 37 3 4 0 33 4 0 .247 .324 .437 .287 8.6 0.5 1.0
1993 BAL 37 9 32 24 8 5 1 0 2 12 8 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 .208 .406 .500 .314 2.8 -0.3 0.3
1993 PIT 37 94 252 199 35 57 5 4 6 88 43 42 5 2 3 24 9 4 .286 .422 .442 .308 20.4 2.7 2.3
1994 BAL 38 35 72 59 13 12 3 0 0 15 11 18 1 1 0 2 1 0 .203 .333 .254 .241 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
Career161359525170909148827358982171623849924621533370140.288.371.420.291361.8-5.238.1

Advanced

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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 PHI MLB 17 8 .282 .229 .296 .314 .231 .000 105 0.2 0.2 0 0.0 -0.1 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
1978 OKL AAA 125 566 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 PHI MLB 17 31 .152 .278 .330 .419 .266 .217 103 -3.4 0.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.4 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
1979 OKL AAA 110 514 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 PHI MLB 100 331 .299 .262 .322 .379 .257 .394 102 12.8 8.9 -2.1 -5.6 5.9 27.6 2.3 27.6 2.3
1981 PHI MLB 62 202 .328 .253 .308 .361 .255 .344 101 12.9 5.1 -0.8 -0.2 1.7 20.7 2.3 20.7 2.3
1982 SLN MLB 156 672 .293 .259 .317 .374 .255 .339 100 22.4 18.1 -3 -1.2 12.4 52.7 5.5 52.7 5.5
1983 SLN MLB 130 547 .299 .258 .319 .379 .256 .346 100 21.4 14.9 -3.5 -4.6 3.1 35.3 3.3 35.3 3.3
1984 SLN MLB 145 590 .271 .256 .315 .367 .254 .291 93 6.6 15.8 -3.7 -13.3 5.6 25.4 1.3 25.4 1.3
1985 KCA MLB 120 498 .254 .261 .324 .407 .266 .288 95 -3.2 13.6 -3.2 -1.2 8.2 16.5 1.6 16.5 1.6
1985 SLN MLB 28 115 .266 .252 .317 .365 .255 .329 88 0.6 3.1 -0.7 -0.9 1.0 4.0 0.3 4.0 0.3
1986 KCA MLB 134 568 .284 .262 .327 .407 .266 .325 98 13.8 15.7 -4.2 9.9 -2.5 22.8 3.4 22.8 3.4
1987 KCA MLB 48 197 .269 .264 .330 .429 .264 .289 99 2 5.8 -2.1 -1.5 -0.9 4.1 0.3 4.1 0.3
1987 OMA AAA 40 172 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 ATL MLB 43 125 .251 .241 .300 .355 .248 .276 103 -1.1 3.3 -0.7 0.1 3.2 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
1988 RIC AAA 93 369 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ATL MLB 134 577 .342 .246 .308 .367 .255 .351 102 45.6 15.1 -3.6 9.8 1.9 59.6 7.6 59.6 7.6
1990 ATL MLB 135 537 .305 .255 .315 .383 .258 .338 106 24.1 14.4 -3.3 6.6 -1.1 34.3 4.4 34.3 4.4
1991 ATL MLB 122 416 .286 .255 .316 .380 .258 .317 108 10.8 11.3 -2.5 -5.9 4.1 25.8 2.1 25.8 2.1
1992 ATL MLB 84 182 .287 .254 .313 .369 .254 .277 103 4.7 4.7 -0.8 0.5 0.3 8.6 1.0 8.6 1.0
1993 BAL MLB 9 32 .314 .246 .325 .388 .254 .250 103 1.8 0.9 -0.4 -0.3 0.4 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
1993 PIT MLB 94 252 .308 .266 .323 .398 .256 .333 100 12.9 7.2 -1.3 2.7 0.1 20.4 2.3 20.4 2.3
1994 BAL MLB 35 72 .241 .278 .350 .436 .269 .286 100 -1.5 2.2 -1.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1

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 PHI MLB 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .282 1.1 0.0 0.1
1978 OKL AAA 566 103 151 20 5 7 43 79 79 66 19 .315 .412 .421 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 PHI MLB 31 4 5 2 0 0 3 1 7 2 1 .167 .194 .233 .067 .152 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1
1979 OKL AAA 514 106 149 26 9 7 44 56 52 34 11 .330 .407 .475 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 PHI MLB 331 69 101 14 4 3 20 26 48 33 13 .339 .397 .443 .104 .299 27.6 -5.6 2.3
1981 PHI MLB 202 40 57 14 3 2 11 18 14 21 10 .324 .402 .472 .148 .328 20.7 -0.2 2.3
1982 SLN MLB 672 120 182 35 8 8 69 64 74 68 26 .307 .381 .434 .127 .293 52.7 -1.2 5.5
1983 SLN MLB 547 83 158 31 5 8 45 41 55 43 18 .321 .381 .453 .132 .299 35.3 -4.6 3.3
1984 SLN MLB 590 77 126 20 4 6 49 70 90 50 13 .250 .349 .341 .091 .271 25.4 -13.3 1.3
1985 KCA MLB 498 77 115 23 4 6 41 41 69 40 7 .257 .321 .366 .109 .254 16.5 -1.2 1.6
1985 SLN MLB 115 15 25 2 2 0 7 15 20 12 6 .260 .377 .323 .062 .266 4.0 -0.9 0.3
1986 KCA MLB 568 80 146 25 7 8 44 46 78 26 9 .287 .357 .411 .124 .284 22.8 9.9 3.4
1987 KCA MLB 197 26 42 7 1 3 8 24 31 9 4 .251 .355 .359 .108 .269 4.1 -1.5 0.3
1987 OMA AAA 172 36 49 9 1 7 33 18 22 8 6 .329 .405 .544 .215 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 RIC AAA 369 58 87 13 5 9 7 66 65 26 3 .300 .441 .472 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 ATL MLB 125 14 27 3 0 3 9 10 25 4 2 .237 .296 .342 .105 .251 2.0 0.1 0.2
1989 ATL MLB 577 89 152 34 4 21 79 76 95 25 12 .315 .415 .533 .218 .342 59.6 9.8 7.6
1990 ATL MLB 537 72 142 27 9 9 42 58 69 10 10 .305 .384 .459 .155 .305 34.3 6.6 4.4
1991 ATL MLB 416 58 97 19 1 7 44 50 64 9 5 .275 .377 .394 .119 .286 25.8 -5.9 2.1
1992 ATL MLB 182 23 39 8 2 6 33 17 37 4 0 .247 .324 .437 .190 .287 8.6 0.5 1.0
1993 PIT MLB 252 35 57 5 4 6 24 43 42 9 4 .286 .422 .442 .156 .308 20.4 2.7 2.3
1993 BAL MLB 32 8 5 1 0 2 3 8 10 0 0 .208 .406 .500 .292 .314 2.8 -0.3 0.3
1994 BAL MLB 72 13 12 3 0 0 2 11 18 1 0 .203 .333 .254 .051 .241 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1

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
1991-03-27 1991-04-29 15-DL 33 16 Left Knee Surgery 1991-03-27 -

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Nine Unlikely Postseason HeroesBaseball Prospectus2014-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Unlikeliest MVP candidatesJason Wojciechowski2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The 30-Second Story of the San Francisco GiantsSam Miller2013-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Tensest Series of All TimeDave Studeman2012-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 1/20/12Rob McQuown2012-01-20
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Impact of World Series Starts (or How Much Was Jack Morris Really Worth?)Sean Smith2011-03-04
Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft PrepRob McQuown2011-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter, and OutfieldRob McQuown2011-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Back for MoreJohn Perrotto2010-10-27
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
Playoff Prospectus: LDS Day Three RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The White Rat ReluctantJeff Euston2010-07-26
You Can Blog It Up: Just in Time for HOF inductions, the Whitey Herzog All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Scoresheet: Draft Prep 1Rob McQuown2010-06-21
Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84Ken Funck2010-05-11
Prospectus Idol Entry: The 1991 World Series: An Adventure in Championship ExpectancyMatt Swartz2009-06-21
Prospectus Idol Entry: The Little Big Man AwardsKen Funck2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Late Standing StartsJim Baker2008-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of CompletenessDan Fox2008-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Biggest Booms and Busts?Dan Fox2007-11-08
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
Prospectus Notebook: Friday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-07-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Factoring in DefenseJeff Erickson2005-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: 'Bag ManDayn Perry2004-06-04
Transaction Analysis: February 10-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-21
This article requires BP Premium access6-4-3: 6-4-3: Accountability Corner: Part OneGary Huckabay2003-02-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Cecil Fielder has to fit somewhere in the discussion of least-athletic players - I'd throw a Lonnie Smith in there too.
(buggyracer from Clearfield, PA)
Lonnie Smith was simply a horrible outfielder. I have no idea how a guy with 370 career stolen bases could be un-athletic. (Kevin Goldstein)


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