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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 6478 .274 .349 .443 .284 39
Birth Date12-21-1960
Height6' 1"
Weight190 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
1983 SLN 22 101 361 309 51 81 15 5 8 130 46 64 1 3 2 38 21 7 .262 .357 .421 .274 13.7 -0.8 1.4
1984 SLN 23 137 426 361 45 88 16 4 7 133 63 71 0 2 0 50 28 5 .244 .354 .368 .273 19.7 -2.1 1.9
1985 SLN 24 146 475 424 61 110 25 6 13 186 47 54 2 1 1 55 34 6 .259 .335 .439 .280 23.4 -0.2 2.5
1986 SLN 25 137 470 418 48 113 23 7 13 189 47 85 1 3 1 61 21 8 .270 .343 .452 .289 24.1 3.7 2.9
1987 PIT 26 157 630 564 93 165 36 11 21 286 56 122 4 3 3 82 34 8 .293 .359 .507 .291 48.7 -2.2 4.6
1988 PIT 27 154 659 587 101 169 23 15 25 297 57 126 1 13 1 100 30 9 .288 .345 .506 .305 56.9 -1.8 6.0
1989 PIT 28 130 531 476 64 113 18 9 9 176 47 100 3 4 1 53 16 4 .237 .308 .370 .254 22.1 3.4 2.8
1990 PIT 29 136 567 493 67 140 26 6 17 229 66 89 1 4 3 77 14 4 .284 .367 .465 .306 45.4 -0.6 4.8
1991 PIT 30 138 577 491 87 130 24 7 17 219 71 85 4 11 0 83 10 3 .265 .355 .446 .298 47.3 -17.1 3.2
1992 PIT 31 154 685 614 103 199 45 12 14 310 58 99 4 9 0 89 12 3 .324 .381 .505 .326 66.6 3.0 7.6
1993 PIT 32 83 353 323 42 100 13 4 8 145 24 40 2 4 0 50 11 2 .310 .357 .449 .267 13.7 -1.9 1.2
1994 PIT 33 105 430 374 41 92 18 3 6 134 52 72 2 2 0 30 7 0 .246 .340 .358 .243 7.6 -0.3 0.7
1995 BAL 34 17 68 63 6 10 1 0 3 20 5 15 0 0 0 8 0 0 .159 .221 .317 .181 -4.2 0.5 -0.4
1995 PHI 34 63 246 214 26 52 10 2 3 75 28 41 2 2 0 16 7 0 .243 .333 .350 .236 5.4 -6.7 -0.1
Career1658647857118351562293911642529667106327611279224559.274.349.443.284390.3-23.139.0

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
1980 GAS A 126 501 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 STP A+ 94 336 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 ARK AA 123 482 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 SLN MLB 101 361 .274 .261 .322 .386 .258 .304 100 5 9.8 -1.7 -0.8 -0.8 13.7 1.4 13.7 1.4
1983 LOU AAA 54 255 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 SLN MLB 137 426 .273 .255 .313 .367 .252 .284 94 5.3 11.4 -2.6 -2.1 4.5 19.7 1.9 19.7 1.9
1985 SLN MLB 146 475 .280 .253 .317 .374 .254 .271 92 9.6 13.0 -4.1 -0.2 2.3 23.4 2.5 23.4 2.5
1986 SLN MLB 137 470 .289 .255 .319 .380 .254 .310 96 13.8 13.0 -4.3 3.7 -0.2 24.1 2.9 24.1 2.9
1987 PIT MLB 157 630 .291 .258 .323 .399 .255 .340 99 20.9 18.6 -0.3 -2.2 4.2 48.7 4.6 48.7 4.6
1988 PIT MLB 154 659 .305 .247 .307 .362 .253 .321 99 28.4 17.2 1.6 -1.8 2.0 56.9 6.0 56.9 6.0
1989 PIT MLB 130 531 .254 .245 .308 .362 .253 .280 100 -3 13.9 1.2 3.4 2.2 22.1 2.8 22.1 2.8
1990 PIT MLB 136 567 .306 .260 .324 .389 .263 .315 99 25.9 15.2 1.4 -0.6 0.4 45.4 4.8 45.4 4.8
1991 PIT MLB 138 577 .298 .251 .316 .372 .257 .282 99 21.6 15.6 1.4 -17.1 3.5 47.3 3.2 47.3 3.2
1992 PIT MLB 154 685 .326 .252 .311 .372 .255 .363 97 43.7 17.8 1.6 3.0 0.0 66.6 7.6 66.6 7.6
1993 PIT MLB 83 353 .267 .265 .325 .400 .258 .330 101 2.8 10.1 0.9 -1.9 0.8 13.7 1.2 13.7 1.2
1993 CAR AA 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 PIT MLB 105 430 .243 .265 .325 .406 .252 .289 101 -8.3 13.1 1.2 -0.3 -1.3 7.6 0.7 7.6 0.7
1995 BAL MLB 17 68 .181 .279 .347 .442 .270 .156 102 -6 2.0 0.1 0.5 -0.1 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
1995 PHI MLB 63 246 .236 .264 .327 .411 .257 .285 101 -6.4 7.4 0.6 -6.7 1.4 5.4 -0.1 5.4 -0.1
1995 FRD A+ 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BOW AA 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1980 GAS A 501 62 115 15 4 8 59 70 68 19 1 .270 .374 .380 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 STP A+ 336 42 62 11 3 1 25 47 55 10 2 .220 .334 .291 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 ARK AA 482 83 116 13 11 16 70 61 85 37 8 .279 .372 .478 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 SLN MLB 361 51 81 15 5 8 38 46 64 21 7 .262 .357 .421 .159 .274 13.7 -0.8 1.4
1983 LOU AAA 255 52 81 21 4 6 41 31 30 13 3 .368 .447 .582 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 SLN MLB 426 45 88 16 4 7 50 63 71 28 5 .244 .354 .368 .125 .273 19.7 -2.1 1.9
1985 SLN MLB 475 61 110 25 6 13 55 47 54 34 6 .259 .335 .439 .179 .280 23.4 -0.2 2.5
1986 SLN MLB 470 48 113 23 7 13 61 47 85 21 8 .270 .343 .452 .182 .289 24.1 3.7 2.9
1987 PIT MLB 630 93 165 36 11 21 82 56 122 34 8 .293 .359 .507 .215 .291 48.7 -2.2 4.6
1988 PIT MLB 659 101 169 23 15 25 100 57 126 30 9 .288 .345 .506 .218 .305 56.9 -1.8 6.0
1989 PIT MLB 531 64 113 18 9 9 53 47 100 16 4 .237 .308 .370 .132 .254 22.1 3.4 2.8
1990 PIT MLB 567 67 140 26 6 17 77 66 89 14 4 .284 .367 .465 .181 .306 45.4 -0.6 4.8
1991 PIT MLB 577 87 130 24 7 17 83 71 85 10 3 .265 .355 .446 .181 .298 47.3 -17.1 3.2
1992 PIT MLB 685 103 199 45 12 14 89 58 99 12 3 .324 .381 .505 .181 .326 66.6 3.0 7.6
1993 CAR AA 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PIT MLB 353 42 100 13 4 8 50 24 40 11 2 .310 .357 .449 .139 .267 13.7 -1.9 1.2
1994 PIT MLB 430 41 92 18 3 6 30 52 72 7 0 .246 .340 .358 .112 .243 7.6 -0.3 0.7
1995 FRD A+ 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 .000 .600 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BOW AA 9 2 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 PHI MLB 246 26 52 10 2 3 16 28 41 7 0 .243 .333 .350 .107 .236 5.4 -6.7 -0.1
1995 BAL MLB 68 6 10 1 0 3 8 5 15 0 0 .159 .221 .317 .159 .181 -4.2 0.5 -0.4

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

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Padres' Sad Team LeadersSam Miller2014-09-29
Prospectus Feature: Colin Moran and the Matter of Draft StatusJeff Moore2014-09-23
The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-IfsBaseball Prospectus2014-06-04
Overthinking It: What Scouts Said About 2014's Top Cooperstown CandidatesBen Lindbergh2014-01-08
BP Unfiltered: Desmond Jennings Doesn't Need Your AssistanceBen Lindbergh2013-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Future of Baseball BroadcastingDave Raymond2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
BP Unfiltered: Edwin Starr and the NL MVP RaceSam Miller2012-10-01
The Lineup Card: Seven August Moves that MatteredBaseball Prospectus2012-08-01
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 17Larry Granillo2012-07-18
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 20Larry Granillo2012-05-21
Baseball ProGUESTus: Pedro Alvarez and the Ghosts of Pirates Prospects PastPat Lackey2012-05-15
The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better RememberedBaseball Prospectus2011-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Bob KipperDavid Laurila2011-01-04
Winter Meetings: Chatter from Disney (updated at 6:25 p.m.)John Perrotto2010-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, GiantsChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
Another Look: Andy Van SlykeBob Hertzel2010-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Carlos Guillen ClubBen Lindbergh2010-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Baseball Truly is a Funny GameBob Hertzel2010-06-08
One-Hoppers: Ken Griffey Jr. Bows OutJay Jaffe2010-06-02
Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84Ken Funck2010-05-11
One-Hoppers: GAME STORY: Garrett Jones' big dayJohn Perrotto2010-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 3Steven Goldman2010-03-11
Prospectus Q&A: Best Q&A Quotes of 2009David Laurila2009-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Three-Way FunChristina Kahrl2009-12-08
You Could Look It Up: No Juice at Bailout FieldSteven Goldman2009-09-04
Prospectus Idol Entry: Andrew McCutchenBrian Cartwright2009-06-14
Prospectus Q&A: Andy Van SlykeDavid Laurila2009-04-19
Prospectus Q&A: Nate McLouthDavid Laurila2009-03-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Pittsburgh PiratesBrad Wochomurka2009-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-11
The Week in Quotes: April 28-May 4Alex Carnevale2008-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
UTK Wrap: Come to FloridaWill Carroll2008-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL CentralChristina Kahrl2007-12-19
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: A Peek InsideBaseball Prospectus2007-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Similarities Great and SmallJoe Sheehan2007-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Millstones and MilestonesJim Baker2007-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Stretching It OutDan Fox2007-04-26
The Week in Quotes: February 26-March 5Alex Carnevale2007-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: Q&A with Branch Rickey IIIMaury Brown2007-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Game Four DiaryChristina Kahrl2006-10-27
Doctoring The Numbers: Building the Best in Motor City, Part TwoRany Jazayerli2006-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Tales from PECOTASteven Goldman2006-04-17
Prospectus Notebook: Tigers, Mets, PiratesBaseball Prospectus2006-02-03
Prospectus Notebook: Tigers, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2005-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs, 4/24/05Jonah Keri2005-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Southpaw Stories, Part INate Silver2004-05-27
The Class of 2004: Analyzing the HittersJay Jaffe2004-01-06
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IVSteven Goldman2003-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspecting: Jeremy HermidaDavid Cameron2003-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Preview: The National LeagueNate Silver2003-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, February 16-March 5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-07
Hall Of Fame Roundtable: Commentary on this year's candidatesChristina Kahrl2000-11-30
Hall Of Fame Roundtable: Commentary on this year's candidatesGary Huckabay2000-11-30


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)what do you think of Scott Van Slyke? Yes he's old but he can't be any worse than Loney or Rivera can he?
(Jason from Quebec)
No, he probably can't be, even though he's 25 and it's Albuquerque. And Rivera just hurt his leg sliding into third, so it's possible that he might miss some time. I'm rooting for Van Slyke, if only because there's a chance he might be as funny as his old man. Andy Van Slyke was hilarious. (Ben Lindbergh)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Corey Hart... The Andy Van Slyke of the Fielder/Braun/Hart trio? Minus the defense and left handedness I guess... I was going more for the underappreciatedness of it.
(strupp from Madison)
Forgive me, I needed a long giggle break. Andy Van Slyke, underappreciated? Would that be on the planet without beatwriters? (Now *there's* a movie that would make people forget "Mars Needs Women.") Anyway, I think it's obvious that Hart's the item that fills your bill. I'd love to see him get a serious shot in center, but I really don't think it's ever going to happen. (Christina Kahrl)


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