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Portrait of Hank Arft

Hank Arft 1B

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 1056 .253 .352 .375 .202 2.3
Birth Date1-28-1922
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1948 SLA 26 69 296 248 25 59 10 3 5 90 45 43 0 3 38 1 2 .238 .355 .363 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 SLA 27 6 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 SLA 28 98 332 280 45 75 16 4 1 102 46 48 2 4 32 3 2 .268 .375 .364 .271 5.2 -0.8 0.4
1951 SLA 29 112 390 345 44 90 16 5 7 137 41 34 0 4 42 4 6 .261 .339 .397 .299 15.8 4.0 2.0
1952 SLA 30 15 33 28 1 4 3 1 0 9 5 7 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .273 .321 .212 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2
Career3001056906116229461313340137133211118810.253.352.375.20219.53.12.3

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
1948 SLA MLB 69 296 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 SLA MLB 6 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 SLA MLB 98 332 .271 .265 .351 .391 .270 .000 104 2.4 5.9 -3.6 -0.8 1.5 5.2 0.4 5.2 0.4
1951 SLA MLB 112 390 .299 .255 .326 .363 .261 .000 101 10.8 7.1 -4.4 4.0 3.5 15.8 2.0 15.8 2.0
1952 SLA MLB 15 33 .212 .253 .316 .360 .263 .000 101 -1.6 0.9 -0.5 -0.1 -0.0 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2

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
1948 SLA MLB 296 25 59 10 3 5 38 45 43 1 2 .238 .355 .363 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 SLA MLB 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 SLA MLB 332 45 75 16 4 1 32 46 48 3 2 .268 .375 .364 .096 .271 5.2 -0.8 0.4
1951 SLA MLB 390 44 90 16 5 7 42 41 34 4 6 .261 .339 .397 .136 .299 15.8 4.0 2.0
1952 SLA MLB 33 1 4 3 1 0 4 5 7 0 0 .143 .273 .321 .179 .212 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2

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

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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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 accessOverthinking It: The Worst of the BestBen Lindbergh2011-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: On Droughts and DraftsSteven Goldman2009-08-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I had the privilege my collegiate junior year to have labrum surgery, thus making me the pitch count/radar gun operator behind home plate. I sat behind home plate with a number of scouts and heard ridiculous stories. It seems the tall tales grow with age. What is your % estimate of how much is true?
(whjohnson37 from Houston)
Depends on who you’re talking to. I’d bet my house on the truth of anything Brandy Davis or Mike Toomey told me. Some other guys—not so much. I chose not to do a chapter on a scout whose stories sounded like episodes from the Twilight Zone. I couldn’t figure out how to present him as the great scout he was (50 signees in the majors).

But I went to the trouble of verifying a lot of stories about specific games, like the one that Tom Ferrick told (in the new Afterword) about being a relief pitcher for the St. Louis Browns in 1950, and being brought in “put out the fire” when the Red Sox had scored 29 runs. (The Browns’ manager didn’t want to be the first whose team ever gave up 30 in a game.) I checked the box score and game stories. Everything was true, and there were even other great details. For example, Tom got the last out on a fly ball to a Browns’ outfielder named Hank Arft, whose nickname was “Bow Wow”! (Kevin Kerrane)


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