Biographical

Portrait of Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella C

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 4816 .276 .360 .500 .242 33.9
Birth Date11-19-1921
Height5' 9"
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
1948 BRO 26 83 321 279 32 72 11 3 9 116 36 45 1 5 45 3 .258 .345 .416 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 BRO 27 130 507 436 65 125 22 2 22 217 67 36 3 1 82 3 .287 .385 .498 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO 28 126 494 437 70 123 19 3 31 241 55 51 2 0 89 1 .281 .364 .551 .297 51.6 -2.5 4.7
1951 BRO 29 143 562 505 90 164 33 1 33 298 53 51 4 0 108 1 2 .325 .393 .590 .332 70.5 0.9 7.3
1952 BRO 30 128 533 468 73 126 18 1 22 212 57 59 3 5 97 8 4 .269 .352 .453 .296 46.0 -2.4 4.7
1953 BRO 31 144 590 519 103 162 26 3 41 317 67 58 4 0 142 4 2 .312 .395 .611 .335 77.6 -0.4 7.8
1954 BRO 32 111 446 397 43 82 14 3 19 159 42 49 2 1 4 51 1 4 .207 .285 .401 .232 10.2 -0.9 1.0
1955 BRO 33 123 522 446 81 142 20 1 32 260 56 41 6 9 5 107 2 3 .318 .395 .583 .318 54.0 -0.9 5.5
1956 BRO 34 124 461 388 39 85 6 1 20 153 66 61 1 2 4 73 1 0 .219 .333 .394 .247 12.2 -0.9 1.2
1957 BRO 35 103 380 330 31 80 9 0 13 128 34 50 4 6 6 62 1 0 .242 .316 .388 .249 14.6 1.6 1.7
Career12154816420562711611781824221015335013018308562515.276.360.500.242336.7-5.633.9

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 BRO MLB 83 321 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 BRO MLB 130 507 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 126 494 .297 .260 .331 .405 .265 .000 106 21.1 14.9 9 -2.5 2.7 51.6 4.7 51.6 4.7
1951 BRO MLB 143 562 .332 .263 .330 .397 .272 .000 105 43.7 15.8 9.4 0.9 -4.0 70.5 7.3 70.5 7.3
1952 BRO MLB 128 533 .296 .253 .319 .375 .271 .000 100 19.1 13.9 8.3 -2.4 -0.8 46.0 4.7 46.0 4.7
1953 BRO MLB 144 590 .335 .270 .339 .422 .277 .000 106 48.4 17.0 10.1 -0.4 0.2 77.6 7.8 77.6 7.8
1954 BRO MLB 111 446 .232 .270 .334 .420 .269 .191 104 -13 12.1 7.4 -0.9 1.5 10.2 1.0 10.2 1.0
1955 BRO MLB 123 522 .318 .259 .328 .410 .265 .288 107 31.8 14.5 8.7 -0.9 -3.1 54.0 5.5 54.0 5.5
1956 BRO MLB 124 461 .247 .257 .320 .397 .256 .210 102 -6.1 12.8 7.7 -0.9 -2.3 12.2 1.2 12.2 1.2
1957 BRO MLB 103 380 .249 .260 .320 .396 .263 .245 103 -4.1 10.2 6.1 1.6 1.2 14.6 1.7 14.6 1.7

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 BRO MLB 321 32 72 11 3 9 45 36 45 3 .258 .345 .416 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 BRO MLB 507 65 125 22 2 22 82 67 36 3 .287 .385 .498 .211 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 494 70 123 19 3 31 89 55 51 1 .281 .364 .551 .270 .297 51.6 -2.5 4.7
1951 BRO MLB 562 90 164 33 1 33 108 53 51 1 2 .325 .393 .590 .265 .332 70.5 0.9 7.3
1952 BRO MLB 533 73 126 18 1 22 97 57 59 8 4 .269 .352 .453 .184 .296 46.0 -2.4 4.7
1953 BRO MLB 590 103 162 26 3 41 142 67 58 4 2 .312 .395 .611 .299 .335 77.6 -0.4 7.8
1954 BRO MLB 446 43 82 14 3 19 51 42 49 1 4 .207 .285 .401 .194 .232 10.2 -0.9 1.0
1955 BRO MLB 522 81 142 20 1 32 107 56 41 2 3 .318 .395 .583 .265 .318 54.0 -0.9 5.5
1956 BRO MLB 461 39 85 6 1 20 73 66 61 1 0 .219 .333 .394 .175 .247 12.2 -0.9 1.2
1957 BRO MLB 380 31 80 9 0 13 62 34 50 1 0 .242 .316 .388 .145 .249 14.6 1.6 1.7

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
1958-04-15 1958-09-27 60-DL 165 153 - Neck Recovery From Surgery Fracture with Paralysis - -
1958-01-29 1958-01-29 Off 0 0 - Neck Surgery Fracture with Paralysis - -
1954-05-02 1954-05-30 DTD 28 23 Left Hand Surgery Bone Chip - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe View from the Loge Level: Ode to JoeDaron Sutton2014-07-25
Skewed Left: Why Deserving MVPs Don't WinZachary Levine2013-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Triple ThreatDaniel Rathman2013-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: The Historical Quirks of "42"Zachary Levine2013-04-16
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Secret Life of the American BallplayerMichael Clair2013-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: The Voting TravestyDerek Carty2013-01-10
Baseball ProGUESTus: Marathon Men: When the '58 Giants and Dodgers Played Nine in a RowJeff Polman2012-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Is 12 Enough for Ichiro?Michael Bates2012-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Fat Elvis' Swan SongJay Jaffe2012-08-31
BP Unfiltered: Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli Chase HistoryR.J. Anderson2012-06-25
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessInside The Park: About Big Threes in BaseballBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
The Lineup Card: 10 Most Disappointing Career-Ending InjuriesBaseball Prospectus2012-05-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: Pudge RetiresJay Jaffe2012-04-20
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
The Stats Go Marching In: The Hidden Helpers of the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-03-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary CarterJay Jaffe2012-02-17
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of FameJay Jaffe2011-11-22
The Lineup Card: 9 Forgotten Players from Defunct FranchisesBaseball Prospectus2011-09-08
The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT BadBaseball Prospectus2011-07-20
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?Steven Goldman2011-05-25
Prospectus Q&A: Mark TrumboDavid Laurila2011-05-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Duke Snider, 1926-2011Jay Jaffe2011-02-28
You Can Blog It Up: Only Willie Remains: Rest Well, Duke SniderSteven Goldman2011-02-27
Prospectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part IDavid Laurila2010-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Willie, Mickey, and the DukeBob Hertzel2010-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: The 1952 PiratesBob Hertzel2010-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Pitchers Who FizzledBob Hertzel2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Baseball Truly is a Funny GameBob Hertzel2010-06-08
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #9Steven Goldman2010-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWSJay Jaffe2010-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine Jay Jaffe2010-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Thanksgiving Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-11-29
The Week in Quotes: September 28-October 4Alex Carnevale2009-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Don't Fence Me InSteven Goldman2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Twin City TripletsKen Funck2009-08-10
Prospectus Idol Entry: The Little Big Man AwardsKen Funck2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Dark Clouds in ClevelandJohn Perrotto2009-05-17
Prospectus Hit and Run: Tales in a Minor KeyJay Jaffe2009-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Drowning in DramaSteven Goldman2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part OneJay Jaffe2008-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Mudcat GrantDavid Laurila2008-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Unfinished BusinessJay Jaffe2008-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Benefit GamesSteven Goldman2007-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Running Hot and ColdJohn Perrotto2007-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: The HittersJay Jaffe2005-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part OneClay Davenport2005-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Seeking the Perfect CandidateJim Baker2005-01-06
The Class of 2005: The HittersJay Jaffe2004-12-16
Murderer's Row: How Good Are the Cardinals Now?Chaim Bloom2004-08-10
Murderer's Row: How Good Are the Cardinals Now?Keith Woolner2004-08-10
You Could Look It Up: Draft EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-09
The Class of 2004: Analyzing the HittersJay Jaffe2004-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThey Wuz Robbed: Tales of Head-Scratching MVP VotingMark Armour2003-09-05
Aim For The Head: Pete Rose and the Hall of FameKeith Woolner2003-08-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Tucker Barnhart? How do you evaluate and predict a catchers defensive ability, game management, and all those other "intangibles" for a catcher. Maybe those skills don't directly relate to fantasy, but I think they indirectly affect your pitchers (especially the young ones---see Yadier Molina). I guess what I am asking is who is the next (either in the 2014 draft or in MiLB) Ron Karkovice, Gary Carter, Jim Sundberg, Roy Campanella and in my humble opinion, Yadier Molina?
(Eli from Boston)
This is probably a better question for Parks and the MiLB crew here. I'm not super familiar with Barnhart, as he's not a fantasy asset. I can tell you that the best defensive catching prospect right now is Austin Hedges, and Mr. Hedges is not a Top 100 fantasy name. (Ben Carsley)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you reading these days, baseball and non-baseball divisions?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Baseball: Two items: (1) the new bio of Roy Campanella, for a review here at BP, and (2) Baseball Between the Numbers, in preparation for our new version.
Non-Baseball: This is normally not my thing at all, but I got intrigued by the forthcoming "Game of Thrones" miniseries on HBO and am now on the fourth volume in the series. I usually dislike fantasy, but this is fairly well done with a minimum of annoying unicorn-type elements. It's more a medieval political story or soap opera. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Ruiz, his minor league numbers were great in '06. Platooned in '07. Did poorly in '08. Is this the extent of Ruiz? He's almost 30 now, but is there room for improvement?
(Curll84 from MA)
Based on what I've seen the past two series, I'm certainly willing to consider the possibility that Ruiz is closer to the hitter we saw in 2007 (.259/.340/.396) than the guy who hit .217 this year. Catchers are notorious for playing through injuries that erode their hitting in an effort to hold a pitching staff together - check out Roy Campanella's career sometime; he backed up some MVP years with some Ruiz '08 ones. (Jay Jaffe)


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