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Chris Chambliss PHBraves

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 8305 .279 .334 .415 .273 21.1
Birth Date12-26-1948
Height6' 1"
Weight195 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
1971 CLE 22 111 459 415 49 114 20 4 9 169 40 83 2 0 2 48 2 0 .275 .341 .407 .274 8.5 -0.2 0.9
1972 CLE 23 121 499 466 51 136 27 2 6 185 26 63 0 4 3 44 3 4 .292 .327 .397 .282 16.3 0.4 2.0
1973 CLE 24 155 636 572 70 156 30 2 11 223 58 76 3 2 1 53 4 8 .273 .342 .390 .264 12.4 4.5 1.8
1974 CLE 25 17 72 67 8 22 4 0 0 26 5 5 0 0 0 7 0 1 .328 .375 .388 .281 2.6 -1.9 0.1
1974 NYA 25 110 427 400 38 97 16 3 6 137 23 43 0 2 2 43 0 0 .242 .282 .343 .240 -3.4 6.3 0.3
1975 NYA 26 150 602 562 66 171 38 4 9 244 29 50 1 6 4 72 0 1 .304 .336 .434 .276 15.6 8.0 2.5
1976 NYA 27 156 675 641 79 188 32 6 17 283 27 80 3 3 1 96 1 0 .293 .323 .441 .283 22.2 -1.5 2.3
1977 NYA 28 157 652 600 90 172 32 6 17 267 45 73 2 5 0 90 4 0 .287 .336 .445 .272 15.8 5.1 2.2
1978 NYA 29 162 677 625 81 171 26 3 12 239 41 60 5 5 1 90 2 1 .274 .321 .382 .275 16.4 1.5 2.0
1979 NYA 30 149 599 554 61 155 27 3 18 242 34 53 5 5 1 63 3 2 .280 .324 .437 .281 14.2 -1.3 1.3
1980 ATL 31 158 661 602 83 170 37 2 18 265 49 73 4 4 2 72 7 3 .282 .338 .440 .276 10.4 9.1 2.1
1981 ATL 32 107 454 404 44 110 25 2 8 163 44 41 1 3 2 51 4 1 .272 .343 .403 .273 5.4 4.3 1.1
1982 ATL 33 157 597 534 57 144 25 2 20 233 57 57 0 6 0 86 7 3 .270 .337 .436 .274 9.5 3.4 1.4
1983 ATL 34 131 513 447 59 125 24 3 20 215 63 68 0 3 0 78 2 7 .280 .366 .481 .287 15.8 -6.2 1.0
1984 ATL 35 135 454 389 47 100 14 0 9 141 58 54 1 6 0 44 1 2 .257 .350 .362 .262 5.8 -9.6 -0.4
1985 ATL 36 101 189 170 16 40 7 0 3 56 18 22 0 1 0 21 0 0 .235 .307 .329 .234 -0.7 0.2 -0.1
1986 ATL 37 97 138 122 13 38 8 0 2 52 15 24 0 1 0 14 0 2 .311 .384 .426 .289 6.1 -1.2 0.5
1988 NYA 39 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .005 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
Career21758305757191221093924218531406329262756199724035.279.334.415.273172.621.121.1

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
1971 CLE MLB 111 459 .274 .251 .314 .371 .260 .325 105 5.7 11.3 -7.2 -0.2 -1.9 8.5 0.9 8.5 0.9
1972 CLE MLB 121 499 .282 .236 .300 .337 .249 .324 98 9.7 11.7 -7.5 0.4 -0.1 16.3 2.0 16.3 2.0
1973 CLE MLB 155 636 .264 .261 .326 .382 .263 .298 102 2.8 16.8 -10.8 4.5 -1.3 12.4 1.8 12.4 1.8
1974 CLE MLB 17 72 .281 .259 .324 .372 .262 .355 101 1.5 1.9 -1.2 -1.9 1.0 2.6 0.1 2.6 0.1
1974 NYA MLB 110 427 .240 .258 .319 .376 .261 .258 99 -8.1 11.0 -7 6.3 -0.6 -3.4 0.3 -3.4 0.3
1975 NYA MLB 150 602 .276 .259 .326 .382 .263 .318 98 9.8 15.8 -10.1 8.0 -1.8 15.6 2.5 15.6 2.5
1976 NYA MLB 156 675 .283 .257 .318 .365 .261 .313 96 14.7 17.0 -10.9 -1.5 1.1 22.2 2.3 22.2 2.3
1977 NYA MLB 157 652 .272 .269 .331 .407 .266 .301 98 7.8 18.2 -11.6 5.1 3.7 15.8 2.2 15.8 2.2
1978 NYA MLB 162 677 .275 .263 .324 .388 .264 .285 95 9.9 17.6 -11.3 1.5 -2.2 16.4 2.0 16.4 2.0
1979 NYA MLB 149 599 .281 .272 .332 .411 .267 .281 96 12.9 16.8 -10.8 -1.3 -2.3 14.2 1.3 14.2 1.3
1980 ATL MLB 158 661 .276 .258 .315 .373 .253 .295 102 10.3 17.8 -11.4 9.1 -4.5 10.4 2.1 10.4 2.1
1981 ATL MLB 107 454 .273 .255 .313 .362 .256 .285 101 5.5 11.5 -7.4 4.3 -4.6 5.4 1.1 5.4 1.1
1982 ATL MLB 157 597 .274 .256 .314 .371 .254 .268 106 8.4 16.1 -10.2 3.4 -3.6 9.5 1.4 9.5 1.4
1983 ATL MLB 131 513 .287 .254 .318 .379 .257 .290 105 13.9 13.9 -8.8 -6.2 -4.8 15.8 1.0 15.8 1.0
1984 ATL MLB 135 454 .262 .252 .314 .362 .253 .274 101 1 12.2 -7.3 -9.6 -1.3 5.8 -0.4 5.8 -0.4
1985 ATL MLB 101 189 .234 .248 .313 .365 .253 .253 99 -4.9 5.2 -2.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1986 ATL MLB 97 138 .289 .251 .316 .374 .252 .371 106 4.1 3.8 -1.1 -1.2 0.1 6.1 0.5 6.1 0.5
1988 NYA MLB 1 1 .005 .279 .351 .416 .301 .000 107 -0.2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -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
1971 CLE MLB 459 49 114 20 4 9 48 40 83 2 0 .275 .341 .407 .133 .274 8.5 -0.2 0.9
1972 CLE MLB 499 51 136 27 2 6 44 26 63 3 4 .292 .327 .397 .105 .282 16.3 0.4 2.0
1973 CLE MLB 636 70 156 30 2 11 53 58 76 4 8 .273 .342 .390 .117 .264 12.4 4.5 1.8
1974 CLE MLB 72 8 22 4 0 0 7 5 5 0 1 .328 .375 .388 .060 .281 2.6 -1.9 0.1
1974 NYA MLB 427 38 97 16 3 6 43 23 43 0 0 .242 .282 .343 .100 .240 -3.4 6.3 0.3
1975 NYA MLB 602 66 171 38 4 9 72 29 50 0 1 .304 .336 .434 .130 .276 15.6 8.0 2.5
1976 NYA MLB 675 79 188 32 6 17 96 27 80 1 0 .293 .323 .441 .148 .283 22.2 -1.5 2.3
1977 NYA MLB 652 90 172 32 6 17 90 45 73 4 0 .287 .336 .445 .158 .272 15.8 5.1 2.2
1978 NYA MLB 677 81 171 26 3 12 90 41 60 2 1 .274 .321 .382 .109 .275 16.4 1.5 2.0
1979 NYA MLB 599 61 155 27 3 18 63 34 53 3 2 .280 .324 .437 .157 .281 14.2 -1.3 1.3
1980 ATL MLB 661 83 170 37 2 18 72 49 73 7 3 .282 .338 .440 .158 .276 10.4 9.1 2.1
1981 ATL MLB 454 44 110 25 2 8 51 44 41 4 1 .272 .343 .403 .131 .273 5.4 4.3 1.1
1982 ATL MLB 597 57 144 25 2 20 86 57 57 7 3 .270 .337 .436 .167 .274 9.5 3.4 1.4
1983 ATL MLB 513 59 125 24 3 20 78 63 68 2 7 .280 .366 .481 .201 .287 15.8 -6.2 1.0
1984 ATL MLB 454 47 100 14 0 9 44 58 54 1 2 .257 .350 .362 .105 .262 5.8 -9.6 -0.4
1985 ATL MLB 189 16 40 7 0 3 21 18 22 0 0 .235 .307 .329 .094 .234 -0.7 0.2 -0.1
1986 ATL MLB 138 13 38 8 0 2 14 15 24 0 2 .311 .384 .426 .115 .289 6.1 -1.2 0.5
1988 NYA MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .005 -0.2 0.0 -0.0

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
1983-08-08 1983-08-23 15-DL 15 12 - Abdomen Strain Side - -

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Pacific SurflinerGeoff Young2013-01-22
BP Unfiltered: Saved by the RuleGeoff Young2012-08-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: Between Death and GloryIan Miller2012-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Better Than Doug MientkiewiczGeoff Young2012-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2011-11-06
Tater Trot Tracker: Williams, Appling, Oh and BoLarry Granillo2011-03-31
Overthinking It: Stairs CasesBen Lindbergh2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Wedge IssuesJohn Perrotto2011-01-25
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World SeriesSteven Goldman2010-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Designated JesterKen Funck2010-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 3Steven Goldman2010-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Bad Offense RecitalSteven Goldman2009-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOut at the Ballpark: A Visit to the New Yankee StadiumNeil deMause2009-04-03
Prospectus Q&A: Gary MayseDavid Laurila2009-02-08
Prospectus Today: The Long FarewellJoe Sheehan2008-09-22
Prospectus Q&A: Travis FrymanDavid Laurila2008-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: An Extended All-Star EngagementJoe Sheehan2008-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of CompletenessDan Fox2008-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Infinity EditionSteven Goldman2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Southpaw Stories, Part INate Silver2004-05-27
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
Prospectus Q&A: Chris ChamblissJeff Bower2001-06-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jay, After reading Jason Park's piece on Smoak, I was curious if you thought any of his struggles (and Montero's) were in part due the hitting coach. I realize Smoak has major issues, but the fact that the Mariners have made no progress in helping to resolve them, coupled with Montero's regression, makes me wonder. Is it too late to send Montero down in order to stop running the clock while he's hitting at a replacement level? Should they get him to learn 1B at AAA?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey Nick, I wonder about the quality of instruction the young hitters are receiving in Seattle - note that Dustin Ackley is struggling as well (.240/.319/.332). I believe that old friend Chris Chambliss is currently the hitting coach, the third one in four or five seasons (http://blog.seattlepi.com/marinersfanblog/2011/07/06/revolving-door-mariner-hitting-coach/). Maybe his approach just isn't working for the kids.

That said, Safeco Field is a very tough place to hit, and I don't know whether there are weather/climate factors that have made it particularly tough this year beyond what we might have expected. Veterans like Ichiro have seen their performances collapse, Chone Figgins has never been the same since he hit town, and the road is littered with failed Mariners prospects. Maybe they need to think about adjusting the fences slightly to make it an easier place to hit.

I do think the Mariners should send Montero down at some point in order to recover what may be a lost year from an arbitration/free agency standpoint. That said, Safeco is a particularly tough environment for righties. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)So do you break out the stopwatch in spring training to get ready for a summer of trot tracking, or do you just wing it opening day? And is any town less enthused by opening day than my hometown? Double the pessimism, half the fun...
(Mike from Chicago)
My first year doing it was on a complete whim on the first or second day of the season. Last year, I guess you could say I practiced by looking at those classic home runs (like Bo Jackson's timeout-hr or Chris Chambliss's fans-overrun-the-field postseason bomb.

As for Chicago, I certainly get what you're saying. But I was at the BP2012 event last night and there seemed to be quite a few Cubs and White Sox fans there who were very eager about the upcoming season. If I were you, I'd focus on those guys and not the doom-and-gloom guys that I'm sure are dominating Chicago's wonderful sports-talk radio. (Larry Granillo)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, will the power that James Loney flashed last year continue to develop? How is his glove compared to the rest of the league?
(jasonbradleymill from Tucson, AZ)
For Loney, developing and retaining power is going to be key, because the "danger" is tht he becomes merely someone who fits into the Cecil Cooper/Chris Chambliss class of "Pretty good first basemen," and still a rung or two below the best at the position. It's not a bad thing if that's "all" he is, but given his youth and talent, it's hard to resist wishing for more. Afield, he's one of the better defenders in the NL, but keep in mind the league has a number of excellent-fielding first basemen (Adrian Gonzalez and Derrek Lee come to mind, and then there's that Pujols person). (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I love Moyler too. (I think thats what Bobby Cox calls him - its his standard nickname for everybody). Speaking of Cox, do you think this is his last year as manager of the Braves and if so, who would be a good candidate to replace him?
(RahulN from GA)
It keeps seeming as if Cox is sticking around for just this season or that, but his health seems reasonably sound, he still seems to be enjoying practicing his craft, and he's still an asset in the dugout. What else is he going to do, golf till he drops? I kind of hope he'll hold on for a while yet, but if he doesn't, I'd very much like to see Chris Chambliss finally catch a break and manage a team he's been associated with in the past. (Christina Kahrl)


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