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Mike Easler LFPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 4061 .293 .349 .454 .283 13.2
Birth Date11-29-1950
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1973 HOU 22 6 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .110 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
1974 HOU 23 15 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .022 -3.1 0.0 -0.3
1975 HOU 24 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .007 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
1976 CAL 25 21 59 54 6 13 1 1 0 16 2 11 0 2 1 4 1 1 .241 .259 .296 .210 -2.3 0.0 -0.3
1977 PIT 26 10 19 18 3 8 2 0 1 13 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 .444 .421 .722 .377 2.6 -0.0 0.3
1979 PIT 28 55 62 54 8 15 1 1 2 24 8 13 0 0 0 11 0 1 .278 .371 .444 .297 4.6 -0.3 0.4
1980 PIT 29 132 445 393 66 133 27 3 21 229 43 65 0 9 0 74 5 9 .338 .396 .583 .337 41.6 -6.5 3.7
1981 PIT 30 95 369 339 43 97 18 5 7 146 24 45 0 6 0 42 4 7 .286 .328 .431 .275 10.6 -2.5 0.9
1982 PIT 31 142 526 475 52 131 27 2 15 207 40 85 6 4 1 58 1 1 .276 .337 .436 .267 16.8 -8.3 0.9
1983 PIT 32 115 408 381 44 117 17 2 10 168 22 64 3 1 1 54 4 2 .307 .349 .441 .280 20.4 -11.0 1.0
1984 BOS 33 156 666 601 87 188 31 5 27 310 58 134 4 2 1 91 1 1 .313 .376 .516 .303 32.3 -0.4 3.4
1985 BOS 34 155 631 568 71 149 29 4 16 234 53 129 3 7 0 74 0 1 .262 .325 .412 .265 9.2 0.2 1.0
1986 NYA 35 146 546 490 64 148 26 2 14 220 49 87 0 5 2 78 3 2 .302 .362 .449 .291 19.5 0.7 2.1
1987 NYA 36 65 184 167 13 47 6 0 4 65 14 32 1 2 0 21 1 0 .281 .337 .389 .263 1.6 -0.4 0.1
1987 PHI 36 33 117 110 7 31 4 0 1 38 6 20 0 1 0 10 0 1 .282 .316 .345 .235 -0.4 1.3 0.1
Career1151406136774651078189251181671321696174065222026.293.349.454.283151.9-27.713.2

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
1973 HOU MLB 6 9 .110 .262 .317 .398 .273 .000 91 -1.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
1974 HOU MLB 15 15 .022 .248 .306 .360 .252 .100 93 -3.5 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
1975 HOU MLB 5 5 .007 .236 .285 .357 .239 .000 96 -1.2 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1976 CAL MLB 21 59 .210 .244 .307 .347 .252 .289 94 -2.8 1.5 -0.9 0.0 -0.2 -2.3 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
1977 PIT MLB 10 19 .377 .261 .318 .391 .253 .412 106 2.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
1978 COH AAA 126 527 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 PIT MLB 55 62 .297 .255 .320 .374 .251 .333 103 2.4 1.7 -0.1 -0.3 0.5 4.6 0.4 4.6 0.4
1980 PIT MLB 132 445 .337 .258 .314 .371 .253 .354 104 34.2 12.0 -3.2 -6.5 -2.0 41.6 3.7 41.6 3.7
1981 PIT MLB 95 369 .275 .257 .316 .367 .259 .307 103 5.3 9.3 -2.4 -2.5 -2.0 10.6 0.9 10.6 0.9
1982 PIT MLB 142 526 .267 .258 .316 .374 .254 .306 106 3.9 14.2 -3.3 -8.3 0.4 16.8 0.9 16.8 0.9
1983 PIT MLB 115 408 .280 .259 .318 .379 .257 .347 102 8.3 11.1 -2.5 -11.0 1.9 20.4 1.0 20.4 1.0
1984 BOS MLB 156 666 .303 .262 .323 .397 .265 .364 103 28.3 17.8 -11.4 -0.4 -1.2 32.3 3.4 32.3 3.4
1985 BOS MLB 155 631 .265 .261 .326 .403 .267 .309 102 3.3 17.2 -10.1 0.2 -1.0 9.2 1.0 9.2 1.0
1986 NYA MLB 146 546 .291 .264 .331 .411 .268 .340 102 17.4 15.1 -9.2 0.7 -3.2 19.5 2.1 19.5 2.1
1987 NYA MLB 65 184 .263 .265 .332 .428 .265 .323 100 0.6 5.4 -2.5 -0.4 -1.6 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1
1987 PHI MLB 33 117 .235 .262 .325 .411 .258 .333 103 -3.2 3.4 -0.8 1.3 -0.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.4 0.1
1988 OKL AAA 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 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
1973 HOU MLB 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .000 .110 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
1974 HOU MLB 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .000 .022 -3.1 0.0 -0.3
1975 HOU MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .007 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
1976 CAL MLB 59 6 13 1 1 0 4 2 11 1 1 .241 .259 .296 .056 .210 -2.3 0.0 -0.3
1977 PIT MLB 19 3 8 2 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 .444 .421 .722 .278 .377 2.6 -0.0 0.3
1978 COH AAA 527 84 148 26 3 18 84 75 86 7 4 .330 .427 .522 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 PIT MLB 62 8 15 1 1 2 11 8 13 0 1 .278 .371 .444 .167 .297 4.6 -0.3 0.4
1980 PIT MLB 445 66 133 27 3 21 74 43 65 5 9 .338 .396 .583 .244 .337 41.6 -6.5 3.7
1981 PIT MLB 369 43 97 18 5 7 42 24 45 4 7 .286 .328 .431 .145 .275 10.6 -2.5 0.9
1982 PIT MLB 526 52 131 27 2 15 58 40 85 1 1 .276 .337 .436 .160 .267 16.8 -8.3 0.9
1983 PIT MLB 408 44 117 17 2 10 54 22 64 4 2 .307 .349 .441 .134 .280 20.4 -11.0 1.0
1984 BOS MLB 666 87 188 31 5 27 91 58 134 1 1 .313 .376 .516 .203 .303 32.3 -0.4 3.4
1985 BOS MLB 631 71 149 29 4 16 74 53 129 0 1 .262 .325 .412 .150 .265 9.2 0.2 1.0
1986 NYA MLB 546 64 148 26 2 14 78 49 87 3 2 .302 .362 .449 .147 .291 19.5 0.7 2.1
1987 NYA MLB 184 13 47 6 0 4 21 14 32 1 0 .281 .337 .389 .108 .263 1.6 -0.4 0.1
1987 PHI MLB 117 7 31 4 0 1 10 6 20 0 1 .282 .316 .345 .064 .235 -0.4 1.3 0.1
1988 OKL AAA 9 0 5 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .714 .778 1.000 .286 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1987-05-06 1987-05-23 15-DL 17 14 Right Knee Contusion - -
1983-08-10 1983-09-03 24 22 Left Thumb Sprain - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

Mike Easler is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: What is a Good Hitting Coach Worth?Russell A. Carleton2013-05-06
Transaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, February 4-10Christina Kahrl2011-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Recent DeliveriesChristina Kahrl2010-12-08
You Can Blog It Up: The Happy, Happy Chuck Tanner All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 4Steven Goldman2010-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Baby, it's Cold OutsideJohn Perrotto2009-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Late Standing StartsJim Baker2008-06-20
The Week in Quotes: December 17-30Alex Carnevale2007-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Biggest Booms and Busts?Dan Fox2007-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: All-Star Selection TimeJohn Perrotto2007-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Walkfest, 2006Jim Baker2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: December 8, 2005Carlos J. Lugo2005-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part II: The Universe of BattleSteven Goldman2004-02-18
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IIISteven Goldman2003-08-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Strangest move of the Cardinal off-season: Theriot, Ryan, Berkman, Laird, none of the above, all of the above?
(Jake from St. Louis)
Sticking with the Birds theme, I'll go with Berkman. Initially, I compared the signing to the Phillies' '87 wishcast that Mike Easler would be able to play left; he could not. Watching him waddle around and hurt himself playing first, it's not a matter of Berkman being heavy or out of shape, but the fact that he's old and less nimble than he was seven years ago. You can say that of most of us, of course, but it's sort of like John Kruk's career--yes, he originally played some center field for the Padres. No, that would not have made playing him in left every day seven years later a good idea. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Historically, do good players on bad teams tend to get overvalued by the home fans, since they are the best player on the team, or undervalued, since the team as a whole is still middling and not competitive?
(HuffWade from Chicago)
Bill James made the argument for undervalued, prompted, IIRC, on the Yankees dumping Mike Easler after the 1986 season (which turned out to be much ado about nothing). I think he was right -- just look at the Reds and Adam Dunn and their focus on everything he couldn't do while missing the things he did better than most players. Look at Dick Allen and the Phillies. Ralph Kiner and the Pirates. Maybe the right answer is that they become undervalued by their organizations in the "We could have finished last without you" sense. You never can tell who the fans will fall in love with -- as I've remarked here many times, my friends used to drive me almost to the point of violence with their affection for "fan favorite" Alvaro Espinoza. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneThis just in: the Yankees will acquire Utley from the Phillies at the winter meetings in exchange for Mike Easler and Marco Vechionacchi. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneNoel (Chicago): "BTW, no one has mentioned Bonds yet with respect to players that had the shift applied to them."

Or Darrell Evans either. I've seen it a bit against Jim Thome. I wonder if they shifted against guys like Ben Oglivie or Mike Easler, because frankly I don't recall if they did or did not. (Christina Kahrl)