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Jim Essian CAthletics

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 2146 .244 .327 .347 .254 8.8
Birth Date1-2-1951
Height6' 2"
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
1973 PHI 22 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.018 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
1974 PHI 23 17 22 20 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .127 -2.2 -0.1 -0.3
1975 PHI 24 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .581 0.9 -0.0 0.1
1976 CHA 25 78 229 199 20 49 7 0 0 56 23 28 1 1 5 21 2 1 .246 .326 .281 .244 6.4 0.0 0.7
1977 CHA 26 114 381 322 50 88 18 2 10 140 52 35 1 2 4 44 1 4 .273 .374 .435 .287 27.7 -0.4 2.8
1978 OAK 27 126 340 278 21 62 9 1 3 82 44 22 0 3 15 26 2 1 .223 .326 .295 .239 15.5 1.4 1.9
1979 OAK 28 98 352 313 34 76 16 0 8 116 25 29 2 9 3 40 0 1 .243 .295 .371 .258 11.4 1.9 1.4
1980 OAK 29 87 321 285 19 66 11 0 5 92 30 18 0 3 3 29 1 3 .232 .302 .323 .232 8.7 -1.0 0.8
1981 CHA 30 27 57 52 6 16 3 0 0 19 4 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 .308 .357 .365 .254 0.3 0.1 0.0
1982 SEA 31 48 165 153 14 42 8 0 3 59 11 7 1 0 0 20 2 0 .275 .327 .386 .259 1.6 0.8 0.3
1983 CLE 32 48 112 93 11 19 4 0 2 29 16 8 0 2 1 11 0 1 .204 .315 .312 .234 1.5 -0.5 0.1
1984 OAK 33 63 162 136 17 32 9 0 2 47 23 17 1 1 1 10 1 1 .235 .348 .346 .286 10.6 -0.8 1.0
Career710214618551944538533364323117162133207913.244.327.347.25481.61.48.8

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 PHI MLB 2 3 -.018 .272 .343 .397 .272 .000 100 -0.8 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1974 PHI MLB 17 22 .127 .260 .323 .363 .261 .105 103 -2.8 0.6 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
1975 PHI MLB 2 2 .581 .281 .356 .390 .263 1.000 113 0.6 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.1 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
1976 CHA MLB 78 229 .244 .250 .315 .352 .257 .285 98 -3.4 5.8 3.5 0.0 -0.3 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
1977 CHA MLB 114 381 .287 .266 .326 .410 .263 .280 102 10.7 10.6 6.5 -0.4 -1.0 27.7 2.8 27.7 2.8
1978 OAK MLB 126 340 .239 .263 .323 .389 .264 .230 94 -6.9 8.8 4.8 1.4 1.3 15.5 1.9 15.5 1.9
1979 OAK MLB 98 352 .258 .266 .323 .396 .258 .239 92 -0.8 9.9 3.9 1.9 -0.6 11.4 1.4 11.4 1.4
1980 OAK MLB 87 321 .232 .268 .326 .397 .264 .230 95 -8.9 8.6 3.7 -1.0 -1.2 8.7 0.8 8.7 0.8
1981 CHA MLB 27 57 .254 .263 .325 .381 .268 .340 98 -0.3 1.4 0.8 0.1 -1.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
1982 SEA MLB 48 165 .259 .264 .326 .408 .268 .273 105 -0.2 4.5 2.7 0.8 -2.3 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.3
1982 SLC AAA 10 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .219 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 CLE MLB 48 112 .234 .269 .330 .408 .267 .200 102 -3 3.0 1.8 -0.5 -0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
1984 OAK MLB 63 162 .286 .258 .318 .393 .262 .254 94 4.2 4.3 2.5 -0.8 -2.3 10.6 1.0 10.6 1.0
1985 MIA A+ 28 93 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .224 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 PHI MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.018 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
1974 PHI MLB 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 .127 -2.2 -0.1 -0.3
1975 PHI MLB 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .581 0.9 -0.0 0.1
1976 CHA MLB 229 20 49 7 0 0 21 23 28 2 1 .246 .326 .281 .035 .244 6.4 0.0 0.7
1977 CHA MLB 381 50 88 18 2 10 44 52 35 1 4 .273 .374 .435 .161 .287 27.7 -0.4 2.8
1978 OAK MLB 340 21 62 9 1 3 26 44 22 2 1 .223 .326 .295 .072 .239 15.5 1.4 1.9
1979 OAK MLB 352 34 76 16 0 8 40 25 29 0 1 .243 .295 .371 .128 .258 11.4 1.9 1.4
1980 OAK MLB 321 19 66 11 0 5 29 30 18 1 3 .232 .302 .323 .091 .232 8.7 -1.0 0.8
1981 CHA MLB 57 6 16 3 0 0 5 4 5 0 1 .308 .357 .365 .058 .254 0.3 0.1 0.0
1982 SLC AAA 34 1 7 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .226 .265 .258 .032 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SEA MLB 165 14 42 8 0 3 20 11 7 2 0 .275 .327 .386 .111 .259 1.6 0.8 0.3
1983 CLE MLB 112 11 19 4 0 2 11 16 8 0 1 .204 .315 .312 .108 .234 1.5 -0.5 0.1
1984 OAK MLB 162 17 32 9 0 2 10 23 17 1 1 .235 .348 .346 .110 .286 10.6 -0.8 1.0
1985 MIA A+ 93 8 15 0 0 0 6 16 10 2 1 .200 .333 .200 .000 .000 0.0 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
1984-06-27 1984-08-03 15-DL 37 33 - Not Disclosed - -
1982-05-12 1982-08-22 60-DL 102 89 - Lower Leg Fracture Fibula - -
1979-06-13 1979-06-28 15-DL 15 15 Right Fingers Fracture Ring Finger - -

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League ManagersJonathan Bernstein2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of LeoSteven Goldman2011-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
From The Mailbag: Free Erubiel Durazo!Baseball Prospectus2001-05-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Cubs picked Mike Quade because he'd be both cheaper, and easier to fire than Ryne Sandberg?
(wizened cubsfan from downstate)
That's pretty cynical. I was listening to an interview with Quademodo today and was impressed by his perspective. The Cubs did quite well under him in a small sample, but he KNOWS it's a small sample. He came off as intelligent and reflective, and not at all over-impressed with himself. Now, there are those of you more immersed in the nitty-gritty of Cubs action than I was this year who might tell me that he's worse than Jim Essian, but my gut feel is that this was a choice made on the merits, and not a bad one. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Christina ... happy Pennant Race to you! Worst in-game manager: a) Ned Yost b) Clint Hurdle c) other
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hi Diana, happy pennant races to you too. I know Yost and Hurdle get banged on, but I saw Jim Essian, and skip(s), you're no Jim Essian. That said, I'd like to spend some more time looking at boxes from Maury Wills understandably similarly brief and bad tenure running the Mariners. (Christina Kahrl)


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