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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 7812 .274 .338 .480 .291 43.5
Birth Date12-1-1948
Height6' 1"
Weight180 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
1969 SFN 20 9 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .325 0.7 -0.0 0.1
1970 SFN 21 9 21 19 2 6 1 1 1 12 2 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 .316 .381 .632 .361 1.6 -0.1 0.2
1971 CIN 22 104 402 368 39 86 18 4 10 142 23 93 7 3 1 50 7 6 .234 .289 .386 .247 5.1 2.3 0.8
1971 SFN 22 36 112 105 11 28 5 0 3 42 6 27 0 1 0 8 0 1 .267 .304 .400 .260 1.7 -0.2 0.2
1972 CIN 23 59 152 145 15 29 4 1 2 41 5 44 1 1 0 12 2 1 .200 .230 .283 .205 -4.8 -1.7 -0.8
1973 CIN 24 17 43 39 6 11 3 0 4 26 4 7 0 0 0 9 0 1 .282 .349 .667 .370 6.0 -0.3 0.6
1974 CIN 25 106 314 276 31 73 18 0 7 112 30 52 4 2 2 41 3 2 .264 .343 .406 .281 15.2 -4.4 1.2
1975 CIN 26 134 511 463 71 139 24 4 23 240 40 73 3 5 0 78 2 1 .300 .356 .518 .301 35.2 10.8 5.0
1976 CIN 27 144 627 562 86 172 21 9 29 298 52 89 4 9 0 121 17 3 .306 .364 .530 .322 55.2 5.4 6.8
1977 CIN 28 158 689 615 124 197 31 2 52 388 61 107 5 8 0 149 6 4 .320 .382 .631 .336 72.2 11.0 8.6
1978 CIN 29 158 687 604 97 170 26 7 40 330 70 138 7 6 0 120 4 4 .281 .360 .546 .311 44.9 8.7 5.9
1979 CIN 30 121 505 440 68 133 18 3 30 247 59 105 3 3 0 98 0 2 .302 .386 .561 .325 43.6 -0.4 4.5
1980 CIN 31 144 608 528 79 144 21 5 25 250 75 99 1 4 0 93 1 0 .273 .362 .473 .294 30.6 1.9 3.5
1981 CIN 32 108 472 414 64 122 23 2 22 215 51 75 3 4 0 90 4 0 .295 .373 .519 .329 34.5 -1.2 3.7
1982 NYN 33 151 608 550 64 136 23 2 13 202 50 123 2 6 0 70 1 1 .247 .309 .367 .244 1.3 -4.9 -0.4
1983 NYN 34 157 647 601 74 145 19 2 28 252 38 111 4 4 0 90 1 1 .241 .289 .419 .256 6.8 -2.2 0.5
1984 NYN 35 146 595 553 67 149 22 1 24 245 30 122 6 6 0 86 2 2 .269 .311 .443 .270 17.1 1.2 2.0
1985 NYN 36 129 504 452 57 119 24 1 21 208 46 87 2 4 0 77 0 1 .263 .331 .460 .290 24.7 -13.0 1.2
1986 CHA 37 15 54 51 2 11 0 2 1 18 3 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 .216 .259 .353 .212 -2.2 0.2 -0.2
1986 NYN 37 72 256 233 28 53 6 1 13 100 21 53 0 2 0 38 1 1 .227 .289 .429 .272 7.0 -4.3 0.3
Career197778127023986192530747348337066614195268312395131.274.338.480.291396.38.843.5

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
1969 SFN MLB 9 5 .325 .269 .342 .372 .276 .500 94 0.3 0.1 0 -0.0 0.2 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
1970 SFN MLB 9 21 .361 .257 .324 .414 .271 .385 99 2.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1971 CIN MLB 104 402 .247 .252 .312 .367 .259 .284 97 -4.9 9.9 0.8 2.3 -3.0 5.1 0.8 5.1 0.8
1971 SFN MLB 36 112 .260 .257 .317 .371 .260 .329 101 0 2.8 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
1972 CIN MLB 59 152 .205 .248 .316 .364 .268 .270 94 -7.3 3.6 -1.1 -1.7 0.0 -4.8 -0.8 -4.8 -0.8
1973 CIN MLB 17 43 .370 .253 .316 .376 .257 .250 99 4.7 1.1 0 -0.3 -0.6 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
1974 CIN MLB 106 314 .281 .257 .322 .367 .261 .301 100 6.5 8.1 -1 -4.4 -0.7 15.2 1.2 15.2 1.2
1975 CIN MLB 134 511 .301 .256 .324 .366 .257 .312 102 20.7 13.4 -2.2 10.8 -1.4 35.2 5.0 35.2 5.0
1976 CIN MLB 144 627 .322 .255 .317 .359 .260 .316 104 36.8 15.8 -2.9 5.4 2.7 55.2 6.8 55.2 6.8
1977 CIN MLB 158 689 .336 .261 .324 .395 .257 .312 104 54 19.3 -3.4 11.0 -1.8 72.2 8.6 72.2 8.6
1978 CIN MLB 158 687 .311 .252 .315 .368 .255 .301 104 33.6 17.9 -4 8.7 -0.3 44.9 5.9 44.9 5.9
1979 CIN MLB 121 505 .325 .262 .323 .389 .258 .334 101 34.1 14.1 -3.3 -0.4 -1.7 43.6 4.5 43.6 4.5
1980 CIN MLB 144 608 .294 .260 .315 .371 .253 .292 102 20.7 16.3 -3.9 1.9 -2.5 30.6 3.5 30.6 3.5
1981 CIN MLB 108 472 .329 .258 .317 .365 .260 .312 99 30.5 11.9 -2.8 -1.2 -2.2 34.5 3.7 34.5 3.7
1982 NYN MLB 151 608 .244 .257 .315 .373 .252 .293 100 -9.7 16.4 -3.8 -4.9 -2.1 1.3 -0.4 1.3 -0.4
1983 NYN MLB 157 647 .256 .254 .315 .373 .253 .251 97 -2.4 17.6 -4.1 -2.2 -2.7 6.8 0.5 6.8 0.5
1984 NYN MLB 146 595 .270 .254 .313 .367 .253 .303 95 6 15.9 -3.7 1.2 1.7 17.1 2.0 17.1 2.0
1985 NYN MLB 129 504 .290 .254 .317 .377 .255 .282 92 15.4 13.7 -3.2 -13.0 -1.6 24.7 1.2 24.7 1.2
1986 CHA MLB 15 54 .212 .260 .324 .393 .260 .238 98 -2.6 1.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
1986 NYN MLB 72 256 .272 .256 .319 .390 .257 .237 96 3.2 7.1 -1.6 -4.3 0.1 7.0 0.3 7.0 0.3

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
1969 SFN MLB 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 .325 0.7 -0.0 0.1
1970 SFN MLB 21 2 6 1 1 1 4 2 5 0 0 .316 .381 .632 .316 .361 1.6 -0.1 0.2
1971 CIN MLB 402 39 86 18 4 10 50 23 93 7 6 .234 .289 .386 .152 .247 5.1 2.3 0.8
1971 SFN MLB 112 11 28 5 0 3 8 6 27 0 1 .267 .304 .400 .133 .260 1.7 -0.2 0.2
1972 CIN MLB 152 15 29 4 1 2 12 5 44 2 1 .200 .230 .283 .083 .205 -4.8 -1.7 -0.8
1973 CIN MLB 43 6 11 3 0 4 9 4 7 0 1 .282 .349 .667 .385 .370 6.0 -0.3 0.6
1974 CIN MLB 314 31 73 18 0 7 41 30 52 3 2 .264 .343 .406 .141 .281 15.2 -4.4 1.2
1975 CIN MLB 511 71 139 24 4 23 78 40 73 2 1 .300 .356 .518 .218 .301 35.2 10.8 5.0
1976 CIN MLB 627 86 172 21 9 29 121 52 89 17 3 .306 .364 .530 .224 .322 55.2 5.4 6.8
1977 CIN MLB 689 124 197 31 2 52 149 61 107 6 4 .320 .382 .631 .311 .336 72.2 11.0 8.6
1978 CIN MLB 687 97 170 26 7 40 120 70 138 4 4 .281 .360 .546 .265 .311 44.9 8.7 5.9
1979 CIN MLB 505 68 133 18 3 30 98 59 105 0 2 .302 .386 .561 .259 .325 43.6 -0.4 4.5
1980 CIN MLB 608 79 144 21 5 25 93 75 99 1 0 .273 .362 .473 .201 .294 30.6 1.9 3.5
1981 CIN MLB 472 64 122 23 2 22 90 51 75 4 0 .295 .373 .519 .225 .329 34.5 -1.2 3.7
1982 NYN MLB 608 64 136 23 2 13 70 50 123 1 1 .247 .309 .367 .120 .244 1.3 -4.9 -0.4
1983 NYN MLB 647 74 145 19 2 28 90 38 111 1 1 .241 .289 .419 .178 .256 6.8 -2.2 0.5
1984 NYN MLB 595 67 149 22 1 24 86 30 122 2 2 .269 .311 .443 .174 .270 17.1 1.2 2.0
1985 NYN MLB 504 57 119 24 1 21 77 46 87 0 1 .263 .331 .460 .197 .290 24.7 -13.0 1.2
1986 NYN MLB 256 28 53 6 1 13 38 21 53 1 1 .227 .289 .429 .202 .272 7.0 -4.3 0.3
1986 CHA MLB 54 2 11 0 2 1 4 3 8 0 0 .216 .259 .353 .137 .212 -2.2 0.2 -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
1979-07-16 1979-08-12 27 24 Right Groin Strain Adductors - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
The Lineup Card: Eight Playoff Heroes and GoatsBaseball Prospectus2012-10-10
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 BP Broadside: The Kid's Biggest MomentSteven Goldman2012-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessInside The Park: Why We Want Players to Remember the PastBradford Doolittle2012-01-26
Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984Larry Granillo2011-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2011 ForecastSteven Goldman2011-02-14
Changing Speeds: The Next Jose BautistaKen Funck2011-02-08
Another Look: The All-Non-Hall of Fame TeamBob Hertzel2011-01-12
Prospectus Q&A: Ken Burns David Laurila2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Remembering Donald DavidsonBob Hertzel2010-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: A Six Pack of No-HittersBob Hertzel2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Clemente's Last HitBob Hertzel2010-04-27
BP Unfiltered: Five Minutes with The SpacemanDavid Laurila2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Hammering HankChristina Kahrl2010-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Twin City TripletsKen Funck2009-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Rock-y RoadJay Jaffe2008-12-16
Playoff Diary: ALCS Game Three: Rays versus Red SoxDavid Laurila2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Who Really Needed an Early Pink Slip?Steven Goldman2008-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Greg RhodesDavid Laurila2008-01-07
Prospectus Q&A: Rick Walls and Chris EckesDavid Laurila2008-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The FreshmenJim Baker2007-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Micah OwingsJim Baker2007-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: A Triple ReduxDan Fox2007-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Quest to Turn Everybody Into Rob DeerJim Baker2006-09-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Keeper League DecisionsJeff Erickson2006-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: The HittersJay Jaffe2005-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Looking BackJim Baker2005-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: One Billion ServedJim Baker2004-12-22
Fun and Games in the Cactus League: A History of Baseball FutilityJonathan Bernstein1997-03-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Heyward will be in the majors by? and who does he remind you of?
(Mike from Atlanta)
Mid 2009. Bigger, left-handed George Foster? Too much of a stretch? (Dayn Perry)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI suppose this is where a George Foster reference would have been appropriate. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneUh oh, a leadoff walk off Feliz! Cue the predictions of closers whose careers "ended" because of post-season mishaps. George Foster! Byung-Hyun Kim! Brad Lidge! Oh, wait... (Christina Kahrl)