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Portrait of Mike Hargrove

Mike Hargrove 1BIndians

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 6693 .290 .396 .391 .291 32.1
Birth Date10-26-1949
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1974 TEX 24 131 477 415 57 134 18 6 4 176 49 42 4 5 4 66 0 0 .323 .395 .424 .304 26.9 3.6 3.3
1975 TEX 25 145 609 519 82 157 22 2 11 216 79 66 4 5 2 62 4 3 .303 .395 .416 .299 32.4 4.6 4.0
1976 TEX 26 151 654 541 80 155 30 1 7 208 97 64 6 6 4 58 2 3 .287 .397 .384 .300 35.7 1.9 4.2
1977 TEX 27 153 648 525 98 160 28 4 18 250 103 59 6 6 8 69 2 5 .305 .420 .476 .315 46.3 1.6 4.9
1978 TEX 28 146 616 494 63 124 24 1 7 171 107 47 7 6 2 40 2 5 .251 .388 .346 .280 14.1 -1.5 1.4
1979 CLE 29 100 413 338 60 110 21 4 10 169 63 40 5 5 2 56 2 3 .325 .433 .500 .326 28.0 1.3 3.0
1979 SDN 29 52 151 125 15 24 5 0 0 29 25 15 0 1 0 8 0 2 .192 .325 .232 .222 -3.7 0.3 -0.4
1980 CLE 30 160 720 589 86 179 22 2 11 238 111 36 8 10 2 85 4 2 .304 .415 .404 .301 36.2 -7.9 3.0
1981 CLE 31 94 398 322 43 102 21 0 2 129 60 16 5 7 4 49 5 4 .317 .424 .401 .311 25.5 2.5 3.1
1982 CLE 32 160 705 591 67 160 26 1 4 200 101 58 3 6 4 65 2 2 .271 .377 .338 .267 8.7 -5.0 0.4
1983 CLE 33 134 566 469 57 134 21 4 3 172 78 40 5 7 7 57 0 6 .286 .388 .367 .286 25.3 0.7 2.8
1984 CLE 34 133 410 352 44 94 14 2 2 118 53 38 0 2 3 44 0 2 .267 .361 .335 .256 3.2 2.8 0.6
1985 CLE 35 107 326 284 31 81 14 1 1 100 39 29 0 1 2 27 1 0 .285 .370 .352 .264 9.7 5.6 1.6
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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
1974 TEX MLB 131 477 .304 .259 .321 .367 .259 .348 101 20.5 12.3 -7.5 3.6 0.9 26.9 3.3 26.9 3.3
1975 TEX MLB 145 609 .299 .256 .324 .374 .261 .327 100 23.2 16.0 -5.9 4.6 1.5 32.4 4.0 32.4 4.0
1976 TEX MLB 151 654 .300 .257 .318 .361 .260 .311 100 24.6 16.5 -10.5 1.9 4.5 35.7 4.2 35.7 4.2
1977 TEX MLB 153 648 .315 .266 .328 .410 .265 .313 99 36.8 18.1 -11.6 1.6 0.8 46.3 4.9 46.3 4.9
1978 TEX MLB 146 616 .280 .261 .323 .386 .264 .262 98 11.7 16.0 -10.2 -1.5 -3.5 14.1 1.4 14.1 1.4
1979 CLE MLB 100 413 .326 .267 .328 .407 .264 .341 100 28.2 11.6 -4.2 1.3 -7.1 28.0 3.0 28.0 3.0
1979 SDN MLB 52 151 .222 .265 .323 .390 .258 .216 94 -6 4.2 -2.4 0.3 -1.0 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
1980 CLE MLB 160 720 .301 .271 .329 .400 .267 .304 103 29.5 19.4 -12.4 -7.9 1.3 36.2 3.0 36.2 3.0
1981 CLE MLB 94 398 .311 .258 .316 .378 .261 .322 100 19.1 10.1 -6.4 2.5 2.5 25.5 3.1 25.5 3.1
1982 CLE MLB 160 705 .267 .264 .325 .403 .265 .292 100 4.8 19.0 -12.2 -5.0 -6.7 8.7 0.4 8.7 0.4
1983 CLE MLB 134 566 .286 .268 .327 .405 .267 .303 102 14.8 15.4 -9.8 0.7 -2.6 25.3 2.8 25.3 2.8
1984 CLE MLB 133 410 .256 .264 .325 .401 .267 .293 101 -1.7 11.0 -6.7 2.8 -1.9 3.2 0.6 3.2 0.6
1985 CLE MLB 107 326 .264 .256 .319 .396 .262 .314 98 1.2 8.9 -5.3 5.6 0.4 9.7 1.6 9.7 1.6

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
1974 TEX MLB 477 57 134 18 6 4 66 49 42 0 0 .323 .395 .424 .101 .304 26.9 3.6 3.3
1975 TEX MLB 609 82 157 22 2 11 62 79 66 4 3 .303 .395 .416 .114 .299 32.4 4.6 4.0
1976 TEX MLB 654 80 155 30 1 7 58 97 64 2 3 .287 .397 .384 .098 .300 35.7 1.9 4.2
1977 TEX MLB 648 98 160 28 4 18 69 103 59 2 5 .305 .420 .476 .171 .315 46.3 1.6 4.9
1978 TEX MLB 616 63 124 24 1 7 40 107 47 2 5 .251 .388 .346 .095 .280 14.1 -1.5 1.4
1979 SDN MLB 151 15 24 5 0 0 8 25 15 0 2 .192 .325 .232 .040 .222 -3.7 0.3 -0.4
1979 CLE MLB 413 60 110 21 4 10 56 63 40 2 3 .325 .433 .500 .175 .326 28.0 1.3 3.0
1980 CLE MLB 720 86 179 22 2 11 85 111 36 4 2 .304 .415 .404 .100 .301 36.2 -7.9 3.0
1981 CLE MLB 398 43 102 21 0 2 49 60 16 5 4 .317 .424 .401 .084 .311 25.5 2.5 3.1
1982 CLE MLB 705 67 160 26 1 4 65 101 58 2 2 .271 .377 .338 .068 .267 8.7 -5.0 0.4
1983 CLE MLB 566 57 134 21 4 3 57 78 40 0 6 .286 .388 .367 .081 .286 25.3 0.7 2.8
1984 CLE MLB 410 44 94 14 2 2 44 53 38 0 2 .267 .361 .335 .068 .256 3.2 2.8 0.6
1985 CLE MLB 326 31 81 14 1 1 27 39 29 1 0 .285 .370 .352 .067 .264 9.7 5.6 1.6

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 yr (05-07)

Details
  • resigned 7/1/07
  • hired 10/04, replacing Bob Melvin (fired 10/04 hired 11/02, 2 year/$ M (03-04)+05 club option)
  • replaced LPiniella (3 year/$6.5-7M, 01-03)

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The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-IfsBaseball Prospectus2014-06-04
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The Lineup Card: 8 Memorable Manager Decisions in the PlayoffsBaseball Prospectus2013-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Tuesday, November 20Daniel Rathman2012-11-20
The Lineup Card: Nine Awards that Should Be Given OutBaseball Prospectus2012-09-26
BP Unfiltered: Saved by the RuleGeoff Young2012-08-09
The Lineup Card: 10 Incidents of CheatingBaseball Prospectus2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Better Than Doug MientkiewiczGeoff Young2012-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Big Shoes to FillJay Jaffe2012-02-24
The Lineup Card: Commissioner for a DayBaseball Prospectus2011-09-14
The BP Wayback Machine: Un-StarsJames Click2011-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and RoenickeChristina Kahrl2011-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: A Dozen New SkippersChristina Kahrl2011-02-09
The Week in Quotes: October 11-17Alex Carnevale2010-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Coming Full CircleJohn Perrotto2010-10-06
One-Hoppers: Getting WakkedBen Lindbergh2010-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Changes Gonna ComeJay Jaffe2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
Prospectus Hit List: Nobody's PerfectJay Jaffe2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Nomar GarciaparraMarc Normandin2010-03-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 3Russell A. Carleton2010-02-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and ShortJay Jaffe2009-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Toby Harrah, Part OneDavid Laurila2009-05-19
The Week in Quotes: May 4-10Alex Carnevale2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Seamhead AnalysisJoe Sheehan2008-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Butch WynegarDavid Laurila2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Camp-Opening RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-02-17
The 2007 Internet Baseball Awards: Results and Wrap-UpGreg Spira2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Narrow MarginsJoe Sheehan2007-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Tribe Success, and Its DuplicationJohn Perrotto2007-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Changing of the GuardsJohn Perrotto2007-09-23
In the Interim: Pete Mackanin's Second ChanceJohn Perrotto2007-09-05
Prospectus Hit List: Friday the 13th EditionJay Jaffe2007-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Heating Up on DemandJohn Perrotto2007-07-08
The Week in Quotes: June 25-July 1Alex Carnevale2007-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Midseason AcquisitionsBryan Smith2007-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-07
The Week in Quotes: May 1-6Alex Carnevale2007-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Hummingbirds and SlothsDan Fox2007-05-03
The Week in Quotes: April 23-30Alex Carnevale2007-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Race to the MiddleJim Baker2007-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL West SpecialChristina Kahrl2007-04-24
The Week in Quotes: April 16-23Alex Carnevale2007-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-21, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Opening Day to April 14, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-15
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the WestsChristina Kahrl2007-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Price of ContentmentDan Fox2007-03-29
The Week in Quotes: March 19-26Alex Carnevale2007-03-26
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
The Week in Quotes: February 20-26Alex Carnevale2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Column ReversersJim Baker2007-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL West Catchup and Recent AL MovesChristina Kahrl2007-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 22-29, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-30
The Week in Quotes: November 7-13Alex Carnevale2006-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Where Did the Mets Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-10-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: I RememberJim Baker2005-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 26-27Christina Kahrl2005-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Stroll Through the Stats: NL EditionJoe Sheehan2004-05-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 26-October 12Christina Kahrl2003-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Eddie AwardJeff Bower2003-02-28
Transaction Analysis: February 10-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-21
Under The Knife: The Dangers of HeatstrokeWill Carroll2003-02-20
Transaction Analysis: January 24-February 9, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-13
Internet Baseball Awards: Managers of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-16
Playoff Prospectus: San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta BravesChristina Kahrl2002-10-02
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Derek Zumsteg2002-09-16
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 20-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-24
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Transaction Analysis: April 16-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-19
The Week in Quotes: April 8-14, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-04-15
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-25 13:30:00 (link to chat)Which teams do you see running more in 2008 based on managerial, coaching, or philosophical changes to game management?
(DB from New York)
It's interesting that it doesn't seem as if many teams other than the Angels and Mariners (in the Mike Hargrove era anyway) talk about a baserunning philosophy.

But given the fact that in the end it means something on the order of a swing of 3 wins from top to bottom, perhaps teams inheretly do give it the appropriate emphasis.

That said, success on the bases seems to be driven entirely by personnel and not coaching. The Angels typically do well (and they may be an excpetion) but they also have had personnel (Chone Figgins and Orlando Cabrera are two notable examples) that could contribute.

A fellow SABR member, Neal Williams, and I did a study on the effect of third base coaches that was published as two articles on the Baseball Analysts site and will come out in a few weeks in The Baseball Research Journal volume 36. There, using a subset of EqHAR, we could detect no statistically significant skill for third base coaches from year to year.

That is likely the case becase the skill of the personnel swamp the little bit of help or non-help they get from their coaches (even "Waving Wendell" Kim in the long run). It could also be the case that most coaches are at the same skill level and the metric, coupled with the influence mentioned above, is too course-grained to capture it.

Thanks for the question. (Dan Fox)


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