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Portrait of Ken Macha

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 425 .258 .329 .324 .241 -0.3
Birth Date9-29-1950
Height6' 2"
Weight215 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
1974 PIT 23 5 5 5 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .600 .600 .800 .505 0.7 -0.0 0.1
1977 PIT 26 35 101 95 2 26 4 0 0 30 6 17 0 0 0 11 1 1 .274 .317 .316 .222 -1.1 -2.0 -0.3
1978 PIT 27 29 65 52 5 11 1 1 0 14 12 10 0 1 0 5 2 0 .212 .354 .269 .237 0.7 -1.7 -0.1
1979 MON 28 25 40 36 8 10 3 1 0 15 2 9 1 0 1 4 0 0 .278 .333 .417 .250 1.6 0.9 0.3
1980 MON 29 49 120 107 10 31 5 1 1 41 11 17 1 0 1 8 0 2 .290 .361 .383 .282 4.5 -2.8 0.2
1981 TOR 30 37 94 85 4 17 2 0 0 19 8 15 0 1 0 6 1 1 .200 .266 .224 .196 -3.8 0.1 -0.4
Career1804253803098163112339682223544.258.329.324.2412.6-5.6-0.3

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 PIT MLB 5 5 .505 .240 .300 .333 .245 .600 101 1.2 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.6 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
1977 PIT MLB 35 101 .222 .258 .319 .386 .254 .333 103 -3.9 2.8 -0.3 -2.0 0.3 -1.1 -0.3 -1.1 -0.3
1978 PIT MLB 29 65 .237 .257 .329 .382 .265 .256 106 -1.4 1.7 0.2 -1.7 -0.2 0.7 -0.1 0.7 -0.1
1978 COH AAA 65 272 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 MON MLB 25 40 .250 .268 .326 .388 .260 .370 96 -0.4 1.1 0.1 0.9 0.3 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.3
1979 DEN AAA 31 123 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 MON MLB 49 120 .282 .267 .319 .382 .257 .337 97 2.6 3.2 0.3 -2.8 -0.7 4.5 0.2 4.5 0.2
1981 TOR MLB 37 94 .196 .256 .317 .369 .261 .239 101 -5.7 2.4 -0.6 0.1 0.5 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4

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 PIT MLB 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .800 .200 .505 0.7 -0.0 0.1
1977 PIT MLB 101 2 26 4 0 0 11 6 17 1 1 .274 .317 .316 .042 .222 -1.1 -2.0 -0.3
1978 COH AAA 272 34 61 10 1 6 34 36 33 3 0 .262 .362 .391 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1978 PIT MLB 65 5 11 1 1 0 5 12 10 2 0 .212 .354 .269 .058 .237 0.7 -1.7 -0.1
1979 MON MLB 40 8 10 3 1 0 4 2 9 0 0 .278 .333 .417 .139 .250 1.6 0.9 0.3
1979 DEN AAA 123 12 27 1 0 1 10 14 9 5 0 .265 .356 .304 .039 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 MON MLB 120 10 31 5 1 1 8 11 17 0 2 .290 .361 .383 .093 .282 4.5 -2.8 0.2
1981 TOR MLB 94 4 17 2 0 0 6 8 15 1 1 .200 .266 .224 .024 .196 -3.8 0.1 -0.4

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

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This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Men Who Stare at RelieversJason Wojciechowski2012-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-03-26
Spinning Yarn: Hit-and-Run Success is No AccidentMike Fast2011-12-21
Transaction Analysis: Venturing into Ventura TerritoryBen Lindbergh2011-10-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Outfield for 8/31/11Rob McQuown2011-08-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Turning 'em LooseDerek Carty2011-08-18
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, Except When They Don'tSteven Goldman2011-06-10
BP Unfiltered: The Fallout in OaklandJohn Perrotto2011-06-09
Divide and Conquer, AL West: Bay Area StrifeJoey Matschulat2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Nyjer Morgan, EnigmaJohn Perrotto2011-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Under PressureJohn Perrotto2011-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: The Comeback KidsJoey Matschulat2011-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Billy Butler, Speed DemonJason Collette2011-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nick Johnson, Chad Durbin, and DregsChristina Kahrl2011-03-03
Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Carlos GomezMike Petriello2011-02-25
Fantasy Beat: Donnybrook - Carlos GomezJason Collette2011-02-25
Fantasy Focus: Right Fielder RankingsMarc Normandin2011-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Center Fielder RankingsMarc Normandin2011-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the OutfieldRob McQuown2011-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Shortstop RankingsMarc Normandin2011-02-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Rickie Weeks' 2010 BreakoutCraig Brown2011-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: A Dozen New SkippersChristina Kahrl2011-02-09
Purpose Pitches: The Sorry State of PlatooningChristina Kahrl2011-02-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessAnalyze This: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Adrian Gonzalez and Shaun MarcumKevin Goldstein2010-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Adrian Gonzalez and Shaun MarcumChristina Kahrl2010-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The AL Winter AgendaJohn Perrotto2010-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Big Game HuntingJohn Perrotto2010-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Creating a MindsetJohn Perrotto2010-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Milwaukee BrewersJohn Perrotto2010-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Getting the Boot?John Perrotto2010-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: The FinaleJay Jaffe2010-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Hanging on with the Brew CrewJohn Perrotto2010-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Eyeing The Glass SlipperJohn Perrotto2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Milwaukee BrewersMarc Normandin2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Milwaukee BrewersESPN Insider2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Milwaukee BrewersKevin Goldstein2010-09-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Baffling AngelsJohn Perrotto2010-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Ready for a ReturnJohn Perrotto2010-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Going Out with ClassJohn Perrotto2010-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: NL: Down The Stretch They ComeJay Jaffe2010-08-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Fish Future is BrightJohn Perrotto2010-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Last of The CzarsSteven Goldman2010-08-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-08-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Second Second City Revival?John Perrotto2010-07-16
Prospectus Hit List: The Ax EffectJay Jaffe2010-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Turnover TimeJay Jaffe2010-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Unfiltered: Unfun with RBI OpportunitiesChristina Kahrl2010-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Central PreoccupationsChristina Kahrl2010-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Friday UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-06-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Friday UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Blanking OutJay Jaffe2010-05-27
On the Beat: Resurrection Act ReduxJohn Perrotto2010-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Ken Macha's QuandaryJohn Perrotto2010-05-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spot: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Still A BelieverJohn Perrotto2010-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Back To The Drawing Board?Will Carroll2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Classics AbuseChristina Kahrl2010-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Friday UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-05-07
Contractual Matters: Managerial ManeuveringsJeff Euston2010-05-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-05-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weeks At A TimeCraig Brown2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Friday UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-04-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tough CutsChristina Kahrl2010-03-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-03-17
The Week in Quotes: February 22-28Alex Carnevale2010-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL CentralChristina Kahrl2010-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 3Russell A. Carleton2010-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 2Russell A. Carleton2010-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The King's Coffers and Assorted Wee DealsChristina Kahrl2010-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 1 Russell A. Carleton2010-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFine Penmanship: Introducing the Archimedes AwardsTim Kniker2009-12-27
The Week in Quotes: December 14-20Alex Carnevale2009-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Post-season Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Bitter EndingsJoe Sheehan2009-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Milwaukee BrewersBaseball Prospectus2009-09-17
The Week in Quotes: August 31-September 6Alex Carnevale2009-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-08-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Milwaukee MassacreChristina Kahrl2009-08-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-07-10
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Conquering the CubsJay Jaffe2009-06-17
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The Week in Quotes: April 6-12Alex Carnevale2009-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central ObsessionsChristina Kahrl2009-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: So Many Questions, So Little TimeJohn Perrotto2009-02-01
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The Week in Quotes: October 27-November 2Alex Carnevale2008-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Off-season MovesJohn Perrotto2008-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Fold Up the Umbrellas and Play Ball?John Perrotto2008-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Wish Lists and IntentionsJohn Perrotto2008-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Final RoundJohn Perrotto2008-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Down to the WireJohn Perrotto2008-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Best of 2007David Laurila2007-12-30
The Week in Quotes: December 10-16Alex Carnevale2007-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Heating Up on DemandJohn Perrotto2007-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Ken MachaDavid Laurila2007-05-20
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
Hope and Faith: How the Oakland A's Can Win the World SeriesChristina Kahrl2007-02-26
The Year in Quotes: 2006 in ReviewAlex Carnevale2007-01-02
The Year in Quotes: 2006 in ReviewJohn Erhardt2007-01-02
Internet Baseball Awards: The Results Are InGreg Spira2006-11-02
Internet Baseball Awards: Staff BallotsBaseball Prospectus2006-10-31
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Internet Baseball Awards: 2005 American League WinnersGreg Spira2005-10-31
Internet Baseball Awards: Baseball Prospectus Author BallotsRyan Wilkins2003-10-28
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Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Daily Prospectus: Heading OutJoe Sheehan2002-05-24
Transaction Analysis: April 11-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: March 4-17Derek Zumsteg2002-03-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)The comments from the A's current and former players about Geren have been pretty interesting and perhaps a strong indication that he didn't have much of a future. But how much of their mediocrity do you think was due to Geren's ineptitude?
(Peter Q from Austin, TX)
I just don't know how you pin all of that offensive ineptitude on Geren's lack of communication skills. I just don't know what another manager could have done to get more pop out of this group. You know what really interests me here is that it has been 16 years since Tony LaRussa left, and they A's have had just three managers in that time--Art Howe, Ken Macha, and Geren. I know the manager is supposedly just a puppet for Billy Beane, but it is probably long-since time they find a stronger, more experienced hand, go the Showalter route the Orioles took. I admit I'm not sure who that is, off the top of my head. Lure Bobby Cox out of retirement? Don't snap back--I know that's fanciful. (Steven Goldman)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which manager in the majors is least likely to know what statistical anlysis is and how it has a place in the game? Piniella? Baker? Someone else?
(steve from boston)
Ken Macha? Help me out here--I'm pretty sure all of them are aware of it, it just depends on how much they utilize it, either through their own doing or how much the FO makes them. (Marc Normandin)


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