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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 3072 .225 .284 .343 .231 1.8
Birth Date11-7-1948
Height5' 10"
Weight190 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 KCA 20 72 214 205 14 47 6 1 4 67 8 25 0 0 1 23 0 0 .229 .258 .327 .216 -3.8 0.1 -0.4
1970 KCA 21 6 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .273 .111 .149 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0
1971 KCA 22 22 53 46 3 7 2 0 0 9 5 9 0 1 1 1 0 1 .152 .231 .196 .165 -4.8 -0.4 -0.6
1973 KCA 24 14 37 32 2 8 1 0 1 12 4 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .237 1.6 -0.0 0.2
1974 KCA 25 43 123 107 10 23 3 1 1 31 14 19 2 0 0 8 0 1 .215 .317 .290 .227 -1.4 -0.5 -0.2
1975 KCA 26 80 255 226 15 51 9 2 3 73 21 28 1 1 6 23 1 0 .226 .293 .323 .233 3.7 0.4 0.4
1976 KCA 27 95 295 267 24 61 13 3 5 95 16 45 0 3 9 34 0 0 .228 .269 .356 .235 4.1 -0.8 0.4
1977 KCA 28 29 85 80 3 18 4 0 1 25 3 12 0 0 2 9 0 1 .225 .253 .312 .193 -2.8 0.6 -0.2
1978 MIL 29 89 286 256 26 56 10 1 1 71 14 42 0 4 12 20 1 1 .219 .255 .277 .204 -2.2 -0.2 -0.3
1979 MIL 30 69 214 196 17 53 8 0 4 73 8 25 0 2 8 26 0 1 .270 .296 .372 .234 2.1 -0.1 0.2
1980 MIL 31 76 238 219 16 49 9 0 3 67 12 33 1 1 5 17 1 0 .224 .266 .306 .211 -2.8 -1.1 -0.4
1981 TOR 32 45 146 128 13 29 8 1 4 51 11 16 1 3 3 21 1 0 .227 .287 .398 .245 2.3 0.5 0.3
1982 TOR 33 96 291 260 26 63 17 0 10 110 24 34 0 5 2 37 1 1 .242 .301 .423 .257 8.9 0.3 1.0
1983 TOR 34 88 253 221 27 56 14 0 10 100 29 39 0 2 1 33 0 1 .253 .337 .452 .276 11.2 -0.4 1.1
1984 TOR 35 102 273 232 24 51 13 1 5 81 29 49 2 9 1 37 0 3 .220 .301 .349 .252 8.8 0.1 1.0
1985 TOR 36 42 113 99 11 16 3 0 4 31 10 12 1 3 0 14 0 0 .162 .239 .313 .221 -0.9 -0.4 -0.1
1986 TOR 37 81 185 160 13 29 8 0 2 43 20 25 0 1 4 12 0 0 .181 .271 .269 .203 -5.6 0.3 -0.5
Career104930722743245618128105894023041983556321510.225.284.343.23118.5-1.81.8

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
1969 KCA MLB 72 214 .216 .244 .316 .365 .258 .244 97 -9 5.5 3 0.1 -1.3 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
1970 KCA MLB 6 11 .149 .250 .324 .383 .258 .125 96 -1.2 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.8 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
1971 KCA MLB 22 53 .165 .241 .302 .354 .250 .184 94 -4.6 1.3 0.8 -0.4 -1.4 -4.8 -0.6 -4.8 -0.6
1973 KCA MLB 14 37 .237 .259 .331 .377 .262 .269 105 -0.8 1.0 0.6 -0.0 0.2 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1974 KCA MLB 43 123 .227 .249 .315 .355 .255 .253 104 -3.9 3.2 1.9 -0.5 -0.7 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
1975 KCA MLB 80 255 .233 .258 .329 .376 .264 .245 102 -6.9 6.7 4.1 0.4 0.4 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
1976 KCA MLB 95 295 .235 .262 .318 .370 .262 .255 101 -6.9 7.4 4.5 -0.8 0.4 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
1977 KCA MLB 29 85 .193 .265 .332 .421 .274 .254 104 -5.9 2.4 1.4 0.6 -0.5 -2.8 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2
1978 MIL MLB 89 286 .204 .265 .326 .398 .268 .253 98 -15.3 7.4 4.5 -0.2 -0.5 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
1979 MIL MLB 69 214 .234 .275 .338 .422 .272 .290 99 -5.8 6.0 3.8 -0.1 -2.5 2.3 0.2 2.1 0.2
1980 MIL MLB 76 238 .211 .272 .331 .406 .268 .250 98 -11.7 6.4 3.9 -1.1 -3.0 -2.8 -0.4 -2.8 -0.4
1981 TOR MLB 45 146 .245 .258 .319 .374 .263 .225 102 -2 3.7 2.2 0.5 -1.9 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
1982 TOR MLB 96 291 .257 .265 .322 .403 .264 .240 104 -0.7 7.9 4.6 0.3 -5.3 8.9 1.0 8.9 1.0
1983 TOR MLB 88 253 .276 .271 .329 .415 .271 .264 105 4 6.9 4 -0.4 -2.4 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
1984 TOR MLB 102 273 .252 .269 .328 .405 .270 .246 97 -2.1 7.3 4.1 0.1 -1.9 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
1985 TOR MLB 42 113 .221 .267 .331 .414 .271 .140 98 -4.4 3.1 1.8 -0.4 -1.5 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
1986 TOR MLB 81 185 .203 .266 .328 .410 .268 .201 101 -10.7 5.1 2.7 0.3 -1.7 -5.6 -0.5 -5.6 -0.5

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 KCA MLB 214 14 47 6 1 4 23 8 25 0 0 .229 .258 .327 .098 .216 -3.8 0.1 -0.4
1970 KCA MLB 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .111 .273 .111 .000 .149 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0
1971 KCA MLB 53 3 7 2 0 0 1 5 9 0 1 .152 .231 .196 .043 .165 -4.8 -0.4 -0.6
1973 KCA MLB 37 2 8 1 0 1 6 4 5 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .125 .237 1.6 -0.0 0.2
1974 KCA MLB 123 10 23 3 1 1 8 14 19 0 1 .215 .317 .290 .075 .227 -1.4 -0.5 -0.2
1975 KCA MLB 255 15 51 9 2 3 23 21 28 1 0 .226 .293 .323 .097 .233 3.7 0.4 0.4
1976 KCA MLB 295 24 61 13 3 5 34 16 45 0 0 .228 .269 .356 .127 .235 4.1 -0.8 0.4
1977 KCA MLB 85 3 18 4 0 1 9 3 12 0 1 .225 .253 .312 .087 .193 -2.8 0.6 -0.2
1978 MIL MLB 286 26 56 10 1 1 20 14 42 1 1 .219 .255 .277 .059 .204 -2.2 -0.2 -0.3
1979 MIL MLB 214 17 53 8 0 4 26 8 25 0 1 .270 .296 .372 .102 .234 2.1 -0.1 0.2
1980 MIL MLB 238 16 49 9 0 3 17 12 33 1 0 .224 .266 .306 .082 .211 -2.8 -1.1 -0.4
1981 TOR MLB 146 13 29 8 1 4 21 11 16 1 0 .227 .287 .398 .172 .245 2.3 0.5 0.3
1982 TOR MLB 291 26 63 17 0 10 37 24 34 1 1 .242 .301 .423 .181 .257 8.9 0.3 1.0
1983 TOR MLB 253 27 56 14 0 10 33 29 39 0 1 .253 .337 .452 .199 .276 11.2 -0.4 1.1
1984 TOR MLB 273 24 51 13 1 5 37 29 49 0 3 .220 .301 .349 .129 .252 8.8 0.1 1.0
1985 TOR MLB 113 11 16 3 0 4 14 10 12 0 0 .162 .239 .313 .152 .221 -0.9 -0.4 -0.1
1986 TOR MLB 185 13 29 8 0 2 12 20 25 0 0 .181 .271 .269 .087 .203 -5.6 0.3 -0.5

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

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Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: The Effects of the Shutdown (Inning)Russell A. Carleton2013-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game 1: Tigers 3, A's 2Sam Miller2013-10-05
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/10Ben Lindbergh2013-05-10
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/3Ben Lindbergh2013-05-03
The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Baserunning MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2013-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Asian Equation: A Guide to Asian Prospects in the World Baseball ClassicMichael Street2013-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: 30 Teams, 30 Home Run CallsSam Miller2012-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Fixing a Bug in the MarinersGeoff Young2012-01-31
One-Hoppers: ALDS G1: Moore Impresses As Rays Beat RangersR.J. Anderson2011-09-30
Clubhouse Confidential: Hoping for a SignMarc Carig2011-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Last of The CzarsSteven Goldman2010-08-16
The Week in Quotes: March 2-8Alex Carnevale2009-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Sure Hands and Helping HandsJohn Perrotto2009-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: More Questions and Even Less TimeJohn Perrotto2009-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mega-DealingJohn Perrotto2008-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The New BrewSteven Goldman2008-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Offensive OffendersSteven Goldman2008-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of CompletenessDan Fox2008-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: RantasticWill Carroll2007-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Price of ContentmentDan Fox2007-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Mommy, It's a Stray Datum! Can We Keep It?Jim Baker2007-01-26
No Bang Off the Bench?: A Closer Look at Pinch HittingAndrew Dolphin2006-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: It's OverJoe Sheehan2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Baseball Classic: Notes From AnaheimWill Carroll2006-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - CatchersBaseball Prospectus2005-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IBaseball Prospectus2004-02-21
Internet Baseball Awards: Managers of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: June 2-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: May 6-12Derek Zumsteg2002-05-13
The Week in Quotes: April 8-14, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-04-15
The Week in Quotes: April 1-7Derek Zumsteg2002-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: March 4-17Derek Zumsteg2002-03-18
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)what are your favorite announcers to listen to in baseball?
(xxx from yyy)
Scully is my favorite. Buck Martinez is a guilty pleasure. Basically, if you can talk intelligently about the game, I'm a fan. If you want to talk about bullshit because you can't talk about the game, I'm not a fan. MLB.tv allows me to pick my poison. I love having the choice. (Jason Parks)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)With Buck Martinez leaving the O's and MASN to do play by play for the Blue Jays, have the Orioles finally found a role for Mike Flanagan in the MacPhail era?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Oh, Tom, don't get me started on announcers. I was talking about how reading boxscores at dawn and listening to ballgames on the radio in the barn as I fed the animals was part of my fan-forming experience. I can gripe that today's announcers talk too much while saying too little, and that I miss the sounds of the crowd and the bat as part of the broadcast, but these days, silent announcers and ambient noise means listening to the snortling Jumbotron and frenzied in-game entertainment. Before I start yelling at kids to get off my lawn (the dingo usually scares them off as is), Flanagan's pleasant enough, and the real question--as suggested by Ken Funck a few months ago in his interview with a Foxian--is to sort what a modern broadcast ought to be and can be, not what it used to be, or what it's wound up as. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)so how much credit are you willing to assign Chuck Lamarr for the Rays' season? Buck Martinez couldn't stop talking about him last week, even though most would consider his tenure one long nightmare/joke. He drafted Crawford and Upton and traded for Kazmir. That counts for something, no?
(elmer from cal)
It counts for something, the same way that Pat Gillick's praise of Ed Wade counts for something. You know, most of these guys are not 100% bad at their jobs (there are Hawk Harrelson exceptions out there). At the same time, you know, Moses got the Hebrews all the way across the desert to the promised land. He didn't turn it over to a guy named Bob at the last rest-stop on the Turnpike. LaMar was all over the map (as Moses would have had to be to let Bob take over) and his constant reversals and missteps indicated he was unlikely to get to the end. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)That's dissapointing. At least the tbs guys are better than Joe Morgan.
(Bill from CT)
I like the team that worked on the White Sox/Rays series, but I also like Don Orsillo a lot. Buck Martinez needs to find a new line of work though, preferably one where he isn't allowed to think or speak. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneQuestion for Buck Martinez: is bringing in a bunch of players who didn't actually play well equal to meeting "their needs?" (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneIf Buck Martinez would have read Ben Lindbergh's preview of this series, he'd realize all that talk about the Rangers' starters going longer under Nolan Ryan's plan is a bunch of BS so far. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Buck Martinez's suddenly-evinced fascination with turning things over is getting to me. He could be flipping pancakes. And this: "Shows how much respect Charlie has for the Dodgers" on pulling Hamels. It could also be that Hamels isn't pitching well. Finally, can even Bobby Cox explain what Martinez contributed in that long platoon with Ernie Whitt? (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5How about that odd statement by Buck Martinez about how pitchers are more likely to tighten up when they sit in 90-degree weather? Say what? (John Perrotto)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I wish I had Buck Martinez's hair. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I wish I had Buck Martinez's hair. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I want Buck Martinez's voice. (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I want Buck Martinez's voice. (Eric Seidman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourWhenever I hear Buck Martinez on a broadcast, I think that Ernie Whitt is being under-utilized. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourRe BJ: No, he got comfortable. Maddon and the medical staff did an amazing job managing that injury and situation so that he could get comfortable again. Granted, one wrong swing and he's back to zero. Of course, Buck Martinez told a story about Cliff Floyd being credited with saving Upton's season .... (Will Carroll)
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSChip once defended me -- ironically, Steve Stone was chewing me out -- so I will not criticize him tonight. Buck Martinez is fair game. (Will Carroll)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesAt risk of sounding like Buck Martinez, Iwamura really does all the little things well.

And did I mention this Longoria kid is good? (Will Carroll)