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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 8379 .260 .299 .367 .250 30.7
Birth Date9-5-1936
Height5' 11"
Weight183 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
1956 PIT 19 81 277 255 30 62 8 1 3 81 18 24 0 0 4 14 0 0 .243 .293 .318 .217 -2.4 5.2 0.3
1957 PIT 20 148 568 526 59 149 27 7 8 214 27 49 1 3 11 54 3 3 .283 .318 .407 .266 12.7 6.4 2.0
1958 PIT 21 152 607 567 69 156 24 6 19 249 25 71 3 3 9 68 1 1 .275 .308 .439 .269 22.6 31.0 5.7
1959 PIT 22 135 537 493 50 119 15 6 7 167 29 54 1 4 10 59 1 3 .241 .283 .339 .239 2.7 -4.5 -0.2
1960 PIT 23 151 591 538 58 147 21 5 11 211 40 50 1 8 4 64 4 0 .273 .320 .392 .260 14.3 -7.3 0.7
1961 PIT 24 152 595 558 71 148 21 2 13 212 26 55 3 6 2 59 2 1 .265 .298 .380 .247 15.2 15.2 3.1
1962 PIT 25 159 617 572 55 155 24 9 14 239 37 47 2 4 2 81 0 3 .271 .315 .418 .257 12.1 7.5 2.0
1963 PIT 26 142 576 534 43 131 22 3 8 183 32 46 0 3 7 52 2 0 .245 .286 .343 .249 7.7 26.3 3.8
1964 PIT 27 162 644 601 66 161 22 8 10 229 29 52 0 4 10 64 1 1 .268 .300 .381 .258 10.4 23.2 3.7
1965 PIT 28 130 527 494 52 134 17 1 6 171 18 34 2 9 4 54 2 1 .271 .294 .346 .250 15.5 16.2 3.6
1966 PIT 29 162 660 621 56 163 22 7 16 247 31 62 1 5 2 82 4 3 .262 .296 .398 .260 14.6 6.3 2.3
1967 PIT 30 163 679 639 62 167 25 3 9 225 30 55 0 5 5 77 1 2 .261 .292 .352 .248 8.0 14.6 2.6
1968 PIT 31 143 556 506 36 127 18 2 3 158 38 38 2 4 6 42 3 4 .251 .304 .312 .240 -3.9 10.5 0.8
1969 PIT 32 67 256 227 13 52 7 1 3 70 22 16 2 4 1 25 1 1 .229 .298 .308 .241 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
1970 PIT 33 112 404 367 29 84 14 0 7 119 27 40 2 3 5 39 2 0 .229 .283 .324 .229 -0.3 10.8 1.1
1971 PIT 34 70 213 193 17 49 3 1 1 57 15 8 0 3 2 16 0 0 .254 .303 .295 .234 -3.4 0.1 -0.4
1972 PIT 35 34 72 64 3 12 4 0 0 16 3 5 0 2 3 3 0 0 .188 .217 .250 .192 -5.2 -0.3 -0.7
Career21638379775576920162946213828484477062070878532723.260.299.367.250120.3161.130.7

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
1956 PIT MLB 81 277 .217 .250 .313 .392 .251 .259 99 -9.6 5.9 -0.3 5.2 1.4 -2.4 0.3 -2.4 0.3
1957 PIT MLB 148 568 .266 .258 .318 .395 .260 .299 97 2.8 13.3 -0.6 6.4 -2.6 12.7 2.0 12.7 2.0
1958 PIT MLB 152 607 .269 .262 .326 .410 .267 .285 98 5.1 16.0 -0.7 31.0 3.1 22.6 5.7 22.6 5.7
1959 PIT MLB 135 537 .239 .262 .323 .401 .263 .257 99 -11.2 14.4 -0.7 -4.5 -2.6 2.7 -0.2 2.7 -0.2
1960 PIT MLB 151 591 .260 .257 .319 .393 .262 .280 99 0 16.0 -0.7 -7.3 2.6 14.3 0.7 14.3 0.7
1961 PIT MLB 152 595 .247 .261 .325 .407 .262 .272 99 -8.1 16.9 -0.8 15.2 6.8 15.2 3.1 15.2 3.1
1962 PIT MLB 159 617 .257 .264 .327 .400 .264 .274 98 -1.8 17.1 -0.8 7.5 0.6 12.1 2.0 12.1 2.0
1963 PIT MLB 142 576 .249 .243 .299 .360 .253 .255 97 -5.7 14.2 -0.7 26.3 -0.9 7.7 3.8 7.7 3.8
1964 PIT MLB 162 644 .258 .257 .310 .381 .261 .278 100 -1 16.2 -0.7 23.2 -1.8 10.4 3.7 10.4 3.7
1965 PIT MLB 130 527 .250 .250 .309 .376 .261 .276 99 -4.2 12.2 -0.6 16.2 2.7 15.5 3.6 15.5 3.6
1966 PIT MLB 162 660 .260 .258 .309 .383 .262 .268 101 -0.1 15.8 -0.7 6.3 -2.5 14.6 2.3 14.6 2.3
1967 PIT MLB 163 679 .248 .247 .302 .357 .259 .272 100 -6.4 15.1 -0.7 14.6 -1.8 8.0 2.6 8.0 2.6
1968 PIT MLB 143 556 .240 .245 .298 .345 .258 .264 92 -8.3 11.2 -0.5 10.5 -3.2 -3.9 0.8 -3.9 0.8
1969 PIT MLB 67 256 .241 .252 .314 .370 .259 .231 99 -4.5 6.6 -0.3 0.1 -1.9 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
1970 PIT MLB 112 404 .229 .257 .320 .393 .261 .238 98 -12.7 11.0 -0.5 10.8 -0.1 -0.3 1.1 -0.3 1.1
1971 PIT MLB 70 213 .234 .253 .314 .369 .262 .257 98 -5 5.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.7 -3.4 -0.4 -3.4 -0.4
1972 PIT MLB 34 72 .192 .251 .314 .373 .268 .197 96 -4.3 1.7 0 -0.3 -1.8 -5.2 -0.7 -5.2 -0.7

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
1956 PIT MLB 277 30 62 8 1 3 14 18 24 0 0 .243 .293 .318 .075 .217 -2.4 5.2 0.3
1957 PIT MLB 568 59 149 27 7 8 54 27 49 3 3 .283 .318 .407 .124 .266 12.7 6.4 2.0
1958 PIT MLB 607 69 156 24 6 19 68 25 71 1 1 .275 .308 .439 .164 .269 22.6 31.0 5.7
1959 PIT MLB 537 50 119 15 6 7 59 29 54 1 3 .241 .283 .339 .097 .239 2.7 -4.5 -0.2
1960 PIT MLB 591 58 147 21 5 11 64 40 50 4 0 .273 .320 .392 .119 .260 14.3 -7.3 0.7
1961 PIT MLB 595 71 148 21 2 13 59 26 55 2 1 .265 .298 .380 .115 .247 15.2 15.2 3.1
1962 PIT MLB 617 55 155 24 9 14 81 37 47 0 3 .271 .315 .418 .147 .257 12.1 7.5 2.0
1963 PIT MLB 576 43 131 22 3 8 52 32 46 2 0 .245 .286 .343 .097 .249 7.7 26.3 3.8
1964 PIT MLB 644 66 161 22 8 10 64 29 52 1 1 .268 .300 .381 .113 .258 10.4 23.2 3.7
1965 PIT MLB 527 52 134 17 1 6 54 18 34 2 1 .271 .294 .346 .075 .250 15.5 16.2 3.6
1966 PIT MLB 660 56 163 22 7 16 82 31 62 4 3 .262 .296 .398 .135 .260 14.6 6.3 2.3
1967 PIT MLB 679 62 167 25 3 9 77 30 55 1 2 .261 .292 .352 .091 .248 8.0 14.6 2.6
1968 PIT MLB 556 36 127 18 2 3 42 38 38 3 4 .251 .304 .312 .061 .240 -3.9 10.5 0.8
1969 PIT MLB 256 13 52 7 1 3 25 22 16 1 1 .229 .298 .308 .079 .241 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
1970 PIT MLB 404 29 84 14 0 7 39 27 40 2 0 .229 .283 .324 .095 .229 -0.3 10.8 1.1
1971 PIT MLB 213 17 49 3 1 1 16 15 8 0 0 .254 .303 .295 .041 .234 -3.4 0.1 -0.4
1972 PIT MLB 72 3 12 4 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 .188 .217 .250 .062 .192 -5.2 -0.3 -0.7

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
1965-03-25 - 15-DL - - - Foot Fracture - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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Baseball ProGUESTus: An Ode to the Double Play PivotRocco DeMaro2014-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Hall of Fame 50 Percent Probability TestSam Miller2013-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Boston, Xander Bogaerts, and the Return of Ultra-Young Talent Ben Lindbergh2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Turn of the TwoJason Wojciechowski2013-05-09
Wezen-Ball: A Few of Baseball's Best MomentsLarry Granillo2013-04-19
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
Western Front: Pass the Bonds, PleaseGeoff Young2013-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
Wezen-Ball: "White Christmas" at the BallparkLarry Granillo2012-12-28
Wezen-Ball: 37 Candidates, 37 (non-PED) ExcusesLarry Granillo2012-12-04
Pebble Hunting: A Hall of Fame Brochure for Ryan KleskoSam Miller2012-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 15Jason Martinez2012-11-16
The Lineup Card: Eight Playoff Heroes and GoatsBaseball Prospectus2012-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Defending to the CrownBen Lindbergh2012-08-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
The BP Wayback Machine: Spring Training, What's it Good For?Steven Goldman2012-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Overlooked Overlooked Hall of FamersBen Lindbergh2012-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot SurgesJay Jaffe2012-01-10
The Lineup Card: 9 Baseball Movies That Should Be MadeBaseball Prospectus2011-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Catch as Catch CanGeoff Young2011-04-12
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Impact of World Series Starts (or How Much Was Jack Morris Really Worth?)Sean Smith2011-03-04
Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming WaveJay Jaffe2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality ShortstopsJay Jaffe2010-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: 1989 World Series EarthquakeBob Hertzel2010-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Houston AstrosSteven Goldman2010-11-02
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
Another Look: Kirk Gibson's HomerBob Hertzel2010-10-19
Another Look: Joe Torre and Casey StengelBob Hertzel2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Albert the GreatChristina Kahrl2010-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Diminished Skills and Fragile EgosJeff Euston2010-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: If Hawk, Then RockJay Jaffe2010-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: The 1952 PiratesBob Hertzel2010-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Youthful Orient-ationChristina Kahrl2010-06-09
Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84Ken Funck2010-05-11
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapJohn Perrotto2009-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Jeff KentJay Jaffe2009-01-27
The Week in Quotes: December 8-14Alex Carnevale2008-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the SequelDan Fox2008-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up EditionChristina Kahrl2007-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron ManJim Baker2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS Returns: Cooperstown MusingsJay Jaffe2007-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Punching Jeff Kent's TicketJoe Sheehan2007-04-26
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Gold Gloves in FebruaryJoe Sheehan2007-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Shopping SeasonJim Baker2006-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Buzz Words: Shell-Shocked by Scoring PositionAllen Barra2005-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Claiming the FlagJim Baker2005-06-10
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Spring Training, What's It Good For?Steven Goldman2004-03-06
The Class of 2004: Analyzing the HittersJay Jaffe2004-01-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Houston AstrosBaseball Prospectus2003-04-28
Prospectus Feature: A Brief History of the Veterans CommitteeNeal Traven2003-01-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How does Bobby Grich not get more notice regarding the HOF? Is he a candidate for reconsideration down the line, like by a Veterans Committee or something? And finally, is there a GM who would take Bill Mazeroski over Grich, given that hypothetical choice?
(Jape from Portland)
I'm not sure why he hasn't even gotten on the Veterans Committee ballot - his career ended more than 21 years ago, so he shouldn't have any logistical obstacles.

As much as I love Grich, I'm sure there exist GMs who would have chosen Maz over Grich. For as good as the latter was, the former was a better defender according to both reputation and sabermetric consensus, and somebody wouldn't have bothered to consider that the offensive gap was greater. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-06-03 16:00:00 (link to chat)How is Kolten Wong's defense? If he doesn't play 2nd, where else could he play?
(ChrisCalo1 from Ohio)
He's fine at second base. He's not Bill Mazeroski, but he can certainly play the position. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Considering how far ahead of the pack he is at his position, is it fair to call Brooks Robinson the best defensive player in history?
(costa24 from Montreal)
Ozzie Smith is, and it's not close. Followed then by Bill Mazeroski, then probably Willie Mays. (Joe Sheehan)


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