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Portrait of Hal McRae

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 8058 .290 .351 .454 .291 34.6
Birth Date7-10-1945
Height5' 11"
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
1968 CIN 22 17 56 51 1 10 1 0 0 11 4 14 0 0 1 2 1 1 .196 .255 .216 .171 -2.7 -1.2 -0.5
1970 CIN 24 70 182 165 18 41 6 1 8 73 15 23 1 1 0 23 0 2 .248 .313 .442 .262 3.9 -2.8 0.1
1971 CIN 25 99 354 337 39 89 24 2 9 144 11 35 2 1 3 34 3 2 .264 .291 .427 .271 11.0 -0.2 1.2
1972 CIN 26 61 105 97 9 27 4 0 5 46 2 10 2 4 0 26 0 0 .278 .295 .474 .300 4.6 -0.3 0.5
1973 KCA 27 106 382 338 36 79 18 3 9 130 34 38 6 3 1 50 2 2 .234 .312 .385 .248 0.1 0.2 0.0
1974 KCA 28 148 607 539 71 167 36 4 15 256 54 68 5 4 5 88 11 8 .310 .375 .475 .306 32.5 6.1 4.2
1975 KCA 29 126 547 480 58 147 38 6 5 212 47 47 4 10 6 71 11 8 .306 .366 .442 .292 28.0 -4.6 2.5
1976 KCA 30 149 609 527 75 175 34 5 8 243 64 43 8 8 2 73 22 12 .332 .407 .461 .318 35.1 1.5 4.1
1977 KCA 31 162 720 641 104 191 54 11 21 330 59 43 13 5 2 92 18 14 .298 .366 .515 .299 38.1 2.3 4.2
1978 KCA 32 156 692 623 90 170 39 5 16 267 51 62 6 11 1 72 17 8 .273 .329 .429 .279 18.2 -0.2 2.0
1979 KCA 33 101 443 393 55 113 32 4 10 183 38 46 4 7 1 74 5 4 .288 .351 .466 .293 17.4 0.0 1.8
1980 KCA 34 124 532 489 73 145 39 5 14 236 29 56 8 6 0 83 10 2 .297 .342 .483 .301 28.7 -0.1 3.0
1981 KCA 35 101 433 389 38 106 23 2 7 154 34 33 2 5 3 36 3 4 .272 .330 .396 .276 10.7 0.2 1.2
1982 KCA 36 159 676 613 91 189 46 8 27 332 55 61 5 2 1 133 4 4 .308 .369 .542 .322 46.8 -0.1 5.0
1983 KCA 37 157 654 589 84 183 41 6 12 272 50 68 10 5 0 82 2 3 .311 .372 .462 .295 23.7 0.0 2.5
1984 KCA 38 106 361 317 30 96 13 4 3 126 34 47 1 9 0 42 0 3 .303 .363 .397 .287 12.1 0.0 1.3
1985 KCA 39 112 369 320 41 83 19 0 14 144 44 45 1 2 2 70 0 1 .259 .349 .450 .285 11.5 0.0 1.2
1986 KCA 40 112 299 278 22 70 14 0 7 105 18 39 1 2 0 37 0 0 .252 .298 .378 .249 -0.7 0.0 -0.1
1987 KCA 41 18 37 32 5 10 3 0 1 16 5 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 .312 .405 .500 .296 2.2 0.0 0.2
Career2084805872189402091484661913280648779798528109710978.290.351.454.291321.30.734.6

Advanced

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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
1968 CIN MLB 17 56 .171 .238 .289 .320 .251 .270 101 -4 1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.0 -2.7 -0.5 -2.7 -0.5
1970 CIN MLB 70 182 .262 .265 .327 .407 .267 .244 101 0.3 4.9 -0.8 -2.8 0.1 3.9 0.1 3.9 0.1
1971 CIN MLB 99 354 .271 .252 .310 .365 .257 .272 97 3.4 8.6 -1.2 -0.2 -1.3 11.0 1.2 11.0 1.2
1972 CIN MLB 61 105 .300 .246 .313 .361 .265 .256 94 3.7 2.5 -0.1 -0.3 -0.9 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
1973 KCA MLB 106 382 .248 .256 .321 .374 .260 .238 102 -4.6 10.1 -4.6 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1974 KCA MLB 148 607 .306 .258 .319 .373 .260 .330 103 27.1 15.7 -7.8 6.1 -1.9 32.5 4.2 32.5 4.2
1975 KCA MLB 126 547 .292 .258 .326 .380 .263 .324 102 17.1 14.4 -3.9 -4.6 1.1 28.0 2.5 28.0 2.5
1976 KCA MLB 149 609 .318 .259 .320 .364 .262 .345 101 33.5 15.3 -8.5 1.5 -2.5 35.1 4.1 35.1 4.1
1977 KCA MLB 162 720 .299 .266 .327 .407 .263 .292 104 29.2 20.1 -10.8 2.3 -0.6 38.1 4.2 38.1 4.2
1978 KCA MLB 156 692 .279 .264 .325 .388 .266 .277 101 12.9 18.0 -11.4 -0.2 -1.8 18.2 2.0 18.2 2.0
1979 KCA MLB 101 443 .293 .272 .334 .412 .267 .299 101 15 12.4 -7.9 0.0 -2.0 17.4 1.8 17.4 1.8
1980 KCA MLB 124 532 .301 .271 .330 .402 .266 .308 99 21.6 14.3 -8.7 -0.1 1.3 28.7 3.0 28.7 3.0
1981 KCA MLB 101 433 .276 .258 .319 .378 .262 .280 96 6.4 10.9 -6.9 0.2 -0.1 10.7 1.2 10.7 1.2
1982 KCA MLB 159 676 .322 .267 .326 .406 .266 .307 100 42.1 18.2 -11.7 -0.1 -1.8 46.8 5.0 46.8 5.0
1983 KCA MLB 157 654 .295 .267 .325 .404 .266 .333 101 22.7 17.8 -11.4 0.0 -5.4 23.7 2.5 23.7 2.5
1984 KCA MLB 106 361 .287 .261 .322 .393 .264 .337 94 9.6 9.7 -6 0.0 -1.2 12.1 1.3 12.1 1.3
1985 KCA MLB 112 369 .285 .260 .322 .406 .266 .262 95 9.1 10.0 -6.3 0.0 -1.3 11.5 1.2 11.5 1.2
1986 KCA MLB 112 299 .249 .261 .324 .402 .263 .269 98 -3.3 8.3 -4.7 0.0 -1.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1987 KCA MLB 18 37 .296 .261 .327 .434 .265 .300 99 1.4 1.1 -0.5 0.0 0.2 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2

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
1968 CIN MLB 56 1 10 1 0 0 2 4 14 1 1 .196 .255 .216 .020 .171 -2.7 -1.2 -0.5
1970 CIN MLB 182 18 41 6 1 8 23 15 23 0 2 .248 .313 .442 .194 .262 3.9 -2.8 0.1
1971 CIN MLB 354 39 89 24 2 9 34 11 35 3 2 .264 .291 .427 .163 .271 11.0 -0.2 1.2
1972 CIN MLB 105 9 27 4 0 5 26 2 10 0 0 .278 .295 .474 .196 .300 4.6 -0.3 0.5
1973 KCA MLB 382 36 79 18 3 9 50 34 38 2 2 .234 .312 .385 .151 .248 0.1 0.2 0.0
1974 KCA MLB 607 71 167 36 4 15 88 54 68 11 8 .310 .375 .475 .165 .306 32.5 6.1 4.2
1975 KCA MLB 547 58 147 38 6 5 71 47 47 11 8 .306 .366 .442 .135 .292 28.0 -4.6 2.5
1976 KCA MLB 609 75 175 34 5 8 73 64 43 22 12 .332 .407 .461 .129 .318 35.1 1.5 4.1
1977 KCA MLB 720 104 191 54 11 21 92 59 43 18 14 .298 .366 .515 .217 .299 38.1 2.3 4.2
1978 KCA MLB 692 90 170 39 5 16 72 51 62 17 8 .273 .329 .429 .156 .279 18.2 -0.2 2.0
1979 KCA MLB 443 55 113 32 4 10 74 38 46 5 4 .288 .351 .466 .178 .293 17.4 0.0 1.8
1980 KCA MLB 532 73 145 39 5 14 83 29 56 10 2 .297 .342 .483 .186 .301 28.7 -0.1 3.0
1981 KCA MLB 433 38 106 23 2 7 36 34 33 3 4 .272 .330 .396 .123 .276 10.7 0.2 1.2
1982 KCA MLB 676 91 189 46 8 27 133 55 61 4 4 .308 .369 .542 .233 .322 46.8 -0.1 5.0
1983 KCA MLB 654 84 183 41 6 12 82 50 68 2 3 .311 .372 .462 .151 .295 23.7 0.0 2.5
1984 KCA MLB 361 30 96 13 4 3 42 34 47 0 3 .303 .363 .397 .095 .287 12.1 0.0 1.3
1985 KCA MLB 369 41 83 19 0 14 70 44 45 0 1 .259 .349 .450 .191 .285 11.5 0.0 1.2
1986 KCA MLB 299 22 70 14 0 7 37 18 39 0 0 .252 .298 .378 .126 .249 -0.7 0.0 -0.1
1987 KCA MLB 37 5 10 3 0 1 9 5 1 0 0 .312 .405 .500 .188 .296 2.2 0.0 0.2

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: Should McRae Have Considered Brett For Miller in the Seventh?Sam Miller2012-10-17
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce BochyBen Lindbergh2012-10-16
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce BochySam Miller2012-10-16
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2011-11-06
Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984Larry Granillo2011-11-02
The Lineup Card: 11 Memorable Breakdowns, Antics, and TiradesBaseball Prospectus2011-08-18
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in BasebrawlsBaseball Prospectus2011-08-10
The BP Broadside: What the Heck is an RBI Whore?Steven Goldman2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: A Dozen New SkippersChristina Kahrl2011-02-09
Overthinking It: PECOTA Through the Looking-GlassBen Lindbergh2011-02-08
You Can Blog It Up: Just in Time for HOF inductions, the Whitey Herzog All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: A Six Pack of No-HittersBob Hertzel2010-06-01
Another Look: Growing Up with a Future Big LeaguerBob Hertzel2010-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Clemente's Last HitBob Hertzel2010-04-27
Prospectus Q&A: De Jon WatsonDavid Laurila2010-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: St. Louis Cardinals Will Carroll2010-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Royal PainsSteven Goldman2009-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMilton the Magnificent?: A Feat As Yet UnaccomplishedChristina Kahrl2009-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessRoyal Pain?: Bouncing Back in Kansas CityChristina Kahrl2009-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Aubrey HuffEric Seidman2008-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Aubrey HuffMarc Normandin2008-11-21
Transaction Analysis: The Weekend TrioChristina Kahrl2008-07-28
The Week in Quotes: May 19-26Alex Carnevale2008-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NLCS, Game OneJoe Sheehan2007-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Double and Triple ThatJim Baker2007-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Micah OwingsJim Baker2007-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Stretching It OutDan Fox2007-04-26
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
The Week in Quotes: October 16-23Alex Carnevale2006-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason PitchingJim Baker2006-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Of Crowds and SplitsDan Fox2006-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Designating Some OffenseJim Baker2004-11-16
Teams: A Critical Guide: Mad About Beltran EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-25
Breaking Balls: The Case for EdgarDerek Zumsteg2003-06-10
Internet Baseball Awards: Managers of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-16
Transaction Analysis: September 16-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-26
Transaction Analysis: September 11-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-17
The Week in Quotes: July 8-14Derek Zumsteg2002-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: May 6-12Derek Zumsteg2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26
Transaction Analysis: April 14-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-17
The Week in Quotes: April 1-7Derek Zumsteg2002-04-08
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)As much as I enjoy the great managers' all stars series, I'd love to hear the lists for some managers generally not as well-regarded. It's chicken and egg, sure, but instead of Hal McRae the player, what about him the manager?
(Will from Mactaquac)
Love this idea. The "Tom Trebelhorn All-Stars" appeals to me. (Ken Funck)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Melky Cabrera's got a pretty interesting set of comparables: Carlos Beltran, Coco Crisp, Pete Rose, and Hal McRae. Some good-looking players but (besides Beltran) nobody with too much power. What's the outlook on him? Is he the Yankee CFer of the future?
(Jim Leyritz from Florida)
It's confusing, isn't it? This is what I meant about the occasional inscrutability of the comps. If I recall correctly, at Cabrera's age, Beltran had the one bad year of his career... If Coco Crisp is your worst-case scenario, that's not bad, but the Yankees don't have a Jacoby Ellsbury to come along and rescue them... My suspicion is that Crisp is closer to the mark than Beltran or even McRae. The power just isn't there right now, might not ever be there. That leaves us with what... A player who might peak at something pretty decent without rising to the level of the All-Star game. That's not bad, you enjoy it... And then you trade Roberto Kelly for Paul O'Neill. (Steven Goldman)


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