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Carl Yastrzemski DHRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
23 13991 .285 .379 .462 .295 96.1
Birth Date8-22-1939
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1961 BOS 21 148 643 583 71 155 31 6 11 231 50 96 3 5 2 80 6 5 .266 .324 .396 .249 12.2 -5.9 0.6
1962 BOS 22 160 719 646 99 191 43 6 19 303 66 82 3 2 2 94 7 4 .296 .363 .469 .276 31.0 12.0 4.4
1963 BOS 23 151 668 570 91 183 40 3 14 271 95 72 1 1 1 68 8 5 .321 .418 .475 .328 59.4 5.0 7.3
1964 BOS 24 151 646 567 77 164 29 9 15 256 75 90 2 1 1 67 6 5 .289 .374 .451 .282 31.1 17.1 5.4
1965 BOS 25 133 571 494 78 154 45 3 20 265 70 58 1 4 2 72 7 6 .312 .395 .536 .320 46.7 -7.3 4.4
1966 BOS 26 160 680 594 81 165 39 2 16 256 84 60 1 1 0 80 8 9 .278 .368 .431 .280 27.4 19.7 5.3
1967 BOS 27 161 680 579 112 189 31 4 44 360 91 69 4 5 1 121 10 8 .326 .418 .622 .373 88.3 12.3 11.8
1968 BOS 28 157 664 539 90 162 32 2 23 267 119 90 2 4 0 74 13 6 .301 .426 .495 .352 68.1 13.3 10.2
1969 BOS 29 162 707 603 96 154 28 2 40 306 101 91 1 2 0 111 15 7 .255 .362 .507 .298 48.0 7.2 6.1
1970 BOS 30 161 697 566 125 186 29 0 40 335 128 66 1 2 0 102 23 13 .329 .452 .592 .349 77.3 3.7 8.5
1971 BOS 31 148 620 508 75 129 21 2 15 199 106 60 1 5 0 70 8 7 .254 .381 .392 .280 32.5 8.4 4.7
1972 BOS 32 125 535 455 70 120 18 2 12 178 67 44 4 9 0 68 5 4 .264 .357 .391 .278 22.0 4.5 3.1
1973 BOS 33 152 652 540 82 160 25 4 19 250 105 58 0 6 1 95 9 7 .296 .407 .463 .309 42.0 7.2 5.3
1974 BOS 34 148 633 515 93 155 25 2 15 229 104 48 3 11 0 79 12 7 .301 .414 .445 .310 41.0 -10.2 3.4
1975 BOS 35 149 634 543 91 146 30 1 14 220 87 67 2 2 0 60 8 4 .269 .371 .405 .270 11.9 7.3 2.1
1976 BOS 36 155 636 546 71 146 23 2 21 236 80 67 1 8 1 102 5 6 .267 .357 .432 .280 17.4 2.0 2.2
1977 BOS 37 150 643 558 99 165 27 3 28 282 73 40 1 11 0 102 11 1 .296 .372 .505 .285 39.0 9.1 5.0
1978 BOS 38 144 611 523 70 145 21 2 17 221 76 44 3 8 1 81 4 5 .277 .367 .423 .278 15.1 1.6 1.8
1979 BOS 39 147 590 518 69 140 28 1 21 233 62 46 2 8 0 87 3 3 .270 .346 .450 .272 11.5 6.8 1.9
1980 BOS 40 105 412 364 49 100 21 1 15 168 44 38 0 3 1 50 0 2 .275 .350 .462 .275 12.1 -2.0 1.1
1981 BOS 41 91 390 338 36 83 14 1 7 120 49 28 0 3 0 53 0 1 .246 .338 .355 .258 0.2 4.1 0.5
1982 BOS 42 131 523 459 53 126 22 1 16 198 59 50 2 3 0 72 0 1 .275 .358 .431 .272 7.8 0.6 0.9
1983 BOS 43 119 437 380 38 101 24 0 10 155 54 29 2 1 0 56 0 0 .266 .359 .408 .267 1.8 -0.1 0.2
Career33081399111988181634196465945255391845139340105131844168116.285.379.462.295743.7116.496.1

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
1961 BOS MLB 148 643 .249 .254 .324 .394 .260 .299 106 -7.3 18.2 -4.3 -5.9 1.7 12.2 0.6 12.2 0.6
1962 BOS MLB 160 719 .276 .256 .323 .398 .263 .314 105 11.6 20.0 -4.8 12.0 1.2 31.0 4.4 31.0 4.4
1963 BOS MLB 151 668 .328 .248 .310 .380 .264 .348 106 40.9 16.7 -4 5.0 0.8 59.4 7.3 59.4 7.3
1964 BOS MLB 151 646 .282 .248 .309 .379 .258 .322 110 13.1 16.6 1 17.1 0.3 31.1 5.4 31.1 5.4
1965 BOS MLB 133 571 .320 .239 .304 .363 .256 .319 112 31.5 14.4 -3.2 -7.3 -0.4 46.7 4.4 46.7 4.4
1966 BOS MLB 160 680 .280 .241 .302 .365 .255 .287 112 12.3 17.3 -4 19.7 -2.4 27.4 5.3 27.4 5.3
1967 BOS MLB 161 680 .373 .235 .300 .349 .256 .308 111 66.6 16.3 -3.8 12.3 3.4 88.3 11.8 88.3 11.8
1968 BOS MLB 157 664 .352 .228 .292 .339 .257 .323 104 49 14.6 -3.5 13.3 1.4 68.1 10.2 68.1 10.2
1969 BOS MLB 162 707 .298 .243 .315 .365 .258 .241 107 25.4 18.1 -5.1 7.2 -0.3 48.0 6.1 48.0 6.1
1970 BOS MLB 161 697 .349 .248 .318 .375 .255 .316 110 62.1 18.9 -8.7 3.7 3.0 77.3 8.5 77.3 8.5
1971 BOS MLB 148 620 .280 .247 .316 .366 .261 .260 112 11.2 15.3 -3.6 8.4 1.5 32.5 4.7 32.5 4.7
1972 BOS MLB 125 535 .278 .239 .302 .341 .252 .265 105 8.5 12.6 -4.7 4.5 6.2 22.0 3.1 22.0 3.1
1973 BOS MLB 152 652 .309 .258 .325 .381 .263 .301 105 31.5 17.2 -7.4 7.2 2.4 42.0 5.3 42.0 5.3
1974 BOS MLB 148 633 .310 .257 .320 .368 .260 .302 108 30.5 16.4 -7.7 -10.2 -0.1 41.0 3.4 41.0 3.4
1975 BOS MLB 149 634 .270 .258 .325 .378 .262 .284 108 6.5 16.7 -10.4 7.3 0.0 11.9 2.1 11.9 2.1
1976 BOS MLB 155 636 .280 .253 .317 .355 .259 .268 105 11.7 16.0 -8.1 2.0 -3.6 17.4 2.2 17.4 2.2
1977 BOS MLB 150 643 .285 .266 .326 .402 .262 .273 115 16.9 18.0 -4.8 9.1 2.7 39.0 5.0 39.0 5.0
1978 BOS MLB 144 611 .278 .260 .323 .386 .264 .272 111 10.7 15.9 -6.7 1.6 -5.9 15.1 1.8 15.1 1.8
1979 BOS MLB 147 590 .272 .272 .334 .414 .269 .259 108 7.4 16.5 -8.8 6.8 -6.8 11.5 1.9 11.5 1.9
1980 BOS MLB 105 412 .275 .272 .331 .402 .267 .271 107 6.1 11.1 -5.5 -2.0 1.1 12.1 1.1 12.1 1.1
1981 BOS MLB 91 390 .258 .255 .319 .367 .260 .248 105 -0.8 9.9 -6.3 4.1 -1.0 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5
1982 BOS MLB 131 523 .272 .261 .324 .392 .263 .278 108 6.4 14.1 -8.7 0.6 -4.0 7.8 0.9 7.8 0.9
1983 BOS MLB 119 437 .267 .262 .322 .393 .262 .266 106 3.2 11.9 -7.4 -0.1 -5.8 1.8 0.2 1.8 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
1961 BOS MLB 643 71 155 31 6 11 80 50 96 6 5 .266 .324 .396 .130 .249 12.2 -5.9 0.6
1962 BOS MLB 719 99 191 43 6 19 94 66 82 7 4 .296 .363 .469 .173 .276 31.0 12.0 4.4
1963 BOS MLB 668 91 183 40 3 14 68 95 72 8 5 .321 .418 .475 .154 .328 59.4 5.0 7.3
1964 BOS MLB 646 77 164 29 9 15 67 75 90 6 5 .289 .374 .451 .162 .282 31.1 17.1 5.4
1965 BOS MLB 571 78 154 45 3 20 72 70 58 7 6 .312 .395 .536 .225 .320 46.7 -7.3 4.4
1966 BOS MLB 680 81 165 39 2 16 80 84 60 8 9 .278 .368 .431 .153 .280 27.4 19.7 5.3
1967 BOS MLB 680 112 189 31 4 44 121 91 69 10 8 .326 .418 .622 .295 .373 88.3 12.3 11.8
1968 BOS MLB 664 90 162 32 2 23 74 119 90 13 6 .301 .426 .495 .195 .352 68.1 13.3 10.2
1969 BOS MLB 707 96 154 28 2 40 111 101 91 15 7 .255 .362 .507 .252 .298 48.0 7.2 6.1
1970 BOS MLB 697 125 186 29 0 40 102 128 66 23 13 .329 .452 .592 .263 .349 77.3 3.7 8.5
1971 BOS MLB 620 75 129 21 2 15 70 106 60 8 7 .254 .381 .392 .138 .280 32.5 8.4 4.7
1972 BOS MLB 535 70 120 18 2 12 68 67 44 5 4 .264 .357 .391 .127 .278 22.0 4.5 3.1
1973 BOS MLB 652 82 160 25 4 19 95 105 58 9 7 .296 .407 .463 .167 .309 42.0 7.2 5.3
1974 BOS MLB 633 93 155 25 2 15 79 104 48 12 7 .301 .414 .445 .144 .310 41.0 -10.2 3.4
1975 BOS MLB 634 91 146 30 1 14 60 87 67 8 4 .269 .371 .405 .136 .270 11.9 7.3 2.1
1976 BOS MLB 636 71 146 23 2 21 102 80 67 5 6 .267 .357 .432 .165 .280 17.4 2.0 2.2
1977 BOS MLB 643 99 165 27 3 28 102 73 40 11 1 .296 .372 .505 .210 .285 39.0 9.1 5.0
1978 BOS MLB 611 70 145 21 2 17 81 76 44 4 5 .277 .367 .423 .145 .278 15.1 1.6 1.8
1979 BOS MLB 590 69 140 28 1 21 87 62 46 3 3 .270 .346 .450 .180 .272 11.5 6.8 1.9
1980 BOS MLB 412 49 100 21 1 15 50 44 38 0 2 .275 .350 .462 .187 .275 12.1 -2.0 1.1
1981 BOS MLB 390 36 83 14 1 7 53 49 28 0 1 .246 .338 .355 .109 .258 0.2 4.1 0.5
1982 BOS MLB 523 53 126 22 1 16 72 59 50 0 1 .275 .358 .431 .157 .272 7.8 0.6 0.9
1983 BOS MLB 437 38 101 24 0 10 56 54 29 0 0 .266 .359 .408 .142 .267 1.8 -0.1 0.2

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Injury History

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)So I have to say I don't quite understand the Raines HOF love around these parts (although I guess better that than more Rice love.) He was a very good player with a couple of great years and he did all the little things yeah yeah, but basically we are talking about seven at best good/great years and a bunch of filler. He was a good basestealer and an onbase threat, but he wasn't a fantastic defender and he didn't have much power despite playing a position where you usually like to see some. That doesn't seem like a HOF shoe in at all, but rather marginal at best. Obv the Hall is filled with many such characters (and a number of well below marginal ones), but is adding one more really something we want to make a big cause celeb over?
(Alex from SF, CA)
Raines had more than a couple of great years. He's one of the top 10 LFs of all time. compares quite favorably to the average HOF LF in terms of his value at his peak and over the course of his career. He was every little bit as valuable as Tony Gwynn both at his peak and over the coursse of his career due to his ability to get on base and to advance himself.

From the JAWS piece I wrote:

"According to JAWS, Raines compares quite favorably to the average Hall of Fame left fielder, breezing past both career and peak benchmarks. By this measure he ranks as the ninth-best left fielder of all time, behind Barry Bonds, Stan Musial, Rickey Henderson, Ted Williams, Pete Rose, Jim O'Rourke, Ed Delahanty, and Carl Yastrzemski--some pretty fair ballplayers. If that sounds crazy, consider that the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract ranked Raines eighth back in 2001, calling him the second-most valuable leadoff hitter in history, behind only Henderson. If you weren't around for it, he was that good. Raines' overall WARP score ranks 81st all-time, 62nd among hitters. His peak score ranks 122nd all-time, 91st among hitters, and his JAWS is 88th all-time, 67th among hitters. If those numbers sound low, consider that the Hall of Fame contains 198 players whose major league careers we can measure via this method (i.e., non Negro-Leaguers or late-career crossovers like Satchel Paige and Monte Irvin), and historical estimates suggest we're witnessing another 30 or so Hall of Famers currently active."

For the rest of the piece please see here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7007 (Jay Jaffe)


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