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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
27 11331 .334 .394 .447 .000 0
Birth Date4-17-1852
Height6' 0"
Weight227 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
1871 RC1 19 25 122 120 29 39 11 3 0 56 2 1 16 6 2 .325 .000 .467 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1872 PH1 20 46 233 217 60 90 10 7 0 114 16 3 48 6 6 .415 .000 .525 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1873 PH1 21 52 259 254 53 101 9 2 0 114 5 2 36 1 2 .398 .000 .449 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1874 PH1 22 55 264 260 51 87 8 3 0 101 4 1 37 6 0 .335 .000 .388 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1875 PH1 23 69 330 326 84 106 15 3 0 127 4 2 58 11 6 .325 .000 .390 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1876 CHN 24 66 321 309 63 110 9 7 2 139 12 8 59 .356 .000 .450 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1877 CHN 25 59 264 255 52 86 19 1 0 107 9 3 32 .337 .000 .420 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1878 CHN 26 60 274 261 55 89 12 2 0 105 13 1 40 .341 .000 .402 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1879 CHN 27 51 229 227 40 72 20 1 0 94 2 2 34 .317 .000 .414 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1880 CHN 28 86 370 356 54 120 24 1 1 149 14 12 74 .337 .000 .419 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1881 CHN 29 84 369 343 67 137 21 7 1 175 26 4 82 .399 .000 .510 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1882 CHN 30 82 368 348 69 126 29 8 1 174 20 7 83 .362 .000 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1883 CHN 31 98 431 413 70 127 36 5 0 173 18 9 68 .308 .000 .419 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1884 CHN 32 112 504 475 108 159 30 3 21 258 29 13 102 .335 .000 .543 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1885 CHN 33 112 498 464 100 144 35 7 7 214 34 13 108 .310 .000 .461 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1886 CHN 34 125 559 504 117 187 35 11 10 274 55 19 147 29 .371 .000 .544 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 CHN 35 122 533 472 107 164 33 13 7 244 60 18 1 102 27 .347 .422 .517 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 CHN 36 134 563 515 101 177 20 12 12 257 47 24 1 84 28 .344 .400 .499 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 CHN 37 134 609 518 100 177 32 7 7 244 86 19 5 117 27 .342 .440 .471 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CHN 38 139 623 504 95 157 14 5 7 202 113 23 6 107 29 .312 .443 .401 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 CHN 39 136 616 540 81 157 24 8 8 221 75 29 1 120 17 .291 .378 .409 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 CHN 40 146 630 559 62 152 25 9 1 198 67 30 4 74 13 .272 .354 .354 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN 41 103 467 398 70 125 24 2 0 153 68 12 1 91 13 .314 .415 .384 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN 42 84 394 343 85 133 29 4 5 185 41 15 3 7 100 17 .388 .457 .539 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN 43 122 545 474 87 159 23 6 2 200 55 23 3 13 91 12 .335 .408 .422 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN 44 108 459 402 72 133 18 2 2 161 49 10 3 5 90 24 .331 .407 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN 45 114 497 424 67 121 17 3 3 153 60 27 4 9 75 11 .285 .379 .361 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
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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
1871 RC1 MLB 25 122 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1872 PH1 MLB 46 233 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1873 PH1 MLB 52 259 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1874 PH1 MLB 55 264 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1875 PH1 MLB 69 330 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1876 CHN MLB 66 321 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1877 CHN MLB 59 264 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1878 CHN MLB 60 274 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1879 CHN MLB 51 229 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1880 CHN MLB 86 370 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1881 CHN MLB 84 369 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1882 CHN MLB 82 368 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1883 CHN MLB 98 431 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1884 CHN MLB 112 504 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1885 CHN MLB 112 498 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1886 CHN MLB 125 559 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 CHN MLB 122 533 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 CHN MLB 134 563 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 CHN MLB 134 609 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CHN MLB 139 623 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 CHN MLB 136 616 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 CHN MLB 146 630 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN MLB 103 467 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN MLB 84 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN MLB 122 545 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN MLB 108 459 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN MLB 114 497 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1871 RC1 MLB 122 29 39 11 3 0 16 2 1 6 2 .325 .000 .467 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1872 PH1 MLB 233 60 90 10 7 0 48 16 3 6 6 .415 .000 .525 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1873 PH1 MLB 259 53 101 9 2 0 36 5 2 1 2 .398 .000 .449 .051 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1874 PH1 MLB 264 51 87 8 3 0 37 4 1 6 0 .335 .000 .388 .054 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1875 PH1 MLB 330 84 106 15 3 0 58 4 2 11 6 .325 .000 .390 .064 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1876 CHN MLB 321 63 110 9 7 2 59 12 8 .356 .000 .450 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1877 CHN MLB 264 52 86 19 1 0 32 9 3 .337 .000 .420 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1878 CHN MLB 274 55 89 12 2 0 40 13 1 .341 .000 .402 .061 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1879 CHN MLB 229 40 72 20 1 0 34 2 2 .317 .000 .414 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1880 CHN MLB 370 54 120 24 1 1 74 14 12 .337 .000 .419 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1881 CHN MLB 369 67 137 21 7 1 82 26 4 .399 .000 .510 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1882 CHN MLB 368 69 126 29 8 1 83 20 7 .362 .000 .500 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1883 CHN MLB 431 70 127 36 5 0 68 18 9 .308 .000 .419 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1884 CHN MLB 504 108 159 30 3 21 102 29 13 .335 .000 .543 .208 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1885 CHN MLB 498 100 144 35 7 7 108 34 13 .310 .000 .461 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1886 CHN MLB 559 117 187 35 11 10 147 55 19 29 .371 .000 .544 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 CHN MLB 533 107 164 33 13 7 102 60 18 27 .347 .422 .517 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 CHN MLB 563 101 177 20 12 12 84 47 24 28 .344 .400 .499 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 CHN MLB 609 100 177 32 7 7 117 86 19 27 .342 .440 .471 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CHN MLB 623 95 157 14 5 7 107 113 23 29 .312 .443 .401 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 CHN MLB 616 81 157 24 8 8 120 75 29 17 .291 .378 .409 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 CHN MLB 630 62 152 25 9 1 74 67 30 13 .272 .354 .354 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN MLB 467 70 125 24 2 0 91 68 12 13 .314 .415 .384 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN MLB 394 85 133 29 4 5 100 41 15 17 .388 .457 .539 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN MLB 545 87 159 23 6 2 91 55 23 12 .335 .408 .422 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN MLB 459 72 133 18 2 2 90 49 10 24 .331 .407 .400 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN MLB 497 67 121 17 3 3 75 60 27 11 .285 .379 .361 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things We've Learned So FarBaseball Prospectus2013-05-08
Wezen-Ball: Connie Mack, the Wise-Cracking CatcherLarry Granillo2013-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: It's No Good to Get Old (Except for These Guys)Zachary Levine2013-03-04
Wezen-Ball: The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant All-StarsLarry Granillo2012-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The First BasemenJay Jaffe2011-12-28
Wezen-Ball: Replacement UmpiresLarry Granillo2011-10-05
Wezen-Ball: The History of the "Greatest Living Ballplayer"Larry Granillo2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Three HundredSteven Goldman2011-02-04
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and BaggageJay Jaffe2010-12-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Albert the GreatChristina Kahrl2010-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown BoundJay Jaffe2010-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Big Hurt Jay Jaffe2010-02-16
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: On Droughts and DraftsSteven Goldman2009-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Importance of Being Paul WanerSteven Goldman2009-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-18
Prospectus Q&A: Marvin MillerJay Jaffe2008-06-02
Prospectus Hit and Run: Take Me Out of the Hall GameJay Jaffe2008-05-29
You Could Look It Up: The Anniversary of AmericaSteven Goldman2008-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Smoke'm If You Got 'EmSteven Goldman2008-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part OneNate Silver2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
Bonds Responses: Staff Takes on a Landmark--Updated @ 11:00 pm ETBaseball Prospectus2007-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Silver BootJim Baker2007-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Is Mark McGwire a Hall of Famer?Jim Baker2006-12-08
Transaction of the Day: Barry Bonds' ReturnChristina Kahrl2005-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Five, 1947-1950Clay Davenport2005-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Two, 1937-1940Clay Davenport2005-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Armchair Manager EditionJim Baker2005-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Potpourri for $100Jim Baker2005-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Beware, It's Batting Average EditionJim Baker2004-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Bescrewed EditionJim Baker2004-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: It's Saturday and I Have to Take My Daughter to See ''Shrek 2'' EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Ben Christensen of 1938Steven Goldman2004-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Raffy RoundtableJoe Sheehan2003-05-13
From The Mailbag: Baseball ProspectusBaseball Prospectus2002-09-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the benefit of (marginal) hindsight, how big a mistake was the BBWAA snub of Will Clark? What do you think the chances of the VC (in whatever structure it holds in 17 years) will redress this omission? Thanks for answering.
(rawagman from Work)
I'll take this one and then one more...

I don't know that Clark was a huge mistake. My system now shows him at 105.2 career, 65.8 peak, 85.5 JAWS, where the HOF 1B benchmark is at 115.1/66.9/91.0 - it's risen because Clay Davenport's WARP tweaks have given 19th and early 20th century players like Cap Anson, Roger Connor and Dan Brouthers far more value than they had before, enough to wrestle the top spot from Lou Gehrig. I'm not entirely comfortable with those tweaks, but it would appear Clark is a borderline guy at best. He'll have a chance if the VC ever clears out the deadwood that's clogged up the past several ballots, but guys who retire at 36 don't get a whole lot of charity from the voters. (Jay Jaffe)


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