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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 10395 .274 .330 .500 .294 57.8
Birth Date1-31-1931
Height6' 1"
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
1953 CHN 22 10 39 35 3 11 1 1 2 20 4 5 0 0 6 0 0 .314 .385 .571 .193 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
1954 CHN 23 154 649 593 70 163 19 7 19 253 40 50 7 4 5 79 6 10 .275 .326 .427 .281 33.4 -7.4 2.7
1955 CHN 24 154 646 596 98 176 29 9 44 355 45 72 2 3 0 117 9 3 .295 .345 .596 .343 68.0 5.8 7.6
1956 CHN 25 139 593 538 82 160 25 8 28 285 52 62 0 3 0 85 6 9 .297 .358 .530 .307 44.2 -13.9 3.1
1957 CHN 26 156 674 594 113 169 34 6 43 344 70 85 3 5 2 102 8 4 .285 .360 .579 .322 62.0 -9.1 5.6
1958 CHN 27 154 682 617 119 193 23 11 47 379 52 87 4 8 1 129 4 4 .313 .366 .614 .344 85.8 4.2 9.6
1959 CHN 28 155 671 589 97 179 25 6 45 351 64 72 7 9 2 143 2 4 .304 .374 .596 .337 77.1 19.5 10.1
1960 CHN 29 156 678 597 94 162 32 7 41 331 71 69 4 6 0 117 1 3 .271 .350 .554 .320 63.4 2.4 7.0
1961 CHN 30 138 573 511 75 142 22 4 29 259 54 75 2 6 0 80 1 2 .278 .346 .507 .294 37.0 9.9 4.8
1962 CHN 31 154 657 610 87 164 20 6 37 307 30 71 7 10 0 104 5 1 .269 .306 .503 .284 25.1 10.4 3.7
1963 CHN 32 130 484 432 41 98 20 1 18 174 39 73 4 8 1 64 0 3 .227 .292 .403 .255 -2.8 -2.2 -0.6
1964 CHN 33 157 637 591 67 156 29 6 23 266 36 84 3 6 1 95 1 2 .264 .307 .450 .262 5.6 14.6 2.2
1965 CHN 34 163 680 612 79 162 25 3 28 277 55 64 6 7 0 106 3 5 .265 .328 .453 .283 17.9 -7.9 1.1
1966 CHN 35 141 554 511 52 139 23 7 15 221 29 59 5 5 4 75 0 1 .272 .315 .432 .264 4.8 -1.7 0.3
1967 CHN 36 151 615 573 68 158 26 4 23 261 27 93 3 4 8 95 2 2 .276 .310 .455 .281 15.0 -8.1 0.8
1968 CHN 37 150 595 552 71 136 27 0 32 259 27 67 5 2 9 83 2 0 .246 .287 .469 .283 14.8 -4.4 1.3
1969 CHN 38 155 629 565 60 143 19 2 23 235 42 101 7 7 8 106 0 0 .253 .309 .416 .260 3.4 -11.8 -0.9
1970 CHN 39 72 247 222 25 56 6 2 12 102 20 33 1 3 1 44 0 0 .252 .313 .459 .259 1.5 -3.5 -0.2
1971 CHN 40 39 92 83 4 16 2 0 3 27 6 14 0 0 3 6 0 0 .193 .247 .325 .217 -3.8 -0.6 -0.5
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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
1953 CHN MLB 10 39 .193 .258 .319 .407 .264 .000 101 -1.3 0.5 0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1954 CHN MLB 154 649 .281 .267 .331 .409 .265 .273 99 11.7 14.3 6.6 -7.4 -0.7 33.4 2.7 33.4 2.7
1955 CHN MLB 154 646 .343 .262 .324 .410 .262 .273 98 44.4 14.2 6.5 5.8 1.0 68.0 7.6 68.0 7.6
1956 CHN MLB 139 593 .307 .256 .314 .404 .254 .293 99 23.9 13.5 6.2 -13.9 -0.3 44.2 3.1 44.2 3.1
1957 CHN MLB 156 674 .322 .256 .316 .396 .260 .268 101 37.7 16.3 5.7 -9.1 1.4 62.0 5.6 62.0 5.6
1958 CHN MLB 154 682 .344 .262 .323 .406 .265 .297 102 56 18.0 8.3 4.2 1.9 85.8 9.6 85.8 9.6
1959 CHN MLB 155 671 .337 .262 .323 .404 .265 .279 101 51.5 18.2 8.4 19.5 0.6 77.1 10.1 77.1 10.1
1960 CHN MLB 156 678 .320 .253 .313 .382 .256 .245 99 40.6 18.3 8.4 2.4 -1.6 63.4 7.0 63.4 7.0
1961 CHN MLB 138 573 .294 .261 .322 .407 .260 .274 102 20.3 16.2 4.5 9.9 -1.1 37.0 4.8 37.0 4.8
1962 CHN MLB 154 657 .284 .259 .322 .389 .260 .248 103 16.2 18.0 -11.2 10.4 -0.4 25.1 3.7 25.1 3.7
1963 CHN MLB 130 484 .255 .244 .304 .365 .257 .229 102 -2.3 12.1 -7.7 -2.2 -3.0 -2.8 -0.6 -2.8 -0.6
1964 CHN MLB 157 637 .262 .250 .303 .367 .255 .271 107 1.3 16.3 -10.4 14.6 -1.8 5.6 2.2 5.6 2.2
1965 CHN MLB 163 680 .283 .249 .307 .373 .259 .254 105 14 17.0 -10.9 -7.9 -3.9 17.9 1.1 17.9 1.1
1966 CHN MLB 141 554 .264 .252 .304 .378 .258 .281 106 2.1 13.9 -8.3 -1.7 -3.2 4.8 0.3 4.8 0.3
1967 CHN MLB 151 615 .281 .250 .307 .362 .262 .293 105 11.1 14.8 -9.4 -8.1 0.2 15.0 0.8 15.0 0.8
1968 CHN MLB 150 595 .283 .242 .296 .341 .257 .229 100 10.8 13.1 -8.3 -4.4 -0.2 14.8 1.3 14.8 1.3
1969 CHN MLB 155 629 .260 .250 .320 .370 .261 .268 106 0.1 16.1 -10.3 -11.8 -3.6 3.4 -0.9 3.4 -0.9
1970 CHN MLB 72 247 .259 .257 .328 .390 .263 .244 109 -0.3 6.7 -4.1 -3.5 -0.4 1.5 -0.2 1.5 -0.2
1971 CHN MLB 39 92 .217 .252 .314 .365 .258 .197 104 -3.6 2.3 -1.2 -0.6 -1.5 -3.8 -0.5 -3.8 -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
1953 CHN MLB 39 3 11 1 1 2 6 4 5 0 0 .314 .385 .571 .257 .193 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
1954 CHN MLB 649 70 163 19 7 19 79 40 50 6 10 .275 .326 .427 .152 .281 33.4 -7.4 2.7
1955 CHN MLB 646 98 176 29 9 44 117 45 72 9 3 .295 .345 .596 .300 .343 68.0 5.8 7.6
1956 CHN MLB 593 82 160 25 8 28 85 52 62 6 9 .297 .358 .530 .232 .307 44.2 -13.9 3.1
1957 CHN MLB 674 113 169 34 6 43 102 70 85 8 4 .285 .360 .579 .295 .322 62.0 -9.1 5.6
1958 CHN MLB 682 119 193 23 11 47 129 52 87 4 4 .313 .366 .614 .301 .344 85.8 4.2 9.6
1959 CHN MLB 671 97 179 25 6 45 143 64 72 2 4 .304 .374 .596 .292 .337 77.1 19.5 10.1
1960 CHN MLB 678 94 162 32 7 41 117 71 69 1 3 .271 .350 .554 .283 .320 63.4 2.4 7.0
1961 CHN MLB 573 75 142 22 4 29 80 54 75 1 2 .278 .346 .507 .229 .294 37.0 9.9 4.8
1962 CHN MLB 657 87 164 20 6 37 104 30 71 5 1 .269 .306 .503 .234 .284 25.1 10.4 3.7
1963 CHN MLB 484 41 98 20 1 18 64 39 73 0 3 .227 .292 .403 .176 .255 -2.8 -2.2 -0.6
1964 CHN MLB 637 67 156 29 6 23 95 36 84 1 2 .264 .307 .450 .186 .262 5.6 14.6 2.2
1965 CHN MLB 680 79 162 25 3 28 106 55 64 3 5 .265 .328 .453 .188 .283 17.9 -7.9 1.1
1966 CHN MLB 554 52 139 23 7 15 75 29 59 0 1 .272 .315 .432 .160 .264 4.8 -1.7 0.3
1967 CHN MLB 615 68 158 26 4 23 95 27 93 2 2 .276 .310 .455 .180 .281 15.0 -8.1 0.8
1968 CHN MLB 595 71 136 27 0 32 83 27 67 2 0 .246 .287 .469 .223 .283 14.8 -4.4 1.3
1969 CHN MLB 629 60 143 19 2 23 106 42 101 0 0 .253 .309 .416 .163 .260 3.4 -11.8 -0.9
1970 CHN MLB 247 25 56 6 2 12 44 20 33 0 0 .252 .313 .459 .207 .259 1.5 -3.5 -0.2
1971 CHN MLB 92 4 16 2 0 3 6 6 14 0 0 .193 .247 .325 .133 .217 -3.8 -0.6 -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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1971-04-01 1971-04-23 15-DL 22 15 - Not Disclosed - -
1970-07-21 1970-08-22 32 34 Left Knee Inflammation Arthritis - -

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 22, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-22
Skewed Left: The Nomar Garciaparra Trade Turns TenZachary Levine2014-07-31
The Lineup Card: 10 Ways We'd Improve Umpiring or ReplayBaseball Prospectus2014-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Pujols Rewrites the ScriptBen Lindbergh2014-04-23
The Lineup Card: Seven Pioneers Worthy of Hall of Fame InductionBaseball Prospectus2014-01-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: The 2013 All-Out-of-Position TeamAndrew Mearns2014-01-07
BP Unfiltered: Michael Cuddyer's Ink Is BlackSam Miller2013-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Passing the BuchholzJay Jaffe2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Bully EndJim Baker2007-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Sacrifices and Spark PlugsJim Baker2007-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Silver BootJim Baker2007-06-22
The Week in Quotes: May 14-21Alex Carnevale2007-05-21
The Week in Quotes: April 9-16Alex Carnevale2007-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
Prospectus Matchups: The Best Seasons Ever RecordedJim Baker2006-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2006-12-13
Remembering Buck O'Neil: A Full LifeAlex Belth2006-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Pitcher for MVP?Jim Baker2006-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Getting Your Head Examined in TorontoSteven Goldman2006-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: The HittersJay Jaffe2005-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: 40-40, and 20Jim Baker2005-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Claiming the FlagJim Baker2005-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Veterans Committee Ballot: JAWS Chews on the EligiblesJay Jaffe2005-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Seeking the Perfect CandidateJim Baker2005-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Does Anybody Know What Time It Is in the National League EditionSteven Goldman2004-08-07
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee BrewersBaseball Prospectus2004-04-23
Hank Aaron's Home Cooking: Top Sluggers and Their Home Run BreakdownsJay Jaffe2004-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Dueling InjuriesWill Carroll2004-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part IISteven Goldman2003-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Case for RaffyJoe Sheehan2003-05-12


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