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Portrait of Bob Brenly

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 2995 .247 .330 .403 .268 13.5
Birth Date2-25-1954
Height6' 2"
Weight210 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
1981 SFN 27 19 52 45 5 15 2 1 1 22 6 4 1 0 0 4 0 1 .333 .423 .489 .327 4.0 -0.5 0.4
1982 SFN 28 65 202 180 26 51 4 1 4 69 18 26 1 2 1 15 6 2 .283 .348 .383 .275 9.9 -0.4 1.0
1983 SFN 29 104 323 281 36 63 12 2 7 100 37 48 2 2 1 34 10 7 .224 .317 .356 .237 2.5 2.4 0.5
1984 SFN 30 145 567 506 74 147 28 0 20 235 48 52 3 6 4 80 6 9 .291 .352 .464 .295 39.5 -1.7 4.0
1985 SFN 31 133 505 440 41 97 16 1 19 172 57 62 2 2 4 56 1 4 .220 .311 .391 .260 19.2 -0.3 2.0
1986 SFN 32 149 557 472 60 116 26 0 16 190 74 97 3 3 5 62 10 6 .246 .350 .403 .277 31.9 -4.2 2.9
1987 SFN 33 123 434 375 55 100 19 1 18 175 47 85 3 6 3 51 10 7 .267 .348 .467 .287 35.1 -0.3 3.5
1988 SFN 34 73 232 206 13 39 7 0 5 61 20 40 2 2 2 22 1 2 .189 .265 .296 .210 -4.5 0.6 -0.4
1989 SFN 35 12 24 22 2 4 2 0 0 6 1 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 .182 .208 .273 .235 0.6 0.1 0.1
1989 TOR 35 48 99 88 9 15 3 1 1 23 10 17 0 0 1 6 1 0 .170 .255 .261 .210 -3.9 -0.1 -0.4
Career8712995261532164711979110533184381724213334538.247.330.403.268134.3-4.613.5

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
1978 FRE A+ 135 585 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 FRE A+ 56 246 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 SHV AA 64 214 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SHV AA 2 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 PHX AAA 84 313 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SFN MLB 19 52 .327 .263 .331 .373 .265 .350 99 3.3 1.3 0.6 -0.5 -0.6 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
1981 PHX AAA 76 289 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SFN MLB 65 202 .275 .257 .314 .373 .252 .309 98 3 5.5 3.1 -0.4 -2.5 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
1983 SFN MLB 104 323 .237 .255 .319 .375 .256 .246 98 -7.6 8.8 4 2.4 -2.3 2.5 0.5 2.5 0.5
1984 SFN MLB 145 567 .295 .252 .313 .362 .251 .289 95 19.4 15.2 6.4 -1.7 -2.4 39.5 4.0 39.5 4.0
1985 SFN MLB 133 505 .260 .252 .313 .370 .252 .216 90 0.1 13.8 6.9 -0.3 -2.7 19.2 2.0 19.2 2.0
1986 SFN MLB 149 557 .277 .255 .318 .383 .256 .276 98 9.7 15.4 5.2 -4.2 -0.9 31.9 2.9 31.9 2.9
1987 SFN MLB 123 434 .287 .258 .322 .399 .254 .295 96 12.4 12.8 6.9 -0.3 -0.8 35.1 3.5 35.1 3.5
1988 SFN MLB 73 232 .210 .250 .312 .365 .255 .209 98 -11.1 6.1 3.6 0.6 -2.2 -4.5 -0.4 -4.5 -0.4
1989 SFN MLB 12 24 .235 .252 .310 .363 .255 .250 102 -0.6 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1989 TOR MLB 48 99 .210 .269 .326 .402 .272 .200 97 -4.8 2.6 -0.8 -0.1 0.2 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
1989 PHX AAA 27 108 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 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
1978 FRE A+ 585 102 139 34 5 17 89 81 90 12 6 .284 .391 .479 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 FRE A+ 246 49 65 11 2 9 37 28 31 6 3 .307 .396 .505 .198 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 SHV AA 214 33 57 8 1 9 30 19 38 0 0 .295 .364 .487 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 PHX AAA 313 34 74 9 8 7 45 24 51 2 0 .258 .317 .418 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SHV AA 10 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 3 1 0 .300 .300 .600 .300 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SFN MLB 52 5 15 2 1 1 4 6 4 0 1 .333 .423 .489 .156 .327 4.0 -0.5 0.4
1981 PHX AAA 289 42 75 11 3 7 41 29 37 2 1 .292 .366 .440 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SFN MLB 202 26 51 4 1 4 15 18 26 6 2 .283 .348 .383 .100 .275 9.9 -0.4 1.0
1983 SFN MLB 323 36 63 12 2 7 34 37 48 10 7 .224 .317 .356 .132 .237 2.5 2.4 0.5
1984 SFN MLB 567 74 147 28 0 20 80 48 52 6 9 .291 .352 .464 .174 .295 39.5 -1.7 4.0
1985 SFN MLB 505 41 97 16 1 19 56 57 62 1 4 .220 .311 .391 .170 .260 19.2 -0.3 2.0
1986 SFN MLB 557 60 116 26 0 16 62 74 97 10 6 .246 .350 .403 .157 .277 31.9 -4.2 2.9
1987 SFN MLB 434 55 100 19 1 18 51 47 85 10 7 .267 .348 .467 .200 .287 35.1 -0.3 3.5
1988 SFN MLB 232 13 39 7 0 5 22 20 40 1 2 .189 .265 .296 .107 .210 -4.5 0.6 -0.4
1989 PHX AAA 108 11 25 3 0 2 11 8 12 3 0 .255 .311 .347 .092 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 TOR MLB 99 9 15 3 1 1 6 10 17 1 0 .170 .255 .261 .091 .210 -3.9 -0.1 -0.4
1989 SFN MLB 24 2 4 2 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 .182 .208 .273 .091 .235 0.6 0.1 0.1

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1982-04-06 1982-05-07 15-DL 31 26 - Not Disclosed - -

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Painting the Black: The Holding CompanyR.J. Anderson2013-08-05
The Lineup Card: 9 Favorite Extra-Inning GamesBaseball Prospectus2013-06-12
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Secret Life of the American BallplayerMichael Clair2013-03-05
Baseball ProGUESTus: How Alfonso Soriano Got His Groove BackSahadev Sharma2012-11-13
Baseball ProGUESTus: Bringing Sabermetrics to the Broadcast BoothLen Kasper2012-10-16
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The BP Wayback Machine: Ten Days, One ColumnJoe Sheehan2012-07-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary CarterJay Jaffe2012-02-17
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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
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Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
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Internet Baseball Awards: Baseball Prospectus Author BallotsRyan Wilkins2003-10-28
Prospectus Feature: The Midsummer Classic: Making it More Than Just an Exhibition GameDoug Pappas2003-01-22
Internet Baseball Awards: Managers of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-16
The Week in Quotes: September 30-October 6Derek Zumsteg2002-10-07
Prospectus Roundtable: Scioscia, Rueter, and More Playoff FunBaseball Prospectus2002-10-03
Playoff Prospectus: San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta BravesChristina Kahrl2002-10-02
The Week in Quotes: September 2-8Derek Zumsteg2002-09-09
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
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The Week in Quotes: July 1-7, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-07-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: May 6-12Derek Zumsteg2002-05-13
The Week in Quotes: April 29-May 5Derek Zumsteg2002-05-06
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Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
Prospectus Feature: National League PredictionsBaseball Prospectus2002-03-30
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Being an MLB.TV guy, who is your Top 3 broadcast teams? (Vin Scully don't count) Me: 1. Sutton and Grace (AZ) 2. Cohen, Darling, Keith (NYM)3. Breme and Blyleven (Min)
(chiefsalsa from Utah)
1. Kuiper and Krukow (Bias!)
2. I'm with you on Sutton and Grace (mostly for Daron Sutton)
3. Len Kasper and Bob Brenly (big fan of Kasper)

You'll probably notice based on my choices that I weigh the play-by-play man far more heavily than the color guy. (Daniel Rathman)
2010-09-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Big fan of your work and your strongly held opinions. Does your book deal with some of the more contentious issues you deal with in articles and the newsletters or is more of an "ode to baseball?"
(Jen from Queens, NY)
It's a mix. My favorite material is certainly the stuff that explores being a fan, as opposed to the analytical stuff or the commentary. However, there's a lot of business-of-baseball in there, stuff on steroids and Barry Bonds and tactics. I was actually a little surprised that there didn't end up more of the latter, but I didn't do a lot of dedicated tactical material. It tended to be contextual ("Bob Brenly did this; here's why it's dumb.")

I think it's the right mix. I haven't run a table of contents because I'm still not sure what will make the final book, and the ordering of stuff is up in the air. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Cicinnati's surprising signs of life this year evidence that some of the conventional wisdom about Dusty Baker's managerial transgressions may be wrong?
(BillJ from New Mexico)
No... Bad managers have won World Series (whenever I say that, I see smilin' Bob Brenly in my head). If anything, the success of the Reds should serve as a reminder to temper our outrage at smaller managerial errors like batting orders, because the impact of those decisions are survivable. It's when a manager has two choices on his bench, Superman and Clay Bellinger, and he picks Bellinger, that we should get really exercised. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bob Brenly has been named as a possible manager for the Brewers. What do you think of Brenly as a manager?
(Chad M from Madison, WI)
I thought he was very, very lucky to have won a WS. One of the worst jobs of tactical managing I've ever seen. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which broadcasting teams are your favorite to listen to?
(Brian from brooklyn)
Vin Scully. The Mets' trio. Len Kasper and, less so, Bob Brenly. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not that the Cubs need a new GM, (but hey, none of them last forever) but have you found that your style of broadcasting has rubbed off a little on the Chicago print media to the point that if the Cubs ever hired a sabermetrically inclined (a DePodesta type) GM he might be given a little more leeway from them today than he would have five years ago?
(Dave from NYC)
No, my style has no effect on anyone else in the organization or covering the team. I just do what I do because that's what makes me comfortable. I get into philosophical debates with people at the park every day and I enjoy the back and forth. Many agree with things I throw out there and many think I'm crazy. But that's the fun of it. Again, I like to ask the baseball people lots of questions because the answers and theories are much more interesting to me than what I think about it.

Along those lines, the Cubs front office is a joy to be around. Jim Hendry and his team of assistants, including Randy Bush, Oneri Fleita and Chuck Wasserstrom, have put up with my plethora of questions for years and they always take the time to give me thoughtful answers, which I totally appreciate.

My broadcast partner Bob Brenly has taught me more about the game the last 3 1/2 than I can quantify and Ron Santo and Lou and his coaches are always eager to break down the game with me, which I appreciate so much. (Len Kasper)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, here's a chance to say something snarky about the Giants: go.
(Chomsky from Brooklyn)
This morning, I noted in conversation that they'll suck with aplomb, but to be fair, they won't be entirely dull. I don't know where their season ticket sales are, but I'd want to see what Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, and Jonathan Sanchez can do. The pity is that lineup, which will be bad enough to get people jonesing for Bob Brenly comeback. (Christina Kahrl)


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