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Portrait of Lou Brock

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 11235 .293 .343 .410 .282 52.4
Birth Date6-18-1939
Height5' 11"
Weight170 lbs
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ThrowsL
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 CHN 22 4 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .097 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2
1962 CHN 23 123 477 434 73 114 24 7 9 179 35 96 3 5 0 35 16 7 .263 .319 .412 .263 20.4 -6.6 1.4
1963 CHN 24 148 588 547 79 141 19 11 9 209 31 122 4 4 2 37 24 12 .258 .300 .382 .258 11.0 9.1 2.3
1964 CHN 25 52 231 215 30 54 9 2 2 73 13 40 2 0 1 14 10 3 .251 .300 .340 .241 -0.4 -2.7 -0.3
1964 SLN 25 103 464 419 81 146 21 9 12 221 27 87 2 4 12 44 33 15 .348 .387 .527 .330 47.8 1.7 5.5
1965 SLN 26 155 697 631 107 182 35 8 16 281 45 116 10 0 11 69 63 27 .288 .345 .445 .285 43.5 3.4 5.3
1966 SLN 27 156 678 643 94 183 24 12 15 276 31 134 3 1 0 46 74 18 .285 .320 .429 .282 32.6 3.8 4.1
1967 SLN 28 159 724 689 113 206 32 12 21 325 24 109 6 3 2 76 52 18 .299 .327 .472 .313 50.7 -1.1 5.8
1968 SLN 29 159 712 660 92 184 46 14 6 276 46 124 3 2 1 51 62 12 .279 .328 .418 .307 48.3 -2.5 5.7
1969 SLN 30 157 710 655 97 195 33 10 12 284 50 115 2 1 2 47 53 14 .298 .349 .434 .293 40.2 -7.9 3.6
1970 SLN 31 155 729 664 114 202 29 5 13 280 60 99 1 3 1 57 51 15 .304 .361 .422 .287 42.9 -6.1 3.9
1971 SLN 32 157 720 640 126 200 37 7 7 272 76 107 1 2 1 61 64 19 .312 .385 .425 .310 48.5 -6.8 4.8
1972 SLN 33 153 675 621 81 193 26 8 3 244 47 93 1 3 3 42 63 18 .311 .359 .393 .293 36.3 -9.3 3.2
1973 SLN 34 160 727 650 110 193 29 8 7 259 71 112 0 5 1 63 70 20 .297 .364 .398 .277 42.1 -5.5 3.9
1974 SLN 35 153 701 635 105 194 25 7 3 242 61 88 2 1 2 48 118 33 .306 .368 .381 .287 33.9 -6.9 3.0
1975 SLN 36 136 572 528 78 163 27 6 3 211 38 64 3 0 3 47 56 16 .309 .359 .400 .274 18.3 1.6 2.1
1976 SLN 37 133 544 498 73 150 24 5 4 196 35 75 1 6 4 67 56 19 .301 .344 .394 .271 12.4 -6.9 0.6
1977 SLN 38 141 521 489 69 133 22 6 2 173 30 74 2 0 0 46 35 24 .272 .317 .354 .240 -5.8 -2.1 -0.8
1978 SLN 39 92 317 298 31 66 9 0 0 75 17 29 0 1 1 12 17 5 .221 .263 .252 .196 -14.0 -2.9 -1.9
1979 SLN 40 120 436 405 56 123 15 4 5 161 23 43 3 5 0 38 21 12 .304 .342 .398 .257 6.8 -2.6 0.4
Career261611235103321610302348614114942387611730494647900938307.293.343.410.282513.3-50.252.4

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 CHN MLB 4 12 .097 .272 .327 .435 .274 .125 103 -2.1 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
1962 CHN MLB 123 477 .263 .260 .321 .393 .260 .314 103 1.5 13.0 1.1 -6.6 6.9 20.4 1.4 20.4 1.4
1963 CHN MLB 148 588 .258 .243 .301 .363 .255 .314 102 -1 14.7 -5.3 9.1 1.0 11.0 2.3 11.0 2.3
1964 CHN MLB 52 231 .241 .255 .308 .379 .261 .301 107 -4 5.9 -2.1 -2.7 0.8 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3
1964 SLN MLB 103 464 .330 .255 .309 .376 .259 .414 107 30.4 11.9 -2.9 1.7 4.8 47.8 5.5 47.8 5.5
1965 SLN MLB 155 697 .285 .248 .307 .371 .258 .333 105 16.3 17.6 -4.3 3.4 11.1 43.5 5.3 43.5 5.3
1966 SLN MLB 156 678 .282 .255 .308 .382 .261 .339 98 14 17.2 -4.6 3.8 9.0 32.6 4.1 32.6 4.1
1967 SLN MLB 159 724 .313 .251 .308 .367 .264 .329 98 33.2 17.4 -4.1 -1.1 5.0 50.7 5.8 50.7 5.8
1968 SLN MLB 159 712 .307 .244 .298 .344 .258 .335 86 26.7 15.7 -3.7 -2.5 3.8 48.3 5.7 48.3 5.7
1969 SLN MLB 157 710 .293 .249 .316 .369 .259 .346 97 22 18.2 -4.3 -7.9 5.6 40.2 3.6 40.2 3.6
1970 SLN MLB 155 729 .287 .256 .324 .393 .262 .341 97 20.1 19.8 -4.7 -6.1 8.3 42.9 3.9 42.9 3.9
1971 SLN MLB 157 720 .310 .251 .311 .367 .258 .366 100 32.7 17.8 -4.2 -6.8 3.4 48.5 4.8 48.5 4.8
1972 SLN MLB 153 675 .293 .248 .309 .362 .262 .360 98 19.5 15.9 -3.7 -9.3 5.3 36.3 3.2 36.3 3.2
1973 SLN MLB 160 727 .277 .256 .321 .376 .259 .347 100 12.4 19.2 -4.5 -5.5 14.8 42.1 3.9 42.1 3.9
1974 SLN MLB 153 701 .287 .258 .323 .372 .262 .350 103 18.7 18.1 -4.3 -6.9 4.6 33.9 3.0 33.9 3.0
1975 SLN MLB 136 572 .274 .257 .323 .371 .258 .347 99 7.7 15.1 -3.5 1.6 4.9 18.3 2.1 18.3 2.1
1976 SLN MLB 133 544 .271 .253 .312 .359 .257 .344 100 5.8 13.7 -3.2 -6.9 -0.1 12.4 0.6 12.4 0.6
1977 SLN MLB 141 521 .240 .263 .325 .395 .258 .317 100 -10.5 14.6 -3.3 -2.1 -3.1 -5.8 -0.8 -5.8 -0.8
1978 SLN MLB 92 317 .196 .253 .311 .367 .254 .244 100 -19.5 8.2 -1.8 -2.9 2.1 -14.0 -1.9 -14.0 -1.9
1979 SLN MLB 120 436 .257 .261 .320 .382 .253 .326 103 -1.1 12.2 -2.8 -2.6 0.3 6.8 0.4 6.8 0.4

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 CHN MLB 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .000 .097 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2
1962 CHN MLB 477 73 114 24 7 9 35 35 96 16 7 .263 .319 .412 .150 .263 20.4 -6.6 1.4
1963 CHN MLB 588 79 141 19 11 9 37 31 122 24 12 .258 .300 .382 .124 .258 11.0 9.1 2.3
1964 CHN MLB 231 30 54 9 2 2 14 13 40 10 3 .251 .300 .340 .088 .241 -0.4 -2.7 -0.3
1964 SLN MLB 464 81 146 21 9 12 44 27 87 33 15 .348 .387 .527 .179 .330 47.8 1.7 5.5
1965 SLN MLB 697 107 182 35 8 16 69 45 116 63 27 .288 .345 .445 .157 .285 43.5 3.4 5.3
1966 SLN MLB 678 94 183 24 12 15 46 31 134 74 18 .285 .320 .429 .145 .282 32.6 3.8 4.1
1967 SLN MLB 724 113 206 32 12 21 76 24 109 52 18 .299 .327 .472 .173 .313 50.7 -1.1 5.8
1968 SLN MLB 712 92 184 46 14 6 51 46 124 62 12 .279 .328 .418 .139 .307 48.3 -2.5 5.7
1969 SLN MLB 710 97 195 33 10 12 47 50 115 53 14 .298 .349 .434 .136 .293 40.2 -7.9 3.6
1970 SLN MLB 729 114 202 29 5 13 57 60 99 51 15 .304 .361 .422 .117 .287 42.9 -6.1 3.9
1971 SLN MLB 720 126 200 37 7 7 61 76 107 64 19 .312 .385 .425 .113 .310 48.5 -6.8 4.8
1972 SLN MLB 675 81 193 26 8 3 42 47 93 63 18 .311 .359 .393 .082 .293 36.3 -9.3 3.2
1973 SLN MLB 727 110 193 29 8 7 63 71 112 70 20 .297 .364 .398 .102 .277 42.1 -5.5 3.9
1974 SLN MLB 701 105 194 25 7 3 48 61 88 118 33 .306 .368 .381 .076 .287 33.9 -6.9 3.0
1975 SLN MLB 572 78 163 27 6 3 47 38 64 56 16 .309 .359 .400 .091 .274 18.3 1.6 2.1
1976 SLN MLB 544 73 150 24 5 4 67 35 75 56 19 .301 .344 .394 .092 .271 12.4 -6.9 0.6
1977 SLN MLB 521 69 133 22 6 2 46 30 74 35 24 .272 .317 .354 .082 .240 -5.8 -2.1 -0.8
1978 SLN MLB 317 31 66 9 0 0 12 17 29 17 5 .221 .263 .252 .030 .196 -14.0 -2.9 -1.9
1979 SLN MLB 436 56 123 15 4 5 38 23 43 21 12 .304 .342 .398 .094 .257 6.8 -2.6 0.4

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Nine Memorable Extra-Inning GamesBaseball Prospectus2014-08-13
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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Baseball Bloodlines ProjectSam Miller2014-06-04
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The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2014-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Juan Pierre's Age-Inappropriate BasestealingZachary Levine2013-05-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: What Sabermetrics Means to MeDerek Carty2011-09-22
BP Feature: Reviewing "Behind the Seams: The Stat Story"Derek Carty2011-09-19
The Lineup Card: 9 Forgotten Players from Defunct FranchisesBaseball Prospectus2011-09-08
Spitballing: Why When You Go MattersJeremy Greenhouse2011-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Beltran and DamonJay Jaffe2011-07-29
The BP Wayback Machine: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2011-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Those Who Refuse to Learn From the Past are Condemned to Become Joe GirardiSteven Goldman2011-06-01
Wezen-Ball: Baseball When You're 10Larry Granillo2011-04-12
Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2010-12-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Futility of SellingSteven Goldman2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Nearing the CliffJay Jaffe2010-07-09
Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84Ken Funck2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 1 Russell A. Carleton2010-01-18
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Party Hardy, GardyChristina Kahrl2009-11-06
On the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Return of the RickeysJay Jaffe2009-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2008-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Rock-y RoadJay Jaffe2008-12-16
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This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-05
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This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of CompletenessDan Fox2008-01-17
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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: A Peek InsideBaseball Prospectus2007-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Double and Triple ThatJim Baker2007-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
Schrodinger's Bat: Dropping One DownDan Fox2007-07-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: A Plethora of BlundersDan Fox2006-07-20
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This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Of Crowds and SplitsDan Fox2006-04-27
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hal Gilson made the majors in 1968, pitched in 16 games that year and didn't win any...However in this game on 9-June (Game 1 of the St.Louis-Cincinnati DH): http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1968/B06091CIN1968.htm He came in the last of the fourth down 8-0, got an out, then batted in the top of the fifth. After he batted, Lou Brock made the second out of the inning (Dal Maxvill was on 2nd base), then the next 9 Cards reached/scored (Gilson was pinch hit for the second time around, and Brock hit a 3-run HR to clear the bases and put St.Louis up 10-8...No other runs were scored that game and St.Louis won 10-8... My question: Why didn't Hal Gilson get credit for a win? Also, here is a great photo taken with Brock at the plate before the 10-run outburst... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/18/CrosleyField1968.jpg
(npb7768 from Rhode Island)
I'll post this early so people have time to figure out what went wrong with the score card. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, did you see the piece William Rhoden wrote in the Times this week about Steinbrenner and Curt Flood and the Hall? He said if George makes it, Flood should make it first. I have to admit to having reservations about Flood being in there even though I wrote a book about him, admire his off-the-field actions, and would be more than happy to see him honored. What are your feelings about Flood and then George being in the Hall?
(Alex Belth from Bronx)
Yo, Alex! If Flood makes it, it won't be because of his merits as a player, it will be some kind of unique honor. He was a legitimate whiz in center field but not a tremendous hitter even after adjusting for the times; at best I see him coming up with a case somewhere between Lou Brock and Johnny Damon - a run at 3000 sprinkled with some postseason chops - if his career had continued and his challenge had never happened.

As for Steinbrenner, I'm for it. The man was probably the game's most influential owner after O'Malley, who's finally in and should have been a long time ago. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)"A few years ago, an obscure Reds or Cubs pitcher from the 60s kept coming up again and again. I'm blanking on his name just now, but it'll come to me..." I believe it was Ernie Broglio. /brag
(Functionary from DC Cubicle)
Nope... Another guy who was pretty notable, this time for being traded for Lou Brock. I just took a moment to look but it's not coming to me. Man, that's gonna drive me nuts. (Steven Goldman)


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