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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 9019 .262 .335 .439 .282 62
Birth Date4-8-1954
Height6' 2"
Weight205 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
1974 MON 20 9 29 27 5 11 0 1 1 16 1 2 0 1 0 6 2 0 .407 .414 .593 .378 4.5 0.3 0.5
1975 MON 21 144 590 503 58 136 20 1 17 209 72 83 1 4 10 68 5 2 .270 .360 .416 .286 25.0 -0.5 2.6
1976 MON 22 91 347 311 31 68 8 1 6 96 30 43 1 3 2 38 0 2 .219 .287 .309 .238 9.4 0.5 1.1
1977 MON 23 154 595 522 86 148 29 2 31 274 58 103 5 7 3 84 5 5 .284 .356 .525 .308 54.2 3.5 6.0
1978 MON 24 157 607 533 76 136 27 1 20 225 62 70 5 5 2 72 10 6 .255 .336 .422 .283 43.3 3.5 5.1
1979 MON 25 141 559 505 74 143 26 5 22 245 40 62 5 7 2 75 3 2 .283 .338 .485 .294 47.4 -0.2 4.9
1980 MON 26 154 617 549 76 145 25 5 29 267 58 78 1 8 1 101 3 2 .264 .331 .486 .290 53.7 8.3 6.6
1981 MON 27 100 419 374 48 94 20 2 16 166 35 35 1 6 3 68 1 5 .251 .312 .444 .286 28.8 -0.9 3.1
1982 MON 28 154 653 557 91 163 32 1 29 284 78 64 6 8 4 97 2 5 .293 .381 .510 .311 71.4 3.1 7.9
1983 MON 29 145 609 541 63 146 37 3 17 240 51 57 7 8 2 79 1 1 .270 .336 .444 .279 47.2 -1.3 4.9
1984 MON 30 159 669 596 75 175 32 1 27 290 64 57 6 3 0 106 2 2 .294 .366 .487 .318 60.2 0.1 6.5
1985 NYN 31 149 633 555 83 156 17 1 32 271 69 46 6 3 0 100 1 1 .281 .365 .488 .303 54.7 -0.1 5.8
1986 NYN 32 132 573 490 81 125 14 2 24 215 62 63 6 15 0 105 1 0 .255 .337 .439 .287 35.9 -0.9 3.6
1987 NYN 33 139 573 523 55 123 18 2 20 205 42 73 1 6 1 83 0 0 .235 .290 .392 .237 7.7 0.6 0.8
1988 NYN 34 130 503 455 39 110 16 2 11 163 34 52 7 6 1 46 0 2 .242 .301 .358 .245 4.2 0.6 0.5
1989 NYN 35 50 166 153 14 28 8 0 2 42 12 15 0 1 0 15 0 0 .183 .241 .275 .189 -6.6 0.1 -0.7
1990 SFN 36 92 272 244 24 62 10 0 9 99 25 31 1 2 0 27 1 1 .254 .324 .406 .281 13.2 -0.7 1.3
1991 LAN 37 101 280 248 22 61 14 0 6 93 22 26 7 2 1 26 2 2 .246 .323 .375 .260 9.4 0.8 1.1
1992 MON 38 95 325 285 24 62 18 1 5 97 33 37 2 4 1 29 0 4 .218 .299 .340 .236 3.6 -0.4 0.3
Career2296901979711025209237131324349784899768993312253942.262.335.439.282567.216.362.0

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
1974 MON MLB 9 29 .378 .272 .339 .388 .268 .400 109 3.3 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
1975 MON MLB 144 590 .286 .258 .321 .370 .258 .292 102 14.9 15.5 0.7 -0.5 -6.9 25.0 2.6 25.0 2.6
1976 MON MLB 91 347 .238 .252 .312 .360 .257 .234 99 -7.3 8.7 2.3 0.5 -2.8 9.4 1.1 9.4 1.1
1977 MON MLB 154 595 .308 .259 .319 .395 .255 .296 97 29.7 16.6 9.9 3.5 -0.1 54.2 6.0 54.2 6.0
1978 MON MLB 157 607 .283 .255 .315 .374 .256 .259 98 13.6 15.8 9.4 3.5 1.7 43.3 5.1 43.3 5.1
1979 MON MLB 141 559 .294 .263 .322 .386 .255 .283 97 19.5 15.7 9.4 -0.2 -6.2 47.4 4.9 47.4 4.9
1980 MON MLB 154 617 .290 .261 .318 .377 .254 .258 100 18.3 16.6 10 8.3 -1.3 53.7 6.6 53.7 6.6
1981 MON MLB 100 419 .286 .255 .314 .368 .259 .237 99 10.4 10.6 6.3 -0.9 -2.0 28.8 3.1 28.8 3.1
1982 MON MLB 154 653 .311 .259 .316 .376 .254 .284 101 33.2 17.6 10.7 3.1 1.6 71.4 7.9 71.4 7.9
1983 MON MLB 145 609 .279 .256 .317 .375 .255 .272 100 11.8 16.5 9.9 -1.3 0.0 47.2 4.9 47.2 4.9
1984 MON MLB 159 669 .318 .256 .318 .370 .256 .287 93 38.2 17.9 7.6 0.1 -4.6 60.2 6.5 60.2 6.5
1985 NYN MLB 149 633 .303 .252 .318 .375 .256 .258 93 27.3 17.3 9.6 -0.1 -2.9 54.7 5.8 54.7 5.8
1986 NYN MLB 132 573 .287 .254 .319 .387 .256 .242 97 15.9 15.9 8.3 -0.9 -0.9 35.9 3.6 35.9 3.6
1987 NYN MLB 139 573 .237 .261 .325 .408 .257 .236 96 -14.1 16.9 9.9 0.6 -3.3 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
1988 NYN MLB 130 503 .245 .253 .311 .368 .256 .249 94 -7.1 13.2 6.9 0.6 -3.5 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
1989 NYN MLB 50 166 .189 .246 .310 .363 .254 .190 98 -11.3 4.3 2.6 0.1 -0.5 -6.6 -0.7 -6.6 -0.7
1989 TID AAA 5 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SFN MLB 92 272 .281 .256 .315 .384 .258 .257 101 5.6 7.3 3.7 -0.7 -0.3 13.2 1.3 13.2 1.3
1991 LAN MLB 101 280 .260 .248 .313 .372 .255 .252 98 0.1 7.6 3.4 0.8 -1.9 9.4 1.1 9.4 1.1
1992 MON MLB 95 325 .236 .255 .317 .374 .258 .231 99 -7.4 8.4 4.7 -0.4 -1.0 3.6 0.3 3.6 0.3

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
1974 MON MLB 29 5 11 0 1 1 6 1 2 2 0 .407 .414 .593 .185 .378 4.5 0.3 0.5
1975 MON MLB 590 58 136 20 1 17 68 72 83 5 2 .270 .360 .416 .145 .286 25.0 -0.5 2.6
1976 MON MLB 347 31 68 8 1 6 38 30 43 0 2 .219 .287 .309 .090 .238 9.4 0.5 1.1
1977 MON MLB 595 86 148 29 2 31 84 58 103 5 5 .284 .356 .525 .241 .308 54.2 3.5 6.0
1978 MON MLB 607 76 136 27 1 20 72 62 70 10 6 .255 .336 .422 .167 .283 43.3 3.5 5.1
1979 MON MLB 559 74 143 26 5 22 75 40 62 3 2 .283 .338 .485 .202 .294 47.4 -0.2 4.9
1980 MON MLB 617 76 145 25 5 29 101 58 78 3 2 .264 .331 .486 .222 .290 53.7 8.3 6.6
1981 MON MLB 419 48 94 20 2 16 68 35 35 1 5 .251 .312 .444 .193 .286 28.8 -0.9 3.1
1982 MON MLB 653 91 163 32 1 29 97 78 64 2 5 .293 .381 .510 .217 .311 71.4 3.1 7.9
1983 MON MLB 609 63 146 37 3 17 79 51 57 1 1 .270 .336 .444 .174 .279 47.2 -1.3 4.9
1984 MON MLB 669 75 175 32 1 27 106 64 57 2 2 .294 .366 .487 .193 .318 60.2 0.1 6.5
1985 NYN MLB 633 83 156 17 1 32 100 69 46 1 1 .281 .365 .488 .207 .303 54.7 -0.1 5.8
1986 NYN MLB 573 81 125 14 2 24 105 62 63 1 0 .255 .337 .439 .184 .287 35.9 -0.9 3.6
1987 NYN MLB 573 55 123 18 2 20 83 42 73 0 0 .235 .290 .392 .157 .237 7.7 0.6 0.8
1988 NYN MLB 503 39 110 16 2 11 46 34 52 0 2 .242 .301 .358 .116 .245 4.2 0.6 0.5
1989 NYN MLB 166 14 28 8 0 2 15 12 15 0 0 .183 .241 .275 .092 .189 -6.6 0.1 -0.7
1989 TID AAA 18 2 3 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 .188 .278 .375 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SFN MLB 272 24 62 10 0 9 27 25 31 1 1 .254 .324 .406 .152 .281 13.2 -0.7 1.3
1991 LAN MLB 280 22 61 14 0 6 26 22 26 2 2 .246 .323 .375 .129 .260 9.4 0.8 1.1
1992 MON MLB 325 24 62 18 1 5 29 33 37 0 4 .218 .299 .340 .123 .236 3.6 -0.4 0.3

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
1990-07-09 1990-07-25 15-DL 16 12 Right Shoulder Contusion - -
1989-05-10 1989-07-25 60-DL 76 66 Right Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 1989-05-30 -
1986-08-17 1986-09-01 15 14 Left Thumb Sprain Partial Tear - -
1985-10-09 1985-10-09 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 1985-10-09 -
1984-10-07 1984-10-07 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 1984-10-07 -
1981-08-18 1981-08-21 DTD 3 2 Right Ankle Sprain Torn Ligament - -
1976-06-07 1976-07-22 45 40 - Thumb Fracture - -

Compensation

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Western Front: Pass the Bonds, PleaseGeoff Young2013-01-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)"for example, Ichiro's value..." Besides Ichiro, and Matsui, are there other examples of players whose economic value isn't captured by his win value? What other ways do you see value?
(Sam from OC)
OK, so you're right, the Japanese cases are too easy. How about like Gary Carter was to the Mets, where he was a real face of the franchise (even if other players didn't really like him for it). (Tommy Bennett)
2009-10-07 14:30:00 (link to chat)Bench, Berra, Lombardi - and then Mauer? Is that reasonable? (I'm discounting Piazza a bit because of his defense)
(dcoonce from bloomington, indiana)
JAWS has it Bench (87.6), Ivan Rodriguez (85.7), Gary Carter (81.6) and then Berra (72.1), though I think the postseason stuff elevates Berra into the discussion. Lombardi was a good hitter at his peak but he's got nowhere near the overall numbers on either offense or defense enter into a discussion for greatest of all time. Mauer has a ways to go before he deserves to be considered alongside those guys. (Jay Jaffe)


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