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Portrait of Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Cepeda DHGiants

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 8695 .297 .350 .499 .310 55.4
Birth Date9-17-1937
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
1958 SFN 20 148 644 603 88 188 38 4 25 309 29 84 3 9 0 96 15 11 .312 .342 .512 .306 33.4 5.7 4.2
1959 SFN 21 151 647 605 92 192 35 4 27 316 33 100 5 4 0 105 23 9 .317 .355 .522 .319 48.8 -3.8 4.7
1960 SFN 22 151 615 569 81 169 36 3 24 283 34 91 8 4 0 96 15 6 .297 .343 .497 .310 42.5 -4.7 4.0
1961 SFN 23 152 636 585 105 182 28 4 46 356 39 91 9 3 0 142 12 8 .311 .362 .609 .330 57.2 1.8 6.0
1962 SFN 24 162 676 625 105 191 26 1 35 324 37 97 6 7 1 114 10 4 .306 .347 .518 .305 41.7 -2.2 4.1
1963 SFN 25 156 629 579 100 183 33 4 34 326 37 70 10 3 0 97 8 3 .316 .366 .563 .342 53.5 -3.3 5.7
1964 SFN 26 142 587 529 75 161 27 2 31 285 43 83 8 7 0 97 9 4 .304 .361 .539 .336 46.0 -8.1 4.2
1965 SFN 27 33 40 34 1 6 1 0 1 10 3 9 0 3 0 5 0 0 .176 .225 .294 .223 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
1966 SFN 28 19 54 49 5 14 2 0 3 25 4 11 1 0 0 15 0 1 .286 .352 .510 .313 2.1 0.1 0.2
1966 SLN 28 123 509 452 65 137 24 0 17 212 34 68 13 9 1 58 9 8 .303 .362 .469 .312 25.8 -5.7 2.3
1967 SLN 29 151 644 563 91 183 37 0 25 295 62 75 12 7 0 111 11 2 .325 .399 .524 .349 57.3 9.2 7.8
1968 SLN 30 157 656 600 71 149 26 2 16 227 43 96 9 4 0 73 8 6 .248 .306 .378 .281 15.4 10.4 3.2
1969 ATL 31 154 636 573 74 147 28 2 22 245 55 76 5 3 0 88 12 5 .257 .325 .428 .277 12.9 12.8 2.8
1970 ATL 32 148 627 567 87 173 33 0 34 308 47 75 9 4 0 111 6 5 .305 .365 .543 .320 39.3 -1.6 4.0
1971 ATL 33 71 276 250 31 69 10 1 14 123 22 29 0 4 0 44 3 6 .276 .330 .492 .291 9.0 1.5 1.2
1972 ATL 34 28 91 84 6 25 3 0 4 40 7 17 0 0 0 9 0 0 .298 .352 .476 .304 2.4 0.4 0.3
1972 OAK 34 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .027 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
1973 BOS 35 142 608 550 51 159 25 0 20 244 50 81 3 3 2 86 0 2 .289 .350 .444 .281 13.2 0.0 1.4
1974 KCA 36 33 117 107 3 23 5 0 1 31 9 16 1 0 0 18 1 0 .215 .282 .290 .206 -6.1 0.0 -0.7
Career212486957927113123514172737939595881169102744136514280.297.350.499.310493.412.755.4

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
1958 SFN MLB 148 644 .306 .266 .326 .411 .267 .324 98 29.5 17.2 -11 5.7 -2.7 33.4 4.2 33.4 4.2
1959 SFN MLB 151 647 .319 .259 .318 .397 .260 .342 97 38.8 17.8 -9.1 -3.8 2.9 48.8 4.7 48.8 4.7
1960 SFN MLB 151 615 .310 .259 .318 .398 .261 .317 94 30.7 16.6 -6.8 -4.7 0.1 42.5 4.0 42.5 4.0
1961 SFN MLB 152 636 .330 .264 .325 .407 .261 .302 96 46.8 18.0 -8.1 1.8 0.7 57.2 6.0 57.2 6.0
1962 SFN MLB 162 676 .305 .261 .324 .395 .262 .312 98 31.6 18.8 -12 -2.2 4.6 41.7 4.1 41.7 4.1
1963 SFN MLB 156 629 .342 .245 .302 .365 .256 .312 98 46.7 15.8 -9.9 -3.3 0.9 53.5 5.7 53.5 5.7
1964 SFN MLB 142 587 .336 .257 .309 .379 .259 .308 98 41.9 15.0 -9.6 -8.1 -3.1 46.0 4.2 46.0 4.2
1965 SFN MLB 33 40 .223 .248 .301 .377 .258 .185 99 -1.3 1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
1966 SFN MLB 19 54 .313 .248 .309 .371 .262 .314 98 2.6 1.4 -0.5 0.1 -0.8 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
1966 SLN MLB 123 509 .312 .255 .307 .380 .259 .319 99 24.3 12.9 -8.3 -5.7 -3.2 25.8 2.3 25.8 2.3
1967 SLN MLB 151 644 .349 .251 .309 .366 .263 .336 98 50 15.5 -9.9 9.2 0.3 57.3 7.8 57.3 7.8
1968 SLN MLB 157 656 .281 .243 .297 .341 .256 .270 87 11.2 14.4 -9.2 10.4 -0.7 15.4 3.2 15.4 3.2
1969 ATL MLB 154 636 .277 .250 .315 .369 .260 .262 102 10.4 16.3 -10.4 12.8 -3.2 12.9 2.8 12.9 2.8
1970 ATL MLB 148 627 .320 .257 .326 .389 .263 .301 100 37.8 17.0 -10.9 -1.6 -4.2 39.3 4.0 39.3 4.0
1971 ATL MLB 71 276 .291 .254 .314 .365 .259 .261 103 7.6 6.7 -4.2 1.5 -0.8 9.0 1.2 9.0 1.2
1972 ATL MLB 28 91 .304 .241 .301 .354 .256 .333 103 3.5 2.1 -1.3 0.4 -1.8 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
1972 OAK MLB 3 3 .027 .225 .286 .327 .245 .000 84 -0.6 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
1973 BOS MLB 142 608 .281 .260 .325 .383 .263 .308 105 12.9 16.1 -10.3 0.0 -5.5 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
1974 KCA MLB 33 117 .206 .260 .319 .376 .261 .244 102 -6.1 3.0 -1.8 0.0 -1.2 -6.1 -0.7 -6.1 -0.7

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
1958 SFN MLB 644 88 188 38 4 25 96 29 84 15 11 .312 .342 .512 .201 .306 33.4 5.7 4.2
1959 SFN MLB 647 92 192 35 4 27 105 33 100 23 9 .317 .355 .522 .205 .319 48.8 -3.8 4.7
1960 SFN MLB 615 81 169 36 3 24 96 34 91 15 6 .297 .343 .497 .200 .310 42.5 -4.7 4.0
1961 SFN MLB 636 105 182 28 4 46 142 39 91 12 8 .311 .362 .609 .297 .330 57.2 1.8 6.0
1962 SFN MLB 676 105 191 26 1 35 114 37 97 10 4 .306 .347 .518 .213 .305 41.7 -2.2 4.1
1963 SFN MLB 629 100 183 33 4 34 97 37 70 8 3 .316 .366 .563 .247 .342 53.5 -3.3 5.7
1964 SFN MLB 587 75 161 27 2 31 97 43 83 9 4 .304 .361 .539 .234 .336 46.0 -8.1 4.2
1965 SFN MLB 40 1 6 1 0 1 5 3 9 0 0 .176 .225 .294 .118 .223 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
1966 SLN MLB 509 65 137 24 0 17 58 34 68 9 8 .303 .362 .469 .166 .312 25.8 -5.7 2.3
1966 SFN MLB 54 5 14 2 0 3 15 4 11 0 1 .286 .352 .510 .224 .313 2.1 0.1 0.2
1967 SLN MLB 644 91 183 37 0 25 111 62 75 11 2 .325 .399 .524 .199 .349 57.3 9.2 7.8
1968 SLN MLB 656 71 149 26 2 16 73 43 96 8 6 .248 .306 .378 .130 .281 15.4 10.4 3.2
1969 ATL MLB 636 74 147 28 2 22 88 55 76 12 5 .257 .325 .428 .171 .277 12.9 12.8 2.8
1970 ATL MLB 627 87 173 33 0 34 111 47 75 6 5 .305 .365 .543 .238 .320 39.3 -1.6 4.0
1971 ATL MLB 276 31 69 10 1 14 44 22 29 3 6 .276 .330 .492 .216 .291 9.0 1.5 1.2
1972 ATL MLB 91 6 25 3 0 4 9 7 17 0 0 .298 .352 .476 .179 .304 2.4 0.4 0.3
1972 OAK MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .027 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
1973 BOS MLB 608 51 159 25 0 20 86 50 81 0 2 .289 .350 .444 .155 .281 13.2 0.0 1.4
1974 KCA MLB 117 3 23 5 0 1 18 9 16 1 0 .215 .282 .290 .075 .206 -6.1 0.0 -0.7

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
1972-07-08 1972-10-01 85 79 Left Knee Surgery 1972-07-11 -
1971-06-28 1971-07-18 15-DL 20 16 Left Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 1971-07-11 -
1965-05-04 1965-08-18 60-DL 106 96 Right Knee Cartilage Injury - -
1964-12-07 1964-12-07 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 1964-12-07 -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: A Cooperstown Party Like it's 1999Zachary Levine2013-12-12
BP Unfiltered: The Biggest Late Rallies That Came Up ShortRyan Lind2013-04-08
Perfect Game Presents: 2013 Rookie of the Year CandidatesDavid Rawnsley2013-03-29
The BP Wayback Machine: Opening Day GoodbyesJim Baker2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: Not Just Another Night at the YardIan Miller2013-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Eight Predictions About Mike TroutSam Miller2013-03-18
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Not All Stars Are All-StarsJason Wojciechowski2013-02-14
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?Steven Goldman2011-05-25
Between The Numbers: Good Days for DebutsJeremy Greenhouse2011-05-12
Spitballing: Trading PlacesJeremy Greenhouse2011-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: The Right FieldersJay Jaffe2011-01-04
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality ShortstopsJay Jaffe2010-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Lefty's Remarkable StreakBob Hertzel2010-08-24
Prospectus Q&A: Manny MotaDavid Laurila2010-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: The Baby-faced AssassinEric Seidman2010-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Hammering HankChristina Kahrl2010-03-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Don't Fence Me InSteven Goldman2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: On Droughts and DraftsSteven Goldman2009-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Rico CartyCarlos J. Lugo2008-12-15
Prospectus Matchups: Four In a RowJim Baker2008-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Hall JonesJim Baker2008-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Strange RelationsSteven Goldman2008-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Dodgers and NationalsRany Jazayerli2008-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the SequelDan Fox2008-04-03
Prospectus Matchups: Opening Day GoodbyesJim Baker2008-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Unfinished BusinessJay Jaffe2008-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dissecting the 2008 Hall of Fame VoteJay Jaffe2008-01-09
The Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a BoxSteven Goldman2007-10-22
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: A Peek InsideBaseball Prospectus2007-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Be SharpNate Silver2007-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS Returns: Cooperstown MusingsJay Jaffe2007-05-21
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Is Mark McGwire a Hall of Famer?Jim Baker2006-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Ask, and You Shall Be AnsweredJim Baker2006-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Juan MarichalCarlos J. Lugo2005-04-05
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
Prospectus Q&A: Ned Colletti, Part IJonah Keri2003-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessCasey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?: How the Twins Haven't Learned from StengelSteven Goldman2003-07-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please release David Ortiz? Please release David Ortiz? Please release David Ortiz? How many chances does he get? Either take whatever it was that you used to take, and start producing or get off the pot.
(justin kolpak from CT)
I understand the sentiment and more than just a few Red Sox fans share it with you. Ortiz obviously had a similar slow start last year, and rebounded reasonably well, but there seem to be more red flags this time around. From what Iíve seen, he is swinging through, and fouling off, an awful lot of pitches that he used to absolutely punish. Not just a few, most of them, so the bat speed appears to be waning, waning, waning. Of course, youíre then left with: Who takes his place in the lineup? Mike Lowell might be a better DH option and not just against lefties, but he isnít exactly in his prime either, and due to age and injury he runs like he has a piano on his back. Orlando Cepeda did a solid, piano-legs-with-a-decent-bat job as the clubís first-ever DH back in the day, and maybe thatís Lowell, without the good nickname? (David Laurila)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone ever come as close as Rice without eventually getting in?
(WCherniak from Woodbine, Md.)
Yes, if you mean getting in on the BBWAA ballot as opposed to the VC one. Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his final year, Jim Bunning 74.2, Orlando Cepeda 73.5 and Red Ruffing 72.6. All were eventually selected, Ruffing via a runoff (which happened when the writers came up empty the first time around) and the rest via the VC. (Jay Jaffe)


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