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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 7939 .291 .319 .391 .000 0
Birth Date2-13-1883
Height6' 0"
Weight175 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
1905 NYA 22 128 501 465 60 116 16 6 3 153 15 62 3 18 49 22 .249 .277 .329 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA 23 151 637 597 84 193 23 10 0 236 13 48 3 24 76 28 .323 .341 .395 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA 24 125 528 498 72 143 23 3 2 178 19 39 1 10 68 32 .287 .315 .357 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 NYA 25 106 430 405 50 104 11 3 1 124 15 34 1 9 36 27 .257 .285 .306 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 NYA 26 118 513 474 60 134 17 3 4 169 20 50 4 15 63 25 .283 .317 .357 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 NYA 27 130 560 524 67 152 20 5 3 191 16 41 1 19 73 40 .290 .312 .365 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 NYA 28 133 571 527 82 166 32 7 3 221 21 40 1 22 62 36 .315 .342 .419 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 NYA 29 131 566 522 61 143 21 9 4 194 17 40 2 25 58 33 22 .274 .299 .372 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CHA 30 102 414 384 49 110 11 10 2 147 16 41 3 11 39 9 .286 .320 .383 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 NYA 30 39 160 146 15 31 2 4 0 41 11 13 0 3 9 5 .212 .268 .281 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 BUF 31 75 304 291 43 101 19 9 3 147 6 31 2 5 48 10 .347 .365 .505 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CHA 31 58 236 206 27 55 10 5 0 75 23 19 1 6 20 9 4 .267 .343 .364 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 BUF 32 145 596 567 85 165 31 10 17 267 20 50 1 8 89 23 .291 .316 .471 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN 33 142 571 542 66 184 29 12 4 249 19 48 1 9 82 22 11 .339 .363 .459 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CIN 34 152 628 602 71 167 28 15 4 237 15 49 1 10 86 21 .277 .296 .394 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CIN 35 74 281 259 30 78 12 6 2 108 13 15 2 7 38 5 .301 .339 .417 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NY1 36 110 443 408 58 116 17 7 5 162 17 40 3 15 45 16 .284 .318 .397 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career19197939741798021583221245728992766603021694136337.291.319.391.0000.00.00.0

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
1905 NYA MLB 128 501 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA MLB 151 637 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA MLB 125 528 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 NYA MLB 106 430 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 NYA MLB 118 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 NYA MLB 130 560 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 NYA MLB 133 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 NYA MLB 131 566 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CHA MLB 102 414 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 NYA MLB 39 160 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 BUF MLB 75 304 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CHA MLB 58 236 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 BUF MLB 145 596 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN MLB 142 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CIN MLB 152 628 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CIN MLB 74 281 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NY1 MLB 110 443 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1905 NYA MLB 501 60 116 16 6 3 49 15 62 22 .249 .277 .329 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA MLB 637 84 193 23 10 0 76 13 48 28 .323 .341 .395 .072 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA MLB 528 72 143 23 3 2 68 19 39 32 .287 .315 .357 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 NYA MLB 430 50 104 11 3 1 36 15 34 27 .257 .285 .306 .049 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 NYA MLB 513 60 134 17 3 4 63 20 50 25 .283 .317 .357 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 NYA MLB 560 67 152 20 5 3 73 16 41 40 .290 .312 .365 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 NYA MLB 571 82 166 32 7 3 62 21 40 36 .315 .342 .419 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 NYA MLB 566 61 143 21 9 4 58 17 40 33 22 .274 .299 .372 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 NYA MLB 160 15 31 2 4 0 9 11 13 5 .212 .268 .281 .068 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CHA MLB 414 49 110 11 10 2 39 16 41 9 .286 .320 .383 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 BUF MLB 304 43 101 19 9 3 48 6 31 10 .347 .365 .505 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CHA MLB 236 27 55 10 5 0 20 23 19 9 4 .267 .343 .364 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 BUF MLB 596 85 165 31 10 17 89 20 50 23 .291 .316 .471 .180 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN MLB 571 66 184 29 12 4 82 19 48 22 11 .339 .363 .459 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CIN MLB 628 71 167 28 15 4 86 15 49 21 .277 .296 .394 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CIN MLB 281 30 78 12 6 2 38 13 15 5 .301 .339 .417 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NY1 MLB 443 58 116 17 7 5 45 17 40 16 .284 .318 .397 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

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

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BP Articles

Hal Chase is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: All Done With All-Time TeamsMichael Bates2012-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Catch a Falling StarlinSteven Goldman2011-08-23
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: The Worst Exchange of First Basemen EverSteven Goldman2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moving and ShakingChristina Kahrl2008-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1915, the Year of NothingSteven Goldman2008-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Josh and Shufflin' PhilSteven Goldman2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: More Fun With ComparablesSteven Goldman2008-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Benefit GamesSteven Goldman2007-08-03
Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: No Hits For YouSteven Goldman2006-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Infinity EditionSteven Goldman2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 3Steven Goldman2004-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Rundown and OutSteven Goldman2004-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Ben Christensen of 1938Steven Goldman2004-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Teams is Not Your Ex-Girlfriend EditionSteven Goldman2004-05-12
You Could Look It Up: WelcomeSteven Goldman2004-02-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zimmerman finally seems to be getting it so who's better over the long run Evan Longoria or Ryan Zimmerman?
(Marcus from Silver Spring)
I think they're very different players,and before we conclude that Zimmerman has taken a step forward, I want to see if he's really going to hold on or if this is another of his hot streaks that has fooled us before. Given Longoria's advantage in age and greater power potential, I think it more likely that he'll pop 40 HRs and take 80 BBs at some point. I still don't know if Zim is going to get there... Putting aside the fact that he was associated with Hal Chase, who has had the highest peak value among the Zimmermans - Heinie or Ryan (Bob Dylan is not a valid answer)? (Steven Goldman)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Hal Chase were to play today would he be as celebrated for his defense at first base? Has the first base position changed a lot from the times of Hal Chase? It feels strange to read so much praise for a first baseman's defensive play. I'm probaly just bitter I couldn't find a publisher for my poem about Derrek Lee. Also, have you read the article about Ernie Lombardi in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract? One of the best articles I have ever read.
(Bonds Fan from Bay Area)
And with that mention of Hal Chase... Yes, the position has changed very dramatically in that the bunt is something that you have to worry about only rarely (in the AL) or a few times a game (in the NL). In Chase's day, the bunt was a possibility on every play, so the mobility of the first baseman was much more important. Keith Hernandez was deservedly celebrated for his defense in his day, as was Don Mattingly, and Doug Mientkiewicz has squeezed a few extra years out of his career out of being a gloveman, and I suppose Tony Muser could always get another job, so there's probably still room for a defensive star at the position... I have read the Lombardi essay, which was carried over from the original version of the book. I would love to know what Lom's line drive rates were. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableIt seems like a non-sequitur, but John McGraw would have taken Dukes. He lived to try to get value out of players who had personality problems. Sometimes this worked out really well (Turkey Mike Donlin) other times no so much (Hal Chase) and the practice helped kill him at 60, but this was of great value to the Giants over the years. I don't know if there is a manager who has the same desire and ability that McGraw had to play with fire that way, but if there is such a man he could have a similar impact... Dukes may be beyond that kind of intervention, even if McGraw were alive today, but there's no way to know until you try. (Steven Goldman)