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Portrait of Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente RFPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 10212 .317 .359 .475 .304 85.7
Birth Date8-18-1934
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1955 PIT 20 124 501 474 48 121 23 11 5 181 18 60 2 3 4 47 2 5 .255 .284 .382 .239 -3.4 5.6 0.2
1956 PIT 21 147 572 543 66 169 30 7 7 234 13 58 4 4 8 60 6 6 .311 .330 .431 .249 11.3 5.1 1.7
1957 PIT 22 111 475 451 42 114 17 7 4 157 23 45 0 1 0 30 0 4 .253 .288 .348 .222 -4.1 16.3 1.3
1958 PIT 23 140 556 519 69 150 24 10 6 212 31 41 0 3 3 50 8 2 .289 .327 .408 .273 21.6 21.0 4.5
1959 PIT 24 105 456 432 60 128 17 7 4 171 15 51 3 3 3 50 2 3 .296 .322 .396 .269 13.2 11.5 2.6
1960 PIT 25 144 620 570 89 179 22 6 16 261 39 72 2 5 4 94 4 5 .314 .357 .458 .294 36.6 -4.7 3.4
1961 PIT 26 146 614 572 100 201 30 10 23 320 35 59 3 3 1 89 4 1 .351 .390 .559 .327 62.3 -15.2 4.8
1962 PIT 27 144 581 538 95 168 28 9 10 244 35 73 1 6 1 74 6 4 .312 .352 .454 .278 25.5 4.8 3.1
1963 PIT 28 152 642 600 77 192 23 8 17 282 31 64 4 3 4 76 12 2 .320 .356 .470 .303 38.7 -5.2 3.8
1964 PIT 29 155 683 622 95 211 40 7 12 301 51 87 2 5 3 87 5 2 .339 .388 .484 .321 48.0 10.1 6.5
1965 PIT 30 152 642 589 91 194 21 14 10 273 43 78 5 3 2 65 8 0 .329 .378 .463 .319 42.9 9.3 5.9
1966 PIT 31 154 690 638 105 202 31 11 29 342 46 109 0 5 1 119 7 5 .317 .360 .536 .334 62.9 10.3 8.2
1967 PIT 32 147 632 585 103 209 26 10 23 324 41 103 3 3 0 110 9 1 .357 .400 .554 .361 63.5 6.9 8.2
1968 PIT 33 132 557 502 74 146 18 12 18 242 51 77 1 3 0 57 2 3 .291 .355 .482 .320 35.0 20.1 6.9
1969 PIT 34 138 570 507 87 175 20 12 19 276 56 73 3 4 0 91 4 1 .345 .411 .544 .342 64.5 5.0 7.7
1970 PIT 35 108 455 412 65 145 22 10 14 229 38 66 2 2 1 60 3 0 .352 .407 .556 .344 50.5 2.3 5.6
1971 PIT 36 132 553 522 82 178 29 8 13 262 26 65 0 4 1 86 1 2 .341 .370 .502 .323 50.6 9.9 6.9
1972 PIT 37 102 413 378 68 118 19 7 10 181 29 49 0 6 0 60 0 0 .312 .356 .479 .321 31.2 6.4 4.5
Career2433102129454141630004401662404492621123035663613058346.317.359.475.304650.9119.585.7

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
1955 PIT MLB 124 501 .239 .253 .319 .403 .258 .282 100 -7.8 10.0 -3.2 5.6 -2.8 -3.4 0.2 -3.4 0.2
1956 PIT MLB 147 572 .249 .252 .315 .397 .252 .336 99 -4.9 12.4 -3.3 5.1 3.4 11.3 1.7 11.3 1.7
1957 PIT MLB 111 475 .222 .259 .316 .398 .260 .273 97 -16.6 11.7 -3.9 16.3 1.8 -4.1 1.3 -4.1 1.3
1958 PIT MLB 140 556 .273 .260 .324 .407 .266 .303 98 7.2 14.6 -5.4 21.0 1.1 21.6 4.5 21.6 4.5
1959 PIT MLB 105 456 .269 .259 .319 .396 .260 .326 99 3.9 12.0 -4.4 11.5 1.8 13.2 2.6 13.2 2.6
1960 PIT MLB 144 620 .294 .257 .320 .394 .263 .335 99 21.1 16.7 -6.2 -4.7 2.5 36.6 3.4 36.6 3.4
1961 PIT MLB 146 614 .327 .262 .325 .408 .262 .361 99 42.9 17.4 -6.4 -15.2 4.7 62.3 4.8 62.3 4.8
1962 PIT MLB 144 581 .278 .263 .326 .397 .263 .343 98 10.7 16.1 -5.9 4.8 2.7 25.5 3.1 25.5 3.1
1963 PIT MLB 152 642 .303 .243 .299 .359 .254 .335 97 24.1 15.7 -5.4 -5.2 1.7 38.7 3.8 38.7 3.8
1964 PIT MLB 155 683 .321 .257 .310 .380 .261 .377 100 38.5 17.2 -6.4 10.1 -2.2 48.0 6.5 48.0 6.5
1965 PIT MLB 152 642 .319 .251 .307 .381 .261 .365 99 31.8 14.9 -5.4 9.3 1.4 42.9 5.9 42.9 5.9
1966 PIT MLB 154 690 .334 .258 .309 .382 .262 .343 101 43.9 16.4 -6 10.3 4.0 62.9 8.2 62.9 8.2
1967 PIT MLB 147 632 .361 .248 .302 .358 .258 .403 100 51.3 14.1 -5.2 6.9 1.1 63.5 8.2 63.5 8.2
1968 PIT MLB 132 557 .320 .243 .295 .343 .257 .312 91 24.4 11.2 -4.1 20.1 2.1 35.0 6.9 35.0 6.9
1969 PIT MLB 138 570 .342 .251 .316 .370 .260 .372 100 44.6 14.6 -5.4 5.0 3.3 64.5 7.7 64.5 7.7
1970 PIT MLB 108 455 .344 .257 .320 .389 .260 .392 98 38.5 12.3 -4.5 2.3 3.4 50.5 5.6 50.5 5.6
1971 PIT MLB 132 553 .323 .257 .317 .375 .262 .368 99 31.8 13.7 -5 9.9 3.1 50.6 6.9 50.6 6.9
1972 PIT MLB 102 413 .321 .250 .312 .367 .264 .332 97 22 9.7 -3.5 6.4 1.0 31.2 4.5 31.2 4.5

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
1955 PIT MLB 501 48 121 23 11 5 47 18 60 2 5 .255 .284 .382 .127 .239 -3.4 5.6 0.2
1956 PIT MLB 572 66 169 30 7 7 60 13 58 6 6 .311 .330 .431 .120 .249 11.3 5.1 1.7
1957 PIT MLB 475 42 114 17 7 4 30 23 45 0 4 .253 .288 .348 .095 .222 -4.1 16.3 1.3
1958 PIT MLB 556 69 150 24 10 6 50 31 41 8 2 .289 .327 .408 .119 .273 21.6 21.0 4.5
1959 PIT MLB 456 60 128 17 7 4 50 15 51 2 3 .296 .322 .396 .100 .269 13.2 11.5 2.6
1960 PIT MLB 620 89 179 22 6 16 94 39 72 4 5 .314 .357 .458 .144 .294 36.6 -4.7 3.4
1961 PIT MLB 614 100 201 30 10 23 89 35 59 4 1 .351 .390 .559 .208 .327 62.3 -15.2 4.8
1962 PIT MLB 581 95 168 28 9 10 74 35 73 6 4 .312 .352 .454 .141 .278 25.5 4.8 3.1
1963 PIT MLB 642 77 192 23 8 17 76 31 64 12 2 .320 .356 .470 .150 .303 38.7 -5.2 3.8
1964 PIT MLB 683 95 211 40 7 12 87 51 87 5 2 .339 .388 .484 .145 .321 48.0 10.1 6.5
1965 PIT MLB 642 91 194 21 14 10 65 43 78 8 0 .329 .378 .463 .134 .319 42.9 9.3 5.9
1966 PIT MLB 690 105 202 31 11 29 119 46 109 7 5 .317 .360 .536 .219 .334 62.9 10.3 8.2
1967 PIT MLB 632 103 209 26 10 23 110 41 103 9 1 .357 .400 .554 .197 .361 63.5 6.9 8.2
1968 PIT MLB 557 74 146 18 12 18 57 51 77 2 3 .291 .355 .482 .191 .320 35.0 20.1 6.9
1969 PIT MLB 570 87 175 20 12 19 91 56 73 4 1 .345 .411 .544 .199 .342 64.5 5.0 7.7
1970 PIT MLB 455 65 145 22 10 14 60 38 66 3 0 .352 .407 .556 .204 .344 50.5 2.3 5.6
1971 PIT MLB 553 82 178 29 8 13 86 26 65 1 2 .341 .370 .502 .161 .323 50.6 9.9 6.9
1972 PIT MLB 413 68 118 19 7 10 60 29 49 0 0 .312 .356 .479 .167 .321 31.2 6.4 4.5

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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
1959-05-25 1959-07-05 15-DL 41 41 Right Elbow Soreness - -

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good would the Giants of the sixties have been if they had signed Roberto Clemente as they were within minutes of doing before Pirates scouts spirited him aeay?
(Dick Gozinya from Silicon Valley, CA)
Oh man, that'd have been insane. (Paul Sporer)
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hello Dan, happy you're here chatting with us! It appears there are some teams who have stockpiled an impressive stable of minor league prospects. Some of these players will be exposed to the Rule 5 Draft in December. Can you tell us the mindset of putting some of these players on the 40 man roster and leaving others off? Also, I see many players are returned to their orginal team. What tought process goes into selecting a player who you think you can keep? Thanks for taking my question.
(IShouldaBeenLeftHanded from Los Angeles, CA)
Hey IShouldaBeenLeftHanded, I am left-handed! I'm enjoying the chat, hope that you are too. Really good question about the 40-man and the Rule 5 Draft. Over 75% of the players selected in the draft come back to their former club, and often that is the reason that teams leave players on a Triple A roster, as they realize the risk of being selected but figure the player will return. I left Shane Victorino on a Triple-A roster in 2002, but he had just started to switch-hit and we thought we'd get him back if selected and we did after the Padres took him. When you select a player you have to weigh whether he can stick with the club the entire season and not compromise your field staff too much with a 24-man roster, and also need to compare him to your existing guys. Roberto Clemente is the Rule 5 pick ever. (Dan Evans)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's the best team of Berts of all time? Rules: You can have anyone with a "bert" in his name -- Albert Pujols, Robin Roberts, David Robertson, Wilbert Robinson....
(Robert from DC)
Without spending too much time on this one, I'd go with these as my obvious picks:

1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Roberto Alomar
SS: Bert Campaneris
OF:Roberto Clemente
SP: Bert Blyleven
CP: Roberto Hernandez (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Top "bert" players by position (according to WARP): SP - Bert Blyleven, RP - Roberto Hernandez, C - Mike Lieberthal, 1B - Albert Pujols, 2B - Roberto Alomar, SS - Bert Campaneris, 3B - Alberto Callaspo, LF - Albert Belle, CF - Roberto Kelly, RF - Roberto Clemente, DH - Butch Alberts.
(bradleyankrom from TPAFLA)
Bradley Ankrom, folks. He does it all. Transactions browsers, prospects number-crunching, and All-Bert team stat queries. (R.J. Anderson)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Didn't Roberto Clemente get into the HOF without the 5 year wait?
(dills from Chicago)
Yes, but he had reached the 10-year minimum in terms of career length. Different set of circumstances than Joss. (Jay Jaffe)


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