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Cecil Cooper DHBrewers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 7939 .298 .337 .466 .289 35.5
Birth Date12-20-1949
Height6' 2"
Weight165 lbs
BatsL
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
1971 BOS 21 14 49 42 9 13 4 1 0 19 5 4 1 1 0 3 1 0 .310 .388 .452 .315 4.8 -1.1 0.4
1972 BOS 22 12 19 17 0 4 1 0 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 .235 .316 .294 .216 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
1973 BOS 23 30 109 101 12 24 2 0 3 35 7 12 0 1 0 11 1 2 .238 .284 .347 .250 2.1 0.0 0.2
1974 BOS 24 121 454 414 55 114 24 1 8 164 32 74 1 2 5 43 2 5 .275 .327 .396 .257 5.8 -0.0 0.6
1975 BOS 25 106 333 305 49 95 17 6 14 166 19 33 3 3 3 44 1 4 .311 .355 .544 .314 19.5 1.7 2.3
1976 BOS 26 123 483 451 66 127 22 6 15 206 16 62 1 6 9 78 7 1 .282 .304 .457 .269 11.1 3.7 1.7
1977 MIL 27 160 679 643 86 193 31 7 20 298 28 110 0 7 1 78 13 8 .300 .326 .463 .275 20.3 7.1 2.8
1978 MIL 28 107 448 407 60 127 23 2 13 193 32 72 0 4 5 54 3 4 .312 .359 .474 .312 26.3 3.8 3.3
1979 MIL 29 150 660 590 83 182 44 1 24 300 56 77 0 8 6 106 15 3 .308 .364 .508 .301 33.5 -5.7 2.9
1980 MIL 30 153 678 622 96 219 33 4 25 335 39 42 2 8 7 122 17 6 .352 .387 .539 .341 58.2 6.0 6.8
1981 MIL 31 106 453 416 70 133 35 1 12 206 28 30 3 5 1 60 5 4 .320 .363 .495 .317 30.4 1.9 3.6
1982 MIL 32 155 696 654 104 205 38 3 32 345 32 53 0 6 4 121 2 3 .313 .342 .528 .321 52.7 1.5 5.8
1983 MIL 33 160 710 661 106 203 37 3 30 336 37 63 1 8 3 126 2 1 .307 .341 .508 .307 40.3 -8.7 3.3
1984 MIL 34 148 635 603 63 166 28 3 11 233 27 59 2 3 0 67 8 2 .275 .307 .386 .258 9.3 -0.4 1.0
1985 MIL 35 154 674 631 82 185 39 8 16 288 30 77 2 10 1 99 10 3 .293 .322 .456 .275 11.6 2.5 1.5
1986 MIL 36 134 589 542 46 140 24 1 12 202 41 87 1 4 1 75 1 2 .258 .310 .373 .243 -8.7 6.0 -0.3
1987 MIL 37 63 270 250 25 62 13 0 6 93 17 51 0 3 0 36 1 1 .248 .293 .372 .240 -4.0 0.0 -0.4
Career1896793973491012219241547241342444891117794611258949.298.337.466.289312.618.435.5

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
1971 BOS MLB 14 49 .315 .251 .320 .374 .263 .333 111 2.5 1.2 -0.7 -1.1 1.8 4.8 0.4 4.8 0.4
1972 BOS MLB 12 19 .216 .226 .298 .334 .245 .333 104 -0.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
1973 BOS MLB 30 109 .250 .254 .320 .375 .260 .241 102 -1.1 2.9 -1.8 0.0 0.1 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
1974 BOS MLB 121 454 .257 .258 .322 .366 .261 .317 108 -1.4 11.7 -7.4 -0.0 2.4 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
1975 BOS MLB 106 333 .314 .258 .326 .378 .262 .310 108 17.6 8.8 -5.3 1.7 -2.6 19.5 2.3 19.5 2.3
1976 BOS MLB 123 483 .269 .255 .319 .361 .262 .295 106 3.9 12.2 -7.7 3.7 1.0 11.1 1.7 11.1 1.7
1977 MIL MLB 160 679 .275 .266 .323 .407 .261 .333 99 10.8 19.0 -12.1 7.1 2.6 20.3 2.8 20.3 2.8
1978 MIL MLB 107 448 .312 .259 .320 .384 .261 .350 98 22.3 11.7 -7.4 3.8 0.6 26.3 3.3 26.3 3.3
1979 MIL MLB 150 660 .301 .270 .334 .411 .268 .318 98 27.7 18.5 -11.8 -5.7 -1.0 33.5 2.9 33.5 2.9
1980 MIL MLB 153 678 .341 .270 .329 .404 .268 .345 97 54.6 18.2 -11.7 6.0 -4.1 58.2 6.8 58.2 6.8
1981 MIL MLB 106 453 .317 .257 .319 .376 .262 .319 97 24.4 11.4 -7.3 1.9 -0.6 30.4 3.6 30.4 3.6
1982 MIL MLB 155 696 .321 .263 .325 .401 .266 .301 98 42.6 18.8 -12 1.5 -0.4 52.7 5.8 52.7 5.8
1983 MIL MLB 160 710 .307 .265 .325 .402 .266 .300 95 33.6 19.3 -12.4 -8.7 1.7 40.3 3.3 40.3 3.3
1984 MIL MLB 148 635 .258 .263 .323 .392 .263 .289 93 -1.4 17.0 -10.9 -0.4 3.6 9.3 1.0 9.3 1.0
1985 MIL MLB 154 674 .275 .260 .323 .400 .264 .308 96 10.3 18.4 -11.8 2.5 -0.5 11.6 1.5 11.6 1.5
1986 MIL MLB 134 589 .243 .260 .327 .409 .266 .286 100 -10.2 16.3 -10.4 6.0 -4.5 -8.7 -0.3 -8.7 -0.3
1987 MIL MLB 63 270 .240 .265 .335 .426 .267 .286 100 -5.9 8.0 -5.1 0.0 -0.9 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -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
1971 BOS MLB 49 9 13 4 1 0 3 5 4 1 0 .310 .388 .452 .143 .315 4.8 -1.1 0.4
1972 BOS MLB 19 0 4 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 .235 .316 .294 .059 .216 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
1973 BOS MLB 109 12 24 2 0 3 11 7 12 1 2 .238 .284 .347 .109 .250 2.1 0.0 0.2
1974 BOS MLB 454 55 114 24 1 8 43 32 74 2 5 .275 .327 .396 .121 .257 5.8 -0.0 0.6
1975 BOS MLB 333 49 95 17 6 14 44 19 33 1 4 .311 .355 .544 .233 .314 19.5 1.7 2.3
1976 BOS MLB 483 66 127 22 6 15 78 16 62 7 1 .282 .304 .457 .175 .269 11.1 3.7 1.7
1977 MIL MLB 679 86 193 31 7 20 78 28 110 13 8 .300 .326 .463 .163 .275 20.3 7.1 2.8
1978 MIL MLB 448 60 127 23 2 13 54 32 72 3 4 .312 .359 .474 .162 .312 26.3 3.8 3.3
1979 MIL MLB 660 83 182 44 1 24 106 56 77 15 3 .308 .364 .508 .200 .301 33.5 -5.7 2.9
1980 MIL MLB 678 96 219 33 4 25 122 39 42 17 6 .352 .387 .539 .186 .341 58.2 6.0 6.8
1981 MIL MLB 453 70 133 35 1 12 60 28 30 5 4 .320 .363 .495 .175 .317 30.4 1.9 3.6
1982 MIL MLB 696 104 205 38 3 32 121 32 53 2 3 .313 .342 .528 .214 .321 52.7 1.5 5.8
1983 MIL MLB 710 106 203 37 3 30 126 37 63 2 1 .307 .341 .508 .201 .307 40.3 -8.7 3.3
1984 MIL MLB 635 63 166 28 3 11 67 27 59 8 2 .275 .307 .386 .111 .258 9.3 -0.4 1.0
1985 MIL MLB 674 82 185 39 8 16 99 30 77 10 3 .293 .322 .456 .163 .275 11.6 2.5 1.5
1986 MIL MLB 589 46 140 24 1 12 75 41 87 1 2 .258 .310 .373 .114 .243 -8.7 6.0 -0.3
1987 MIL MLB 270 25 62 13 0 6 36 17 51 1 1 .248 .293 .372 .124 .240 -4.0 0.0 -0.4

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
1987-03-29 1987-04-13 15-DL 15 6 Right Trunk Strain Side - -
1986-04-07 1986-04-18 15-DL 11 8 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Similar To Tommy John Surgery 1985-12-12 -
1985-12-12 1985-12-12 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Similar To Tommy John Surgery 1985-12-12 -
1978-06-10 1978-07-26 46 43 - Lower Leg Fracture Fibula - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 yr (08-09)+10 cl opt

Details
  • fired 9/21/09 HOU exercised 2010 option 4/18/09
  • named perm mgr 9/28/07, 2 year (08-09)
  • hired as interest mgr 8/27/07, 1 year (07), replacing Phil Garner
  • Garner signed 1 year extension (08) 10/06
  • signed 1 year extension (>$1M) (07) 10/05 (replaces club option)
  • hired perm 11/04, 2 year/$2.5M (05-06)+07 club option, 05:$1.2M, 06:$1.3M
  • hired interest 7/04, replacing Jimy Williams (fired 7/04 - signed c$1M 05 extension 10/03
  • 3 year/c$3M (02-04) hired after 01, replacing Larry Dierker, who resigned 10/01 (had 2 year/$1.5M contract 01-02))

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Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984Larry Granillo2011-11-02
Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
BP Unfiltered: In the Beginning...Mike Fast2011-04-07
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The Year in Quotes: The Highs and Lows of 2009Alex Carnevale2009-12-31
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The Week in Quotes: October 12-18Alex Carnevale2009-10-19
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)So has Cecil Cooper found the silver bullet for Pythagorus? Take a blowout once a week and keep the pen (the part that matters anyway) fresh.
(TheRedSon from Texas)
It's this sort of thing that I think makes for a lot of fun in terms of challenging some of our own preconceptions as analysts, because as I've argued with some of my colleagues, it doesn't matter if you lose 5-8 or 5-18, a loss is a loss, and using a mop-up man to take the hit is probably as smart now (in the era of the seven-man pen) as it was 30 or 50 or 80 years ago. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, What's up with Towles? I expected some struggles, but he's been awful. Also, why haven't the Mariners recalled Clement? It's not like they can get any worse with him in the lineup.
(Swingingbunts from NY)
I'm a little surprised that Towles has struggled this long but Cecil Cooper seems very commited to sticking with him. I don't get the Mariners handling of Clement. They called him up, he struggled a little and they sent him right back down. It's pretty obvious they don't have much faith in him as they are playing Miguel Cairo, for crying out loud, at first base. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, will the power that James Loney flashed last year continue to develop? How is his glove compared to the rest of the league?
(jasonbradleymill from Tucson, AZ)
For Loney, developing and retaining power is going to be key, because the "danger" is tht he becomes merely someone who fits into the Cecil Cooper/Chris Chambliss class of "Pretty good first basemen," and still a rung or two below the best at the position. It's not a bad thing if that's "all" he is, but given his youth and talent, it's hard to resist wishing for more. Afield, he's one of the better defenders in the NL, but keep in mind the league has a number of excellent-fielding first basemen (Adrian Gonzalez and Derrek Lee come to mind, and then there's that Pujols person). (Christina Kahrl)


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