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Portrait of Ed Delahanty

Ed Delahanty LFPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 8400 .346 .411 .505 .000 0
Birth Date10-30-1867
Height6' 1"
Weight170 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
1888 PHI 20 74 303 290 40 66 12 2 1 85 12 26 1 31 38 .228 .261 .293 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 PHI 21 56 261 246 37 72 13 3 0 91 14 17 1 27 19 .293 .333 .370 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CLP 22 115 549 517 107 153 26 13 3 214 24 30 8 64 25 .296 .337 .414 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 PHI 23 128 584 543 92 132 19 9 5 184 33 50 8 86 25 .243 .296 .339 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 PHI 24 123 517 477 79 146 30 21 6 236 31 32 9 91 29 .306 .360 .495 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 PHI 25 132 652 595 145 219 35 18 19 347 47 20 10 146 37 .368 .423 .583 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 PHI 26 116 567 495 148 200 39 19 4 289 60 16 7 5 133 21 .404 .475 .584 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 PHI 27 116 578 480 149 194 49 10 11 296 86 31 6 6 106 46 .404 .500 .617 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 PHI 28 123 574 499 131 198 44 17 13 315 62 22 9 4 126 37 .397 .472 .631 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 PHI 29 129 598 530 109 200 40 15 5 285 60 23 3 5 96 26 .377 .444 .538 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 PHI 30 144 640 548 115 183 36 9 4 249 77 29 11 4 92 58 .334 .426 .454 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 PHI 31 146 645 581 135 238 55 9 9 338 55 22 4 5 137 30 .410 .464 .582 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 PHI 32 131 601 539 82 174 32 10 2 232 41 36 7 14 109 16 .323 .378 .430 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 PHI 33 139 621 542 106 192 38 16 8 286 65 60 4 10 108 29 .354 .427 .528 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 WS1 34 123 539 473 103 178 43 14 10 279 62 9 4 0 93 16 .376 .453 .590 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 WS1 35 42 171 156 22 52 11 1 1 68 12 16 2 1 21 3 .333 .388 .436 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career18378400751116002597522186101379474143994541466455.346.411.505.0000.00.00.0

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
1888 PHI MLB 74 303 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 PHI MLB 56 261 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CLP MLB 115 549 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 PHI MLB 128 584 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 PHI MLB 123 517 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 PHI MLB 132 652 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 PHI MLB 116 567 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 PHI MLB 116 578 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 PHI MLB 123 574 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 PHI MLB 129 598 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 PHI MLB 144 640 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 PHI MLB 146 645 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 PHI MLB 131 601 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 PHI MLB 139 621 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 WS1 MLB 123 539 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 WS1 MLB 42 171 .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
1888 PHI MLB 303 40 66 12 2 1 31 12 26 38 .228 .261 .293 .066 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 PHI MLB 261 37 72 13 3 0 27 14 17 19 .293 .333 .370 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CLP MLB 549 107 153 26 13 3 64 24 30 25 .296 .337 .414 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 PHI MLB 584 92 132 19 9 5 86 33 50 25 .243 .296 .339 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 PHI MLB 517 79 146 30 21 6 91 31 32 29 .306 .360 .495 .189 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 PHI MLB 652 145 219 35 18 19 146 47 20 37 .368 .423 .583 .215 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 PHI MLB 567 148 200 39 19 4 133 60 16 21 .404 .475 .584 .180 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 PHI MLB 578 149 194 49 10 11 106 86 31 46 .404 .500 .617 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 PHI MLB 574 131 198 44 17 13 126 62 22 37 .397 .472 .631 .234 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 PHI MLB 598 109 200 40 15 5 96 60 23 26 .377 .444 .538 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 PHI MLB 640 115 183 36 9 4 92 77 29 58 .334 .426 .454 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 PHI MLB 645 135 238 55 9 9 137 55 22 30 .410 .464 .582 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 PHI MLB 601 82 174 32 10 2 109 41 36 16 .323 .378 .430 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 PHI MLB 621 106 192 38 16 8 108 65 60 29 .354 .427 .528 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 WS1 MLB 539 103 178 43 14 10 93 62 9 16 .376 .453 .590 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 WS1 MLB 171 22 52 11 1 1 21 12 16 3 .333 .388 .436 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Injury History

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Ed Delahanty is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-AllJay Jaffe2012-01-04
The Lineup Card: 11 Ballplayers Who Suffered Unusual DemisesBaseball Prospectus2011-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Don't Stop The RockJay Jaffe2011-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Flooded with ChoicesTommy Bennett2010-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: If Hawk, Then RockJay Jaffe2010-07-23
You Can Blog It Up: The 2010 Orioles: One of the Worst Teams of All Time?Steven Goldman2010-06-05
One-Hoppers: Moose Stubing Says HiJay Jaffe2010-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for OutfieldersJay Jaffe2009-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fun With PECOTA Comparables IIISteven Goldman2009-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Rock-y RoadJay Jaffe2008-12-16
You Could Look It Up: Fun with ComparablesSteven Goldman2008-02-25
The Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part OneNate Silver2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Elmer Flick in All of UsSteven Goldman2007-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Bully EndJim Baker2007-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The .400 ClubJim Baker2006-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: LitigationJim Baker2006-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Two, 1937-1940Clay Davenport2005-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Infinity Edition #2Steven Goldman2005-05-04
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2004-09-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2004-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Bescrewed EditionJim Baker2004-07-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)So I have to say I don't quite understand the Raines HOF love around these parts (although I guess better that than more Rice love.) He was a very good player with a couple of great years and he did all the little things yeah yeah, but basically we are talking about seven at best good/great years and a bunch of filler. He was a good basestealer and an onbase threat, but he wasn't a fantastic defender and he didn't have much power despite playing a position where you usually like to see some. That doesn't seem like a HOF shoe in at all, but rather marginal at best. Obv the Hall is filled with many such characters (and a number of well below marginal ones), but is adding one more really something we want to make a big cause celeb over?
(Alex from SF, CA)
Raines had more than a couple of great years. He's one of the top 10 LFs of all time. compares quite favorably to the average HOF LF in terms of his value at his peak and over the course of his career. He was every little bit as valuable as Tony Gwynn both at his peak and over the coursse of his career due to his ability to get on base and to advance himself.

From the JAWS piece I wrote:

"According to JAWS, Raines compares quite favorably to the average Hall of Fame left fielder, breezing past both career and peak benchmarks. By this measure he ranks as the ninth-best left fielder of all time, behind Barry Bonds, Stan Musial, Rickey Henderson, Ted Williams, Pete Rose, Jim O'Rourke, Ed Delahanty, and Carl Yastrzemski--some pretty fair ballplayers. If that sounds crazy, consider that the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract ranked Raines eighth back in 2001, calling him the second-most valuable leadoff hitter in history, behind only Henderson. If you weren't around for it, he was that good. Raines' overall WARP score ranks 81st all-time, 62nd among hitters. His peak score ranks 122nd all-time, 91st among hitters, and his JAWS is 88th all-time, 67th among hitters. If those numbers sound low, consider that the Hall of Fame contains 198 players whose major league careers we can measure via this method (i.e., non Negro-Leaguers or late-career crossovers like Satchel Paige and Monte Irvin), and historical estimates suggest we're witnessing another 30 or so Hall of Famers currently active."

For the rest of the piece please see here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7007 (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5And as we all know, there's nothing that gets a woman going like a discussion of Ed Delahanty. (Jay Jaffe)