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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 5025 .247 .297 .321 .236 8.5
Birth Date11-25-1951
Height5' 9"
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
1973 CHA 21 40 132 117 17 29 2 0 0 31 10 18 1 2 2 10 2 3 .248 .308 .265 .232 3.2 1.6 0.5
1974 CHA 22 154 552 496 55 136 15 3 5 172 28 48 3 2 23 45 3 4 .274 .316 .347 .252 11.4 0.3 1.3
1975 CHA 23 157 662 602 52 159 29 4 3 205 36 48 0 9 15 58 2 4 .264 .301 .341 .241 13.4 6.4 2.1
1976 CHA 24 158 626 562 44 138 18 4 2 170 43 45 2 2 17 52 3 5 .246 .300 .302 .232 1.8 -8.7 -0.8
1977 NYA 25 158 540 477 54 118 18 4 8 168 39 28 1 9 14 49 1 1 .247 .300 .352 .251 11.3 -1.3 1.0
1978 NYA 26 123 415 379 40 92 11 1 5 120 23 24 2 5 6 40 3 1 .243 .286 .317 .230 6.4 5.5 1.3
1979 NYA 27 141 490 431 47 99 14 2 2 123 37 30 1 8 13 32 0 0 .230 .287 .285 .220 1.6 12.3 1.4
1980 NYA 28 141 553 489 57 128 26 2 5 173 48 37 2 5 9 52 0 3 .262 .327 .354 .256 17.5 16.2 3.6
1981 NYA 29 73 258 227 20 54 11 0 7 86 19 17 2 2 8 27 0 1 .238 .300 .379 .262 4.1 -1.4 0.3
1982 NYA 30 59 173 160 11 27 1 1 0 30 8 11 0 1 4 9 0 0 .169 .207 .188 .155 -12.0 2.5 -1.0
1982 TEX 30 46 164 146 16 32 9 0 1 44 13 10 0 2 3 14 0 0 .219 .280 .301 .229 4.1 -0.1 0.4
1983 TEX 31 131 450 417 36 99 15 2 2 124 23 31 1 2 7 34 3 7 .237 .278 .297 .218 -6.2 -9.9 -1.7
1984 KCA 32 11 10 9 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .400 .333 .266 0.1 -0.5 -0.0
Career13925025451245111141692340144932834915491214231729.247.297.321.23656.822.88.5

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
1973 CHA MLB 40 132 .232 .260 .326 .375 .260 .287 103 -3.7 3.5 1.6 1.6 1.2 3.2 0.5 3.2 0.5
1974 CHA MLB 154 552 .252 .259 .320 .371 .261 .294 103 -4.4 14.3 6.6 0.3 -2.2 11.4 1.3 11.4 1.3
1975 CHA MLB 157 662 .241 .255 .321 .376 .260 .279 105 -12.5 17.4 8 6.4 -1.8 13.4 2.1 13.4 2.1
1976 CHA MLB 158 626 .232 .254 .316 .359 .259 .263 100 -16.8 15.8 7.3 -8.7 -4.5 1.8 -0.8 1.8 -0.8
1977 NYA MLB 158 540 .251 .269 .332 .408 .266 .244 98 -4.9 15.1 6.9 -1.3 -1.7 11.3 1.0 11.3 1.0
1978 NYA MLB 123 415 .230 .264 .324 .391 .265 .245 96 -12 10.8 5 5.5 1.5 6.4 1.3 6.4 1.3
1979 NYA MLB 141 490 .220 .268 .331 .407 .266 .238 96 -20.3 13.7 6.3 12.3 0.4 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.4
1980 NYA MLB 141 553 .256 .269 .328 .397 .265 .272 98 -2.5 14.9 6.8 16.2 -2.0 17.5 3.6 17.5 3.6
1981 NYA MLB 73 258 .262 .258 .320 .376 .264 .229 93 0.4 6.5 3 -1.4 -4.1 4.1 0.3 4.1 0.3
1982 NYA MLB 59 173 .155 .274 .333 .419 .273 .180 96 -18.2 4.7 2.1 2.5 0.4 -12.0 -1.0 -12.0 -1.0
1982 TEX MLB 46 164 .229 .258 .320 .394 .262 .226 95 -5.1 4.4 2 -0.1 1.6 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
1983 TEX MLB 131 450 .218 .268 .327 .406 .268 .251 97 -18.8 12.2 5.6 -9.9 -4.3 -6.2 -1.7 -6.2 -1.7
1984 KCA MLB 11 10 .266 .247 .322 .383 .259 .429 99 0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
1984 COH AAA 17 66 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 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
1973 CHA MLB 132 17 29 2 0 0 10 10 18 2 3 .248 .308 .265 .017 .232 3.2 1.6 0.5
1974 CHA MLB 552 55 136 15 3 5 45 28 48 3 4 .274 .316 .347 .073 .252 11.4 0.3 1.3
1975 CHA MLB 662 52 159 29 4 3 58 36 48 2 4 .264 .301 .341 .076 .241 13.4 6.4 2.1
1976 CHA MLB 626 44 138 18 4 2 52 43 45 3 5 .246 .300 .302 .057 .232 1.8 -8.7 -0.8
1977 NYA MLB 540 54 118 18 4 8 49 39 28 1 1 .247 .300 .352 .105 .251 11.3 -1.3 1.0
1978 NYA MLB 415 40 92 11 1 5 40 23 24 3 1 .243 .286 .317 .074 .230 6.4 5.5 1.3
1979 NYA MLB 490 47 99 14 2 2 32 37 30 0 0 .230 .287 .285 .056 .220 1.6 12.3 1.4
1980 NYA MLB 553 57 128 26 2 5 52 48 37 0 3 .262 .327 .354 .092 .256 17.5 16.2 3.6
1981 NYA MLB 258 20 54 11 0 7 27 19 17 0 1 .238 .300 .379 .141 .262 4.1 -1.4 0.3
1982 TEX MLB 164 16 32 9 0 1 14 13 10 0 0 .219 .280 .301 .082 .229 4.1 -0.1 0.4
1982 NYA MLB 173 11 27 1 1 0 9 8 11 0 0 .169 .207 .188 .019 .155 -12.0 2.5 -1.0
1983 TEX MLB 450 36 99 15 2 2 34 23 31 3 7 .237 .278 .297 .060 .218 -6.2 -9.9 -1.7
1984 COH AAA 66 4 15 1 0 1 5 1 6 0 0 .250 .266 .317 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 KCA MLB 10 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .333 .400 .333 .000 .266 0.1 -0.5 -0.0

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
1981-09-01 1981-10-03 15-DL 32 28 - Hand Surgery Fracture - -
1980-06-15 1980-06-30 15-DL 15 14 - Wrist Sprain - -
1978-07-09 1978-07-31 15-DL 22 20 - Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1978-06-20 1978-07-02 DTD 12 12 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball's Biggest Coaching BiasGabe Kapler2013-08-27
The Lineup Card: 9 Favorite Extra-Inning GamesBaseball Prospectus2013-06-12
Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League ManagersJonathan Bernstein2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part IJay Jaffe2012-04-13
Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Yankees' Virgin SpringJay Jaffe2011-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Donnie ManagerJohn Perrotto2011-03-21
Wezen-Ball: BP Odds & EndsLarry Granillo2011-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and RoenickeChristina Kahrl2011-02-10
Prospectus Q&A: Ken Burns David Laurila2010-09-27
You Can Blog It Up: The Surly, Hung-Over Billy Martin All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-08
You Can Blog It Up: The Happy, Happy Chuck Tanner All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-29
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World SeriesSteven Goldman2010-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOne-Hoppers: Brendan Ryan AfieldChristina Kahrl2010-03-18
Prospectus Idol Entry: Kniker Interview TranscriptTim Kniker2009-07-05
Prospectus Idol Entry: Are Offensive Shortstops Becoming Toxic Sub-Prime Mortgages and Other Evolutionary Trends in Baseball PositionsTim Kniker2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessCaptain, Oh Captain: Prestige, D, and Derek JeterChristina Kahrl2009-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 2Steven Goldman2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 2Clay Davenport2008-08-28
Prospectus Today: A Swan Song on Sacred Ground.Joe Sheehan2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Thursday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the SequelDan Fox2008-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Greatest Pennant Race ComebacksNate Silver2007-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: LCS, Day FourJoe Sheehan2006-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: More on EloNate Silver2006-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: More on RobertsWill Carroll2005-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: ExceptionsJim Baker2004-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Greatest Show on EarthJoe Sheehan2003-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessGetting PADE: Improving on Defensive EfficiencyJames Click2003-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Chicago Cubs vs. Florida MarlinsChristina Kahrl2003-10-07
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Playoff Tiebreakers but Were Afraid to Ask: Breaking Down the ScenariosChristian Ruzich2003-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Rejoice, Rob and Rany, RejoiceJoe Sheehan2002-04-30


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: "The Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996." Roy Smalley, Jr. was a fairly potent offensive shortstop in '82 and '83, though he faded quickly. The Yanks' decision to trade for him, I thought was a good one, though it didn't work out - sort of shortstop version of the Javier Vasquez trade - great idea, bad outcome.
(RHughes from NJ)
That's true. The Yankees failed to realize that injuries had pretty much stripped Smalley of whatever range he might have had, with the result that though he was about twice the hitter that Bucky Dent was (well, to be fair, Bucky was done, so Smalley was infinitely better), he looked very poor in comparison on defense. The only thing that gets me about that trade is that they gave up Greg Gagne, who wasn't Honus Wagner, but they certainly oculd have used him a couple of years down the line. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Or he may want to take some tips from Bucky Dent. (Steph Bee)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff Gamesdianagramr (NYC): OK .... here's some fun fact to make you all feel old(er). 30 years ago today, Bucky Dent hit THAT homerun.

And that's about all Yankees fans have right now. How weird is it for them to not be playing right now? (Kevin Goldstein)