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Portrait of Phil Garner

Phil Garner 2BAstros

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 6860 .260 .323 .389 .262 25.6
Birth Date4-30-1949
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
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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
1973 OAK 24 9 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .004 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1
1974 OAK 25 30 30 28 4 5 1 0 0 6 1 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 .179 .207 .214 .193 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
1975 OAK 26 160 547 488 46 120 21 5 6 169 30 65 5 3 21 54 4 6 .246 .295 .346 .234 -3.3 8.2 0.5
1976 OAK 27 159 603 555 54 145 29 12 8 222 36 71 2 4 6 74 35 13 .261 .307 .400 .269 16.3 -15.6 0.1
1977 PIT 28 153 651 585 99 152 35 10 17 258 55 65 2 2 7 77 32 9 .260 .325 .441 .264 32.2 -0.9 3.2
1978 PIT 29 154 609 528 66 138 25 9 10 211 66 71 5 7 3 66 27 14 .261 .345 .400 .272 17.6 4.5 2.4
1979 PIT 30 150 612 549 76 161 32 8 11 242 55 74 3 3 2 59 17 8 .293 .359 .441 .276 35.3 9.1 4.6
1980 PIT 31 151 610 548 62 142 27 6 5 196 46 53 2 7 7 58 32 7 .259 .315 .358 .244 12.3 17.6 3.2
1981 HOU 32 31 133 113 13 27 3 1 0 32 15 11 0 1 4 6 6 2 .239 .326 .283 .246 -0.1 1.9 0.2
1981 PIT 32 56 207 181 22 46 6 2 1 59 21 21 0 3 2 20 4 6 .254 .327 .326 .250 3.5 -2.3 0.1
1982 HOU 33 155 638 588 65 161 33 8 13 249 40 92 3 7 0 83 24 13 .274 .320 .423 .276 23.5 -1.6 2.3
1983 HOU 34 154 644 567 76 135 24 2 14 205 63 84 5 6 3 79 18 12 .238 .317 .362 .262 22.6 -1.8 2.2
1984 HOU 35 128 430 374 60 104 17 6 4 145 43 63 4 4 5 45 3 2 .278 .355 .388 .283 28.0 4.7 3.5
1985 HOU 36 135 505 463 65 124 23 10 6 185 34 72 2 5 1 51 4 4 .268 .317 .400 .268 23.2 -7.2 1.7
1986 HOU 37 107 347 313 43 83 14 3 9 130 30 45 1 3 0 41 12 6 .265 .329 .415 .274 16.5 0.8 1.8
1987 HOU 38 43 124 112 15 25 5 0 3 39 8 20 0 3 1 15 1 0 .223 .268 .348 .225 1.0 1.1 0.2
1987 LAN 38 70 151 126 14 24 4 0 2 34 20 24 0 1 4 8 5 1 .190 .299 .270 .204 -4.7 2.6 -0.2
1988 SFN 39 15 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .154 .214 .154 .203 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
Career1860686061367801594299821092384564842345967738225105.260.323.389.262221.620.925.6

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 OAK MLB 9 5 .004 .267 .341 .390 .274 .000 102 -1.3 0.1 0 -0.2 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1974 OAK MLB 30 30 .193 .275 .350 .396 .281 .217 96 -1.9 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1975 OAK MLB 160 547 .234 .259 .326 .382 .263 .271 96 -14.1 14.4 -0.7 8.2 1.4 -3.3 0.5 -3.3 0.5
1976 OAK MLB 159 603 .269 .253 .316 .358 .259 .285 96 5.4 15.2 -0.7 -15.6 -1.4 16.3 0.1 16.3 0.1
1977 PIT MLB 153 651 .264 .262 .324 .394 .257 .267 104 2.4 18.2 1.6 -0.9 8.8 32.2 3.2 32.2 3.2
1978 PIT MLB 154 609 .272 .256 .319 .375 .258 .282 104 6.8 15.8 0.8 4.5 -1.7 17.6 2.4 17.6 2.4
1979 PIT MLB 150 612 .276 .261 .322 .387 .255 .321 104 10.1 17.1 1.1 9.1 1.2 35.3 4.6 35.3 4.6
1980 PIT MLB 151 610 .244 .259 .316 .374 .254 .276 103 -10 16.4 -0.7 17.6 5.6 12.3 3.2 12.3 3.2
1981 HOU MLB 31 133 .246 .251 .312 .349 .255 .262 93 -1.7 3.4 -0.2 1.9 -0.7 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2
1981 PIT MLB 56 207 .250 .258 .317 .367 .260 .278 105 -1.9 5.2 -0.2 -2.3 1.5 3.5 0.1 3.5 0.1
1982 HOU MLB 155 638 .276 .259 .315 .379 .255 .302 93 10.4 17.2 -0.4 -1.6 -3.2 23.5 2.3 23.5 2.3
1983 HOU MLB 154 644 .262 .257 .318 .380 .257 .255 96 1.4 17.5 2.4 -1.8 1.1 22.6 2.2 22.6 2.2
1984 HOU MLB 128 430 .283 .257 .318 .375 .258 .322 90 9.8 11.5 1 4.7 7.1 28.0 3.5 28.0 3.5
1985 HOU MLB 135 505 .268 .251 .315 .373 .254 .303 90 4.2 13.8 1.6 -7.2 0.8 23.2 1.7 23.2 1.7
1986 HOU MLB 107 347 .274 .258 .320 .386 .257 .282 94 4.8 9.6 1.1 0.8 0.5 16.5 1.8 16.5 1.8
1987 HOU MLB 43 124 .225 .263 .330 .410 .261 .239 93 -4.6 3.7 0.5 1.1 0.8 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2
1987 LAN MLB 70 151 .204 .258 .321 .396 .254 .218 90 -9.1 4.5 0.5 2.6 -0.1 -4.7 -0.2 -4.7 -0.2
1988 SFN MLB 15 14 .203 .226 .288 .320 .235 .200 96 -0.8 0.4 0 -0.0 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1988 PHX AAA 17 50 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 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 OAK MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .004 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1
1974 OAK MLB 30 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 5 1 1 .179 .207 .214 .036 .193 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
1975 OAK MLB 547 46 120 21 5 6 54 30 65 4 6 .246 .295 .346 .100 .234 -3.3 8.2 0.5
1976 OAK MLB 603 54 145 29 12 8 74 36 71 35 13 .261 .307 .400 .139 .269 16.3 -15.6 0.1
1977 PIT MLB 651 99 152 35 10 17 77 55 65 32 9 .260 .325 .441 .181 .264 32.2 -0.9 3.2
1978 PIT MLB 609 66 138 25 9 10 66 66 71 27 14 .261 .345 .400 .138 .272 17.6 4.5 2.4
1979 PIT MLB 612 76 161 32 8 11 59 55 74 17 8 .293 .359 .441 .148 .276 35.3 9.1 4.6
1980 PIT MLB 610 62 142 27 6 5 58 46 53 32 7 .259 .315 .358 .099 .244 12.3 17.6 3.2
1981 HOU MLB 133 13 27 3 1 0 6 15 11 6 2 .239 .326 .283 .044 .246 -0.1 1.9 0.2
1981 PIT MLB 207 22 46 6 2 1 20 21 21 4 6 .254 .327 .326 .072 .250 3.5 -2.3 0.1
1982 HOU MLB 638 65 161 33 8 13 83 40 92 24 13 .274 .320 .423 .150 .276 23.5 -1.6 2.3
1983 HOU MLB 644 76 135 24 2 14 79 63 84 18 12 .238 .317 .362 .123 .262 22.6 -1.8 2.2
1984 HOU MLB 430 60 104 17 6 4 45 43 63 3 2 .278 .355 .388 .110 .283 28.0 4.7 3.5
1985 HOU MLB 505 65 124 23 10 6 51 34 72 4 4 .268 .317 .400 .132 .268 23.2 -7.2 1.7
1986 HOU MLB 347 43 83 14 3 9 41 30 45 12 6 .265 .329 .415 .150 .274 16.5 0.8 1.8
1987 LAN MLB 151 14 24 4 0 2 8 20 24 5 1 .190 .299 .270 .079 .204 -4.7 2.6 -0.2
1987 HOU MLB 124 15 25 5 0 3 15 8 20 1 0 .223 .268 .348 .125 .225 1.0 1.1 0.2
1988 PHX AAA 50 5 12 2 1 1 5 4 4 0 1 .267 .340 .422 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SFN MLB 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 .154 .214 .154 .000 .203 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1

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
1988-04-13 1988-09-03 143 126 - Low Back Strain - -
1981-04-09 1981-04-25 15-DL 16 9 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Scar Tissue 1981-04-03 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 yr/$2.5M (05-06)+07 extn+08 extn

Details
  • fired 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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why do the Astros need to interview10 prospective managers? Isn't this the same silliness that GM Ed Wade did in Philly?
(Bill from Galveston)
It strikes me as a little strange in terms of the sheer numbers, but on the other hand, it's an important decision, and I'd want every GM to be able to pick someone he feels he can work with. I know that I'd love to see Manny Acta get another chance, but I guess I find it amusing that Phil Garner's under consideration as well. What would that represent for Drayton McLane (and Tal Smith) and Scrap Iron, some sort of a soft-fried mellow echo of Billy and George from the '70s? (Christina Kahrl)


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