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Portrait of Mickey Hatcher

Mickey Hatcher LFTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3607 .280 .313 .377 .250 6.6
Birth Date3-15-1955
Height6' 2"
Weight200 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
1979 LAN 24 33 102 93 9 25 4 1 1 34 7 12 1 0 1 5 1 3 .269 .327 .366 .240 0.7 1.7 0.2
1980 LAN 25 57 90 84 4 19 2 0 1 24 2 12 0 0 4 5 0 2 .226 .244 .286 .171 -5.2 -0.0 -0.6
1981 MIN 26 99 402 377 36 96 23 2 3 132 15 29 2 3 5 37 3 1 .255 .285 .350 .238 -1.3 -3.3 -0.5
1982 MIN 27 84 286 277 23 69 13 2 3 95 8 27 0 1 0 26 0 2 .249 .269 .343 .204 -14.5 -3.7 -1.9
1983 MIN 28 106 395 375 50 119 15 3 9 167 14 19 1 2 3 47 2 0 .317 .342 .445 .273 15.0 5.7 2.2
1984 MIN 29 152 624 576 61 174 35 5 5 234 37 34 2 8 1 69 0 1 .302 .342 .406 .268 16.1 15.8 3.4
1985 MIN 30 116 467 444 46 125 28 0 3 162 16 23 2 2 3 49 0 0 .282 .308 .365 .233 -0.5 9.4 0.9
1986 MIN 31 115 340 317 40 88 13 3 3 116 19 26 0 4 0 32 2 1 .278 .315 .366 .247 4.4 -2.7 0.2
1987 LAN 32 101 314 287 27 81 19 1 7 123 20 19 1 3 3 42 2 3 .282 .328 .429 .277 15.8 1.4 1.7
1988 LAN 33 88 202 191 22 56 8 0 1 67 7 7 2 2 0 25 0 0 .293 .322 .351 .260 7.9 -1.2 0.7
1989 LAN 34 94 244 224 18 66 9 2 2 85 13 16 1 6 0 25 1 2 .295 .328 .379 .290 9.5 -1.1 0.9
1990 LAN 35 85 141 132 12 28 3 1 0 33 6 22 1 2 0 13 0 0 .212 .248 .250 .202 -5.4 -1.6 -0.8
Career113036073377348946172203812721642461333203751115.280.313.377.25042.420.36.6

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
1978 SAN AA 83 354 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1978 ABQ AAA 41 165 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 LAN MLB 33 102 .240 .254 .319 .382 .255 .300 98 -2.1 2.9 -0.5 1.7 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.7 0.2
1979 ABQ AAA 103 450 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .386 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 LAN MLB 57 90 .171 .254 .311 .365 .250 .254 97 -8 2.4 -0.2 -0.0 -1.5 -5.2 -0.6 -5.2 -0.6
1980 ABQ AAA 43 190 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 MIN MLB 99 402 .238 .254 .315 .374 .261 .267 100 -8.2 10.2 0.3 -3.3 1.3 -1.3 -0.5 -1.3 -0.5
1982 MIN MLB 84 286 .204 .263 .324 .395 .265 .266 104 -16 7.7 -2.9 -3.7 -2.9 -14.5 -1.9 -14.5 -1.9
1983 MIN MLB 106 395 .273 .265 .322 .395 .263 .315 107 5.2 10.7 -4.9 5.7 1.5 15.0 2.2 15.0 2.2
1984 MIN MLB 152 624 .268 .263 .322 .397 .265 .310 99 5.1 16.7 -6.3 15.8 0.0 16.1 3.4 16.1 3.4
1985 MIN MLB 116 467 .233 .263 .327 .408 .269 .290 101 -12.8 12.7 -3.7 9.4 2.1 -0.5 0.9 -0.5 0.9
1986 MIN MLB 115 340 .247 .257 .324 .396 .262 .291 107 -4.6 9.4 -3.9 -2.7 1.5 4.4 0.2 4.4 0.2
1987 LAN MLB 101 314 .277 .261 .326 .405 .257 .280 91 5.6 9.3 -1.7 1.4 2.3 15.8 1.7 15.8 1.7
1988 LAN MLB 88 202 .260 .245 .303 .360 .251 .297 97 0 5.3 -1.8 -1.2 1.3 7.9 0.7 7.9 0.7
1989 LAN MLB 94 244 .290 .249 .308 .371 .256 .302 96 7.1 6.4 -1 -1.1 -2.3 11.0 1.1 9.5 0.9
1990 LAN MLB 85 141 .202 .260 .320 .389 .260 .250 99 -8.1 3.8 -0.7 -1.6 0.4 -5.4 -0.8 -5.4 -0.8
1991 ABQ AAA 17 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .190 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
1978 ABQ AAA 165 25 51 11 5 7 39 7 15 7 1 .329 .362 .600 .271 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1978 SAN AA 354 60 111 12 6 8 62 18 30 12 5 .332 .368 .476 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 LAN MLB 102 9 25 4 1 1 5 7 12 1 3 .269 .327 .366 .097 .240 0.7 1.7 0.2
1979 ABQ AAA 450 88 156 29 12 10 93 24 32 16 9 .371 .407 .569 .198 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 LAN MLB 90 4 19 2 0 1 5 2 12 0 2 .226 .244 .286 .060 .171 -5.2 -0.0 -0.6
1980 ABQ AAA 190 28 65 7 2 7 40 5 11 4 2 .359 .380 .536 .177 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 MIN MLB 402 36 96 23 2 3 37 15 29 3 1 .255 .285 .350 .095 .238 -1.3 -3.3 -0.5
1982 MIN MLB 286 23 69 13 2 3 26 8 27 0 2 .249 .269 .343 .094 .204 -14.5 -3.7 -1.9
1983 MIN MLB 395 50 119 15 3 9 47 14 19 2 0 .317 .342 .445 .128 .273 15.0 5.7 2.2
1984 MIN MLB 624 61 174 35 5 5 69 37 34 0 1 .302 .342 .406 .104 .268 16.1 15.8 3.4
1985 MIN MLB 467 46 125 28 0 3 49 16 23 0 0 .282 .308 .365 .083 .233 -0.5 9.4 0.9
1986 MIN MLB 340 40 88 13 3 3 32 19 26 2 1 .278 .315 .366 .088 .247 4.4 -2.7 0.2
1987 LAN MLB 314 27 81 19 1 7 42 20 19 2 3 .282 .328 .429 .146 .277 15.8 1.4 1.7
1988 LAN MLB 202 22 56 8 0 1 25 7 7 0 0 .293 .322 .351 .058 .260 7.9 -1.2 0.7
1989 LAN MLB 244 18 66 9 2 2 25 13 16 1 2 .295 .328 .379 .085 .290 9.5 -1.1 0.9
1990 LAN MLB 141 12 28 3 1 0 13 6 22 0 0 .212 .248 .250 .038 .202 -5.4 -1.6 -0.8
1991 ABQ AAA 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .160 .222 .160 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 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
1989-08-06 1989-08-22 15-DL 16 14 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1989-06-04 1989-06-20 15-DL 16 16 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1988-07-07 1988-07-22 15-DL 15 13 - Not Disclosed - -
1985-07-10 1985-07-26 15-DL 16 13 - Low Back Strain - -
1983-06-21 1983-07-08 17 13 - Shoulder Contusion - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: Jeff Keppinger Finally Works a Walk, and a Disar Awards UpdateBen Lindbergh2013-05-17
The Lineup Card: 9 Off-Season Moves That Excited Us Most as KidsBaseball Prospectus2012-11-28
Inside The Park Blog: Inside The Park: Marlins at RaysJason Collette2012-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Winning FormulaJohn Perrotto2012-05-17
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 16Daniel Rathman2012-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessManufactured Runs: The Angels, Albert Pujols, and the Politician's FallacyColin Wyers2012-05-16
Prospectus Q&A: Ron RoenickeDavid Laurila2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three, Red Sox versus AngelsDavid Laurila2009-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Odds and EndsChristina Kahrl2009-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Free Agent DragnetJoe Sheehan2008-12-23
Transaction of the Day: Teixeira Two-StepChristina Kahrl2008-07-30
The Week in Quotes: March 2-9Alex Carnevale2008-03-10
The Week in Quotes: June 25-July 1Alex Carnevale2007-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Can Win the World SeriesRich Lederer2007-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
Playoff Prospectus: ALCS PreviewChristina Kahrl2006-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Quantifying the ComebackDan Fox2006-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-25Christina Kahrl2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2005-12-16
Unlikely Heroes, Past and Present: From No-Name to Nightly NewsBaseball Prospectus2004-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Hoagy Carmichael's Rockin' Chair EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-07
Prospectus Q&A: Fred ClaireJonah Keri2004-03-31
Playoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland AthleticsGary Huckabay2003-10-01
The Week in Quotes: March 18-31Derek Zumsteg2002-04-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can you explain to me why the Angels have handled Brandon Wood the way they have? Calling him up to sit on the bench? Are you at all impressed by his recent lack of Ks?
(Gray from Chicago)
I think part of the problem is identifying what Wood is--there was a point when people could reasonable see the new Troy Glaus or something, when we might instead have the new Kelly Gruber or, if he stays at short, Jose Hernandez. That's a much different proposition, especially on a team that these days is far more easily impressed by the slappy aggression and basepaths violence of an Erick Aybar. A long swing is a terrible thing to have on the bench, though, since it's almost certain to go stale; if Wood's going to be up, he needs to play, and if avoiding strikeouts for some short stretch is the only way for him to get Mickey Hatcher's imprimatur, so be it. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Nationals have many, many problems, but one seems to be Lenny Harris, whose biggest accomplishment as hitting coach seems to be convincing Wily Mo Pena that a low average without power is preferable to a low average with power. Obviously, there are calls for Lenny to be kicked to the curb, like, now. What's your take on how influential/positive/negative a force a hitting coach can be?
(Shaved Youppi Lincoln Freak from DC)
I will always take questions from "Shaved Youppi Lincoln Freak." I LOVE that. Please come out the next time I'm in DC doing a signing at Politics & Prose - the first coffee is on me. The impact of hitting coaches varies by club and situation, but clearly they can be quite influential, as a generation of Royals and White Sox doing helicopter swings will attest (have those completely vanished from the game now?). We also see Mickey Hatcher with the Angels, who was a low OBP contact hitter who seems to train a lot of low-OBP contact hitters. Just yesterday, Matt Stairs was criticizing the departing hitting coach of the Jays. I don't think the coach can ever shoulder the full blame for a team's problems, but he hasn't helped and a change might be beneficial. (Steven Goldman)


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