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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 5715 .249 .340 .446 .284 27.2
Birth Date11-29-1960
Height5' 11"
Weight178 lbs
BatsB
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
1982 DET 21 54 173 155 23 49 5 0 4 66 16 30 1 0 1 14 7 4 .316 .384 .426 .293 10.1 -3.0 0.8
1983 DET 22 27 74 66 11 14 0 0 3 23 7 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 .212 .297 .348 .232 1.4 0.1 0.2
1984 DET 23 116 402 355 43 88 14 1 12 140 40 67 1 2 4 50 10 6 .248 .324 .394 .262 13.7 -4.8 1.0
1985 NYN 24 126 428 389 38 94 18 4 11 153 34 78 0 4 1 46 6 4 .242 .300 .393 .256 13.2 -4.9 0.9
1986 NYN 25 88 253 220 30 54 14 0 10 98 31 64 1 0 1 39 8 1 .245 .341 .445 .276 14.5 -0.2 1.5
1987 NYN 26 157 645 554 93 147 22 1 36 279 83 113 5 3 0 99 32 10 .265 .364 .504 .300 49.0 -5.2 4.3
1988 NYN 27 148 594 495 85 114 21 1 24 209 86 104 3 8 2 68 23 7 .230 .343 .422 .290 38.7 -12.9 2.8
1989 NYN 28 153 655 571 104 164 41 3 36 319 77 126 1 6 0 101 41 8 .287 .369 .559 .337 73.3 -21.1 5.7
1990 NYN 29 154 668 590 89 144 37 3 23 256 69 100 0 9 0 90 34 8 .244 .319 .434 .274 34.3 -0.4 3.6
1991 NYN 30 156 658 564 108 146 34 4 38 302 78 120 1 15 0 117 30 16 .259 .342 .535 .315 58.8 -5.3 5.7
1992 NYN 31 100 410 350 48 78 19 0 7 118 55 79 2 3 0 43 22 5 .223 .329 .337 .260 11.2 -11.2 0.0
1993 NYN 32 72 280 235 32 56 8 2 7 89 43 43 0 2 0 26 6 4 .238 .354 .379 .273 13.9 -2.0 1.2
1994 COL 33 93 269 227 30 48 10 2 10 92 39 73 0 3 0 40 11 3 .211 .323 .405 .233 -4.5 0.3 -0.4
1995 CHN 34 87 206 169 26 33 4 1 7 60 34 46 1 2 0 22 1 1 .195 .330 .355 .247 1.5 -1.7 -0.0
Career153157154940760122924722228220469210531757976023177.249.340.446.284329.0-72.327.2

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
1979 LAK A+ 132 540 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 LAK A+ 130 567 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 BIR AA 138 576 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 DET MLB 54 173 .293 .265 .324 .396 .261 .372 99 5.7 4.7 -0.3 -3.0 -1.3 10.1 0.8 10.1 0.8
1982 EVV AAA 98 423 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 DET MLB 27 74 .232 .261 .320 .391 .261 .208 101 -2.1 2.0 0.2 0.1 1.6 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
1983 EVV AAA 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 DET MLB 116 402 .262 .261 .323 .395 .264 .273 96 0.8 10.8 1.2 -4.8 -0.8 13.7 1.0 13.7 1.0
1985 NYN MLB 126 428 .256 .254 .318 .376 .255 .273 93 -1.8 11.6 1.7 -4.9 0.2 13.2 0.9 13.2 0.9
1986 NYN MLB 88 253 .276 .254 .321 .384 .255 .301 97 4.1 7.0 1.7 -0.2 1.6 14.5 1.5 14.5 1.5
1987 NYN MLB 157 645 .300 .260 .326 .407 .257 .272 97 27.6 19.0 3.7 -5.2 -0.2 49.0 4.3 49.0 4.3
1988 NYN MLB 148 594 .290 .252 .310 .369 .256 .240 94 16.8 15.5 3.3 -12.9 4.0 38.7 2.8 38.7 2.8
1989 NYN MLB 153 655 .337 .249 .310 .369 .255 .308 98 48.6 17.1 3.2 -21.1 1.5 73.3 5.7 73.3 5.7
1990 NYN MLB 154 668 .274 .256 .319 .383 .259 .254 98 9.1 17.9 4.8 -0.4 0.3 34.3 3.6 34.3 3.6
1991 NYN MLB 156 658 .315 .250 .313 .371 .255 .257 98 35.9 17.8 1.5 -5.3 2.1 58.8 5.7 58.8 5.7
1992 NYN MLB 100 410 .260 .251 .312 .363 .254 .266 96 0.1 10.6 0.4 -11.2 1.0 11.2 0.0 11.2 0.0
1993 NYN MLB 72 280 .273 .262 .324 .394 .258 .262 96 3.8 8.0 1.1 -2.0 -2.2 13.9 1.2 13.9 1.2
1994 COL MLB 93 269 .233 .267 .331 .416 .257 .259 115 -8.2 8.2 -1.7 0.3 -1.7 -4.5 -0.4 -4.5 -0.4
1995 CHN MLB 87 206 .247 .258 .325 .400 .253 .220 103 -3 6.2 0.1 -1.7 -1.8 1.5 -0.0 1.5 -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
1979 LAK A+ 540 49 107 9 6 3 49 69 85 18 8 .235 .341 .300 .066 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 LAK A+ 567 83 135 28 1 10 69 73 75 31 5 .285 .372 .411 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 BIR AA 576 84 130 28 7 22 83 75 93 19 10 .266 .360 .488 .221 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 DET MLB 173 23 49 5 0 4 14 16 30 7 4 .316 .384 .426 .110 .293 10.1 -3.0 0.8
1982 EVV AAA 423 70 116 16 4 23 67 46 62 35 9 .317 .393 .571 .254 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 EVV AAA 13 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 .222 .462 .333 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 DET MLB 74 11 14 0 0 3 5 7 10 0 0 .212 .297 .348 .136 .232 1.4 0.1 0.2
1984 DET MLB 402 43 88 14 1 12 50 40 67 10 6 .248 .324 .394 .146 .262 13.7 -4.8 1.0
1985 NYN MLB 428 38 94 18 4 11 46 34 78 6 4 .242 .300 .393 .152 .256 13.2 -4.9 0.9
1986 NYN MLB 253 30 54 14 0 10 39 31 64 8 1 .245 .341 .445 .200 .276 14.5 -0.2 1.5
1987 NYN MLB 645 93 147 22 1 36 99 83 113 32 10 .265 .364 .504 .238 .300 49.0 -5.2 4.3
1988 NYN MLB 594 85 114 21 1 24 68 86 104 23 7 .230 .343 .422 .192 .290 38.7 -12.9 2.8
1989 NYN MLB 655 104 164 41 3 36 101 77 126 41 8 .287 .369 .559 .271 .337 73.3 -21.1 5.7
1990 NYN MLB 668 89 144 37 3 23 90 69 100 34 8 .244 .319 .434 .190 .274 34.3 -0.4 3.6
1991 NYN MLB 658 108 146 34 4 38 117 78 120 30 16 .259 .342 .535 .277 .315 58.8 -5.3 5.7
1992 NYN MLB 410 48 78 19 0 7 43 55 79 22 5 .223 .329 .337 .114 .260 11.2 -11.2 0.0
1993 NYN MLB 280 32 56 8 2 7 26 43 43 6 4 .238 .354 .379 .140 .273 13.9 -2.0 1.2
1994 COL MLB 269 30 48 10 2 10 40 39 73 11 3 .211 .323 .405 .194 .233 -4.5 0.3 -0.4
1995 CHN MLB 206 26 33 4 1 7 22 34 46 1 1 .195 .330 .355 .160 .247 1.5 -1.7 -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
1990-10-20 1990-10-20 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 1990-10-20 -
1986-06-01 1986-06-23 22 22 Right Foot Fracture Hairline - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: If You Found Daniel Murphy Under Your Bed, Would You Pull Him Out or Put Him Back?Steven Goldman2011-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Davey Johnson: Man, Beast, or Cheese? Chris St. John2011-07-07
The Week in Quotes: June 6-12Alex Carnevale2011-06-13
The BP Broadside: Questions, Predictions, Worries, Distractions, and Other Mysteries of Opening Day, National LeagueSteven Goldman2011-03-31
BP Unfiltered: Don't Frack with DeJesusChristina Kahrl2010-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: LCS Day Three RecapChristina Kahrl2010-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Retooling on the FlyJohn Perrotto2010-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Carlos Guillen ClubBen Lindbergh2010-06-17
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: Stan Hack for the Hall of FameSteven Goldman2010-05-25
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Controversies #18Steven Goldman2010-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2Steven Goldman2010-02-21
The Week in Quotes: January 25-31Alex Carnevale2010-02-01
You Could Look It Up: First-Base HorrorsSteven Goldman2010-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapupJohn Perrotto2009-09-20
The Week in Quotes: June 15-21Alex Carnevale2009-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Bronx Breakdowns and ReboundsJohn Perrotto2008-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown CasesJay Jaffe2008-04-30
Schrodinger's Bat: Defense and Pitch ClassificationDan Fox2008-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
Prospectus Today: LineupologyJoe Sheehan2008-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: VORP LeadersJim Baker2007-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Blowing Hot and ColdJim Baker2007-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline DayChristina Kahrl2007-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: PrejudicesSteven Goldman2004-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part IV: Stop Making SenseSteven Goldman2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe A-Rod/Jeter Defense Dilemma: Shortstops' Moves to Third BaseJames Click2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part I: Sparky Was WatchingSteven Goldman2004-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: New CausesJoe Sheehan2003-04-04


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you find it funny that a team can just have an historically weak position, transcending eras, ERAs, team ownership, management, POTUSes, ... Off the top of your head, what are likely to be the worst positions you can think of--Tigers catchers? Mariners SSes? Jays 3B?
(Wade from TX)
Do you mean now, or historically? The really famous ones are the long droughts the White Sox and Mets had at third base, with the Sox going from Willie Kamm to Robin Ventura with only a couple of decent Bill Melton years in the middle. The Mets basically went from 1962 to Howard Johnson before they got anything great from their third basemen--although Wayne Garrett had a couple of decent seasons if you consider park and league context. And of course, the Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996, except for whenever Casey Stengel played Gil McDougald over there... (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wouldn't using ARod to back up Jeter just cause the opposite problem? How do you put Cap'n Jeets back out there when the pitchers performed so much better in his abscence?
(Hokieball from DC)
'Cause a few years have passed by for A-Rod now, and I think it likely that he's not what he used to be at the position either. This seemed particularly obvious last year when he was heavier and a little more sluggish and had trouble at third. My main point is that you can endure almost anything for a few innings or a single game... Similar idea: Davy Johnson starting Howard Johnson or Kevin Mitchell(!) at shortstop when Sid Fernandez was pitching. Sid was such an extreme flyball pitcher that there were going to be less than five grounders all day (and sometimes none). Who cared who the infielders were? (Steven Goldman)


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