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Portrait of David Justice

David Justice RFBraves

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 6601 .279 .378 .500 .299 36.1
Birth Date4-14-1966
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1989 ATL 23 16 56 51 7 12 3 0 1 18 3 9 1 0 1 3 2 1 .235 .291 .353 .229 -0.7 -1.0 -0.2
1990 ATL 24 127 504 439 76 124 23 2 28 235 64 92 0 1 0 78 11 6 .282 .373 .535 .312 27.3 -10.4 1.8
1991 ATL 25 109 469 396 67 109 25 1 21 199 65 81 3 5 0 87 8 8 .275 .377 .503 .311 28.0 -2.6 2.7
1992 ATL 26 144 571 484 78 124 19 5 21 216 79 85 2 6 0 72 2 4 .256 .359 .446 .294 31.4 7.8 4.3
1993 ATL 27 157 670 585 90 158 15 4 40 301 78 90 3 4 0 120 3 5 .270 .357 .515 .297 36.2 5.6 4.2
1994 ATL 28 104 424 352 61 110 16 2 19 187 69 45 2 1 0 59 2 4 .312 .427 .531 .322 30.9 3.4 3.3
1995 ATL 29 120 491 411 73 104 17 2 24 197 73 68 2 5 0 78 4 2 .253 .365 .479 .296 30.6 4.0 3.4
1996 ATL 30 40 164 140 23 45 9 0 6 72 21 22 1 2 0 25 1 1 .321 .409 .514 .322 13.8 3.9 1.7
1997 CLE 31 139 582 495 84 163 31 1 33 295 80 79 0 7 0 101 3 5 .329 .418 .596 .336 51.4 -6.8 4.4
1998 CLE 32 146 625 540 94 151 39 2 21 257 76 98 0 9 0 88 9 3 .280 .363 .476 .285 23.0 0.2 2.3
1999 CLE 33 133 530 429 75 123 18 0 21 204 94 90 2 5 0 88 1 3 .287 .413 .476 .292 28.3 -4.1 2.3
2000 CLE 34 68 288 249 46 66 14 1 21 145 38 49 0 1 0 58 1 1 .265 .361 .582 .290 10.7 -0.6 1.0
2000 NYA 34 78 317 275 43 84 17 0 20 161 39 42 1 2 0 60 1 0 .305 .391 .585 .319 25.6 5.1 2.9
2001 NYA 35 111 439 381 58 92 16 1 18 164 54 83 0 4 0 51 1 2 .241 .333 .430 .263 5.8 1.5 0.7
2002 OAK 36 118 471 398 54 106 18 3 11 163 70 66 1 2 0 49 4 1 .266 .376 .410 .278 14.0 0.4 1.5
Career16106601562592915712802430528149039991854110175346.279.378.500.299356.46.336.1

Advanced

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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
1985 PUL Rk 66 249 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SUM A 61 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 DUR A+ 67 284 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 GRN AA 93 405 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 GRN AA 58 237 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 RIC AAA 70 275 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ATL MLB 16 56 .229 .242 .303 .357 .249 .268 101 -1.7 1.5 -0.5 -1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2
1989 RIC AAA 115 457 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 ATL MLB 127 504 .312 .254 .314 .381 .258 .300 106 26.2 13.5 -6.8 -10.4 -4.5 27.3 1.8 27.3 1.8
1990 RIC AAA 12 52 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 ATL MLB 109 469 .311 .249 .315 .374 .257 .294 106 23.9 12.7 -4.7 -2.6 -1.1 28.0 2.7 28.0 2.7
1991 MCN A 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 ATL MLB 144 571 .294 .252 .312 .372 .256 .268 102 18.6 14.8 -5.4 7.8 0.2 31.4 4.3 31.4 4.3
1993 ATL MLB 157 670 .297 .266 .325 .404 .259 .257 101 26.5 19.2 -7.1 5.6 -0.4 36.2 4.2 36.2 4.2
1994 ATL MLB 104 424 .322 .269 .332 .420 .257 .315 102 29.4 12.9 -4.7 3.4 -4.6 30.9 3.3 30.9 3.3
1995 ATL MLB 120 491 .296 .267 .333 .414 .258 .247 99 19.5 14.7 -5.4 4.0 -0.5 30.6 3.4 30.6 3.4
1996 ATL MLB 40 164 .322 .269 .332 .431 .261 .342 95 11.7 5.1 -1.9 3.9 -0.5 13.8 1.7 13.8 1.7
1997 CLE MLB 139 582 .336 .275 .345 .437 .270 .333 97 48.6 16.0 -7.2 -6.8 -5.4 51.4 4.4 51.4 4.4
1998 CLE MLB 146 625 .285 .272 .337 .432 .266 .302 102 17.2 17.0 -10.8 0.2 -0.2 23.0 2.3 23.0 2.3
1999 CLE MLB 133 530 .292 .273 .344 .434 .263 .316 105 19.8 14.8 -5.9 -4.1 -4.3 28.3 2.3 28.3 2.3
2000 CLE MLB 68 288 .290 .277 .346 .443 .264 .250 98 10.3 8.2 -3.6 -0.6 -3.1 10.7 1.0 10.7 1.0
2000 NYA MLB 78 317 .319 .275 .346 .445 .265 .298 92 22.2 9.0 -3.6 5.1 -1.3 25.6 2.9 25.6 2.9
2001 NYA MLB 111 439 .263 .261 .328 .417 .259 .261 96 1.3 12.0 -7.4 1.5 1.0 5.8 0.7 5.8 0.7
2001 NRW AA 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OAK MLB 118 471 .278 .263 .330 .424 .263 .294 95 9.3 12.6 -5.4 0.4 0.2 14.0 1.5 14.0 1.5

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
1985 PUL Rk 249 39 50 8 0 10 46 40 30 0 1 .245 .369 .431 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 DUR A+ 284 47 64 9 1 12 44 46 24 2 4 .279 .413 .485 .205 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SUM A 280 48 66 16 0 10 61 48 28 10 2 .300 .436 .509 .209 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 GRN AA 405 38 79 12 4 6 40 53 48 3 2 .227 .328 .336 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 RIC AAA 275 27 46 9 1 8 3 39 55 4 3 .203 .317 .357 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 GRN AA 237 34 55 13 1 9 37 36 43 6 2 .278 .394 .490 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 RIC AAA 457 47 102 24 3 12 58 59 66 12 8 .261 .361 .430 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ATL MLB 56 7 12 3 0 1 3 3 9 2 1 .235 .291 .353 .118 .229 -0.7 -1.0 -0.2
1990 RIC AAA 52 7 16 5 1 2 7 7 6 0 0 .356 .442 .644 .289 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 ATL MLB 504 76 124 23 2 28 78 64 92 11 6 .282 .373 .535 .253 .312 27.3 -10.4 1.8
1991 MCN A 13 2 2 0 0 2 5 2 1 0 0 .200 .333 .800 .600 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 ATL MLB 469 67 109 25 1 21 87 65 81 8 8 .275 .377 .503 .227 .311 28.0 -2.6 2.7
1992 ATL MLB 571 78 124 19 5 21 72 79 85 2 4 .256 .359 .446 .190 .294 31.4 7.8 4.3
1993 ATL MLB 670 90 158 15 4 40 120 78 90 3 5 .270 .357 .515 .244 .297 36.2 5.6 4.2
1994 ATL MLB 424 61 110 16 2 19 59 69 45 2 4 .312 .427 .531 .219 .322 30.9 3.4 3.3
1995 ATL MLB 491 73 104 17 2 24 78 73 68 4 2 .253 .365 .479 .226 .296 30.6 4.0 3.4
1996 ATL MLB 164 23 45 9 0 6 25 21 22 1 1 .321 .409 .514 .193 .322 13.8 3.9 1.7
1997 CLE MLB 582 84 163 31 1 33 101 80 79 3 5 .329 .418 .596 .267 .336 51.4 -6.8 4.4
1998 CLE MLB 625 94 151 39 2 21 88 76 98 9 3 .280 .363 .476 .196 .285 23.0 0.2 2.3
1999 CLE MLB 530 75 123 18 0 21 88 94 90 1 3 .287 .413 .476 .189 .292 28.3 -4.1 2.3
2000 CLE MLB 288 46 66 14 1 21 58 38 49 1 1 .265 .361 .582 .317 .290 10.7 -0.6 1.0
2000 NYA MLB 317 43 84 17 0 20 60 39 42 1 0 .305 .391 .585 .280 .319 25.6 5.1 2.9
2001 NRW AA 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYA MLB 439 58 92 16 1 18 51 54 83 1 2 .241 .333 .430 .189 .263 5.8 1.5 0.7
2002 OAK MLB 471 54 106 18 3 11 49 70 66 4 1 .266 .376 .410 .143 .278 14.0 0.4 1.5

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
2002-05-08 2002-06-04 15-DL 27 24 Right Groin Strain -
2001-07-02 2001-08-02 15-DL 31 28 Left Groin Strain - -
2001-01-05 2001-01-05 Off 0 0 Bilateral Surgery Double Hernia 2001-01-05 -
1997-06-23 1997-07-10 15-DL 17 11 - Elbow Hyperextension - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 OAK $7,000,000
2001 NYA $7,800,000
2000 CLE, NYA $7,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$21,800,000
3 yrTotal$21,800,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 1 d4 yr/$28M (99-02)+$7M 03 cl opt

Details
  • retired 1/03 99-02:$7M/year
  • acquired in trade from NYM 12/01 acquired in trade from NYY 12/01
  • $0.5M/year deferred

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BP Articles

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Moping About MoneyballDavid Brown2011-08-05
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Impact of World Series Starts (or How Much Was Jack Morris Really Worth?)Sean Smith2011-03-04
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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
Playoff Prospectus: LDS Day Three RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-10-09
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The Week in Quotes: September 7-13Alex Carnevale2009-09-14
Prospectus Idol Entry: The 1991 World Series: An Adventure in Championship ExpectancyMatt Swartz2009-06-21
The Week in Quotes: March 24-30Alex Carnevale2008-03-31
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Prospectus Today: My BallotJoe Sheehan2007-12-28
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The Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part TwoJay Jaffe2007-12-20
The Week in Quotes: December 10-16Alex Carnevale2007-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The FreshmenJim Baker2007-11-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Superstars, All-Stars and BustsNate Silver2004-11-11
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve...your thoughts on the Yankees offense? Through the off-season I always thought they were a bat short. Reasoning was the only realistic improvements could come from Teixeira and Granderson. Swisher had a career year, Gardner maxed out early, and it would be tough for Cano to increase his production from 2010. That leaves declines for Jeter, A-Rod (not as steep), and Posada. Am I missing something here or did the NYY not think the lineup would be an issue?
(KPL from Vernon, CT)
While I'm not as down on Gardner as you are, you're basically right. The Yankees' lineup is old, old, old. As I said earlier, while I'm trying to reserve judgment given that almost every team except the Indians hasn't hit much yet, lately I have frequently thought that there is something like the 2000 David Justice trade, a decisive move, coming. Or, as I said before, they could give Montero a try at DH. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)I think the 1997 World Series is a good match for the 1st question. The Indians had Manny and Thome but they were only 25 at the time. The Marlins had Sheffield who was only 28. That's about it.
(Swingingbunts from NY)
Fair point, though I guess one might have been forgiven for hoping that Kevin Brown or Orel Hershiser might continue building strong cases, David Justice (31 and coming off a monster year) too. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


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