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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 147 .181 .262 .244 .211 -0.2
Birth Date8-15-1950
Height5' 11"
Weight188 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
1975 MIN 24 49 147 127 11 23 5 0 1 31 15 22 0 3 2 11 0 0 .181 .262 .244 .211 -2.9 0.6 -0.2
Career4914712711235013115220321100.181.262.244.211-2.90.6-0.2

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
1975 MIN MLB 49 147 .211 .259 .328 .381 .264 .206 105 -7.1 3.9 -2.4 0.6 0.5 -2.9 -0.2 -2.9 -0.2
1978 TOL AAA 119 428 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .248 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 VIS A+ 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1975 MIN MLB 147 11 23 5 0 1 11 15 22 0 0 .181 .262 .244 .063 .211 -2.9 0.6 -0.2
1978 TOL AAA 428 47 74 13 0 10 49 91 61 2 6 .228 .396 .360 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 VIS A+ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .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

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The View from the Loge Level: Managing to WinDaron Sutton2014-10-21
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Nick Bacarella2014-02-10
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Chris Mosch2014-02-10
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Morris Greenberg2014-02-10
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Have the Twins Learned to Love the Strikeout?Ben Lindbergh2013-01-15
The Stats Go Marching In: The Hidden Helpers of the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Big Shoes to FillJay Jaffe2012-02-24
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to CloseJay Jaffe2011-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of LeoSteven Goldman2011-11-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Kimbrel and Venters: Ticking Time Bombs?Jason Collette2011-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: The Most Disappointing Prospects of All Time, Part 3Steven Goldman2011-03-04
Prospectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part IDavid Laurila2010-11-02
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Billy The Kid's Last StandJohn Perrotto2010-10-11
Playoff Prospectus: Home Sweet Dome No MoreBrandon Warne2010-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Profiling a Manager, Part 3Russell A. Carleton2010-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2009-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: John RussellDavid Laurila2009-07-26
Game Story: Twins versus Sox, May 19Christina Kahrl2009-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Seabiscuit, Salomon, and SkippersJohn Perrotto2008-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Issue of the Day, and Ranging into the OutfieldDan Fox2007-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Ron GardenhireDavid Laurila2007-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Jacque JonesMarc Normandin2007-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: All-Star Selection TimeJohn Perrotto2007-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Price of ContentmentDan Fox2007-03-29
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
Internet Baseball Awards: Managers of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. Minnesota TwinsChristina Kahrl2002-10-08
Playoff Prospectus: Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota TwinsDerek Zumsteg2002-10-01
6-4-3: Reasonable Person StandardGary Huckabay2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-12
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Prospectus Feature: American League PredictionsBaseball Prospectus2002-03-31
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think the Reds may be screwed, but because they are facing 2 more pitchers nearly as good as Halladay... How about the Twins? Are they ever going to be able to beat the Yankees in a playoff series?
(AutomatedTeller from Boston, MA)
I really believe the Twins are good enough to beat the Yankees and I picked them to win the series. That being said, I've got to believe the Yankees are in the Twins' heads, especially since they are now a remarkable 55-18 against Minnesota since Ron Gardenhire replaced Tom Kelly as manager. I'm not a big believer in emotion or momentum but the game is played by humans and we all have our doubts and fears. The Twins have to have both when they play the Yankees. (John Perrotto)
2010-02-16 16:00:00 (link to chat)I was fascinated in your article from a couple weeks ago that Tom Kelly and Gardy were 1-2 in worst at teaching walks and homers. Do you conjecture that this is explained by Gardy being TK's student, both of them being in the same organization, something about the ballpark, or just coincidence? Thanks
(collins from greenville nc)
If I were being a good research methods prof, I would say that it's coincidence until proven otherwise. But it sure does look suspicious that one was the disciple of the other. It may be something over-arching organizational. After all, players don't get promoted to the bigs in a vacuum and the Twins may have had that mold for a number of years. (Russell A. Carleton)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneYou didn't miss much, Marc. Between Gene Mauch and Tom Kelly there was a whole lot of forgettable. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneGreat point re: coaches, Will, but I think it's worth noting how very few pitching coaches ever get a shot at making the leap the way Bud Black has or Roger Craig did. As improbable as some interim selections seem at the time, however (cue Jaffe with a Moose Stubing anecdote), Tom Kelly was a surprise keeper from among the ranks of the improbable, nondescript lifer types. (Christina Kahrl)