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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 4714 .278 .367 .431 .288 23
Birth Date8-7-1954
Height6' 0"
Weight195 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
1977 DET 22 151 636 552 75 142 29 4 18 233 71 93 5 7 1 88 3 3 .257 .343 .422 .276 18.6 -7.2 1.2
1978 DET 23 159 686 582 75 161 18 4 15 232 97 87 1 3 3 79 2 3 .277 .379 .399 .292 32.6 2.6 3.9
1979 DET 24 134 570 490 88 156 26 3 26 266 68 70 2 8 2 105 5 6 .318 .398 .543 .320 47.3 0.9 5.0
1980 DET 25 135 591 508 88 149 23 3 21 241 69 64 4 9 1 101 5 1 .293 .376 .474 .295 32.3 4.8 3.9
1981 DET 26 105 447 372 52 103 18 4 9 156 70 48 1 4 0 49 9 3 .277 .389 .419 .302 24.9 5.7 3.4
1982 CHA 27 160 679 580 91 166 23 1 19 248 89 83 3 6 1 98 7 7 .286 .381 .428 .297 38.6 -8.4 3.2
1983 NYA 28 109 419 373 53 90 17 3 12 149 41 37 2 2 1 49 1 0 .241 .318 .399 .265 4.3 3.7 0.9
1984 NYA 29 94 361 313 37 91 12 1 7 126 40 54 1 4 3 41 4 1 .291 .369 .403 .289 19.1 -2.8 1.7
1985 PIT 30 92 266 236 19 59 13 2 2 82 25 54 0 4 1 21 1 0 .250 .317 .347 .238 -1.2 1.2 -0.0
1986 PIT 31 13 20 16 1 3 0 0 1 6 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .188 .350 .375 .229 -0.4 0.3 -0.0
1988 TEX 33 16 39 36 2 8 0 0 0 8 2 9 0 1 0 2 1 0 .222 .256 .222 .185 -1.9 0.0 -0.2
Career11684714405858111281792513017475766051948136343924.278.367.431.288214.10.723.0

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
1977 DET MLB 151 636 .276 .267 .328 .406 .264 .277 102 10.2 17.8 -4.2 -7.2 -3.7 18.6 1.2 18.6 1.2
1978 DET MLB 159 686 .292 .263 .323 .387 .264 .302 103 21.4 17.8 -4.2 2.6 -2.4 32.6 3.9 32.6 3.9
1979 DET MLB 134 570 .320 .266 .328 .401 .264 .323 102 35.5 16.0 -4.4 0.9 0.3 47.3 5.0 47.3 5.0
1980 DET MLB 135 591 .295 .270 .330 .400 .267 .296 104 20.4 15.9 -5.9 4.8 2.4 32.3 3.9 32.3 3.9
1981 DET MLB 105 447 .302 .257 .320 .371 .263 .295 101 17.7 11.3 -3.1 5.7 1.2 24.9 3.4 24.9 3.4
1982 CHA MLB 160 679 .297 .265 .327 .406 .267 .304 99 25.2 18.3 -4.4 -8.4 1.1 38.6 3.2 38.6 3.2
1983 NYA MLB 109 419 .265 .265 .326 .406 .266 .239 97 1.9 11.4 -3.8 3.7 -2.1 4.3 0.9 4.3 0.9
1984 NYA MLB 94 361 .289 .266 .325 .406 .267 .328 94 10.5 9.7 -2.7 -2.8 1.5 19.1 1.7 19.1 1.7
1985 PIT MLB 92 266 .238 .253 .315 .375 .253 .310 96 -5.9 7.3 -1.5 1.2 -1.1 -1.2 -0.0 -1.2 -0.0
1986 PIT MLB 13 20 .229 .260 .315 .420 .259 .222 103 -0.6 0.6 -0.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
1986 LVG AAA 48 186 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 OKL AAA 121 499 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 TEX MLB 16 39 .185 .259 .314 .400 .266 .286 104 -2.8 1.0 -0.5 0.0 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
1988 OKL AAA 37 135 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 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
1977 DET MLB 636 75 142 29 4 18 88 71 93 3 3 .257 .343 .422 .165 .276 18.6 -7.2 1.2
1978 DET MLB 686 75 161 18 4 15 79 97 87 2 3 .277 .379 .399 .122 .292 32.6 2.6 3.9
1979 DET MLB 570 88 156 26 3 26 105 68 70 5 6 .318 .398 .543 .224 .320 47.3 0.9 5.0
1980 DET MLB 591 88 149 23 3 21 101 69 64 5 1 .293 .376 .474 .181 .295 32.3 4.8 3.9
1981 DET MLB 447 52 103 18 4 9 49 70 48 9 3 .277 .389 .419 .142 .302 24.9 5.7 3.4
1982 CHA MLB 679 91 166 23 1 19 98 89 83 7 7 .286 .381 .428 .141 .297 38.6 -8.4 3.2
1983 NYA MLB 419 53 90 17 3 12 49 41 37 1 0 .241 .318 .399 .158 .265 4.3 3.7 0.9
1984 NYA MLB 361 37 91 12 1 7 41 40 54 4 1 .291 .369 .403 .112 .289 19.1 -2.8 1.7
1985 PIT MLB 266 19 59 13 2 2 21 25 54 1 0 .250 .317 .347 .097 .238 -1.2 1.2 -0.0
1986 PIT MLB 20 1 3 0 0 1 1 4 6 1 0 .188 .350 .375 .188 .229 -0.4 0.3 -0.0
1986 LVG AAA 186 27 43 10 2 5 27 26 44 2 0 .269 .371 .450 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 OKL AAA 499 73 112 28 6 20 84 71 112 2 3 .266 .374 .504 .238 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 TEX MLB 39 2 8 0 0 0 2 2 9 1 0 .222 .256 .222 .000 .185 -1.9 0.0 -0.2
1988 OKL AAA 135 12 33 6 0 2 19 11 22 1 3 .273 .333 .372 .099 .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
1983-09-07 1983-10-03 60-DL 26 26 Left Face Fracture Cheekbone From Batted Ball In Batting Practice - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: When Good Things Come in Three YearsChad Finn2013-04-17
Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984Larry Granillo2011-11-02
Between The Numbers: Good Days for DebutsJeremy Greenhouse2011-05-12
The BP Broadside: Shirley a New BeginningSteven Goldman2011-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Steinbrenner: Baseball OperatorSteven Goldman2010-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary? Steven Goldman2010-06-08
Living The Dream: Tigers Fantasy CampDavid Laurila2010-02-12
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Playing Mr. Fix-ItChristina Kahrl2008-05-03
Prospectus Q&A: Willie HortonDavid Laurila2007-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: In the Arms of an AngelDan Fox2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 7-9Christina Kahrl2006-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 2-6Christina Kahrl2005-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part IV: Stop Making SenseSteven Goldman2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessBoone's Law: What Are the Yankees' Options?Andrew Baharlias2004-01-27
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IIISteven Goldman2003-08-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-16
Friday Afternoon with Bud: Truth From FictionDoug Pappas2002-04-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Its only tenuously linked to the trade deadline topic, but is it me or does the Mike Lowell situation seem kinda sad, with a player seemingly being stuck in limbo, not being released, not being traded, not allowed to play. Are there any other situations like this that have occurred in baseball in recent memory?
(Keith C from Naugatuck, CT)
I guess I always think back to Steve Kemp, when the Yankees were going out of their way not to have him around after giving him a multi-year deal, but that was in the '80s. I wonder if they won't just kick Lowell to a rehab gig once they're on the clock for that without having to reactivate him before roster expansion. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Re: Steve Kemp, in defense of the Yankees (I can't believe I just wrote that), Kemp suffered an eye injury (scar tissue on his retina when he was hit by a batted ball in batting practice) in 1983 that essentially spelled the end of him as a valuable player. His "limbo" was more justifiable than Lowell's
(Silv from NY, NY)
Point take, but I'm not sure I agree as far as Lowell's having any value left. If he was a 1B or DH, he'd be a bad hitter for either slot, and nobody seems to think he can play 3B regularly any more. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I feel Yankees will improve to about an 88 win season but not a championship year. Would you agree. Also one "Off the Wall" question. Do you think Mickey Mantle would-could hit the warehouse in Camden Yards. Thanks>>>
(Rockee from Schodack, NY)
Agreed, and I wrote as much the other day. My touchstone was the 1984 season where they had a first half which was (approximating from memory)35-47 and then a second half which was the best record in baseball at 55-25. I have an idea that something like that will happen, maybe spurred by Jobba and some other change we can't anticipate. The only problem with the 1984 Hypothesis is that the Yankees were able to bring in Don Mattingly and Mike Pagliarulo that year, pushing Ken Griffey to left field over Steve Kemp and sending Toby Harrah to the bench. That kind of thing isn't going to happen this year. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneWelcome to my feelings about Eric Chavez, except in my case, I "know" it's the 4-3 tapper that's bound to come. Of course, witnessing an Eric Chavez at-bat is a pretty rare thing any more. Serves me right for a lifetime of Steve Kemp cracks. (Christina Kahrl)