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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 7429 .236 .302 .478 .279 23.3
Birth Date12-21-1948
Height6' 6"
Weight210 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
1971 SFN 22 41 128 115 17 32 10 2 6 64 9 35 1 3 0 24 5 0 .278 .328 .557 .325 9.3 -1.2 0.9
1972 SFN 23 135 531 472 65 106 17 4 29 218 51 140 4 4 0 83 16 6 .225 .303 .462 .283 20.5 4.1 2.9
1973 SFN 24 112 351 305 54 62 10 1 24 146 41 122 2 2 1 55 8 5 .203 .300 .479 .263 10.8 8.6 2.1
1974 SFN 25 121 393 350 41 78 18 2 18 154 37 125 3 1 2 55 8 8 .223 .302 .440 .267 6.8 5.5 1.4
1975 NYN 26 134 543 502 65 116 22 1 36 248 34 153 4 2 1 88 7 5 .231 .284 .494 .278 10.6 2.4 1.4
1976 NYN 27 123 510 474 70 113 14 1 37 240 28 135 5 3 0 86 7 4 .238 .286 .506 .302 25.9 -0.0 2.9
1977 CAL 28 10 39 36 4 7 2 0 2 15 1 16 1 0 1 4 0 0 .194 .237 .417 .220 -1.7 -0.7 -0.2
1977 NYA 28 8 27 24 5 6 2 0 4 20 2 13 1 0 0 7 0 1 .250 .333 .833 .384 3.4 0.0 0.3
1977 NYN 28 58 228 211 22 44 7 0 9 78 13 66 3 1 0 28 3 2 .209 .263 .370 .230 -5.9 0.5 -0.6
1977 SDN 28 56 187 168 16 40 9 0 11 82 12 48 2 3 2 39 2 3 .238 .292 .488 .267 5.6 0.0 0.6
1978 CHN 29 119 448 395 65 105 17 4 28 214 39 111 6 6 2 79 3 4 .266 .336 .542 .306 29.2 2.1 3.4
1979 CHN 30 145 589 532 97 153 19 5 48 326 45 131 4 8 0 115 4 2 .288 .343 .613 .315 46.9 -1.3 4.7
1980 CHN 31 81 280 255 31 71 8 0 18 133 21 44 0 4 0 57 2 2 .278 .329 .522 .284 12.3 -3.0 1.0
1981 NYN 32 100 412 353 40 78 11 3 22 161 55 105 1 2 1 59 6 0 .221 .326 .456 .282 11.2 -6.1 0.6
1982 NYN 33 149 607 535 80 109 9 1 37 231 59 156 4 6 3 99 4 0 .204 .285 .432 .268 8.6 -18.1 -1.0
1983 NYN 34 100 273 248 25 49 7 0 13 95 22 57 1 1 1 29 2 1 .198 .265 .383 .238 -3.4 -4.4 -0.8
1984 OAK 35 147 613 549 68 147 23 1 35 277 44 119 6 14 0 118 2 1 .268 .321 .505 .301 29.5 -0.1 3.2
1985 OAK 36 158 666 592 66 141 16 0 30 247 62 114 2 8 2 91 3 2 .238 .309 .417 .270 11.5 -0.1 1.2
1986 OAK 37 144 604 561 70 118 19 0 35 242 33 126 3 7 0 94 3 3 .210 .255 .431 .243 -6.2 -0.1 -0.7
Career1941742966779011575240254423191608181653751612108549.236.302.478.279224.9-11.823.3

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
1971 SFN MLB 41 128 .325 .246 .305 .354 .254 .338 102 7.6 3.2 -1.5 -1.2 0.5 9.3 0.9 9.3 0.9
1972 SFN MLB 135 531 .283 .247 .311 .360 .263 .251 101 10.7 12.5 -2.6 4.1 1.5 20.5 2.9 20.5 2.9
1973 SFN MLB 112 351 .263 .257 .319 .383 .260 .236 101 0.9 9.2 -0.8 8.6 0.6 11.0 2.1 10.8 2.1
1974 SFN MLB 121 393 .267 .254 .319 .363 .259 .288 100 2.6 10.2 -4.8 5.5 -0.2 6.8 1.4 6.8 1.4
1975 NYN MLB 134 543 .278 .258 .321 .372 .257 .254 96 9.8 14.3 -5.1 2.4 -2.5 10.6 1.4 10.6 1.4
1976 NYN MLB 123 510 .302 .257 .322 .367 .263 .249 94 20 12.8 -5 -0.0 -2.1 25.9 2.9 25.9 2.9
1977 CAL MLB 10 39 .220 .273 .327 .405 .265 .278 90 -1.6 1.1 -0.6 -0.7 -0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
1977 NYA MLB 8 27 .384 .271 .340 .410 .266 .286 102 3.4 0.8 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
1977 NYN MLB 58 228 .230 .269 .331 .401 .262 .255 94 -7 6.4 -2.3 0.5 -2.3 -5.9 -0.6 -5.9 -0.6
1977 SDN MLB 56 187 .267 .258 .320 .392 .255 .259 96 1.3 5.2 -1.6 0.0 0.5 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
1978 CHN MLB 119 448 .306 .256 .317 .371 .256 .294 111 19.9 11.7 -2.9 2.1 -1.8 29.2 3.4 29.2 3.4
1979 CHN MLB 145 589 .315 .258 .317 .382 .252 .291 110 33.5 16.5 -3.9 -1.3 2.5 46.9 4.7 46.9 4.7
1980 CHN MLB 81 280 .284 .256 .312 .371 .250 .269 105 6.8 7.5 -1.8 -3.0 -0.5 12.3 1.0 12.3 1.0
1981 NYN MLB 100 412 .282 .251 .312 .361 .255 .246 99 8.5 10.4 -4.6 -6.1 0.1 11.2 0.6 11.2 0.6
1982 NYN MLB 149 607 .268 .257 .314 .372 .252 .207 100 4.9 16.4 -10.4 -18.1 -1.1 8.6 -1.0 8.6 -1.0
1983 NYN MLB 100 273 .238 .255 .316 .376 .255 .201 97 -6 7.4 -3.9 -4.4 -1.1 -3.4 -0.8 -3.4 -0.8
1984 OAK MLB 147 613 .301 .262 .322 .395 .264 .274 95 25 16.4 -10.5 -0.1 -0.9 29.5 3.2 29.5 3.2
1985 OAK MLB 158 666 .270 .265 .326 .410 .268 .243 93 6.6 18.2 -11.6 -0.1 -2.0 11.5 1.2 11.5 1.2
1986 OAK MLB 144 604 .243 .261 .325 .408 .265 .204 95 -10.5 16.7 -10.7 -0.1 -1.5 -6.2 -0.7 -6.2 -0.7
1987 PHX AAA 20 73 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .217 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
1971 SFN MLB 128 17 32 10 2 6 24 9 35 5 0 .278 .328 .557 .278 .325 9.3 -1.2 0.9
1972 SFN MLB 531 65 106 17 4 29 83 51 140 16 6 .225 .303 .462 .237 .283 20.5 4.1 2.9
1973 SFN MLB 351 54 62 10 1 24 55 41 122 8 5 .203 .300 .479 .275 .263 10.8 8.6 2.1
1974 SFN MLB 393 41 78 18 2 18 55 37 125 8 8 .223 .302 .440 .217 .267 6.8 5.5 1.4
1975 NYN MLB 543 65 116 22 1 36 88 34 153 7 5 .231 .284 .494 .263 .278 10.6 2.4 1.4
1976 NYN MLB 510 70 113 14 1 37 86 28 135 7 4 .238 .286 .506 .268 .302 25.9 -0.0 2.9
1977 NYN MLB 228 22 44 7 0 9 28 13 66 3 2 .209 .263 .370 .161 .230 -5.9 0.5 -0.6
1977 SDN MLB 187 16 40 9 0 11 39 12 48 2 3 .238 .292 .488 .250 .267 5.6 0.0 0.6
1977 CAL MLB 39 4 7 2 0 2 4 1 16 0 0 .194 .237 .417 .222 .220 -1.7 -0.7 -0.2
1977 NYA MLB 27 5 6 2 0 4 7 2 13 0 1 .250 .333 .833 .583 .384 3.4 0.0 0.3
1978 CHN MLB 448 65 105 17 4 28 79 39 111 3 4 .266 .336 .542 .276 .306 29.2 2.1 3.4
1979 CHN MLB 589 97 153 19 5 48 115 45 131 4 2 .288 .343 .613 .325 .315 46.9 -1.3 4.7
1980 CHN MLB 280 31 71 8 0 18 57 21 44 2 2 .278 .329 .522 .243 .284 12.3 -3.0 1.0
1981 NYN MLB 412 40 78 11 3 22 59 55 105 6 0 .221 .326 .456 .235 .282 11.2 -6.1 0.6
1982 NYN MLB 607 80 109 9 1 37 99 59 156 4 0 .204 .285 .432 .228 .268 8.6 -18.1 -1.0
1983 NYN MLB 273 25 49 7 0 13 29 22 57 2 1 .198 .265 .383 .185 .238 -3.4 -4.4 -0.8
1984 OAK MLB 613 68 147 23 1 35 118 44 119 2 1 .268 .321 .505 .237 .301 29.5 -0.1 3.2
1985 OAK MLB 666 66 141 16 0 30 91 62 114 3 2 .238 .309 .417 .179 .270 11.5 -0.1 1.2
1986 OAK MLB 604 70 118 19 0 35 94 33 126 3 3 .210 .255 .431 .221 .243 -6.2 -0.1 -0.7
1987 PHX AAA 73 11 12 3 0 2 11 12 11 0 0 .203 .347 .356 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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2014 Preseason Forecast

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could Adam Dunn be the Dave Kingman who actually makes the Hall?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Dunn is already more valuable than Kingman was in his entire career (thanks, OBP!). If he hits a ton of homers like he has (and like I wrote about here!) then I can see it happening. It's going to be tough to turn down a player with nearly 600 bombs and no steroid allegations, regardless of his defense. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hunter Pence Jeff Francouer on steroids (in a 2.0 version kind of way)? And does Michael Stanton remind you of Dave Kingman?
(Bob from Seattle)
Not sure what you mean by 2.0 or steroids, but I don't think they are really comparable. Pence isn't a superstar, but he is consistent offensively and has actual value with the bat. .280/.330/.470 isn't lighting the world on fire but it's certainly better than the crap Francouer puts up each year. Plus, Pence has speed, steals bases, and looks to be a good fielder. (Eric Seidman)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about Fred McGriff? Big HR guy with no steroid taint.
(SIERAmist from Clean Coal Fantasyland, WV)
Unless he's added a few homers since December, what I wrote back then (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=9871) still applies:

For years now, there's been talk of the fact that with his 493 homers, McGriff might unseat Dave Kingman (442 homers) as the player with the highest total not to make the Hall of Fame. Jose Canseco (462 homers) has already erased the so-called "Kingman Line," but then his transgressions insured he'd never make Cooperstown anyway. There's bound to be a certain nostalgia among voters for McGriff, who hit the majority of his shots before the pharmaceutically-fueled assault on the single-season home-run record began, and an acknowledgment that the round-numbered milestone he fell short of means less today than it did a generation ago.

Even so, McGriff doesn't have a particularly strong case for Cooperstown. Despite the two home-run titles, he's well short of the Black Ink of a typical Hall of Famer (though that Jamesian metric fails to adjust for expansion). He never won an MVP award (his top single-season WARP total of 6.8 isn't quite MVP territory), and while he did place in the top 10 in the voting in six straight seasons (1989-1994), he only cracked the top five in 1993. JAWS-wise, that stretch of six-win seasons still isn't enough for him to measure up to the average Hall of Famer on peak score, and he's even further below the standard on career WARP. The shape of his JAWS line is very similar to that of Tony Perez (59.0/41.3/50.2), but that particular Doggie had five pennants, two rings, and a more famous dynasty to his name. The guess here is that he'll fall far short, but linger on the ballot for a long time. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd like to make an argument for aesthetically pleasing baseball (for lack of a better term) being just as good reason to elect someone to the Hall Of Fame. The reason we love baseball is because it's amazing, exciting, and beautiful. There are some players who win ugly, and there are some players who don't help the team win as much as some would think, but are certainly fun to watch (Rice, Dawson, Nolan Ryan). Shouldn't there be room in the Hall for both?
(Jim from Brooklyn)
I have no beef with Ryan being there. If your idea of aesthetics includes exciting long home runs salted among lots and lots of outs, where's Dave Kingman on your ballot? (Jay Jaffe)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)cody johnson? does he have a future
(jckmd04 from nashville)
There's SOMETHING there. I mean, the guy has insane power, but I don't know what it all is in the end. He's kind of a Dave Kingman type to me, and I don't know if that fits somewhere in today's game. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm hoping you'll expand on your earlier brief answer about how Portland is viewed as a possible relocation destination. There seems to be a lot of opposition to public subsidies of sports here, but the legislature put some kind of plan in place to fund a stadium. I hear a lot of arguments from the 'pro-stadium' crowd that Portland is bigger than some existing markets, etc. I just worry that Portland is being used as a pawn by other teams and cities to do their own deals. Can you give an impartial outside view?
(Ben H. from Portland, OR)
Portland is pretty darn small: Smaller media market than Indianapolis, and only a notch ahead of such metropoli as Pittsburgh and K.C. I guess that's "bigger than some existing markets," but that's like saying Dave Kingman has "more homers than some Hall of Fame members."

The current stadium plan for Portland involves converting their current baseball stadium for soccer, and building a new minor-league stadium for the Beavers, though the financing details are hazy at best, as probably befits a plan put forward by the son of the guy who oversaw the federal bank bailout. I was pretty skeptical of Portland's ability to build a stadium back when they tried it for the Expos, and nothing's happened since then to chance my mind.

As for being a pawn, that's going to happen whether Portland plays along or not. I still remember Rudy Giuliani holding a press conference to declare that the city needed to build the Yankees a new stadium because they were negotiating with New Jersey, and NJ's governor the next day holding her own press conference to say, "Hey, don't drag us into this." (Neil deMause)


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