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Chet Lemon RFTigers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 7872 .273 .355 .442 .290 53.9
Birth Date2-12-1955
Height6' 0"
Weight190 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
1975 CHA 20 9 38 35 2 9 2 0 0 11 2 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 .257 .297 .314 .237 -0.8 -0.7 -0.2
1976 CHA 21 132 497 451 46 111 15 5 4 148 28 65 7 4 7 38 13 7 .246 .298 .328 .244 -0.1 5.8 0.6
1977 CHA 22 150 627 553 99 151 38 4 19 254 52 88 11 7 4 67 8 7 .273 .343 .459 .287 44.6 30.2 7.7
1978 CHA 23 105 416 357 51 107 24 6 13 182 39 46 8 4 8 55 5 9 .300 .377 .510 .316 29.7 10.1 4.4
1979 CHA 24 148 632 556 79 177 44 2 17 276 56 68 13 4 3 86 7 11 .318 .391 .496 .310 50.9 7.8 6.1
1980 CHA 25 147 604 514 76 150 32 6 11 227 71 56 12 3 4 51 6 6 .292 .388 .442 .308 47.2 -7.4 4.2
1981 CHA 26 94 383 328 50 99 23 6 9 161 33 48 13 4 5 50 5 8 .302 .384 .491 .325 33.2 6.4 4.4
1982 DET 27 125 512 436 75 116 20 1 19 195 56 69 15 1 4 52 1 4 .266 .368 .447 .294 30.1 -1.6 3.0
1983 DET 28 145 573 491 78 125 21 5 24 228 54 70 20 4 4 69 0 7 .255 .350 .464 .295 40.3 12.6 5.6
1984 DET 29 141 573 509 77 146 34 6 20 252 51 83 7 4 2 76 5 5 .287 .357 .495 .305 42.8 17.2 6.4
1985 DET 30 145 575 517 69 137 28 4 18 227 45 93 10 3 0 68 0 2 .265 .334 .439 .286 30.1 6.1 3.8
1986 DET 31 126 457 403 45 101 21 3 12 164 39 53 8 4 3 53 2 1 .251 .326 .407 .266 16.8 2.2 2.0
1987 DET 32 146 553 470 75 130 30 3 20 226 70 82 8 5 0 75 0 0 .277 .376 .481 .293 34.5 -2.9 3.1
1988 DET 33 144 582 512 67 135 29 4 17 223 59 65 7 3 1 64 1 2 .264 .346 .436 .286 21.6 -1.0 2.2
1989 DET 34 127 472 414 45 98 19 2 7 142 46 71 8 2 2 47 1 5 .237 .323 .343 .259 3.3 -15.0 -1.3
1990 DET 35 104 378 322 39 83 16 4 5 122 48 61 4 2 2 32 3 2 .258 .359 .379 .268 8.9 6.4 1.6
Career1988787268689731875396612153038749102415154508845876.273.355.442.290433.176.053.9

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 CHA MLB 9 38 .237 .258 .320 .370 .261 .310 100 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 0.0 -0.8 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2
1976 CHA MLB 132 497 .244 .254 .315 .362 .260 .277 100 -7.3 12.5 1.1 5.8 -1.5 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.6
1977 CHA MLB 150 627 .287 .267 .326 .409 .264 .291 101 17.2 17.5 1.6 30.2 4.5 44.6 7.7 44.6 7.7
1978 CHA MLB 105 416 .316 .262 .323 .387 .264 .311 101 22.4 10.8 -0.2 10.1 -2.6 29.7 4.4 29.7 4.4
1979 CHA MLB 148 632 .310 .268 .329 .409 .265 .337 99 33 17.7 1.5 7.8 -0.3 50.9 6.1 50.9 6.1
1980 CHA MLB 147 604 .308 .270 .327 .400 .265 .309 96 28.6 16.2 1 -7.4 2.3 47.2 4.2 47.2 4.2
1981 CHA MLB 94 383 .325 .254 .317 .368 .261 .327 98 23.3 9.7 0.9 6.4 1.0 33.2 4.4 33.2 4.4
1982 DET MLB 125 512 .294 .264 .324 .401 .265 .278 99 17.5 13.8 -3.8 -1.6 2.4 30.1 3.0 30.1 3.0
1983 DET MLB 145 573 .295 .264 .324 .397 .264 .252 100 20.1 15.6 1.3 12.6 -0.6 40.3 5.6 40.3 5.6
1984 DET MLB 141 573 .305 .267 .327 .403 .268 .307 96 25.8 15.4 1.4 17.2 -0.9 42.8 6.4 42.8 6.4
1985 DET MLB 145 575 .286 .263 .325 .411 .268 .291 96 14.9 15.7 1.4 6.1 -1.7 30.1 3.8 30.1 3.8
1986 DET MLB 126 457 .266 .261 .326 .407 .266 .260 99 2.8 12.6 1.1 2.2 -1.6 16.8 2.0 16.8 2.0
1987 DET MLB 146 553 .293 .267 .334 .428 .267 .295 99 19.7 16.3 1.4 -2.9 0.3 34.5 3.1 34.5 3.1
1988 DET MLB 144 582 .286 .259 .321 .388 .265 .273 98 14.3 15.2 -5.6 -1.0 0.9 21.6 2.2 21.6 2.2
1989 DET MLB 127 472 .259 .259 .320 .378 .263 .269 101 -0.7 12.3 -4.8 -15.0 -2.0 3.3 -1.3 3.3 -1.3
1990 DET MLB 104 378 .268 .261 .327 .393 .264 .302 103 2.9 10.1 -3.7 6.4 -1.9 8.9 1.6 8.9 1.6

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 CHA MLB 38 2 9 2 0 0 1 2 6 1 0 .257 .297 .314 .057 .237 -0.8 -0.7 -0.2
1976 CHA MLB 497 46 111 15 5 4 38 28 65 13 7 .246 .298 .328 .082 .244 -0.1 5.8 0.6
1977 CHA MLB 627 99 151 38 4 19 67 52 88 8 7 .273 .343 .459 .186 .287 44.6 30.2 7.7
1978 CHA MLB 416 51 107 24 6 13 55 39 46 5 9 .300 .377 .510 .210 .316 29.7 10.1 4.4
1979 CHA MLB 632 79 177 44 2 17 86 56 68 7 11 .318 .391 .496 .178 .310 50.9 7.8 6.1
1980 CHA MLB 604 76 150 32 6 11 51 71 56 6 6 .292 .388 .442 .150 .308 47.2 -7.4 4.2
1981 CHA MLB 383 50 99 23 6 9 50 33 48 5 8 .302 .384 .491 .189 .325 33.2 6.4 4.4
1982 DET MLB 512 75 116 20 1 19 52 56 69 1 4 .266 .368 .447 .181 .294 30.1 -1.6 3.0
1983 DET MLB 573 78 125 21 5 24 69 54 70 0 7 .255 .350 .464 .210 .295 40.3 12.6 5.6
1984 DET MLB 573 77 146 34 6 20 76 51 83 5 5 .287 .357 .495 .208 .305 42.8 17.2 6.4
1985 DET MLB 575 69 137 28 4 18 68 45 93 0 2 .265 .334 .439 .174 .286 30.1 6.1 3.8
1986 DET MLB 457 45 101 21 3 12 53 39 53 2 1 .251 .326 .407 .156 .266 16.8 2.2 2.0
1987 DET MLB 553 75 130 30 3 20 75 70 82 0 0 .277 .376 .481 .204 .293 34.5 -2.9 3.1
1988 DET MLB 582 67 135 29 4 17 64 59 65 1 2 .264 .346 .436 .172 .286 21.6 -1.0 2.2
1989 DET MLB 472 45 98 19 2 7 47 46 71 1 5 .237 .323 .343 .106 .259 3.3 -15.0 -1.3
1990 DET MLB 378 39 83 16 4 5 32 48 61 3 2 .258 .359 .379 .121 .268 8.9 6.4 1.6

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 BP Wayback Machine: The Moral Hazards of the Hit BatsmanDan Fox2014-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL Central 2013-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL CentralTodd Gold2013-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL CentralPatrick Ebert2013-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Boston, Xander Bogaerts, and the Return of Ultra-Young Talent Ben Lindbergh2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterNick J. Faleris2012-11-02
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterJason Parks2012-11-02
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterDan Evans2012-11-02
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterJoe Hamrahi2012-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: October 8BP Prospect Staff2012-10-08
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Ten Excuses for Not Voting Johnny Damon Into the HOFMichael Bates2012-05-16
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
Doctoring The Numbers: Starting Them Young, Part OneRany Jazayerli2011-10-13
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP LeadersSteven Goldman2011-05-23
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
Manufactured Runs: By Land, Sea, and AirColin Wyers2010-08-04
You Can Blog It Up: The Tony LaRussa All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-16
You Can Blog It Up: Yunel Escobar and the Bobby Cox All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-15
One-Hoppers: Ken Griffey Jr. Bows OutJay Jaffe2010-06-02
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Controversies #15Steven Goldman2010-04-19
One-Hoppers: Willie Davis (1940-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2Steven Goldman2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: O-Dog Waits, Edmonds CampaignsJay Jaffe2010-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Positional Rankings - ShortstopKevin Goldstein2007-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Stretching It OutDan Fox2007-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Curtis GrandersonDavid Laurila2007-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Texas Rangers Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-08
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Draft NotebookKevin Goldstein2006-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Moral Hazards of the Hit BatsmenDan Fox2006-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Position ChangesSteven Goldman2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhen Greatness Comes Early: Being Realistic About Young PlayersChaim Bloom2004-09-03
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee BrewersBaseball Prospectus2004-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part I: Sparky Was WatchingSteven Goldman2004-02-17


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)When you get your actual vote, will you stick with the extremely strict standard you have now in JAWS (must be above average)? It seems to me that the standard has been set and going to something like the 25th percentile (or something logically calculated to maintain the average rather than increase it) seems most fair to potential honorees and best for the fans of the era. Also: for the inconsistency file -- Josh Hamilton kicking drugs is a wonderful success story and he is christened a role model; Tim Raines kicking drugs is a discredit to the man.
(Alan from Oakland)
As I said before, there are non-WARP related components of a player's case to consider, such as postseason and awards, and even the shape of the slash-score (ahead on peak but not career is an argument I can make, for example), so I am not as strict as some like to believe.

As for the 25th percentile, or any other, I don't see why it makes sense to set an arbitrary line. The median works horribly - you want we should start making cases on behalf of Chet Lemon? - and the mean is a concept that makes intuitive sense. How far below the mean one is willing to go should depend on the strength of the other facets of a player's case.

As for Hamilton versus Raines, I'd wager there's a race-based double standard going on there, aided by the fact that Hamilton is outspoken about the role of faith in his recovery. Maybe Raines needs to lean more heavily on Jesus. Wait, that's a terrible idea... (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of course, the Burrell/Torres/Huff OF does come up with the self-anointed "Wild Kingdom" nickname. (A gazelle and two water buffalo) That's got to count for some points. :)
(Nate from Denver)
It's a fine choice, kudos to you... and it reminds me of those days when guys like Chet Lemon or Gary Pettis had to cover everything from foul pole to foul pole, because of their relatively stationary teammates in both corners. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is your long-term view of Franklin Gutierrez? Will he ever hit? Is his defense so good that it carries him into being an above average CF on the whole?
(MarinerDan from SF, CA)
I'm not a big believer that he'll hit enough against right-handers to be a really good regular, but between his defense and his ability to cream lefties, maybe he's sort of the poor man's Chet Lemon. (Christina Kahrl)


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