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Portrait of Ernie Lombardi

Ernie Lombardi CReds

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 6349 .306 .358 .460 .000 0
Birth Date4-6-1908
Height6' 3"
Weight230 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
1931 BRO 23 73 196 182 20 54 7 1 4 75 12 12 0 2 23 1 .297 .340 .412 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CIN 24 118 458 413 43 125 22 9 11 198 41 19 4 0 68 0 .303 .371 .479 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 CIN 25 107 373 350 30 99 21 1 4 134 16 17 4 3 47 2 .283 .322 .383 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 CIN 26 132 436 417 42 127 19 4 9 181 16 22 3 0 62 0 .305 .335 .434 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 CIN 27 120 351 332 36 114 23 3 12 179 16 6 3 0 64 0 .343 .379 .539 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 CIN 28 121 413 387 42 129 23 2 12 192 19 16 7 0 68 1 .333 .375 .496 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 CIN 29 120 384 368 41 123 22 1 9 174 14 17 2 0 59 1 .334 .362 .473 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 CIN 30 129 529 489 60 167 30 1 19 256 40 14 0 0 95 0 .342 .391 .524 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CIN 31 130 494 450 43 129 26 2 20 219 35 19 3 6 85 0 .287 .342 .487 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CIN 32 109 414 376 50 120 22 0 14 184 31 14 7 0 74 0 .319 .382 .489 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CIN 33 117 434 398 33 105 12 1 10 149 36 14 0 0 60 1 .264 .325 .374 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BSN 34 105 347 309 32 102 14 0 11 149 37 12 1 0 46 1 .330 .403 .482 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 NY1 35 104 315 295 19 90 7 0 10 127 16 11 3 1 51 1 .305 .347 .431 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 NY1 36 117 408 373 37 95 13 0 10 138 33 25 1 1 58 0 .255 .317 .370 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 NY1 37 115 417 368 46 113 7 1 19 179 43 11 5 1 70 0 .307 .387 .486 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 NY1 38 88 262 238 19 69 4 1 12 111 18 24 3 3 39 0 .290 .347 .466 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 NY1 39 48 118 110 8 31 5 0 4 48 7 9 0 1 21 0 .282 .325 .436 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career185363495855601179227727190269343026246189908.306.358.460.0000.00.00.0

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
1931 BRO MLB 73 196 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CIN MLB 118 458 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 CIN MLB 107 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 CIN MLB 132 436 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 CIN MLB 120 351 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 CIN MLB 121 413 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 CIN MLB 120 384 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 CIN MLB 129 529 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CIN MLB 130 494 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CIN MLB 109 414 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CIN MLB 117 434 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BSN MLB 105 347 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 NY1 MLB 104 315 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 NY1 MLB 117 408 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 NY1 MLB 115 417 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 NY1 MLB 88 262 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 NY1 MLB 48 118 .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
1931 BRO MLB 196 20 54 7 1 4 23 12 12 1 .297 .340 .412 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CIN MLB 458 43 125 22 9 11 68 41 19 0 .303 .371 .479 .177 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 CIN MLB 373 30 99 21 1 4 47 16 17 2 .283 .322 .383 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 CIN MLB 436 42 127 19 4 9 62 16 22 0 .305 .335 .434 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 CIN MLB 351 36 114 23 3 12 64 16 6 0 .343 .379 .539 .196 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 CIN MLB 413 42 129 23 2 12 68 19 16 1 .333 .375 .496 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 CIN MLB 384 41 123 22 1 9 59 14 17 1 .334 .362 .473 .139 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 CIN MLB 529 60 167 30 1 19 95 40 14 0 .342 .391 .524 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CIN MLB 494 43 129 26 2 20 85 35 19 0 .287 .342 .487 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CIN MLB 414 50 120 22 0 14 74 31 14 0 .319 .382 .489 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CIN MLB 434 33 105 12 1 10 60 36 14 1 .264 .325 .374 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 BSN MLB 347 32 102 14 0 11 46 37 12 1 .330 .403 .482 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 NY1 MLB 315 19 90 7 0 10 51 16 11 1 .305 .347 .431 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1944 NY1 MLB 408 37 95 13 0 10 58 33 25 0 .255 .317 .370 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 NY1 MLB 417 46 113 7 1 19 70 43 11 0 .307 .387 .486 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 NY1 MLB 262 19 69 4 1 12 39 18 24 0 .290 .347 .466 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 NY1 MLB 118 8 31 5 0 4 21 7 9 0 .282 .325 .436 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: Chasing After the Wind: Win Probability Added, Art Shamsky, and the Oppressive Weirdness of BaseballMichael Baumann2013-06-04
In A Pickle: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the TimeJason Wojciechowski2012-10-18
In A Pickle: A.J. Pierzynski and the Last Thing You ExpectedJason Wojciechowski2012-08-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Pudge RetiresJay Jaffe2012-04-20
The Lineup Card: 11 Ballplayers Who Suffered Unusual DemisesBaseball Prospectus2011-11-17
The BP Broadside: The ALDS Goat Remains Masked and AnonymousSteven Goldman2011-10-07
The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT BadBaseball Prospectus2011-07-20
Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming WaveJay Jaffe2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWSJay Jaffe2010-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Mauer's Tower of AccomplishmentSteven Goldman2009-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Squat Tax?Steven Goldman2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: A Peach of a DealChristina Kahrl2008-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Unintended Consequences of Defunct CatchersSteven Goldman2008-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Horton Hears an All-StarSteven Goldman2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Here's What I ThinkJim Baker2008-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Mariners, Braves, and DiamondbacksRany Jazayerli2008-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Greg RhodesDavid Laurila2008-01-07
Prospectus Q&A: Rick Walls and Chris EckesDavid Laurila2008-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 2Steven Goldman2007-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Game Four DiaryChristina Kahrl2006-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Wildcard Mayhem EditionJim Baker2006-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: ExceptionsJim Baker2004-12-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-12-10
Draft Sleepers: Players Who Slipped Under the RadarJim Baker2004-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Lights Dimmed on BroadwaySteven Goldman2004-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part IISteven Goldman2003-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part ISteven Goldman2003-07-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Hal Chase were to play today would he be as celebrated for his defense at first base? Has the first base position changed a lot from the times of Hal Chase? It feels strange to read so much praise for a first baseman's defensive play. I'm probaly just bitter I couldn't find a publisher for my poem about Derrek Lee. Also, have you read the article about Ernie Lombardi in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract? One of the best articles I have ever read.
(Bonds Fan from Bay Area)
And with that mention of Hal Chase... Yes, the position has changed very dramatically in that the bunt is something that you have to worry about only rarely (in the AL) or a few times a game (in the NL). In Chase's day, the bunt was a possibility on every play, so the mobility of the first baseman was much more important. Keith Hernandez was deservedly celebrated for his defense in his day, as was Don Mattingly, and Doug Mientkiewicz has squeezed a few extra years out of his career out of being a gloveman, and I suppose Tony Muser could always get another job, so there's probably still room for a defensive star at the position... I have read the Lombardi essay, which was carried over from the original version of the book. I would love to know what Lom's line drive rates were. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ah, but the better question is, is it in the Yankees best interest to play Pudge as often as possible between now and the end of the year? According to Eddie B. over at Tiger Thoughts (who reverse engineered the Elias Rankings) Pudge is the top Type B catcher free agent and just a hair behind Ramon Hernandez for the last Type A spot. Since the Elias Rankings are based primarily on playing time and counting stats, it certainly gives the Yankees an incentive to try and sneak Pudge into that upgrade by giving him as much playing time as possible.
(that they die like sheeple from teh Doomokratic Republik)
Interesting point. I'm willing to bet the Yankees aren't thinking that far ahead, or they have and concluded that Pudge is so far gone it's just not likely to happen. Again, let's see if things change after this series, if the Yankees acknowledge that their playoff chances are so remote as to not be worth chasing... Nice work by Robinson Cano robbing David Ortiz on the shift. I bet that's exactly how it looked when an infielder made a play on Ernie Lombardi back in the 30s. (Steven Goldman)


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