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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 8189 .281 .364 .439 .287 30.4
Birth Date7-5-1950
Height6' 2"
Weight185 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
1972 SFN 21 20 71 62 11 18 1 1 4 33 7 13 0 1 1 14 0 1 .290 .357 .532 .344 6.3 0.5 0.8
1973 SFN 22 148 605 540 74 162 22 10 12 240 58 83 1 3 3 58 17 5 .300 .367 .444 .297 38.7 -5.8 3.5
1974 SFN 23 154 638 561 87 161 27 6 16 248 70 69 3 2 2 82 11 9 .287 .368 .442 .293 36.7 -3.5 3.6
1975 SFN 24 116 494 425 67 119 22 3 12 183 65 53 2 2 0 58 13 4 .280 .377 .431 .296 32.0 4.2 3.9
1976 SFN 25 156 671 587 79 164 28 4 20 260 75 94 1 6 2 84 12 5 .279 .359 .443 .299 39.7 -18.1 2.4
1977 ATL 26 148 627 555 89 157 25 5 17 243 67 90 2 1 2 64 22 8 .283 .362 .438 .276 21.8 -3.4 1.9
1978 ATL 27 129 542 474 75 135 20 5 18 219 61 92 2 4 1 62 8 7 .285 .366 .462 .289 21.6 0.1 2.4
1979 ATL 28 156 695 631 97 192 34 5 27 317 60 75 0 3 1 90 18 6 .304 .363 .502 .292 38.6 -4.3 3.5
1980 ATL 29 155 619 571 79 159 17 3 19 239 42 93 0 5 1 75 11 3 .278 .325 .419 .271 12.4 -3.1 1.0
1981 PHI 30 101 428 359 62 108 21 3 9 162 59 42 3 6 1 67 15 2 .301 .398 .451 .313 31.3 -8.9 2.5
1982 PHI 31 162 690 616 89 173 31 1 19 263 66 87 2 6 0 83 21 4 .281 .349 .427 .273 20.6 -14.2 0.7
1983 PHI 32 132 526 446 66 115 18 2 10 167 69 81 0 7 4 50 13 9 .258 .352 .374 .273 15.3 -8.1 0.8
1984 CHN 33 147 608 491 101 143 21 2 14 210 103 97 3 10 1 82 17 8 .291 .410 .428 .306 41.5 -19.1 2.4
1985 CHN 34 97 362 298 45 70 12 0 13 121 59 64 2 3 0 40 2 0 .235 .362 .406 .270 10.9 -4.2 0.7
1986 CHN 35 123 432 370 49 96 16 1 21 177 60 59 0 2 0 46 3 2 .259 .361 .478 .288 18.4 -9.7 0.9
1987 CHN 36 44 46 42 3 11 3 0 0 14 4 11 0 0 0 8 0 0 .262 .326 .333 .213 -1.0 0.0 -0.1
1987 SEA 36 45 135 119 10 28 1 0 3 38 15 22 0 1 0 15 0 1 .235 .319 .319 .218 -5.6 0.0 -0.6
Career20338189714710832011319512343134940112521621997818374.281.364.439.287379.2-97.630.4

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
1972 SFN MLB 20 71 .344 .254 .322 .379 .274 .304 101 5.2 1.7 -0.5 0.5 0.7 6.3 0.8 6.3 0.8
1973 SFN MLB 148 605 .297 .252 .316 .376 .257 .335 101 21.9 16.0 -3.8 -5.8 2.0 38.7 3.5 38.7 3.5
1974 SFN MLB 154 638 .293 .255 .321 .365 .260 .303 100 20.2 16.5 -3.9 -3.5 0.3 36.7 3.6 36.7 3.6
1975 SFN MLB 116 494 .296 .255 .320 .367 .256 .296 102 17.4 13.0 -3.1 4.2 2.1 32.0 3.9 32.0 3.9
1976 SFN MLB 156 671 .299 .254 .315 .361 .259 .301 101 24.7 16.9 -4 -18.1 3.1 39.7 2.4 39.7 2.4
1977 ATL MLB 148 627 .276 .260 .322 .390 .256 .312 109 10.1 17.5 -4.1 -3.4 0.7 21.8 1.9 21.8 1.9
1978 ATL MLB 129 542 .289 .254 .313 .367 .253 .318 110 14.8 14.1 -5.2 0.1 -0.8 21.6 2.4 21.6 2.4
1979 ATL MLB 156 695 .292 .263 .323 .387 .257 .310 107 22.7 19.5 -7.2 -4.3 1.8 38.6 3.5 38.6 3.5
1980 ATL MLB 155 619 .271 .259 .316 .372 .254 .302 102 6.9 16.6 -6 -3.1 0.4 12.4 1.0 12.4 1.0
1981 PHI MLB 101 428 .313 .254 .315 .363 .259 .315 103 21.2 10.8 -2.6 -8.9 1.0 31.3 2.5 31.3 2.5
1982 PHI MLB 162 690 .273 .261 .315 .378 .254 .298 100 9 18.6 -4.4 -14.2 0.0 20.6 0.7 20.6 0.7
1983 PHI MLB 132 526 .273 .258 .320 .384 .258 .290 102 6.9 14.3 -3.3 -8.1 0.8 15.3 0.8 15.3 0.8
1984 CHN MLB 147 608 .306 .254 .314 .370 .254 .331 103 27.7 16.3 -3.9 -19.1 2.7 41.5 2.4 41.5 2.4
1985 CHN MLB 97 362 .270 .250 .313 .371 .252 .254 102 3.5 9.9 -2.3 -4.2 0.4 10.9 0.7 10.9 0.7
1986 CHN MLB 123 432 .288 .253 .316 .376 .253 .257 108 12.4 12.0 -2.7 -9.7 -0.7 18.4 0.9 18.4 0.9
1987 CHN MLB 44 46 .213 .265 .327 .409 .258 .355 109 -2.3 1.4 0 0.0 0.1 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
1987 SEA MLB 45 135 .218 .260 .326 .411 .259 .263 101 -6.1 4.0 -2.4 0.0 -1.1 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6

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
1972 SFN MLB 71 11 18 1 1 4 14 7 13 0 1 .290 .357 .532 .242 .344 6.3 0.5 0.8
1973 SFN MLB 605 74 162 22 10 12 58 58 83 17 5 .300 .367 .444 .144 .297 38.7 -5.8 3.5
1974 SFN MLB 638 87 161 27 6 16 82 70 69 11 9 .287 .368 .442 .155 .293 36.7 -3.5 3.6
1975 SFN MLB 494 67 119 22 3 12 58 65 53 13 4 .280 .377 .431 .151 .296 32.0 4.2 3.9
1976 SFN MLB 671 79 164 28 4 20 84 75 94 12 5 .279 .359 .443 .164 .299 39.7 -18.1 2.4
1977 ATL MLB 627 89 157 25 5 17 64 67 90 22 8 .283 .362 .438 .155 .276 21.8 -3.4 1.9
1978 ATL MLB 542 75 135 20 5 18 62 61 92 8 7 .285 .366 .462 .177 .289 21.6 0.1 2.4
1979 ATL MLB 695 97 192 34 5 27 90 60 75 18 6 .304 .363 .502 .198 .292 38.6 -4.3 3.5
1980 ATL MLB 619 79 159 17 3 19 75 42 93 11 3 .278 .325 .419 .140 .271 12.4 -3.1 1.0
1981 PHI MLB 428 62 108 21 3 9 67 59 42 15 2 .301 .398 .451 .150 .313 31.3 -8.9 2.5
1982 PHI MLB 690 89 173 31 1 19 83 66 87 21 4 .281 .349 .427 .146 .273 20.6 -14.2 0.7
1983 PHI MLB 526 66 115 18 2 10 50 69 81 13 9 .258 .352 .374 .117 .273 15.3 -8.1 0.8
1984 CHN MLB 608 101 143 21 2 14 82 103 97 17 8 .291 .410 .428 .136 .306 41.5 -19.1 2.4
1985 CHN MLB 362 45 70 12 0 13 40 59 64 2 0 .235 .362 .406 .171 .270 10.9 -4.2 0.7
1986 CHN MLB 432 49 96 16 1 21 46 60 59 3 2 .259 .361 .478 .219 .288 18.4 -9.7 0.9
1987 SEA MLB 135 10 28 1 0 3 15 15 22 0 1 .235 .319 .319 .084 .218 -5.6 0.0 -0.6
1987 CHN MLB 46 3 11 3 0 0 8 4 11 0 0 .262 .326 .333 .071 .213 -1.0 0.0 -0.1

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
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL West Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Look for LoftonJay Jaffe2008-05-30
Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Angel MayhemJoe Sheehan2008-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL WestNate Silver2007-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Wrigleyville AgoniesSteven Goldman2007-10-08
Playoff Prospectus: Red Sox versus AngelsJim Baker2007-10-02
The Week in Quotes: February 26-March 5Alex Carnevale2007-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL West Catchup and Recent AL MovesChristina Kahrl2007-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Free Agents and Costly VotingJoe Sheehan2006-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Gary Matthews Jr.Marc Normandin2006-11-08
Prospectus Game of the Week: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers, August 26, 2006Derek Jacques2006-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Swing and MissDan Fox2006-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 7-13Christina Kahrl2005-12-14
Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins: 1980-1984Doug Pappas2004-03-16
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2004-03-10
Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins: 1977-1979Doug Pappas2004-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part II: The Universe of BattleSteven Goldman2004-02-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-07-16


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Good afternoon Christina ... The A's were celebrated in "Moneyball". BP sang the Red Sox praises in "Mind Game". When will the Angels get their props for organizational savvy? (ignoring the elephant in the room with a strong resemblance to Gary Matthews)
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hi Diana, it's a valid question, and one that I asked last year in an article for the New York Sun, but I expect that the the A's failure to matter of late has really sort of taken the starch out of the invented "debate" between scouting and performance analysis, and without that kind of controversy, most publishers won't take notice of things like simple winning. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Christina, love your writing... the queen of transaction analysis! Big question for you: Are the Angels due for a whopping regression next year? I'm mostly worried about their 2007 Diamondbacks-like pythagorean win-loss record. Their outfield in particular looks like it'll be a shambles. They'll be minus Juan Rivera (unless they make a serious effort to re-sign him), Vlad will undoubtedly be taken up on his team option, Garret Anderson will be gone, but Torii Hunter will be a year older (and he's already showing signs of decline), and the team will be carrying that godawful Gary Matthews, Jr. contract (barring a DFA). Plus, the bullpen will almost certainly be without K-Rod, and that leads to questions about the team's ability to shut down the opposition late in games with the implied roster reshuffling. Like the 2008 Snakes, it seems they could very quickly become a .500 (or worse) team in a hurry. Thoughts?
(scareduck from Somewhere west of Angel Stadium)
I think it makes for a very interesting question, because the factors you mention could lead to an expectation that it might take fewer than 90 wins to take next year's division crown, at which point you can put Oakland and Texas into the picture if they play for the near-term. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)I can't help but think that the Padres still have half a dozen better options for their outfield then the guys they have slated now. The Red Sox and Angels have extra outfielders to trade. Kenny Lofton or Corey Patterson seem like reasonable fits when you consider the salary they'll be paying out to Jim Edmonds. When did KT get all Pat Gillick-y?
(Wilson from Cambridge)
I would have liked to see them snag Patterson so that Edmonds could play left field. The man cannot cover the ground in that park. He'd be an upgrade in left for one year, though. Lofton isn't the answer to play next to him...honestly, it might be worth seeing how much of Gary Matthews' Jr.'s contract the Angels are willing to eat.

If the outfield is Hairston/Headley, Edmonds and Giles, I weep for that flyball pitching staff. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourWas Upton's HR today the longest at Boston aside from that Gary Matthews moonshot really early this year? What was that, about 450? (Will Carroll)