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Bill Melton 1BWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 4557 .253 .337 .419 .281 22.8
Birth Date7-7-1945
Height6' 2"
Weight200 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
1968 CHA 22 34 122 109 5 29 8 0 2 43 10 32 0 2 1 16 1 1 .266 .322 .394 .303 5.9 1.6 0.9
1969 CHA 23 157 628 556 67 142 26 2 23 241 56 106 5 6 5 87 1 2 .255 .326 .433 .280 26.8 -4.9 2.4
1970 CHA 24 141 589 514 74 135 15 1 33 251 56 107 9 9 1 96 2 4 .263 .340 .488 .296 32.7 1.4 3.6
1971 CHA 25 150 621 543 72 146 18 2 33 267 61 87 11 5 1 86 3 3 .269 .352 .492 .314 43.7 14.8 6.7
1972 CHA 26 57 232 208 22 51 5 0 7 77 23 31 0 1 0 30 1 1 .245 .319 .370 .270 8.9 1.0 1.2
1973 CHA 27 152 642 560 83 155 29 1 20 246 75 66 2 3 2 87 4 4 .277 .362 .439 .283 37.2 2.5 4.3
1974 CHA 28 136 570 495 63 120 17 0 21 200 59 60 5 6 5 63 3 2 .242 .326 .404 .273 20.7 -2.7 2.0
1975 CHA 29 149 607 512 62 123 16 0 15 184 78 106 8 6 3 70 5 4 .240 .346 .359 .263 18.9 1.4 2.2
1976 CAL 30 118 392 341 31 71 17 3 6 112 44 53 2 3 2 42 2 0 .208 .300 .328 .259 4.5 -4.2 0.0
1977 CLE 31 50 154 133 17 32 11 0 0 43 17 21 2 2 0 14 1 3 .241 .331 .323 .235 -4.7 0.4 -0.5
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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
1968 CHA MLB 34 122 .303 .225 .291 .342 .259 .351 88 4.2 2.7 0.4 1.6 -1.2 5.9 0.9 5.9 0.9
1969 CHA MLB 157 628 .280 .245 .317 .369 .259 .275 98 11.8 16.1 1.8 -4.9 -0.3 26.8 2.4 26.8 2.4
1970 CHA MLB 141 589 .296 .249 .318 .377 .256 .266 102 21.2 16.0 -1.9 1.4 -3.9 32.7 3.6 32.7 3.6
1971 CHA MLB 150 621 .314 .248 .313 .364 .260 .264 101 30.9 15.3 2.1 14.8 -1.6 43.7 6.7 43.7 6.7
1972 CHA MLB 57 232 .270 .242 .308 .346 .257 .257 98 2.1 5.5 0.7 1.0 -0.3 8.9 1.2 8.9 1.2
1973 CHA MLB 152 642 .283 .259 .327 .382 .263 .283 103 14.4 17.0 2.2 2.5 -0.0 37.2 4.3 37.2 4.3
1974 CHA MLB 136 570 .273 .259 .320 .372 .261 .236 103 7.2 14.7 1.1 -2.7 -1.8 20.7 2.0 20.7 2.0
1975 CHA MLB 149 607 .263 .255 .319 .374 .259 .272 104 1.6 16.0 1.4 1.4 0.2 18.9 2.2 18.9 2.2
1976 CAL MLB 118 392 .259 .258 .317 .362 .260 .228 92 -0.4 9.9 -4.8 -4.2 -0.6 4.5 0.0 4.5 0.0
1977 CLE MLB 50 154 .235 .266 .330 .402 .263 .281 100 -4 4.3 -1.7 0.4 -2.7 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5

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
1968 CHA MLB 122 5 29 8 0 2 16 10 32 1 1 .266 .322 .394 .128 .303 5.9 1.6 0.9
1969 CHA MLB 628 67 142 26 2 23 87 56 106 1 2 .255 .326 .433 .178 .280 26.8 -4.9 2.4
1970 CHA MLB 589 74 135 15 1 33 96 56 107 2 4 .263 .340 .488 .226 .296 32.7 1.4 3.6
1971 CHA MLB 621 72 146 18 2 33 86 61 87 3 3 .269 .352 .492 .223 .314 43.7 14.8 6.7
1972 CHA MLB 232 22 51 5 0 7 30 23 31 1 1 .245 .319 .370 .125 .270 8.9 1.0 1.2
1973 CHA MLB 642 83 155 29 1 20 87 75 66 4 4 .277 .362 .439 .163 .283 37.2 2.5 4.3
1974 CHA MLB 570 63 120 17 0 21 63 59 60 3 2 .242 .326 .404 .162 .273 20.7 -2.7 2.0
1975 CHA MLB 607 62 123 16 0 15 70 78 106 5 4 .240 .346 .359 .119 .263 18.9 1.4 2.2
1976 CAL MLB 392 31 71 17 3 6 42 44 53 2 0 .208 .300 .328 .120 .259 4.5 -4.2 0.0
1977 CLE MLB 154 17 32 11 0 0 14 17 21 1 3 .241 .331 .323 .083 .235 -4.7 0.4 -0.5

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

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  Title Author Date
Wezen-Ball: Breaking Down the White Sox Magazine CrosswordLarry Granillo2013-01-02
The BP Broadside: Questions, Predictions, Worries, Distractions, and Other Mysteries of Opening Day, National LeagueSteven Goldman2011-03-31
One-Hoppers: The Snubbed Cub: Ron Santo (1940-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Good Fridays PastJim Baker2005-03-25
Prospectus Feature: Breaking OutNate Silver2003-01-23


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you find it funny that a team can just have an historically weak position, transcending eras, ERAs, team ownership, management, POTUSes, ... Off the top of your head, what are likely to be the worst positions you can think of--Tigers catchers? Mariners SSes? Jays 3B?
(Wade from TX)
Do you mean now, or historically? The really famous ones are the long droughts the White Sox and Mets had at third base, with the Sox going from Willie Kamm to Robin Ventura with only a couple of decent Bill Melton years in the middle. The Mets basically went from 1962 to Howard Johnson before they got anything great from their third basemen--although Wayne Garrett had a couple of decent seasons if you consider park and league context. And of course, the Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996, except for whenever Casey Stengel played Gil McDougald over there... (Steven Goldman)


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