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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 9040 .265 .346 .469 .285 39.1
Birth Date3-12-1956
Height6' 4"
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
1976 ATL 20 19 72 65 3 17 6 0 0 23 7 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 .262 .333 .354 .255 2.1 0.1 0.2
1977 ATL 21 18 76 76 5 24 8 1 2 40 0 8 0 0 0 14 0 1 .316 .316 .526 .285 1.2 0.2 0.1
1978 ATL 22 151 583 530 66 120 14 3 23 209 42 145 3 5 3 79 11 7 .226 .284 .394 .241 2.0 9.3 1.2
1979 ATL 23 104 429 384 53 106 7 2 21 180 38 67 2 5 0 57 6 1 .276 .340 .469 .273 9.6 -3.0 0.7
1980 ATL 24 156 633 569 98 160 27 2 33 290 59 133 1 2 2 89 9 6 .281 .349 .510 .302 48.8 -4.6 4.7
1981 ATL 25 104 416 369 43 91 12 1 13 144 44 72 0 2 1 50 14 5 .247 .325 .390 .270 16.1 -7.4 1.0
1982 ATL 26 162 698 598 113 168 23 2 36 303 93 134 3 4 0 109 23 11 .281 .378 .507 .302 48.9 5.1 5.7
1983 ATL 27 162 687 589 131 178 24 4 36 318 90 110 2 6 0 121 30 4 .302 .393 .540 .314 63.8 -10.5 5.6
1984 ATL 28 162 691 607 94 176 32 8 36 332 79 134 2 3 0 100 19 7 .290 .372 .547 .314 65.3 -7.6 6.2
1985 ATL 29 162 712 616 118 185 32 2 37 332 90 141 1 5 0 111 10 3 .300 .388 .539 .324 73.3 -21.0 5.5
1986 ATL 30 160 692 614 89 163 29 7 29 293 75 141 2 1 0 83 7 7 .265 .347 .477 .286 40.8 -30.9 1.0
1987 ATL 31 159 693 566 115 167 27 1 44 328 115 136 7 5 0 105 16 6 .295 .417 .580 .323 57.2 8.2 6.5
1988 ATL 32 156 671 592 77 134 35 4 24 249 74 125 2 3 0 77 3 5 .226 .313 .421 .257 7.4 -0.4 0.8
1989 ATL 33 154 647 574 60 131 16 0 20 207 65 142 2 6 0 84 3 2 .228 .306 .361 .248 4.2 -8.4 -0.5
1990 ATL 34 97 394 349 38 81 14 0 17 146 41 84 1 3 0 55 9 2 .232 .312 .418 .265 6.5 -0.4 0.6
1990 PHI 34 57 235 214 22 57 9 1 7 89 20 46 0 1 0 28 0 1 .266 .328 .416 .256 0.6 -0.3 0.0
1991 PHI 35 153 599 544 66 137 33 1 18 226 48 93 0 7 0 81 1 0 .252 .309 .415 .267 10.9 -1.9 1.0
1992 PHI 36 18 63 62 5 10 1 0 2 17 1 13 0 0 0 7 0 0 .161 .175 .274 .171 -4.9 -1.2 -0.7
1993 COL 37 26 49 42 1 6 1 0 0 7 5 15 0 2 0 7 0 0 .143 .224 .167 .139 -6.8 -0.4 -0.7
Career21809040796011972111350393983733986174828606126616168.265.346.469.285446.9-75.239.1

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
1976 ATL MLB 19 72 .255 .250 .309 .342 .252 .304 105 -0.4 1.8 1.1 0.1 0.3 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
1977 ATL MLB 18 76 .285 .251 .311 .379 .250 .333 103 1.9 2.1 1.3 0.2 -1.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
1978 ATL MLB 151 583 .241 .253 .313 .365 .254 .264 109 -10.8 15.2 -7.3 9.3 3.1 2.0 1.2 2.0 1.2
1979 ATL MLB 104 429 .273 .262 .323 .384 .255 .282 108 5.8 12.0 -3.8 -3.0 -0.5 9.6 0.7 9.6 0.7
1980 ATL MLB 156 633 .302 .258 .315 .371 .253 .314 102 26.8 17.0 0.2 -4.6 0.6 48.8 4.7 48.8 4.7
1981 ATL MLB 104 416 .270 .255 .314 .362 .257 .273 101 3.8 10.5 0.9 -7.4 -3.0 16.1 1.0 16.1 1.0
1982 ATL MLB 162 698 .302 .255 .313 .370 .253 .306 106 29 18.8 -0.4 5.1 0.8 48.9 5.7 48.9 5.7
1983 ATL MLB 162 687 .314 .255 .319 .377 .257 .316 106 37.6 18.7 0.6 -10.5 5.8 63.8 5.6 63.8 5.6
1984 ATL MLB 162 691 .314 .255 .315 .366 .254 .318 102 37.2 18.5 1.7 -7.6 1.7 65.3 6.2 65.3 6.2
1985 ATL MLB 162 712 .324 .252 .314 .375 .255 .334 98 45.6 19.4 1.8 -21.0 4.0 73.3 5.5 73.3 5.5
1986 ATL MLB 160 692 .286 .250 .314 .378 .254 .301 105 18.6 19.1 1.4 -30.9 -0.1 40.8 1.0 40.8 1.0
1987 ATL MLB 159 693 .323 .259 .324 .404 .257 .315 105 47.1 20.4 -7.6 8.2 -1.7 57.2 6.5 57.2 6.5
1988 ATL MLB 156 671 .257 .244 .302 .356 .249 .247 102 -2.2 17.6 -6.5 -0.4 -4.8 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8
1989 ATL MLB 154 647 .248 .245 .307 .363 .253 .266 102 -7.3 16.9 -2 -8.4 -2.2 4.2 -0.5 4.2 -0.5
1990 ATL MLB 97 394 .265 .255 .315 .383 .258 .255 105 2.1 10.6 -3.9 -0.4 0.6 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
1990 PHI MLB 57 235 .256 .248 .305 .365 .251 .309 97 -0.9 6.3 -2.2 -0.3 -2.1 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
1991 PHI MLB 153 599 .267 .250 .309 .372 .253 .270 99 4.1 16.2 -5.9 -1.9 -0.4 10.9 1.0 10.9 1.0
1992 PHI MLB 18 63 .171 .252 .304 .363 .247 .170 102 -5.4 1.6 -0.6 -1.2 -0.6 -4.9 -0.7 -4.9 -0.7
1993 COL MLB 26 49 .139 .269 .321 .403 .257 .207 124 -6.4 1.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.9 -6.8 -0.7 -6.8 -0.7

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
1976 ATL MLB 72 3 17 6 0 0 9 7 9 0 0 .262 .333 .354 .092 .255 2.1 0.1 0.2
1977 ATL MLB 76 5 24 8 1 2 14 0 8 0 1 .316 .316 .526 .211 .285 1.2 0.2 0.1
1978 ATL MLB 583 66 120 14 3 23 79 42 145 11 7 .226 .284 .394 .168 .241 2.0 9.3 1.2
1979 ATL MLB 429 53 106 7 2 21 57 38 67 6 1 .276 .340 .469 .193 .273 9.6 -3.0 0.7
1980 ATL MLB 633 98 160 27 2 33 89 59 133 9 6 .281 .349 .510 .228 .302 48.8 -4.6 4.7
1981 ATL MLB 416 43 91 12 1 13 50 44 72 14 5 .247 .325 .390 .144 .270 16.1 -7.4 1.0
1982 ATL MLB 698 113 168 23 2 36 109 93 134 23 11 .281 .378 .507 .226 .302 48.9 5.1 5.7
1983 ATL MLB 687 131 178 24 4 36 121 90 110 30 4 .302 .393 .540 .238 .314 63.8 -10.5 5.6
1984 ATL MLB 691 94 176 32 8 36 100 79 134 19 7 .290 .372 .547 .257 .314 65.3 -7.6 6.2
1985 ATL MLB 712 118 185 32 2 37 111 90 141 10 3 .300 .388 .539 .239 .324 73.3 -21.0 5.5
1986 ATL MLB 692 89 163 29 7 29 83 75 141 7 7 .265 .347 .477 .212 .286 40.8 -30.9 1.0
1987 ATL MLB 693 115 167 27 1 44 105 115 136 16 6 .295 .417 .580 .284 .323 57.2 8.2 6.5
1988 ATL MLB 671 77 134 35 4 24 77 74 125 3 5 .226 .313 .421 .194 .257 7.4 -0.4 0.8
1989 ATL MLB 647 60 131 16 0 20 84 65 142 3 2 .228 .306 .361 .132 .248 4.2 -8.4 -0.5
1990 ATL MLB 394 38 81 14 0 17 55 41 84 9 2 .232 .312 .418 .186 .265 6.5 -0.4 0.6
1990 PHI MLB 235 22 57 9 1 7 28 20 46 0 1 .266 .328 .416 .150 .256 0.6 -0.3 0.0
1991 PHI MLB 599 66 137 33 1 18 81 48 93 1 0 .252 .309 .415 .164 .267 10.9 -1.9 1.0
1992 PHI MLB 63 5 10 1 0 2 7 1 13 0 0 .161 .175 .274 .113 .171 -4.9 -1.2 -0.7
1993 COL MLB 49 1 6 1 0 0 7 5 15 0 0 .143 .224 .167 .024 .139 -6.8 -0.4 -0.7

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Injury History

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This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe View from the Loge Level: From the Home of the BravesDaron Sutton2014-07-18
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The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2014-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Hall of Fame 50 Percent Probability TestSam Miller2013-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Meltdown MadnessDaniel Rathman2013-09-13
Painting the Black: Wil the ThrilR.J. Anderson2013-08-12
The BP Wayback Machine: Development DisastersKevin Goldstein2013-07-26
Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Turning 30 is So Much Better if You Don't Play BaseballBrian MacPherson2013-03-26
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Former AstrosGeoff Young2013-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Second Half of Ryan Braun's HOF CareerR.J. Anderson2013-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Lessons from the Hall of Fame VoteRussell A. Carleton2013-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
Hall of Fame Voting: Casting Our BallotsBaseball Prospectus2013-01-09
On the Beat: The Hall of Fame BallotJohn Perrotto2013-01-03
In A Pickle: That Blank ExpressionJason Wojciechowski2013-01-03
Wezen-Ball: 37 Candidates, 37 (non-PED) ExcusesLarry Granillo2012-12-04
Painting the Black: Chipper, Loyalty and the Two-Way StreetR.J. Anderson2012-09-05
Wezen-Ball: Crime and PunishmentLarry Granillo2012-08-17
Wezen-Ball: Review: "Bottom of the Ninth: An Animated Graphic Novel"Larry Granillo2012-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Rapid Aging of A-RodBen Lindbergh2012-07-13
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTen Prospects on the Bubble, Part Two: National LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Braves Still Building the Wight WayR.J. Anderson2012-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Fixing a Bug in the MarinersGeoff Young2012-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot SurgesJay Jaffe2012-01-10
Wezen-Ball: HOF Candidates as ProspectsLarry Granillo2012-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Outfielders, Part IJay Jaffe2012-01-02
Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984Larry Granillo2011-11-02
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?Steven Goldman2011-05-25
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On the Beat: One Man's BallotJohn Perrotto2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: The Right FieldersJay Jaffe2011-01-04
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BP Unfiltered: The Ultimate Late BloomerJohn Perrotto2010-04-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for OutfieldersJay Jaffe2009-12-31
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2008-12-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)I appreciate WAR as a reflective statistic but how is it possible that a player like Vladimir Guererro falls so short in both career AND peak compared to HOF Right Fielders? Yes he was a hacker, but his career OBP is still .379 and OPS .931 with most of his home games in pitcher friendly parks. He was arguably the most feared hitter in the game for a 7 year period, leading the league in intentional walks yet he comes in below guys like Dwight Evans, Reggie Smith, Gary Sheffield and Bobby Bonds. Really?
(Scott from LA)
Vlad racked up his numbers in a much more offense-friendly era than the guys you mention (Sheffield excepted - and the two are side-by-side in the JAWS rankings), his defensive value was in the red, he had one really productive season after age 33, and doesn't have *anything* after his age 36 season. It's very tough to get into the Hall of Fame with a resume like that no matter what preceded it; ask Dale Murphy. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)As an obvious Braves fan, what's the rational for Dale Murphy and Fred McGriff being left out of the Hall of Fame. I understand, although though don't completely agree with, the lack of dominance factor for McGriff, but he was one of the most consistent hitters in the 1990s. As for Murphy, he is being punished for the opposite, lack of consistency despite his dominance. It is hard to neglect the fact that Murphy was one of the top ten hitters of the 1980s, which should be reason enough to elect him. Sorry, I am not working with a lot of data here, but I wanted to here your rationale and opinion. Thanks again.
(UCBravesKing from Erlanger, KY)
Murphy's peak was high but short, and there was little in between his good years and his awful ones. We have him with six seasons of 5.0 WARP or more, while his seventh best is worth less than 2.0, and only three of them are worth between 1.0 and 2.0. McGriff has just three above 5.0, and six more between 2.0 and 3.0. First base is a position for MASHERS, and he just didn't fit that description for long enough. The average HOF 1B has a True Average of .320, and while the Crime Dog was at .317 or higher nine times, he's down in the .265-.285 range for almost as many. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd call this good news for Bert. I was worried he'd stagnate around 62%. do you have the % of the vote for Edgar, Raines and Barry? They don't have it on espn.com. Thanks.
(collins from greenville nc)
539 ballots, five blanks, Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.

Segui gets his vote. Baines remains on life support thanks to the persistence of a stubborn few. Karros receives more votes than he had All-Star appearances. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who had a better career? Andre Dawson or Dale Murphy?
(HonusCobb from Hopedale, IL)
It would be easy to say Murphy, because he was that special for a slightly longer stretch despite both men having superb peaks, but admittedly part of my take is colored by an overreaction to how awful Dawson was in the field on the downslope of his career once his knees were shot, and bad defense, sporadic slugging, and a huge number of outs just doesn't add up for me. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Dale Murphy not getting into the Hall of Fame? Back to back MVP's aren't good enough to get him in? What would have? Love your writings !!!
(Lopecci from Dale Murphys Mole)
Thanks, Lopecci, I appreciate the compliment, even if I'm probably going to end up disappointing you. I'm utterly unfazed by it. He doesn't belong, in the same way that Rice doesn't belong. No disrespect to a great pair of players, but they didn't do enough long enough to really have the cases that their supporters like to pretend they have. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourRe Andruw, it's got to be higher than that. If he's really through, that would be a historically abrupt falloff, more than Dale Murphy or anyone else I can think of at a similar age. (Steven Goldman)