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Tony Oliva DHTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 6879 .304 .353 .476 .301 48.6
Birth Date7-20-1938
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1962 MIN 23 9 12 9 3 4 1 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 .444 .583 .556 .460 3.1 0.1 0.3
1963 MIN 24 7 7 7 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .322 0.6 0.0 0.1
1964 MIN 25 161 718 672 109 217 43 9 32 374 34 68 6 3 3 94 12 6 .323 .359 .557 .326 57.5 9.9 7.5
1965 MIN 26 149 647 576 107 185 40 5 16 283 55 64 4 10 2 98 19 9 .321 .378 .491 .316 46.5 8.9 6.2
1966 MIN 27 159 677 622 99 191 32 7 25 312 42 72 5 6 2 87 13 7 .307 .353 .502 .306 44.9 9.3 6.1
1967 MIN 28 146 615 557 76 161 34 6 17 258 44 61 8 5 1 83 11 3 .289 .347 .463 .312 40.1 9.2 5.8
1968 MIN 29 128 528 470 54 136 24 5 18 224 45 61 7 5 1 68 10 9 .289 .357 .477 .325 33.2 1.6 4.4
1969 MIN 30 153 692 637 97 197 39 4 24 316 45 66 3 5 2 101 10 13 .309 .355 .496 .307 42.1 8.0 5.5
1970 MIN 31 157 674 628 96 204 36 7 23 323 38 67 3 4 1 107 5 4 .325 .364 .514 .311 53.3 21.2 7.9
1971 MIN 32 126 518 487 73 164 30 3 22 266 25 44 2 4 0 81 4 1 .337 .369 .546 .329 39.8 -6.3 3.8
1972 MIN 33 10 30 28 1 9 1 0 0 10 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .321 .367 .357 .257 0.5 -0.6 -0.0
1973 MIN 34 146 624 571 63 166 20 0 16 234 45 44 4 4 0 92 2 1 .291 .345 .410 .266 10.7 0.0 1.2
1974 MIN 35 127 494 459 43 131 16 2 13 190 27 31 2 4 2 57 0 1 .285 .325 .414 .261 2.6 0.0 0.3
1975 MIN 36 131 515 455 46 123 10 0 13 172 41 45 13 6 0 58 0 1 .270 .344 .378 .266 5.9 0.0 0.6
1976 MIN 37 67 128 123 3 26 3 0 1 32 2 13 2 1 0 16 0 0 .211 .234 .260 .188 -8.3 0.0 -0.9
Career16766879630187019173294822030024486455957149478655.304.353.476.301372.461.248.6

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
1962 MIN MLB 9 12 .460 .268 .331 .446 .270 .571 101 2.5 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.4 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
1963 MIN MLB 7 7 .322 .240 .303 .371 .259 .600 104 0.4 0.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1964 MIN MLB 161 718 .326 .251 .313 .389 .262 .322 104 44.1 18.4 -6.3 9.9 1.8 57.5 7.5 57.5 7.5
1965 MIN MLB 149 647 .316 .245 .309 .374 .261 .334 106 32.9 16.4 -5.7 8.9 4.2 46.5 6.2 46.5 6.2
1966 MIN MLB 159 677 .306 .241 .304 .371 .257 .313 105 28.4 17.2 -5.4 9.3 2.8 44.9 6.1 44.9 6.1
1967 MIN MLB 146 615 .312 .234 .299 .354 .256 .298 103 27.6 14.8 -5.5 9.2 1.4 40.1 5.8 40.1 5.8
1968 MIN MLB 128 528 .325 .230 .293 .341 .258 .298 98 27.6 11.6 -4.3 1.6 -0.9 33.2 4.4 33.2 4.4
1969 MIN MLB 153 692 .307 .249 .320 .375 .263 .313 99 31.2 17.8 -6.6 8.0 -1.3 42.1 5.5 42.1 5.5
1970 MIN MLB 157 674 .311 .250 .318 .380 .258 .334 101 34.6 18.3 -6.6 21.2 3.3 53.3 7.9 53.3 7.9
1971 MIN MLB 126 518 .329 .245 .309 .360 .257 .334 103 32.9 12.8 -4.7 -6.3 0.2 39.8 3.8 39.8 3.8
1972 MIN MLB 10 30 .257 .246 .303 .346 .248 .391 107 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 0.5 -0.0 0.5 -0.0
1973 MIN MLB 146 624 .266 .263 .329 .385 .265 .291 104 3.9 16.5 -10.5 0.0 0.9 10.7 1.2 10.7 1.2
1974 MIN MLB 127 494 .261 .259 .320 .373 .260 .282 105 0.7 12.8 -8 0.0 -2.9 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
1975 MIN MLB 131 515 .266 .260 .327 .380 .263 .273 105 3.3 13.6 -8.5 0.0 -2.4 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
1976 MIN MLB 67 128 .188 .251 .308 .350 .253 .227 104 -8.7 3.2 -1.5 0.0 -1.4 -8.3 -0.9 -8.3 -0.9

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
1962 MIN MLB 12 3 4 1 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 .444 .583 .556 .111 .460 3.1 0.1 0.3
1963 MIN MLB 7 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .000 .322 0.6 0.0 0.1
1964 MIN MLB 718 109 217 43 9 32 94 34 68 12 6 .323 .359 .557 .234 .326 57.5 9.9 7.5
1965 MIN MLB 647 107 185 40 5 16 98 55 64 19 9 .321 .378 .491 .170 .316 46.5 8.9 6.2
1966 MIN MLB 677 99 191 32 7 25 87 42 72 13 7 .307 .353 .502 .195 .306 44.9 9.3 6.1
1967 MIN MLB 615 76 161 34 6 17 83 44 61 11 3 .289 .347 .463 .174 .312 40.1 9.2 5.8
1968 MIN MLB 528 54 136 24 5 18 68 45 61 10 9 .289 .357 .477 .187 .325 33.2 1.6 4.4
1969 MIN MLB 692 97 197 39 4 24 101 45 66 10 13 .309 .355 .496 .187 .307 42.1 8.0 5.5
1970 MIN MLB 674 96 204 36 7 23 107 38 67 5 4 .325 .364 .514 .189 .311 53.3 21.2 7.9
1971 MIN MLB 518 73 164 30 3 22 81 25 44 4 1 .337 .369 .546 .209 .329 39.8 -6.3 3.8
1972 MIN MLB 30 1 9 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 .321 .367 .357 .036 .257 0.5 -0.6 -0.0
1973 MIN MLB 624 63 166 20 0 16 92 45 44 2 1 .291 .345 .410 .119 .266 10.7 0.0 1.2
1974 MIN MLB 494 43 131 16 2 13 57 27 31 0 1 .285 .325 .414 .129 .261 2.6 0.0 0.3
1975 MIN MLB 515 46 123 10 0 13 58 41 45 0 1 .270 .344 .378 .108 .266 5.9 0.0 0.6
1976 MIN MLB 128 3 26 3 0 1 16 2 13 0 0 .211 .234 .260 .049 .188 -8.3 0.0 -0.9

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
1972-06-24 - - - Right Knee Surgery -
1972-04-06 1972-06-11 66 44 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery - -

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Unconventional Winners and Losers of the Offseason to DateBaseball Prospectus2014-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
Perfect Game Presents: 2013 Rookie of the Year Candidates 2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Fat Elvis' Swan SongJay Jaffe2012-08-31
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Inspecting the Spectrum, Part IV: The Designated Hitter QuestionJay Jaffe2012-03-07
The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 1David Laurila2012-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot SurgesJay Jaffe2012-01-10
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of FameJay Jaffe2011-11-22
The BP Broadside: "Compiler" Jim Thome for the Hall of FameSteven Goldman2011-08-16
You Can Blog It Up: Peace Be With You, Harmon Killebrew (Sadly Updated)Steven Goldman2011-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Asian Equation: The Idiosyncrasy of IchiroMichael Street2011-05-11
Prospectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part IDavid Laurila2011-01-11
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: A Trip to Target FieldJay Jaffe2010-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Michael CuddyerDavid Laurila2010-05-28
BP Unfiltered: Five Minutes with The SpacemanDavid Laurila2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Johnny GorylDavid Laurila2010-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Twin City TripletsKen Funck2009-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Bert BlylevenDavid Laurila2009-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2008-12-09
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Rookie SpoilersJim Baker2007-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A First for the AgesJim Baker2007-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Joe MauerDavid Laurila2007-07-08
Prospectus Q&A: Jack McKeonDavid Laurila2007-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS Returns: Cooperstown MusingsJay Jaffe2007-05-21
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Walkfest, 2006Jim Baker2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Veterans Committee Ballot: JAWS Chews on the EligiblesJay Jaffe2005-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Wasting Away in RochesterJoe Sheehan2004-04-19
The Great Slide Backwards: Which Teams Will Lose 20 More Games this Season?Mark Armour2003-04-09
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)David, your interviews are among the highlights of BP's site. I especially like the variety of subjects you choose, from retired players and coaches to prospects. Can you name a few living people you'd like to interview someday? Any people who have died since you started this who you regret not covering?
(Asinwreck from Chicago, IL)
Thanks. Kind words are always appreciated, to say the least. As for people who died (and, oh yeah, RIP poet/musician Jim Carroll; I was a fan), the one who first comes to mind passed away about a year before I began writing for BP. That was Dick Radatz, who was not only a brilliant closer but a bit of a character and apparently a wonderful man. Much more recently, I never did get a chance to interview, or even meet, Mark Fidrych. I regret that.

As for who Id like to interview, there are certainly many. Talking to Barack Obama about baseball would certainly be enjoyable. Sitting down with Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire to talk hitting -- and only hitting -- would be great (has anyone actually done that before?). Ill be in Ft. Myers in early March, and Id love to run into Harmon Killebrew and/or Tony Oliva in Twins camp. I want to talk to Darrell Evans. (David Laurila)
2009-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)So who loses out in the Twins OF/DH situation?
(Tim from Green Bay)
I don't see Tony Oliva getting many at-bats at all.

I have questions about every single player in that bunch - Delmon Young, Carlos Gomez, Denard Span, Jason Kubel, Mike Cuddyer - and particularly the first two, given their inabilities to get on base consistently. (Jay Jaffe)


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