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Gary Pettis CFTigers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 4237 .236 .332 .310 .250 22.1
Birth Date4-3-1958
Height6' 1"
Weight165 lbs
BatsB
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
1982 CAL 24 10 5 5 5 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .800 .341 0.4 0.2 0.1
1983 CAL 25 22 93 85 19 25 2 3 3 42 7 15 0 0 1 6 8 3 .294 .348 .494 .334 12.3 -1.7 1.1
1984 CAL 26 140 466 397 63 90 11 6 2 119 60 115 3 1 5 29 48 17 .227 .332 .300 .247 19.3 6.6 2.8
1985 CAL 27 125 516 443 67 114 10 8 1 143 62 125 0 2 9 32 56 9 .257 .347 .323 .264 27.2 8.9 3.8
1986 CAL 28 154 628 539 93 139 23 4 5 185 69 132 0 5 15 58 50 13 .258 .339 .343 .268 33.4 25.1 6.1
1987 CAL 29 133 448 394 49 82 13 2 1 102 52 124 1 0 1 17 24 5 .208 .302 .259 .217 -3.4 17.8 1.4
1988 DET 30 129 512 458 65 96 14 4 3 127 47 85 1 0 6 36 44 10 .210 .285 .277 .229 1.9 10.8 1.4
1989 DET 31 119 536 444 77 114 8 6 1 137 84 106 0 0 8 18 43 15 .257 .375 .309 .257 18.7 3.4 2.4
1990 TEX 32 136 498 423 66 101 16 8 3 142 57 118 4 3 11 31 38 15 .239 .333 .336 .249 7.4 -0.4 0.7
1991 TEX 33 137 343 282 37 61 7 5 0 78 54 91 0 1 6 19 29 13 .216 .341 .277 .245 6.8 11.1 1.9
1992 DET 34 48 160 129 27 26 4 3 1 39 27 34 0 1 3 12 13 4 .202 .338 .302 .245 3.1 2.2 0.6
1992 SDN 34 30 32 30 0 6 1 0 0 7 2 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .250 .233 .186 -2.6 0.3 -0.3
Career1183423736295688551094921112552195891365259354104.236.332.310.250124.584.222.1

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
1979 IDA Rk 50 220 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .420 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SLN A+ 118 486 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 HLY AA 120 517 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 CAL MLB 10 5 .341 .274 .330 .370 .264 .000 99 0.4 0.1 0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
1982 SPO AAA 133 612 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 CAL MLB 22 93 .334 .256 .312 .385 .255 .328 100 6.9 2.5 0.2 -1.7 1.2 12.3 1.1 12.3 1.1
1983 EDM AAA 132 624 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 CAL MLB 140 466 .247 .261 .324 .393 .265 .313 94 -5.8 12.5 1.1 6.6 6.7 19.3 2.8 19.3 2.8
1985 CAL MLB 125 516 .264 .261 .328 .409 .268 .354 96 2.3 14.1 1.3 8.9 6.9 27.2 3.8 27.2 3.8
1986 CAL MLB 154 628 .268 .264 .331 .414 .270 .329 95 5.1 17.4 1.6 25.1 6.8 33.4 6.1 33.4 6.1
1987 CAL MLB 133 448 .217 .265 .331 .429 .267 .301 96 -20.8 13.2 1.2 17.8 2.8 -3.4 1.4 -3.4 1.4
1987 EDM AAA 8 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 DET MLB 129 512 .229 .262 .324 .394 .269 .251 98 -15.1 13.4 1.2 10.8 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.9 1.4
1989 DET MLB 119 536 .257 .261 .321 .379 .262 .335 101 -1.4 14.0 1.3 3.4 6.9 18.7 2.4 18.7 2.4
1989 TOL AAA 6 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 TEX MLB 136 498 .249 .260 .326 .392 .264 .321 102 -5.6 13.4 1.2 -0.4 -3.0 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7
1991 TEX MLB 137 343 .245 .265 .334 .404 .272 .318 99 -5.3 9.3 0.7 11.1 0.7 6.8 1.9 6.8 1.9
1992 DET MLB 48 160 .245 .256 .319 .382 .261 .263 102 -2.3 4.1 0.4 2.2 1.7 3.1 0.6 3.1 0.6
1992 SDN MLB 30 32 .186 .246 .307 .363 .251 .316 101 -2.3 0.8 0 0.3 -0.6 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
1992 TOL AAA 10 43 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TAC AAA 26 100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 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
1979 IDA Rk 220 39 63 10 10 3 26 17 53 15 5 .318 .382 .515 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SLN A+ 486 71 94 15 3 2 31 79 128 43 13 .239 .380 .308 .069 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 HLY AA 517 77 112 8 9 3 36 86 93 55 12 .266 .392 .349 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SPO AAA 612 108 152 22 14 1 59 78 107 53 18 .288 .378 .388 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 CAL MLB 5 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .800 .600 .341 0.4 0.2 0.1
1983 EDM AAA 624 138 151 27 8 11 52 81 121 52 6 .285 .383 .429 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 CAL MLB 93 19 25 2 3 3 6 7 15 8 3 .294 .348 .494 .200 .334 12.3 -1.7 1.1
1984 CAL MLB 466 63 90 11 6 2 29 60 115 48 17 .227 .332 .300 .073 .247 19.3 6.6 2.8
1985 CAL MLB 516 67 114 10 8 1 32 62 125 56 9 .257 .347 .323 .065 .264 27.2 8.9 3.8
1986 CAL MLB 628 93 139 23 4 5 58 69 132 50 13 .258 .339 .343 .085 .268 33.4 25.1 6.1
1987 EDM AAA 19 6 2 1 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 .125 .263 .188 .062 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 CAL MLB 448 49 82 13 2 1 17 52 124 24 5 .208 .302 .259 .051 .217 -3.4 17.8 1.4
1988 DET MLB 512 65 96 14 4 3 36 47 85 44 10 .210 .285 .277 .068 .229 1.9 10.8 1.4
1989 TOL AAA 28 6 7 1 0 1 3 7 2 4 3 .333 .500 .524 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 DET MLB 536 77 114 8 6 1 18 84 106 43 15 .257 .375 .309 .052 .257 18.7 3.4 2.4
1990 TEX MLB 498 66 101 16 8 3 31 57 118 38 15 .239 .333 .336 .097 .249 7.4 -0.4 0.7
1991 TEX MLB 343 37 61 7 5 0 19 54 91 29 13 .216 .341 .277 .060 .245 6.8 11.1 1.9
1992 TOL AAA 43 5 6 0 0 0 3 8 10 5 2 .171 .326 .171 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 DET MLB 160 27 26 4 3 1 12 27 34 13 4 .202 .338 .302 .101 .245 3.1 2.2 0.6
1992 SDN MLB 32 0 6 1 0 0 0 2 11 1 0 .200 .250 .233 .033 .186 -2.6 0.3 -0.3
1993 TAC AAA 100 16 18 4 0 0 6 22 24 5 2 .237 .400 .289 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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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Compensation

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: The Greatest Defensive Outfield In History: ALCS Game 2Sam Miller2014-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Spring Position Battles, American LeagueBen Lindbergh2013-02-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: A Manager's Impact on StealsDerek Carty2012-12-10
BP Unfiltered: Angels in the Outer Field AreaSam Miller2012-09-10
The Week in Quotes: August 13-19Matthew Rocco2012-08-20
The Week in Quotes: August 13-19Hudson Belinsky2012-08-20
The Week in Quotes: August 13-19Andrew Koo2012-08-20
The Week in Quotes: August 13-19Jonah Birenbaum2012-08-20
BP Unfiltered: The Best First HitsChris St. John2011-07-28
The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better RememberedBaseball Prospectus2011-07-13
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP LeadersSteven Goldman2011-05-23
You Can Blog It Up: Troy Tulowitzki... Outfielder???Steven Goldman2011-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Sunday Night SpecialJay Jaffe2011-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Futility of SellingSteven Goldman2010-07-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Breaking Down Julio BorbonKevin Goldstein2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: O-Dog Waits, Edmonds CampaignsJay Jaffe2010-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: WhiningJoe Sheehan2009-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of CompletenessDan Fox2008-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My GuysJoe Sheehan2006-03-16
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee BrewersBaseball Prospectus2004-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: In Which A Myth is ShatteredSteven Goldman2004-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part V: Baseball Prospectus, Circa '84Steven Goldman2004-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Back in the SaddleJoe Sheehan2004-01-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of course, the Burrell/Torres/Huff OF does come up with the self-anointed "Wild Kingdom" nickname. (A gazelle and two water buffalo) That's got to count for some points. :)
(Nate from Denver)
It's a fine choice, kudos to you... and it reminds me of those days when guys like Chet Lemon or Gary Pettis had to cover everything from foul pole to foul pole, because of their relatively stationary teammates in both corners. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is Nyjer Morgan's true value? WAR has him as the 2nd most valuable CF and easily the best defensive OF. What is his ceiling?
(Will from D.C.)
Gary Pettis, with a late start? Morgan was a latecomer to baseball, which conceivably gives him growth, although at 29 I'm hard-pressed to see that. I also suspect the defensive numbers are a small-sample blip, and they're driving all of his value. He's a plus defensive CF, clearly, and if he hits .340/.380, that plays. I'd still prefer Milledge's upside. (Joe Sheehan)


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