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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
21 11743 .294 .389 .537 .332 117.2
Birth Date8-31-1935
Height6' 1"
Weight183 lbs
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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
1956 CIN 20 152 668 572 122 166 27 6 38 319 64 95 20 4 8 83 8 4 .290 .379 .558 .313 56.3 13.2 7.2
1957 CIN 21 150 677 611 97 197 29 5 29 323 44 92 12 5 5 75 10 2 .322 .376 .529 .319 54.8 14.5 7.4
1958 CIN 22 148 623 554 90 149 25 6 31 279 62 80 7 0 0 83 10 1 .269 .350 .504 .294 40.7 -0.3 4.3
1959 CIN 23 146 626 540 106 168 31 4 36 315 69 93 8 9 0 125 18 8 .311 .391 .583 .336 59.9 7.1 7.0
1960 CIN 24 139 562 464 86 138 33 6 31 276 82 67 9 7 0 83 13 6 .297 .407 .595 .340 51.2 8.4 6.3
1961 CIN 25 153 636 545 117 176 32 7 37 333 71 64 10 10 0 124 22 3 .323 .404 .611 .342 74.0 4.0 8.0
1962 CIN 26 162 701 609 134 208 51 2 39 380 76 62 11 5 0 136 18 9 .342 .421 .624 .361 87.6 13.9 10.5
1963 CIN 27 140 580 482 79 125 19 3 21 213 81 69 14 3 0 91 26 10 .259 .379 .442 .311 42.8 -1.4 4.7
1964 CIN 28 156 662 568 103 174 38 6 29 311 79 67 9 6 0 96 23 5 .306 .396 .548 .341 64.1 8.0 8.0
1965 CIN 29 156 674 582 109 172 33 5 33 314 70 100 18 4 0 113 13 9 .296 .386 .540 .323 43.6 6.3 5.6
1966 BAL 30 155 680 576 122 182 34 2 49 367 87 90 10 7 0 122 8 5 .316 .410 .637 .372 80.7 -0.9 8.9
1967 BAL 31 129 563 479 83 149 23 7 30 276 71 84 7 6 0 94 2 3 .311 .403 .576 .373 66.3 -11.5 6.4
1968 BAL 32 130 508 421 69 113 27 1 15 187 73 84 12 2 0 52 11 2 .268 .390 .444 .328 35.0 -4.9 3.8
1969 BAL 33 148 643 539 111 166 19 5 32 291 88 62 13 3 0 100 9 3 .308 .415 .540 .347 64.9 0.6 7.2
1970 BAL 34 132 553 471 88 144 24 1 25 245 69 70 7 6 0 78 2 1 .306 .398 .520 .326 45.7 -3.0 4.5
1971 BAL 35 133 545 455 82 128 16 2 28 232 72 62 9 8 1 99 3 0 .281 .384 .510 .332 37.7 -2.9 4.0
1972 LAN 36 103 405 342 41 86 6 1 19 151 55 76 2 6 0 59 2 3 .251 .353 .442 .319 26.6 -2.2 2.9
1973 CAL 37 147 630 534 85 142 29 0 30 261 82 93 10 3 1 97 1 1 .266 .372 .489 .326 49.8 1.6 5.5
1974 CAL 38 129 518 427 75 107 26 2 20 197 75 85 10 5 1 63 5 1 .251 .371 .461 .316 34.1 -0.0 3.7
1974 CLE 38 15 61 50 6 10 1 1 2 19 10 10 0 1 0 5 0 1 .200 .328 .380 .272 1.5 -0.3 0.1
1975 CLE 39 49 149 118 19 28 5 0 9 60 29 15 0 1 1 24 0 0 .237 .385 .508 .309 8.8 0.0 1.0
1976 CLE 40 36 79 67 5 15 0 0 3 24 11 12 0 1 0 10 0 0 .224 .329 .358 .285 1.6 -0.1 0.2
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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
1956 CIN MLB 152 668 .313 .251 .316 .394 .254 .289 104 37.3 18.5 -4.1 13.2 3.9 56.3 7.2 56.3 7.2
1957 CIN MLB 150 677 .319 .259 .317 .396 .261 .339 103 39.8 18.1 -4 14.5 1.5 54.8 7.4 54.8 7.4
1958 CIN MLB 148 623 .294 .260 .325 .402 .266 .266 105 21.1 16.8 -1.5 -0.3 3.8 40.7 4.3 40.7 4.3
1959 CIN MLB 146 626 .336 .261 .324 .400 .265 .314 104 48.4 17.2 -10 7.1 3.0 59.9 7.0 59.9 7.0
1960 CIN MLB 139 562 .340 .252 .317 .384 .259 .287 102 45 15.2 -7.1 8.4 -1.0 51.2 6.3 51.2 6.3
1961 CIN MLB 153 636 .342 .261 .322 .404 .260 .306 100 54.6 18.0 -5.6 4.0 5.0 74.0 8.0 74.0 8.0
1962 CIN MLB 162 701 .361 .263 .325 .396 .262 .329 99 73.1 19.5 -7.1 13.9 2.5 87.6 10.5 87.6 10.5
1963 CIN MLB 140 580 .311 .245 .304 .364 .257 .263 100 26.9 14.5 -3.9 -1.4 3.5 42.8 4.7 42.8 4.7
1964 CIN MLB 156 662 .341 .253 .307 .371 .258 .303 102 49.8 17.0 -5.4 8.0 2.5 64.1 8.0 64.1 8.0
1965 CIN MLB 156 674 .323 .250 .308 .376 .260 .307 107 38.7 17.0 -6.2 6.3 -2.0 43.6 5.6 43.6 5.6
1966 BAL MLB 155 680 .372 .239 .301 .371 .256 .300 101 70 17.3 -6.2 -0.9 2.5 80.7 8.9 80.7 8.9
1967 BAL MLB 129 563 .373 .237 .302 .352 .257 .321 98 55.5 13.5 -4.6 -11.5 0.5 66.3 6.4 66.3 6.4
1968 BAL MLB 130 508 .328 .231 .293 .341 .258 .302 94 27.9 11.2 -3.5 -4.9 3.1 35.0 3.8 35.0 3.8
1969 BAL MLB 148 643 .347 .246 .318 .369 .261 .299 98 53.1 16.5 -6.6 0.6 3.6 64.9 7.2 64.9 7.2
1970 BAL MLB 132 553 .326 .252 .320 .386 .259 .312 99 36.6 15.0 -5.7 -3.0 -0.0 45.7 4.5 45.7 4.5
1971 BAL MLB 133 545 .332 .249 .317 .372 .262 .268 101 35.9 13.5 -5.9 -2.9 -2.9 37.7 4.0 37.7 4.0
1972 LAN MLB 103 405 .319 .251 .314 .372 .267 .265 95 21 9.5 -3.3 -2.2 0.4 26.6 2.9 26.6 2.9
1973 CAL MLB 147 630 .326 .259 .324 .382 .262 .271 93 40.8 16.6 -9.8 1.6 2.0 49.8 5.5 49.8 5.5
1974 CAL MLB 129 518 .316 .259 .318 .372 .259 .266 90 28.2 13.4 -8.5 -0.0 1.0 34.1 3.7 34.1 3.7
1974 CLE MLB 15 61 .272 .255 .316 .357 .255 .205 99 0.7 1.6 -1 -0.3 0.3 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
1975 CLE MLB 49 149 .309 .264 .324 .387 .264 .200 103 7.2 3.9 -2.4 0.0 0.0 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
1976 CLE MLB 36 79 .285 .268 .328 .376 .270 .226 94 1.9 2.0 -1 -0.1 -1.2 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2

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
1956 CIN MLB 668 122 166 27 6 38 83 64 95 8 4 .290 .379 .558 .267 .313 56.3 13.2 7.2
1957 CIN MLB 677 97 197 29 5 29 75 44 92 10 2 .322 .376 .529 .206 .319 54.8 14.5 7.4
1958 CIN MLB 623 90 149 25 6 31 83 62 80 10 1 .269 .350 .504 .235 .294 40.7 -0.3 4.3
1959 CIN MLB 626 106 168 31 4 36 125 69 93 18 8 .311 .391 .583 .272 .336 59.9 7.1 7.0
1960 CIN MLB 562 86 138 33 6 31 83 82 67 13 6 .297 .407 .595 .297 .340 51.2 8.4 6.3
1961 CIN MLB 636 117 176 32 7 37 124 71 64 22 3 .323 .404 .611 .288 .342 74.0 4.0 8.0
1962 CIN MLB 701 134 208 51 2 39 136 76 62 18 9 .342 .421 .624 .282 .361 87.6 13.9 10.5
1963 CIN MLB 580 79 125 19 3 21 91 81 69 26 10 .259 .379 .442 .183 .311 42.8 -1.4 4.7
1964 CIN MLB 662 103 174 38 6 29 96 79 67 23 5 .306 .396 .548 .241 .341 64.1 8.0 8.0
1965 CIN MLB 674 109 172 33 5 33 113 70 100 13 9 .296 .386 .540 .244 .323 43.6 6.3 5.6
1966 BAL MLB 680 122 182 34 2 49 122 87 90 8 5 .316 .410 .637 .321 .372 80.7 -0.9 8.9
1967 BAL MLB 563 83 149 23 7 30 94 71 84 2 3 .311 .403 .576 .265 .373 66.3 -11.5 6.4
1968 BAL MLB 508 69 113 27 1 15 52 73 84 11 2 .268 .390 .444 .176 .328 35.0 -4.9 3.8
1969 BAL MLB 643 111 166 19 5 32 100 88 62 9 3 .308 .415 .540 .232 .347 64.9 0.6 7.2
1970 BAL MLB 553 88 144 24 1 25 78 69 70 2 1 .306 .398 .520 .214 .326 45.7 -3.0 4.5
1971 BAL MLB 545 82 128 16 2 28 99 72 62 3 0 .281 .384 .510 .229 .332 37.7 -2.9 4.0
1972 LAN MLB 405 41 86 6 1 19 59 55 76 2 3 .251 .353 .442 .190 .319 26.6 -2.2 2.9
1973 CAL MLB 630 85 142 29 0 30 97 82 93 1 1 .266 .372 .489 .223 .326 49.8 1.6 5.5
1974 CAL MLB 518 75 107 26 2 20 63 75 85 5 1 .251 .371 .461 .211 .316 34.1 -0.0 3.7
1974 CLE MLB 61 6 10 1 1 2 5 10 10 0 1 .200 .328 .380 .180 .272 1.5 -0.3 0.1
1975 CLE MLB 149 19 28 5 0 9 24 29 15 0 0 .237 .385 .508 .271 .309 8.8 0.0 1.0
1976 CLE MLB 79 5 15 0 0 3 10 11 12 0 0 .224 .329 .358 .134 .285 1.6 -0.1 0.2

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

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • cl announced 9/06 FR will not return as mgr in 07
  • re-signed 12/05, 1 year (06)
  • re-signed 11/04, 1 year (05)
  • re-signed 11/02

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Vladdy done enough for a Cooperstown plaque? If no, what more does he need?
(achaik from maine)
As I wrote last summer, he's a bit short (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=9416), and he's actually even shorter now with a more recent set of numbers, first because the system hates his defense and second because the bar at RF is high (Ruth, Aaron, Ott, Frank Robinson).

That said, with productivity into his late 30s via a couple more years like this one, his bat will compare favorably, and in the end, that's what's going to sell his case to the public. 500 homers would be a good idea for him (he's at 427). (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Pujols on pace to be one of the 10 best hitters ever? Which bats of these greats would you rather have at the same age over Pujols: Foxx, Mantle, Gehrig, Ruth, Williams, DiMaggio, Musial, Frank Thomas, Frank Robinson, Aaron, and Mays?
(greg from toronto)
Pujols may well be a top 10 guy. Manny Ramirez might be too, along with some of those other guys you list, plus a fella named Bonds.

I don't have enough time to get into the age-related argument at the moment, but I'll note that I've got an article in the pipeline that could look at the big-picture topic more closely.

OK folks, I've gone well past my pitch count, and my dance card for the rest of the day is full, starting with a Toledo radio hit at 4:05. So I'll take one more. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe Posnanski made a good case for Stan Musial as one of the best living ballplayers the other day... where is he on your list?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Where's Jay Jaffe when I need him? I don't keep lists like this, but it would definitely be behind Willie Mays. It isn't like it's ever going to be an Olympic event, where Musial's got to stand around on a podium and subsequently explain his disappointment for getting the bronze behind Mike Schmidt or Frank Robinson or something. Maybe I'm being lazy, but Mays seems like a solid enough selection for an off-the-cuff answer. ;) (Christina Kahrl)


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