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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 10062 .267 .380 .527 .317 112.9
Birth Date9-27-1949
Height6' 2"
Weight195 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
1972 PHI 22 13 40 34 2 7 0 0 1 10 5 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 .206 .325 .294 .247 0.9 0.2 0.1
1973 PHI 23 132 443 367 43 72 11 0 18 137 62 136 9 4 1 52 8 2 .196 .324 .373 .258 12.8 19.3 3.5
1974 PHI 24 162 686 568 108 160 28 7 36 310 106 138 4 5 3 116 23 12 .282 .395 .546 .338 74.7 30.9 11.6
1975 PHI 25 158 674 562 93 140 34 3 38 294 101 180 4 1 6 95 29 12 .249 .367 .523 .303 50.5 14.8 7.0
1976 PHI 26 160 705 584 112 153 31 4 38 306 100 149 11 7 3 107 14 9 .262 .376 .524 .323 61.6 19.4 9.1
1977 PHI 27 154 667 544 114 149 27 11 38 312 104 122 9 9 1 101 15 8 .274 .393 .574 .321 67.7 15.4 8.6
1978 PHI 28 145 616 513 93 129 27 2 21 223 91 103 4 8 0 78 19 6 .251 .364 .435 .298 42.7 0.1 4.7
1979 PHI 29 160 675 541 109 137 25 4 45 305 120 115 3 9 2 114 9 5 .253 .386 .564 .322 66.8 9.3 7.9
1980 PHI 30 150 652 548 104 157 25 8 48 342 89 119 2 13 0 121 12 5 .286 .380 .624 .343 70.4 21.0 9.7
1981 PHI 31 102 434 354 78 112 19 2 31 228 73 71 4 3 0 91 12 4 .316 .435 .644 .376 57.4 14.7 8.1
1982 PHI 32 148 631 514 108 144 26 3 35 281 107 131 3 7 0 87 14 7 .280 .403 .547 .335 65.5 8.3 7.8
1983 PHI 33 154 669 534 104 136 16 4 40 280 128 148 3 4 0 109 7 8 .255 .399 .524 .323 62.5 4.6 7.1
1984 PHI 34 151 632 528 93 146 23 3 36 283 92 116 4 8 0 106 5 7 .277 .383 .536 .320 55.9 12.7 7.3
1985 PHI 35 158 645 549 89 152 31 5 33 292 87 117 3 6 0 93 1 3 .277 .375 .532 .314 48.5 2.5 5.4
1986 PHI 36 160 657 552 97 160 29 1 37 302 89 84 7 9 0 119 1 2 .290 .390 .547 .319 56.8 -7.7 5.1
1987 PHI 37 147 613 522 88 153 28 0 35 286 83 80 2 6 0 113 2 1 .293 .388 .548 .306 60.3 10.8 7.1
1988 PHI 38 108 451 390 52 97 21 2 12 158 49 42 6 6 0 62 3 0 .249 .337 .405 .272 18.4 4.6 2.5
1989 PHI 39 42 172 148 19 30 7 0 6 55 21 17 0 3 0 28 0 1 .203 .297 .372 .263 4.7 -1.8 0.3
Career240410062835215062234408595484404150718837910816159517492.267.380.527.317878.0178.9112.9

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
1972 PHI MLB 13 40 .247 .237 .304 .339 .248 .333 101 -0.5 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
1973 PHI MLB 132 443 .258 .252 .315 .370 .255 .249 103 -0.7 11.7 1.4 19.3 0.4 12.8 3.5 12.8 3.5
1974 PHI MLB 162 686 .338 .257 .321 .366 .260 .311 106 51.8 17.8 2.4 30.9 1.4 74.7 11.6 74.7 11.6
1975 PHI MLB 158 674 .303 .259 .324 .370 .258 .296 106 28.4 17.7 2.7 14.8 -0.6 50.5 7.0 50.5 7.0
1976 PHI MLB 160 705 .323 .257 .317 .363 .260 .285 104 41.9 17.8 2.4 19.4 -0.2 61.6 9.1 61.6 9.1
1977 PHI MLB 154 667 .321 .263 .326 .401 .260 .282 105 42.1 18.6 2.6 15.4 1.5 67.7 8.6 67.7 8.6
1978 PHI MLB 145 616 .298 .253 .315 .367 .256 .272 103 22.7 16.0 2.2 0.1 0.6 42.7 4.7 42.7 4.7
1979 PHI MLB 160 675 .322 .260 .320 .382 .254 .236 102 43.5 18.9 2.6 9.3 -0.3 66.8 7.9 66.8 7.9
1980 PHI MLB 150 652 .343 .261 .318 .378 .255 .277 102 54.2 17.5 2.4 21.0 0.9 70.4 9.7 70.4 9.7
1981 PHI MLB 102 434 .376 .255 .314 .363 .259 .318 102 47.4 11.0 1.5 14.7 1.1 57.4 8.1 57.4 8.1
1982 PHI MLB 148 631 .335 .259 .316 .376 .255 .307 100 47.3 17.0 2.3 8.3 -2.8 65.5 7.8 65.5 7.8
1983 PHI MLB 154 669 .323 .257 .321 .379 .257 .274 102 42.2 18.2 2.5 4.6 -0.1 62.5 7.1 62.5 7.1
1984 PHI MLB 151 632 .320 .258 .318 .379 .257 .286 99 37.8 16.9 2.2 12.7 -4.3 55.9 7.3 55.9 7.3
1985 PHI MLB 158 645 .314 .248 .309 .365 .249 .294 98 34.6 17.6 -6.8 2.5 -1.3 48.5 5.4 48.5 5.4
1986 PHI MLB 160 657 .319 .253 .319 .380 .254 .280 106 39.5 18.2 -0.6 -7.7 -0.9 56.8 5.1 56.8 5.1
1987 PHI MLB 147 613 .306 .261 .323 .401 .255 .286 103 30.6 18.1 1.8 10.8 0.1 60.3 7.1 60.3 7.1
1988 PHI MLB 108 451 .272 .246 .304 .361 .252 .249 103 5.4 11.8 1.6 4.6 -0.9 18.4 2.5 18.4 2.5
1989 PHI MLB 42 172 .263 .244 .304 .362 .251 .188 101 0.6 4.5 0.6 -1.8 -0.8 4.7 0.3 4.7 0.3

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
1972 PHI MLB 40 2 7 0 0 1 3 5 15 0 0 .206 .325 .294 .088 .247 0.9 0.2 0.1
1973 PHI MLB 443 43 72 11 0 18 52 62 136 8 2 .196 .324 .373 .177 .258 12.8 19.3 3.5
1974 PHI MLB 686 108 160 28 7 36 116 106 138 23 12 .282 .395 .546 .264 .338 74.7 30.9 11.6
1975 PHI MLB 674 93 140 34 3 38 95 101 180 29 12 .249 .367 .523 .274 .303 50.5 14.8 7.0
1976 PHI MLB 705 112 153 31 4 38 107 100 149 14 9 .262 .376 .524 .262 .323 61.6 19.4 9.1
1977 PHI MLB 667 114 149 27 11 38 101 104 122 15 8 .274 .393 .574 .300 .321 67.7 15.4 8.6
1978 PHI MLB 616 93 129 27 2 21 78 91 103 19 6 .251 .364 .435 .183 .298 42.7 0.1 4.7
1979 PHI MLB 675 109 137 25 4 45 114 120 115 9 5 .253 .386 .564 .311 .322 66.8 9.3 7.9
1980 PHI MLB 652 104 157 25 8 48 121 89 119 12 5 .286 .380 .624 .338 .343 70.4 21.0 9.7
1981 PHI MLB 434 78 112 19 2 31 91 73 71 12 4 .316 .435 .644 .328 .376 57.4 14.7 8.1
1982 PHI MLB 631 108 144 26 3 35 87 107 131 14 7 .280 .403 .547 .267 .335 65.5 8.3 7.8
1983 PHI MLB 669 104 136 16 4 40 109 128 148 7 8 .255 .399 .524 .270 .323 62.5 4.6 7.1
1984 PHI MLB 632 93 146 23 3 36 106 92 116 5 7 .277 .383 .536 .259 .320 55.9 12.7 7.3
1985 PHI MLB 645 89 152 31 5 33 93 87 117 1 3 .277 .375 .532 .255 .314 48.5 2.5 5.4
1986 PHI MLB 657 97 160 29 1 37 119 89 84 1 2 .290 .390 .547 .257 .319 56.8 -7.7 5.1
1987 PHI MLB 613 88 153 28 0 35 113 83 80 2 1 .293 .388 .548 .255 .306 60.3 10.8 7.1
1988 PHI MLB 451 52 97 21 2 12 62 49 42 3 0 .249 .337 .405 .156 .272 18.4 4.6 2.5
1989 PHI MLB 172 19 30 7 0 6 28 21 17 0 1 .203 .297 .372 .169 .263 4.7 -1.8 0.3

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who was your favorite player when playing ball?
(Lee from Grand Rapids)
I grew up a Phillies fan and caught the tail end of Mike Schmidt's career. I was 10 for the '93 Phillies and loved Lenny Dykstra because I batted left handed, led off, played center field, and was too young to understand about things like PED's tobacco and being crazy. (Jeff Moore)
2013-10-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chrystal ball dynasty question: On the thermometer scale, if Mark Reynolds were 32 degrees and Mike Schmidt were 212 degrees, what temperature will Xander Bogaerts and Kris Bryant be? Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
Bryant I'm less clear on. He hit really well in a very small sample size in Low and High-A, but we need to see more to know what he is. Or at least I do. He's a pretty promising player though. Bogaerts is the real deal. He'll start at short for Boston next season.

That said, comparing either to Schmidt, maybe the greatest ever at his position, is a tough thing to do. I'm very confident Bogaerts will be better than Mark Reynolds. So I'll say Xander is 100 degrees and Bryant is 35, but with a warm front on the way. (Matthew Kory)
2012-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had a chance to get in a time machine, who would be the player you would like to watch in person?
(blazeswim from Chicago)
I've always said that I was disappointed to be just old enough to know about Mike Schmidt as an active player, but not old enough to have ever seen him play (let alone seen him when he was at his best). I'd be pretty happy to get that chance.

Looking farther back, I'd probably want to see someone like Sandy Koufax or Walter Johnson in their prime. I really want to know exactly how great those guys were, seeing as how much better they were than their competition. (Larry Granillo)
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Royals brought up a ton of guys this year but only Hosmer looks like the real deal. Any hope that Moustakis blossoms to the power levels predicted for him?? And is Giavotella really going to hit in the bigs??
(kcboomer from KC)
Based upon the scouting reports and minor league stats, it is ridiculously early to start giving up hope on Moustakas; he's 22 with 333 major league PA, for crying out loud! Go back and look at the careers of Mike Schmidt or George Brett and tell me if you think their teams should have given up hope after their first prolonged exposure to big league pitching. Hell, look at Alex Gordon, who has blossomed into a very good hitter.

I know Royals fans are impatient, but it ain't all gonna happen overnight. You've waited this long, you can wait at least a full season before panicking that some of these guys might not grow up to be the next Brett or whatever. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anticipating that this is (probably) his final year, are we somewhat laconic about Chipper Jones's place in history? A very strong argument can be made that he is the most well-rounded third baseman in the history of the game (and possibly the most productive); upon induction, he will have the highest OPS of any 3B in the HOF and is around 45 runs above average defensively.
(Silvpak from NY, NY)
Chipper wasn't the most productive 3B of all time, not when you think about Mike Schmidt, but he's certainly up there. There is no argument for keeping him out of the Hall of Fame other than perversely protective feelings for Hooters waitresses. I'm less confident in his defense than you are, and the Braves wouldn't have hustled him off to left field a couple of times if they weren't similarly ambivalent. There were several years, in fact, where the Braves might have been better off moving Jones to 1B, often an empty position for them, and letting a more agile player man the hot corner. Might have been better for Chipper's health, too. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone's HOF case ever been hurt more by the era they played in than Santo? His numbers translated to a normal era have to be pretty awesome.
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
Jay Jaffe probably has ten answers for this question, but Santo has to be up there. Clay Davenport puts Santo at .275/.370/.505 in a standard offensive environment. Another guy who comes to mind, though I'm not saying he's a HOFer, is Graig Nettles. Nettles played in the 1970s, which hurt his numbers, though not as badly as Santo's were hurt, and although he was one of the best gloves ever at his position, played at the same time as Brooks Robinson and Mike Schmidt so that was less impressive than it could have been. There were more good 3B playing when Nettles did (the aforementioned, plus guys who could hit like Buddy Bell, Bill Madlock, George Brett) than there were at any time before in history. (Steven Goldman)
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)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5In the "It helps to have your star player perform well in a post-season series" category, Mike Schmidt went a combined 4 for 31, with no home runs, against the Dodgers in 1977-1978. In 1983, he went 7 for 15 with one long ball. (David Laurila)