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Ted Simmons 1BCardinals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
21 9685 .285 .348 .437 .284 54.5
Birth Date8-9-1949
Height5' 11"
Weight193 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
1968 SLN 18 2 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .377 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0
1969 SLN 19 5 16 14 0 3 0 1 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 .214 .250 .357 .231 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
1970 SLN 20 82 324 284 29 69 8 2 3 90 37 37 2 1 0 24 2 2 .243 .333 .317 .250 9.1 1.4 1.1
1971 SLN 21 133 563 510 64 155 32 4 7 216 36 50 3 10 4 77 1 3 .304 .347 .424 .281 25.5 -0.2 2.9
1972 SLN 22 152 629 594 70 180 36 6 16 276 29 57 2 3 1 96 1 3 .303 .336 .465 .298 42.5 1.4 5.2
1973 SLN 23 161 690 619 62 192 36 2 13 271 61 47 2 7 1 91 2 2 .310 .370 .438 .291 47.6 -1.4 5.0
1974 SLN 24 152 662 599 66 163 33 6 20 268 47 35 6 9 1 103 0 0 .272 .327 .447 .279 31.3 -0.3 3.4
1975 SLN 25 157 649 581 80 193 32 3 18 285 63 35 1 4 0 100 1 3 .332 .396 .491 .324 56.7 -3.7 5.7
1976 SLN 26 150 625 546 60 159 35 3 5 215 73 35 0 6 0 75 0 7 .291 .371 .394 .286 37.9 -1.5 4.1
1977 SLN 27 150 601 516 82 164 25 3 21 258 79 37 2 4 0 95 2 6 .318 .408 .500 .307 55.1 -0.2 5.7
1978 SLN 28 152 604 516 71 148 40 5 22 264 77 39 3 8 0 80 1 1 .287 .377 .512 .317 51.4 -1.2 5.5
1979 SLN 29 123 521 448 68 127 22 0 26 227 61 34 4 8 0 87 0 1 .283 .369 .507 .305 45.5 0.2 4.7
1980 SLN 30 145 562 495 84 150 33 2 21 250 59 45 2 6 0 98 1 0 .303 .375 .505 .311 50.7 -2.3 5.2
1981 MIL 31 100 413 380 45 82 13 3 14 143 23 32 3 6 1 61 0 1 .216 .262 .376 .243 6.4 -0.4 0.7
1982 MIL 32 137 581 539 73 145 29 0 23 243 32 40 2 7 1 97 0 0 .269 .309 .451 .276 33.2 -0.4 3.5
1983 MIL 33 153 650 600 76 185 39 3 13 269 41 51 2 7 0 108 4 2 .308 .351 .448 .291 36.5 -2.1 3.7
1984 MIL 34 132 532 497 44 110 23 2 4 149 30 40 3 1 1 52 3 0 .221 .269 .300 .203 -25.0 -2.9 -3.0
1985 MIL 35 143 592 528 60 144 28 2 12 212 57 32 1 5 1 76 1 1 .273 .342 .402 .268 10.6 -0.1 1.1
1986 ATL 36 76 144 127 14 32 5 0 4 49 12 14 1 4 0 25 1 0 .252 .312 .386 .269 3.2 -0.6 0.3
1987 ATL 37 73 200 177 20 49 8 0 4 69 21 23 0 2 0 30 1 1 .277 .350 .390 .263 3.1 -1.3 0.2
1988 ATL 38 78 123 107 6 21 6 0 2 33 15 9 0 1 0 11 0 0 .196 .293 .308 .233 -2.5 -0.0 -0.3
Career24569685868010742472483472483793855694391001113892133.285.348.437.284518.4-15.854.5

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
1968 SLN MLB 2 4 .377 .263 .313 .335 .271 .500 79 0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
1969 SLN MLB 5 16 .231 .249 .320 .384 .264 .214 91 -0.4 0.4 0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
1970 SLN MLB 82 324 .250 .256 .325 .391 .264 .269 97 -3.3 8.8 5.3 1.4 -3.0 9.1 1.1 9.1 1.1
1971 SLN MLB 133 563 .281 .251 .313 .366 .258 .320 100 10.8 13.9 8.3 -0.2 -6.5 25.5 2.9 25.5 2.9
1972 SLN MLB 152 629 .298 .248 .308 .361 .261 .313 99 21 14.8 7.1 1.4 0.3 42.5 5.2 42.5 5.2
1973 SLN MLB 161 690 .291 .256 .322 .376 .260 .316 100 20.9 18.2 9.9 -1.4 -3.5 47.6 5.0 47.6 5.0
1974 SLN MLB 152 662 .279 .257 .323 .372 .262 .259 103 12.2 17.1 8.8 -0.3 -5.3 31.3 3.4 31.3 3.4
1975 SLN MLB 157 649 .324 .256 .322 .369 .257 .329 100 41.1 17.1 9.9 -3.7 -7.8 56.7 5.7 56.7 5.7
1976 SLN MLB 150 625 .286 .255 .314 .360 .257 .301 100 15.2 15.7 5.1 -1.5 -5.2 37.9 4.1 37.9 4.1
1977 SLN MLB 150 601 .307 .263 .324 .396 .257 .310 100 28.9 16.8 10 -0.2 -0.7 55.1 5.7 55.1 5.7
1978 SLN MLB 152 604 .317 .254 .315 .373 .256 .272 101 32.7 15.7 7.5 -1.2 -1.2 51.4 5.5 51.4 5.5
1979 SLN MLB 123 521 .305 .262 .322 .387 .256 .255 102 24.4 14.6 8.8 0.2 -1.4 45.5 4.7 45.5 4.7
1980 SLN MLB 145 562 .311 .261 .317 .379 .255 .297 101 28.8 15.1 8.4 -2.3 0.2 50.7 5.2 50.7 5.2
1981 MIL MLB 100 413 .243 .258 .321 .378 .264 .200 97 -6.8 10.4 2.6 -0.4 -1.0 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
1982 MIL MLB 137 581 .276 .264 .326 .404 .267 .253 97 9.3 15.7 7.5 -0.4 -3.0 33.2 3.5 33.2 3.5
1983 MIL MLB 153 650 .291 .264 .325 .401 .265 .317 95 20.2 17.7 1.1 -2.1 -1.4 36.5 3.7 36.5 3.7
1984 MIL MLB 132 532 .203 .264 .323 .396 .264 .233 92 -29.9 14.3 -7.9 -2.9 -2.0 -25.0 -3.0 -25.0 -3.0
1985 MIL MLB 143 592 .268 .260 .323 .400 .264 .270 96 4.8 16.1 -8.4 -0.1 -3.4 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
1986 ATL MLB 76 144 .269 .242 .309 .363 .247 .248 104 1.3 4.0 -0.4 -0.6 0.4 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
1987 ATL MLB 73 200 .263 .257 .322 .402 .257 .296 104 0.7 5.9 -0.9 -1.3 -1.8 3.1 0.2 3.1 0.2
1988 ATL MLB 78 123 .233 .235 .295 .339 .241 .196 103 -3.2 3.2 -0.8 -0.0 -1.1 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -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
1968 SLN MLB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .000 .377 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0
1969 SLN MLB 16 0 3 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 .214 .250 .357 .143 .231 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
1970 SLN MLB 324 29 69 8 2 3 24 37 37 2 2 .243 .333 .317 .074 .250 9.1 1.4 1.1
1971 SLN MLB 563 64 155 32 4 7 77 36 50 1 3 .304 .347 .424 .120 .281 25.5 -0.2 2.9
1972 SLN MLB 629 70 180 36 6 16 96 29 57 1 3 .303 .336 .465 .162 .298 42.5 1.4 5.2
1973 SLN MLB 690 62 192 36 2 13 91 61 47 2 2 .310 .370 .438 .128 .291 47.6 -1.4 5.0
1974 SLN MLB 662 66 163 33 6 20 103 47 35 0 0 .272 .327 .447 .175 .279 31.3 -0.3 3.4
1975 SLN MLB 649 80 193 32 3 18 100 63 35 1 3 .332 .396 .491 .158 .324 56.7 -3.7 5.7
1976 SLN MLB 625 60 159 35 3 5 75 73 35 0 7 .291 .371 .394 .103 .286 37.9 -1.5 4.1
1977 SLN MLB 601 82 164 25 3 21 95 79 37 2 6 .318 .408 .500 .182 .307 55.1 -0.2 5.7
1978 SLN MLB 604 71 148 40 5 22 80 77 39 1 1 .287 .377 .512 .225 .317 51.4 -1.2 5.5
1979 SLN MLB 521 68 127 22 0 26 87 61 34 0 1 .283 .369 .507 .223 .305 45.5 0.2 4.7
1980 SLN MLB 562 84 150 33 2 21 98 59 45 1 0 .303 .375 .505 .202 .311 50.7 -2.3 5.2
1981 MIL MLB 413 45 82 13 3 14 61 23 32 0 1 .216 .262 .376 .161 .243 6.4 -0.4 0.7
1982 MIL MLB 581 73 145 29 0 23 97 32 40 0 0 .269 .309 .451 .182 .276 33.2 -0.4 3.5
1983 MIL MLB 650 76 185 39 3 13 108 41 51 4 2 .308 .351 .448 .140 .291 36.5 -2.1 3.7
1984 MIL MLB 532 44 110 23 2 4 52 30 40 3 0 .221 .269 .300 .078 .203 -25.0 -2.9 -3.0
1985 MIL MLB 592 60 144 28 2 12 76 57 32 1 1 .273 .342 .402 .129 .268 10.6 -0.1 1.1
1986 ATL MLB 144 14 32 5 0 4 25 12 14 1 0 .252 .312 .386 .134 .269 3.2 -0.6 0.3
1987 ATL MLB 200 20 49 8 0 4 30 21 23 1 1 .277 .350 .390 .113 .263 3.1 -1.3 0.2
1988 ATL MLB 123 6 21 6 0 2 11 15 9 0 0 .196 .293 .308 .112 .233 -2.5 -0.0 -0.3

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
1988-06-05 1988-06-24 15-DL 19 18 - Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
1979-06-25 1979-07-24 15-DL 29 27 Left Wrist Fracture - -

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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2012-11-20
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Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Wezen-Ball: Covering an All-Star TeamLarry Granillo2012-05-10
Expanded Horizons: An Hour with Marvin MillerTommy Bennett2012-04-26
Prospectus Hit and Run: Pudge RetiresJay Jaffe2012-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary CarterJay Jaffe2012-02-17
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Transaction Analysis: Once and Future ProspectsBen Lindbergh2011-07-05
On the Beat: The Riggleman ResignationJohn Perrotto2011-06-23
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BP Unfiltered: In the Beginning...Mike Fast2011-04-07
The Week in Quotes: March 14-20Alex Carnevale2011-03-21
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Another Look: The All-Non-Hall of Fame TeamBob Hertzel2011-01-12
One-Hoppers: Gillick Gains Election, Miller Bloc'd OutJay Jaffe2010-12-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 14 - June 20Geoff Young2010-06-19
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think some writers will hold a grudge against Glavine next year due to his imput on the 1994 Major League Baseball strike and drug testing as a players' union representative ?
(19braves77 from Pensacola. FL)
I voiced this opinion last night on Twitter. I think there's something to it, if you go back and look at the low votes for Ted Simmons, Joe Torre and more recently David Cone. Curt Schilling, a JAWS-approved candidate, himself noted that he felt his low vote share (38.8%) in part reflected his activity as a player representative who didn't do enough to combat PEDs during his time. For once, I agree with him.

Will it be enough to keep Glavine out? Possibly on the first ballot given the crowd of candidates, the tenor of the electorate, and the precedent of not all 300-game winners making it on the first try (Gaylord Perry, Don Sutton and Phil Niekro had to wait). He'll get his plaque eventually, though. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)You're stranded on a desert island somehow. You can have with you one fantasy novel, two MLB mascots' costumes, and one Harvey-Kuenn-era Milwaukee Brewer. What do you bring, why, and how long before the former Brewer decides to eat you?
(Bill_TPA from your mom's basement)
I know it's the obvious answer, but I have to take the Game of Thrones series (if only for it's 10,000+ pages or whatever it is). For mascots: let's take the retired Crazy Crab and Twinkie the Loon. They're just too odd not to be enjoyable on a desert island. Robin Yount is the Brewer, but only because I don't want Ted Simmons or Gorman Thomas to eat me right away. (Larry Granillo)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would be YOUR pick for the next Pirates manager?
(Bill from Pittsburgh)
I risk angering a lot of friends in baseball by snubbing them but I think Ted Simmons would be a fascinating choice. He's smart, he's got credibility as an All-Star catcher and he thinks outside the box. (John Perrotto)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Jorge Posada is a marginal HOF'er based just on his numbers. How much does his sucking at baseball hurt his chances?
(JG from NY)
Jeremy Greenhouse, ladies and gentlemen (Robertson and Gardner are mine!). Posada will be an interesting case. His offensive production might be Hall-worthy, but who knows how much the writers will dock him for being an atrocious defender, as well as one of the worst baserunners of all time. I guess his case might partially hinge on how far defensive evaluations of catchers have advanced by the time he's eligible, but given the bat and the championships, his chances are probably pretty good. On the other hand, he and Ted Simmons have almost identical Rbat numbers at Baseball-Reference, so Posada could still be relegated to that just-missed camp. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)No need to get down and dirty with JAWS, but how do you see Jorge Posada's Hall chances stacking up? I assume the bat would play, but once we deduct the necessary points for defense and historically bad baserunning, would there be enough left? How much weight have Hall voters historically assigned to the defensive component of catcher performance?
(Ben from NYC)
Covered Posada a few times, it's one that inevitably comes up; most recently I wrote about him in the context of Joe Mauer (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=10380). He's gotta keep hitting for a couple of years, still.

Interestingly enough, our defensive system showed him at +23 coming into the year, where the average Hall catcher is +69. The evidence suggests the voters do value defense when it comes to their Hall backstops; tack 100 FRAA onto Ted Simmons (who's at -24) and he's probably in. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Least qualified hall of famer? Most qualified non Hall of Famer? (My picks, respectively: Bottomley and Ted Simmons)
(dcoonce from bloomington indiana)
Jesse Haines/Tim Raines. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't an 80s book only gonna bring back MORE nostalgia for the "beloved" 1982 Brewers? Can we please tell the people of Milwaukee that this isn't necessarily a GOOD thing, since it leads to things like Ned Yost as manager, Ted Simmons and/or Robin Yount as manager(s) in waiting, and the pleading for Paul Molitor to do anything with the club. /end vent.
(strupp from Madison)
I'm going to refer your question to resident Brewers aficionado Jay Jaffe, who will be handling Milwaukee duties on the book. Your question reminds me of the Washington Senators, where Clark Griffith tended to re-employ any player who used to work for him. (Steven Goldman)


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