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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 5409 .250 .307 .387 .256 3.2
Birth Date7-30-1946
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
1968 CAL 21 19 73 68 2 13 1 0 0 14 3 10 1 1 0 5 0 0 .191 .233 .206 .207 -2.7 2.8 0.0
1969 CAL 22 113 422 386 39 98 14 3 10 148 26 53 2 0 8 31 1 0 .254 .304 .383 .258 1.8 3.8 0.6
1970 CAL 23 146 550 511 61 140 20 4 12 204 28 61 0 5 6 68 0 2 .274 .309 .399 .259 7.5 -0.1 0.8
1971 CAL 24 148 572 510 50 121 21 2 18 200 48 63 3 5 6 59 0 1 .237 .304 .392 .266 6.9 -3.1 0.4
1972 CAL 25 82 225 212 13 47 5 0 1 55 12 25 0 1 0 14 0 1 .222 .262 .259 .203 -9.6 -2.0 -1.4
1973 CAL 26 29 99 87 10 21 4 2 2 35 9 9 1 1 1 11 0 0 .241 .316 .402 .275 1.2 -0.8 0.0
1973 TEX 26 102 390 352 35 94 12 3 4 124 34 41 1 2 1 43 0 3 .267 .332 .352 .254 3.6 2.9 0.7
1974 TEX 27 118 384 352 36 98 11 4 7 138 22 27 3 4 3 44 1 2 .278 .323 .392 .268 4.9 -1.8 0.3
1975 TEX 28 132 443 403 50 107 18 1 11 160 35 43 2 1 2 47 0 1 .266 .327 .397 .261 5.1 2.4 0.8
1976 CHA 29 150 579 518 53 131 13 2 14 190 49 52 1 7 4 70 6 4 .253 .315 .367 .257 0.9 -5.8 -0.5
1977 CHA 30 128 515 470 56 116 16 1 18 188 36 50 2 5 2 69 1 2 .247 .300 .400 .245 -8.0 5.4 -0.3
1978 NYA 31 71 166 150 12 34 9 1 7 66 15 32 0 1 0 24 0 1 .227 .295 .440 .273 3.4 -0.3 0.3
1979 NYA 32 106 336 295 60 85 15 3 23 175 38 25 0 2 1 53 0 2 .288 .367 .593 .327 28.4 -1.5 2.8
1980 NYA 33 97 295 259 38 61 9 0 13 109 30 44 1 4 1 43 1 0 .236 .313 .421 .267 6.7 -3.5 0.3
1981 NYA 34 25 72 63 6 9 2 0 2 17 9 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .250 .270 .197 -3.0 1.8 -0.1
1981 OAK 34 54 183 171 14 35 6 0 2 47 10 20 0 2 0 9 1 0 .205 .246 .275 .196 -9.3 0.5 -1.0
1982 OAK 35 33 105 101 6 17 3 1 2 28 3 20 0 1 0 5 0 0 .168 .190 .277 .163 -10.4 3.1 -0.8
Career15535409490854112271792714618984075821742355991119.250.307.387.25627.64.13.2

Advanced

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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 CAL MLB 19 73 .207 .229 .291 .325 .252 .220 91 -3.1 1.6 -1 2.8 -0.6 -2.7 0.0 -2.7 0.0
1969 CAL MLB 113 422 .258 .248 .319 .374 .261 .272 94 -0.6 10.8 -6.8 3.8 -1.7 1.8 0.6 1.8 0.6
1970 CAL MLB 146 550 .259 .252 .319 .382 .258 .289 93 -0.3 14.9 -9.5 -0.1 -1.3 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8
1971 CAL MLB 148 572 .266 .245 .312 .364 .259 .237 95 2.9 14.1 -8.9 -3.1 0.6 6.9 0.4 6.9 0.4
1972 CAL MLB 82 225 .203 .242 .304 .349 .255 .246 88 -11.1 5.3 -2.3 -2.0 -0.6 -9.6 -1.4 -9.6 -1.4
1973 CAL MLB 29 99 .275 .261 .330 .387 .265 .247 89 1.5 2.6 -1.6 -0.8 -0.8 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0
1973 TEX MLB 102 390 .254 .255 .325 .375 .261 .291 101 -2.3 10.3 -6.5 2.9 -0.6 3.6 0.7 3.6 0.7
1974 TEX MLB 118 384 .268 .260 .322 .372 .260 .283 101 2.9 9.9 -6.2 -1.8 -2.4 4.9 0.3 4.9 0.3
1975 TEX MLB 132 443 .261 .256 .324 .375 .260 .274 100 0.3 11.7 -7.3 2.4 -1.3 5.1 0.8 5.1 0.8
1976 CHA MLB 150 579 .257 .254 .315 .359 .259 .255 100 -1.7 14.6 -9.3 -5.8 -5.0 0.9 -0.5 0.9 -0.5
1977 CHA MLB 128 515 .245 .266 .325 .406 .261 .241 101 -7.9 14.4 -9.2 5.4 -4.2 -8.0 -0.3 -8.0 -0.3
1978 NYA MLB 71 166 .273 .261 .326 .393 .266 .241 96 2.1 4.3 -2.4 -0.3 -0.3 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
1979 NYA MLB 106 336 .327 .274 .334 .416 .270 .249 95 23.4 9.4 -5.9 -1.5 0.5 28.4 2.8 28.4 2.8
1980 NYA MLB 97 295 .267 .268 .333 .398 .267 .233 97 2.2 7.9 -4.9 -3.5 -0.6 6.7 0.3 6.7 0.3
1981 NYA MLB 25 72 .197 .247 .311 .365 .257 .130 93 -4.2 1.8 -1.1 1.8 0.0 -3.0 -0.1 -3.0 -0.1
1981 OAK MLB 54 183 .196 .254 .318 .368 .259 .219 94 -11 4.6 -2.8 0.5 0.7 -9.3 -1.0 -9.3 -1.0
1982 OAK MLB 33 105 .163 .258 .320 .391 .257 .188 98 -10.1 2.8 -1.8 3.1 -1.3 -10.4 -0.8 -10.4 -0.8

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 CAL MLB 73 2 13 1 0 0 5 3 10 0 0 .191 .233 .206 .015 .207 -2.7 2.8 0.0
1969 CAL MLB 422 39 98 14 3 10 31 26 53 1 0 .254 .304 .383 .130 .258 1.8 3.8 0.6
1970 CAL MLB 550 61 140 20 4 12 68 28 61 0 2 .274 .309 .399 .125 .259 7.5 -0.1 0.8
1971 CAL MLB 572 50 121 21 2 18 59 48 63 0 1 .237 .304 .392 .155 .266 6.9 -3.1 0.4
1972 CAL MLB 225 13 47 5 0 1 14 12 25 0 1 .222 .262 .259 .038 .203 -9.6 -2.0 -1.4
1973 CAL MLB 99 10 21 4 2 2 11 9 9 0 0 .241 .316 .402 .161 .275 1.2 -0.8 0.0
1973 TEX MLB 390 35 94 12 3 4 43 34 41 0 3 .267 .332 .352 .085 .254 3.6 2.9 0.7
1974 TEX MLB 384 36 98 11 4 7 44 22 27 1 2 .278 .323 .392 .114 .268 4.9 -1.8 0.3
1975 TEX MLB 443 50 107 18 1 11 47 35 43 0 1 .266 .327 .397 .132 .261 5.1 2.4 0.8
1976 CHA MLB 579 53 131 13 2 14 70 49 52 6 4 .253 .315 .367 .114 .257 0.9 -5.8 -0.5
1977 CHA MLB 515 56 116 16 1 18 69 36 50 1 2 .247 .300 .400 .153 .245 -8.0 5.4 -0.3
1978 NYA MLB 166 12 34 9 1 7 24 15 32 0 1 .227 .295 .440 .213 .273 3.4 -0.3 0.3
1979 NYA MLB 336 60 85 15 3 23 53 38 25 0 2 .288 .367 .593 .305 .327 28.4 -1.5 2.8
1980 NYA MLB 295 38 61 9 0 13 43 30 44 1 0 .236 .313 .421 .185 .267 6.7 -3.5 0.3
1981 NYA MLB 72 6 9 2 0 2 4 9 7 0 0 .143 .250 .270 .127 .197 -3.0 1.8 -0.1
1981 OAK MLB 183 14 35 6 0 2 9 10 20 1 0 .205 .246 .275 .070 .196 -9.3 0.5 -1.0
1982 OAK MLB 105 6 17 3 1 2 5 3 20 0 0 .168 .190 .277 .109 .163 -10.4 3.1 -0.8

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

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2012-11-20
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
The BP Broadside: The Best First Baseman in Angels HistorySteven Goldman2011-12-09
BP Unfiltered: The ALCS OutcomeChristina Kahrl2010-10-23
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day #21 (the Strange Career of Jim Spencer Edition)Steven Goldman2010-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Toby Harrah, Part OneDavid Laurila2009-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jim PalmerDavid Laurila2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Yankees still need a first baseman. When do we get news of a Jim Spencer comeback? Where have you gone, Danny Cater?
(Domina Editrix from Dark Corners of the Mind)
My money is on Babe Dahlgren. Anyway, this is something they can play with for a couple of months and then try a patch in season. If Giambi can't do it (and I'm skeptical), platooning Betemit and Duncan or Ensberg should at least be league average. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)I had never heard of Jim Spencer and just looked him up... dang, where did that 1979 come from? Was it the only time he was platooned or something?
(G-MOTA from Bumpus, MA)
It was just one of those amazing fluke seasons that players have sometimes. I love those. Kevin G. and I were just talking about one of our mutual favorites, Miguel Dilone's 1980. That may be the greatest fluke season of all time. (Steven Goldman)


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