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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 8467 .255 .293 .383 .249 19.5
Birth Date9-4-1950
Height5' 11"
Weight165 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
1973 KCA 22 51 151 139 20 31 6 1 0 39 8 23 0 2 2 5 3 1 .223 .262 .281 .210 -0.7 -1.0 -0.2
1974 KCA 23 99 214 204 19 45 6 3 1 60 5 33 0 0 5 18 3 4 .221 .239 .294 .193 -11.1 -0.0 -1.2
1975 KCA 24 111 329 304 43 76 10 2 7 111 20 39 1 2 2 36 11 3 .250 .297 .365 .245 6.3 -1.6 0.5
1976 KCA 25 152 489 446 39 102 17 6 2 137 19 42 3 3 18 46 20 11 .229 .263 .307 .224 -3.8 7.2 0.4
1977 KCA 26 152 514 474 59 116 21 5 5 162 25 67 2 2 11 50 23 5 .245 .284 .342 .223 -3.3 2.8 -0.1
1978 KCA 27 143 501 461 66 127 24 6 7 184 26 59 3 2 9 50 13 10 .275 .317 .399 .266 16.9 -0.6 1.8
1979 KCA 28 127 503 467 73 124 26 4 10 188 25 54 1 7 3 48 28 8 .266 .300 .403 .262 19.5 -6.8 1.3
1980 KCA 29 154 594 560 70 148 23 4 7 200 19 69 2 4 9 60 19 6 .264 .289 .357 .243 6.7 -4.0 0.3
1981 KCA 30 94 390 364 35 91 17 1 9 137 19 50 0 3 4 38 4 2 .250 .285 .376 .246 4.6 -6.1 -0.2
1982 KCA 31 145 554 524 71 156 45 6 11 246 16 65 2 5 7 56 10 7 .298 .318 .469 .282 27.9 2.2 3.2
1983 KCA 32 146 579 549 52 143 35 6 11 223 20 51 0 6 4 77 13 5 .260 .283 .406 .239 5.5 7.3 1.4
1984 KCA 33 129 515 479 58 130 22 5 17 213 27 72 2 3 4 56 5 5 .271 .311 .445 .278 18.7 13.8 3.5
1985 KCA 34 149 600 563 62 140 25 1 22 233 28 86 1 3 5 69 10 4 .249 .284 .414 .261 13.6 10.1 2.5
1986 KCA 35 151 620 566 76 154 37 3 22 263 43 88 2 7 2 84 4 4 .272 .322 .465 .280 27.3 7.7 3.7
1987 KCA 36 154 624 563 67 138 32 2 17 225 51 86 2 4 4 78 1 3 .245 .308 .400 .255 7.4 12.1 1.9
1988 KCA 37 150 575 537 48 126 25 1 8 177 21 67 4 6 7 58 7 3 .235 .266 .330 .227 -2.4 4.1 0.2
1989 KCA 38 135 458 418 34 107 22 1 2 137 30 52 2 3 5 36 3 2 .256 .307 .328 .240 1.4 11.8 1.4
1990 KCA 39 82 257 241 20 52 14 1 2 74 10 32 3 3 0 21 1 0 .216 .253 .307 .212 -7.8 -1.2 -1.0
Career23248467785991220064075816030094121035306510188617883.255.293.383.249126.857.719.5

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
1973 KCA MLB 51 151 .210 .258 .327 .382 .266 .263 101 -7.5 4.0 1.2 -1.0 1.4 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2
1974 KCA MLB 99 214 .193 .252 .313 .367 .256 .259 103 -14 5.5 0.9 -0.0 -0.8 -11.1 -1.2 -11.1 -1.2
1975 KCA MLB 111 329 .245 .260 .331 .382 .266 .265 102 -4.9 8.7 1 -1.6 2.9 6.3 0.5 6.3 0.5
1976 KCA MLB 152 489 .224 .259 .320 .364 .262 .247 100 -16.5 12.3 0.4 7.2 0.8 -3.8 0.4 -3.8 0.4
1977 KCA MLB 152 514 .223 .267 .327 .409 .264 .275 104 -19.7 14.4 -0.6 2.8 4.4 -3.3 -0.1 -3.3 -0.1
1978 KCA MLB 143 501 .266 .263 .326 .387 .268 .302 101 2.9 13.0 -0.6 -0.6 2.3 16.9 1.8 16.9 1.8
1979 KCA MLB 127 503 .262 .269 .332 .408 .267 .278 100 1.3 14.1 -0.6 -6.8 3.2 19.5 1.3 19.5 1.3
1980 KCA MLB 154 594 .243 .271 .331 .402 .268 .289 99 -10 16.0 -0.7 -4.0 -0.5 6.7 0.3 6.7 0.3
1981 KCA MLB 94 390 .246 .257 .318 .376 .262 .266 96 -5 9.9 -0.5 -6.1 -0.1 4.6 -0.2 4.6 -0.2
1982 KCA MLB 145 554 .282 .265 .324 .402 .264 .320 100 12.4 14.9 -0.7 2.2 -0.1 27.9 3.2 27.9 3.2
1983 KCA MLB 146 579 .239 .266 .324 .403 .265 .268 101 -12.1 15.7 -0.7 7.3 0.8 5.5 1.4 5.5 1.4
1984 KCA MLB 129 515 .278 .263 .322 .398 .265 .288 95 9 13.8 -0.6 13.8 -0.8 18.7 3.5 18.7 3.5
1985 KCA MLB 149 600 .261 .259 .323 .404 .265 .258 95 0.7 16.4 -0.8 10.1 -0.6 13.6 2.5 13.6 2.5
1986 KCA MLB 151 620 .280 .261 .327 .407 .266 .285 97 12.7 17.2 -0.8 7.7 -1.6 27.3 3.7 27.3 3.7
1987 KCA MLB 154 624 .255 .263 .330 .425 .264 .261 99 -3.5 18.4 -0.9 12.1 -2.6 7.4 1.9 7.4 1.9
1988 KCA MLB 150 575 .227 .258 .320 .391 .266 .252 101 -18.3 15.0 -0.9 4.1 0.1 -2.4 0.2 -2.4 0.2
1989 KCA MLB 135 458 .240 .265 .327 .391 .269 .286 99 -8.7 12.0 -0.5 11.8 0.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
1990 KCA MLB 82 257 .212 .258 .322 .385 .259 .238 100 -12.4 6.9 -0.3 -1.2 -0.7 -7.8 -1.0 -7.8 -1.0

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
1973 KCA MLB 151 20 31 6 1 0 5 8 23 3 1 .223 .262 .281 .058 .210 -0.7 -1.0 -0.2
1974 KCA MLB 214 19 45 6 3 1 18 5 33 3 4 .221 .239 .294 .074 .193 -11.1 -0.0 -1.2
1975 KCA MLB 329 43 76 10 2 7 36 20 39 11 3 .250 .297 .365 .115 .245 6.3 -1.6 0.5
1976 KCA MLB 489 39 102 17 6 2 46 19 42 20 11 .229 .263 .307 .078 .224 -3.8 7.2 0.4
1977 KCA MLB 514 59 116 21 5 5 50 25 67 23 5 .245 .284 .342 .097 .223 -3.3 2.8 -0.1
1978 KCA MLB 501 66 127 24 6 7 50 26 59 13 10 .275 .317 .399 .124 .266 16.9 -0.6 1.8
1979 KCA MLB 503 73 124 26 4 10 48 25 54 28 8 .266 .300 .403 .137 .262 19.5 -6.8 1.3
1980 KCA MLB 594 70 148 23 4 7 60 19 69 19 6 .264 .289 .357 .093 .243 6.7 -4.0 0.3
1981 KCA MLB 390 35 91 17 1 9 38 19 50 4 2 .250 .285 .376 .126 .246 4.6 -6.1 -0.2
1982 KCA MLB 554 71 156 45 6 11 56 16 65 10 7 .298 .318 .469 .172 .282 27.9 2.2 3.2
1983 KCA MLB 579 52 143 35 6 11 77 20 51 13 5 .260 .283 .406 .146 .239 5.5 7.3 1.4
1984 KCA MLB 515 58 130 22 5 17 56 27 72 5 5 .271 .311 .445 .173 .278 18.7 13.8 3.5
1985 KCA MLB 600 62 140 25 1 22 69 28 86 10 4 .249 .284 .414 .165 .261 13.6 10.1 2.5
1986 KCA MLB 620 76 154 37 3 22 84 43 88 4 4 .272 .322 .465 .193 .280 27.3 7.7 3.7
1987 KCA MLB 624 67 138 32 2 17 78 51 86 1 3 .245 .308 .400 .155 .255 7.4 12.1 1.9
1988 KCA MLB 575 48 126 25 1 8 58 21 67 7 3 .235 .266 .330 .095 .227 -2.4 4.1 0.2
1989 KCA MLB 458 34 107 22 1 2 36 30 52 3 2 .256 .307 .328 .072 .240 1.4 11.8 1.4
1990 KCA MLB 257 20 52 14 1 2 21 10 32 1 0 .216 .253 .307 .091 .212 -7.8 -1.2 -1.0

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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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian RobertsBP Prospect Staff2014-10-21
The Lineup Card: Seven Trade Ideas for the Winter MeetingsBaseball Prospectus2013-12-05
The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better RememberedBaseball Prospectus2011-07-13
Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010David Laurila2010-12-31
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The UndraftedJeff Euston2010-06-10
Prospectus Q&A: Al FitzmorrisDavid Laurila2009-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Jeff KentJay Jaffe2009-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: (Near) Hitless WondersJay Jaffe2008-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the SequelDan Fox2008-04-03
The Week in Quotes: March 2-9Alex Carnevale2008-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: My First Full SeasonDan Fox2007-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron ManJim Baker2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Deric LadnierDavid Laurila2007-04-01
Hope and Faith: How the Colorado Rockies Can Win the World SeriesTracy Ringolsby2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Gold Gloves in FebruaryJoe Sheehan2007-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-27Christina Kahrl2006-08-28
Rational Exuberance: SnakebitJonah Keri2004-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part III: GhostbustersSteven Goldman2004-02-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessAim For The Head: SupercyclesKeith Woolner2003-08-04
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)To Derek Lowe's chagrin, is there any reason the Dodgers wont have the best up the middle infield defense in baseball this year? Martin is more than solid, Hudson, though overrated, is still a top line 2b and Furcal is near gold glove level. How much of a help will they be to the kiddie corps?
(Silv from NY, NY)
Keep in mind that much of Hudson's good defensive stats are generated by his work on balls in the air. Like Derek Jeter, he has very good range going back on balls. He's a good infielder otherwise, but the numbers would lead you to believe he's Frank White. He's not.

With that said, this team had Angel Berroa and Jeff Kent up the middle at times last year. This is much better. A good defense helps you develop pitching by encouraging early-count outs, reducing pitches out of the stretch and getting guys off the field quickly. The Dodgers have helped themselves in more ways than one. (Joe Sheehan)


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