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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
20 12249 .285 .342 .430 .285 78.3
Birth Date9-16-1955
Height6' 0"
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
1974 MIL 18 107 364 344 48 86 14 5 3 119 12 46 1 2 5 26 7 7 .250 .276 .346 .239 7.0 0.0 0.8
1975 MIL 19 147 607 558 67 149 28 2 8 205 33 69 1 5 10 52 12 4 .267 .307 .367 .252 17.6 -12.9 0.5
1976 MIL 20 161 690 638 59 161 19 3 2 192 38 69 0 6 8 54 16 11 .252 .292 .301 .230 2.5 -4.9 -0.3
1977 MIL 21 154 663 605 66 174 34 4 4 228 41 80 2 4 11 49 16 7 .288 .333 .377 .262 31.5 -15.0 1.7
1978 MIL 22 127 545 502 66 147 23 9 9 215 24 43 1 5 13 71 16 5 .293 .323 .428 .286 38.2 6.9 5.0
1979 MIL 23 149 626 577 72 154 26 5 8 214 35 52 1 3 10 51 11 8 .267 .308 .371 .245 18.9 6.0 2.6
1980 MIL 24 143 647 611 121 179 49 10 23 317 26 67 1 3 6 87 20 5 .293 .321 .519 .305 61.0 10.9 7.7
1981 MIL 25 96 411 377 50 103 15 5 10 158 22 37 2 6 4 49 4 1 .273 .312 .419 .270 20.5 16.9 4.2
1982 MIL 26 156 704 635 129 210 46 12 29 367 54 63 1 10 4 114 14 3 .331 .379 .578 .340 91.8 1.9 10.0
1983 MIL 27 149 662 578 102 178 42 10 17 291 72 58 3 8 1 80 12 5 .308 .383 .503 .327 76.6 -6.3 7.5
1984 MIL 28 160 702 624 105 186 27 7 16 275 67 67 1 9 1 80 14 4 .298 .362 .441 .302 57.8 5.6 6.8
1985 MIL 29 122 527 466 76 129 26 3 15 206 49 56 2 9 1 68 10 4 .277 .342 .442 .297 34.4 1.8 3.8
1986 MIL 30 140 595 522 82 163 31 7 9 235 62 73 4 2 5 46 14 5 .312 .388 .450 .301 41.6 -5.1 3.8
1987 MIL 31 158 723 635 99 198 25 9 21 304 76 94 1 5 6 103 19 9 .312 .384 .479 .298 53.6 -5.3 4.8
1988 MIL 32 162 696 621 92 190 38 11 13 289 63 63 3 7 2 91 22 4 .306 .369 .465 .307 53.9 -4.3 5.4
1989 MIL 33 160 690 614 101 195 38 9 21 314 63 71 6 4 3 103 19 3 .318 .384 .511 .330 70.3 -6.8 6.9
1990 MIL 34 158 683 587 98 145 17 5 17 223 78 89 6 8 4 77 15 8 .247 .337 .380 .272 28.1 -14.6 1.4
1991 MIL 35 130 571 503 66 131 20 4 10 189 54 79 4 9 1 77 6 4 .260 .332 .376 .266 20.1 1.8 2.3
1992 MIL 36 150 629 557 71 147 40 3 8 217 53 81 3 12 4 77 15 6 .264 .325 .390 .280 31.7 -1.8 3.3
1993 MIL 37 127 514 454 62 117 25 3 8 172 44 93 5 6 5 51 9 2 .258 .326 .379 .249 8.4 -6.4 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
1974 MIL MLB 107 364 .239 .257 .318 .373 .260 .279 99 -7.3 9.4 4.3 0.0 1.5 7.0 0.8 7.0 0.8
1975 MIL MLB 147 607 .252 .256 .321 .375 .259 .290 100 -4.7 16.0 7.3 -12.9 1.7 17.6 0.5 17.6 0.5
1976 MIL MLB 161 690 .230 .258 .315 .364 .260 .277 96 -19.6 17.4 8 -4.9 -0.1 2.5 -0.3 2.5 -0.3
1977 MIL MLB 154 663 .262 .267 .324 .409 .262 .324 100 1.1 18.5 8.5 -15.0 5.3 31.5 1.7 31.5 1.7
1978 MIL MLB 127 545 .286 .264 .324 .389 .264 .303 99 13.8 14.2 6.5 6.9 2.7 38.2 5.0 38.2 5.0
1979 MIL MLB 149 626 .245 .271 .334 .414 .268 .281 98 -9.8 17.5 8.1 6.0 3.2 18.9 2.6 18.9 2.6
1980 MIL MLB 143 647 .305 .271 .330 .406 .268 .298 97 29 17.4 6.9 10.9 7.0 61.0 7.7 61.0 7.7
1981 MIL MLB 96 411 .270 .258 .319 .379 .263 .277 98 3.7 10.4 4.4 16.9 1.3 20.5 4.2 20.5 4.2
1982 MIL MLB 156 704 .340 .262 .325 .402 .266 .327 98 56.4 19.0 8.7 1.9 6.1 91.8 10.0 91.8 10.0
1983 MIL MLB 149 662 .327 .265 .325 .402 .265 .315 95 44.5 18.0 7.2 -6.3 4.7 76.6 7.5 76.6 7.5
1984 MIL MLB 160 702 .302 .262 .322 .394 .263 .309 93 28.9 18.8 3.5 5.6 4.4 57.8 6.8 57.8 6.8
1985 MIL MLB 122 527 .297 .261 .325 .406 .266 .282 96 19.3 14.4 -2.5 1.8 2.9 34.4 3.8 34.4 3.8
1986 MIL MLB 140 595 .301 .259 .328 .407 .266 .348 100 25.1 16.5 1 -5.1 3.1 41.6 3.8 41.6 3.8
1987 MIL MLB 158 723 .298 .265 .331 .424 .264 .337 100 29.9 21.3 1.1 -5.3 2.3 53.6 4.8 53.6 4.8
1988 MIL MLB 162 696 .307 .260 .320 .392 .266 .321 99 31.3 18.2 1.3 -4.3 4.7 53.9 5.4 53.9 5.4
1989 MIL MLB 160 690 .330 .262 .324 .387 .265 .331 97 46.8 18.0 0.2 -6.8 3.2 70.3 6.9 70.3 6.9
1990 MIL MLB 158 683 .272 .259 .325 .386 .261 .262 99 8.3 18.3 1.6 -14.6 4.4 28.1 1.4 28.1 1.4
1991 MIL MLB 130 571 .266 .264 .331 .402 .269 .286 101 3.4 15.5 0.2 1.8 3.8 20.1 2.3 20.1 2.3
1992 MIL MLB 150 629 .280 .260 .326 .385 .265 .290 96 11.8 16.3 0.6 -1.8 5.8 31.7 3.3 31.7 3.3
1993 MIL MLB 127 514 .249 .266 .333 .406 .262 .304 100 -6.2 14.7 0.5 -6.4 2.0 8.4 0.2 8.4 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
1974 MIL MLB 364 48 86 14 5 3 26 12 46 7 7 .250 .276 .346 .096 .239 7.0 0.0 0.8
1975 MIL MLB 607 67 149 28 2 8 52 33 69 12 4 .267 .307 .367 .100 .252 17.6 -12.9 0.5
1976 MIL MLB 690 59 161 19 3 2 54 38 69 16 11 .252 .292 .301 .049 .230 2.5 -4.9 -0.3
1977 MIL MLB 663 66 174 34 4 4 49 41 80 16 7 .288 .333 .377 .089 .262 31.5 -15.0 1.7
1978 MIL MLB 545 66 147 23 9 9 71 24 43 16 5 .293 .323 .428 .135 .286 38.2 6.9 5.0
1979 MIL MLB 626 72 154 26 5 8 51 35 52 11 8 .267 .308 .371 .104 .245 18.9 6.0 2.6
1980 MIL MLB 647 121 179 49 10 23 87 26 67 20 5 .293 .321 .519 .226 .305 61.0 10.9 7.7
1981 MIL MLB 411 50 103 15 5 10 49 22 37 4 1 .273 .312 .419 .146 .270 20.5 16.9 4.2
1982 MIL MLB 704 129 210 46 12 29 114 54 63 14 3 .331 .379 .578 .247 .340 91.8 1.9 10.0
1983 MIL MLB 662 102 178 42 10 17 80 72 58 12 5 .308 .383 .503 .196 .327 76.6 -6.3 7.5
1984 MIL MLB 702 105 186 27 7 16 80 67 67 14 4 .298 .362 .441 .143 .302 57.8 5.6 6.8
1985 MIL MLB 527 76 129 26 3 15 68 49 56 10 4 .277 .342 .442 .165 .297 34.4 1.8 3.8
1986 MIL MLB 595 82 163 31 7 9 46 62 73 14 5 .312 .388 .450 .138 .301 41.6 -5.1 3.8
1987 MIL MLB 723 99 198 25 9 21 103 76 94 19 9 .312 .384 .479 .167 .298 53.6 -5.3 4.8
1988 MIL MLB 696 92 190 38 11 13 91 63 63 22 4 .306 .369 .465 .159 .307 53.9 -4.3 5.4
1989 MIL MLB 690 101 195 38 9 21 103 63 71 19 3 .318 .384 .511 .194 .330 70.3 -6.8 6.9
1990 MIL MLB 683 98 145 17 5 17 77 78 89 15 8 .247 .337 .380 .133 .272 28.1 -14.6 1.4
1991 MIL MLB 571 66 131 20 4 10 77 54 79 6 4 .260 .332 .376 .115 .266 20.1 1.8 2.3
1992 MIL MLB 629 71 147 40 3 8 77 53 81 15 6 .264 .325 .390 .126 .280 31.7 -1.8 3.3
1993 MIL MLB 514 62 117 25 3 8 51 44 93 9 2 .258 .326 .379 .121 .249 8.4 -6.4 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
1993-04-26 1993-05-14 15-DL 18 16 Right Knee Surgery Medial Meniscus 1993-04-28 -

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Inside The Park: The Man of MissouriBradford Doolittle2013-01-21
Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Baseball Players Get Injured in Amazingly Weird WaysJohn Paschal2013-01-15
The Lineup Card: 10 Memories of Hall of Fame CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2013-01-09
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BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-StarsBen Lindbergh2012-07-12
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Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
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Wezen-Ball: Covering an All-Star TeamLarry Granillo2012-05-10
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Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
The Lineup Card: 13 Bad Players Who Are (or Were) Still Fun to Watch and Root ForBaseball Prospectus2011-10-26
Doctoring The Numbers: Starting Them Young, Part OneRany Jazayerli2011-10-13
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you saddened as I am that the inclusion of Ozzie Smith seems to have helped Omar Vizquel when it could or should have helped Larkin and Trammell?
(Gregor from Bathurst)
Omar's not on the ballot, so we shouldn't worry about his candidacy for at least another six years. I don't think Ozzie's presence in the Hall has any bearing on Larkin and Trammell any more than the presences of Robin Yount and Cal Ripken do. There were a handful of great shortstops playing during the eighties, and some people apparently feel we've enshrined enough of them. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like there are no players on either team who are already good Hall of Fame candidates (though guys like Utley, Upton, etc. have time to qualify.) Can you ever remember a Series without such an established veteran star?
(oira61 from San Francisco)
Wow, that's a good question, one that pretty much ties into what I was saying a couple of days ago about how rare it is to get two fresh teams facing off in the series for the first time in awhile. Add to that the fact that both teams are dominated by younger guys whose best days may still be ahead of them and you wind up with a situation like this. I'm jogging my memory and looking back over the WS matchups and thinking that we've hit a real stumper. At the time, people wondered aloud if the 1998 Yankees would yield a Hall of Famer, but now it's apparent that Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter will make it if nobody else does, to say nothing of Tony Gwynn from the opposite dugout.

The 1982 matchup maybe - at the time it certainly wasn't apparent that Ozzie Smith, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor or Don Sutton would make it (Sutton would win 60-something more games in the majors), adn Rollie Fingers was sidelined too. Definitely a question to sock away for future pondering. (Jay Jaffe)
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)
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)There was a saying about some ball players (like Brooks Robinson, if I recall)that they weren't fast going from home to first, but could outrun anyone going from 1st to 3rd or 2nd to home. In your studies, did you find any clear examples of guys not known to have good footspeed but who were exceptionally good baserunners?
(wileecoyote121 from larchmont, ny)
Robin Yount and Glenn Beckert come to mind. George Brett did really well on tagging on fly balls.

On Yount you might want to check this out. I think I discussed Beckert in this column. (Dan Fox)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesHad anyone noticed that Robin Yount came in to help the Brewers as bench coach? He was with Arizona a couple years back, I think with Brenly, but I honestly have no idea what he's been doing since. Anyone? (Will Carroll)