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Portrait of Harold Baines

Harold Baines DHWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
24 11092 .289 .356 .465 119 43.4
Birth Date3-15-1959
Height6' 2"
Weight175 lbs
Age60 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1980 CHA 21 141 518 125 23 6 13 19 65 1 2 4 .255 .281 .405 82 -9.5 2.0 -7.9 -0.7
1981 CHA 22 82 296 80 11 7 10 12 41 2 6 2 .286 .318 .482 113 3.5 3.2 6.3 2.0
1982 CHA 23 161 668 165 29 8 25 49 95 0 10 3 .271 .321 .469 113 11.6 7.0 2.8 3.5
1983 CHA 24 156 655 167 33 2 20 49 85 1 7 5 .280 .333 .443 109 7.0 -1.6 6.9 2.6
1984 CHA 25 147 629 173 28 10 29 54 75 0 1 2 .304 .361 .541 129 22.6 -7.7 0.1 2.8
1985 CHA 26 160 693 198 29 3 22 42 89 1 1 1 .309 .348 .467 113 13.0 2.1 4.1 3.3
1986 CHA 27 145 618 169 29 2 21 38 89 2 2 1 .296 .338 .465 116 12.9 -1.3 15.4 3.9
1987 CHA 28 132 554 148 26 4 20 46 82 1 0 0 .293 .352 .479 114 9.9 -4.2 -1.0 1.1
1988 CHA 29 158 674 166 39 1 13 67 109 1 0 0 .277 .347 .411 115 11.6 -2.7 0.7 1.8
1989 CHA 30 96 397 107 20 1 13 60 52 1 0 1 .321 .423 .505 137 16.8 0.4 -1.5 2.2
1989 TEX 30 50 186 49 9 0 3 13 27 0 0 2 .285 .333 .390 138 8.2 -1.5 -0.5 0.9
1990 OAK 31 32 118 25 5 0 3 20 17 0 0 2 .266 .381 .415 125 3.4 -0.2 0.0 0.5
1990 TEX 31 103 371 93 10 1 13 47 63 0 0 1 .290 .377 .449 120 8.7 -1.9 -0.3 1.1
1991 OAK 32 141 566 144 25 1 20 72 67 1 0 1 .295 .383 .473 142 28.3 0.3 -1.1 3.5
1992 OAK 33 140 543 121 18 0 16 59 61 0 1 3 .253 .331 .391 109 7.1 -1.1 -2.8 1.0
1993 BAL 34 118 480 130 22 0 20 57 52 0 0 0 .313 .390 .510 138 23.8 -4.4 0.0 2.5
1994 BAL 35 94 357 96 12 1 16 30 49 1 0 0 .294 .356 .485 111 6.5 0.1 0.0 1.0
1995 BAL 36 127 459 115 19 1 24 70 45 0 0 2 .299 .403 .540 147 29.2 -0.7 0.0 3.3
1996 CHA 37 143 572 154 29 0 22 73 62 1 3 1 .311 .399 .503 132 27.0 -2.9 0.0 2.9
1997 BAL 38 44 149 39 5 0 4 14 15 0 0 0 .291 .356 .418 117 3.9 -0.8 0.0 0.4
1997 CHA 38 93 361 97 18 0 12 41 47 0 0 1 .305 .382 .475 117 9.3 -1.5 0.0 1.1
1998 BAL 39 104 328 88 17 0 9 32 40 1 0 0 .300 .369 .451 113 6.0 1.1 0.0 1.0
1999 BAL 40 107 390 111 16 1 24 43 38 0 1 2 .322 .395 .583 130 17.9 -2.2 0.0 1.8
1999 CLE 40 28 96 23 2 0 1 11 10 0 0 0 .271 .354 .329 128 4.0 -1.9 0.0 0.3
2000 BAL 41 72 252 59 8 0 10 29 39 0 0 0 .266 .349 .437 96 0.2 -3.8 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA 41 24 68 13 5 0 1 7 11 0 0 0 .213 .294 .344 96 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
2001 CHA 42 32 94 11 1 0 0 8 16 0 0 0 .131 .202 .143 57 -4.8 0.7 0.0 -0.3
Career28301109228664884938410621441143434.289.356.465119278.1-23.521.243.4

Statistics for All Levels

'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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1978 KNX AA SOU 137 551 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 IOW AAA AA 125 503 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 CHA MLB AL 141 518 .269 .327 .399 .268 96 -4.9 13.9 -5.1 82 10 -7.9 2.0 -9.5 -0.7
1981 CHA MLB AL 82 296 .254 .321 .372 .303 98 8.2 7.5 -2.7 113 15 6.3 3.2 3.5 2.0
1982 CHA MLB AL 161 668 .264 .326 .405 .282 99 14.9 18.0 -6.5 113 10 2.8 7.0 11.6 3.5
1983 CHA MLB AL 156 655 .264 .326 .397 .296 101 10.6 17.8 -5.7 109 9 6.9 -1.6 7.0 2.6
1984 CHA MLB AL 147 629 .266 .326 .399 .306 98 35.8 16.9 -6 129 11 0.1 -7.7 22.6 2.8
1985 CHA MLB AL 160 693 .262 .325 .404 .327 98 16.8 18.9 -7 113 10 4.1 2.1 13.0 3.3
1986 CHA MLB AL 145 618 .262 .324 .411 .316 98 18.1 17.1 -6.4 116 13 15.4 -1.3 12.9 3.9
1987 CHA MLB AL 132 554 .267 .332 .432 .316 99 14.2 16.3 -10.1 114 10 -1.0 -4.2 9.9 1.1
1988 CHA MLB AL 158 674 .259 .321 .388 .316 98 16.1 17.6 -11 115 9 0.7 -2.7 11.6 1.8
1989 CHA MLB AL 96 397 .261 .322 .381 .347 98 30.2 10.4 -6 137 8 -1.5 0.4 16.8 2.2
1989 TEX MLB AL 50 186 .259 .322 .380 .322 101 0.4 4.9 -3 138 8 -0.5 -1.5 8.2 0.9
1990 OAK MLB AL 32 118 .259 .332 .379 .282 96 5.4 3.2 -2 125 10 0.0 -0.2 3.4 0.5
1990 TEX MLB AL 103 371 .263 .326 .395 .323 103 9.2 10.0 -6.2 120 10 -0.3 -1.9 8.7 1.1
1991 OAK MLB AL 141 566 .262 .325 .396 .305 97 26.5 15.3 -9.4 142 12 -1.1 0.3 28.3 3.5
1992 OAK MLB AL 140 543 .261 .326 .385 .258 97 7.2 14.1 -8.4 109 12 -2.8 -1.1 7.1 1.0
1993 BAL MLB AL 118 480 .270 .337 .412 .314 101 24.4 13.8 -8.8 138 14 0.0 -4.4 23.8 2.5
1993 BOW AA EAS 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BAL MLB AL 94 357 .271 .343 .428 .307 99 6.6 10.8 -6.9 111 13 0.0 0.1 6.5 1.0
1995 BAL MLB AL 127 459 .268 .342 .424 .284 100 25.5 13.7 -8.7 147 10 0.0 -0.7 29.2 3.3
1996 CHA MLB AL 143 572 .276 .348 .440 .319 96 28.9 17.7 -11.3 132 11 0.0 -2.9 27.0 2.9
1997 BAL MLB AL 44 149 .272 .337 .422 .302 93 3.7 4.1 -2.7 117 10 0.0 -0.8 3.9 0.4
1997 CHA MLB AL 93 361 .273 .341 .432 .326 95 9.6 10.0 -6.7 117 10 0.0 -1.5 9.3 1.1
1998 BAL MLB AL 104 328 .271 .337 .429 .321 95 8.8 8.9 -5.8 113 10 0.0 1.1 6.0 1.0
1999 BAL MLB AL 107 390 .279 .350 .448 .305 98 26.1 10.9 -7.6 130 12 0.0 -2.2 17.9 1.8
1999 CLE MLB AL 28 96 .270 .342 .429 .297 106 -3.2 2.7 -1.9 128 12 0.0 -1.9 4.0 0.3
2000 BAL MLB AL 72 252 .274 .343 .448 .282 83 4.1 7.9 -4.9 96 13 0.0 -3.8 0.2 0.0
2000 CHA MLB AL 24 68 .261 .333 .421 .245 89 -2.8 2.1 -1.2 96 13 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
2001 CHA MLB AL 32 94 .265 .333 .419 .157 101 -11.7 2.8 -1.6 57 10 0.0 0.7 -4.8 -0.3
2001 CHR AAA INT 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1978 KNX AA SOU 551 502 70 138 16 6 13 205 72 43 91 3 2 .275 .333 .408 .133 3 3
1979 IOW AAA AA 503 466 87 139 25 8 22 246 87 33 80 5 7 .298 .345 .528 .230 0 0
1980 CHA MLB AL 518 491 55 125 23 6 13 199 49 19 65 2 4 .255 .281 .405 .151 5 2
1981 CHA MLB AL 296 280 42 80 11 7 10 135 41 12 41 6 2 .286 .318 .482 .196 2 0
1982 CHA MLB AL 668 608 89 165 29 8 25 285 105 49 95 10 3 .271 .321 .469 .197 9 2
1983 CHA MLB AL 655 596 76 167 33 2 20 264 99 49 85 7 5 .280 .333 .443 .163 6 3
1984 CHA MLB AL 629 569 72 173 28 10 29 308 94 54 75 1 2 .304 .361 .541 .237 5 1
1985 CHA MLB AL 693 640 86 198 29 3 22 299 113 42 89 1 1 .309 .348 .467 .158 10 0
1986 CHA MLB AL 618 570 72 169 29 2 21 265 88 38 89 2 1 .296 .338 .465 .168 8 0
1987 CHA MLB AL 554 505 59 148 26 4 20 242 93 46 82 0 0 .293 .352 .479 .186 2 0
1988 CHA MLB AL 674 599 55 166 39 1 13 246 81 67 109 0 0 .277 .347 .411 .134 7 0
1989 TEX MLB AL 186 172 18 49 9 0 3 67 16 13 27 0 2 .285 .333 .390 .105 1 0
1989 CHA MLB AL 397 333 55 107 20 1 13 168 56 60 52 0 1 .321 .423 .505 .183 3 0
1990 OAK MLB AL 118 94 11 25 5 0 3 39 21 20 17 0 2 .266 .381 .415 .149 4 0
1990 TEX MLB AL 371 321 41 93 10 1 13 144 44 47 63 0 1 .290 .377 .449 .159 3 0
1991 OAK MLB AL 566 488 76 144 25 1 20 231 90 72 67 0 1 .295 .383 .473 .178 5 0
1992 OAK MLB AL 543 478 58 121 18 0 16 187 76 59 61 1 3 .253 .331 .391 .138 6 0
1993 BAL MLB AL 480 416 64 130 22 0 20 212 78 57 52 0 0 .313 .390 .510 .197 6 1
1993 BOW AA EAS 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 0 0
1994 BAL MLB AL 357 326 44 96 12 1 16 158 54 30 49 0 0 .294 .356 .485 .190 0 0
1995 BAL MLB AL 459 385 60 115 19 1 24 208 63 70 45 0 2 .299 .403 .540 .242 4 0
1996 CHA MLB AL 572 495 80 154 29 0 22 249 95 73 62 3 1 .311 .399 .503 .192 3 0
1997 BAL MLB AL 149 134 15 39 5 0 4 56 15 14 15 0 0 .291 .356 .418 .127 1 0
1997 CHA MLB AL 361 318 40 97 18 0 12 151 52 41 47 0 1 .305 .382 .475 .170 2 0
1998 BAL MLB AL 328 293 40 88 17 0 9 132 57 32 40 0 0 .300 .369 .451 .150 2 0
1999 BAL MLB AL 390 345 57 111 16 1 24 201 81 43 38 1 2 .322 .395 .583 .261 2 0
1999 CLE MLB AL 96 85 5 23 2 0 1 28 22 11 10 0 0 .271 .354 .329 .059 0 0
2000 BAL MLB AL 252 222 24 59 8 0 10 97 30 29 39 0 0 .266 .349 .437 .171 1 0
2000 CHA MLB AL 68 61 2 13 5 0 1 21 9 7 11 0 0 .213 .294 .344 .131 0 0
2001 CHA MLB AL 94 84 3 11 1 0 0 12 6 8 16 0 0 .131 .202 .143 .012 2 0
2001 CHR AAA INT 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2001-09-04 2001-09-27 DTD 23 16 Left Thigh Recovery From Previous Injury Quadriceps Strain - -
2001-06-15 2001-09-04 15-DL 81 74 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
1999-05-23 1999-05-26 DTD 3 2 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
1998-07-11 1998-08-04 15-DL 24 21 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1998-07-01 1998-07-09 DTD 8 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1993-05-05 1993-05-22 15-DL 17 16 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1989-08-25 1989-08-29 DTD 4 3 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1987-04-07 1987-05-08 15-DL 31 23 Right Knee Surgery 1987-04-08 -
1986-09-28 1986-10-07 DTD 9 8 Right Knee Surgery 1986-10-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 CHA $1,000,000
2000 BAL $2,000,000
2000 CHA $2,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$5,000,000
2 yrTotal$5,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
21 y 1 d

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (01) (minor-league contract)+bonuses

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see me doing over the next few years? Am I done?
(Vladimir from Los Angeles)
Downshifting into a part-time role, with more and more DH ABs. I suspect that getting you off the field would help your batting line, and a parallel to Harold Baines' career is potentially apt. You must sign with an AL team. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems that in a few years, Omar Vizquel will join Rusty Staub and Harold Baines as the only guys with 11,000 PAs who are not in the HOF. My loose understanding of the argument against Omar is that while his counting and rate stats compare favorably with the Wiz, after adjusting for eras he comes out a little short offensively (84 OPS+ to 87), but the big difference is defense. Apparently the gulf between their defensive abilities was so great that Ozzie was a 90%+ slam dunk inner-circle type of election, and Omar isn't even a bubble guy. Two questions: Was Ozzie overvalued when he went in, and if not can you shine some light on the defensive differences? Thanks
(ericturner29 from Chicago)
Ozzie Smith's defensive excellence is well-supported by the numbers, as systems such as WARP and Win Shares both love him. Vizquel is more of a mixed bag. The current iteration of WARP most definitely does NOT love him, but I suspect that the forthcoming play-by-play based system will correct that somewhat; his pbp-based UZR numbers eyeball as pretty decent.
Beyond that it's worth noting that Ozzie does have an advantage over Omar with the stick, via a .261 EQA to .254. IN terms of Batting Runs Above Average, the difference is about 100 runs. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Harold Baines fell short, so its mute, but shouldn't 3000 hits be an automatic in for the HOF? Even if you're just a "good" player, isn't it a "great" accomplish to play long enough to get that many hits?
(metfanaaron2001 from Baltimore MD)
3,000 hits is a very, very impressive accomplishment but as with 500 homers, the argument is the danger of rising offensive levels making it an easier one to reach. I personally don't think that it should be an automatic if the guy wasn't valuable enough according to a fuller assessment of his suite of accomplishments. They usually are, but Baines' DH work holds his value down significantly. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


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