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Jesse Barfield RFBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 5394 .256 .335 .466 116 43.9
Birth Date10-29-1959
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age60 years, 2 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1981 TOR 21 25 100 22 3 2 2 4 19 1 4 3 .232 .270 .368 67 -3.6 -0.1 5.4 0.4
1982 TOR 22 139 446 97 13 2 18 42 79 3 1 4 .246 .323 .426 102 1.8 -4.7 7.8 1.3
1983 TOR 23 128 420 98 13 3 27 22 110 4 2 5 .253 .296 .510 109 4.3 -0.3 17.5 3.0
1984 TOR 24 110 360 91 14 1 14 35 81 2 8 2 .284 .357 .466 119 8.9 -1.0 16.1 3.3
1985 TOR 25 155 612 156 34 9 27 66 143 4 22 8 .289 .369 .536 137 28.2 2.4 32.9 7.9
1986 TOR 26 158 671 170 35 2 40 69 146 8 8 8 .289 .368 .559 144 35.6 3.4 36.8 9.2
1987 TOR 27 159 654 155 25 3 28 58 141 3 3 5 .263 .331 .458 107 6.2 -1.7 35.5 5.2
1988 TOR 28 137 520 114 21 5 18 41 108 1 7 3 .244 .302 .425 99 -0.3 -3.1 28.0 3.7
1989 NYA 29 129 529 106 19 1 18 82 122 2 5 3 .240 .360 .410 114 9.3 -0.1 13.0 3.4
1989 TOR 29 21 86 16 4 0 5 5 28 1 0 2 .200 .256 .438 116 1.7 -0.8 2.8 0.6
1990 NYA 30 153 570 117 21 2 25 82 150 5 4 3 .246 .359 .456 120 13.3 -0.1 9.2 3.5
1991 NYA 31 84 321 64 12 0 17 36 80 0 1 0 .225 .312 .447 110 4.3 1.4 13.4 2.6
1992 NYA 32 30 105 13 2 0 2 9 27 0 1 1 .137 .210 .221 66 -3.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.3
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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 DUN A+ FSL 133 484 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 KIN A+ CRL 136 540 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 KNX AA SOU 124 504 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 TOR MLB AL 25 100 .257 .320 .376 .270 103 -3 2.5 -0.9 67 19 5.4 -0.1 -3.6 0.4
1981 KNX AA SOU 141 594 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 TOR MLB AL 139 446 .263 .324 .404 .265 104 4.5 12.0 -4.2 102 12 7.8 -4.7 1.8 1.3
1983 TOR MLB AL 128 420 .269 .330 .410 .277 106 7.8 11.4 -4.1 109 11 17.5 -0.3 4.3 3.0
1984 TOR MLB AL 110 360 .264 .327 .399 .339 97 10.6 9.6 -3.1 119 13 16.1 -1.0 8.9 3.3
1985 TOR MLB AL 155 612 .264 .327 .407 .347 98 30.5 16.7 -5.8 137 15 32.9 2.4 28.2 7.9
1986 TOR MLB AL 158 671 .261 .327 .406 .319 101 41.5 18.6 -6.2 144 9 36.8 3.4 35.6 9.2
1987 TOR MLB AL 159 654 .267 .332 .430 .300 99 14.4 19.3 -6.5 107 7 35.5 -1.7 6.2 5.2
1988 TOR MLB AL 137 520 .261 .322 .393 .276 102 2.2 13.6 -4.5 99 9 28.0 -3.1 -0.3 3.7
1989 NYA MLB AL 129 529 .258 .323 .377 .289 104 10.5 13.8 -4.5 114 9 13.0 -0.1 9.3 3.4
1989 TOR MLB AL 21 86 .257 .319 .380 .234 99 0.1 2.2 -0.8 116 9 2.8 -0.8 1.7 0.6
1990 NYA MLB AL 153 570 .259 .324 .386 .301 99 23.2 15.3 -5.3 120 9 9.2 -0.1 13.3 3.5
1991 NYA MLB AL 84 321 .259 .326 .395 .250 102 0.4 8.7 -3.1 110 14 13.4 1.4 4.3 2.6
1992 NYA MLB AL 30 105 .261 .325 .387 .164 102 -11.4 2.7 -1 66 16 -0.4 0.0 -3.6 -0.3
1992 ABY AA EAS 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .333 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 DUN A+ FSL 484 441 40 91 12 3 2 115 34 30 125 1 1 .206 .260 .261 .054 3 3
1979 KIN A+ CRL 540 477 66 126 24 5 8 184 71 49 126 6 0 .264 .343 .386 .122 2 2
1980 KNX AA SOU 504 433 63 104 12 8 14 174 65 57 113 11 2 .240 .336 .402 .162 1 1
1981 TOR MLB AL 100 95 7 22 3 2 2 35 9 4 19 4 3 .232 .270 .368 .137 0 0
1981 KNX AA SOU 594 524 83 137 24 13 16 235 70 59 111 25 11 .261 .341 .448 .187 0 0
1982 TOR MLB AL 446 394 54 97 13 2 18 168 58 42 79 1 4 .246 .323 .426 .180 1 6
1983 TOR MLB AL 420 388 58 98 13 3 27 198 68 22 110 2 5 .253 .296 .510 .258 5 1
1984 TOR MLB AL 360 320 51 91 14 1 14 149 49 35 81 8 2 .284 .357 .466 .181 2 1
1985 TOR MLB AL 612 539 94 156 34 9 27 289 84 66 143 22 8 .289 .369 .536 .247 3 0
1986 TOR MLB AL 671 589 107 170 35 2 40 329 108 69 146 8 8 .289 .368 .559 .270 5 0
1987 TOR MLB AL 654 590 89 155 25 3 28 270 84 58 141 3 5 .263 .331 .458 .195 2 1
1988 TOR MLB AL 520 468 62 114 21 5 18 199 56 41 108 7 3 .244 .302 .425 .182 6 4
1989 NYA MLB AL 529 441 71 106 19 1 18 181 56 82 122 5 3 .240 .360 .410 .170 3 1
1989 TOR MLB AL 86 80 8 16 4 0 5 35 11 5 28 0 2 .200 .256 .438 .238 0 0
1990 NYA MLB AL 570 476 69 117 21 2 25 217 78 82 150 4 3 .246 .359 .456 .210 5 2
1991 NYA MLB AL 321 284 37 64 12 0 17 127 48 36 80 1 0 .225 .312 .447 .222 1 0
1992 NYA MLB AL 105 95 8 13 2 0 2 21 7 9 27 1 1 .137 .210 .221 .084 1 0
1992 ABY AA EAS 9 8 2 3 0 0 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 .375 .444 .750 .375 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
1992-06-18 1992-10-04 60-DL 108 98 Left Wrist Surgery 1992-06-30 -
1992-05-21 1992-06-17 15-DL 27 23 Left Wrist Sprain - -
1991-07-29 1991-10-06 60-DL 69 67 Left Foot Stress Fracture - -
1988-05-16 1988-05-31 15-DL 15 14 Left Wrist Soreness - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just for reference, the last 9 WARP seasons (rounding) by a RF? 2011 Jose Bautista, 2001 Sammy Sosa, 2001 Shawn Green, 1988 Jose Canseco, 1986 Jesse Barfield. (Add in LF, and you get a whole lot of Bonds, plus 2001 Luis Gonzalez and Rickey in 1990 and 1980. Also, holy 1980 Willie Wilson FRAA.) So I think I'd be surprised by a 9 win season.
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
It's a fair point, but I think Puig is a better defender than Bautista so can contribute more on that side of the ball. I'm not saying it's likely - it's not - but I do think it's within his spectrum of production. (Craig Goldstein)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)You said you're quite high on Michael Choice -- what type of numbers do you see him putting up in his prime, and more importantly, from which position?
(JP_Frost from Amsterdam, Netherlands)
What up Amsterdam? For me, Choice is a classic RF profile. 30 HR, tons of walks, good glove, big arm. Jesse Barfield kinda guy? (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-02-16 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tom Brunansky the most underrated RF of the 1980s?
(Jake from St. Louis, MO)
There's a good idea for a mini-series. The all-under-rated team of the 1980s, which is when I came of age in baseball fandom. Tom Brunansky vs. Jesse Barfield. Bert Blyleven vs. Dave Steib. The Astros rainbow warrior jerseys vs. the Brown and Gold Padres things from the early 80s. Bruno probably gets the start in right. (Russell A. Carleton)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm doing more screaming at my TV than usual since Cito and Gene Tenace are now the saviours in Toronto. No word of a lie. In the first inning of the first game Rance Mulliniks and Jesse Barfield noted how the Jays batters had a noticeably different approach at the plate and that was due to the change in staff. How ridiculous is that.
(Otto from Halifax)
They stood taller! They just loosened up and had some fun! They had a laxative! Whatever value Gaston brought, it would have to be in intangible, mood-altering managing, because tactically he didn't do ANYTHING... except trash his own young players. (Steven Goldman)


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