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Portrait of Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs 3BRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 10740 .328 .415 .443 129 72.5
Birth Date6-15-1958
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age61 years, 5 months, 7 days
BatsL
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
1982 BOS 24 104 381 118 14 1 5 35 21 0 1 0 .349 .406 .441 125 11.7 2.3 18.3 4.2
1983 BOS 25 153 685 210 44 7 5 92 36 1 3 3 .361 .444 .486 143 33.8 -2.5 16.7 7.3
1984 BOS 26 158 726 203 31 4 6 89 44 0 3 2 .325 .407 .416 120 18.5 0.7 15.1 6.0
1985 BOS 27 161 758 240 42 3 8 96 61 4 2 1 .368 .450 .478 144 41.1 -2.1 8.0 7.5
1986 BOS 28 149 693 207 47 2 8 105 44 0 0 4 .357 .453 .486 147 39.2 -2.3 11.9 7.4
1987 BOS 29 147 667 200 40 6 24 105 48 2 1 3 .363 .461 .588 161 50.5 -1.3 4.5 7.5
1988 BOS 30 155 719 214 45 6 5 125 34 3 2 3 .366 .476 .490 159 46.8 1.9 -2.2 7.4
1989 BOS 31 156 742 205 51 7 3 107 51 7 2 6 .330 .430 .449 143 36.3 3.1 -8.3 5.8
1990 BOS 32 155 713 187 44 5 6 87 68 1 0 0 .302 .386 .418 116 13.4 -3.7 -16.5 1.6
1991 BOS 33 144 641 181 42 2 8 89 32 0 1 2 .332 .421 .460 137 28.7 -5.1 -6.9 3.9
1992 BOS 34 143 598 133 22 4 7 74 31 4 1 3 .259 .353 .358 107 6.8 -0.8 -8.1 1.5
1993 NYA 35 143 644 169 26 1 2 74 49 0 0 1 .302 .378 .363 111 10.6 -2.6 -1.0 2.8
1994 NYA 36 97 434 125 19 1 11 61 29 1 2 1 .342 .433 .489 137 22.5 -2.8 4.2 3.7
1995 NYA 37 126 541 149 22 4 5 74 50 0 1 1 .324 .412 .422 120 15.6 -1.1 -1.8 3.0
1996 NYA 38 132 574 156 29 2 2 67 32 0 1 2 .311 .389 .389 106 7.5 -1.9 -11.5 1.3
1997 NYA 39 104 407 103 23 1 4 48 38 0 0 1 .292 .373 .397 109 6.3 -3.6 0.9 1.5
1998 TBA 40 123 483 122 23 4 7 46 54 0 3 2 .280 .348 .400 96 -1.5 -4.4 -3.6 0.2
1999 TBA 41 90 334 88 14 1 2 38 23 0 1 0 .301 .377 .377 95 -0.8 -0.1 -9.1 0.0
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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 BRS AA EAS 109 414 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 BRS AA EAS 113 476 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 PAW AAA INT 129 486 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 PAW AAA INT 137 593 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 BOS MLB AL 104 381 .260 .324 .391 .358 108 13.1 10.3 -2.8 125 13 18.3 2.3 11.7 4.2
1983 BOS MLB AL 153 685 .267 .327 .400 .374 107 44.9 18.6 2.6 143 11 16.7 -2.5 33.8 7.3
1984 BOS MLB AL 158 726 .262 .322 .397 .340 103 23.9 19.5 2.5 120 8 15.1 0.7 18.5 6.0
1985 BOS MLB AL 161 758 .262 .326 .405 .396 102 49.1 20.7 2.8 144 7 8.0 -2.1 41.1 7.5
1986 BOS MLB AL 149 693 .261 .328 .407 .374 101 53.2 19.2 2.6 147 7 11.9 -2.3 39.2 7.4
1987 BOS MLB AL 147 667 .263 .331 .424 .361 102 60.5 19.7 2.6 161 9 4.5 -1.3 50.5 7.5
1988 BOS MLB AL 155 719 .260 .325 .394 .379 104 56.9 18.8 2.3 159 8 -2.2 1.9 46.8 7.4
1989 BOS MLB AL 156 742 .262 .325 .384 .352 109 39.2 19.4 2.4 143 9 -8.3 3.1 36.3 5.8
1990 BOS MLB AL 155 713 .259 .324 .390 .328 107 14.7 19.1 2.4 116 8 -16.5 -3.7 13.4 1.6
1991 BOS MLB AL 144 641 .263 .328 .396 .338 105 29.6 17.3 2.4 137 9 -6.9 -5.1 28.7 3.9
1992 BOS MLB AL 143 598 .259 .325 .382 .261 103 4.6 15.5 0.3 107 10 -8.1 -0.8 6.8 1.5
1993 NYA MLB AL 143 644 .271 .338 .413 .322 99 9.1 18.5 1.7 111 8 -1.0 -2.6 10.6 2.8
1994 NYA MLB AL 97 434 .273 .345 .433 .345 102 26.3 13.2 1.5 137 12 4.2 -2.8 22.5 3.7
1995 NYA MLB AL 126 541 .269 .339 .424 .350 103 18.7 16.2 1.5 120 10 -1.8 -1.1 15.6 3.0
1996 NYA MLB AL 132 574 .278 .347 .446 .326 101 9.2 17.7 2 106 7 -11.5 -1.9 7.5 1.3
1997 NYA MLB AL 104 407 .270 .339 .433 .314 96 7.3 11.2 -0.1 109 9 0.9 -3.6 6.3 1.5
1998 TBA MLB AL 123 483 .264 .329 .420 .306 93 2 13.1 -1.4 96 10 -3.6 -4.4 -1.5 0.2
1999 TBA MLB AL 90 334 .277 .343 .439 .317 96 -0.4 9.3 0.6 95 7 -9.1 -0.1 -0.8 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 BRS AA EAS 414 354 63 110 14 2 1 131 32 53 25 1 5 .311 .398 .370 .059 4 4
1979 BRS AA EAS 476 406 56 132 17 2 0 153 41 66 21 11 3 .325 .419 .377 .052 2 2
1980 PAW AAA INT 486 418 51 128 21 0 1 152 45 64 25 3 2 .306 .398 .364 .057 1 1
1981 PAW AAA INT 593 498 67 167 41 3 5 229 60 89 41 4 4 .335 .437 .460 .124 2 2
1982 BOS MLB AL 381 338 51 118 14 1 5 149 44 35 21 1 0 .349 .406 .441 .092 4 4
1983 BOS MLB AL 685 582 100 210 44 7 5 283 74 92 36 3 3 .361 .444 .486 .125 7 3
1984 BOS MLB AL 726 625 109 203 31 4 6 260 55 89 44 3 2 .325 .407 .416 .091 4 8
1985 BOS MLB AL 758 653 107 240 42 3 8 312 78 96 61 2 1 .368 .450 .478 .110 2 3
1986 BOS MLB AL 693 580 107 207 47 2 8 282 71 105 44 0 4 .357 .453 .486 .129 4 4
1987 BOS MLB AL 667 551 108 200 40 6 24 324 89 105 48 1 3 .363 .461 .588 .225 8 1
1988 BOS MLB AL 719 584 128 214 45 6 5 286 58 125 34 2 3 .366 .476 .490 .123 7 0
1989 BOS MLB AL 742 621 113 205 51 7 3 279 54 107 51 2 6 .330 .430 .449 .119 7 0
1990 BOS MLB AL 713 619 89 187 44 5 6 259 63 87 68 0 0 .302 .386 .418 .116 6 0
1991 BOS MLB AL 641 546 93 181 42 2 8 251 51 89 32 1 2 .332 .421 .460 .128 6 0
1992 BOS MLB AL 598 514 62 133 22 4 7 184 50 74 31 1 3 .259 .353 .358 .099 6 0
1993 NYA MLB AL 644 560 83 169 26 1 2 203 59 74 49 0 1 .302 .378 .363 .061 9 1
1994 NYA MLB AL 434 366 61 125 19 1 11 179 55 61 29 2 1 .342 .433 .489 .148 4 2
1995 NYA MLB AL 541 460 76 149 22 4 5 194 63 74 50 1 1 .324 .412 .422 .098 7 0
1996 NYA MLB AL 574 501 80 156 29 2 2 195 41 67 32 1 2 .311 .389 .389 .078 5 1
1997 NYA MLB AL 407 353 55 103 23 1 4 140 28 48 38 0 1 .292 .373 .397 .105 4 2
1998 TBA MLB AL 483 435 51 122 23 4 7 174 52 46 54 3 2 .280 .348 .400 .120 2 0
1999 TBA MLB AL 334 292 40 88 14 1 2 110 29 38 23 1 0 .301 .377 .377 .075 4 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
1999-08-28 1999-10-03 60-DL 36 32 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 1999-09-08 -
1999-05-06 1999-05-21 15-DL 15 12 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-04-17 1998-05-08 15-DL 21 18 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
1987-09-25 1987-10-04 DTD 9 9 Left Knee Surgery - -

Compensation

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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
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)In your old age, how many beers could you consume in one sitting if you really put your mind to it?
(Hoodie from Next Door)
Man, I don't know. I assume this comes from the Wade Boggs story? Now that I'm old and 25, heroic acts of drinking become less and less appealing to me as I must deal with the consequences the next day. I like to think I'm too mature to try this now, but given that I wasn't mature enough to skip this question ... if "one sitting" equals, like, six hours, let's go 24. I'm not the man I used to be. (Ben Carsley)
2014-12-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Joe Mauer ever being an All-star again?
(John from Chicago)
Man, I hope so. I'll be honest, I didn't see a lot of the Twins last season, but when I do watch him, the swing just makes me giddy. So simple and just reminds me of the pure hitters I grew up watching (Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn). If he can just stay healthy, I believe he has an AS level still in him, but staying healthy just doesn't seem too easy for him, does it? (Sahadev Sharma)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are you "buying" for 2011 based on disappointing 2010s? Lincecum, Braun, Prince, Mauer... Obviously, "disappointing" is relative.
(adfeit from NY)
Lincecum has some oddities going on--high BABIP against, which is a point in his favor, but he's also faced some of the weakest lineups in the league via quality of opponent OPS, and has allowed an OPS a few points above that. So I can see him being the same next year, which is still pretty great, but people shouldn't be drafting him in the first round (not that they should have been this year either, he does pitch).

Braun's big issue is production against lefties--given he's right-handed, I don't see that lasting. I'll take a deeper look at some point, but that's the kind of "anything can happen in 129 at-bats) answer.

Mauer has already redeemed himself. He's hitting .329/.406/.482 now. Expecting him to hit anywhere near 28 homers again was a dream--Mauer reminds me a lot of Wade Boggs, who also had one big homer season, but was mostly a doubles/OBP guy with a high batting average.

Prince Fielder sure is up and down with his ISO, huh? .213, .330, .231, .303, .211 in his last five seasons. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Wade Boggs a good comp for Ackley aside from position?
(Tex Premium Lager from NJ)
I said consistent .300+ for Ackley. Not consistent .350+. I can't think of every being in a position to project a guy as a consistent .350 guy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)so ryan howard is the fastest ever to 200 hr. but he's also 29. is it really a surprise that a great power hitter who basically started playing in his prime is also way faster to 200 than anyone in history?
(amr2002 from philly)
This answer is kind of a punt, because I don't know if I can address it intelligently on the fly, but the question itself is interesting. And suppose Howard had come up a year or two earlier -- would he have proven himself ready? What about someone like Wade Boggs? (David Laurila)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Generally: to what degree can plate discipline be a teachable skill and/or contagious across an entire team? Specifically: The Brewers seem to have discovered the power of the walk en masse—does history suggest an entire team of reformed hackers can maintain this walk rate across an entire season?
(david from madison, wi)
I thought Wade Boggs had a similar effect on the Yankees, especially Don Mattingly and Paul O'Neill, when he joined them. I believe I touted a similar effect last year, when Kosuke Fukudome arrived in Chicago. Having good ABs strikes me as something that can be influenced by an atmosphere that values that kind of thing, although I'm not sure it can be quantified. (For a converse, think about the Angels' often-successful approach, centered on contact hitting.) (Joe Sheehan)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What criteria makes a good lead off hitter?
(cal from chicago)
Being a good hitter, period, which means an ability to get on base. All the stuff about speed is bull -- it's nice but not necessary. Wade Boggs was one of the great leadoff men of all time and never stole a base - he just got to first 45 percent of the time... I like to think about the batting order like this - it's less a function of setting up scoring (the difference between the best, second-best, third-best batting order is quite small in terms of generating offense), but in distributing playing time. Your leadoff guy will get more PAs than anyone else on your team. You want that guy to be a good hitter, not a fast one. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rich Gedman was my favorite baseball player as a kid. Since I was a wee lad during his career, how do you remember him? His post '86 batting lines are too depressing for me to look at.
(rogerlamarque from Brooklyn)
As part of a really awesome lineup, from Wade Boggs leading off (no stolen bases "to speed things up" in Boston) to Dwight Evans at #2, all the way down to Marty Barrett, who wasn't an impact player but could at least slap .290-worth of singles. I also remember the injuries, principally a bad thumb, pretty much finishing Gedman at 25, a tough break for both him and the franchise. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)Well, if the Cards aren't going to have a good year anyway, what's the harm in sending him down for a while to delay the start of his arbitration clock? 72 wins is just as good as 73, really, right? Is there any developmental advantage to getting an extra month or two in the majors?
(Andy from New York, NY)
Getting back to Rasmus for a moment...It's not to get more wins, it's to get him big league experience when the pressure is off. I've always felt that high-level players like Rasmus should be in the bigs by 22. If you look at history, that's usually the case. There have been some late entries, like Wade Boggs, but the greats are usually there early unless their path was blocked by another great. (Boggs was blocked, in part, because Yaz was still hanging around.) Andy makes a good point about arbitration clocks, but the Cards can always do what the Mets did with David Wright and Jose Reyes, lock him up early and long. (Jim Baker)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSGiven how everyone is now bending over backwards to put Rice into the HOF maybe I shouldn't say this, but the GDPs are the one bum rap he got -- hitting behind Wade Boggs and Dwight Evans, or Boggs and Marty Barrett, even Vince Coleman would have hit into a bunch of double plays. There were only a couple of years in Rice's career in which his rate led the league. (Steven Goldman)