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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 9817 .255 .308 .434 100 43.2
Birth Date8-19-1958
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age61 years, 5 months, 6 days
BatsR
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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 MIN 22 9 26 5 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 .192 .192 .423 98 -0.1 0.0 1.3 0.2
1982 MIN 23 145 565 117 25 4 25 37 107 3 0 4 .230 .280 .443 87 -7.3 -3.6 6.8 1.4
1983 MIN 24 157 650 143 30 3 21 54 121 4 7 1 .245 .309 .414 97 -2.0 3.7 13.5 3.8
1984 MIN 25 162 644 154 29 4 5 44 81 4 11 5 .262 .315 .350 89 -6.2 -1.4 24.1 3.8
1985 MIN 26 160 608 138 31 0 20 37 89 7 13 5 .246 .301 .409 96 -0.9 0.2 11.5 3.1
1986 MIN 27 157 661 171 34 1 34 52 108 6 14 15 .287 .347 .518 128 22.6 -0.6 22.9 6.9
1987 MIN 28 154 628 150 36 2 31 37 92 3 10 7 .257 .303 .485 110 8.4 -0.4 -3.0 2.6
1988 MIN 29 133 516 141 29 2 28 36 85 5 7 4 .301 .353 .551 145 26.0 0.7 -4.5 4.1
1989 MIN 30 130 536 125 11 4 19 25 87 3 6 2 .251 .286 .404 99 0.4 -2.4 3.7 1.9
1990 MIN 31 154 625 132 27 5 16 36 101 3 6 1 .229 .274 .376 81 -12.7 -3.8 9.8 1.3
1991 CAL 32 152 634 144 22 1 18 33 104 8 5 5 .246 .293 .379 91 -4.9 1.9 6.4 2.4
1992 CAL 33 130 486 103 13 2 12 21 79 6 3 1 .226 .267 .342 71 -14.1 -0.6 8.5 0.4
1993 CAL 34 20 56 9 2 0 0 5 12 0 1 0 .180 .250 .220 87 -0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1
1993 KCA 34 82 313 72 18 1 14 16 75 8 0 3 .256 .309 .477 92 -2.1 -1.9 2.8 0.8
1994 KCA 35 90 352 94 15 3 12 19 63 2 0 2 .287 .328 .462 99 0.9 -0.6 5.9 1.7
1995 KCA 36 137 578 134 27 0 35 47 91 8 3 3 .261 .329 .518 126 21.4 -0.9 -2.3 3.6
1996 SLN 37 141 574 143 27 4 23 35 97 8 2 2 .274 .326 .473 103 5.1 -2.2 -9.2 1.2
1997 SLN 38 148 554 126 24 1 17 36 88 6 7 3 .251 .305 .404 89 -5.2 -4.4 6.3 1.3
1998 CHN 39 37 147 41 11 0 8 12 23 5 0 0 .320 .397 .594 118 3.8 -0.4 1.2 0.9
1998 SLN 39 91 345 81 23 1 11 31 39 5 1 1 .265 .339 .454 118 8.8 0.2 1.9 2.1
1999 CHN 40 113 308 57 9 1 9 21 51 2 0 1 .204 .260 .339 65 -13.1 -0.4 1.5 -0.3
2000 BOS 41 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 66 -0.4 0.0 0.0 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
1979 ELZ Rk APL 66 278 .000 .000 .000 .251 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 WIS A MDW 138 583 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 MIN MLB AL 9 26 .238 .305 .338 .167 97 -1 0.7 0.1 98 46 1.3 0.0 -0.1 0.2
1981 ORL AA SOU 137 561 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MIN MLB AL 145 565 .266 .324 .403 .237 105 -2.7 15.2 2.1 87 10 6.8 -3.6 -7.3 1.4
1983 MIN MLB AL 157 650 .263 .322 .396 .271 106 -3.9 17.7 2.4 97 11 13.5 3.7 -2.0 3.8
1984 MIN MLB AL 162 644 .264 .323 .398 .294 99 -8.3 17.3 2 89 8 24.1 -1.4 -6.2 3.8
1985 MIN MLB AL 160 608 .263 .327 .410 .261 101 -6.2 16.6 2.1 96 11 11.5 0.2 -0.9 3.1
1986 MIN MLB AL 157 661 .258 .324 .401 .298 107 26.2 18.3 2.5 128 11 22.9 -0.6 22.6 6.9
1987 MIN MLB AL 154 628 .265 .330 .424 .256 104 -5 18.5 2.3 110 11 -3.0 -0.4 8.4 2.6
1988 MIN MLB AL 133 516 .263 .324 .395 .313 105 30.2 13.5 1.4 145 10 -4.5 0.7 26.0 4.1
1989 MIN MLB AL 130 536 .262 .324 .384 .264 105 -1.8 14.0 1.7 99 11 3.7 -2.4 0.4 1.9
1990 MIN MLB AL 154 625 .258 .325 .382 .248 103 -14.3 16.8 2.2 81 11 9.8 -3.8 -12.7 1.3
1991 CAL MLB AL 152 634 .258 .325 .392 .269 96 -1.3 17.2 2.4 91 7 6.4 1.9 -4.9 2.4
1992 CAL MLB AL 130 486 .260 .327 .390 .247 98 -14.5 12.6 -2.9 71 8 8.5 -0.6 -14.1 0.4
1993 CAL MLB AL 20 56 .257 .330 .388 .231 98 -4.4 1.6 -0.7 87 12 0.6 0.1 -0.7 0.1
1993 KCA MLB AL 82 313 .265 .331 .408 .293 100 5.9 9.0 0.2 92 11 2.8 -1.9 -2.1 0.8
1994 KCA MLB AL 90 352 .273 .344 .439 .322 99 5.2 10.7 0.9 99 12 5.9 -0.6 0.9 1.7
1995 KCA MLB AL 137 578 .272 .344 .432 .251 97 19.7 17.3 1.1 126 9 -2.3 -0.9 21.4 3.6
1996 SLN MLB NL 141 574 .266 .330 .412 .295 98 11 17.7 1.5 103 8 -9.2 -2.2 5.1 1.2
1997 SLN MLB NL 148 554 .260 .328 .408 .270 95 -8.7 14.7 1.7 89 11 6.3 -4.4 -5.2 1.3
1998 CHN MLB NL 37 147 .258 .324 .412 .337 104 12.1 3.8 0.6 118 10 1.2 -0.4 3.8 0.9
1998 SLN MLB NL 91 345 .267 .334 .420 .270 100 3.2 9.0 1.3 118 10 1.9 0.2 8.8 2.1
1999 CHN MLB NL 113 308 .261 .334 .421 .213 101 -17.8 8.4 0.9 65 7 1.5 -0.4 -13.1 -0.3
2000 BOS MLB AL 5 11 .268 .345 .419 .000 80 -3.2 0.3 -0.2 66 10 0.0 0.0 -0.4 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
1979 ELZ Rk APL 278 230 50 59 15 2 14 120 42 43 40 6 2 .257 .374 .522 .265 3 3
1980 WIS A MDW 583 503 77 134 27 3 22 233 82 67 120 24 8 .266 .359 .463 .197 2 2
1981 MIN MLB AL 26 26 4 5 0 0 2 11 3 0 6 0 0 .192 .192 .423 .231 0 0
1981 ORL AA SOU 561 495 92 137 19 2 30 250 93 58 105 15 9 .277 .355 .505 .228 1 1
1982 MIN MLB AL 565 508 59 117 25 4 25 225 84 37 107 0 4 .230 .280 .443 .213 13 4
1983 MIN MLB AL 650 584 81 143 30 3 21 242 78 54 121 7 1 .245 .309 .414 .170 8 0
1984 MIN MLB AL 644 588 55 154 29 4 5 206 65 44 81 11 5 .262 .315 .350 .088 5 3
1985 MIN MLB AL 608 560 71 138 31 0 20 229 63 37 89 13 5 .246 .301 .409 .163 1 3
1986 MIN MLB AL 661 596 91 171 34 1 34 309 108 52 108 14 15 .287 .347 .518 .232 6 1
1987 MIN MLB AL 628 584 95 150 36 2 31 283 109 37 92 10 7 .257 .303 .485 .228 3 1
1988 MIN MLB AL 516 468 66 141 29 2 28 258 88 36 85 7 4 .301 .353 .551 .250 6 1
1989 MIN MLB AL 536 498 63 125 11 4 19 201 75 25 87 6 2 .251 .286 .404 .153 9 1
1990 MIN MLB AL 625 577 61 132 27 5 16 217 85 36 101 6 1 .229 .274 .376 .147 8 1
1991 CAL MLB AL 634 586 58 144 22 1 18 222 66 33 104 5 5 .246 .293 .379 .133 5 2
1992 CAL MLB AL 486 456 41 103 13 2 12 156 48 21 79 3 1 .226 .267 .342 .116 3 0
1993 CAL MLB AL 56 50 3 9 2 0 0 11 4 5 12 1 0 .180 .250 .220 .040 1 0
1993 KCA MLB AL 313 281 37 72 18 1 14 134 46 16 75 0 3 .256 .309 .477 .221 6 2
1994 KCA MLB AL 352 327 53 94 15 3 12 151 57 19 63 0 2 .287 .328 .462 .174 3 1
1995 KCA MLB AL 578 514 76 134 27 0 35 266 96 47 91 3 3 .261 .329 .518 .257 6 3
1996 SLN MLB NL 574 522 71 143 27 4 23 247 80 35 97 2 2 .274 .326 .473 .199 5 4
1997 SLN MLB NL 554 502 63 126 24 1 17 203 69 36 88 7 3 .251 .305 .404 .153 6 4
1998 CHN MLB NL 147 128 21 41 11 0 8 76 27 12 23 0 0 .320 .397 .594 .273 1 1
1998 SLN MLB NL 345 306 39 81 23 1 11 139 43 31 39 1 1 .265 .339 .454 .190 3 0
1999 CHN MLB NL 308 280 22 57 9 1 9 95 46 21 51 0 1 .204 .260 .339 .136 5 0
2000 BOS MLB AL 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 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
1996-04-28 1996-05-14 15-DL 16 13 - Fracture Dropped Grate on Foot At Home - -
1994-07-05 1994-07-20 15-DL 15 13 - Low Back Strain - -
1989-08-26 1989-09-19 15-DL 24 23 - Abdomen Strain Lower Abdomen - -
1988-08-21 1988-09-07 15-DL 17 16 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 1988-08-21 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2000 BOS $350,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$350,000
1 yrTotal$350,000

 

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)How easy is it for you to run queries? For instance, on how players who saw a dramatic drop in HRs after 3 good years fared in Year 5, and how young players who saw a dramatic drop in HRs after 2 years fared in Year 4?
(Richie from Washington)
Running an actual query takes no effort as it's a simple Ctrl+Enter or click of the Execute button, but deriving them can be time-consuming and frustrating. Then again, I'm self taught and haven't been an SQLer my entire life. As far as your question regarding other similar drops comparable to what was discussed in my David Wright article, look for a blog post this weekend from me that deals with this very subject. But, to get it out of the way here and now, no, I do not consider Gary Gaetti's TWO years and dropoff to be similar to Wright. A commenter brought up Bobby Murcer, which is a good comp, but the issue with that one is that Murcer fell to -0.11 SDs from the mean in his 5th year whereas Wright was -0.60 SDs; the raw tallies are similar but with context they are far apart. (Eric Seidman)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Is there a historical precedent for D.Wright's HRs falling off like they did last year? HOF-type talent at age 26? Is it significant in predicting where he goes from here?
(AJ from PA)
The guy I always think of is Gary Gaetti, Twins third baseman, in 1984. In his rookie year of '82, Gaetti hit 25 home runs. In 1983 he hit 21. In year three, at age 25, he hit five and in doing so probably cost the Twins a division title in a year in which the Royals scraped into the postseason with just 84 wins. The next year he was back up to 20 and of course hit 360 in his career. He wasn't as good a player as Wright, being a badly impatient hitter, but there seems to be a similar arc there in that it wasn't park changes that did him in (the HHH was the HHH was the HHH) but some kind of mechanical failure. Wright DID change parks, but given his road performance was less than Ruthian, it seems mechanical issues are to blame here as well. As far as predictions, I would think he'd get over it, and if you see him blasting away at the fences in spring training you can bet that he has.. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesCorrection! My MLB.com-padre now says they've determined that Gary Gaetti did it first in '87, so Longoria's not even the first right-handed-hitting, slick-fielding third baseman to do so. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesAny thoughts on where Upton left his home runs this year? Did the parasite that sucked Gary Gaetti dry in 1984 get them? (Steven Goldman)