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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 7133 .264 .287 .338 71 15.2
Birth Date1-20-1964
Height5' 11"
Weight150 lbs
Age55 years, 8 months, 27 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
1985 CHA 21 150 513 134 21 9 1 12 36 1 7 4 .273 .291 .358 73 -14.5 6.0 -1.3 1.1
1986 CHA 22 159 577 137 19 4 2 12 52 1 8 4 .250 .265 .311 64 -23.6 0.8 13.3 1.4
1987 CHA 23 149 604 156 22 7 2 22 52 1 25 8 .279 .303 .354 75 -18.0 6.5 17.5 3.2
1988 CHA 24 156 606 148 16 7 0 25 40 2 25 13 .261 .294 .314 77 -15.1 3.0 25.7 4.0
1989 CHA 25 155 626 151 20 8 1 15 48 0 36 17 .253 .270 .318 71 -19.0 4.5 17.8 3.0
1990 CHA 26 160 563 144 21 4 1 26 37 1 13 17 .279 .312 .341 86 -8.7 -1.7 14.0 2.7
1991 CHA 27 154 555 143 20 3 3 11 38 0 21 15 .273 .284 .340 72 -16.8 0.5 1.9 0.8
1992 CHA 28 12 43 8 4 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 .200 .214 .300 68 -1.4 0.3 -0.4 0.0
1993 CHA 29 134 486 128 23 4 4 10 41 0 5 4 .280 .292 .374 68 -17.8 -1.9 -5.2 -0.5
1994 CHA 30 100 390 105 9 5 1 14 35 0 5 4 .288 .311 .348 74 -11.6 0.2 2.2 0.8
1995 CHA 31 122 433 103 20 3 1 13 25 0 6 7 .248 .270 .318 59 -21.3 1.5 1.5 0.0
1996 CHA 32 150 528 131 24 8 4 10 27 0 6 5 .263 .273 .367 63 -23.3 -0.1 -11.0 -1.0
1997 CHA 33 142 527 120 21 6 4 22 24 0 5 3 .245 .275 .337 63 -22.8 -0.1 -8.2 -0.9
1998 ATL 34 83 295 73 15 1 1 24 25 1 1 4 .277 .337 .352 78 -7.4 1.7 -4.9 0.1
1998 BAL 34 12 18 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .063 .118 .063 78 -0.5 0.5 0.6 0.1
1999 ATL 35 92 255 56 16 0 1 15 17 0 4 2 .241 .284 .323 63 -11.6 -0.3 0.3 -0.2
2000 TBA 36 63 114 26 4 0 2 6 7 0 1 0 .243 .283 .336 76 -3.0 1.4 2.0 0.5
Career19937133176427569282395117169108.264.287.33871-236.523.066.015.2

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
1982 RNO A+ CLF 130 566 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BEA AA TXS 114 458 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 LVG AAA PCL 122 488 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 CHA MLB AL 150 513 .261 .321 .401 .292 98 -11.5 14.0 6.3 73 10 -1.3 6.0 -14.5 1.1
1986 CHA MLB AL 159 577 .262 .325 .413 .271 98 -26.3 16.0 7.3 64 8 13.3 0.8 -23.6 1.4
1987 CHA MLB AL 149 604 .265 .331 .427 .300 98 -16.6 17.8 8.2 75 11 17.5 6.5 -18.0 3.2
1988 CHA MLB AL 156 606 .258 .320 .387 .280 98 -17 15.9 7.3 77 7 25.7 3.0 -15.1 4.0
1989 CHA MLB AL 155 626 .260 .321 .380 .272 99 -22.3 16.3 7.5 71 7 17.8 4.5 -19.0 3.0
1990 CHA MLB AL 160 563 .261 .326 .392 .296 98 -9.7 15.1 6.9 86 11 14.0 -1.7 -8.7 2.7
1991 CHA MLB AL 154 555 .262 .326 .398 .286 101 -14.9 15.0 6.8 72 9 1.9 0.5 -16.8 0.8
1992 CHA MLB AL 12 43 .270 .340 .397 .222 95 -3.4 1.1 0.5 68 13 -0.4 0.3 -1.4 0.0
1993 CHA MLB AL 134 486 .266 .333 .408 .297 98 -11.6 13.9 6.4 68 10 -5.2 -1.9 -17.8 -0.5
1994 CHA MLB AL 100 390 .276 .345 .437 .312 99 -13.9 11.8 5.4 74 9 2.2 0.2 -11.6 0.8
1995 CHA MLB AL 122 433 .274 .343 .432 .262 98 -24.9 13.0 5.8 59 11 1.5 1.5 -21.3 0.0
1996 CHA MLB AL 150 528 .278 .349 .443 .267 96 -21.7 16.3 7.4 63 13 -11.0 -0.1 -23.3 -1.0
1997 CHA MLB AL 142 527 .269 .337 .425 .249 96 -25.9 14.5 7.1 63 9 -8.2 -0.1 -22.8 -0.9
1998 ATL MLB NL 83 295 .259 .325 .411 .300 96 -0.6 7.6 3.7 78 13 -4.9 1.7 -7.4 0.1
1998 BAL MLB AL 12 18 .273 .350 .436 .071 95 -3.8 0.5 0.2 78 12 0.6 0.5 -0.5 0.1
1999 ATL MLB NL 92 255 .272 .340 .431 .253 92 -13.4 6.9 3 63 11 0.3 -0.3 -11.6 -0.2
2000 TBA MLB AL 63 114 .269 .339 .441 .245 88 -2.4 3.6 1.1 76 13 2.0 1.4 -3.0 0.5

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
1982 RNO A+ CLF 566 528 103 183 33 1 2 224 54 16 53 25 14 .347 .359 .424 .078 14 14
1983 BEA AA TXS 458 427 62 126 20 4 2 160 48 15 29 7 5 .295 .311 .375 .080 11 11
1984 LVG AAA PCL 488 463 81 137 26 6 5 190 53 13 40 9 5 .296 .315 .410 .114 7 7
1985 CHA MLB AL 513 491 71 134 21 9 1 176 33 12 36 7 4 .273 .291 .358 .086 1 8
1986 CHA MLB AL 577 547 58 137 19 4 2 170 47 12 52 8 4 .250 .265 .311 .060 5 12
1987 CHA MLB AL 604 560 64 156 22 7 2 198 51 22 52 25 8 .279 .303 .354 .075 8 13
1988 CHA MLB AL 606 566 58 148 16 7 0 178 39 25 40 25 13 .261 .294 .314 .053 3 10
1989 CHA MLB AL 626 597 63 151 20 8 1 190 54 15 48 36 17 .253 .270 .318 .065 3 11
1990 CHA MLB AL 563 516 61 144 21 4 1 176 58 26 37 13 17 .279 .312 .341 .062 5 15
1991 CHA MLB AL 555 524 52 143 20 3 3 178 49 11 38 21 15 .273 .284 .340 .067 7 13
1992 CHA MLB AL 43 40 5 8 4 0 0 12 7 1 5 1 0 .200 .214 .300 .100 1 1
1993 CHA MLB AL 486 457 44 128 23 4 4 171 50 10 41 5 4 .280 .292 .374 .094 6 13
1994 CHA MLB AL 390 365 46 105 9 5 1 127 39 14 35 5 4 .288 .311 .348 .060 4 7
1995 CHA MLB AL 433 415 50 103 20 3 1 132 41 13 25 6 7 .248 .270 .318 .070 1 4
1996 CHA MLB AL 528 499 62 131 24 8 4 183 45 10 27 6 5 .263 .273 .367 .104 7 12
1997 CHA MLB AL 527 490 59 120 21 6 4 165 52 22 24 5 3 .245 .275 .337 .092 4 11
1998 BAL MLB AL 18 16 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 .063 .118 .063 .000 0 1
1998 ATL MLB NL 295 264 35 73 15 1 1 93 22 24 25 1 4 .277 .337 .352 .076 2 4
1999 ATL MLB NL 255 232 21 56 16 0 1 75 20 15 17 4 2 .241 .284 .323 .082 3 5
2000 TBA MLB AL 114 107 22 26 4 0 2 36 12 6 7 1 0 .243 .283 .336 .093 0 1

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
1992-04-22 1992-10-05 60-DL 166 149 Left Knee Surgery ACL & MCL Ligaments 1992-04-22 -

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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
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)So discuss the systematic and comprehensive anti-Whitesox bias at BPro. I'm not from Chicago, so from a distance I just assumed it was all a simple Ozzie Guillen thing, but 2013 is shedding new light. Elucidate.
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
I thought Dave Cameron did a good job of explaining why the White Sox might have outperformed their projections on the whole over the past several seasons. I've written about their ability to keep their players healthy. That, plus a little luck and the usual variation in team performance explains the apparent trend satisfactorily to me. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What baseball team lends itself most poetically to the myth of Icarus? Prometheus? What baseball coach is the most like Willy Loman? Is baseball tragedy or comedy?
(BIG CHUD from miracletown)
The Rangers are Icarus. They've flown really close to the sun the last 2 seasons and they've gotten burned.

Curt Flood was Prometheus.

Ozzie Guillen is a loud-mouthed Willy Loman with a funny accent. (Ian Miller)
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to take a flyer on a SP for next year would you rather it be Travis Wood or Carlos Zambrano?
(cubfan131 from Iowa)
Depends on the context. If I really, really needed the innings, I guess I'd go for the non-insane pitcher.

You have to look at a guy like Carlos Zambrano as a lottery ticket. The historical record says he has everything you want from a above-average starter--he even rakes--but heads could explode in that Miami clubhouse this year with some of the people you've got in there.

What do you think of Ozzie Guillen? If he's Captain Shellenburger, you go with Zambrano and cross your fingers. If he's Captain Schettino, don't waste your time.

Also, please write your congressperson about SOPA/PIPA so I can use Wikipedia links for non-baseball stuff. -- Dave (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Last season, several managers eschewed the traditional closer role at times and played matchups (see Cox, Bobby). Why haven't teams like the White Sox, who certainly have the arms, done likewise?
(Darryl from Clutchville)
Realistically because a lot of teams are run by older-fashioned baseball men. That isn't a knock on them by any means, but I think someone like Ozzie Guillen probably just feels more comfortable with a go-to guy than an array of different pitchers. Then again, if anyone is going to shift how that spot is used right now, it's Ozzie Guillen. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Ozzie Guillen re: the 'privileges of Asian vs. Latio players. Just crazy Ozzie, or does he have a point?
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
I can't help but wonder if what Ozzie says gets discounted because it's him saying it, but it's hard to look at some of the bells and whistles attached to some of the Japanese players' contracts and not think Ozzie's exactly right. That said, the vehicles for getting Japanese players stateside involve a considerably different negotiating process; it's not the fault of the Japanese for working the system. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ken, who you think are the best 3 managers in baseball?
(Zooey from LA)
Great question, and frankly, one I haven't really thought much about. Win-Loss records have so much more to do with the talent a manager's given than any innate skill the manager has. Was Joe Torre truly a great manager when he was in NYC? I can't say that I know. I guess if I were running a team I'd do my best to sign Tony LaRussa, assuming that Dave Duncan comes with him. My other two would be Bobby Cox and Ozzie Guillen, who never gets enough credit for how well he manages a pitching staff. Maybe I'm just voting for interesting managers! (Ken Funck)
2010-02-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)Ozzie Guillen now has a twitter acount... how much trouble will he get into and how entertaining will it be for all of us?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
It's going to be beautiful while it lasts but Ken Williams is already anger with Ozzie about this and I imagine he make him stop pretty soon. (John Perrotto)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I don't think you've interview Ozzie Guillen, so I apologize if you have, but what on earth would you ask him?
(Scott from Chicago)
I'd ask(ed) him this:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=8071&nocache=1263275680&sessionstatus=notloggedin&mode=login (David Laurila)
2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the reasoning behind Ozzie Guillen choosing to go without a real DH? Is he planning on moving Quentin there but he doesn't want to talk about it yet? What gives?
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Employing a full-time DH has its cost, not only in payroll but also in the ability to give your position players - particularly those that might be a bit banged up - some rest without losing their bats from the lineup. Not having a full-time DH gives your lineup more flexibility.

Now, as to the particulars of the White Sox lineup, I'd have brought Jim Thome back, because I see a whole lot of holes all over the place. And note with no small amount of glee that Andruw Jones is projected to hit .219/.318/.389. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the White Sox win 73 games as predicted, Should Kenny Williams, Ozzie Guillen or both be shown the door?
(jlarsen from Chicago)
No. With Ozzie, it doesn't seem like the players have tired of him. I wonder if that's a function of the turnover or if he really doesn't wear on his team. With Williams, he'd be one of the guys I would interview if I owned a team. He doesn't care what PECOTA says, and shouldn't ... but if they do come out close to that number, someone needs to look at how he's evaluating the team and figure out where the gap is. A couple years ago, Nate Silver and I explained PECOTA to a team's front office and I'm sure Nate (who doesn't need me now!) would sit down with Williams to show him where they diverge on assessment. (Will Carroll)
2008-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ozzie Guillen was once called "The Smartest Player in Baseball." Why do so many people think he's a dumb manager? Didn't he win a World Series, and isn't this year's team far surpassing expectations?
(Paranoid from Chicago)
I don't know that people think he's a "dumb" manager. He has a certain...florid quotability that makes for people underrating one's intelligence. But he manages a bullpen well, and keeps the attention on himself and off his players--kind of a profane Joe Torre, if you will. (Derek Jacques)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)We know the way it was handled was wrong but were the Mets right in firing Willie Randolph?
(David from NJ)
Well, as botched a job as it was, I don't entirely disagree with the decision to dismiss Randolph. As Rob Neyer pointed out at ESPN, there's a good argument to make that he's not the right manager at the right time for this club, even given its flimsy construction.

Managers aren't solely tacticians. They're leaders of men (some very boyish men at times). Different managers have different styles, but some seem to be better at protecting their teams by placing themselves in the line of fire and drawing the attention away from the struggles of their clubs. Ozzie Guillen is a good example of this now, as batsh*t crazy as he may seem, there's a method to his madness. Joe Torre does the same thing while exuding an aura of pure calm. Bobby Valentine, Casey Stengel, Leo Durocher, Tommy Lasorda - the styles can vary but that function is an important one.

Randolph didn't handle that aspect of the job very well. The Mets have carried a very negative aura around them since last year's collapse, and not even the acquisition of Johan Santana could erase that. At some point Randolph should have just said strong words to the effect of "Don't connect this club to last year's mess, it's a new day and we've moved on so you should too." Instead he played the race card and in doing so started the countdown on his own sell-by date. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jesus is back in jail. I need another bowling partner? Do you think Ozzie Guillen is available?
(Liam from (Hollywood Lanes))
Not with the White Sox winning, he isn't! By the way, based on the queue, I think Jeff Kent is our winner as Walter. (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm all for the information age, although it was a bit wearisome during the Johan sweepstakes and so many non-stories at the trade deadline. That being said, I think we've hit a new low today when this is being reported by Rotoworld: 'Toby Hall has been called into manager Ozzie Guillen's office for two meetings on Tuesday, though he's rejoined his teammates after each.' Really? Twice?
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
I hear you, Chuck, that's almost as tedious to read as it probably was to write. One of the things about the 24-hour news cycle is that it's like a bag of Fritos--it's there, it consumes space, and you can probably nibble on them constantly and not die, but there's no value, and the damned things don't even taste good to start off with. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI still havent forgiven Ozzie Guillen for doing that to Tim Raines. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesI still don't get the fascination with DeWayne Wise. Did Nick Swisher badmouth Venezuela?

And if you're going to play Wise, doesn't he have to be in center field? This is like the maximum possible error for using these three players.

I really do like Ozzie Guillen as a manager, but this is just inexplicable.
(Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In GameHappiest person right now? I'm taking Alex Carnevale, who gets to keep Ozzie Guillen in The Week In Quotes for a little longer. (Derek Jacques)
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In Game"murraygd13 (MN): Is this the Sox last chance for another title? Konerko, Thome, and Dye all figure to decline next year and the farm system is barren."

This question comes to us from 2005.

In all seriousness, I thought this in 2006. Kenny Williams has done a very good job of building a competitive rotation, helped by Ozzie Guillen's ability to manage it. That seems to me to be why the Sox surprised us this year. If they keep finding credible starters, they can hang around.

I do agree that the offense looks to be worse next year, and I'm not sure how they address that.
(Joe Sheehan)