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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 4631 .294 .358 .380 98 17.5
Birth Date10-27-1963
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Age56 years, 11 months, 4 days
BatsB
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
1986 SDN 22 101 258 61 5 2 1 14 29 0 14 12 .253 .293 .303 68 -9.3 0.4 -3.6 -0.6
1988 SDN 24 5 10 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 .333 .400 .333 87 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0
1989 SDN 25 117 387 99 15 8 3 49 45 1 21 11 .301 .391 .422 117 7.9 7.7 -0.1 2.8
1990 SDN 26 149 629 172 36 3 9 55 65 6 46 12 .309 .375 .433 120 14.3 4.5 10.6 4.9
1991 SDN 27 117 472 119 13 3 3 37 71 4 26 11 .281 .342 .347 91 -4.0 1.5 5.2 1.6
1992 CIN 28 147 601 172 34 6 4 62 54 2 44 16 .323 .393 .432 123 17.2 7.7 -1.4 4.1
1993 CIN 29 83 336 70 13 0 1 38 46 3 26 6 .240 .330 .295 82 -6.2 5.0 2.1 1.0
1994 SDN 30 105 449 129 15 5 2 39 57 3 21 7 .320 .383 .397 96 -0.7 1.8 -6.7 0.7
1995 SDN 31 73 316 90 14 0 2 17 36 2 20 2 .304 .346 .372 86 -4.7 3.8 8.3 1.6
1996 KCA 32 90 372 96 21 2 0 25 38 2 12 9 .283 .331 .357 81 -7.7 -0.7 4.6 0.6
1997 CLE 33 23 96 23 3 0 3 7 14 2 3 0 .271 .333 .412 88 -1.0 1.8 -1.6 0.1
1997 KCA 33 97 372 107 17 2 1 21 53 1 15 3 .309 .348 .379 87 -4.5 3.3 -4.6 0.2
1998 DET 34 34 132 28 6 0 0 16 14 2 6 1 .248 .351 .301 82 -2.7 2.2 -0.1 0.1
1998 OAK 34 61 201 51 11 0 1 15 24 2 10 3 .280 .340 .357 84 -3.6 2.0 0.6 0.4
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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
1982 GRW A SAL 33 127 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 GRW A SAL 122 525 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 PRW A+ CRL 134 552 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NSH AA EAS 105 442 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SDN MLB NL 101 258 .257 .321 .383 .283 101 -8.6 7.1 -0.3 68 9 -3.6 0.4 -9.3 -0.6
1987 LVG AAA PCL 98 406 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SDN MLB NL 5 10 .266 .322 .377 .429 97 0.1 0.3 0 87 9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0
1988 LVG AAA PCL 100 383 .000 .000 .000 .384 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SDN MLB NL 117 387 .246 .307 .363 .339 99 18.7 10.1 0 117 14 -0.1 7.7 7.9 2.8
1990 SDN MLB NL 149 629 .256 .317 .380 .335 100 28.5 16.9 -0.5 120 10 10.6 4.5 14.3 4.9
1991 SDN MLB NL 117 472 .252 .317 .371 .329 102 1.8 12.8 -0.5 91 11 5.2 1.5 -4.0 1.6
1992 CIN MLB NL 147 601 .255 .314 .373 .351 104 23.1 15.6 -1.2 123 9 -1.4 7.7 17.2 4.1
1993 CIN MLB NL 83 336 .263 .326 .396 .278 100 -8 9.6 -0.5 82 12 2.1 5.0 -6.2 1.0
1994 SDN MLB NL 105 449 .269 .328 .413 .367 97 5.6 13.6 -0.8 96 7 -6.7 1.8 -0.7 0.7
1995 SDN MLB NL 73 316 .268 .329 .412 .341 99 -2.5 9.5 -0.8 86 11 8.3 3.8 -4.7 1.6
1995 RCU A+ CLF 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LVG AAA PCL 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA MLB AL 90 372 .276 .348 .437 .313 98 -5.9 11.5 -1.9 81 10 4.6 -0.7 -7.7 0.6
1997 CLE MLB AL 23 96 .283 .341 .449 .286 95 0.4 2.6 -0.4 88 10 -1.6 1.8 -1.0 0.1
1997 KCA MLB AL 97 372 .271 .337 .431 .359 98 -0.9 10.3 -2 87 10 -4.6 3.3 -4.5 0.2
1998 DET MLB AL 34 132 .277 .338 .440 .283 98 -5.2 3.6 -2.3 82 10 -0.1 2.2 -2.7 0.1
1998 OAK MLB AL 61 201 .264 .330 .419 .316 96 -1.5 5.5 -0.1 84 10 0.6 2.0 -3.6 0.4
1998 TOL AAA INT 0 22 .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
1982 GRW A SAL 127 107 15 23 3 1 0 28 6 15 18 10 3 .215 .310 .262 .047 3 3
1983 GRW A SAL 525 438 78 140 20 5 6 188 63 69 43 27 16 .320 .422 .429 .110 2 2
1984 PRW A+ CRL 552 498 81 150 25 5 8 209 77 44 63 50 13 .301 .360 .420 .118 2 2
1985 NSH AA EAS 442 401 64 109 19 5 1 141 23 29 43 40 12 .272 .327 .352 .080 4 4
1986 SDN MLB NL 258 241 34 61 5 2 1 73 12 14 29 14 12 .253 .293 .303 .050 1 2
1987 LVG AAA PCL 406 359 66 110 18 10 1 151 38 37 39 27 14 .306 .370 .421 .114 6 6
1988 SDN MLB NL 10 9 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 2 .333 .400 .333 .000 0 0
1988 LVG AAA PCL 383 343 73 121 21 8 7 179 51 32 45 29 7 .353 .402 .522 .169 6 6
1989 SDN MLB NL 387 329 81 99 15 8 3 139 25 49 45 21 11 .301 .391 .422 .122 2 6
1990 SDN MLB NL 629 556 104 172 36 3 9 241 44 55 65 46 12 .309 .375 .433 .124 4 8
1991 SDN MLB NL 472 424 66 119 13 3 3 147 32 37 71 26 11 .281 .342 .347 .066 3 4
1992 CIN MLB NL 601 532 92 172 34 6 4 230 45 62 54 44 16 .323 .393 .432 .109 4 1
1993 CIN MLB NL 336 292 46 70 13 0 1 86 18 38 46 26 6 .240 .330 .295 .055 3 0
1994 SDN MLB NL 449 403 52 129 15 5 2 160 31 39 57 21 7 .320 .383 .397 .077 2 2
1995 LVG AAA PCL 13 12 1 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 1 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
1995 RCU A+ CLF 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
1995 SDN MLB NL 316 296 40 90 14 0 2 110 25 17 36 20 2 .304 .346 .372 .068 0 1
1996 KCA MLB AL 372 339 39 96 21 2 0 121 52 25 38 12 9 .283 .331 .357 .074 6 0
1997 CLE MLB AL 96 85 19 23 3 0 3 35 8 7 14 3 0 .271 .333 .412 .141 2 0
1997 KCA MLB AL 372 346 44 107 17 2 1 131 36 21 53 15 3 .309 .348 .379 .069 3 1
1998 OAK MLB AL 201 182 28 51 11 0 1 65 15 15 24 10 3 .280 .340 .357 .077 1 1
1998 TOL AAA INT 22 19 2 5 0 0 0 5 0 2 4 2 0 .263 .364 .263 .000 0 0
1998 DET MLB AL 132 113 17 28 6 0 0 34 9 16 14 6 1 .248 .351 .301 .053 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
1998-05-26 1998-06-15 15-DL 20 18 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-04-26 1998-05-12 15-DL 16 12 Left Fracture Big Toe - -
1997-06-15 1997-07-10 15-DL 25 19 Left Trunk Strain Side - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's been a long time since I read the book, but one thing I remember were a few stories or comments involving race that struck me as maybe "ok for the late 70s, early 80s", but definitely not ok for the early 2000s when I read them. Those comments would seem even more out of their time today. Did feel that you needed to address the changing attitudes towards race and stereotyping when you revised the manuscript for this edition? Thanks and I'm really looking forward to reading the new edition and finally owning a copy of my own.
(Mike from PA)
Can give me me an example? One scout used the N-word when recalling how some racists in the late-1940s scorned the Dodgers for having black players. Others casually assumed that black players were usually faster runners than whites.
Two scouts used the word "monkey," but they were referring to WHITE guys-the way that you or I might call someone "big donkey."

I remember showing Bip Roberts (one of my favorite players) the passage where one scout described him as "a smiling black with a motor up his ass." Bip thought that was hilarious.

On the other hand, I think it's significant that the man who popularized the use of the term "good face" was Al Campanis, who later embarrassed himself on air with some racial stereotypes. When scouts form impressions of a player based on what he looks like, they can apply unconscious prejudices-and the best example of that in the book is Eddie Murray. When he was a prospect, some scouts referred to him as "lackadaisical" because of his cool demeanor. The Pirates knew better because Howie Haak was studying him. The Orioles knew better because they had the benefit of a psychological test score, and they beat the Pirates to the punch. (Kevin Kerrane)
2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)JJ How Ya doing??? Everth Cabrera ?? The Next Furcal ? or just a guy ?
(Jim from Philly)
Cabrera had a nice little season for the Padres last year, particularly for a Rule 5 pick who had never played above High-A. Furcal comes up as one of his PECOTA comps (Jimmy Rollins, Wally Backman, Rafael Furcal and Bip Roberts are the top four in the current weighted means spreadsheet). I'm not convinced Cabrera's got the plate discipline to match Furcal (who's not all that great in that regard) (Jay Jaffe)


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