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Portrait of John Kruk

John Kruk 1BPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 4603 .300 .397 .446 120 14.8
Birth Date2-9-1961
Height5' 10"
Weight170 lbs
Age58 years, 8 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 25 122 327 86 16 2 4 45 58 0 2 4 .309 .403 .424 104 2.1 -0.4 -3.1 0.6
1987 SDN 26 138 527 140 14 2 20 73 93 0 18 10 .313 .406 .488 134 22.1 1.6 -5.4 2.5
1988 SDN 27 120 466 91 17 1 9 80 68 0 5 3 .241 .369 .362 100 0.2 -2.8 -3.2 0.1
1989 PHI 28 81 312 93 13 6 5 27 39 0 3 0 .331 .386 .473 108 3.2 1.1 -5.3 0.5
1989 SDN 28 31 94 14 0 0 3 17 14 0 0 0 .184 .333 .303 108 1.0 -0.2 1.4 0.4
1990 PHI 29 142 515 129 25 8 7 69 70 0 10 5 .291 .386 .431 113 8.0 -1.6 -5.0 1.0
1991 PHI 30 152 615 158 27 6 21 67 100 1 7 0 .294 .367 .483 128 20.9 -2.2 -0.8 2.9
1992 PHI 31 144 607 164 30 4 10 92 88 1 3 5 .323 .423 .458 136 26.6 -1.4 -12.2 2.2
1993 PHI 32 150 651 169 33 5 14 111 87 0 6 2 .316 .430 .475 136 31.3 -1.3 0.1 3.7
1994 PHI 33 75 301 77 17 0 5 42 51 0 4 1 .302 .395 .427 107 3.8 -1.7 5.0 1.0
1995 CHA 34 45 188 49 7 0 2 26 33 0 0 1 .308 .399 .390 97 -0.1 -3.4 -0.1 -0.2
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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
1981 WAL A- NWN 63 216 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 RNO A+ CLF 125 529 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BEA AA TXS 133 586 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 LVG AAA PCL 115 392 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 LVG AAA PCL 123 493 .000 .000 .000 .384 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SDN MLB NL 122 327 .251 .313 .375 .376 102 9.9 9.0 -2.1 104 10 -3.1 -0.4 2.1 0.6
1986 LVG AAA PCL 6 32 .000 .000 .000 .565 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 SDN MLB NL 138 527 .257 .322 .395 .355 98 28.2 15.5 -8.4 134 8 -5.4 1.6 22.1 2.5
1988 SDN MLB NL 120 466 .247 .307 .359 .268 97 10.5 12.2 -5.8 100 9 -3.2 -2.8 0.2 0.1
1989 PHI MLB NL 81 312 .244 .306 .365 .367 101 14.4 8.1 -2.3 108 10 -5.3 1.1 3.2 0.5
1989 SDN MLB NL 31 94 .245 .304 .365 .186 101 -3.1 2.5 -0.8 108 10 1.4 -0.2 1.0 0.4
1990 PHI MLB NL 142 515 .258 .317 .381 .332 99 18.9 13.8 -5.5 113 11 -5.0 -1.6 8.0 1.0
1991 PHI MLB NL 152 615 .251 .311 .374 .322 99 29.4 16.6 -7.7 128 8 -0.8 -2.2 20.9 2.9
1992 PHI MLB NL 144 607 .250 .308 .364 .370 101 37.8 15.7 -9 136 11 -12.2 -1.4 26.6 2.2
1993 PHI MLB NL 150 651 .267 .325 .406 .353 101 37.5 18.7 -11.8 136 9 0.1 -1.3 31.3 3.7
1994 PHI MLB NL 75 301 .265 .328 .404 .355 96 8.9 9.1 -5.7 107 8 5.0 -1.7 3.8 1.0
1994 REA AA EAS 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SWB AAA INT 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .083 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CHA MLB AL 45 188 .272 .342 .435 .370 99 5.2 5.6 -3.6 97 10 -0.1 -3.4 -0.1 -0.2

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
1981 WAL A- NWN 216 157 31 38 10 0 1 51 13 56 45 7 4 .242 .440 .325 .083 2 2
1982 RNO A+ CLF 529 441 82 137 30 8 11 216 92 72 55 17 5 .311 .405 .490 .179 4 4
1983 BEA AA TXS 586 498 94 170 41 9 10 259 88 69 54 13 5 .341 .421 .520 .179 4 4
1984 LVG AAA PCL 392 340 56 111 25 6 11 181 57 45 37 2 6 .326 .405 .532 .206 2 2
1985 LVG AAA PCL 493 422 61 148 29 4 7 206 59 67 48 2 4 .351 .441 .488 .137 0 0
1986 LVG AAA PCL 32 28 6 13 3 1 0 18 9 4 5 0 1 .464 .531 .643 .179 0 0
1986 SDN MLB NL 327 278 33 86 16 2 4 118 38 45 58 2 4 .309 .403 .424 .115 2 2
1987 SDN MLB NL 527 447 72 140 14 2 20 218 91 73 93 18 10 .313 .406 .488 .174 4 3
1988 SDN MLB NL 466 378 54 91 17 1 9 137 44 80 68 5 3 .241 .369 .362 .122 5 3
1989 SDN MLB NL 94 76 7 14 0 0 3 23 6 17 14 0 0 .184 .333 .303 .118 0 1
1989 PHI MLB NL 312 281 46 93 13 6 5 133 38 27 39 3 0 .331 .386 .473 .142 3 1
1990 PHI MLB NL 515 443 52 129 25 8 7 191 67 69 70 10 5 .291 .386 .431 .140 1 2
1991 PHI MLB NL 615 538 84 158 27 6 21 260 92 67 100 7 0 .294 .367 .483 .190 9 0
1992 PHI MLB NL 607 507 86 164 30 4 10 232 70 92 88 3 5 .323 .423 .458 .134 7 0
1993 PHI MLB NL 651 535 100 169 33 5 14 254 85 111 87 6 2 .316 .430 .475 .159 5 0
1994 PHI MLB NL 301 255 35 77 17 0 5 109 38 42 51 4 1 .302 .395 .427 .125 4 0
1994 REA AA EAS 11 9 1 3 0 1 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 .333 .455 .556 .222 0 0
1994 SWB AAA INT 16 16 2 2 0 0 1 5 3 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .313 .188 0 0
1995 CHA MLB AL 188 159 13 49 7 0 2 62 23 26 33 0 1 .308 .399 .390 .082 3 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
1989-05-05 1989-05-23 15-DL 18 15 - Shoulder Strain Diving for Ball - -

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Outside of Orel and Larkin, most sports analysts on baseball related programs are desk jockeys or mediocre players(who may have all-star nods to careers, but barely much above that) or failures as former GMs. Why should fans believe the likes of hacks like John Kruk or Harold Reynolds, both ramble on without much proof or research to back up their claims/points? That's like listening to Jim Bowden, John Hart and Steve Phillips when it comes to the inner workings of a front office. If I wanted a "How to" on what not to do, I'd listen to them.
(jlarsen from chicago)
Kruk is as painful to listen to as he is to watch, but I've kinda come around on Reynolds. There's a lot of bluster and bullshit, of course, but he'll occasionally say something interesting.

Ultimately, they don't make these shows for you or for me; they make them for the "average baseball fan"/ESPN viewer. That person probably uses counting stats like AVG and RBI to gauge player value and probably does get something out of what those guys say.

The solution isn't to try and fix Baseball Tonight; it's to find venues for people who discuss the sport in ways that resonate with you, like the various BP podcasts. (Ian Miller)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Enjoying your Verducci piece and, your humor in general. You are up there with favorites like Norm MaCdonald for me these days. Keep it goin'! Laughs are essential to getting through another cloudy, Seattle fall and winter! Thanks Man. Two questions, pick one or, whatever you feel like . . . 1. What was the weirdest thing you saw at the winter meetings? Did you have fun? 2. I'm having a draft soon that I take very seriously. Pretend you are my personell director and tell me a player or two that you have seen, that you think may be underrated, who you think will be a star (or at least a decent chance to)? Gut feeling or, intuition, is A - ok. Happy Hollidays!
(Casey J from Seattle)
1. I John Kruk eating what looked like a soft pretzel in the hallway leading to the media room. To my knowledge, soft pretzels were not available onsite. That means Kruk was eating an offsite soft pretzel in the hallway leading up the media room. Very strange.

2. #TheLegend (Jason Parks)
2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a scouting scale of 20-80, what grade would you give John Kruk as BF material?
(Christine from New York)
Man, great question. He's the type of BF that shits your bed and then acts like it's your fault for making a big deal of it. It would be a nightmare. I'd date him for a few hours just to see how surreal the experience could get. (Jason Parks)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Strangest move of the Cardinal off-season: Theriot, Ryan, Berkman, Laird, none of the above, all of the above?
(Jake from St. Louis)
Sticking with the Birds theme, I'll go with Berkman. Initially, I compared the signing to the Phillies' '87 wishcast that Mike Easler would be able to play left; he could not. Watching him waddle around and hurt himself playing first, it's not a matter of Berkman being heavy or out of shape, but the fact that he's old and less nimble than he was seven years ago. You can say that of most of us, of course, but it's sort of like John Kruk's career--yes, he originally played some center field for the Padres. No, that would not have made playing him in left every day seven years later a good idea. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5654271 Cuddyer was tagged out with his foot on home plate.
(birkem3 from Dayton, OH)
I'll look at the clip after I get done with the chat.

BTW: I predict that Michael Cuddyer will one day work on ESPN. Frankly, he could start tomorrow and be better than John Kruk -- and thatisn't necessarily a dig against Kruk. Cuddyer is a funny, well-spoken dude. (David Laurila)
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)My five year-old son was getting autographs at last night's Snappers-Loons game in Beloit. He only got three sigs from Loons' players, but one of them was Bryan Morris, who had been traded to the Pirates about six hours earlier. It's funny how my son just randomly dumb-lucks his way into meeting this kid who may never be any more famous than he is right now! BTW, what are the prospects of Morris being more than just a footnote in the Ramirez trade? Thanks.
(jlebeck66 from WI)
As somebody who grew up in a Triple-A city (Salt Lake City) and spent a great deal of time in a Single-A one (Walla Walla), I saw a lot of minor-league baseball as a kid, and I still cherish those memories and the random luck of seeing the likes of famous (Tony Gwynn in A-ball, on the same team as John Kruk no less) and infamous (floppy former overall #1 Al Chambers). The only foul ball I ever retrieved was autographed by Bob Geren, who a quarter-century later became the manager of the A's. So I can relate. Tell the kid to hold onto those autographs.

As for Morris' chances of being more than a footnote, he certainly looks pretty good on paper; his numbers are about as good as you could hope for a guy coming back from Tommy John surgery. His upside, from what I can tell, is as a mid-rotation starter or possibly a late-inning reliever. You could do worse when it comes to putting your money on an A-ball pitcher. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, what are the odds that Gillaspie could become Wade Boggs II? Or more Bill Mueller II? Could he move the 2B? Thanks.
(jimbeau from Left Coast)
I like the Mueller comp way more. Just so you know Jay Jaffe saw Gillaspie's dad play at Walla Walla in an outfield flanked by Tony Gwynn and John Kruk -- how cool is that? As to the second question, he doesn't have the tools to play in the middle of the diamond in the majors. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shawn Greene is a Jewish dude with a Catholic-sounding name, but I doubt he could get me a severed toe by this afternoon. Luke Scott might pull a gun in a bowling alley. Bob Watson might be the only one around here who cares about the rules.
(I think it's Sobchak from Los Angeles)
We've got these and whole bunch of others. John Kruk, Jeff Kent, and a vote for Nelson Figueroa as Donny. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game Five"E. A. Poe (Baltimore): Who would you rather sit next to on a cross-country flight: John Kruk or Kevin Kennedy?"

Are we talking coach or first class? 'Cause sitting next to the Krukster in coach sounds like suicide... (Derek Jacques)