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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
21 12817 .287 .359 .476 127 57.5
Birth Date2-24-1956
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age63 years, 5 months, 28 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
1977 BAL 21 160 666 173 29 2 27 48 104 1 0 1 .283 .333 .470 117 15.9 2.8 1.6 2.8
1978 BAL 22 161 690 174 32 3 27 70 97 1 6 5 .285 .356 .480 131 26.2 -3.6 -8.1 2.3
1979 BAL 23 159 687 179 30 2 25 72 78 2 10 2 .295 .369 .475 133 29.7 1.8 6.9 4.7
1980 BAL 24 158 683 186 36 2 32 54 71 2 7 2 .300 .354 .519 133 27.2 -2.0 -10.2 2.3
1981 BAL 25 99 422 111 21 2 22 40 43 1 2 3 .294 .360 .534 144 18.7 0.4 -1.4 2.4
1982 BAL 26 151 627 174 30 1 32 70 82 1 7 2 .316 .391 .549 152 38.8 -1.6 -1.0 4.5
1983 BAL 27 156 680 178 30 3 33 86 90 3 5 1 .306 .393 .538 151 39.8 -1.9 6.0 5.4
1984 BAL 28 162 705 180 26 3 29 107 87 2 10 2 .306 .410 .509 153 45.0 -0.5 10.0 6.6
1985 BAL 29 156 677 173 37 1 31 84 68 2 5 2 .297 .383 .523 142 35.7 1.5 10.6 5.8
1986 BAL 30 137 578 151 25 1 17 78 49 0 3 0 .305 .396 .463 129 20.9 -5.6 3.2 2.5
1987 BAL 31 160 694 171 28 3 30 73 80 0 1 2 .277 .352 .477 109 8.0 -4.6 18.2 2.9
1988 BAL 32 161 681 171 27 2 28 75 78 0 5 2 .284 .361 .474 138 29.1 -4.7 8.4 4.3
1989 LAN 33 160 690 147 29 1 20 87 85 2 7 2 .247 .342 .401 116 13.2 -5.7 3.2 1.9
1990 LAN 34 155 645 184 22 3 26 82 64 1 8 5 .330 .414 .520 153 38.9 -4.4 2.6 4.6
1991 LAN 35 153 639 150 23 1 19 55 74 0 10 3 .260 .321 .403 107 6.5 -4.9 -5.2 0.3
1992 NYN 36 156 625 144 37 2 16 66 74 0 4 2 .261 .336 .423 112 10.1 -3.4 -7.9 0.5
1993 NYN 37 154 659 174 28 1 27 40 61 0 2 2 .285 .325 .467 113 12.4 -3.8 0.6 1.6
1994 CLE 38 108 467 110 21 1 17 31 53 0 8 4 .254 .302 .425 93 -2.6 0.1 -4.7 -0.2
1995 CLE 39 113 480 141 21 0 21 39 65 0 5 1 .323 .375 .516 130 19.6 -3.2 1.9 2.3
1996 BAL 40 64 263 59 12 0 10 27 42 0 1 0 .257 .327 .439 96 0.0 -1.0 0.0 0.2
1996 CLE 40 88 374 88 9 1 12 34 45 0 3 0 .262 .326 .402 98 0.6 -1.6 -0.1 0.3
1997 ANA 41 46 176 35 7 0 3 13 24 0 1 0 .219 .273 .319 72 -5.6 0.0 0.0 -0.4
1997 LAN 41 9 9 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 67 -0.3 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
1977 BAL MLB AL 160 666 .265 .325 .405 .300 96 17.3 18.6 -11.7 117 7 1.6 2.8 15.9 2.8
1978 BAL MLB AL 161 690 .262 .324 .388 .298 96 32.4 17.9 -11.3 131 8 -8.1 -3.6 26.2 2.3
1979 BAL MLB AL 159 687 .271 .333 .412 .303 96 33.7 19.2 -12.3 133 10 6.9 1.8 29.7 4.7
1980 BAL MLB AL 158 683 .268 .327 .397 .294 98 35.4 18.4 -11.7 133 15 -10.2 -2.0 27.2 2.3
1981 BAL MLB AL 99 422 .251 .314 .364 .282 96 27.8 10.7 -6.8 144 13 -1.4 0.4 18.7 2.4
1982 BAL MLB AL 151 627 .266 .328 .406 .321 98 47.6 16.9 -10.9 152 11 -1.0 -1.6 38.8 4.5
1983 BAL MLB AL 156 680 .265 .326 .397 .310 97 50.5 18.5 -11.8 151 10 6.0 -1.9 39.8 5.4
1984 BAL MLB AL 162 705 .263 .323 .399 .315 94 50.9 18.9 -12.1 153 10 10.0 -0.5 45.0 6.6
1985 BAL MLB AL 156 677 .263 .327 .411 .289 99 43.6 18.5 -11.8 142 10 10.6 1.5 35.7 5.8
1986 BAL MLB AL 137 578 .263 .328 .408 .309 100 26.9 16.0 -10.2 129 10 3.2 -5.6 20.9 2.5
1987 BAL MLB AL 160 694 .265 .331 .425 .276 100 18.7 20.5 -13.1 109 11 18.2 -4.6 8.0 2.9
1988 BAL MLB AL 161 681 .258 .319 .388 .286 97 29.8 17.8 -11.4 138 8 8.4 -4.7 29.1 4.3
1989 LAN MLB NL 160 690 .246 .308 .368 .256 96 11.4 18.0 -11.5 116 10 3.2 -5.7 13.2 1.9
1990 LAN MLB NL 155 645 .257 .320 .384 .335 98 45 17.3 -11 153 10 2.6 -4.4 38.9 4.6
1991 LAN MLB NL 153 639 .250 .316 .373 .267 98 6 17.3 -11 107 10 -5.2 -4.9 6.5 0.3
1992 NYN MLB NL 156 625 .250 .309 .364 .273 97 12.8 16.2 -10.3 112 11 -7.9 -3.4 10.1 0.5
1993 NYN MLB NL 154 659 .263 .323 .396 .277 96 10.4 18.9 -12.1 113 8 0.6 -3.8 12.4 1.6
1994 CLE MLB AL 108 467 .278 .346 .441 .254 101 -7.9 14.2 -9.1 93 7 -4.7 0.1 -2.6 -0.2
1995 CLE MLB AL 113 480 .272 .344 .431 .338 98 19.6 14.4 -9.2 130 11 1.9 -3.2 19.6 2.3
1996 BAL MLB AL 64 263 .274 .344 .442 .266 98 2.9 8.1 -5.2 96 8 0.0 -1.0 0.0 0.2
1996 CLE MLB AL 88 374 .279 .352 .444 .269 101 -7.1 11.6 -7.4 98 8 -0.1 -1.6 0.6 0.3
1997 ANA MLB AL 46 176 .270 .334 .427 .235 94 -10.2 4.9 -3.3 72 11 0.0 0.0 -5.6 -0.4
1997 LAN MLB NL 9 9 .265 .325 .370 .400 89 -0.4 0.2 0 67 11 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
1997 LEL A+ CLF 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ABQ AAA PCL 0 29 .000 .000 .000 .286 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
1977 BAL MLB AL 666 611 81 173 29 2 27 287 88 48 104 0 1 .283 .333 .470 .187 6 0
1978 BAL MLB AL 690 610 85 174 32 3 27 293 95 70 97 6 5 .285 .356 .480 .195 8 1
1979 BAL MLB AL 687 606 90 179 30 2 25 288 99 72 78 10 2 .295 .369 .475 .180 6 1
1980 BAL MLB AL 683 621 100 186 36 2 32 322 116 54 71 7 2 .300 .354 .519 .219 6 0
1981 BAL MLB AL 422 378 57 111 21 2 22 202 78 40 43 2 3 .294 .360 .534 .241 3 0
1982 BAL MLB AL 627 550 87 174 30 1 32 302 110 70 82 7 2 .316 .391 .549 .233 6 0
1983 BAL MLB AL 680 582 115 178 30 3 33 313 111 86 90 5 1 .306 .393 .538 .232 9 0
1984 BAL MLB AL 705 588 97 180 26 3 29 299 110 107 87 10 2 .306 .410 .509 .202 8 0
1985 BAL MLB AL 677 583 111 173 37 1 31 305 124 84 68 5 2 .297 .383 .523 .226 8 0
1986 BAL MLB AL 578 495 61 151 25 1 17 229 84 78 49 3 0 .305 .396 .463 .158 5 0
1987 BAL MLB AL 694 618 89 171 28 3 30 295 91 73 80 1 2 .277 .352 .477 .201 3 0
1988 BAL MLB AL 681 603 75 171 27 2 28 286 84 75 78 5 2 .284 .361 .474 .191 3 0
1989 LAN MLB NL 690 594 66 147 29 1 20 238 88 87 85 7 2 .247 .342 .401 .153 7 0
1990 LAN MLB NL 645 558 96 184 22 3 26 290 95 82 64 8 5 .330 .414 .520 .190 4 0
1991 LAN MLB NL 639 576 69 150 23 1 19 232 96 55 74 10 3 .260 .321 .403 .142 8 0
1992 NYN MLB NL 625 551 64 144 37 2 16 233 93 66 74 4 2 .261 .336 .423 .162 8 0
1993 NYN MLB NL 659 610 77 174 28 1 27 285 100 40 61 2 2 .285 .325 .467 .182 9 0
1994 CLE MLB AL 467 433 57 110 21 1 17 184 76 31 53 8 4 .254 .302 .425 .171 3 0
1995 CLE MLB AL 480 436 68 141 21 0 21 225 82 39 65 5 1 .323 .375 .516 .193 5 0
1996 BAL MLB AL 263 230 36 59 12 0 10 101 34 27 42 1 0 .257 .327 .439 .183 6 0
1996 CLE MLB AL 374 336 33 88 9 1 12 135 45 34 45 3 0 .262 .326 .402 .140 4 0
1997 LAN MLB NL 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 0 0
1997 ABQ AAA PCL 29 26 4 8 1 0 2 15 9 3 3 0 0 .308 .379 .577 .269 0 0
1997 ANA MLB AL 176 160 13 35 7 0 3 51 15 13 24 1 0 .219 .273 .319 .100 3 0
1997 LEL A+ CLF 8 8 1 4 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .875 .375 0 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
1997-06-12 1997-08-05 15-DL 54 50 Left Wrist Inflammation - -
1986-07-10 1986-08-07 28 24 Left Thigh Strain Hamstrain - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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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)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best player out of the group - Kenny Lofton, Brian “The Beard” Wilson, Todd Zeile, Eddie Murray, and fellow professional escort fan, Lenny Dykstra - Charlie Sheen flew in to his Major League viewing party?
(ackley from pencey)
I don't know what this question means, but I like it. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are American League teams so hesitant in putting a great young hitter at DH from the beginning? Has there ever been a player that came up from the minors and played only DH? Edgar was a 3rd baseman in the beginning. Eddie Murray played his first year at DH but that was a way to bring him into the majors. Is there some benefit to having your injured players play DH, something like you are subbing a poor aggregate DH performance in exchange for better performances around the diamond because they didn't let rust accumulate? DH performances are seldom great, and the ones that are, belong to veteran players. If Montero comes up at DH and plays his career there, then he would be truly a unique player wouldn't he?
(Bob from DC)
Breaking in a young kid at DH limits the ability to stick older position players in the spot when they need a day off from the field, especially if you are trying to get the younger player as many ABs as possible. That said, good bats are good bats, and if you need to break in a hitter at DH who happens to be 21, so be it. (Jason Parks)


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