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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
21 11624 .305 .369 .487 132 85.3
Birth Date5-15-1953
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age66 years, 5 months, 28 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
1973 KCA 20 13 41 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .125 .125 .175 52 -2.1 0.4 0.5 0.0
1974 KCA 21 133 486 129 21 5 2 21 38 0 8 5 .282 .313 .363 85 -5.7 -0.4 -7.5 0.1
1975 KCA 22 159 697 195 35 13 11 46 49 2 13 10 .308 .353 .456 114 14.6 0.7 5.6 4.5
1976 KCA 23 159 705 215 34 14 7 49 36 1 21 11 .333 .377 .462 134 29.5 -2.3 6.3 6.0
1977 KCA 24 139 627 176 32 13 22 55 24 2 14 12 .312 .373 .532 140 32.6 9.6 15.5 8.0
1978 KCA 25 128 558 150 45 8 9 39 35 1 23 7 .294 .342 .467 114 10.8 2.9 7.6 4.2
1979 KCA 26 154 701 212 42 20 23 51 36 0 17 10 .329 .376 .563 140 35.9 6.1 18.5 8.5
1980 KCA 27 117 515 175 33 9 24 58 22 1 15 6 .390 .454 .664 193 55.8 2.0 11.8 9.1
1981 KCA 28 89 379 109 27 7 6 27 23 1 14 6 .314 .361 .484 141 15.6 -2.6 1.2 2.8
1982 KCA 29 144 629 166 32 9 21 71 51 1 6 1 .301 .378 .505 138 28.9 4.1 2.3 5.8
1983 KCA 30 123 525 144 38 2 25 57 39 1 0 1 .310 .385 .563 158 34.6 1.0 -6.8 4.6
1984 KCA 31 104 422 107 21 3 13 38 37 0 0 2 .284 .344 .459 116 9.0 0.7 4.9 2.9
1985 KCA 32 155 665 184 38 5 30 103 49 3 9 1 .335 .436 .585 170 56.1 2.8 -4.6 7.9
1986 KCA 33 124 529 128 28 4 16 80 45 4 1 2 .290 .401 .481 141 26.0 2.5 1.4 4.8
1987 KCA 34 115 508 124 18 2 22 72 47 1 6 3 .290 .388 .496 138 23.9 -0.8 6.5 3.6
1988 KCA 35 157 681 180 42 3 24 82 51 3 14 3 .306 .389 .509 160 45.1 -1.5 -0.6 5.4
1989 KCA 36 124 528 129 26 3 12 59 47 3 14 4 .282 .362 .431 127 16.7 -0.4 -5.8 1.7
1990 KCA 37 142 607 179 45 7 14 56 63 0 9 2 .329 .387 .515 134 23.6 -2.9 1.9 3.1
1991 KCA 38 131 572 129 40 2 10 58 75 0 2 0 .255 .327 .402 102 2.3 1.8 -0.6 1.0
1992 KCA 39 152 637 169 35 5 7 35 69 6 8 6 .285 .330 .397 101 2.9 -1.1 0.7 1.0
1993 KCA 40 145 612 149 31 3 19 39 67 3 7 5 .266 .312 .434 97 0.0 -1.3 0.0 0.5
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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
1973 KCA MLB AL 13 41 .252 .322 .374 .143 106 -6.2 1.1 0.1 52 12 0.5 0.4 -2.1 0.0
1974 KCA MLB AL 133 486 .253 .316 .364 .303 102 -3.4 12.6 1.7 85 12 -7.5 -0.4 -5.7 0.1
1975 KCA MLB AL 159 697 .256 .325 .376 .317 102 24.4 18.3 2.5 114 9 5.6 0.7 14.6 4.5
1976 KCA MLB AL 159 705 .259 .320 .365 .341 100 37.1 17.8 2.5 134 8 6.3 -2.3 29.5 6.0
1977 KCA MLB AL 139 627 .267 .328 .409 .296 104 31.9 17.5 2.3 140 9 15.5 9.6 32.6 8.0
1978 KCA MLB AL 128 558 .262 .325 .387 .299 101 17.9 14.5 2 114 11 7.6 2.9 10.8 4.2
1979 KCA MLB AL 154 701 .268 .330 .406 .320 100 46.8 19.6 2.1 140 11 18.5 6.1 35.9 8.5
1980 KCA MLB AL 117 515 .269 .328 .398 .368 99 67.7 13.8 1.8 193 11 11.8 2.0 55.8 9.1
1981 KCA MLB AL 89 379 .257 .319 .374 .320 96 20.2 9.6 1.3 141 13 1.2 -2.6 15.6 2.8
1982 KCA MLB AL 144 629 .266 .326 .404 .299 100 31 17.0 1.9 138 10 2.3 4.1 28.9 5.8
1983 KCA MLB AL 123 525 .264 .323 .399 .295 101 35.2 14.3 0.2 158 12 -6.8 1.0 34.6 4.6
1984 KCA MLB AL 104 422 .269 .327 .405 .281 94 11.7 11.3 1.5 116 9 4.9 0.7 9.0 2.9
1985 KCA MLB AL 155 665 .260 .322 .404 .321 95 64.6 18.1 2.4 170 12 -4.6 2.8 56.1 7.9
1986 KCA MLB AL 124 529 .263 .328 .409 .292 97 32.6 14.6 1.4 141 12 1.4 2.5 26.0 4.8
1987 KCA MLB AL 115 508 .263 .329 .422 .279 98 25.6 15.0 -8.5 138 11 6.5 -0.8 23.9 3.6
1988 KCA MLB AL 157 681 .261 .322 .395 .299 101 42.9 17.8 -11.4 160 12 -0.6 -1.5 45.1 5.4
1989 KCA MLB AL 124 528 .261 .324 .385 .287 98 15.6 13.8 -8.8 127 12 -5.8 -0.4 16.7 1.7
1990 KCA MLB AL 142 607 .259 .324 .386 .348 100 30.7 16.3 -10.1 134 10 1.9 -2.9 23.6 3.1
1991 KCA MLB AL 131 572 .261 .327 .399 .278 98 -0.6 15.5 -9.9 102 9 -0.6 1.8 2.3 1.0
1992 KCA MLB AL 152 637 .259 .327 .385 .312 98 3.1 16.5 -10.3 101 12 0.7 -1.1 2.9 1.0
1993 KCA MLB AL 145 612 .267 .336 .407 .269 100 -2.9 17.6 -11.2 97 6 0.0 -1.3 0.0 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
1973 KCA MLB AL 41 40 2 5 2 0 0 7 0 0 5 0 0 .125 .125 .175 .050 0 1
1974 KCA MLB AL 486 457 49 129 21 5 2 166 47 21 38 8 5 .282 .313 .363 .081 2 6
1975 KCA MLB AL 697 634 84 195 35 13 11 289 90 46 49 13 10 .308 .353 .456 .148 6 9
1976 KCA MLB AL 705 645 94 215 34 14 7 298 67 49 36 21 11 .333 .377 .462 .129 8 2
1977 KCA MLB AL 627 564 105 176 32 13 22 300 88 55 24 14 12 .312 .373 .532 .220 3 3
1978 KCA MLB AL 558 510 79 150 45 8 9 238 62 39 35 23 7 .294 .342 .467 .173 5 3
1979 KCA MLB AL 701 645 119 212 42 20 23 363 107 51 36 17 10 .329 .376 .563 .234 4 1
1980 KCA MLB AL 515 449 87 175 33 9 24 298 118 58 22 15 6 .390 .454 .664 .274 7 0
1981 KCA MLB AL 379 347 42 109 27 7 6 168 43 27 23 14 6 .314 .361 .484 .170 4 0
1982 KCA MLB AL 629 552 101 166 32 9 21 279 82 71 51 6 1 .301 .378 .505 .205 5 0
1983 KCA MLB AL 525 464 90 144 38 2 25 261 93 57 39 0 1 .310 .385 .563 .252 3 0
1984 KCA MLB AL 422 377 42 107 21 3 13 173 69 38 37 0 2 .284 .344 .459 .175 7 0
1985 KCA MLB AL 665 550 108 184 38 5 30 322 112 103 49 9 1 .335 .436 .585 .251 9 0
1986 KCA MLB AL 529 441 70 128 28 4 16 212 73 80 45 1 2 .290 .401 .481 .190 4 0
1987 KCA MLB AL 508 427 71 124 18 2 22 212 78 72 47 6 3 .290 .388 .496 .206 8 0
1988 KCA MLB AL 681 589 90 180 42 3 24 300 103 82 51 14 3 .306 .389 .509 .204 7 0
1989 KCA MLB AL 528 457 67 129 26 3 12 197 80 59 47 14 4 .282 .362 .431 .149 9 0
1990 KCA MLB AL 607 544 82 179 45 7 14 280 87 56 63 9 2 .329 .387 .515 .186 7 0
1991 KCA MLB AL 572 505 77 129 40 2 10 203 61 58 75 2 0 .255 .327 .402 .147 8 1
1992 KCA MLB AL 637 592 55 169 35 5 7 235 61 35 69 8 6 .285 .330 .397 .111 4 0
1993 KCA MLB AL 612 560 69 149 31 3 19 243 75 39 67 7 5 .266 .312 .434 .168 10 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
1991-04-23 1991-05-24 15-DL 31 26 Right Knee Sprain MCL - -
1989-04-30 1989-06-10 41 35 Right Knee Sprain - -
1987-05-16 1987-06-12 15-DL 27 24 Right Knee Sprain MCL - -
1987-04-20 1987-05-13 15-DL 23 18 - Trunk Sprain Rib Cartilage - -
1986-11-18 1986-11-18 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 1986-11-18 -
1986-08-30 1986-09-16 DTD 17 15 Right Shoulder Soreness Diving Catch -
1986-07-02 1986-07-09 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Soreness Diving Catch - -
1984-04-03 1984-05-13 15-DL 40 29 - Knee Recovery From Surgery - -
1983-06-08 1983-06-29 15-DL 21 19 - Fracture - -
1980-06-11 1980-07-10 15-DL 29 26 Right Ankle Sprain Torn Ligament - -
1978-07-27 1978-08-14 15-DL 18 17 - Hand Soreness - -
1978-04-30 1978-05-19 15-DL 19 15 - Shoulder Contusion Player Collision - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • 2 years/$7.7M (1991-92), plus 1993 club option. Signed re-worked contract 5/21/1991. $0.5M signing bonus. 1991:$3.1M, 1992:$3.1M, 1993:$3.1M ($1M buyout). Kansas City exercised 1993 option 11/3/92.
  • 5 years (1987-1991), plus 1992-93 club options. Signed extension May, 1984. 1987-91:$1.5M annually, 1992:$1.5M club option, 1993:$1.5M club option. Contract also paid Brett about $0.45M annually from real-estate deal. Performance bonuses: $100,000 for MVP, $50,000 each for World Series or ALCS MVP, $50,000 All Star, $100,000 Gold Glove, $60,000 for 550 PAs, $100,000 for 625 PAs. 7 year personal services contract as VP after retirement, single room on road trips, $5M loan with 10 percent interest. As part of the extension, Brett agreed to give the Royals the bat he used in the July 24, 1983 "Pine Tar Game."
  • 5 years/$5M (1982-86) (est.). Signed extension with Kansas City 7/24/80. Salaries of $1M annually.
  • 5 years/$1.5M (1977-81). Signed extension with Kansas City 2/77. 1977:$200,000.
  • 1 year/$126,000 (1976).
  • 1 year (1975).
  • 1 year/$15,000 (1974).
  • Drafted by Kansas City 1971 (2- 29) (El Segundo HS, Calif.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Moustakas has multi-hit games in both of his last two. And George Brett. Don't forget about George Brett. Just saying...
(Mike from Kansas City)
Shut up. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does George Brett fix Hosmer and Moose? And if so, why did he wait so long???
(brukru from Pittsford)
I wish I knew the answer, just as Brett wishes he had the answer for them. If he saw some flaw on TV that was plaguing them and would make for a quick fix, he'd have told em April. I'm afraid it's not that simple. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Eric Hosmer? Ever since George Brett was hired on as hitting coach he seems to have turned some things around. Is he making his way back to fantasy relevance? Thanks!
(Greg from The Office)
I would be truly surprised if Brett had anything to do with that ... I know that's not the question, but I have to put that out there. Hosmer is young, the tools are still there. So his ceiling may not be as high as hoped, but there's more power to come as he ages. So, yes, he's making his way back, but don't expect it to be a quantum leap. (Harry Pavlidis)
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Royals brought up a ton of guys this year but only Hosmer looks like the real deal. Any hope that Moustakis blossoms to the power levels predicted for him?? And is Giavotella really going to hit in the bigs??
(kcboomer from KC)
Based upon the scouting reports and minor league stats, it is ridiculously early to start giving up hope on Moustakas; he's 22 with 333 major league PA, for crying out loud! Go back and look at the careers of Mike Schmidt or George Brett and tell me if you think their teams should have given up hope after their first prolonged exposure to big league pitching. Hell, look at Alex Gordon, who has blossomed into a very good hitter.

I know Royals fans are impatient, but it ain't all gonna happen overnight. You've waited this long, you can wait at least a full season before panicking that some of these guys might not grow up to be the next Brett or whatever. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Alex Gordon, what do you see his ceiling as anymore?
(Tony from Albuquerque)
Something like .270/.350/.460, good, but certainly nowhere near "Next George Brett!" status. (Eric Seidman)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like the line about Joba in K.C., but what's the series of events that you think lands him there? It's a little hard to imagine what K.C. has that Cashman would want/need. David DeJesus?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
Oh, I don't know. Maybe Cashman has a mancrush on Aaron Crow and is convinced that Mike Moustakas is the heir apparent to Derek Jeter after he tears up Double-A pitching this year while moving back to short. Plus he thinks that the George Brett statue would look great in his office. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)How close am I to becoming a bust?
(Alex Gordon from KC)
Not very. No, Gordon's going to be the new George Brett, but that doesn't mean he's not going to be a good player. The guy's coming up on his 26th birthday, and I figure he'll still give us something very much worth watching over the next four years. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone's HOF case ever been hurt more by the era they played in than Santo? His numbers translated to a normal era have to be pretty awesome.
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
Jay Jaffe probably has ten answers for this question, but Santo has to be up there. Clay Davenport puts Santo at .275/.370/.505 in a standard offensive environment. Another guy who comes to mind, though I'm not saying he's a HOFer, is Graig Nettles. Nettles played in the 1970s, which hurt his numbers, though not as badly as Santo's were hurt, and although he was one of the best gloves ever at his position, played at the same time as Brooks Robinson and Mike Schmidt so that was less impressive than it could have been. There were more good 3B playing when Nettles did (the aforementioned, plus guys who could hit like Buddy Bell, Bill Madlock, George Brett) than there were at any time before in history. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)There was a saying about some ball players (like Brooks Robinson, if I recall)that they weren't fast going from home to first, but could outrun anyone going from 1st to 3rd or 2nd to home. In your studies, did you find any clear examples of guys not known to have good footspeed but who were exceptionally good baserunners?
(wileecoyote121 from larchmont, ny)
Robin Yount and Glenn Beckert come to mind. George Brett did really well on tagging on fly balls.

On Yount you might want to check this out. I think I discussed Beckert in this column. (Dan Fox)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneThree Royals, I think it was Willie Wilson, George Brett, and Dan Quisenberry, had those weird Ewing Kaufmann contracts which were like money, plus lifetime services, plus real estate equal to the state of Rhode Island. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5David, I counter with George Brett, just about any postseason series he was in. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourManny is having the type of postseason George Brett used to have. (Steven Goldman)