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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 6656 .268 .352 .463 116 27.3
Birth Date5-28-1957
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age62 years, 4 months, 17 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
1979 DET 22 12 39 9 3 0 1 1 3 0 3 3 .237 .256 .395 74 -1.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
1980 DET 23 51 189 46 2 1 9 10 45 1 4 7 .263 .303 .440 88 -2.0 -1.1 -4.0 -0.2
1981 DET 24 83 313 95 11 3 9 18 64 2 17 5 .328 .369 .479 115 4.4 3.0 -2.6 1.2
1982 DET 25 69 294 74 16 2 8 25 41 1 9 7 .278 .341 .444 96 -0.8 -3.5 1.0 0.6
1983 DET 26 128 467 91 12 9 15 53 96 4 14 3 .227 .320 .414 98 -1.1 0.6 -1.0 0.7
1984 DET 27 149 611 150 23 10 27 63 103 8 29 9 .282 .363 .516 133 24.9 3.0 -6.1 3.4
1985 DET 28 154 670 167 37 5 29 71 137 5 30 4 .287 .364 .518 128 24.2 2.7 -9.2 3.2
1986 DET 29 119 521 118 11 2 28 68 107 7 34 6 .268 .371 .492 138 24.0 2.7 -15.8 2.1
1987 DET 30 128 568 135 25 3 24 71 117 5 26 7 .277 .372 .489 119 13.7 1.5 -0.3 2.7
1988 LAN 31 150 632 157 28 1 25 73 120 7 31 4 .290 .377 .483 132 23.0 8.7 12.6 6.2
1989 LAN 32 71 292 54 8 2 9 35 55 2 12 3 .213 .312 .368 97 -0.5 2.8 3.0 1.3
1990 LAN 33 89 359 82 20 0 8 39 65 3 26 2 .260 .345 .400 99 -0.3 3.4 0.8 1.5
1991 KCA 34 132 540 109 17 6 16 69 103 6 18 4 .236 .341 .403 114 10.0 4.1 -10.9 1.4
1992 PIT 35 16 60 11 0 0 2 3 12 0 3 1 .196 .237 .304 74 -1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1993 DET 36 116 454 105 18 6 13 44 87 4 15 6 .261 .337 .432 100 1.6 0.0 -0.9 0.8
1994 DET 37 98 382 91 17 2 23 42 69 3 4 5 .276 .358 .548 127 15.0 -0.3 -0.7 2.0
1995 DET 38 70 265 59 12 2 9 33 61 3 9 2 .260 .358 .449 102 1.3 1.7 -0.1 0.6
Career1635665615532605425571812856128478.268.352.463116135.029.2-34.627.3

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
1978 LAK A+ FSL 54 204 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 DET MLB AL 12 39 .257 .320 .390 .235 105 -1.5 1.1 -0.3 74 13 -0.3 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1979 EVA AAA AA 89 369 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 DET MLB AL 51 189 .269 .326 .402 .301 102 3.8 5.1 0.4 88 13 -4.0 -1.1 -2.0 -0.2
1981 DET MLB AL 83 313 .256 .318 .369 .393 101 12.9 7.9 -1.7 115 10 -2.6 3.0 4.4 1.2
1982 DET MLB AL 69 294 .265 .326 .404 .303 98 7.1 7.9 0.5 96 10 1.0 -3.5 -0.8 0.6
1983 DET MLB AL 128 467 .264 .324 .396 .259 100 6.9 12.7 -5 98 10 -1.0 0.6 -1.1 0.7
1984 DET MLB AL 149 611 .266 .327 .402 .302 96 38.6 16.4 -6.1 133 11 -6.1 3.0 24.9 3.4
1985 DET MLB AL 154 670 .264 .325 .412 .325 96 42.7 18.3 -5.9 128 10 -9.2 2.7 24.2 3.2
1986 DET MLB AL 119 521 .262 .327 .410 .290 99 29.6 14.4 -5.5 138 10 -15.8 2.7 24.0 2.1
1987 DET MLB AL 128 568 .270 .336 .434 .317 99 27.2 16.7 -4 119 9 -0.3 1.5 13.7 2.7
1987 TOL AAA INT 6 21 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 LAN MLB NL 150 632 .248 .307 .364 .327 98 34.2 16.5 -3.9 132 11 12.6 8.7 23.0 6.2
1989 LAN MLB NL 71 292 .248 .306 .365 .236 97 0.8 7.6 -1.3 97 10 3.0 2.8 -0.5 1.3
1990 LAN MLB NL 89 359 .253 .317 .379 .303 97 5.1 9.6 0.4 99 12 0.8 3.4 -0.3 1.5
1990 ABQ AAA PCL 5 18 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KCA MLB AL 132 540 .261 .326 .398 .270 98 6.7 14.6 -4.8 114 12 -10.9 4.1 10.0 1.4
1992 PIT MLB NL 16 60 .247 .316 .363 .214 99 -2 1.6 -0.5 74 12 0.0 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
1993 DET MLB AL 116 454 .264 .335 .405 .301 103 3.9 13.0 -5.5 100 11 -0.9 0.0 1.6 0.8
1994 DET MLB AL 98 382 .268 .338 .424 .280 103 18.4 11.6 -4.9 127 11 -0.7 -0.3 15.0 2.0
1995 DET MLB AL 70 265 .267 .343 .422 .314 101 3.9 7.9 -5 102 12 -0.1 1.7 1.3 0.6

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
1978 LAK A+ FSL 204 175 27 42 5 4 8 79 40 22 54 13 1 .240 .335 .451 .211 0 0
1979 EVA AAA AA 369 327 50 80 13 5 9 130 42 34 110 20 2 .245 .326 .398 .153 1 1
1979 DET MLB AL 39 38 3 9 3 0 1 15 4 1 3 3 3 .237 .256 .395 .158 0 0
1980 DET MLB AL 189 175 23 46 2 1 9 77 16 10 45 4 7 .263 .303 .440 .177 2 1
1981 DET MLB AL 313 290 41 95 11 3 9 139 40 18 64 17 5 .328 .369 .479 .152 2 1
1982 DET MLB AL 294 266 34 74 16 2 8 118 35 25 41 9 7 .278 .341 .444 .165 1 1
1983 DET MLB AL 467 401 60 91 12 9 15 166 51 53 96 14 3 .227 .320 .414 .187 4 5
1984 DET MLB AL 611 531 92 150 23 10 27 274 91 63 103 29 9 .282 .363 .516 .234 6 3
1985 DET MLB AL 670 581 96 167 37 5 29 301 97 71 137 30 4 .287 .364 .518 .231 10 3
1986 DET MLB AL 521 441 84 118 11 2 28 217 86 68 107 34 6 .268 .371 .492 .224 4 1
1987 DET MLB AL 568 487 95 135 25 3 24 238 79 71 117 26 7 .277 .372 .489 .211 4 1
1987 TOL AAA INT 21 17 2 4 0 0 0 4 3 4 3 1 0 .235 .381 .235 .000 0 0
1988 LAN MLB NL 632 542 106 157 28 1 25 262 76 73 120 31 4 .290 .377 .483 .194 7 3
1989 LAN MLB NL 292 253 35 54 8 2 9 93 28 35 55 12 3 .213 .312 .368 .154 2 0
1990 ABQ AAA PCL 18 14 6 6 2 0 1 11 4 4 3 1 0 .429 .556 .786 .357 0 0
1990 LAN MLB NL 359 315 59 82 20 0 8 126 38 39 65 26 2 .260 .345 .400 .140 2 0
1991 KCA MLB AL 540 462 81 109 17 6 16 186 55 69 103 18 4 .236 .341 .403 .167 2 1
1992 PIT MLB NL 60 56 6 11 0 0 2 17 5 3 12 3 1 .196 .237 .304 .107 0 1
1993 DET MLB AL 454 403 62 105 18 6 13 174 62 44 87 15 6 .261 .337 .432 .171 3 0
1994 DET MLB AL 382 330 71 91 17 2 23 181 72 42 69 4 5 .276 .358 .548 .273 5 2
1995 DET MLB AL 265 227 37 59 12 2 9 102 35 33 61 9 2 .260 .358 .449 .189 2 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
1990-04-09 1990-06-02 54 49 Left Thigh Recovery From Surgery Hamstring Tendon 1989-08-29 -
1989-07-23 1989-10-02 71 63 Left Knee Surgery Hamstring Tendon 1989-08-29 -
1989-04-26 1989-05-23 15-DL 27 21 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1987-04-06 1987-05-05 29 24 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1986-04-23 1986-06-02 40 33 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1982-07-09 1982-10-04 87 83 Left Wrist Sprain - -
1980-06-17 1980-10-06 111 106 Left Wrist Surgery Cartilage 1980-08-22 -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)The D-backs have been playing much better of late than they were to begin the season. In fact, according to their record, they have been one of the best teams in baseball over the last 10-15 games. Do you see them actually getting maybe the 2nd WC? And does this take the heat off of Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson?
(LukeH from AZ)
That's really ambitious. Not to rule anything out in May, but even if they play at a rate that would make you a playoff team, they've already spotted the field so many games that they'd have to play at a very-good-to-great team level to get there.

For instance, to get to 90 wins, they'd have to go 72-44, which is actually a 101-win pace. That's not their true talent, and I don't see it being all that close. (Zachary Levine)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Campana? Do you think he has a chance to break spring with ARI? I saw it as a bad sign that the young and rebuilding Cubs let him go so easily after the Hairston siging.
(JC from Chevy Chase, MD)
Campana's just a pinch-runner with nice range in the outfield, but little other value. He's a 25th man for a team that values those two skills, and the Diamondbacks might, given that Jason Kubel isn't particularly nimble. However, I don't see a spot for Campana on Kirk Gibson's Opening Day roster; there are just far too many outfielders battling for spots, and even Willie Bloomquist is seemingly on the bubble: http://www.mlbdepthcharts.com/2012/10/arizona-diamondbacks-2012-13-offseason.html#.US0Lilo4Xzs. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nice start for A.J. - HBP on an 0-2 count and a wild pickoff throw to 1st to get Sizemore to 3rd. April is over ...
(goodwine10 from New York, NY)
These things happen. What's more interesting to me is that for all the supposed wonderfulness of Burnett's April, his ERA was only about league average... YES just flashed the names Kirk Gibson, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Lou Whitaker. At least one of those guys should be in the Hall of Fame, and it's not Morris. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a particular game/team/player who broke your heart as a fan?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Game One of the 1988 World Series. Kirk Gibson is unadulterated evil in cleats. Does it matter who played for? Of course it does, because I grew up in Northern California, and he played for one of those teams from the glamor end of the Bear Flag Republic. Grrrrr. An unhappy memory, to this very day. (Christina Kahrl)


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