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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
27 11331 .334 .394 .447 0 0.0
Birth Date4-17-1852
Height6' 0"
Weight227 lbs
Age167 years, 7 months, 20 days
BatsR
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
1871 RC1 19 25 122 39 11 3 0 2 1 6 2 .325 .000 .467 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1872 PH1 20 46 233 90 10 7 0 16 3 6 6 .415 .000 .525 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1873 PH1 21 52 259 101 9 2 0 5 2 1 2 .398 .000 .449 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1874 PH1 22 55 264 87 8 3 0 4 1 6 0 .335 .000 .388 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1875 PH1 23 69 330 106 15 3 0 4 2 11 6 .325 .000 .390 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1876 CHN 24 66 321 110 9 7 2 12 8 .356 .000 .450 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1877 CHN 25 59 264 86 19 1 0 9 3 .337 .000 .420 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1878 CHN 26 60 274 89 12 2 0 13 1 .341 .000 .402 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1879 CHN 27 51 229 72 20 1 0 2 2 .317 .000 .414 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1880 CHN 28 86 370 120 24 1 1 14 12 .337 .000 .419 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1881 CHN 29 84 369 137 21 7 1 26 4 .399 .000 .510 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1882 CHN 30 82 368 126 29 8 1 20 7 .362 .000 .500 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1883 CHN 31 98 431 127 36 5 0 18 9 .308 .000 .419 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1884 CHN 32 112 504 159 30 3 21 29 13 .335 .000 .543 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1885 CHN 33 112 498 144 35 7 7 34 13 .310 .000 .461 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1886 CHN 34 125 559 187 35 11 10 55 19 29 .371 .000 .544 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 CHN 35 122 533 164 33 13 7 60 18 1 27 .347 .422 .517 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 CHN 36 134 563 177 20 12 12 47 24 1 28 .344 .400 .499 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 CHN 37 134 609 177 32 7 7 86 19 5 27 .342 .440 .471 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CHN 38 139 623 157 14 5 7 113 23 6 29 .312 .443 .401 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 CHN 39 136 616 157 24 8 8 75 29 1 17 .291 .378 .409 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 CHN 40 146 630 152 25 9 1 67 30 4 13 .272 .354 .354 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN 41 103 467 125 24 2 0 68 12 1 13 .314 .415 .384 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN 42 84 394 133 29 4 5 41 15 3 17 .388 .457 .539 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN 43 122 545 159 23 6 2 55 23 3 12 .335 .408 .422 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN 44 108 459 133 18 2 2 49 10 3 24 .331 .407 .400 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN 45 114 497 121 17 3 3 60 27 4 11 .285 .379 .361 0 0.0 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
1871 RC1 MLB NA 25 122 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1872 PH1 MLB NA 46 233 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1873 PH1 MLB NA 52 259 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1874 PH1 MLB NA 55 264 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1875 PH1 MLB NA 69 330 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1876 CHN MLB NL 66 321 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1877 CHN MLB NL 59 264 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1878 CHN MLB NL 60 274 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1879 CHN MLB NL 51 229 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1880 CHN MLB NL 86 370 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1881 CHN MLB NL 84 369 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1882 CHN MLB NL 82 368 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1883 CHN MLB NL 98 431 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1884 CHN MLB NL 112 504 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1885 CHN MLB NL 112 498 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1886 CHN MLB NL 125 559 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 CHN MLB NL 122 533 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1888 CHN MLB NL 134 563 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1889 CHN MLB NL 134 609 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1890 CHN MLB NL 139 623 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 CHN MLB NL 136 616 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1892 CHN MLB NL 146 630 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN MLB NL 103 467 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN MLB NL 84 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN MLB NL 122 545 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN MLB NL 108 459 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN MLB NL 114 497 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1871 RC1 MLB NA 122 120 29 39 11 3 0 56 16 2 1 6 2 .325 .000 .467 .142
1872 PH1 MLB NA 233 217 60 90 10 7 0 114 48 16 3 6 6 .415 .000 .525 .111
1873 PH1 MLB NA 259 254 53 101 9 2 0 114 36 5 2 1 2 .398 .000 .449 .051
1874 PH1 MLB NA 264 260 51 87 8 3 0 101 37 4 1 6 0 .335 .000 .388 .054
1875 PH1 MLB NA 330 326 84 106 15 3 0 127 58 4 2 11 6 .325 .000 .390 .064
1876 CHN MLB NL 321 309 63 110 9 7 2 139 59 12 8 .356 .000 .450 .094
1877 CHN MLB NL 264 255 52 86 19 1 0 107 32 9 3 .337 .000 .420 .082
1878 CHN MLB NL 274 261 55 89 12 2 0 105 40 13 1 .341 .000 .402 .061
1879 CHN MLB NL 229 227 40 72 20 1 0 94 34 2 2 .317 .000 .414 .097
1880 CHN MLB NL 370 356 54 120 24 1 1 149 74 14 12 .337 .000 .419 .081
1881 CHN MLB NL 369 343 67 137 21 7 1 175 82 26 4 .399 .000 .510 .111
1882 CHN MLB NL 368 348 69 126 29 8 1 174 83 20 7 .362 .000 .500 .138
1883 CHN MLB NL 431 413 70 127 36 5 0 173 68 18 9 .308 .000 .419 .111
1884 CHN MLB NL 504 475 108 159 30 3 21 258 102 29 13 .335 .000 .543 .208
1885 CHN MLB NL 498 464 100 144 35 7 7 214 108 34 13 .310 .000 .461 .151
1886 CHN MLB NL 559 504 117 187 35 11 10 274 147 55 19 29 .371 .000 .544 .173
1887 CHN MLB NL 533 472 107 164 33 13 7 244 102 60 18 27 .347 .422 .517 .169
1888 CHN MLB NL 563 515 101 177 20 12 12 257 84 47 24 28 .344 .400 .499 .155
1889 CHN MLB NL 609 518 100 177 32 7 7 244 117 86 19 27 .342 .440 .471 .129
1890 CHN MLB NL 623 504 95 157 14 5 7 202 107 113 23 29 .312 .443 .401 .089
1891 CHN MLB NL 616 540 81 157 24 8 8 221 120 75 29 17 .291 .378 .409 .119
1892 CHN MLB NL 630 559 62 152 25 9 1 198 74 67 30 13 .272 .354 .354 .082
1893 CHN MLB NL 467 398 70 125 24 2 0 153 91 68 12 13 .314 .415 .384 .070
1894 CHN MLB NL 394 343 85 133 29 4 5 185 100 41 15 17 .388 .457 .539 .152 7
1895 CHN MLB NL 545 474 87 159 23 6 2 200 91 55 23 12 .335 .408 .422 .086 13
1896 CHN MLB NL 459 402 72 133 18 2 2 161 90 49 10 24 .331 .407 .400 .070 5
1897 CHN MLB NL 497 424 67 121 17 3 3 153 75 60 27 11 .285 .379 .361 .075 9

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

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the benefit of (marginal) hindsight, how big a mistake was the BBWAA snub of Will Clark? What do you think the chances of the VC (in whatever structure it holds in 17 years) will redress this omission? Thanks for answering.
(rawagman from Work)
I'll take this one and then one more...

I don't know that Clark was a huge mistake. My system now shows him at 105.2 career, 65.8 peak, 85.5 JAWS, where the HOF 1B benchmark is at 115.1/66.9/91.0 - it's risen because Clay Davenport's WARP tweaks have given 19th and early 20th century players like Cap Anson, Roger Connor and Dan Brouthers far more value than they had before, enough to wrestle the top spot from Lou Gehrig. I'm not entirely comfortable with those tweaks, but it would appear Clark is a borderline guy at best. He'll have a chance if the VC ever clears out the deadwood that's clogged up the past several ballots, but guys who retire at 36 don't get a whole lot of charity from the voters. (Jay Jaffe)


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