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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 2995 .247 .330 .403 104 12.9
Birth Date2-25-1954
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age65 years, 9 months, 12 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
1981 SFN 27 19 52 15 2 1 1 6 4 1 0 1 .333 .423 .489 114 0.7 -0.6 -0.3 0.2
1982 SFN 28 65 202 51 4 1 4 18 26 1 6 2 .283 .348 .383 103 1.1 -2.5 0.2 0.8
1983 SFN 29 104 323 63 12 2 7 37 48 2 10 7 .224 .317 .356 88 -4.1 -2.3 2.6 0.9
1984 SFN 30 145 567 147 28 0 20 48 52 3 6 9 .291 .352 .464 122 16.0 -2.4 1.5 3.9
1985 SFN 31 133 505 97 16 1 19 57 62 2 1 4 .220 .311 .391 104 3.9 -2.7 -1.9 2.1
1986 SFN 32 149 557 116 26 0 16 74 97 3 10 6 .246 .350 .403 111 7.9 -0.9 -3.6 2.5
1987 SFN 33 123 434 100 19 1 18 47 85 3 10 7 .267 .348 .467 109 5.1 -0.8 2.9 2.7
1988 SFN 34 73 232 39 7 0 5 20 40 2 1 2 .189 .265 .296 71 -7.2 -2.2 0.4 0.1
1989 SFN 35 12 24 4 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .182 .208 .273 62 -1.0 0.2 -0.3 0.0
1989 TOR 35 48 99 15 3 1 1 10 17 0 1 0 .170 .255 .261 65 -3.6 0.2 -0.9 -0.3
Career8712995647119791318438174538.247.330.40310418.7-14.00.712.9

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 FRE A+ CLF 135 585 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 FRE A+ CLF 56 246 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 SHV AA TXS 64 214 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SHV AA TXS 2 10 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 PHX AAA PCL 84 313 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SFN MLB NL 19 52 .263 .331 .373 .350 99 3.3 1.3 0.6 114 23 -0.3 -0.6 0.7 0.2
1981 PHX AAA PCL 76 289 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SFN MLB NL 65 202 .257 .314 .373 .309 98 3 5.5 3.1 103 12 0.2 -2.5 1.1 0.8
1983 SFN MLB NL 104 323 .255 .319 .375 .246 98 -7.6 8.8 4 88 14 2.6 -2.3 -4.1 0.9
1984 SFN MLB NL 145 567 .252 .313 .362 .289 95 19.4 15.2 6.4 122 8 1.5 -2.4 16.0 3.9
1985 SFN MLB NL 133 505 .252 .313 .370 .216 90 0.1 13.8 6.9 104 11 -1.9 -2.7 3.9 2.1
1986 SFN MLB NL 149 557 .255 .318 .383 .276 98 9.7 15.4 5.2 111 11 -3.6 -0.9 7.9 2.5
1987 SFN MLB NL 123 434 .258 .322 .399 .295 96 12.4 12.8 6.9 109 10 2.9 -0.8 5.1 2.7
1988 SFN MLB NL 73 232 .250 .312 .365 .209 98 -11.1 6.1 3.6 71 9 0.4 -2.2 -7.2 0.1
1989 SFN MLB NL 12 24 .252 .310 .363 .250 102 -0.6 0.6 0.3 62 12 -0.3 0.2 -1.0 0.0
1989 TOR MLB AL 48 99 .269 .326 .402 .200 97 -4.8 2.6 -0.8 65 12 -0.9 0.2 -3.6 -0.3
1989 PHX AAA PCL 27 108 .000 .000 .000 .274 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
1978 FRE A+ CLF 585 489 102 139 34 5 17 234 89 81 90 12 6 .284 .391 .479 .194 3 3
1979 SHV AA TXS 214 193 33 57 8 1 9 94 30 19 38 0 0 .295 .364 .487 .192 0 0
1979 FRE A+ CLF 246 212 49 65 11 2 9 107 37 28 31 6 3 .307 .396 .505 .198 1 1
1980 SHV AA TXS 10 10 2 3 0 0 1 6 3 0 3 1 0 .300 .300 .600 .300 0 0
1980 PHX AAA PCL 313 287 34 74 9 8 7 120 45 24 51 2 0 .258 .317 .418 .160 0 0
1981 SFN MLB NL 52 45 5 15 2 1 1 22 4 6 4 0 1 .333 .423 .489 .156 0 0
1981 PHX AAA PCL 289 257 42 75 11 3 7 113 41 29 37 2 1 .292 .366 .440 .148 0 0
1982 SFN MLB NL 202 180 26 51 4 1 4 69 15 18 26 6 2 .283 .348 .383 .100 2 1
1983 SFN MLB NL 323 281 36 63 12 2 7 100 34 37 48 10 7 .224 .317 .356 .132 2 1
1984 SFN MLB NL 567 506 74 147 28 0 20 235 80 48 52 6 9 .291 .352 .464 .174 6 4
1985 SFN MLB NL 505 440 41 97 16 1 19 172 56 57 62 1 4 .220 .311 .391 .170 2 4
1986 SFN MLB NL 557 472 60 116 26 0 16 190 62 74 97 10 6 .246 .350 .403 .157 3 5
1987 SFN MLB NL 434 375 55 100 19 1 18 175 51 47 85 10 7 .267 .348 .467 .200 6 3
1988 SFN MLB NL 232 206 13 39 7 0 5 61 22 20 40 1 2 .189 .265 .296 .107 2 2
1989 PHX AAA PCL 108 98 11 25 3 0 2 34 11 8 12 3 0 .255 .311 .347 .092 0 0
1989 TOR MLB AL 99 88 9 15 3 1 1 23 6 10 17 1 0 .170 .255 .261 .091 0 1
1989 SFN MLB NL 24 22 2 4 2 0 0 6 3 1 7 0 0 .182 .208 .273 .091 1 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
1982-04-06 1982-05-07 15-DL 31 26 - Not Disclosed - -

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Being an MLB.TV guy, who is your Top 3 broadcast teams? (Vin Scully don't count) Me: 1. Sutton and Grace (AZ) 2. Cohen, Darling, Keith (NYM)3. Breme and Blyleven (Min)
(chiefsalsa from Utah)
1. Kuiper and Krukow (Bias!)
2. I'm with you on Sutton and Grace (mostly for Daron Sutton)
3. Len Kasper and Bob Brenly (big fan of Kasper)

You'll probably notice based on my choices that I weigh the play-by-play man far more heavily than the color guy. (Daniel Rathman)
2010-09-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Big fan of your work and your strongly held opinions. Does your book deal with some of the more contentious issues you deal with in articles and the newsletters or is more of an "ode to baseball?"
(Jen from Queens, NY)
It's a mix. My favorite material is certainly the stuff that explores being a fan, as opposed to the analytical stuff or the commentary. However, there's a lot of business-of-baseball in there, stuff on steroids and Barry Bonds and tactics. I was actually a little surprised that there didn't end up more of the latter, but I didn't do a lot of dedicated tactical material. It tended to be contextual ("Bob Brenly did this; here's why it's dumb.")

I think it's the right mix. I haven't run a table of contents because I'm still not sure what will make the final book, and the ordering of stuff is up in the air. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Cicinnati's surprising signs of life this year evidence that some of the conventional wisdom about Dusty Baker's managerial transgressions may be wrong?
(BillJ from New Mexico)
No... Bad managers have won World Series (whenever I say that, I see smilin' Bob Brenly in my head). If anything, the success of the Reds should serve as a reminder to temper our outrage at smaller managerial errors like batting orders, because the impact of those decisions are survivable. It's when a manager has two choices on his bench, Superman and Clay Bellinger, and he picks Bellinger, that we should get really exercised. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bob Brenly has been named as a possible manager for the Brewers. What do you think of Brenly as a manager?
(Chad M from Madison, WI)
I thought he was very, very lucky to have won a WS. One of the worst jobs of tactical managing I've ever seen. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which broadcasting teams are your favorite to listen to?
(Brian from brooklyn)
Vin Scully. The Mets' trio. Len Kasper and, less so, Bob Brenly. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not that the Cubs need a new GM, (but hey, none of them last forever) but have you found that your style of broadcasting has rubbed off a little on the Chicago print media to the point that if the Cubs ever hired a sabermetrically inclined (a DePodesta type) GM he might be given a little more leeway from them today than he would have five years ago?
(Dave from NYC)
No, my style has no effect on anyone else in the organization or covering the team. I just do what I do because that's what makes me comfortable. I get into philosophical debates with people at the park every day and I enjoy the back and forth. Many agree with things I throw out there and many think I'm crazy. But that's the fun of it. Again, I like to ask the baseball people lots of questions because the answers and theories are much more interesting to me than what I think about it.

Along those lines, the Cubs front office is a joy to be around. Jim Hendry and his team of assistants, including Randy Bush, Oneri Fleita and Chuck Wasserstrom, have put up with my plethora of questions for years and they always take the time to give me thoughtful answers, which I totally appreciate.

My broadcast partner Bob Brenly has taught me more about the game the last 3 1/2 than I can quantify and Ron Santo and Lou and his coaches are always eager to break down the game with me, which I appreciate so much. (Len Kasper)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, here's a chance to say something snarky about the Giants: go.
(Chomsky from Brooklyn)
This morning, I noted in conversation that they'll suck with aplomb, but to be fair, they won't be entirely dull. I don't know where their season ticket sales are, but I'd want to see what Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, and Jonathan Sanchez can do. The pity is that lineup, which will be bad enough to get people jonesing for Bob Brenly comeback. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1981 mlb .000 0.0 415 .000 0.0 10 .017 .000 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3
1982 mlb .000 0.0 1983 .000 0.2 74 -.015 .008 0.7 0.9 0.2
1983 mlb .000 0.0 3038 .002 -1.3 89 -.043 .007 2.4 1.1 2.6
1984 mlb .000 0.0 5080 .001 -1.9 145 -.052 .004 4.9 3.0 1.5
1985 mlb .000 0.0 4301 .001 -1.5 117 .008 .009 -0.6 -2.1 -1.9
1986 mlb .000 0.0 3259 .001 -1.3 92 -.037 .010 2.2 0.9 -3.6
1987 mlb .000 0.0 4130 .001 -1.9 120 -.058 .005 4.5 2.5 2.9
1988 mlb .000 -0.1 2037 .001 -0.5 48 -.008 .005 0.2 -0.9 0.4
1989 mlb -.005 -0.5 467 .002 -0.2 13 .007 .002 -0.1 -0.9 -1.2

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