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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 10550 .328 .393 .429 120 56.9
Birth Date10-1-1945
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
Age74 years, 1 months, 14 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
1967 MIN 21 137 561 150 22 7 8 37 91 2 5 9 .292 .341 .409 101 3.4 -4.3 3.1 1.8
1968 MIN 22 127 492 126 27 2 1 26 71 1 12 4 .273 .312 .347 91 -0.8 1.2 -2.7 1.0
1969 MIN 23 123 504 152 30 4 8 37 72 3 19 8 .332 .386 .467 117 15.4 5.7 7.3 4.5
1970 MIN 24 51 204 70 12 3 4 11 28 2 4 6 .366 .407 .524 113 4.8 -4.4 4.4 1.1
1971 MIN 25 147 632 177 16 10 2 45 81 1 6 7 .307 .356 .380 99 4.3 4.7 -7.7 1.9
1972 MIN 26 142 591 170 21 6 0 43 60 2 12 6 .318 .369 .379 102 4.4 -0.3 -2.6 1.8
1973 MIN 27 149 657 203 30 11 6 62 55 2 41 16 .350 .411 .471 127 24.2 4.6 3.0 5.2
1974 MIN 28 153 690 218 30 5 3 74 49 1 38 16 .364 .433 .446 137 31.7 -0.3 3.0 5.6
1975 MIN 29 143 617 192 24 4 14 64 40 1 35 9 .359 .421 .497 143 33.8 6.4 -3.0 5.6
1976 MIN 30 156 687 200 29 12 9 67 52 1 49 22 .331 .395 .463 136 30.1 0.1 15.1 5.8
1977 MIN 31 155 694 239 38 16 14 69 55 3 23 13 .388 .449 .570 154 47.5 1.3 11.9 7.0
1978 MIN 32 152 651 188 26 10 5 78 62 1 27 7 .333 .411 .441 130 23.8 4.3 4.3 4.2
1979 CAL 33 110 493 130 15 3 3 73 46 0 18 8 .318 .419 .391 118 12.2 3.2 -10.1 1.1
1980 CAL 34 144 612 179 34 7 3 59 38 1 23 15 .331 .396 .437 125 19.0 -1.8 -1.4 2.3
1981 CAL 35 93 421 111 17 1 2 45 45 0 16 9 .305 .380 .374 116 6.4 4.1 6.3 2.3
1982 CAL 36 138 612 167 25 5 3 67 49 2 10 17 .319 .396 .403 112 9.4 0.3 19.7 3.8
1983 CAL 37 129 536 160 24 2 2 57 48 1 6 7 .339 .409 .411 117 10.6 -1.5 -8.2 0.7
1984 CAL 38 93 378 97 8 1 3 40 39 0 4 3 .295 .367 .353 99 0.5 0.7 1.8 0.7
1985 CAL 39 127 518 124 17 3 2 64 47 1 5 5 .280 .371 .345 102 2.8 5.1 -7.3 0.6
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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
1967 MIN MLB AL 137 561 .234 .299 .355 .341 103 9.2 13.5 -0.6 101 9 3.1 -4.3 3.4 1.8
1968 MIN MLB AL 127 492 .231 .294 .342 .320 98 0.2 10.8 -0.4 91 8 -2.7 1.2 -0.8 1.0
1969 MIN MLB AL 123 504 .251 .320 .379 .381 100 26.7 12.9 -0.6 117 12 7.3 5.7 15.4 4.5
1970 MIN MLB AL 51 204 .248 .320 .378 .415 101 14.7 5.5 -0.3 113 12 4.4 -4.4 4.8 1.1
1971 MIN MLB AL 147 632 .245 .309 .359 .352 102 8.1 15.6 -0.7 99 9 -7.7 4.7 4.3 1.9
1972 MIN MLB AL 142 591 .241 .304 .345 .356 103 11.9 13.9 -0.6 102 8 -2.6 -0.3 4.4 1.8
1973 MIN MLB AL 149 657 .262 .328 .387 .375 104 33.9 17.4 -0.8 127 8 3.0 4.6 24.2 5.2
1974 MIN MLB AL 153 690 .259 .321 .371 .391 104 39.9 17.9 -0.8 137 9 3.0 -0.3 31.7 5.6
1975 MIN MLB AL 143 617 .261 .327 .380 .363 104 41.5 16.2 -1.8 143 7 -3.0 6.4 33.8 5.6
1976 MIN MLB AL 156 687 .255 .314 .358 .347 103 37.8 17.3 -10.9 136 9 15.1 0.1 30.1 5.8
1977 MIN MLB AL 155 694 .268 .330 .404 .408 102 63.8 19.4 -12.3 154 11 11.9 1.3 47.5 7.0
1978 MIN MLB AL 152 651 .262 .323 .386 .364 100 29.5 16.9 -10.6 130 8 4.3 4.3 23.8 4.2
1979 CAL MLB AL 110 493 .272 .331 .414 .350 97 20.5 13.8 -8.8 118 11 -10.1 3.2 12.2 1.1
1980 CAL MLB AL 144 612 .267 .325 .396 .351 99 24.5 16.5 -10.4 125 8 -1.4 -1.8 19.0 2.3
1981 CAL MLB AL 93 421 .255 .317 .373 .342 98 14.4 10.6 -6.8 116 11 6.3 4.1 6.4 2.3
1982 CAL MLB AL 138 612 .266 .329 .404 .345 100 20.3 16.5 -10.5 112 9 19.7 0.3 9.4 3.8
1983 CAL MLB AL 129 536 .265 .324 .401 .372 101 18.3 14.6 -9 117 10 -8.2 -1.5 10.6 0.7
1984 CAL MLB AL 93 378 .264 .326 .395 .323 95 3.9 10.1 -6.3 99 12 1.8 0.7 0.5 0.7
1985 CAL MLB AL 127 518 .263 .328 .407 .309 96 3.8 14.1 -8.8 102 8 -7.3 5.1 2.8 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
1967 MIN MLB AL 561 514 66 150 22 7 8 210 51 37 91 5 9 .292 .341 .409 .117 1 7
1968 MIN MLB AL 492 461 46 126 27 2 1 160 42 26 71 12 4 .273 .312 .347 .074 2 2
1969 MIN MLB AL 504 458 79 152 30 4 8 214 56 37 72 19 8 .332 .386 .467 .135 0 6
1970 MIN MLB AL 204 191 27 70 12 3 4 100 28 11 28 4 6 .366 .407 .524 .157 0 0
1971 MIN MLB AL 632 577 88 177 16 10 2 219 48 45 81 6 7 .307 .356 .380 .073 3 6
1972 MIN MLB AL 591 535 61 170 21 6 0 203 51 43 60 12 6 .318 .369 .379 .062 2 9
1973 MIN MLB AL 657 580 98 203 30 11 6 273 62 62 55 41 16 .350 .411 .471 .121 6 7
1974 MIN MLB AL 690 599 86 218 30 5 3 267 55 74 49 38 16 .364 .433 .446 .082 3 13
1975 MIN MLB AL 617 535 89 192 24 4 14 266 80 64 40 35 9 .359 .421 .497 .138 10 7
1976 MIN MLB AL 687 605 97 200 29 12 9 280 90 67 52 49 22 .331 .395 .463 .132 6 8
1977 MIN MLB AL 694 616 128 239 38 16 14 351 100 69 55 23 13 .388 .449 .570 .182 5 1
1978 MIN MLB AL 651 564 85 188 26 10 5 249 70 78 62 27 7 .333 .411 .441 .108 6 2
1979 CAL MLB AL 493 409 78 130 15 3 3 160 44 73 46 18 8 .318 .419 .391 .073 3 8
1980 CAL MLB AL 612 540 74 179 34 7 3 236 59 59 38 23 15 .331 .396 .437 .106 3 9
1981 CAL MLB AL 421 364 57 111 17 1 2 136 21 45 45 16 9 .305 .380 .374 .069 2 10
1982 CAL MLB AL 612 523 88 167 25 5 3 211 44 67 49 10 17 .319 .396 .403 .084 4 16
1983 CAL MLB AL 536 472 66 160 24 2 2 194 44 57 48 6 7 .339 .409 .411 .072 3 3
1984 CAL MLB AL 378 329 42 97 8 1 3 116 31 40 39 4 3 .295 .367 .353 .058 4 5
1985 CAL MLB AL 518 443 69 124 17 3 2 153 39 64 47 5 5 .280 .371 .345 .065 1 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
1985-05-20 1985-06-11 22 19 Left Foot Recovery From Fracture - -
1985-05-03 1985-05-10 DTD 7 5 Left Foot Fracture - -
1984-08-08 1984-09-01 24 22 - Neck Nerve Injury - -
1979-06-02 1979-07-21 49 45 Right Thumb Sprain - -
1970-06-23 1970-09-22 91 92 Right Knee Surgery MCL and Meniscus 1970-06-24 -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I loved your article a couple weeks ago about Rod Carew stealing home so many times in 1969. Do you think there was something truly special about Carew that enabled him to do that, or do you think it's mostly circumstances (and defenses) changing that has kept other players from multiple steals of home in a season?
(Roy from MN)
Thanks for the kind words! none of my contributions to the Summer of '69 series would be as good without Rob Mains' help. It's a good question, and I think the answer is a little of both! I doubt Carew was unusually fast compared to the players of today (it's overwhelmingly likely significantly faster players are now in the league) which tells me that Carew was the beneficiary of good strategy. Clearly, he had a great eye for such plays, but Carew's mass of attempts in '69 was also aided by a green light from Billy Martin. Was all that Carew had that other fast players didn't a green light and the derring-do to go for it? Maybe, but it's hard not to see it as a sort of superpower... (Ginny Searle)
2018-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)DRC+ seems like a really good step toward understanding how much success hitters truly had, after accounting for a lot of circumstantial/environmental variables. Despite how impressive it is, what do you think its biggest shortcomings are? What, if any, improvements do you think would be a likely next step forward?
(drewcorb from Owatonna, MN)
Jonathan Judge has an upcoming article that will address this in a much better way than I ever could, but I think there will be some refinements regarding high-average, high-BABIP, singles hitters. Like, say, Rod Carew, Ichiro Suzuki, and Tony Gwynn. Hitters like that - all-time greats, but with unique, extreme skill sets - are always tough to evaluate. We'll have more good stuff about DRC+ later this week. (Aaron Gleeman)


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