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Orlando Cepeda DHGiants

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 8695 .297 .350 .499 132 52.1
Birth Date9-17-1937
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age82 years, 1 months, 2 days
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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
1958 SFN 20 148 644 188 38 4 25 29 84 3 15 11 .312 .342 .512 119 18.1 -2.7 6.1 3.0
1959 SFN 21 151 647 192 35 4 27 33 100 5 23 9 .317 .355 .522 131 31.3 2.9 -5.1 4.0
1960 SFN 22 151 615 169 36 3 24 34 91 8 15 6 .297 .343 .497 133 29.1 0.2 -3.0 3.8
1961 SFN 23 152 636 182 28 4 46 39 91 9 12 8 .311 .362 .609 150 45.0 0.7 1.3 5.8
1962 SFN 24 162 676 191 26 1 35 37 97 6 10 4 .306 .347 .518 130 31.6 4.6 -3.6 4.1
1963 SFN 25 156 629 183 33 4 34 37 70 10 8 3 .316 .366 .563 161 47.8 0.9 -3.2 5.8
1964 SFN 26 142 587 161 27 2 31 43 83 8 9 4 .304 .361 .539 150 35.9 -3.1 -6.4 3.5
1965 SFN 27 33 40 6 1 0 1 3 9 0 0 0 .176 .225 .294 80 -0.7 -0.3 0.3 0.0
1966 SFN 28 19 54 14 2 0 3 4 11 1 0 1 .286 .352 .510 129 1.9 -0.8 -0.6 0.2
1966 SLN 28 123 509 137 24 0 17 34 68 13 9 8 .303 .362 .469 130 18.3 -3.2 -5.7 1.6
1967 SLN 29 151 644 183 37 0 25 62 75 12 11 2 .325 .399 .524 159 43.4 0.3 10.6 7.0
1968 SLN 30 157 656 149 26 2 16 43 96 9 8 6 .248 .306 .378 115 15.1 -0.7 10.0 3.7
1969 ATL 31 154 636 147 28 2 22 55 76 5 12 5 .257 .325 .428 110 13.9 -3.2 12.6 3.2
1970 ATL 32 148 627 173 33 0 34 47 75 9 6 5 .305 .365 .543 135 31.9 -4.2 -1.9 3.4
1971 ATL 33 71 276 69 10 1 14 22 29 0 3 6 .276 .330 .492 119 7.9 -0.8 1.2 1.2
1972 ATL 34 28 91 25 3 0 4 7 17 0 0 0 .298 .352 .476 107 1.2 -1.8 0.2 0.0
1972 OAK 34 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1973 BOS 35 142 608 159 25 0 20 50 81 3 0 2 .289 .350 .444 121 17.7 -5.5 0.0 1.9
1974 KCA 36 33 117 23 5 0 1 9 16 1 1 0 .215 .282 .290 82 -1.8 -1.2 0.0 -0.2
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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
1958 SFN MLB NL 148 644 .265 .326 .410 .324 110 17.8 17.3 -11.1 119 10 6.1 -2.7 18.1 3.0
1959 SFN MLB NL 151 647 .258 .318 .396 .342 100 34.7 17.8 -9.1 131 10 -5.1 2.9 31.3 4.0
1960 SFN MLB NL 151 615 .259 .318 .398 .317 85 42.1 16.6 -6.8 133 12 -3.0 0.2 29.1 3.8
1961 SFN MLB NL 152 636 .264 .325 .407 .302 96 46.8 18.0 -8.1 150 13 1.3 0.7 45.0 5.8
1962 SFN MLB NL 162 676 .261 .324 .395 .312 98 31.6 18.8 -12 130 7 -3.6 4.6 31.6 4.1
1963 SFN MLB NL 156 629 .245 .302 .365 .312 98 46.7 15.8 -9.9 161 10 -3.2 0.9 47.8 5.8
1964 SFN MLB NL 142 587 .257 .309 .379 .308 98 41.9 15.0 -9.6 150 13 -6.4 -3.1 35.9 3.5
1965 SFN MLB NL 33 40 .248 .301 .377 .185 99 -1.3 1.0 -0.2 80 20 0.3 -0.3 -0.7 0.0
1966 SFN MLB NL 19 54 .248 .309 .371 .314 98 2.6 1.4 -0.5 129 11 -0.6 -0.8 1.9 0.2
1966 SLN MLB NL 123 509 .255 .307 .380 .319 99 24.3 12.9 -8.3 130 11 -5.7 -3.2 18.3 1.6
1967 SLN MLB NL 151 644 .251 .309 .366 .336 98 50 15.5 -9.9 159 10 10.6 0.3 43.4 7.0
1968 SLN MLB NL 157 656 .243 .297 .341 .270 87 11.2 14.4 -9.2 115 9 10.0 -0.7 15.1 3.7
1969 ATL MLB NL 154 636 .250 .315 .369 .262 102 10.4 16.3 -10.4 110 11 12.6 -3.2 13.9 3.2
1970 ATL MLB NL 148 627 .257 .326 .389 .301 100 37.8 17.0 -10.9 135 10 -1.9 -4.2 31.9 3.4
1971 ATL MLB NL 71 276 .254 .314 .365 .261 103 7.6 6.7 -4.2 119 14 1.2 -0.8 7.9 1.2
1972 ATL MLB NL 28 91 .241 .301 .354 .333 103 3.5 2.1 -1.3 107 18 0.2 -1.8 1.2 0.0
1972 OAK MLB AL 3 3 .225 .286 .327 .000 84 -0.6 0.1 0 110 19 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1973 BOS MLB AL 142 608 .260 .325 .383 .308 105 12.9 16.1 -10.3 121 10 0.0 -5.5 17.7 1.9
1974 KCA MLB AL 33 117 .260 .319 .376 .244 102 -6.1 3.0 -1.8 82 13 0.0 -1.2 -1.8 -0.2

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
1958 SFN MLB NL 644 603 88 188 38 4 25 309 96 29 84 15 11 .312 .342 .512 .201 9 0
1959 SFN MLB NL 647 605 92 192 35 4 27 316 105 33 100 23 9 .317 .355 .522 .205 4 0
1960 SFN MLB NL 615 569 81 169 36 3 24 283 96 34 91 15 6 .297 .343 .497 .200 4 0
1961 SFN MLB NL 636 585 105 182 28 4 46 356 142 39 91 12 8 .311 .362 .609 .297 3 0
1962 SFN MLB NL 676 625 105 191 26 1 35 324 114 37 97 10 4 .306 .347 .518 .213 7 1
1963 SFN MLB NL 629 579 100 183 33 4 34 326 97 37 70 8 3 .316 .366 .563 .247 3 0
1964 SFN MLB NL 587 529 75 161 27 2 31 285 97 43 83 9 4 .304 .361 .539 .234 7 0
1965 SFN MLB NL 40 34 1 6 1 0 1 10 5 3 9 0 0 .176 .225 .294 .118 3 0
1966 SFN MLB NL 54 49 5 14 2 0 3 25 15 4 11 0 1 .286 .352 .510 .224 0 0
1966 SLN MLB NL 509 452 65 137 24 0 17 212 58 34 68 9 8 .303 .362 .469 .166 9 1
1967 SLN MLB NL 644 563 91 183 37 0 25 295 111 62 75 11 2 .325 .399 .524 .199 7 0
1968 SLN MLB NL 656 600 71 149 26 2 16 227 73 43 96 8 6 .248 .306 .378 .130 4 0
1969 ATL MLB NL 636 573 74 147 28 2 22 245 88 55 76 12 5 .257 .325 .428 .171 3 0
1970 ATL MLB NL 627 567 87 173 33 0 34 308 111 47 75 6 5 .305 .365 .543 .238 4 0
1971 ATL MLB NL 276 250 31 69 10 1 14 123 44 22 29 3 6 .276 .330 .492 .216 4 0
1972 OAK MLB AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1972 ATL MLB NL 91 84 6 25 3 0 4 40 9 7 17 0 0 .298 .352 .476 .179 0 0
1973 BOS MLB AL 608 550 51 159 25 0 20 244 86 50 81 0 2 .289 .350 .444 .155 3 2
1974 KCA MLB AL 117 107 3 23 5 0 1 31 18 9 16 1 0 .215 .282 .290 .075 0 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
1972-07-08 1972-10-01 85 79 Left Knee Surgery 1972-07-11 -
1971-06-28 1971-07-18 15-DL 20 16 Left Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 1971-07-11 -
1965-05-04 1965-08-18 60-DL 106 96 Right Knee Cartilage Injury - -
1964-12-07 1964-12-07 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 1964-12-07 -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please release David Ortiz? Please release David Ortiz? Please release David Ortiz? How many chances does he get? Either take whatever it was that you used to take, and start producing or get off the pot.
(justin kolpak from CT)
I understand the sentiment and more than just a few Red Sox fans share it with you. Ortiz obviously had a similar slow start last year, and rebounded reasonably well, but there seem to be more red flags this time around. From what I've seen, he is swinging through, and fouling off, an awful lot of pitches that he used to absolutely punish. Not just a few, most of them, so the bat speed appears to be waning, waning, waning. Of course, you're then left with: Who takes his place in the lineup? Mike Lowell might be a better DH option and not just against lefties, but he isn't exactly in his prime either, and due to age and injury he runs like he has a piano on his back. Orlando Cepeda did a solid, piano-legs-with-a-decent-bat job as the club's first-ever DH back in the day, and maybe that's Lowell, without the good nickname? (David Laurila)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone ever come as close as Rice without eventually getting in?
(WCherniak from Woodbine, Md.)
Yes, if you mean getting in on the BBWAA ballot as opposed to the VC one. Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his final year, Jim Bunning 74.2, Orlando Cepeda 73.5 and Red Ruffing 72.6. All were eventually selected, Ruffing via a runoff (which happened when the writers came up empty the first time around) and the rest via the VC. (Jay Jaffe)


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