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Chris Chambliss PHBraves

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 8305 .279 .334 .415 104 16.7
Birth Date12-26-1948
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age71 years, 1 months, 27 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
1971 CLE 22 111 459 114 20 4 9 40 83 2 2 0 .275 .341 .407 98 2.6 -1.9 0.4 0.6
1972 CLE 23 121 499 136 27 2 6 26 63 0 3 4 .292 .327 .397 104 4.6 -0.1 2.8 1.4
1973 CLE 24 155 636 156 30 2 11 58 76 3 4 8 .273 .342 .390 98 1.9 -1.3 9.4 1.7
1974 CLE 25 17 72 22 4 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 .328 .375 .388 84 -0.9 1.0 -2.4 -0.2
1974 NYA 25 110 427 97 16 3 6 23 43 0 0 0 .243 .282 .343 84 -5.9 -0.6 7.6 0.6
1975 NYA 26 150 602 171 38 4 9 29 50 1 0 1 .304 .336 .434 102 4.5 -1.8 9.9 2.0
1976 NYA 27 156 675 188 32 6 17 27 80 3 1 0 .293 .323 .441 107 8.0 1.1 -1.1 1.6
1977 NYA 28 157 652 172 32 6 17 45 73 2 4 0 .287 .336 .445 99 2.0 3.7 2.8 1.6
1978 NYA 29 162 677 171 26 3 12 41 60 5 2 1 .274 .321 .382 97 -0.2 -2.2 3.9 0.9
1979 NYA 30 149 599 155 27 3 18 34 53 5 3 2 .280 .324 .437 104 4.9 -2.3 -3.7 0.5
1980 ATL 31 158 661 170 37 2 18 49 73 4 7 3 .282 .338 .440 114 12.6 -4.5 7.3 2.3
1981 ATL 32 107 454 110 25 2 8 44 41 1 4 1 .272 .343 .403 111 4.5 -4.6 4.8 1.0
1982 ATL 33 157 597 144 25 2 20 57 57 0 7 3 .270 .337 .436 115 11.2 -3.6 2.2 1.7
1983 ATL 34 131 513 125 24 3 20 63 68 0 2 7 .280 .366 .481 129 16.9 -4.8 -4.6 1.3
1984 ATL 35 135 454 100 14 0 9 58 54 1 1 2 .257 .350 .362 98 0.3 -1.3 -8.3 -0.5
1985 ATL 36 101 189 40 7 0 3 18 22 0 0 0 .235 .307 .329 89 -1.9 -0.5 1.9 0.3
1986 ATL 37 97 138 38 8 0 2 15 24 0 0 2 .311 .384 .426 98 -0.2 0.1 -2.0 0.1
1988 NYA 39 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 84 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
1971 CLE MLB AL 111 459 .251 .314 .371 .325 105 5.7 11.3 -7.2 98 11 0.4 -1.9 2.6 0.6
1972 CLE MLB AL 121 499 .236 .300 .337 .324 98 9.7 11.7 -7.5 104 12 2.8 -0.1 4.6 1.4
1973 CLE MLB AL 155 636 .261 .326 .382 .298 102 2.8 16.8 -10.8 98 11 9.4 -1.3 1.9 1.7
1974 CLE MLB AL 17 72 .259 .324 .372 .355 101 1.5 1.9 -1.2 84 8 -2.4 1.0 -0.9 -0.2
1974 NYA MLB AL 110 427 .258 .319 .376 .258 99 -8.1 11.0 -7 84 8 7.6 -0.6 -5.9 0.6
1975 NYA MLB AL 150 602 .259 .326 .382 .318 98 9.8 15.8 -10.1 102 10 9.9 -1.8 4.5 2.0
1976 NYA MLB AL 156 675 .257 .318 .365 .313 96 14.7 17.0 -10.9 107 8 -1.1 1.1 8.0 1.6
1977 NYA MLB AL 157 652 .269 .331 .407 .301 98 7.8 18.2 -11.6 99 8 2.8 3.7 2.0 1.6
1978 NYA MLB AL 162 677 .263 .324 .388 .285 95 9.9 17.6 -11.3 97 8 3.9 -2.2 -0.2 0.9
1979 NYA MLB AL 149 599 .272 .332 .411 .281 96 12.9 16.8 -10.8 104 9 -3.7 -2.3 4.9 0.5
1980 ATL MLB NL 158 661 .258 .315 .373 .295 102 10.3 17.8 -11.4 114 12 7.3 -4.5 12.6 2.3
1981 ATL MLB NL 107 454 .255 .313 .362 .285 101 5.5 11.5 -7.4 111 14 4.8 -4.6 4.5 1.0
1982 ATL MLB NL 157 597 .256 .314 .371 .268 106 8.4 16.1 -10.2 115 11 2.2 -3.6 11.2 1.7
1983 ATL MLB NL 131 513 .254 .318 .379 .290 105 13.9 13.9 -8.8 129 16 -4.6 -4.8 16.9 1.3
1984 ATL MLB NL 135 454 .252 .314 .362 .274 101 1 12.2 -7.3 98 6 -8.3 -1.3 0.3 -0.5
1985 ATL MLB NL 101 189 .248 .313 .365 .253 99 -4.9 5.2 -2.2 89 17 1.9 -0.5 -1.9 0.3
1986 ATL MLB NL 97 138 .251 .316 .374 .371 106 4.1 3.8 -1.1 98 18 -2.0 0.1 -0.2 0.1
1988 NYA MLB AL 1 1 .279 .351 .416 .000 107 -0.2 0.0 0 84 4 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
1971 CLE MLB AL 459 415 49 114 20 4 9 169 48 40 83 2 0 .275 .341 .407 .133 0 2
1972 CLE MLB AL 499 466 51 136 27 2 6 185 44 26 63 3 4 .292 .327 .397 .105 4 3
1973 CLE MLB AL 636 572 70 156 30 2 11 223 53 58 76 4 8 .273 .342 .390 .117 2 1
1974 CLE MLB AL 72 67 8 22 4 0 0 26 7 5 5 0 1 .328 .375 .388 .060 0 0
1974 NYA MLB AL 427 400 38 97 16 3 6 137 43 23 43 0 0 .243 .282 .343 .100 2 2
1975 NYA MLB AL 602 562 66 171 38 4 9 244 72 29 50 0 1 .304 .336 .434 .130 6 4
1976 NYA MLB AL 675 641 79 188 32 6 17 283 96 27 80 1 0 .293 .323 .441 .148 3 1
1977 NYA MLB AL 652 600 90 172 32 6 17 267 90 45 73 4 0 .287 .336 .445 .158 5 0
1978 NYA MLB AL 677 625 81 171 26 3 12 239 90 41 60 2 1 .274 .321 .382 .109 5 1
1979 NYA MLB AL 599 554 61 155 27 3 18 242 63 34 53 3 2 .280 .324 .437 .157 5 1
1980 ATL MLB NL 661 602 83 170 37 2 18 265 72 49 73 7 3 .282 .338 .440 .158 4 2
1981 ATL MLB NL 454 404 44 110 25 2 8 163 51 44 41 4 1 .272 .343 .403 .131 3 2
1982 ATL MLB NL 597 534 57 144 25 2 20 233 86 57 57 7 3 .270 .337 .436 .167 6 0
1983 ATL MLB NL 513 447 59 125 24 3 20 215 78 63 68 2 7 .280 .366 .481 .201 3 0
1984 ATL MLB NL 454 389 47 100 14 0 9 141 44 58 54 1 2 .257 .350 .362 .105 6 0
1985 ATL MLB NL 189 170 16 40 7 0 3 56 21 18 22 0 0 .235 .307 .329 .094 1 0
1986 ATL MLB NL 138 122 13 38 8 0 2 52 14 15 24 0 2 .311 .384 .426 .115 1 0
1988 NYA MLB AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1983-08-08 1983-08-23 15-DL 15 12 - Abdomen Strain Side - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jay, After reading Jason Park's piece on Smoak, I was curious if you thought any of his struggles (and Montero's) were in part due the hitting coach. I realize Smoak has major issues, but the fact that the Mariners have made no progress in helping to resolve them, coupled with Montero's regression, makes me wonder. Is it too late to send Montero down in order to stop running the clock while he's hitting at a replacement level? Should they get him to learn 1B at AAA?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey Nick, I wonder about the quality of instruction the young hitters are receiving in Seattle - note that Dustin Ackley is struggling as well (.240/.319/.332). I believe that old friend Chris Chambliss is currently the hitting coach, the third one in four or five seasons (http://blog.seattlepi.com/marinersfanblog/2011/07/06/revolving-door-mariner-hitting-coach/). Maybe his approach just isn't working for the kids.

That said, Safeco Field is a very tough place to hit, and I don't know whether there are weather/climate factors that have made it particularly tough this year beyond what we might have expected. Veterans like Ichiro have seen their performances collapse, Chone Figgins has never been the same since he hit town, and the road is littered with failed Mariners prospects. Maybe they need to think about adjusting the fences slightly to make it an easier place to hit.

I do think the Mariners should send Montero down at some point in order to recover what may be a lost year from an arbitration/free agency standpoint. That said, Safeco is a particularly tough environment for righties. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)So do you break out the stopwatch in spring training to get ready for a summer of trot tracking, or do you just wing it opening day? And is any town less enthused by opening day than my hometown? Double the pessimism, half the fun...
(Mike from Chicago)
My first year doing it was on a complete whim on the first or second day of the season. Last year, I guess you could say I practiced by looking at those classic home runs (like Bo Jackson's timeout-hr or Chris Chambliss's fans-overrun-the-field postseason bomb.

As for Chicago, I certainly get what you're saying. But I was at the BP2012 event last night and there seemed to be quite a few Cubs and White Sox fans there who were very eager about the upcoming season. If I were you, I'd focus on those guys and not the doom-and-gloom guys that I'm sure are dominating Chicago's wonderful sports-talk radio. (Larry Granillo)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, will the power that James Loney flashed last year continue to develop? How is his glove compared to the rest of the league?
(jasonbradleymill from Tucson, AZ)
For Loney, developing and retaining power is going to be key, because the "danger" is tht he becomes merely someone who fits into the Cecil Cooper/Chris Chambliss class of "Pretty good first basemen," and still a rung or two below the best at the position. It's not a bad thing if that's "all" he is, but given his youth and talent, it's hard to resist wishing for more. Afield, he's one of the better defenders in the NL, but keep in mind the league has a number of excellent-fielding first basemen (Adrian Gonzalez and Derrek Lee come to mind, and then there's that Pujols person). (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I love Moyler too. (I think thats what Bobby Cox calls him - its his standard nickname for everybody). Speaking of Cox, do you think this is his last year as manager of the Braves and if so, who would be a good candidate to replace him?
(RahulN from GA)
It keeps seeming as if Cox is sticking around for just this season or that, but his health seems reasonably sound, he still seems to be enjoying practicing his craft, and he's still an asset in the dugout. What else is he going to do, golf till he drops? I kind of hope he'll hold on for a while yet, but if he doesn't, I'd very much like to see Chris Chambliss finally catch a break and manage a team he's been associated with in the past. (Christina Kahrl)


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