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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 7939 .291 .319 .391 0 0.0
Birth Date2-13-1883
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age136 years, 11 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
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
1905 NYA 22 128 501 116 16 6 3 15 62 3 22 .249 .277 .329 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA 23 151 637 193 23 10 0 13 48 3 28 .323 .341 .395 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA 24 125 528 143 23 3 2 19 39 1 32 .287 .315 .357 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 NYA 25 106 430 104 11 3 1 15 34 1 27 .257 .285 .306 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 NYA 26 118 513 134 17 3 4 20 50 4 25 .283 .317 .357 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 NYA 27 130 560 152 20 5 3 16 41 1 40 .290 .312 .365 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 NYA 28 133 571 166 32 7 3 21 40 1 36 .315 .342 .419 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 NYA 29 131 566 143 21 9 4 17 40 2 33 22 .274 .299 .372 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CHA 30 102 414 110 11 10 2 16 41 3 9 .286 .320 .383 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 NYA 30 39 160 31 2 4 0 11 13 0 5 .212 .268 .281 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 BUF 31 75 304 101 19 9 3 6 31 2 10 .347 .365 .505 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CHA 31 58 236 55 10 5 0 23 19 1 9 4 .267 .343 .364 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 BUF 32 145 596 165 31 10 17 20 50 1 23 .291 .316 .471 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN 33 142 571 184 29 12 4 19 48 1 22 11 .339 .363 .459 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CIN 34 152 628 167 28 15 4 15 49 1 21 .277 .296 .394 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CIN 35 74 281 78 12 6 2 13 15 2 5 .301 .339 .417 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NY1 36 110 443 116 17 7 5 17 40 3 16 .284 .318 .397 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career191979392158322124572766603036337.291.319.39100.00.00.00.0

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
1905 NYA MLB AL 128 501 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA MLB AL 151 637 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA MLB AL 125 528 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 NYA MLB AL 106 430 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 NYA MLB AL 118 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 NYA MLB AL 130 560 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 NYA MLB AL 133 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 NYA MLB AL 131 566 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 CHA MLB AL 102 414 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 NYA MLB AL 39 160 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 BUF MLB FL 75 304 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 CHA MLB AL 58 236 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 BUF MLB FL 145 596 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN MLB NL 142 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 CIN MLB NL 152 628 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CIN MLB NL 74 281 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NY1 MLB NL 110 443 .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
1905 NYA MLB AL 501 465 60 116 16 6 3 153 49 15 62 22 .249 .277 .329 .080 18
1906 NYA MLB AL 637 597 84 193 23 10 0 236 76 13 48 28 .323 .341 .395 .072 24
1907 NYA MLB AL 528 498 72 143 23 3 2 178 68 19 39 32 .287 .315 .357 .070 10
1908 NYA MLB AL 430 405 50 104 11 3 1 124 36 15 34 27 .257 .285 .306 .049 9
1909 NYA MLB AL 513 474 60 134 17 3 4 169 63 20 50 25 .283 .317 .357 .074 15
1910 NYA MLB AL 560 524 67 152 20 5 3 191 73 16 41 40 .290 .312 .365 .074 19
1911 NYA MLB AL 571 527 82 166 32 7 3 221 62 21 40 36 .315 .342 .419 .104 22
1912 NYA MLB AL 566 522 61 143 21 9 4 194 58 17 40 33 22 .274 .299 .372 .098 25
1913 NYA MLB AL 160 146 15 31 2 4 0 41 9 11 13 5 .212 .268 .281 .068 3
1913 CHA MLB AL 414 384 49 110 11 10 2 147 39 16 41 9 .286 .320 .383 .096 11
1914 BUF MLB FL 304 291 43 101 19 9 3 147 48 6 31 10 .347 .365 .505 .158 5
1914 CHA MLB AL 236 206 27 55 10 5 0 75 20 23 19 9 4 .267 .343 .364 .097 6
1915 BUF MLB FL 596 567 85 165 31 10 17 267 89 20 50 23 .291 .316 .471 .180 8
1916 CIN MLB NL 571 542 66 184 29 12 4 249 82 19 48 22 11 .339 .363 .459 .120 9
1917 CIN MLB NL 628 602 71 167 28 15 4 237 86 15 49 21 .277 .296 .394 .116 10
1918 CIN MLB NL 281 259 30 78 12 6 2 108 38 13 15 5 .301 .339 .417 .116 7
1919 NY1 MLB NL 443 408 58 116 17 7 5 162 45 17 40 16 .284 .318 .397 .113 15

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

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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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BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zimmerman finally seems to be getting it so who's better over the long run Evan Longoria or Ryan Zimmerman?
(Marcus from Silver Spring)
I think they're very different players,and before we conclude that Zimmerman has taken a step forward, I want to see if he's really going to hold on or if this is another of his hot streaks that has fooled us before. Given Longoria's advantage in age and greater power potential, I think it more likely that he'll pop 40 HRs and take 80 BBs at some point. I still don't know if Zim is going to get there... Putting aside the fact that he was associated with Hal Chase, who has had the highest peak value among the Zimmermans - Heinie or Ryan (Bob Dylan is not a valid answer)? (Steven Goldman)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Hal Chase were to play today would he be as celebrated for his defense at first base? Has the first base position changed a lot from the times of Hal Chase? It feels strange to read so much praise for a first baseman's defensive play. I'm probaly just bitter I couldn't find a publisher for my poem about Derrek Lee. Also, have you read the article about Ernie Lombardi in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract? One of the best articles I have ever read.
(Bonds Fan from Bay Area)
And with that mention of Hal Chase... Yes, the position has changed very dramatically in that the bunt is something that you have to worry about only rarely (in the AL) or a few times a game (in the NL). In Chase's day, the bunt was a possibility on every play, so the mobility of the first baseman was much more important. Keith Hernandez was deservedly celebrated for his defense in his day, as was Don Mattingly, and Doug Mientkiewicz has squeezed a few extra years out of his career out of being a gloveman, and I suppose Tony Muser could always get another job, so there's probably still room for a defensive star at the position... I have read the Lombardi essay, which was carried over from the original version of the book. I would love to know what Lom's line drive rates were. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableIt seems like a non-sequitur, but John McGraw would have taken Dukes. He lived to try to get value out of players who had personality problems. Sometimes this worked out really well (Turkey Mike Donlin) other times no so much (Hal Chase) and the practice helped kill him at 60, but this was of great value to the Giants over the years. I don't know if there is a manager who has the same desire and ability that McGraw had to play with fire that way, but if there is such a man he could have a similar impact... Dukes may be beyond that kind of intervention, even if McGraw were alive today, but there's no way to know until you try. (Steven Goldman)