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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 7939 .298 .337 .466 115 27.8
Birth Date12-20-1949
Height6' 2"
Weight165 lbs
Age69 years, 7 months, 29 days
BatsL
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
1971 BOS 21 14 49 13 4 1 0 5 4 1 1 0 .310 .388 .452 92 0.0 1.8 -1.1 0.1
1972 BOS 22 12 19 4 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .235 .316 .294 74 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
1973 BOS 23 30 109 24 2 0 3 7 12 0 1 2 .238 .284 .347 96 0.0 0.1 2.1 0.4
1974 BOS 24 121 454 114 24 1 8 32 74 1 2 5 .275 .327 .396 88 -3.8 2.4 0.4 0.4
1975 BOS 25 106 333 95 17 6 14 19 33 3 1 4 .311 .355 .544 123 10.5 -2.6 2.7 1.5
1976 BOS 26 123 483 127 22 6 15 16 62 1 7 1 .282 .304 .457 106 5.4 1.0 5.5 1.8
1977 MIL 27 160 679 193 31 7 20 28 110 0 13 8 .300 .326 .463 106 8.0 2.6 7.2 2.5
1978 MIL 28 107 448 127 23 2 13 32 72 0 3 4 .312 .359 .474 124 13.4 0.6 3.0 2.3
1979 MIL 29 150 660 182 44 1 24 56 77 0 15 3 .308 .364 .508 124 21.3 -1.0 -5.6 2.2
1980 MIL 30 153 678 219 33 4 25 39 42 2 17 6 .352 .387 .539 150 40.7 -4.1 7.1 5.3
1981 MIL 31 106 453 133 35 1 12 28 30 3 5 4 .320 .363 .495 140 17.8 -0.6 4.3 2.9
1982 MIL 32 155 696 205 38 3 32 32 53 0 2 3 .313 .342 .528 139 32.6 -0.4 5.4 4.7
1983 MIL 33 160 710 203 37 3 30 37 63 1 2 1 .307 .341 .508 129 23.9 1.7 -10.6 2.3
1984 MIL 34 148 635 166 28 3 11 27 59 2 8 2 .275 .307 .386 91 -4.6 3.6 0.6 0.6
1985 MIL 35 154 674 185 39 8 16 30 77 2 10 3 .293 .322 .456 102 3.4 -0.5 -2.3 0.8
1986 MIL 36 134 589 140 24 1 12 41 87 1 1 2 .258 .310 .373 93 -4.0 -4.5 6.2 0.4
1987 MIL 37 63 270 62 13 0 6 17 51 0 1 1 .248 .293 .372 78 -7.1 -0.9 0.0 -0.5
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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 BOS MLB AL 14 49 .251 .320 .374 .333 111 2.5 1.2 -0.7 92 18 -1.1 1.8 0.0 0.1
1972 BOS MLB AL 12 19 .226 .298 .334 .333 104 -0.7 0.4 -0.2 74 15 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
1973 BOS MLB AL 30 109 .254 .320 .375 .241 102 -1.1 2.9 -1.8 96 18 2.1 0.1 0.0 0.4
1974 BOS MLB AL 121 454 .258 .322 .366 .317 108 -1.4 11.7 -7.4 88 10 0.4 2.4 -3.8 0.4
1975 BOS MLB AL 106 333 .258 .326 .378 .310 108 17.6 8.8 -5.3 123 11 2.7 -2.6 10.5 1.5
1976 BOS MLB AL 123 483 .255 .319 .361 .295 106 3.9 12.2 -7.7 106 11 5.5 1.0 5.4 1.8
1977 MIL MLB AL 160 679 .266 .323 .407 .333 99 10.8 19.0 -12.1 106 8 7.2 2.6 8.0 2.5
1978 MIL MLB AL 107 448 .259 .320 .384 .350 98 22.3 11.7 -7.4 124 11 3.0 0.6 13.4 2.3
1979 MIL MLB AL 150 660 .270 .334 .411 .318 98 27.7 18.5 -11.8 124 12 -5.6 -1.0 21.3 2.2
1980 MIL MLB AL 153 678 .270 .329 .404 .345 97 54.6 18.2 -11.7 150 10 7.1 -4.1 40.7 5.3
1981 MIL MLB AL 106 453 .257 .319 .376 .319 97 24.4 11.4 -7.3 140 18 4.3 -0.6 17.8 2.9
1982 MIL MLB AL 155 696 .263 .325 .401 .301 98 42.6 18.8 -12 139 11 5.4 -0.4 32.6 4.7
1983 MIL MLB AL 160 710 .265 .325 .402 .300 95 33.6 19.3 -12.4 129 9 -10.6 1.7 23.9 2.3
1984 MIL MLB AL 148 635 .263 .323 .392 .289 93 -1.4 17.0 -10.9 91 9 0.6 3.6 -4.6 0.6
1985 MIL MLB AL 154 674 .260 .323 .400 .308 96 10.3 18.4 -11.8 102 8 -2.3 -0.5 3.4 0.8
1986 MIL MLB AL 134 589 .260 .327 .409 .286 100 -10.2 16.3 -10.4 93 8 6.2 -4.5 -4.0 0.4
1987 MIL MLB AL 63 270 .265 .335 .426 .286 100 -5.9 8.0 -5.1 78 10 0.0 -0.9 -7.1 -0.5

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 BOS MLB AL 49 42 9 13 4 1 0 19 3 5 4 1 0 .310 .388 .452 .143 1 0
1972 BOS MLB AL 19 17 0 4 1 0 0 5 2 2 5 0 0 .235 .316 .294 .059 0 0
1973 BOS MLB AL 109 101 12 24 2 0 3 35 11 7 12 1 2 .238 .284 .347 .109 1 0
1974 BOS MLB AL 454 414 55 114 24 1 8 164 43 32 74 2 5 .275 .327 .396 .121 2 5
1975 BOS MLB AL 333 305 49 95 17 6 14 166 44 19 33 1 4 .311 .355 .544 .233 3 3
1976 BOS MLB AL 483 451 66 127 22 6 15 206 78 16 62 7 1 .282 .304 .457 .175 6 9
1977 MIL MLB AL 679 643 86 193 31 7 20 298 78 28 110 13 8 .300 .326 .463 .163 7 1
1978 MIL MLB AL 448 407 60 127 23 2 13 193 54 32 72 3 4 .312 .359 .474 .162 4 5
1979 MIL MLB AL 660 590 83 182 44 1 24 300 106 56 77 15 3 .308 .364 .508 .200 8 6
1980 MIL MLB AL 678 622 96 219 33 4 25 335 122 39 42 17 6 .352 .387 .539 .186 8 7
1981 MIL MLB AL 453 416 70 133 35 1 12 206 60 28 30 5 4 .320 .363 .495 .175 5 1
1982 MIL MLB AL 696 654 104 205 38 3 32 345 121 32 53 2 3 .313 .342 .528 .214 6 4
1983 MIL MLB AL 710 661 106 203 37 3 30 336 126 37 63 2 1 .307 .341 .508 .201 8 3
1984 MIL MLB AL 635 603 63 166 28 3 11 233 67 27 59 8 2 .275 .307 .386 .111 3 0
1985 MIL MLB AL 674 631 82 185 39 8 16 288 99 30 77 10 3 .293 .322 .456 .163 10 1
1986 MIL MLB AL 589 542 46 140 24 1 12 202 75 41 87 1 2 .258 .310 .373 .114 4 1
1987 MIL MLB AL 270 250 25 62 13 0 6 93 36 17 51 1 1 .248 .293 .372 .124 3 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
1987-03-29 1987-04-13 15-DL 15 6 Right Trunk Strain Side - -
1986-04-07 1986-04-18 15-DL 11 8 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Similar To Tommy John Surgery 1985-12-12 -
1985-12-12 1985-12-12 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Similar To Tommy John Surgery 1985-12-12 -
1978-06-10 1978-07-26 46 43 - Lower Leg Fracture Fibula - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 yr (08-09)+10 cl opt

Details
  • fired 9/21/09 HOU exercised 2010 option 4/18/09
  • named perm mgr 9/28/07, 2 year (08-09)
  • hired as interest mgr 8/27/07, 1 year (07), replacing Phil Garner
  • Garner signed 1 year extension (08) 10/06
  • signed 1 year extension (>$1M) (07) 10/05 (replaces club option)
  • hired perm 11/04, 2 year/$2.5M (05-06)+07 club option, 05:$1.2M, 06:$1.3M
  • hired interest 7/04, replacing Jimy Williams (fired 7/04 - signed c$1M 05 extension 10/03
  • 3 year/c$3M (02-04) hired after 01, replacing Larry Dierker, who resigned 10/01 (had 2 year/$1.5M contract 01-02))

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 Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)So has Cecil Cooper found the silver bullet for Pythagorus? Take a blowout once a week and keep the pen (the part that matters anyway) fresh.
(TheRedSon from Texas)
It's this sort of thing that I think makes for a lot of fun in terms of challenging some of our own preconceptions as analysts, because as I've argued with some of my colleagues, it doesn't matter if you lose 5-8 or 5-18, a loss is a loss, and using a mop-up man to take the hit is probably as smart now (in the era of the seven-man pen) as it was 30 or 50 or 80 years ago. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, What's up with Towles? I expected some struggles, but he's been awful. Also, why haven't the Mariners recalled Clement? It's not like they can get any worse with him in the lineup.
(Swingingbunts from NY)
I'm a little surprised that Towles has struggled this long but Cecil Cooper seems very commited to sticking with him. I don't get the Mariners handling of Clement. They called him up, he struggled a little and they sent him right back down. It's pretty obvious they don't have much faith in him as they are playing Miguel Cairo, for crying out loud, at first base. (John Perrotto)
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)


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