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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 4061 .293 .349 .454 111 9.3
Birth Date11-29-1950
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age69 years, 2 months, 28 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
1973 HOU 22 6 9 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .000 .222 .000 90 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1
1974 HOU 23 15 15 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 54 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
1975 HOU 24 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 71 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
1976 CAL 25 21 59 13 1 1 0 2 11 0 1 1 .241 .259 .296 65 -2.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
1977 PIT 26 10 19 8 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .444 .421 .722 96 0.0 0.2 -0.4 0.0
1979 PIT 28 55 62 15 1 1 2 8 13 0 0 1 .278 .371 .444 105 0.6 0.5 -0.5 0.2
1980 PIT 29 132 445 133 27 3 21 43 65 0 5 9 .338 .396 .583 149 25.9 -2.0 -9.2 2.5
1981 PIT 30 95 369 97 18 5 7 24 45 0 4 7 .286 .328 .431 107 2.2 -2.0 2.9 1.1
1982 PIT 31 142 526 131 27 2 15 40 85 6 1 1 .276 .337 .436 100 1.1 0.4 -7.8 0.5
1983 PIT 32 115 408 117 17 2 10 22 64 3 4 2 .307 .349 .441 107 3.5 1.9 -10.1 0.4
1984 BOS 33 156 666 188 31 5 27 58 134 4 1 1 .313 .376 .516 125 21.3 -1.2 -1.7 2.7
1985 BOS 34 155 631 149 29 4 16 53 129 3 0 1 .262 .325 .412 95 -2.0 -1.0 -0.8 0.3
1986 NYA 35 146 546 148 26 2 14 49 87 0 3 2 .302 .362 .449 117 11.6 -3.2 -0.4 1.5
1987 NYA 36 65 184 47 6 0 4 14 32 1 1 0 .281 .337 .389 86 -3.0 -1.6 -1.0 -0.3
1987 PHI 36 33 117 31 4 0 1 6 20 0 0 1 .282 .316 .345 86 -1.9 -0.7 5.5 0.5
Career11514061107818925118321696172026.293.349.45411156.3-8.7-23.19.3

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
1973 HOU MLB NL 6 9 .262 .317 .398 .000 91 -1.3 0.2 -0.1 90 14 0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1
1974 HOU MLB NL 15 15 .248 .306 .360 .100 93 -3.5 0.4 0 54 9 0.0 0.0 -0.7 0.0
1975 HOU MLB NL 5 5 .236 .285 .357 .000 96 -1.2 0.1 0 71 7 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1976 CAL MLB AL 21 59 .244 .307 .347 .289 94 -2.8 1.5 -0.9 65 11 0.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
1977 PIT MLB NL 10 19 .261 .318 .391 .412 106 2.3 0.5 -0.1 96 9 -0.4 0.2 0.0 0.0
1978 COH AAA INT 126 527 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 PIT MLB NL 55 62 .255 .320 .374 .333 103 2.4 1.7 -0.1 105 21 -0.5 0.5 0.6 0.2
1980 PIT MLB NL 132 445 .258 .314 .371 .354 104 34.2 12.0 -3.2 149 11 -9.2 -2.0 25.9 2.5
1981 PIT MLB NL 95 369 .257 .316 .367 .307 103 5.3 9.3 -2.4 107 13 2.9 -2.0 2.2 1.1
1982 PIT MLB NL 142 526 .258 .316 .374 .306 106 3.9 14.2 -3.3 100 7 -7.8 0.4 1.1 0.5
1983 PIT MLB NL 115 408 .259 .318 .379 .347 102 8.3 11.1 -2.5 107 8 -10.1 1.9 3.5 0.4
1984 BOS MLB AL 156 666 .262 .323 .397 .364 103 28.3 17.8 -11.4 125 7 -1.7 -1.2 21.3 2.7
1985 BOS MLB AL 155 631 .261 .326 .403 .309 102 3.3 17.2 -10.1 95 10 -0.8 -1.0 -2.0 0.3
1986 NYA MLB AL 146 546 .264 .331 .411 .340 102 17.4 15.1 -9.2 117 11 -0.4 -3.2 11.6 1.5
1987 NYA MLB AL 65 184 .265 .332 .428 .323 100 0.6 5.4 -2.5 86 12 -1.0 -1.6 -3.0 -0.3
1987 PHI MLB NL 33 117 .262 .325 .411 .333 103 -3.2 3.4 -0.8 86 12 5.5 -0.7 -1.9 0.5
1988 OKL AAA AA 2 9 .000 .000 .000 1.000 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
1973 HOU MLB NL 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .000 0 0
1974 HOU MLB NL 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .000 0 0
1975 HOU MLB NL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1976 CAL MLB AL 59 54 6 13 1 1 0 16 4 2 11 1 1 .241 .259 .296 .056 2 1
1977 PIT MLB NL 19 18 3 8 2 0 1 13 5 0 1 0 0 .444 .421 .722 .278 1 0
1978 COH AAA INT 527 448 84 148 26 3 18 234 84 75 86 7 4 .330 .427 .522 .192 0 0
1979 PIT MLB NL 62 54 8 15 1 1 2 24 11 8 13 0 1 .278 .371 .444 .167 0 0
1980 PIT MLB NL 445 393 66 133 27 3 21 229 74 43 65 5 9 .338 .396 .583 .244 9 0
1981 PIT MLB NL 369 339 43 97 18 5 7 146 42 24 45 4 7 .286 .328 .431 .145 6 0
1982 PIT MLB NL 526 475 52 131 27 2 15 207 58 40 85 1 1 .276 .337 .436 .160 4 1
1983 PIT MLB NL 408 381 44 117 17 2 10 168 54 22 64 4 2 .307 .349 .441 .134 1 1
1984 BOS MLB AL 666 601 87 188 31 5 27 310 91 58 134 1 1 .313 .376 .516 .203 2 1
1985 BOS MLB AL 631 568 71 149 29 4 16 234 74 53 129 0 1 .262 .325 .412 .150 7 0
1986 NYA MLB AL 546 490 64 148 26 2 14 220 78 49 87 3 2 .302 .362 .449 .147 5 2
1987 PHI MLB NL 117 110 7 31 4 0 1 38 10 6 20 0 1 .282 .316 .345 .064 1 0
1987 NYA MLB AL 184 167 13 47 6 0 4 65 21 14 32 1 0 .281 .337 .389 .108 2 0
1988 OKL AAA AA 9 7 0 5 2 0 0 7 0 2 2 0 0 .714 .778 1.000 .286 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
1987-05-06 1987-05-23 15-DL 17 14 Right Knee Contusion - -
1983-08-10 1983-09-03 24 22 Left Thumb Sprain - -

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Strangest move of the Cardinal off-season: Theriot, Ryan, Berkman, Laird, none of the above, all of the above?
(Jake from St. Louis)
Sticking with the Birds theme, I'll go with Berkman. Initially, I compared the signing to the Phillies' '87 wishcast that Mike Easler would be able to play left; he could not. Watching him waddle around and hurt himself playing first, it's not a matter of Berkman being heavy or out of shape, but the fact that he's old and less nimble than he was seven years ago. You can say that of most of us, of course, but it's sort of like John Kruk's career--yes, he originally played some center field for the Padres. No, that would not have made playing him in left every day seven years later a good idea. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Historically, do good players on bad teams tend to get overvalued by the home fans, since they are the best player on the team, or undervalued, since the team as a whole is still middling and not competitive?
(HuffWade from Chicago)
Bill James made the argument for undervalued, prompted, IIRC, on the Yankees dumping Mike Easler after the 1986 season (which turned out to be much ado about nothing). I think he was right -- just look at the Reds and Adam Dunn and their focus on everything he couldn't do while missing the things he did better than most players. Look at Dick Allen and the Phillies. Ralph Kiner and the Pirates. Maybe the right answer is that they become undervalued by their organizations in the "We could have finished last without you" sense. You never can tell who the fans will fall in love with -- as I've remarked here many times, my friends used to drive me almost to the point of violence with their affection for "fan favorite" Alvaro Espinoza. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneThis just in: the Yankees will acquire Utley from the Phillies at the winter meetings in exchange for Mike Easler and Marco Vechionacchi. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneNoel (Chicago): "BTW, no one has mentioned Bonds yet with respect to players that had the shift applied to them."

Or Darrell Evans either. I've seen it a bit against Jim Thome. I wonder if they shifted against guys like Ben Oglivie or Mike Easler, because frankly I don't recall if they did or did not. (Christina Kahrl)