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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 3339 .256 .298 .397 90 -1.6
Birth Date3-17-1944
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age75 years, 5 months, 0 days
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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
1967 ATL 23 9 27 3 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 .120 .120 .200 71 -0.7 0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1969 SDN 25 129 419 90 11 7 2 24 117 1 4 4 .230 .275 .309 58 -16.5 -1.4 -14.0 -2.2
1970 SDN 26 146 629 186 26 9 29 41 142 2 4 1 .318 .364 .543 133 30.4 -2.1 -11.8 3.7
1971 SDN 27 141 547 118 13 9 17 24 121 2 1 0 .228 .264 .386 88 -3.0 -0.5 -18.1 -0.9
1972 SDN 28 111 403 102 14 0 7 22 76 2 0 2 .269 .313 .361 94 -0.6 -3.5 -2.4 0.0
1973 SDN 29 133 500 119 18 4 16 20 88 1 0 0 .250 .281 .405 80 -8.8 -5.4 -9.6 -1.7
1974 SDN 30 106 289 57 11 0 6 16 51 1 0 0 .213 .259 .322 66 -9.7 -0.3 1.7 -0.3
1975 ATL 31 64 159 34 4 0 6 17 33 0 1 0 .241 .321 .397 101 1.0 -1.3 -0.5 0.3
1976 ATL 32 69 147 39 4 0 4 13 21 0 1 0 .291 .354 .410 106 1.6 0.1 -2.2 0.3
1977 ATL 33 56 93 23 4 0 3 5 19 0 1 0 .271 .301 .424 86 -1.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0
1978 ATL 34 60 124 27 1 0 1 3 20 0 0 0 .229 .244 .263 60 -5.2 -2.0 -1.6 -0.7
1978 PIT 34 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 53 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0
Career1026333979910630911856939137.256.298.39790-12.8-16.5-60.0-1.6

Statistics for All Levels

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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
1967 ATL MLB NL 9 27 .246 .294 .356 .150 106 -3.4 0.6 0 71 15 -1.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1969 SDN MLB NL 129 419 .253 .317 .370 .321 96 -13 10.8 0.9 58 13 -14.0 -1.4 -16.5 -2.2
1970 SDN MLB NL 146 629 .257 .322 .392 .378 96 39.2 17.1 1.5 133 12 -11.8 -2.1 30.4 3.7
1971 SDN MLB NL 141 547 .251 .311 .368 .265 94 -2 13.1 1 88 10 -18.1 -0.5 -3.0 -0.9
1972 SDN MLB NL 111 403 .244 .306 .357 .321 94 -0.7 9.5 -2.9 94 15 -2.4 -3.5 -0.6 0.0
1973 SDN MLB NL 133 500 .252 .313 .371 .275 97 -8.6 13.0 -4.6 80 10 -9.6 -5.4 -8.8 -1.7
1974 SDN MLB NL 106 289 .255 .318 .364 .241 95 -8.5 7.5 -2.2 66 10 1.7 -0.3 -9.7 -0.3
1975 ATL MLB NL 64 159 .251 .314 .360 .272 100 -1.1 4.2 -0.5 101 18 -0.5 -1.3 1.0 0.3
1976 ATL MLB NL 69 147 .252 .311 .352 .321 105 3.2 3.7 -0.7 106 18 -2.2 0.1 1.6 0.3
1977 ATL MLB NL 56 93 .255 .315 .379 .303 110 -0.1 2.6 -0.5 86 10 -0.3 -0.3 -1.2 0.0
1978 ATL MLB NL 60 124 .255 .313 .358 .263 106 -8.1 3.2 -0.9 60 15 -1.6 -2.0 -5.2 -0.7
1978 PIT MLB NL 2 2 .122 .270 .185 .500 107 0.2 0.1 0 53 11 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 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
1967 ATL MLB NL 27 25 1 3 0 1 0 5 1 0 5 1 0 .120 .120 .200 .080 0 2
1969 SDN MLB NL 419 391 20 90 11 7 2 121 28 24 117 4 4 .230 .275 .309 .079 2 1
1970 SDN MLB NL 629 584 92 186 26 9 29 317 93 41 142 4 1 .318 .364 .543 .224 2 0
1971 SDN MLB NL 547 518 57 118 13 9 17 200 61 24 121 1 0 .228 .264 .386 .158 1 2
1972 SDN MLB NL 403 379 30 102 14 0 7 137 44 22 76 0 2 .269 .313 .361 .092 0 0
1973 SDN MLB NL 500 476 51 119 18 4 16 193 57 20 88 0 0 .250 .281 .405 .155 2 1
1974 SDN MLB NL 289 267 19 57 11 0 6 86 33 16 51 0 0 .213 .259 .322 .109 2 3
1975 ATL MLB NL 159 141 17 34 4 0 6 56 15 17 33 1 0 .241 .321 .397 .156 1 0
1976 ATL MLB NL 147 134 15 39 4 0 4 55 25 13 21 1 0 .291 .354 .410 .119 0 0
1977 ATL MLB NL 93 85 6 23 4 0 3 36 21 5 19 1 0 .271 .301 .424 .153 3 0
1978 ATL MLB NL 124 118 5 27 1 0 1 31 9 3 20 0 0 .229 .244 .263 .034 2 1
1978 PIT MLB NL 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .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
1972-05-17 1972-06-02 16 14 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve, thanks for your time, as always. Question about Cito Gaston... I remember reading (before his return to the Blue Jays) some columnists and writers asking aloud why he never got a second job as a 2x World Series winner when so many other lesser managers did get recycled in baseball with a second team. Was he not that good manager? Did that mean teams in need mistakenly overlook him?
(Chris from Binghamton)
Bill James described Gaston as "strategically inert." He wrote out his lineup and then pretty much sat on the bench and enjoyed the best seat in the house. He also clashed with some key young players like (IIRC) John Olerud and Sean Green. I just don't think there was a lot to recommend him despite the two rings. (Steven Goldman)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who plays where when all the Jays are healthy?
(paulbellows from Calgary)
Everybody, because I would hope they'd finally get to sitting Overbay against lefties, and alternating starts between Bautista and Encarnacion and Lewis often enough to keep all of them sharp. Snider should be outside of that kind of mix-and-match once he's back. It's turning into a nice, flexible lineup, but credit Bautista (and Cito Gaston) for having the flexibility to make it work. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK, without looking up the #'s, you'd have to think Cito Gaston's the disney world pick in that draft right? He makes Art Shell or dare I say it Bernie from the hamptons positively lively in comparison.
(Grant from Chicago)
Wow, we are covering a lot of ground here. I don't even know where I'd get those numbers (are they on B-Ref?). In other news, my friend's uncle looks a lot like Bernie. (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've read often about your dislike of Cito Gaston's managerial style. Considering that the Blue Jays' pitching has given them the opportunity to be competitive this year, would you think they might be in trouble next year if Gaston is retained for 2010. Also, if they: (i) don't trade Halladay; (ii) are healthy; and (iii) have their "bust" players return to ML-Average form, could they compete with NYY/Tampa/Boston next year?
(ShatnerFatBastard from New Jersey)
I'm not a big Gaston fan, 'tis true, because he is, as Bill James once wrote, "tactically inert." That said, I don't think he really had the tools on offense this year, and he won't have them next year (Hey, Kevin: What the heck happened to J.P Arencibia's bat this year?) regardless of what happens with Halladay. (Steven Goldman)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Help, I'm a Jays fan. Ryan's contract, eaten. Halladay on the block. Entire starting rotation on DL. What are three good reasons I shouldn't permanently renounce baseball for lacrosse?
(jerjapan from Toronto)
1. Cito Gaston (who should have never been let go). 2. Aaron Hill's amazing comeback (underreported in the U.S.), 3. Adam Lind emerging as an offensive force. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have there been any significant surprises of teams or players that have really turned your head 1/4 through the year?
(Richard from Austin)
I'm sort of pleased by how things are playing out in Toronto, but that's only because I sort of like the idea of Cito Gaston enjoying some success like a latter-day McKeon. The Brewers are exceeding my expectations for them, which I always find interesting. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I tuned into a baseball game on ESPN a couple of weeks ago and instantaneously heard a commentator say "...can't win by just waiting around for three run homeruns..." and so I turned off the television with a sigh of frustration. This week I tried watching another baseball game on ESPN, and I swear within 5 minutes I heard a commentator say "You can't win by waiting around for three-run homeruns." So I turned off the TV again. Steve, why do so many people hate 3-run homeruns? Also, why do they ignore 2-run homeruns or grandslams with this sort of lazy thinking? Why do they only villify 3-run homeruns??? Just for the record, I think 3-run homeruns are pretty awesome.
(B. Dole from New Jersey)
Because the press has never accepted what I said before: John McGraw is dead. The utility of "inside baseball" has been limited since 1920, but the idea of baseball as a chess match rather than a power game has died hard. Actually, we shouldn't generalize. It really depends on the team and the specific game and the situation and a million other factors. Also, who the f really "sits around" waiting for three-run home runs? Not even Cito Gaston, I would think. It's just a useless cliche, a time-filler meant to make the commentator sound smarter than he is. Do what I do, and watch with the sound off. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you consolidated the rosters of the two New York teams, and did the same with the two Chicago teams, which is better? And who manages each squad?
(Shea Bronxton from South Wrigley)
Great, if somewhat wacky question. The Chicago team would have an amazing bullpen. Manuel probably manages the New Yorkers, with Ozzie taking the Chicagoans in an All-Mouth managerial battle.

Speaking of Ozzie's mouth, I forgot to mention that David Laurila will have a Q&A with the Ozzeroo up sometime in the next week. David had a great Q&A with Cito Gaston last week, so I'm really looking forward to what he gets from Guillen. (Derek Jacques)
2008-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)The same Cito Gaston who said Shawn Green would never cut it as a major league ballplayer?
(Rich from Columbus, OH)
You don't have to agree with all of someone's decisions to have a good conversation with them. (Derek Jacques)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Cito Gaston...
(brian from brooklyn)
For those who haven't caught it, the Jays fired John Gibbons--was there a conference call over the weekend or something?--and hired Cito Gaston to manage out the year. To their credit, the Jays did manage to not just hire a coach on staff, which had been the mistake the last two times they did this in the Ricciardi Era. (If you've fired your manager midseason three times in seven season, your processes are wrong.) Gaston inherits an excellent pitching staff, good defense, and terrible offense that won't be adding Adam Dunn anytime soon. (Joe Sheehan)


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