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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 7353 .273 .352 .499 135 39.3
Birth Date8-8-1936
Height6' 7"
Weight255 lbs
Age83 years, 5 months, 12 days
BatsR
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
1958 LAN 21 8 30 7 1 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 .241 .267 .379 61 -1.2 -0.2 0.4 0.0
1959 LAN 22 9 23 3 0 1 1 2 9 0 0 0 .143 .217 .381 56 -1.0 0.4 0.2 0.0
1960 LAN 23 117 487 120 15 2 23 32 108 3 0 1 .268 .320 .464 97 1.8 -3.2 5.3 1.3
1961 LAN 24 92 292 79 10 2 15 21 50 1 0 1 .296 .347 .517 115 7.6 -1.8 -3.9 0.8
1962 LAN 25 141 538 146 25 6 31 39 108 1 1 0 .296 .346 .560 134 27.7 -0.4 -6.9 3.1
1963 LAN 26 123 459 114 16 1 28 33 116 4 1 2 .273 .330 .518 143 25.8 0.1 -0.9 3.6
1964 LAN 27 134 492 98 13 2 24 51 113 0 1 0 .226 .303 .432 122 14.7 0.5 -16.8 0.7
1965 WS2 28 149 575 149 22 6 21 55 112 2 0 0 .289 .358 .477 117 14.2 -1.0 -9.6 1.6
1966 WS2 29 146 549 137 19 4 18 53 104 1 1 1 .278 .348 .442 113 9.4 0.2 -0.2 2.3
1967 WS2 30 149 585 133 20 2 36 60 155 5 0 1 .256 .338 .511 145 30.8 -0.5 -4.6 4.2
1968 WS2 31 158 663 164 28 3 44 54 141 6 0 0 .274 .338 .552 159 44.3 -1.0 -7.5 5.6
1969 WS2 32 161 702 175 17 2 48 102 96 5 1 0 .296 .402 .574 173 67.2 -1.8 -15.8 6.7
1970 WS2 33 161 706 160 15 1 44 132 125 2 1 2 .283 .416 .546 160 56.7 -3.7 -17.7 5.0
1971 WS2 34 153 633 153 25 2 26 77 121 2 1 0 .279 .367 .474 138 31.9 -2.7 -9.5 3.4
1972 DET 35 14 37 8 1 0 1 4 8 0 0 0 .242 .324 .364 111 0.6 -0.1 0.2 0.1
1972 TEX 35 95 331 70 9 0 9 42 55 1 1 0 .244 .341 .369 112 5.7 -0.3 -8.0 0.1
1973 DET 36 85 251 58 9 1 12 24 28 0 0 1 .256 .327 .463 111 4.5 -1.0 0.0 0.6
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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
1958 LAN MLB NL 8 30 .269 .320 .404 .353 113 -0.8 0.8 -0.3 61 27 0.4 -0.2 -1.2 0.0
1959 LAN MLB NL 9 23 .271 .320 .394 .182 110 -1.4 0.6 -0.2 56 20 0.2 0.4 -1.0 0.0
1960 LAN MLB NL 117 487 .257 .315 .389 .304 90 14.3 13.2 -4.6 97 10 5.3 -3.2 1.8 1.3
1961 LAN MLB NL 92 292 .264 .328 .405 .314 99 12.1 8.3 -2.7 115 14 -3.9 -1.8 7.6 0.8
1962 LAN MLB NL 141 538 .264 .325 .399 .321 98 24.4 15.0 -5.3 134 13 -6.9 -0.4 27.7 3.1
1963 LAN MLB NL 123 459 .243 .301 .364 .312 91 31.1 11.5 -4.1 143 11 -0.9 0.1 25.8 3.6
1964 LAN MLB NL 134 492 .255 .307 .376 .244 91 14 12.6 -4.6 122 15 -16.8 0.5 14.7 0.7
1965 WS2 MLB AL 149 575 .240 .305 .365 .332 101 28.2 14.5 -3.4 117 13 -9.6 -1.0 14.2 1.6
1966 WS2 MLB AL 146 549 .239 .301 .365 .319 100 17.9 13.9 -3.2 113 12 -0.2 0.2 9.4 2.3
1967 WS2 MLB AL 149 585 .234 .298 .349 .295 99 31.3 14.1 -3.4 145 10 -4.6 -0.5 30.8 4.2
1968 WS2 MLB AL 158 663 .226 .290 .334 .287 95 49.7 14.6 -5.4 159 9 -7.5 -1.0 44.3 5.6
1969 WS2 MLB AL 161 702 .244 .318 .370 .282 98 60.6 18.0 -6.6 173 10 -15.8 -1.8 67.2 6.7
1970 WS2 MLB AL 161 706 .251 .319 .380 .288 99 53.5 19.2 -6.9 160 10 -17.7 -3.7 56.7 5.0
1971 WS2 MLB AL 153 633 .247 .314 .363 .312 99 25.1 15.6 -5.9 138 12 -9.5 -2.7 31.9 3.4
1972 DET MLB AL 14 37 .237 .294 .333 .292 99 0.4 0.9 -0.5 111 12 0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.1
1972 TEX MLB AL 95 331 .240 .300 .343 .272 96 6 7.8 -4 112 12 -8.0 -0.3 5.7 0.1
1973 DET MLB AL 85 251 .264 .325 .382 .246 101 2.3 6.6 -4.1 111 13 0.0 -1.0 4.5 0.6

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
1958 LAN MLB NL 30 29 3 7 1 0 1 11 2 1 11 0 0 .241 .267 .379 .138 0 0
1959 LAN MLB NL 23 21 2 3 0 1 1 8 6 2 9 0 0 .143 .217 .381 .238 0 0
1960 LAN MLB NL 487 448 54 120 15 2 23 208 77 32 108 0 1 .268 .320 .464 .196 2 2
1961 LAN MLB NL 292 267 36 79 10 2 15 138 45 21 50 0 1 .296 .347 .517 .221 2 1
1962 LAN MLB NL 538 493 80 146 25 6 31 276 119 39 108 1 0 .296 .346 .560 .264 4 1
1963 LAN MLB NL 459 417 58 114 16 1 28 216 64 33 116 1 2 .273 .330 .518 .245 3 2
1964 LAN MLB NL 492 433 60 98 13 2 24 187 69 51 113 1 0 .226 .303 .432 .206 7 1
1965 WS2 MLB AL 575 516 53 149 22 6 21 246 84 55 112 0 0 .289 .358 .477 .188 2 0
1966 WS2 MLB AL 549 493 52 137 19 4 18 218 71 53 104 1 1 .278 .348 .442 .164 2 0
1967 WS2 MLB AL 585 519 71 133 20 2 36 265 89 60 155 0 1 .256 .338 .511 .254 1 0
1968 WS2 MLB AL 663 598 79 164 28 3 44 330 106 54 141 0 0 .274 .338 .552 .278 5 0
1969 WS2 MLB AL 702 592 111 175 17 2 48 340 111 102 96 1 0 .296 .402 .574 .279 3 0
1970 WS2 MLB AL 706 566 90 160 15 1 44 309 126 132 125 1 2 .283 .416 .546 .263 6 0
1971 WS2 MLB AL 633 549 60 153 25 2 26 260 83 77 121 1 0 .279 .367 .474 .195 5 0
1972 DET MLB AL 37 33 1 8 1 0 1 12 7 4 8 0 0 .242 .324 .364 .121 0 0
1972 TEX MLB AL 331 287 28 70 9 0 9 106 31 42 55 1 0 .244 .341 .369 .125 1 0
1973 DET MLB AL 251 227 26 58 9 1 12 105 29 24 28 0 1 .256 .327 .463 .207 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

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Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi David! The Phils will regret the extension for Howard by the year: a) 2012, b) 2013, c) 2014, d) sometime after that, e) never, cause flags fly forever
(dianagramr from NYC)
I had an email exchange with Will Carroll about Howard yesterday and something I threw out there was a Frank Howard "what if" comp. Ryan Howard is 30, which is the same age Hondo began turning from being a free-swinging slugger into a more disciplined slugger. As a result, his walk totals went up and his OPS skyrocketed for three or four years. He was obviously a very large man -- bigger than his Phillies namesake -- and perhaps Ryan Howard is about to morph from an all-star into a mega-star. Is that more likely than him becoming the next Mo Vaughn? It is really up to him, I suppose. (David Laurila)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)from my era, I think the most unathletic players were Dick Stuart, Frank Howard, and Johnny Blanchard
(BobDD from Boise)
How about Harmon Killebrew? I always think of him as being a slugger whose glove had to be hidden, but I didn't see him so I could be misinformed. (Steven Goldman)


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