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Portrait of Clint Hurdle

Clint Hurdle RFRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 1596 .259 .341 .403 .272 3.3
Birth Date7-30-1957
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age60 years, 10 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1977 KCA 19 9 28 26 5 8 0 0 2 14 2 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 .308 .357 .538 .307 2.9 0.1 0.3
1978 KCA 20 133 481 417 48 110 25 5 7 166 56 84 1 6 1 56 1 3 .264 .348 .398 .279 15.1 -6.9 0.9
1979 KCA 21 59 204 171 16 41 10 3 3 66 28 24 1 4 0 30 0 1 .240 .343 .386 .266 4.3 -4.2 0.0
1980 KCA 22 130 438 395 50 116 31 2 10 181 34 61 2 5 2 60 0 0 .294 .349 .458 .285 16.4 3.3 2.1
1981 KCA 23 28 89 76 12 25 3 1 4 42 13 10 0 0 0 15 0 0 .329 .427 .553 .356 8.4 -0.5 0.9
1982 CIN 24 19 37 34 2 7 1 0 0 8 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 .206 .270 .235 .181 -2.7 0.2 -0.3
1983 NYN 25 13 35 33 3 6 2 0 0 8 2 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 .182 .229 .242 .170 -2.3 -1.5 -0.4
1985 NYN 27 43 97 82 7 16 4 0 3 29 13 20 1 0 1 7 0 1 .195 .312 .354 .247 1.6 0.1 0.2
1986 SLN 28 78 184 154 18 30 5 1 3 46 26 38 1 2 1 15 0 0 .195 .311 .299 .232 -2.4 -1.9 -0.5
1987 NYN 29 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .227 0.1 -0.0 0.0
Career51515961391162360811232561176261717519316.259.341.403.27241.4-11.23.3

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1977 KCA MLB 9 28 .307 .268 .343 .442 .289 .353 95 1.4 0.8 -0.3 0.1 1.1 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
1978 KCA MLB 133 481 .279 .263 .326 .388 .266 .310 101 9 12.5 -5.4 -6.9 -1.0 15.1 0.9 15.1 0.9
1979 KCA MLB 59 204 .266 .275 .339 .417 .272 .257 101 1.3 5.7 -1.8 -4.2 -0.9 4.3 0.0 4.3 0.0
1979 OMA AAA 68 272 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 KCA MLB 130 438 .285 .270 .332 .399 .267 .322 99 11.1 11.8 -4.3 3.3 -2.2 16.4 2.1 16.4 2.1
1981 KCA MLB 28 89 .356 .256 .317 .375 .262 .339 96 8 2.2 -0.8 -0.5 -1.0 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
1982 CIN MLB 19 37 .181 .278 .336 .405 .271 .250 101 -2.9 1.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
1982 IND AAA 88 330 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 NYN MLB 13 35 .170 .265 .325 .383 .256 .261 98 -3.2 1.0 0.1 -1.5 -0.1 -2.3 -0.4 -2.3 -0.4
1983 TID AAA 139 589 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TID AAA 128 495 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NYN MLB 43 97 .247 .256 .318 .379 .253 .220 95 -1.2 2.6 0.5 0.1 -0.4 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1986 SLN MLB 78 184 .232 .250 .316 .376 .254 .235 96 -5.3 5.1 -2.1 -1.9 -0.1 -2.4 -0.5 -2.4 -0.5
1987 NYN MLB 3 3 .227 .281 .338 .445 .270 .500 101 -0.1 0.1 0 -0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1987 TID AAA 97 341 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1977 KCA MLB 28 5 8 0 0 2 7 2 7 0 0 .308 .357 .538 .231 .307 2.9 0.1 0.3
1978 KCA MLB 481 48 110 25 5 7 56 56 84 1 3 .264 .348 .398 .134 .279 15.1 -6.9 0.9
1979 OMA AAA 272 30 52 13 0 6 29 49 42 2 4 .236 .380 .377 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 KCA MLB 204 16 41 10 3 3 30 28 24 0 1 .240 .343 .386 .146 .266 4.3 -4.2 0.0
1980 KCA MLB 438 50 116 31 2 10 60 34 61 0 0 .294 .349 .458 .165 .285 16.4 3.3 2.1
1981 KCA MLB 89 12 25 3 1 4 15 13 10 0 0 .329 .427 .553 .224 .356 8.4 -0.5 0.9
1982 IND AAA 330 38 64 18 0 12 58 58 63 3 1 .245 .385 .452 .207 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 CIN MLB 37 2 7 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 1 .206 .270 .235 .029 .181 -2.7 0.2 -0.3
1983 NYN MLB 35 3 6 2 0 0 2 2 10 0 0 .182 .229 .242 .061 .170 -2.3 -1.5 -0.4
1983 TID AAA 589 82 136 33 4 22 105 105 109 0 2 .285 .415 .509 .224 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TID AAA 495 60 100 15 1 21 64 79 107 0 1 .243 .364 .437 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NYN MLB 97 7 16 4 0 3 7 13 20 0 1 .195 .312 .354 .159 .247 1.6 0.1 0.2
1986 SLN MLB 184 18 30 5 1 3 15 26 38 0 0 .195 .311 .299 .104 .232 -2.4 -1.9 -0.5
1987 NYN MLB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .227 0.1 -0.0 0.0
1987 TID AAA 341 38 74 27 0 7 45 47 47 1 0 .257 .363 .424 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

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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

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
formerly Ron Shapiro (negotiated his own mgr k)1 yr (07)+2 yr (08-09) extn

Details
  • fired by COL 5/29/09 signed 2-year extension for 08-09 4/07
  • signed 1-year extension for 07 2/06
  • club exercised 05 & 06 opts 11/03
  • 2 year/$1.1M (03-04)+05-06 club options, 03:$0.525M, 04:$0.575M (03 & 04 incl $0.1M personal srvs contract each year)
  • 05:$0.75M club option, 06:$0.85M club option
  • 1 year/$ M (02)
  • replaced Buddy Bell 4/26/02 (Bell had 3-year contract 00-02)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Gregory Polanco hitting in the lead off spot will impact his power production in the short terms? Or perhaps even his overall power development? It seems that hitting lead off could potentially change his in game approach and subsequently impact his power.
(Frank from Pitt)
I doubt it, and I wouldn't worry. Polanco's power hasn't fully developed yet, so leadoff is where he fits best right now, and the Pirates lack a true leadoff hitter, so it's a good pairing. I doubt Polanco is doing anything different in his approach to at-bats right now, however, so I don't think there's any long-term effects. Far too much is made about where hitters hit in the lineup and the way it affects their approach. Just go up there and do what you do best, which I'm sure is what Clint Hurdle told him, and it seems to be working pretty well so far. (Jeff Moore)
2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why do owners/GM's repeatedly recycle established boneheads like myself, Jim Tracy, Clint Hurdle, Bobby Valentine, et. al., instead of giving the Venturas & Mathenys of the world more opportunities? Thanks, Dan!
(Scrap Iron from On queue for Hurdle's job)
Scrap Iron, that's a good question. Sometimes unheralded or inexperienced people fail to get opportunities because the scope of the GM or owner is not broad enough to make their candidate list. I have found that some really terrific people are there if you are thinking about candidates ALL of the time. There is nothing wrong with a guy who's done it before, because there are different reasons why people get fired in one situation and thrive in another. Robin Ventura was a great hire by the White Sox, and his demeanor during last night's post-game presser was amazing for a first-timer, in fact it was text book. Some people are born to lead, and you have to keep your eyes open for them all the time. It is such a tough job, but there are so many different ways to do it. (Dan Evans)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Hurdle is here, but what can he do, really?
(mhixpgh from Pittsburgh)
Mark time, and bunt more than the average bear. That isn't all bad, in that he ought to be a confident steward as the organization breaks in a few prospects, but the organization necessarily has to be more about what Huntington and Coonelly do with their Junes than how Hurdle spends his time. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Christina ... happy Pennant Race to you! Worst in-game manager: a) Ned Yost b) Clint Hurdle c) other
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hi Diana, happy pennant races to you too. I know Yost and Hurdle get banged on, but I saw Jim Essian, and skip(s), you're no Jim Essian. That said, I'd like to spend some more time looking at boxes from Maury Wills understandably similarly brief and bad tenure running the Mariners. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the answer and appreciate the article today. Have to ask: do you think Clint Hurdle understands that all teams go through winning streaks? And losing streaks? He comes across as if he thinks they're the only team capable of getting hot.
(Rob from Alaska)
I do think the Rockies are also banking a little too much on just completely catching fire again. I don't know if they entirely understand that what they did last year was truly a once-in-a-lifetime thing. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Alot of people think the unhittable Buchholz would get passed over in favor or Corpas for the Rox closer job if Fuentes were to be dealt. How about you?
(Mike from DC)
Because Corpas is signed to the long-term deal, there's a reasonable chance he gets another shot. Buchholz has certainly pitched well enough so far, but part of me still wants the Rox to think of him as a starter. Again, we're trying to read the tea leaves on what Clint Hurdle thinks, not necessarily who has earned the gig. If push comes to shove and I could only roster one, I'd go with Buchholz, just because he's pitching better. (Jeff Erickson)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1985 MLB 0 .000 0.0 533 .001 -0.1 17 .027 .007 -0.3 -0.4 0.1
1986 MLB 0 .000 0.0 139 .000 -0.0 3 .028 .004 -0.1 -0.1 -1.9

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