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Monte Irvin LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
8 2893 .293 .383 .475 121 21.2
Birth Date2-25-1919
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age100 years, 11 months, 1 days
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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
1949 NY1 30 36 93 17 3 2 0 17 11 0 0 .224 .366 .316 97 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.2
1950 NY1 31 110 432 112 19 5 15 52 41 5 3 .299 .392 .497 121 17.1 -3.8 3.2 2.2
1951 NY1 32 151 657 174 19 11 24 89 44 9 12 2 .312 .415 .514 139 37.0 5.6 10.9 6.6
1952 NY1 33 46 137 39 2 1 4 10 11 1 0 1 .310 .365 .437 107 1.9 -1.1 0.3 0.4
1953 NY1 34 124 502 146 21 5 21 55 34 3 2 0 .329 .406 .541 139 28.6 -3.5 10.5 4.7
1954 NY1 35 135 512 113 13 3 19 70 23 2 7 4 .262 .363 .438 112 10.1 0.9 9.4 3.2
1955 NY1 36 51 173 38 7 1 1 17 15 3 3 0 .253 .337 .333 90 -1.3 0.2 6.3 0.9
1956 CHN 37 111 387 92 13 3 15 41 41 0 1 0 .271 .346 .460 106 4.5 -0.1 17.5 3.0
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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
1949 NY1 MLB NL 36 93 .263 .332 .383 .000 98 1.1 2.6 -0.7 97 14 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.2
1950 NY1 MLB NL 110 432 .263 .330 .403 .000 91 29.6 11.9 -5.7 121 11 3.2 -3.8 17.1 2.2
1951 NY1 MLB NL 151 657 .259 .327 .389 .000 105 41.8 17.5 -6.3 139 8 10.9 5.6 37.0 6.6
1952 NY1 MLB NL 46 137 .250 .311 .369 .000 95 7.3 3.3 -0.7 107 14 0.3 -1.1 1.9 0.4
1953 NY1 MLB NL 124 502 .268 .332 .415 .000 101 36.1 14.3 -3.8 139 10 10.5 -3.5 28.6 4.7
1954 NY1 MLB NL 135 512 .268 .332 .413 .238 115 2 13.4 -3.1 112 10 9.4 0.9 10.1 3.2
1955 NY1 MLB NL 51 173 .262 .327 .419 .272 100 -3.7 4.6 -1.1 90 18 6.3 0.2 -1.3 0.9
1956 CHN MLB NL 111 387 .258 .319 .409 .268 83 17.8 9.6 -2.2 106 12 17.5 -0.1 4.5 3.0

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
1949 NY1 MLB NL 93 76 7 17 3 2 0 24 7 17 11 0 .224 .366 .316 .092 0
1950 NY1 MLB NL 432 374 61 112 19 5 15 186 66 52 41 3 .299 .392 .497 .198 1
1951 NY1 MLB NL 657 558 94 174 19 11 24 287 121 89 44 12 2 .312 .415 .514 .203 1
1952 NY1 MLB NL 137 126 10 39 2 1 4 55 21 10 11 0 1 .310 .365 .437 .127 0
1953 NY1 MLB NL 502 444 72 146 21 5 21 240 97 55 34 2 0 .329 .406 .541 .212 0
1954 NY1 MLB NL 512 432 62 113 13 3 19 189 64 70 23 7 4 .262 .363 .438 .176 5 3
1955 NY1 MLB NL 173 150 16 38 7 1 1 50 17 17 15 3 0 .253 .337 .333 .080 2 1
1956 CHN MLB NL 387 339 44 92 13 3 15 156 50 41 41 1 0 .271 .346 .460 .189 4 3

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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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)So I have to say I don't quite understand the Raines HOF love around these parts (although I guess better that than more Rice love.) He was a very good player with a couple of great years and he did all the little things yeah yeah, but basically we are talking about seven at best good/great years and a bunch of filler. He was a good basestealer and an onbase threat, but he wasn't a fantastic defender and he didn't have much power despite playing a position where you usually like to see some. That doesn't seem like a HOF shoe in at all, but rather marginal at best. Obv the Hall is filled with many such characters (and a number of well below marginal ones), but is adding one more really something we want to make a big cause celeb over?
(Alex from SF, CA)
Raines had more than a couple of great years. He's one of the top 10 LFs of all time. compares quite favorably to the average HOF LF in terms of his value at his peak and over the course of his career. He was every little bit as valuable as Tony Gwynn both at his peak and over the coursse of his career due to his ability to get on base and to advance himself.

From the JAWS piece I wrote:

"According to JAWS, Raines compares quite favorably to the average Hall of Fame left fielder, breezing past both career and peak benchmarks. By this measure he ranks as the ninth-best left fielder of all time, behind Barry Bonds, Stan Musial, Rickey Henderson, Ted Williams, Pete Rose, Jim O'Rourke, Ed Delahanty, and Carl Yastrzemski--some pretty fair ballplayers. If that sounds crazy, consider that the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract ranked Raines eighth back in 2001, calling him the second-most valuable leadoff hitter in history, behind only Henderson. If you weren't around for it, he was that good. Raines' overall WARP score ranks 81st all-time, 62nd among hitters. His peak score ranks 122nd all-time, 91st among hitters, and his JAWS is 88th all-time, 67th among hitters. If those numbers sound low, consider that the Hall of Fame contains 198 players whose major league careers we can measure via this method (i.e., non Negro-Leaguers or late-career crossovers like Satchel Paige and Monte Irvin), and historical estimates suggest we're witnessing another 30 or so Hall of Famers currently active."

For the rest of the piece please see here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7007 (Jay Jaffe)


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