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Chet Lemon RFTigers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 7872 .273 .355 .442 115 45.8
Birth Date2-12-1955
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age64 years, 8 months, 8 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
1975 CHA 20 9 38 9 2 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 .257 .297 .314 76 -0.8 0.0 -1.6 -0.2
1976 CHA 21 132 497 111 15 5 4 28 65 7 13 7 .246 .298 .328 82 -7.7 -1.5 2.8 0.8
1977 CHA 22 150 627 151 38 4 19 52 88 11 8 7 .273 .343 .459 112 11.9 4.5 35.4 7.3
1978 CHA 23 105 416 107 24 6 13 39 46 8 5 9 .300 .377 .510 134 17.3 -2.6 11.2 4.0
1979 CHA 24 148 632 177 44 2 17 56 68 13 7 11 .318 .391 .496 130 24.9 -0.3 6.4 5.2
1980 CHA 25 147 604 150 32 6 11 71 56 12 6 6 .292 .388 .442 130 22.2 2.3 -6.6 3.7
1981 CHA 26 94 383 99 23 6 9 33 48 13 5 8 .302 .384 .491 134 13.0 1.0 2.1 3.0
1982 DET 27 125 512 116 20 1 19 56 69 15 1 4 .266 .368 .447 115 10.0 2.4 0.1 2.4
1983 DET 28 145 573 125 21 5 24 54 70 20 0 7 .255 .350 .464 123 15.0 -0.6 19.0 5.3
1984 DET 29 141 573 146 34 6 20 51 83 7 5 5 .287 .357 .495 130 21.2 -0.9 16.4 5.7
1985 DET 30 145 575 137 28 4 18 45 93 10 0 2 .265 .334 .439 105 4.9 -1.7 3.6 2.5
1986 DET 31 126 457 101 21 3 12 39 53 8 2 1 .251 .326 .407 105 3.4 -1.6 4.0 2.0
1987 DET 32 146 553 130 30 3 20 70 82 8 0 0 .277 .376 .481 120 14.0 0.3 -9.1 2.3
1988 DET 33 144 582 135 29 4 17 59 65 7 1 2 .264 .346 .436 111 7.6 0.9 -0.1 2.0
1989 DET 34 127 472 98 19 2 7 46 71 8 1 5 .237 .323 .343 91 -4.0 -2.0 -15.9 -1.6
1990 DET 35 104 378 83 16 4 5 48 61 4 3 2 .258 .359 .379 94 -2.4 -1.9 9.7 1.3
Career1988787218753966121574910241515876.273.355.442115150.5-1.677.445.8

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
1975 CHA MLB AL 9 38 .258 .320 .370 .310 100 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 76 13 -1.6 0.0 -0.8 -0.2
1976 CHA MLB AL 132 497 .254 .315 .362 .277 100 -7.3 12.5 1.1 82 10 2.8 -1.5 -7.7 0.8
1977 CHA MLB AL 150 627 .267 .326 .409 .291 101 17.2 17.5 1.6 112 10 35.4 4.5 11.9 7.3
1978 CHA MLB AL 105 416 .262 .323 .387 .311 101 22.4 10.8 -0.2 134 9 11.2 -2.6 17.3 4.0
1979 CHA MLB AL 148 632 .268 .329 .409 .337 99 33 17.7 1.5 130 12 6.4 -0.3 24.9 5.2
1980 CHA MLB AL 147 604 .270 .327 .400 .309 96 28.6 16.2 1 130 10 -6.6 2.3 22.2 3.7
1981 CHA MLB AL 94 383 .254 .317 .368 .327 98 23.3 9.7 0.9 134 14 2.1 1.0 13.0 3.0
1982 DET MLB AL 125 512 .264 .324 .401 .278 99 17.5 13.8 -3.8 115 11 0.1 2.4 10.0 2.4
1983 DET MLB AL 145 573 .264 .324 .397 .252 100 20.1 15.6 1.3 123 8 19.0 -0.6 15.0 5.3
1984 DET MLB AL 141 573 .267 .327 .403 .307 96 25.8 15.4 1.4 130 10 16.4 -0.9 21.2 5.7
1985 DET MLB AL 145 575 .263 .325 .411 .291 96 14.9 15.7 1.4 105 10 3.6 -1.7 4.9 2.5
1986 DET MLB AL 126 457 .261 .326 .407 .260 99 2.8 12.6 1.1 105 11 4.0 -1.6 3.4 2.0
1987 DET MLB AL 146 553 .267 .334 .428 .295 99 19.7 16.3 1.4 120 9 -9.1 0.3 14.0 2.3
1988 DET MLB AL 144 582 .259 .321 .388 .273 98 14.3 15.2 -5.6 111 10 -0.1 0.9 7.6 2.0
1989 DET MLB AL 127 472 .259 .320 .378 .269 101 -0.7 12.3 -4.8 91 10 -15.9 -2.0 -4.0 -1.6
1990 DET MLB AL 104 378 .261 .327 .393 .302 103 2.9 10.1 -3.7 94 9 9.7 -1.9 -2.4 1.3

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
1975 CHA MLB AL 38 35 2 9 2 0 0 11 1 2 6 1 0 .257 .297 .314 .057 0 1
1976 CHA MLB AL 497 451 46 111 15 5 4 148 38 28 65 13 7 .246 .298 .328 .082 4 7
1977 CHA MLB AL 627 553 99 151 38 4 19 254 67 52 88 8 7 .273 .343 .459 .186 7 4
1978 CHA MLB AL 416 357 51 107 24 6 13 182 55 39 46 5 9 .300 .377 .510 .210 4 8
1979 CHA MLB AL 632 556 79 177 44 2 17 276 86 56 68 7 11 .318 .391 .496 .178 4 3
1980 CHA MLB AL 604 514 76 150 32 6 11 227 51 71 56 6 6 .292 .388 .442 .150 3 4
1981 CHA MLB AL 383 328 50 99 23 6 9 161 50 33 48 5 8 .302 .384 .491 .189 4 5
1982 DET MLB AL 512 436 75 116 20 1 19 195 52 56 69 1 4 .266 .368 .447 .181 1 4
1983 DET MLB AL 573 491 78 125 21 5 24 228 69 54 70 0 7 .255 .350 .464 .210 4 4
1984 DET MLB AL 573 509 77 146 34 6 20 252 76 51 83 5 5 .287 .357 .495 .208 4 2
1985 DET MLB AL 575 517 69 137 28 4 18 227 68 45 93 0 2 .265 .334 .439 .174 3 0
1986 DET MLB AL 457 403 45 101 21 3 12 164 53 39 53 2 1 .251 .326 .407 .156 4 3
1987 DET MLB AL 553 470 75 130 30 3 20 226 75 70 82 0 0 .277 .376 .481 .204 5 0
1988 DET MLB AL 582 512 67 135 29 4 17 223 64 59 65 1 2 .264 .346 .436 .172 3 1
1989 DET MLB AL 472 414 45 98 19 2 7 142 47 46 71 1 5 .237 .323 .343 .106 2 2
1990 DET MLB AL 378 322 39 83 16 4 5 122 32 48 61 3 2 .258 .359 .379 .121 2 2

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

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)When you get your actual vote, will you stick with the extremely strict standard you have now in JAWS (must be above average)? It seems to me that the standard has been set and going to something like the 25th percentile (or something logically calculated to maintain the average rather than increase it) seems most fair to potential honorees and best for the fans of the era. Also: for the inconsistency file -- Josh Hamilton kicking drugs is a wonderful success story and he is christened a role model; Tim Raines kicking drugs is a discredit to the man.
(Alan from Oakland)
As I said before, there are non-WARP related components of a player's case to consider, such as postseason and awards, and even the shape of the slash-score (ahead on peak but not career is an argument I can make, for example), so I am not as strict as some like to believe.

As for the 25th percentile, or any other, I don't see why it makes sense to set an arbitrary line. The median works horribly - you want we should start making cases on behalf of Chet Lemon? - and the mean is a concept that makes intuitive sense. How far below the mean one is willing to go should depend on the strength of the other facets of a player's case.

As for Hamilton versus Raines, I'd wager there's a race-based double standard going on there, aided by the fact that Hamilton is outspoken about the role of faith in his recovery. Maybe Raines needs to lean more heavily on Jesus. Wait, that's a terrible idea... (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of course, the Burrell/Torres/Huff OF does come up with the self-anointed "Wild Kingdom" nickname. (A gazelle and two water buffalo) That's got to count for some points. :)
(Nate from Denver)
It's a fine choice, kudos to you... and it reminds me of those days when guys like Chet Lemon or Gary Pettis had to cover everything from foul pole to foul pole, because of their relatively stationary teammates in both corners. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is your long-term view of Franklin Gutierrez? Will he ever hit? Is his defense so good that it carries him into being an above average CF on the whole?
(MarinerDan from SF, CA)
I'm not a big believer that he'll hit enough against right-handers to be a really good regular, but between his defense and his ability to cream lefties, maybe he's sort of the poor man's Chet Lemon. (Christina Kahrl)


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