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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 8189 .281 .364 .439 120 30.2
Birth Date7-5-1950
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age69 years, 4 months, 13 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
1972 SFN 21 20 71 18 1 1 4 7 13 0 0 1 .290 .357 .532 113 1.3 0.7 -1.0 0.3
1973 SFN 22 148 605 162 22 10 12 58 83 1 17 5 .300 .367 .444 116 14.0 2.0 -4.3 2.6
1974 SFN 23 154 638 161 27 6 16 70 69 3 11 9 .287 .368 .442 123 19.8 0.3 -0.4 3.5
1975 SFN 24 116 494 119 22 3 12 65 53 2 13 4 .280 .377 .431 128 18.5 2.1 8.8 4.2
1976 SFN 25 156 671 164 28 4 20 75 94 1 12 5 .279 .359 .443 130 25.0 3.1 -22.7 2.1
1977 ATL 26 148 627 157 25 5 17 67 90 2 22 8 .283 .362 .438 111 10.5 0.7 -4.0 2.1
1978 ATL 27 129 542 135 20 5 18 61 92 2 8 7 .285 .366 .462 123 15.4 -0.8 -1.4 2.4
1979 ATL 28 156 695 192 34 5 27 60 75 0 18 6 .304 .363 .502 128 25.4 1.8 -1.0 4.0
1980 ATL 29 155 619 159 17 3 19 42 93 0 11 3 .278 .325 .419 108 7.2 0.4 -10.2 0.9
1981 PHI 30 101 428 108 21 3 9 59 42 3 15 2 .301 .398 .451 133 13.9 1.0 -6.1 1.9
1982 PHI 31 162 690 173 31 1 19 66 87 2 21 4 .281 .349 .427 116 14.2 0.0 -13.7 1.6
1983 PHI 32 132 526 115 18 2 10 69 81 0 13 9 .258 .352 .374 103 2.0 0.8 -6.8 0.7
1984 CHN 33 147 608 143 21 2 14 103 97 3 17 8 .291 .410 .428 136 26.8 2.7 -24.3 1.9
1985 CHN 34 97 362 70 12 0 13 59 64 2 2 0 .235 .362 .406 116 7.8 0.4 -3.7 1.3
1986 CHN 35 123 432 96 16 1 21 60 59 0 3 2 .259 .361 .478 127 14.2 -0.7 -12.2 1.1
1987 CHN 36 44 46 11 3 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 .262 .326 .333 78 -1.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0
1987 SEA 36 45 135 28 1 0 3 15 22 0 0 1 .235 .319 .319 78 -3.6 -1.1 0.0 -0.3
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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
1972 SFN MLB NL 20 71 .254 .322 .379 .304 101 5.2 1.7 -0.5 113 20 -1.0 0.7 1.3 0.3
1973 SFN MLB NL 148 605 .252 .316 .376 .335 101 21.9 16.0 -3.8 116 11 -4.3 2.0 14.0 2.6
1974 SFN MLB NL 154 638 .255 .321 .365 .303 100 20.2 16.5 -3.9 123 8 -0.4 0.3 19.8 3.5
1975 SFN MLB NL 116 494 .255 .320 .367 .296 102 17.4 13.0 -3.1 128 11 8.8 2.1 18.5 4.2
1976 SFN MLB NL 156 671 .254 .315 .361 .301 101 24.7 16.9 -4 130 10 -22.7 3.1 25.0 2.1
1977 ATL MLB NL 148 627 .260 .322 .390 .312 109 10.1 17.5 -4.1 111 10 -4.0 0.7 10.5 2.1
1978 ATL MLB NL 129 542 .254 .313 .367 .318 110 14.8 14.1 -5.2 123 12 -1.4 -0.8 15.4 2.4
1979 ATL MLB NL 156 695 .263 .323 .387 .310 107 22.7 19.5 -7.2 128 12 -1.0 1.8 25.4 4.0
1980 ATL MLB NL 155 619 .259 .316 .372 .302 102 6.9 16.6 -6 108 13 -10.2 0.4 7.2 0.9
1981 PHI MLB NL 101 428 .254 .315 .363 .315 103 21.2 10.8 -2.6 133 12 -6.1 1.0 13.9 1.9
1982 PHI MLB NL 162 690 .261 .315 .378 .298 100 9 18.6 -4.4 116 11 -13.7 0.0 14.2 1.6
1983 PHI MLB NL 132 526 .258 .320 .384 .290 102 6.9 14.3 -3.3 103 13 -6.8 0.8 2.0 0.7
1984 CHN MLB NL 147 608 .254 .314 .370 .331 103 27.7 16.3 -3.9 136 7 -24.3 2.7 26.8 1.9
1985 CHN MLB NL 97 362 .250 .313 .371 .254 102 3.5 9.9 -2.3 116 11 -3.7 0.4 7.8 1.3
1986 CHN MLB NL 123 432 .253 .316 .376 .257 108 12.4 12.0 -2.7 127 8 -12.2 -0.7 14.2 1.1
1987 CHN MLB NL 44 46 .265 .327 .409 .355 109 -2.3 1.4 0 78 13 -0.1 0.1 -1.2 0.0
1987 SEA MLB AL 45 135 .260 .326 .411 .263 101 -6.1 4.0 -2.4 78 13 0.0 -1.1 -3.6 -0.3

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
1972 SFN MLB NL 71 62 11 18 1 1 4 33 14 7 13 0 1 .290 .357 .532 .242 1 1
1973 SFN MLB NL 605 540 74 162 22 10 12 240 58 58 83 17 5 .300 .367 .444 .144 3 3
1974 SFN MLB NL 638 561 87 161 27 6 16 248 82 70 69 11 9 .287 .368 .442 .155 2 2
1975 SFN MLB NL 494 425 67 119 22 3 12 183 58 65 53 13 4 .280 .377 .431 .151 2 0
1976 SFN MLB NL 671 587 79 164 28 4 20 260 84 75 94 12 5 .279 .359 .443 .164 6 2
1977 ATL MLB NL 627 555 89 157 25 5 17 243 64 67 90 22 8 .283 .362 .438 .155 1 2
1978 ATL MLB NL 542 474 75 135 20 5 18 219 62 61 92 8 7 .285 .366 .462 .177 4 1
1979 ATL MLB NL 695 631 97 192 34 5 27 317 90 60 75 18 6 .304 .363 .502 .198 3 1
1980 ATL MLB NL 619 571 79 159 17 3 19 239 75 42 93 11 3 .278 .325 .419 .140 5 1
1981 PHI MLB NL 428 359 62 108 21 3 9 162 67 59 42 15 2 .301 .398 .451 .150 6 1
1982 PHI MLB NL 690 616 89 173 31 1 19 263 83 66 87 21 4 .281 .349 .427 .146 6 0
1983 PHI MLB NL 526 446 66 115 18 2 10 167 50 69 81 13 9 .258 .352 .374 .117 7 4
1984 CHN MLB NL 608 491 101 143 21 2 14 210 82 103 97 17 8 .291 .410 .428 .136 10 1
1985 CHN MLB NL 362 298 45 70 12 0 13 121 40 59 64 2 0 .235 .362 .406 .171 3 0
1986 CHN MLB NL 432 370 49 96 16 1 21 177 46 60 59 3 2 .259 .361 .478 .219 2 0
1987 SEA MLB AL 135 119 10 28 1 0 3 38 15 15 22 0 1 .235 .319 .319 .084 1 0
1987 CHN MLB NL 46 42 3 11 3 0 0 14 8 4 11 0 0 .262 .326 .333 .071 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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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Good afternoon Christina ... The A's were celebrated in "Moneyball". BP sang the Red Sox praises in "Mind Game". When will the Angels get their props for organizational savvy? (ignoring the elephant in the room with a strong resemblance to Gary Matthews)
(dianagramr from NYC)
Hi Diana, it's a valid question, and one that I asked last year in an article for the New York Sun, but I expect that the the A's failure to matter of late has really sort of taken the starch out of the invented "debate" between scouting and performance analysis, and without that kind of controversy, most publishers won't take notice of things like simple winning. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Christina, love your writing... the queen of transaction analysis! Big question for you: Are the Angels due for a whopping regression next year? I'm mostly worried about their 2007 Diamondbacks-like pythagorean win-loss record. Their outfield in particular looks like it'll be a shambles. They'll be minus Juan Rivera (unless they make a serious effort to re-sign him), Vlad will undoubtedly be taken up on his team option, Garret Anderson will be gone, but Torii Hunter will be a year older (and he's already showing signs of decline), and the team will be carrying that godawful Gary Matthews, Jr. contract (barring a DFA). Plus, the bullpen will almost certainly be without K-Rod, and that leads to questions about the team's ability to shut down the opposition late in games with the implied roster reshuffling. Like the 2008 Snakes, it seems they could very quickly become a .500 (or worse) team in a hurry. Thoughts?
(scareduck from Somewhere west of Angel Stadium)
I think it makes for a very interesting question, because the factors you mention could lead to an expectation that it might take fewer than 90 wins to take next year's division crown, at which point you can put Oakland and Texas into the picture if they play for the near-term. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)I can't help but think that the Padres still have half a dozen better options for their outfield then the guys they have slated now. The Red Sox and Angels have extra outfielders to trade. Kenny Lofton or Corey Patterson seem like reasonable fits when you consider the salary they'll be paying out to Jim Edmonds. When did KT get all Pat Gillick-y?
(Wilson from Cambridge)
I would have liked to see them snag Patterson so that Edmonds could play left field. The man cannot cover the ground in that park. He'd be an upgrade in left for one year, though. Lofton isn't the answer to play next to him...honestly, it might be worth seeing how much of Gary Matthews' Jr.'s contract the Angels are willing to eat.

If the outfield is Hairston/Headley, Edmonds and Giles, I weep for that flyball pitching staff. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourWas Upton's HR today the longest at Boston aside from that Gary Matthews moonshot really early this year? What was that, about 450? (Will Carroll)