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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 8379 .260 .299 .367 90 35.0
Birth Date9-5-1936
Height5' 11"
Weight183 lbs
Age83 years, 1 months, 15 days
BatsR
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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
1956 PIT 19 81 277 62 8 1 3 18 24 0 0 0 .243 .293 .318 70 -7.1 1.1 5.4 0.6
1957 PIT 20 148 568 149 27 7 8 27 49 1 3 3 .283 .318 .407 91 -2.2 -2.0 6.1 1.6
1958 PIT 21 152 607 156 24 6 19 25 71 3 1 1 .275 .308 .439 98 1.9 3.2 30.1 5.4
1959 PIT 22 135 537 119 15 6 7 29 54 1 1 3 .241 .283 .339 74 -11.6 -2.6 -1.7 -0.2
1960 PIT 23 151 591 147 21 5 11 40 50 1 4 0 .273 .320 .392 96 2.0 2.6 -11.0 0.9
1961 PIT 24 152 595 148 21 2 13 26 55 3 2 1 .265 .298 .380 86 -5.7 6.8 15.4 3.3
1962 PIT 25 159 617 155 24 9 14 37 47 2 0 3 .271 .315 .418 99 4.5 0.6 4.6 2.7
1963 PIT 26 142 576 131 22 3 8 32 46 0 2 0 .245 .286 .343 92 -0.7 -0.9 27.0 4.4
1964 PIT 27 162 644 161 22 8 10 29 52 0 1 1 .268 .300 .381 96 0.1 -1.8 20.8 3.8
1965 PIT 28 130 527 134 17 1 6 18 34 2 2 1 .271 .294 .346 93 -1.1 2.7 21.4 3.9
1966 PIT 29 162 660 163 22 7 16 31 62 1 4 3 .262 .296 .398 97 -0.3 -2.5 8.4 2.3
1967 PIT 30 163 679 167 25 3 9 30 55 0 1 2 .261 .292 .352 89 -4.4 -1.8 16.3 2.9
1968 PIT 31 143 556 127 18 2 3 38 38 2 3 4 .251 .304 .312 91 -1.0 -3.2 7.4 1.7
1969 PIT 32 67 256 52 7 1 3 22 16 2 1 1 .229 .298 .308 90 -0.4 -1.9 0.1 0.4
1970 PIT 33 112 404 84 14 0 7 27 40 2 2 0 .229 .283 .324 77 -8.0 -0.1 12.8 1.6
1971 PIT 34 70 213 49 3 1 1 15 8 0 0 0 .254 .303 .295 80 -2.9 -0.7 -2.7 -0.1
1972 PIT 35 34 72 12 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .188 .217 .250 76 -1.4 -1.8 -1.1 -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
1956 PIT MLB NL 81 277 .251 .313 .393 .259 81 -5.7 6.2 -0.3 70 18 5.4 1.1 -7.1 0.6
1957 PIT MLB NL 148 568 .258 .318 .395 .299 101 0.1 14.1 -0.6 91 10 6.1 -2.0 -2.2 1.6
1958 PIT MLB NL 152 607 .262 .326 .410 .285 110 -1.9 16.1 -0.7 98 9 30.1 3.2 1.9 5.4
1959 PIT MLB NL 135 537 .262 .323 .401 .257 103 -14.2 14.5 -0.7 74 10 -1.7 -2.6 -11.6 -0.2
1960 PIT MLB NL 151 591 .257 .319 .393 .280 89 7.6 16.0 -0.7 96 10 -11.0 2.6 2.0 0.9
1961 PIT MLB NL 152 595 .261 .325 .407 .272 99 -8.1 16.9 -0.8 86 11 15.4 6.8 -5.7 3.3
1962 PIT MLB NL 159 617 .264 .327 .400 .274 98 -1.8 17.1 -0.8 99 10 4.6 0.6 4.5 2.7
1963 PIT MLB NL 142 576 .243 .299 .360 .255 97 -5.7 14.2 -0.7 92 9 27.0 -0.9 -0.7 4.4
1964 PIT MLB NL 162 644 .257 .310 .381 .278 100 -1 16.2 -0.7 96 8 20.8 -1.8 0.1 3.8
1965 PIT MLB NL 130 527 .250 .309 .376 .276 99 -4.2 12.2 -0.6 93 12 21.4 2.7 -1.1 3.9
1966 PIT MLB NL 162 660 .258 .309 .383 .268 101 -0.1 15.8 -0.7 97 9 8.4 -2.5 -0.3 2.3
1967 PIT MLB NL 163 679 .247 .302 .357 .272 100 -6.4 15.1 -0.7 89 10 16.3 -1.8 -4.4 2.9
1968 PIT MLB NL 143 556 .245 .298 .345 .264 92 -8.3 11.2 -0.5 91 11 7.4 -3.2 -1.0 1.7
1969 PIT MLB NL 67 256 .252 .314 .370 .231 99 -4.5 6.6 -0.3 90 13 0.1 -1.9 -0.4 0.4
1970 PIT MLB NL 112 404 .257 .320 .393 .238 98 -12.7 11.0 -0.5 77 10 12.8 -0.1 -8.0 1.6
1971 PIT MLB NL 70 213 .253 .314 .369 .257 98 -5 5.3 -0.1 80 13 -2.7 -0.7 -2.9 -0.1
1972 PIT MLB NL 34 72 .251 .314 .373 .197 96 -4.3 1.7 0 76 13 -1.1 -1.8 -1.4 -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
1956 PIT MLB NL 277 255 30 62 8 1 3 81 14 18 24 0 0 .243 .293 .318 .075 0 4
1957 PIT MLB NL 568 526 59 149 27 7 8 214 54 27 49 3 3 .283 .318 .407 .124 3 11
1958 PIT MLB NL 607 567 69 156 24 6 19 249 68 25 71 1 1 .275 .308 .439 .164 3 9
1959 PIT MLB NL 537 493 50 119 15 6 7 167 59 29 54 1 3 .241 .283 .339 .097 4 10
1960 PIT MLB NL 591 538 58 147 21 5 11 211 64 40 50 4 0 .273 .320 .392 .119 8 4
1961 PIT MLB NL 595 558 71 148 21 2 13 212 59 26 55 2 1 .265 .298 .380 .115 6 2
1962 PIT MLB NL 617 572 55 155 24 9 14 239 81 37 47 0 3 .271 .315 .418 .147 4 2
1963 PIT MLB NL 576 534 43 131 22 3 8 183 52 32 46 2 0 .245 .286 .343 .097 3 7
1964 PIT MLB NL 644 601 66 161 22 8 10 229 64 29 52 1 1 .268 .300 .381 .113 4 10
1965 PIT MLB NL 527 494 52 134 17 1 6 171 54 18 34 2 1 .271 .294 .346 .075 9 4
1966 PIT MLB NL 660 621 56 163 22 7 16 247 82 31 62 4 3 .262 .296 .398 .135 5 2
1967 PIT MLB NL 679 639 62 167 25 3 9 225 77 30 55 1 2 .261 .292 .352 .091 5 5
1968 PIT MLB NL 556 506 36 127 18 2 3 158 42 38 38 3 4 .251 .304 .312 .061 4 6
1969 PIT MLB NL 256 227 13 52 7 1 3 70 25 22 16 1 1 .229 .298 .308 .079 4 1
1970 PIT MLB NL 404 367 29 84 14 0 7 119 39 27 40 2 0 .229 .283 .324 .095 3 5
1971 PIT MLB NL 213 193 17 49 3 1 1 57 16 15 8 0 0 .254 .303 .295 .041 3 2
1972 PIT MLB NL 72 64 3 12 4 0 0 16 3 3 5 0 0 .188 .217 .250 .063 2 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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1965-03-25 - 15-DL - - - Foot Fracture - -

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
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How does Bobby Grich not get more notice regarding the HOF? Is he a candidate for reconsideration down the line, like by a Veterans Committee or something? And finally, is there a GM who would take Bill Mazeroski over Grich, given that hypothetical choice?
(Jape from Portland)
I'm not sure why he hasn't even gotten on the Veterans Committee ballot - his career ended more than 21 years ago, so he shouldn't have any logistical obstacles.

As much as I love Grich, I'm sure there exist GMs who would have chosen Maz over Grich. For as good as the latter was, the former was a better defender according to both reputation and sabermetric consensus, and somebody wouldn't have bothered to consider that the offensive gap was greater. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-06-03 16:00:00 (link to chat)How is Kolten Wong's defense? If he doesn't play 2nd, where else could he play?
(ChrisCalo1 from Ohio)
He's fine at second base. He's not Bill Mazeroski, but he can certainly play the position. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Considering how far ahead of the pack he is at his position, is it fair to call Brooks Robinson the best defensive player in history?
(costa24 from Montreal)
Ozzie Smith is, and it's not close. Followed then by Bill Mazeroski, then probably Willie Mays. (Joe Sheehan)


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