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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 9686 .270 .374 .515 143 56.4
Birth Date1-10-1938
Height6' 4"
Weight198 lbs
Age81 years, 9 months, 10 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1959 SFN 21 52 219 68 9 5 13 22 35 4 2 0 .354 .429 .656 152 16.4 0.5 0.2 2.0
1960 SFN 22 101 307 62 15 3 13 45 53 0 1 1 .238 .349 .469 119 9.4 -0.7 -1.2 1.2
1961 SFN 23 106 374 89 12 3 18 37 60 5 1 2 .271 .350 .491 104 4.6 0.1 -1.8 0.7
1962 SFN 24 91 261 67 6 1 20 29 35 0 3 3 .293 .368 .590 145 17.1 -2.4 -1.7 1.9
1963 SFN 25 152 627 158 19 5 44 50 119 11 1 1 .280 .350 .566 141 33.5 -0.3 0.8 5.1
1964 SFN 26 130 434 80 14 1 18 61 73 5 2 1 .220 .336 .412 106 5.0 1.0 -11.9 0.2
1965 SFN 27 160 639 149 17 4 39 88 118 6 0 4 .276 .381 .539 139 31.2 -1.6 -8.5 3.0
1966 SFN 28 150 588 148 26 6 36 76 100 6 2 1 .295 .391 .586 154 36.7 -2.2 -3.5 4.1
1967 SFN 29 135 539 126 17 4 31 71 110 6 3 3 .276 .378 .535 154 33.5 -2.4 -7.3 3.4
1968 SFN 30 148 608 153 16 4 36 72 71 5 4 2 .293 .378 .545 175 50.3 -4.1 -2.2 6.1
1969 SFN 31 149 623 157 26 2 45 121 66 4 0 0 .320 .453 .656 202 80.5 -1.3 -14.1 7.8
1970 SFN 32 152 638 143 39 2 39 137 75 3 0 0 .289 .444 .612 179 65.9 -4.8 10.8 8.3
1971 SFN 33 105 402 91 13 0 18 64 57 4 0 2 .277 .396 .480 144 22.9 -2.6 0.8 2.8
1972 SFN 34 81 304 56 8 0 14 38 45 2 0 0 .213 .316 .403 115 6.4 -4.7 -6.1 -0.2
1973 SFN 35 130 495 102 14 3 29 105 78 1 1 0 .266 .420 .546 165 39.9 -4.6 -3.3 4.0
1974 SDN 36 128 442 87 19 1 22 96 76 1 1 0 .253 .416 .506 167 35.6 -3.4 -5.6 3.4
1975 SDN 37 122 475 104 17 0 23 57 80 3 1 0 .252 .345 .460 131 19.5 -3.2 -4.3 1.8
1976 OAK 38 11 27 5 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .208 .296 .208 88 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
1976 SDN 38 71 224 41 9 0 7 21 39 1 0 0 .203 .281 .351 87 -2.3 -1.1 3.4 0.2
1977 SFN 39 141 548 134 21 0 28 67 106 0 3 0 .280 .367 .500 131 22.5 -5.5 -9.5 1.4
1978 SFN 40 108 389 80 19 2 12 36 57 0 1 0 .228 .298 .396 100 1.1 -2.8 -8.2 -0.7
1979 SFN 41 117 393 88 9 0 15 36 70 1 0 2 .249 .318 .402 108 5.3 -1.2 -4.9 0.4
1980 SFN 42 48 130 23 8 0 1 13 23 1 0 0 .204 .285 .301 79 -2.9 -0.7 -2.5 -0.5
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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
1959 SFN MLB NL 52 219 .258 .316 .397 .379 99 23.5 6.0 -3.8 152 17 0.2 0.5 16.4 2.0
1960 SFN MLB NL 101 307 .259 .317 .398 .250 85 16.6 8.3 -4.7 119 10 -1.2 -0.7 9.4 1.2
1961 SFN MLB NL 106 374 .267 .328 .412 .280 96 13.8 10.6 -6.4 104 13 -1.8 0.1 4.6 0.7
1962 SFN MLB NL 91 261 .258 .321 .390 .266 98 20.2 7.3 -2.2 145 15 -1.7 -2.4 17.1 1.9
1963 SFN MLB NL 152 627 .244 .301 .363 .284 97 42.9 15.7 -4.4 141 13 0.8 -0.3 33.5 5.1
1964 SFN MLB NL 130 434 .257 .308 .381 .224 97 10.6 11.1 -3.5 106 9 -11.9 1.0 5.0 0.2
1965 SFN MLB NL 160 639 .251 .309 .378 .285 101 43.7 16.2 -10.2 139 10 -8.5 -1.6 31.2 3.0
1966 SFN MLB NL 150 588 .258 .311 .391 .303 99 54.1 15.0 -9.5 154 12 -3.5 -2.2 36.7 4.1
1967 SFN MLB NL 135 539 .249 .307 .364 .298 99 38.8 13.0 -8.1 154 9 -7.3 -2.4 33.5 3.4
1968 SFN MLB NL 148 608 .243 .298 .341 .276 87 56.3 13.4 -8.6 175 9 -2.2 -4.1 50.3 6.1
1969 SFN MLB NL 149 623 .252 .318 .373 .289 98 79.6 16.0 -10.2 202 10 -14.1 -1.3 80.5 7.8
1970 SFN MLB NL 152 638 .257 .327 .391 .271 99 65.1 17.3 -11 179 12 10.8 -4.8 65.9 8.3
1971 SFN MLB NL 105 402 .253 .312 .371 .282 101 23.4 9.9 -6.2 144 13 0.8 -2.6 22.9 2.8
1972 SFN MLB NL 81 304 .245 .306 .356 .205 101 3.7 7.1 -4.5 115 16 -6.1 -4.7 6.4 -0.2
1973 SFN MLB NL 130 495 .249 .314 .369 .259 101 38.8 13.1 -8.2 165 10 -3.3 -4.6 39.9 4.0
1974 SDN MLB NL 128 442 .250 .316 .359 .263 96 33.8 11.4 -6.9 167 14 -5.6 -3.4 35.6 3.4
1975 SDN MLB NL 122 475 .256 .321 .369 .260 96 17.6 12.5 -7.9 131 14 -4.3 -3.2 19.5 1.8
1976 OAK MLB AL 11 27 .250 .317 .352 .250 90 -1.4 0.7 -0.4 88 10 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
1976 SDN MLB NL 71 224 .257 .317 .369 .218 96 -5.8 5.6 -3.3 87 10 3.4 -1.1 -2.3 0.2
1977 SFN MLB NL 141 548 .262 .323 .396 .305 100 19.1 15.3 -9.7 131 10 -9.5 -5.5 22.5 1.4
1978 SFN MLB NL 108 389 .253 .314 .376 .239 97 -1.1 10.1 -6.3 100 14 -8.2 -2.8 1.1 -0.7
1979 SFN MLB NL 117 393 .257 .316 .377 .269 97 -0.8 11.0 -6.5 108 9 -4.9 -1.2 5.3 0.4
1980 SFN MLB NL 48 130 .256 .309 .373 .239 96 -4.6 3.5 -1.9 79 14 -2.5 -0.7 -2.9 -0.5

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
1959 SFN MLB NL 219 192 32 68 9 5 13 126 38 22 35 2 0 .354 .429 .656 .302 1 0
1960 SFN MLB NL 307 260 37 62 15 3 13 122 51 45 53 1 1 .238 .349 .469 .231 2 0
1961 SFN MLB NL 374 328 59 89 12 3 18 161 50 37 60 1 2 .271 .350 .491 .220 4 0
1962 SFN MLB NL 261 229 41 67 6 1 20 135 54 29 35 3 3 .293 .368 .590 .297 3 0
1963 SFN MLB NL 627 564 103 158 19 5 44 319 102 50 119 1 1 .280 .350 .566 .285 1 1
1964 SFN MLB NL 434 364 55 80 14 1 18 150 54 61 73 2 1 .220 .336 .412 .192 4 0
1965 SFN MLB NL 639 540 93 149 17 4 39 291 92 88 118 0 4 .276 .381 .539 .263 3 2
1966 SFN MLB NL 588 502 85 148 26 6 36 294 96 76 100 2 1 .295 .391 .586 .291 4 0
1967 SFN MLB NL 539 456 73 126 17 4 31 244 91 71 110 3 3 .276 .378 .535 .259 4 2
1968 SFN MLB NL 608 523 81 153 16 4 36 285 105 72 71 4 2 .293 .378 .545 .252 8 0
1969 SFN MLB NL 623 491 101 157 26 2 45 322 126 121 66 0 0 .320 .453 .656 .336 7 0
1970 SFN MLB NL 638 495 98 143 39 2 39 303 126 137 75 0 0 .289 .444 .612 .323 3 0
1971 SFN MLB NL 402 329 45 91 13 0 18 158 70 64 57 0 2 .277 .396 .480 .204 5 0
1972 SFN MLB NL 304 263 30 56 8 0 14 106 35 38 45 0 0 .213 .316 .403 .190 1 0
1973 SFN MLB NL 495 383 52 102 14 3 29 209 75 105 78 1 0 .266 .420 .546 .279 6 0
1974 SDN MLB NL 442 344 53 87 19 1 22 174 63 96 76 1 0 .253 .416 .506 .253 1 0
1975 SDN MLB NL 475 413 43 104 17 0 23 190 68 57 80 1 0 .252 .345 .460 .208 2 0
1976 SDN MLB NL 224 202 20 41 9 0 7 71 36 21 39 0 0 .203 .281 .351 .149 0 0
1976 OAK MLB AL 27 24 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 3 4 0 0 .208 .296 .208 .000 0 0
1977 SFN MLB NL 548 478 54 134 21 0 28 239 86 67 106 3 0 .280 .367 .500 .220 3 0
1978 SFN MLB NL 389 351 32 80 19 2 12 139 64 36 57 1 0 .228 .298 .396 .168 2 0
1979 SFN MLB NL 393 353 34 88 9 0 15 142 57 36 70 0 2 .249 .318 .402 .153 3 0
1980 SFN MLB NL 130 113 8 23 8 0 1 34 16 13 23 0 0 .204 .285 .301 .097 3 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

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay: Is there any way Manny Ramirez has anything left? I remember a piece from some years ago, I think by Bill James, that pointed out that truly great hitters often have a single rebound year in them after they appear cooked. Willie McCovey comes to mind; Cal Ripken hit .340 after he started taking days off. I don't understand the A's wanting Ramirez, and am hoping you or someone -- anyone -- can shed light on it.
(oira79 from San Francisco)
I think it's possible - let's not forget that the power drought at the end of Ramirez's 2010 season came after he'd served three DL stints for leg issues and needed sports hernia surgery. That said, his age, the layoff, and the miserable hitting environment of the Oakland Mausoleum are working against him, so don't expect too much.

As to what the A's see in it, that's not hard - he'll sell a few tickets, and if he gets hot, he'll hit his way out of town sometime between July 31 and August 31 while giving the A's some small return on their investment. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, it seems that Teixeira will surely sign a long contract, maybe even 8 or 10 years. Does he seem like a good bet to provide solid value over the life of that contract, particularly the last couple seasons?
(Phil from NJ)
NFL.com ads on BP? That's a bit odd looking ...

Ok, it's impossible to project 10 years out. Three is tough. Without the PECOTA comps, I go to BRef. There, you start seeing comp names like Willie McCovey, Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff and if you want a downside, Glenn Davis. All are pretty good physical comps, so that's a plus.

McCovey was a HOFer and good until 37, with a nice peak through age-33, so getting those years of Teixeira cover most of an 8 year deal.

Bagwell has a similar career path with a bit steeper of a drop due to the shoulder. Still, if you'd signed him to a big deal at age-28, you wouldn't have been unhappy.

Davis had a HUGE dropoff and was out of the game at 32, so there's your worst-case.

It's McGriff who I think is most comparable. Really good through 31, then good enough to be an All-Star for four more years. Worth $20 million a year? Not for the whole contract, but you don't kick yourself for doing it. For Teixeira, I wonder if the off-field value holds as much as we think for Baltimore (where he could be a huge difference maker in a lineup with Markakis and Wieters) or for Washington (where they're gonna stink no matter what and he could end up A-Rodding by the middle of the deal). (Will Carroll)


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