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Bill Melton 1BWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 4557 .253 .337 .419 116 25.3
Birth Date7-7-1945
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age74 years, 3 months, 12 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
1968 CHA 22 34 122 29 8 0 2 10 32 0 1 1 .266 .322 .394 98 0.6 -1.2 1.5 0.5
1969 CHA 23 157 628 142 26 2 23 56 106 5 1 2 .255 .326 .433 105 10.0 -0.3 -6.3 2.3
1970 CHA 24 141 589 135 15 1 33 56 107 9 2 4 .263 .340 .488 113 14.4 -3.9 0.8 2.7
1971 CHA 25 150 621 146 18 2 33 61 87 11 3 3 .269 .352 .492 144 35.8 -1.6 11.7 7.2
1972 CHA 26 57 232 51 5 0 7 23 31 0 1 1 .245 .319 .370 113 4.4 -0.3 1.9 1.4
1973 CHA 27 152 642 155 29 1 20 75 66 2 4 4 .277 .363 .439 124 21.1 0.0 6.1 5.0
1974 CHA 28 136 570 120 17 0 21 59 60 5 3 2 .242 .326 .404 120 15.5 -1.8 -3.2 2.9
1975 CHA 29 149 607 123 16 0 15 78 106 8 5 4 .240 .346 .359 114 12.9 0.2 1.2 3.4
1976 CAL 30 118 392 71 17 3 6 44 53 2 2 0 .208 .300 .328 95 -0.6 -0.6 -3.9 0.0
1977 CLE 31 50 154 32 11 0 0 17 21 2 1 3 .241 .331 .323 86 -1.9 -2.7 -0.3 -0.2
Career1144455710041629160479669442324.253.337.419116112.2-12.19.425.3

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
1968 CHA MLB AL 34 122 .225 .291 .342 .351 88 4.2 2.7 0.4 98 16 1.5 -1.2 0.6 0.5
1969 CHA MLB AL 157 628 .245 .317 .369 .275 98 11.8 16.1 1.8 105 11 -6.3 -0.3 10.0 2.3
1970 CHA MLB AL 141 589 .249 .318 .377 .266 102 21.2 16.0 -1.9 113 15 0.8 -3.9 14.4 2.7
1971 CHA MLB AL 150 621 .248 .313 .364 .264 101 30.9 15.3 2.1 144 9 11.7 -1.6 35.8 7.2
1972 CHA MLB AL 57 232 .242 .308 .346 .257 98 2.1 5.5 0.7 113 15 1.9 -0.3 4.4 1.4
1973 CHA MLB AL 152 642 .259 .327 .382 .283 103 14.4 17.0 2.2 124 11 6.1 0.0 21.1 5.0
1974 CHA MLB AL 136 570 .259 .320 .372 .236 103 7.2 14.7 1.1 120 11 -3.2 -1.8 15.5 2.9
1975 CHA MLB AL 149 607 .255 .319 .374 .272 104 1.6 16.0 1.4 114 10 1.2 0.2 12.9 3.4
1976 CAL MLB AL 118 392 .258 .317 .362 .228 92 -0.4 9.9 -4.8 95 9 -3.9 -0.6 -0.6 0.0
1977 CLE MLB AL 50 154 .266 .330 .402 .281 100 -4 4.3 -1.7 86 14 -0.3 -2.7 -1.9 -0.2

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
1968 CHA MLB AL 122 109 5 29 8 0 2 43 16 10 32 1 1 .266 .322 .394 .128 2 1
1969 CHA MLB AL 628 556 67 142 26 2 23 241 87 56 106 1 2 .255 .326 .433 .178 6 5
1970 CHA MLB AL 589 514 74 135 15 1 33 251 96 56 107 2 4 .263 .340 .488 .226 9 1
1971 CHA MLB AL 621 543 72 146 18 2 33 267 86 61 87 3 3 .269 .352 .492 .223 5 1
1972 CHA MLB AL 232 208 22 51 5 0 7 77 30 23 31 1 1 .245 .319 .370 .125 1 0
1973 CHA MLB AL 642 560 83 155 29 1 20 246 87 75 66 4 4 .277 .363 .439 .163 3 2
1974 CHA MLB AL 570 495 63 120 17 0 21 200 63 59 60 3 2 .242 .326 .404 .162 6 5
1975 CHA MLB AL 607 512 62 123 16 0 15 184 70 78 106 5 4 .240 .346 .359 .119 6 3
1976 CAL MLB AL 392 341 31 71 17 3 6 112 42 44 53 2 0 .208 .300 .328 .120 3 2
1977 CLE MLB AL 154 133 17 32 11 0 0 43 14 17 21 1 3 .241 .331 .323 .083 2 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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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you find it funny that a team can just have an historically weak position, transcending eras, ERAs, team ownership, management, POTUSes, ... Off the top of your head, what are likely to be the worst positions you can think of--Tigers catchers? Mariners SSes? Jays 3B?
(Wade from TX)
Do you mean now, or historically? The really famous ones are the long droughts the White Sox and Mets had at third base, with the Sox going from Willie Kamm to Robin Ventura with only a couple of decent Bill Melton years in the middle. The Mets basically went from 1962 to Howard Johnson before they got anything great from their third basemen--although Wayne Garrett had a couple of decent seasons if you consider park and league context. And of course, the Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996, except for whenever Casey Stengel played Gil McDougald over there... (Steven Goldman)


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