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Portrait of Lou Piniella

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 6362 .291 .333 .409 105 19.7
Birth Date8-28-1943
Height6' 0"
Weight182 lbs
Age75 years, 6 months, 22 days
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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
1964 BAL 20 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 74 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
1968 CLE 24 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 75 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0
1969 KCA 25 135 539 139 21 6 11 33 56 3 2 4 .282 .325 .416 101 6.4 -0.5 12.7 3.2
1970 KCA 26 144 586 163 24 5 11 35 42 2 3 6 .301 .342 .424 106 8.7 -1.3 0.4 2.1
1971 KCA 27 126 476 125 21 5 3 21 43 2 5 3 .279 .311 .368 89 -2.1 0.7 -4.3 0.4
1972 KCA 28 151 624 179 33 4 11 34 59 8 7 2 .312 .356 .441 129 21.8 -7.0 3.3 3.5
1973 KCA 29 144 553 128 28 1 9 30 65 2 5 7 .250 .291 .361 78 -11.2 1.3 -13.5 -1.4
1974 NYA 30 140 567 158 26 0 9 32 58 2 1 8 .305 .341 .407 113 11.0 2.7 17.3 4.6
1975 NYA 31 74 221 39 4 1 0 16 22 3 0 0 .196 .262 .226 64 -7.9 -2.7 -3.6 -1.1
1976 NYA 32 100 351 92 16 6 3 18 34 2 0 1 .281 .322 .394 104 2.9 -6.4 2.6 0.4
1977 NYA 33 103 369 112 19 3 12 20 31 1 2 2 .330 .365 .510 121 10.8 0.9 -5.7 1.2
1978 NYA 34 130 513 148 34 5 6 34 36 2 3 1 .314 .361 .445 122 14.2 1.0 -0.9 2.5
1979 NYA 35 130 491 137 22 2 11 17 31 2 3 2 .297 .320 .425 99 1.1 -2.0 0.4 0.9
1980 NYA 36 116 355 92 18 0 2 29 20 0 0 2 .287 .343 .361 102 1.7 0.2 -1.3 0.8
1981 NYA 37 60 174 44 9 0 5 13 9 0 0 1 .277 .331 .428 117 2.7 -0.9 2.5 0.8
1982 NYA 38 102 283 80 17 1 6 18 18 1 0 1 .307 .352 .448 115 5.4 -0.4 -1.2 0.8
1983 NYA 39 53 160 43 9 1 2 11 12 1 1 1 .291 .344 .405 102 0.4 0.5 -1.1 0.3
1984 NYA 40 29 93 26 4 1 1 7 5 0 0 0 .302 .355 .407 96 -0.1 0.1 2.8 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
1964 BAL MLB AL 4 1 .246 .286 .322 .000 83 -0.3 0.0 0 74 4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
1968 CLE MLB AL 6 6 .222 .267 .339 .000 95 0.1 0.1 0 75 8 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0
1969 KCA MLB AL 135 539 .244 .313 .364 .294 96 11.5 13.8 -3.1 101 10 12.7 -0.5 6.4 3.2
1970 KCA MLB AL 144 586 .248 .317 .375 .308 98 8.6 15.9 -3.7 106 10 0.4 -1.3 8.7 2.1
1971 KCA MLB AL 126 476 .247 .316 .363 .300 97 -0.5 11.8 -2.7 89 10 -4.3 0.7 -2.1 0.4
1972 KCA MLB AL 151 624 .237 .300 .342 .331 98 16.7 14.7 -3.5 129 12 3.3 -7.0 21.8 3.5
1973 KCA MLB AL 144 553 .256 .323 .375 .268 102 -16.6 14.6 -3.8 78 7 -13.5 1.3 -11.2 -1.4
1974 NYA MLB AL 140 567 .260 .320 .377 .323 99 13.9 14.7 -4.2 113 11 17.3 2.7 11.0 4.6
1975 NYA MLB AL 74 221 .258 .323 .381 .217 98 -13.9 5.8 -2 64 10 -3.6 -2.7 -7.9 -1.1
1976 NYA MLB AL 100 351 .259 .321 .366 .306 95 6.1 8.8 -4 104 9 2.6 -6.4 2.9 0.4
1977 NYA MLB AL 103 369 .271 .333 .408 .333 98 14.7 10.3 -4.7 121 11 -5.7 0.9 10.8 1.2
1978 NYA MLB AL 130 513 .262 .323 .385 .329 95 21.9 13.3 -4.4 122 11 -0.9 1.0 14.2 2.5
1979 NYA MLB AL 130 491 .270 .332 .408 .295 95 3.8 13.8 -4.2 99 7 0.4 -2.0 1.1 0.9
1980 NYA MLB AL 116 355 .266 .324 .393 .298 97 -1.1 9.5 -2.3 102 10 -1.3 0.2 1.7 0.8
1981 NYA MLB AL 60 174 .262 .321 .385 .269 93 2.9 4.4 -1.8 117 15 2.5 -0.9 2.7 0.8
1982 NYA MLB AL 102 283 .266 .327 .408 .311 97 9.3 7.6 -3.6 115 12 -1.2 -0.4 5.4 0.8
1983 NYA MLB AL 53 160 .270 .329 .412 .306 96 0 4.3 -1.3 102 14 -1.1 0.5 0.4 0.3
1984 NYA MLB AL 29 93 .270 .330 .407 .313 95 -1 2.5 -0.7 96 17 2.8 0.1 -0.1 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
1964 BAL MLB AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1968 CLE MLB AL 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0
1969 KCA MLB AL 539 493 43 139 21 6 11 205 68 33 56 2 4 .282 .325 .416 .134 9 1
1970 KCA MLB AL 586 542 54 163 24 5 11 230 88 35 42 3 6 .301 .342 .424 .124 5 2
1971 KCA MLB AL 476 448 43 125 21 5 3 165 51 21 43 5 3 .279 .311 .368 .089 5 0
1972 KCA MLB AL 624 574 65 179 33 4 11 253 72 34 59 7 2 .312 .356 .441 .129 4 4
1973 KCA MLB AL 553 513 53 128 28 1 9 185 69 30 65 5 7 .250 .291 .361 .111 5 3
1974 NYA MLB AL 567 518 71 158 26 0 9 211 70 32 58 1 8 .305 .341 .407 .102 11 4
1975 NYA MLB AL 221 199 7 39 4 1 0 45 22 16 22 0 0 .196 .262 .226 .030 3 0
1976 NYA MLB AL 351 327 36 92 16 6 3 129 38 18 34 0 1 .281 .322 .394 .113 1 3
1977 NYA MLB AL 369 339 47 112 19 3 12 173 45 20 31 2 2 .330 .365 .510 .180 4 5
1978 NYA MLB AL 513 472 67 148 34 5 6 210 69 34 36 3 1 .314 .361 .445 .131 1 4
1979 NYA MLB AL 491 461 49 137 22 2 11 196 69 17 31 3 2 .297 .320 .425 .128 8 3
1980 NYA MLB AL 355 321 39 92 18 0 2 116 27 29 20 0 2 .287 .343 .361 .075 3 2
1981 NYA MLB AL 174 159 16 44 9 0 5 68 18 13 9 0 1 .277 .331 .428 .151 0 2
1982 NYA MLB AL 283 261 33 80 17 1 6 117 37 18 18 0 1 .307 .352 .448 .142 1 2
1983 NYA MLB AL 160 148 19 43 9 1 2 60 16 11 12 1 1 .291 .344 .405 .115 0 0
1984 NYA MLB AL 93 86 8 26 4 1 1 35 6 7 5 0 0 .302 .355 .407 .105 0 0

Plate Discipline

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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
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Really M's? What does a brother have to do to get a pink slip these days?
(Chone from Seattle(maybe))
If Figgins is around tomorrow, we have to believe one of two things is true; 1) they have a trade in the works to dump him and at least a fraction of his salary or, 2) He's to Eric Wedge as Bobby Ayala was to Lou Piniella. (Jason A. Churchill)
2010-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)As the Cubs took 3 of 4 from the Padres, I couldn't help but wonder if it made Lou Piniella happy to give Bobby Cox a little help getting to the postseason one last time.
(The Flying Bernard from Acton, MA)
I doubt he cares - Lou Piniella was a very competitive person. He's probably happy the Cubs are winning more (I don't know how much attention he's paying - he left the team to attend to some more important things, after all). (Colin Wyers)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Buck Showalter be: a) A key to an O's turnaround b) Lou Piniella in Tampa c) Employed by another team after the O's fiddle while Rome burns.
(Drungo from SoMd)
You know, I don't spend a lot of time worrying about manager hirings because it's so hard to predict the impact that a manager will have on a team. I am not saying I don't think managers can have a big influence on a team, I'm just saying it has to be the right combination of factors between the personalities, and that's not something you can really know in advance without very detailed knowledge about the situation. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say the Orioles will slowly continue to improve over at least the next two years. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)When Lou Piniella leaves the managing ranks, how will history treat him? Didn't he kind of "quit" on the Devil Rays?
(dianagramr from NYC)
But he dyed his hair, too! C'mon! That's gotta count for something!

Managers aren't remembered for their mediocre years (Joe Torre in St. Louis, anyone?), so I think Sweet Lou will be remembered fondly. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any sense that if Derrek Lee's neck / health problems persist we may see Jake Fox in Chicago soon?
(go-dills! from Chicago)
Possibly but Lou Piniella like Hoffpauir's bat and I think he would get first crack at first. (John Perrotto)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's talk about the Cubs... not books or these dead, old-time players.
(Quentin from Chicago)
Best team in baseball, I think, though I worry about Kerry Wood biting them in the butt in some tight postseason situation. I give a lot of credit to Lou Piniella for following through on his threat to deemphasize Fukudome a bit if he continued to struggle. Maybe I'm too used to years of Joe Torre's "It will all work out" approach to slumps, but I get impressed when a manager actually does something even vaguely assertive/proactive. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lou Piniella: Man of destiny or medieval griffin?
(Gordon from Dallas)
Can't he be like Jack McKeon, and both at the same time? (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)How strange is the saga of Rich Hill this season? While perhaps not unprecedented, this whole situation just seems like one of the more bizarre collapses I can ever recall a successful starting pitcher experiencing.
(Brent from Raleigh)
It's very strange. Again, Lou Piniella is a demanding manager and some guys get psyched out by him. I think Rich Hill is still a very good bet to have a good career. He just needs to get in a differet environment. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, have you heard if any other teams are interested in Rich Hill? I am curious if his trade value is higher or lower than Sean Marshall's. Thanks.
(Guancous from Silver Spring, MD)
I think a small-market club would be perfect for Hill. He's got an awful lot of talent but it's clear that he has lost the faith of Lou Piniella. Put him in a low-pressure environment and he could easily put his career back together. Yes, I think Hill has more value than Marshall simply because he has a higher ceiling, though I also think Marshall has a chance to be a good major-league starter. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Let's go worst-case scenario and say Big Z is out for the year. Should the Cubs trade for A.J. Burnett (or whoever) or give Hill and/or Marshall another shot?
(Stephen from Louisville)
Rich Hill is something like the 25th-best starter in the National League. I have no idea what he did to Lou Piniella, but he can take Zambrano's place with minimal loss in value. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lou Piniella has expressed a plan to rotate rest for his regulars. Has he said the same for Marmol and Wood who have eached pitched a lot in the last month?
(Tom from Arkadelphia)
Hi Tom, Lou would like to give Marmol more rest in particular. He's a guy who has been used a lot lately with all the close games the Cubs have played. Ideally, Carlos could pitch in about 130 games, but we all know that won't work! (Len Kasper)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Center field for the Cubs has been a big blank all season. Who should fill it?
(Stephen from Louisville)
Felix Pie, whose handling is a black mark on the stellar career of Lou Piniella. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is going to end up closing for the Cubs? The BP depth charts seem as clueless as I am...Wood? Marmol? Howry? Dempster?
(mikeduin from Seattle)
I go to the depth charts for advice at this time of year, so the real answer is only in Lou Piniella's head. At least that's not as scary of a thought as what's going on inside Dusty's noggin. You might want to get your closer elsewhere if there is no clear-cut choice, and then use the Cubs situation as your midseason closer acquisition. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lou Piniella's lineup(as reported on cubs.com), soriano, theriot, lee, ramirez, fukudome, derosa, soto, pie. PECOTA's two lowest obps in the group= soriano and theriot. Why sign a left handed hitting guy to play RF and get on base if you are going to waste it this way?
(Mike from Chicago)
See earlier answer about "the engine of baseball" and whether managers really understand it.

Lineups supposedly don't matter than much, but I just can't see how the above doesn't just kill. If that's what Piniella is doing, it increases the Cubs' need for Roberts. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameTommy, one of the most famous Steinbrenner anecdotes, related by Lou Piniella, was that Steinbrenner was willing to make an exception for Jesus. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesSource at ballpark say: "Lou Piniella is planning on Zambrano going 120." (Will Carroll)