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Portrait of Willie Randolph

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 9462 .276 .373 .351 111 52.8
Birth Date7-6-1954
Height5' 11"
Weight165 lbs
Age65 years, 4 months, 12 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
1975 PIT 20 30 70 10 1 0 0 7 6 0 1 0 .164 .246 .180 66 -2.4 0.7 1.0 0.1
1976 NYA 21 125 500 115 15 4 1 58 39 3 37 12 .267 .356 .328 110 7.6 0.1 13.0 3.7
1977 NYA 22 147 624 151 28 11 4 64 53 1 13 6 .274 .347 .387 101 3.2 1.1 8.7 3.1
1978 NYA 23 134 596 139 18 6 3 82 51 4 36 7 .279 .381 .357 119 14.3 8.8 3.6 4.6
1979 NYA 24 153 682 155 15 13 5 95 39 3 33 12 .270 .374 .368 113 12.6 6.5 5.7 4.4
1980 NYA 25 138 642 151 23 7 7 119 45 2 30 5 .294 .427 .407 141 31.3 4.4 5.0 6.1
1981 NYA 26 93 422 83 14 3 2 57 24 0 14 5 .232 .336 .305 99 -1.1 4.6 0.9 1.6
1982 NYA 27 144 643 155 21 4 3 75 35 3 16 9 .280 .368 .349 110 8.5 2.0 -0.9 2.8
1983 NYA 28 104 477 117 21 1 2 53 32 1 12 4 .279 .361 .348 106 3.5 3.8 11.9 3.4
1984 NYA 29 142 664 162 24 2 2 86 42 0 10 6 .287 .377 .348 109 9.2 2.2 -0.4 3.0
1985 NYA 30 143 597 137 21 2 5 85 39 4 16 9 .276 .382 .356 116 12.9 2.3 6.4 3.9
1986 NYA 31 141 601 136 15 2 5 94 49 3 15 2 .276 .393 .346 116 12.0 5.5 2.1 3.7
1987 NYA 32 120 543 137 24 2 7 82 25 2 11 1 .305 .411 .414 120 13.6 1.7 3.8 3.4
1988 NYA 33 110 474 93 20 1 2 55 39 2 8 4 .230 .322 .300 92 -3.9 -3.5 11.5 1.7
1989 LAN 34 145 633 155 18 0 2 71 51 4 7 6 .282 .366 .326 111 8.5 2.5 1.0 3.0
1990 LAN 35 26 113 26 4 0 1 13 9 1 1 0 .271 .364 .344 91 -1.1 1.7 -1.3 0.2
1990 OAK 35 93 333 75 9 3 1 32 25 1 6 1 .257 .331 .318 94 -2.2 2.2 -3.4 0.5
1991 MIL 36 124 512 141 14 3 0 75 38 0 4 2 .327 .424 .374 127 17.1 0.3 -1.8 3.1
1992 NYN 37 90 336 72 11 1 2 40 34 4 1 3 .252 .352 .318 98 0.3 -0.2 -3.2 0.6
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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
1975 PIT MLB NL 30 70 .260 .322 .371 .179 99 -6.7 1.8 -0.1 66 11 1.0 0.7 -2.4 0.1
1976 NYA MLB AL 125 500 .255 .317 .363 .290 95 4.1 12.6 -0.6 110 10 13.0 0.1 7.6 3.7
1977 NYA MLB AL 147 624 .270 .331 .407 .294 98 6.8 17.4 -0.8 101 6 8.7 1.1 3.2 3.1
1978 NYA MLB AL 134 596 .262 .324 .389 .302 95 14.8 15.5 -0.7 119 8 3.6 8.8 14.3 4.6
1979 NYA MLB AL 153 682 .271 .331 .409 .280 96 8.2 19.1 -0.9 113 7 5.7 6.5 12.6 4.4
1980 NYA MLB AL 138 642 .269 .328 .397 .310 97 34.7 17.3 -0.8 141 7 5.0 4.4 31.3 6.1
1981 NYA MLB AL 93 422 .258 .320 .379 .243 93 -1.2 10.7 -0.5 99 10 0.9 4.6 -1.1 1.6
1982 NYA MLB AL 144 643 .264 .325 .402 .294 97 10.7 17.3 -0.8 110 10 -0.9 2.0 8.5 2.8
1983 NYA MLB AL 104 477 .266 .327 .403 .298 95 4.6 13.0 -0.6 106 6 11.9 3.8 3.5 3.4
1984 NYA MLB AL 142 664 .262 .323 .395 .304 94 6.9 17.8 -0.8 109 7 -0.4 2.2 9.2 3.0
1985 NYA MLB AL 143 597 .263 .327 .410 .288 97 6.8 16.3 -0.8 116 9 6.4 2.3 12.9 3.9
1986 NYA MLB AL 141 601 .265 .330 .411 .296 102 10 16.6 -0.8 116 10 2.1 5.5 12.0 3.7
1987 NYA MLB AL 120 543 .267 .331 .433 .308 99 16.7 16.0 -0.9 120 7 3.8 1.7 13.6 3.4
1988 NYA MLB AL 110 474 .255 .318 .381 .247 100 -8.1 12.4 -0.6 92 11 11.5 -3.5 -3.9 1.7
1989 LAN MLB NL 145 633 .246 .307 .368 .305 96 9.9 16.5 -0.8 111 10 1.0 2.5 8.5 3.0
1990 LAN MLB NL 26 113 .263 .325 .388 .291 95 1.1 3.0 -0.1 91 12 -1.3 1.7 -1.1 0.2
1990 OAK MLB AL 93 333 .262 .330 .390 .277 95 -4.6 8.9 -0.8 94 12 -3.4 2.2 -2.2 0.5
1991 MIL MLB AL 124 512 .262 .328 .395 .356 101 17.8 13.9 -0.8 127 10 -1.8 0.3 17.1 3.1
1992 NYN MLB NL 90 336 .254 .313 .370 .280 96 2.5 8.7 -0.4 98 10 -3.2 -0.2 0.3 0.6

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
1975 PIT MLB NL 70 61 9 10 1 0 0 11 3 7 6 1 0 .164 .246 .180 .016 1 1
1976 NYA MLB AL 500 430 59 115 15 4 1 141 40 58 39 37 12 .267 .356 .328 .060 3 6
1977 NYA MLB AL 624 551 91 151 28 11 4 213 40 64 53 13 6 .274 .347 .387 .113 6 2
1978 NYA MLB AL 596 499 87 139 18 6 3 178 42 82 51 36 7 .279 .381 .357 .078 5 6
1979 NYA MLB AL 682 574 98 155 15 13 5 211 61 95 39 33 12 .270 .374 .368 .098 5 5
1980 NYA MLB AL 642 513 99 151 23 7 7 209 46 119 45 30 5 .294 .427 .407 .113 3 5
1981 NYA MLB AL 422 357 59 83 14 3 2 109 24 57 24 14 5 .232 .336 .305 .073 3 5
1982 NYA MLB AL 643 553 85 155 21 4 3 193 36 75 35 16 9 .280 .368 .349 .069 2 10
1983 NYA MLB AL 477 420 73 117 21 1 2 146 38 53 32 12 4 .279 .361 .348 .069 0 3
1984 NYA MLB AL 664 564 86 162 24 2 2 196 31 86 42 10 6 .287 .377 .348 .060 7 7
1985 NYA MLB AL 597 497 75 137 21 2 5 177 40 85 39 16 9 .276 .382 .356 .080 6 5
1986 NYA MLB AL 601 492 76 136 15 2 5 170 50 94 49 15 2 .276 .393 .346 .069 4 8
1987 NYA MLB AL 543 449 96 137 24 2 7 186 67 82 25 11 1 .305 .411 .414 .109 5 5
1988 NYA MLB AL 474 404 43 93 20 1 2 121 34 55 39 8 4 .230 .322 .300 .069 5 8
1989 LAN MLB NL 633 549 62 155 18 0 2 179 36 71 51 7 6 .282 .366 .326 .044 5 4
1990 OAK MLB AL 333 292 37 75 9 3 1 93 21 32 25 6 1 .257 .331 .318 .062 1 7
1990 LAN MLB NL 113 96 15 26 4 0 1 33 9 13 9 1 0 .271 .364 .344 .073 0 3
1991 MIL MLB AL 512 431 60 141 14 3 0 161 54 75 38 4 2 .327 .424 .374 .046 3 3
1992 NYN MLB NL 336 286 29 72 11 1 2 91 15 40 34 1 3 .252 .352 .318 .066 0 6

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)So is Mickey fired before or after tonight's game?
(jcoan59 from Jersey Shore)
Iím just excited to see if the Mets can make more of a hash of this than the Art Howe and Willie Randolph firings. I will not bet against them ever. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-01-08 12:00:00 (link to chat)Say you're the unilateral decision maker for a future Veteran's Committee charged with electing a single second basemen. Who do you pick? It's me, right?
(Bobby Grich from Dover)
This really comes down to Grich or Whitaker (or maybe Willie Randolph if you squint real hard). I'm giving the edge to Grich because he had a 70 or better mustache, and his peak was a little higher. For a couple of seasons he was a monster, and I like strong peaks in my HoFers. (Jeff Long)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Brown pitches well in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS, the Yankees make the WS that year, and everyone's memory of him isn't the Damon GS, is he getting quite a few more votes? That's not even an alternate universe, that's an alternate block.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
There's still the steroids thing, alas, not that anyone making judgments on that basis really knows what the hell they're talking about. You change two of his 18-win seasons into 20s and give him a Cy Young award, and he gets in. I sometimes think the same way about Willie Randolph, a favorite of mine. Willie was an excellent fielder and a very good, albeit subtle hitter, and he tended to miss 20-30 games a year to injury. He scored 90-plus runs four times. Change those to 100s and the voters might have had a different perception of him. (Steven Goldman)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)When I was a kid a had a "Nobody Beats the Wiz" poster with Willie Randolph, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson and Don Mattingly on it. I loved that poster. No question, just wanted to share.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Their commercials weren't quite as annoying at Crazy Eddie's were. (Steven Goldman)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)You're being too kind to Minaya. Go listen to him explain his rationale for firing Willie Randolph on the WFAN archive. It's completely incoherent. When he gets things right, he doesn't know why. He's barely an improvement over having the team run by a fan poll.
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Barely an improvement? Would the fan poll have outbid themselves for Ollie Perez? (Marc Normandin)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jerry Manuel is really starting to get on my nerves. Between the Castro/Santos stunt, over-playing Sheffield and batting him 4th, and going to Shawn Green instead of K-Rod in the 10th inning in Philly on Saturday (not that every other manager in the majors wouldn't have) he's made a season's worth of dumb moves in a week. Has a team ever paid THREE managers simultaneously?
(Steve from NJ)
I think Manuel has done more to call his ability as a manager into question than Willie Randolph ever did. Not saying I'd fire him, just that he has, to me, seemed objectively worse. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)We know the way it was handled was wrong but were the Mets right in firing Willie Randolph?
(David from NJ)
Well, as botched a job as it was, I don't entirely disagree with the decision to dismiss Randolph. As Rob Neyer pointed out at ESPN, there's a good argument to make that he's not the right manager at the right time for this club, even given its flimsy construction.

Managers aren't solely tacticians. They're leaders of men (some very boyish men at times). Different managers have different styles, but some seem to be better at protecting their teams by placing themselves in the line of fire and drawing the attention away from the struggles of their clubs. Ozzie Guillen is a good example of this now, as batsh*t crazy as he may seem, there's a method to his madness. Joe Torre does the same thing while exuding an aura of pure calm. Bobby Valentine, Casey Stengel, Leo Durocher, Tommy Lasorda - the styles can vary but that function is an important one.

Randolph didn't handle that aspect of the job very well. The Mets have carried a very negative aura around them since last year's collapse, and not even the acquisition of Johan Santana could erase that. At some point Randolph should have just said strong words to the effect of "Don't connect this club to last year's mess, it's a new day and we've moved on so you should too." Instead he played the race card and in doing so started the countdown on his own sell-by date. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5bobbailey (Canada): Steve, I see your point about batting order, but doesn't maxing out PAs for your best hitter (putting him leadoff) mean that he will be batting with many fewer men on base, even with the extra PAs? Especially in the NL. Batting Pujols leadoff just doesn't seem like a good idea.

I think that you would lose in that transaction, but there are all kinds of other ways to skin that cat. I point to Billy Martin's 1985 Yankees, which often batted Rickey Henderson and Don Mattingly 1-2. Maybe Mattingly would have seen more runners if 75-90 walk guy Willie Randolph batted second, but Randolph also had no slugging, so he wasn't going to move Henderson more than one base, whereas Mattigly hit a lot of doubles and home runs. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSGreen ask: " Is it any wonder the USA lost the World Baseball Classic with Buck at the helm? Question -- do we have a manager for the 2009 team?"

Good question. I haven't heard. Davey Johnson? Willie Randolph?

Smart play -- I can't remember seeing a steal with the shift on and it's always made sense to me. (Will Carroll)