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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
23 11782 .267 .322 .401 105 74.3
Birth Date5-18-1937
Height6' 1"
Weight180 lbs
Age82 years, 5 months, 1 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
1955 BAL 18 6 22 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 47 -1.4 0.0 -0.8 -0.1
1956 BAL 19 15 45 10 4 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 .227 .244 .386 83 -0.7 -0.1 0.6 0.1
1957 BAL 20 50 126 28 6 1 2 7 10 1 1 0 .239 .286 .359 86 -1.3 -0.4 0.8 0.3
1958 BAL 21 145 507 110 16 3 3 31 51 5 1 2 .238 .292 .305 69 -15.9 -1.3 9.3 0.8
1959 BAL 22 88 333 89 15 2 4 17 37 2 2 2 .284 .325 .383 94 0.9 -2.1 5.3 1.5
1960 BAL 23 152 651 175 27 9 14 35 49 0 2 2 .294 .329 .440 100 5.2 1.6 7.8 3.7
1961 BAL 24 163 736 192 38 7 7 47 57 4 1 3 .287 .334 .397 94 0.4 0.0 -0.8 2.4
1962 BAL 25 162 697 192 29 9 23 42 70 1 3 1 .303 .342 .486 115 19.1 -3.4 19.6 5.9
1963 BAL 26 161 648 148 26 4 11 46 84 1 2 3 .251 .305 .365 92 -1.0 2.2 8.8 3.2
1964 BAL 27 163 685 194 35 3 28 51 64 4 1 0 .317 .368 .521 138 32.5 -1.9 8.6 6.6
1965 BAL 28 144 616 166 25 2 18 47 47 2 3 0 .297 .351 .445 119 16.4 -1.3 3.0 4.0
1966 BAL 29 157 686 167 35 2 23 56 36 5 2 3 .269 .333 .444 116 13.8 1.7 -1.7 3.8
1967 BAL 30 158 681 164 25 5 22 54 54 4 1 3 .269 .328 .434 119 16.7 1.3 38.3 8.7
1968 BAL 31 162 667 154 36 6 17 44 55 4 1 1 .253 .304 .416 121 19.0 -0.5 21.6 7.1
1969 BAL 32 156 670 140 21 3 23 56 55 3 2 1 .234 .298 .395 101 7.9 3.3 24.6 6.1
1970 BAL 33 158 673 168 31 4 18 53 53 4 1 1 .276 .335 .429 114 16.7 -2.9 1.0 3.8
1971 BAL 34 156 663 160 21 1 20 63 50 3 0 0 .272 .341 .413 119 19.5 0.4 16.2 6.2
1972 BAL 35 153 612 139 23 2 8 43 45 2 1 0 .250 .303 .342 101 3.8 -3.8 4.5 2.5
1973 BAL 36 155 619 141 17 2 9 55 50 3 2 0 .257 .326 .344 93 -1.9 -4.8 11.2 2.5
1974 BAL 37 153 622 159 27 0 7 56 47 3 2 0 .288 .353 .374 112 11.3 -0.5 11.9 4.5
1975 BAL 38 144 539 97 15 1 6 44 33 1 0 0 .201 .267 .274 77 -11.5 0.8 6.5 1.3
1976 BAL 39 71 232 46 8 2 3 8 24 1 0 0 .211 .240 .307 67 -7.3 -1.7 -4.1 -0.7
1977 BAL 40 24 52 7 2 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 .149 .212 .255 80 -1.0 0.1 0.7 0.2
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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
1955 BAL MLB AL 6 22 .264 .340 .378 .167 100 -4.3 0.6 0.1 47 13 -0.8 0.0 -1.4 -0.1
1956 BAL MLB AL 15 45 .262 .327 .394 .237 110 -1.7 1.3 0.2 83 18 0.6 -0.1 -0.7 0.1
1957 BAL MLB AL 50 126 .265 .328 .397 .245 90 -2.5 3.4 0.4 86 15 0.8 -0.4 -1.3 0.3
1958 BAL MLB AL 145 507 .257 .323 .386 .261 80 -20.2 13.7 1.8 69 12 9.3 -1.3 -15.9 0.8
1959 BAL MLB AL 88 333 .255 .318 .383 .313 90 4.7 9.2 1.3 94 13 5.3 -2.1 0.9 1.5
1960 BAL MLB AL 152 651 .257 .327 .389 .298 106 2.3 17.6 2.4 100 11 7.8 1.6 5.2 3.7
1961 BAL MLB AL 163 736 .262 .329 .406 .302 96 3.4 20.9 2.9 94 11 -0.8 0.0 0.4 2.4
1962 BAL MLB AL 162 697 .257 .322 .394 .307 95 28.3 19.4 2.7 115 11 19.6 -3.4 19.1 5.9
1963 BAL MLB AL 161 648 .247 .309 .378 .275 96 0.5 16.2 2.2 92 7 8.8 2.2 -1.0 3.2
1964 BAL MLB AL 163 685 .248 .313 .385 .313 99 42.9 17.6 2.4 138 11 8.6 -1.9 32.5 6.6
1965 BAL MLB AL 144 616 .243 .308 .372 .297 100 20.1 15.6 2.1 119 10 3.0 -1.3 16.4 4.0
1966 BAL MLB AL 157 686 .239 .301 .370 .255 102 18.1 17.4 2.4 116 9 -1.7 1.7 13.8 3.8
1967 BAL MLB AL 158 681 .236 .301 .351 .262 98 13.8 16.4 2.2 119 6 38.3 1.3 16.7 8.7
1968 BAL MLB AL 162 667 .232 .294 .340 .252 95 18.5 14.7 2 121 9 21.6 -0.5 19.0 7.1
1969 BAL MLB AL 156 670 .247 .321 .372 .221 98 0.3 17.2 2.4 101 9 24.6 3.3 7.9 6.1
1970 BAL MLB AL 158 673 .253 .322 .384 .276 99 14.6 18.3 2.5 114 11 1.0 -2.9 16.7 3.8
1971 BAL MLB AL 156 663 .250 .318 .370 .266 101 16.8 16.4 2.2 119 11 16.2 0.4 19.5 6.2
1972 BAL MLB AL 153 612 .239 .301 .347 .257 94 -2.8 14.4 2 101 10 4.5 -3.8 3.8 2.5
1973 BAL MLB AL 155 619 .261 .328 .384 .267 96 -4.8 16.4 2.2 93 9 11.2 -4.8 -1.9 2.5
1974 BAL MLB AL 153 622 .258 .320 .370 .302 95 11.8 16.1 2.2 112 8 11.9 -0.5 11.3 4.5
1975 BAL MLB AL 144 539 .258 .325 .384 .204 94 -23.2 14.2 1.9 77 9 6.5 0.8 -11.5 1.3
1976 BAL MLB AL 71 232 .248 .309 .346 .223 91 -10.8 5.8 0.8 67 11 -4.1 -1.7 -7.3 -0.7
1977 BAL MLB AL 24 52 .272 .330 .412 .140 101 -4.3 1.5 0.2 80 21 0.7 0.1 -1.0 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
1955 BAL MLB AL 22 22 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 10 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .000 0 0
1956 BAL MLB AL 45 44 5 10 4 0 1 17 1 1 5 0 0 .227 .244 .386 .159 0 0
1957 BAL MLB AL 126 117 13 28 6 1 2 42 14 7 10 1 0 .239 .286 .359 .120 1 0
1958 BAL MLB AL 507 463 31 110 16 3 3 141 32 31 51 1 2 .238 .292 .305 .067 1 7
1959 BAL MLB AL 333 313 29 89 15 2 4 120 24 17 37 2 2 .284 .325 .383 .099 0 1
1960 BAL MLB AL 651 595 74 175 27 9 14 262 88 35 49 2 2 .294 .329 .440 .146 8 13
1961 BAL MLB AL 736 668 89 192 38 7 7 265 61 47 57 1 3 .287 .334 .397 .109 9 8
1962 BAL MLB AL 697 634 77 192 29 9 23 308 86 42 70 3 1 .303 .342 .486 .183 10 10
1963 BAL MLB AL 648 589 67 148 26 4 11 215 67 46 84 2 3 .251 .305 .365 .114 4 8
1964 BAL MLB AL 685 612 82 194 35 3 28 319 118 51 64 1 0 .317 .368 .521 .204 10 8
1965 BAL MLB AL 616 559 81 166 25 2 18 249 80 47 47 3 0 .297 .351 .445 .148 4 4
1966 BAL MLB AL 686 620 91 167 35 2 23 275 100 56 36 2 3 .269 .333 .444 .174 4 1
1967 BAL MLB AL 681 610 88 164 25 5 22 265 77 54 54 1 3 .269 .328 .434 .166 8 5
1968 BAL MLB AL 667 608 65 154 36 6 17 253 75 44 55 1 1 .253 .304 .416 .163 8 3
1969 BAL MLB AL 670 598 73 140 21 3 23 236 84 56 55 2 1 .234 .298 .395 .161 10 3
1970 BAL MLB AL 673 608 84 168 31 4 18 261 94 53 53 1 1 .276 .335 .429 .153 7 1
1971 BAL MLB AL 663 589 67 160 21 1 20 243 92 63 50 0 0 .272 .341 .413 .141 7 1
1972 BAL MLB AL 612 556 48 139 23 2 8 190 64 43 45 1 0 .250 .303 .342 .092 7 4
1973 BAL MLB AL 619 549 53 141 17 2 9 189 72 55 50 2 0 .257 .326 .344 .087 4 8
1974 BAL MLB AL 622 553 46 159 27 0 7 207 59 56 47 2 0 .288 .353 .374 .087 5 5
1975 BAL MLB AL 539 482 50 97 15 1 6 132 53 44 33 0 0 .201 .267 .274 .073 4 8
1976 BAL MLB AL 232 218 16 46 8 2 3 67 11 8 24 0 0 .211 .240 .307 .096 2 3
1977 BAL MLB AL 52 47 3 7 2 0 1 12 4 4 4 0 0 .149 .212 .255 .106 1 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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Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-11-29 23:00:00 (link to chat)Not physically, but just in terms of offense/defense production, will Ke'Bryan Hayes be the next (1)Bill Mueller, (2)Clete Boyer, or (3)Brooks Robinson? Love that glove, and the bat looks just fine, too. Thanks, Wilson!
(pro golfer Nacho Elvira from Montevideo)
Man, Bill Mueller's a great call there. One of my favorite little secret squirrel players of the era. I'll go with him on principle, also because it's an excuse to drop this sweet, sweet swing into the mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlrlQ4qkZJ8 (Wilson Karaman)
2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Orioles-Nats would be great for baseball. As a lifelong O's fan- back to the days of Brooks Robinson, this season has been a very pleasnat surprise. And how about the Nats- no more "first in war, first in peace and last in the American League". Gonzalez just struck out 200. Walter Johnson was the Washington player to do that!
(john from ct)
Not a question, so I don't have an answer, I just love the excitement. (Bill Parker)
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)3B fWAR/GP A. Beltre - 0.0280 Ken Boyer - 0.0311 Brooks Robinson - 0.0327 Ron Santo - 0.0354 There are some bad 3B in the HOF, Beltre needs to step up his offense if he wants to be voted in.
(Bob from Seattle)
The Seattle ballpark and his own lack of consistency really hurt him there. (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)RE: Red Sox. Re-sign V-mart, trade for Adrian Gonzalez (they have the prospects to get it done, I'm pretty sure), move Youk to third, put Lowrie at SS, and hope that the outfield can stay reasonably healthy next year. How's that for a plan?
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
I wonder if your defense tips over into a bad place at that point. Youk wasn't exactly Brooks Robinson over there. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone's HOF case ever been hurt more by the era they played in than Santo? His numbers translated to a normal era have to be pretty awesome.
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
Jay Jaffe probably has ten answers for this question, but Santo has to be up there. Clay Davenport puts Santo at .275/.370/.505 in a standard offensive environment. Another guy who comes to mind, though I'm not saying he's a HOFer, is Graig Nettles. Nettles played in the 1970s, which hurt his numbers, though not as badly as Santo's were hurt, and although he was one of the best gloves ever at his position, played at the same time as Brooks Robinson and Mike Schmidt so that was less impressive than it could have been. There were more good 3B playing when Nettles did (the aforementioned, plus guys who could hit like Buddy Bell, Bill Madlock, George Brett) than there were at any time before in history. (Steven Goldman)
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)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jack Hannahan seems like an adequate replacement for Chavez at the plate, but won't the A's pitchers miss his defense? C'mon--six gold gloves!
(dwiest12 from Vienna VA)
Wow, there's a quadruple reversal of fortune... Hannahan's a decent enough defender, so it isn't like we just went from Brooks Robinson back to Carney Lansford impression of dry timber in high winds. The fact that anyone might see the offensive trade-off as even is what for me is so jarring; Chavez's offensive potential is what we've lost, but admittedly we started losing it years ago, and what we're missing still is that wishcasted maybe that Chavez's bat might yet represent. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)There was a saying about some ball players (like Brooks Robinson, if I recall)that they weren't fast going from home to first, but could outrun anyone going from 1st to 3rd or 2nd to home. In your studies, did you find any clear examples of guys not known to have good footspeed but who were exceptionally good baserunners?
(wileecoyote121 from larchmont, ny)
Robin Yount and Glenn Beckert come to mind. George Brett did really well on tagging on fly balls.

On Yount you might want to check this out. I think I discussed Beckert in this column. (Dan Fox)


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