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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
23 11229 .279 .362 .431 121 51.1
Birth Date4-1-1944
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age75 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsL
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
1963 HOU 19 150 585 115 17 4 6 59 58 5 0 0 .224 .309 .308 84 -5.7 0.7 9.4 1.3
1964 HOU 20 89 320 63 10 2 8 21 31 3 1 1 .216 .272 .346 92 -1.3 -1.1 -1.2 0.1
1965 HOU 21 131 470 105 20 1 14 52 57 2 3 0 .256 .339 .412 118 11.7 -3.5 3.9 2.2
1966 HOU 22 153 628 155 28 3 13 58 61 1 2 1 .280 .345 .412 106 6.3 -3.3 12.4 2.9
1967 HOU 23 149 621 182 44 1 10 60 47 3 0 4 .333 .398 .473 142 29.8 -1.1 3.1 4.8
1968 HOU 24 161 682 172 37 1 6 73 57 7 2 0 .291 .373 .387 127 21.4 -1.0 0.6 3.3
1969 MON 25 158 673 166 26 5 29 110 61 9 3 4 .302 .426 .526 153 48.2 -6.3 4.1 6.3
1970 MON 26 160 699 156 23 7 30 112 93 3 12 11 .274 .394 .497 136 36.2 -1.4 8.3 5.8
1971 MON 27 162 690 186 34 6 19 74 42 9 9 5 .311 .392 .482 133 30.4 3.9 9.7 6.2
1972 NYN 28 66 278 70 11 0 9 31 13 2 0 1 .293 .372 .452 133 10.9 -1.7 -6.2 0.8
1973 NYN 29 152 666 163 36 1 15 74 52 3 1 1 .279 .361 .421 118 17.0 -2.0 6.1 3.5
1974 NYN 30 151 649 145 22 2 19 77 39 3 2 1 .258 .347 .406 114 13.3 -3.6 -2.9 1.9
1975 NYN 31 155 670 162 30 4 19 77 55 9 2 0 .282 .371 .448 128 24.9 1.7 -5.7 3.4
1976 DET 32 161 690 176 28 3 15 83 49 7 3 1 .299 .386 .433 136 29.8 -2.3 -14.0 2.6
1977 DET 33 158 695 173 34 3 22 59 47 1 1 1 .278 .336 .448 107 8.3 -1.5 0.0 1.4
1978 DET 34 162 734 175 30 1 24 76 35 3 3 1 .273 .347 .435 114 13.9 -7.5 0.0 1.5
1979 DET 35 68 288 58 12 1 9 32 18 5 1 0 .236 .331 .402 106 3.0 -1.2 0.0 0.5
1979 MON 35 38 101 23 3 0 3 14 10 0 0 0 .267 .366 .407 106 1.0 -1.6 -1.1 0.0
1980 TEX 36 109 388 102 23 2 9 39 18 2 1 1 .300 .370 .459 118 8.9 -5.3 4.1 1.3
1981 NYN 37 70 186 51 9 0 5 22 12 1 1 0 .317 .398 .466 136 6.7 -4.2 0.0 0.5
1982 NYN 38 112 250 53 9 0 3 24 10 0 0 0 .242 .309 .324 93 -1.4 -2.2 0.9 0.2
1983 NYN 39 104 132 34 6 0 3 14 10 1 0 0 .296 .371 .426 105 0.8 0.4 -0.5 0.4
1984 NYN 40 78 79 19 4 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 .264 .291 .361 78 -1.8 0.2 -0.6 0.0
1985 NYN 41 54 55 12 3 0 1 10 4 0 0 0 .267 .400 .400 115 1.1 0.0 -0.1 0.3
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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
1963 HOU MLB NL 150 585 .244 .303 .363 .242 89 -3.2 14.7 -8 84 8 9.4 0.7 -5.7 1.3
1964 HOU MLB NL 89 320 .253 .307 .371 .214 91 -6.2 8.2 -4 92 12 -1.2 -1.1 -1.3 0.1
1965 HOU MLB NL 131 470 .242 .302 .364 .265 94 9.8 11.9 -4.1 118 13 3.9 -3.5 11.7 2.2
1966 HOU MLB NL 153 628 .258 .311 .386 .291 99 16.5 16.0 -5.2 106 10 12.4 -3.3 6.3 2.9
1967 HOU MLB NL 149 621 .247 .304 .360 .347 99 39.4 14.4 -5.3 142 10 3.1 -1.1 29.8 4.8
1968 HOU MLB NL 161 682 .241 .295 .341 .312 89 24.9 13.4 -8.3 127 8 0.6 -1.0 21.4 3.3
1969 MON MLB NL 158 673 .248 .312 .365 .298 104 49.7 17.3 -6.4 153 9 4.1 -6.3 48.2 6.3
1970 MON MLB NL 160 699 .258 .324 .391 .280 101 42.8 19.0 -7 136 9 8.3 -1.4 36.2 5.8
1971 MON MLB NL 162 690 .252 .312 .365 .308 102 33.9 16.8 -6.2 133 10 9.7 3.9 30.4 6.2
1972 NYN MLB NL 66 278 .251 .313 .372 .275 95 15.4 6.5 -2.4 133 15 -6.2 -1.7 10.9 0.8
1973 NYN MLB NL 152 666 .257 .320 .376 .284 97 18.3 17.6 -6.5 118 11 6.1 -2.0 17.0 3.5
1974 NYN MLB NL 151 649 .254 .321 .366 .247 99 16.1 16.8 -6.2 114 11 -2.9 -3.6 13.3 1.9
1975 NYN MLB NL 155 670 .258 .321 .371 .281 96 32.2 17.6 -6.5 128 9 -5.7 1.7 24.9 3.4
1976 DET MLB AL 161 690 .256 .316 .361 .300 101 30.8 17.4 -7.5 136 9 -14.0 -2.3 29.8 2.6
1977 DET MLB AL 158 695 .268 .328 .405 .268 103 5.9 19.4 -12.4 107 10 0.0 -1.5 8.3 1.4
1978 DET MLB AL 162 734 .263 .323 .387 .254 103 12.7 19.1 -12.2 114 7 0.0 -7.5 13.9 1.5
1979 DET MLB AL 68 288 .270 .330 .404 .220 102 -1.2 8.1 -5.1 106 8 0.0 -1.2 3.0 0.5
1979 MON MLB NL 38 101 .259 .325 .381 .270 97 0.8 2.8 -1.5 106 8 -1.1 -1.6 1.0 0.0
1980 TEX MLB AL 109 388 .269 .328 .399 .292 101 10.7 10.5 -6.2 118 13 4.1 -5.3 8.9 1.3
1981 NYN MLB NL 70 186 .251 .312 .356 .315 99 11.1 4.7 -2.5 136 14 0.0 -4.2 6.7 0.5
1982 NYN MLB NL 112 250 .255 .314 .371 .236 101 -5.8 6.7 -2.2 93 12 0.9 -2.2 -1.4 0.2
1983 NYN MLB NL 104 132 .250 .312 .363 .298 96 4.8 3.6 -0.5 105 12 -0.5 0.4 0.8 0.4
1984 NYN MLB NL 78 79 .242 .306 .347 .277 95 -2.8 2.1 -0.1 78 14 -0.6 0.2 -1.8 0.0
1985 NYN MLB NL 54 55 .250 .321 .363 .275 93 1.5 1.5 0 115 19 -0.1 0.0 1.1 0.3

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
1963 HOU MLB NL 585 513 43 115 17 4 6 158 45 59 58 0 0 .224 .309 .308 .084 2 6
1964 HOU MLB NL 320 292 26 63 10 2 8 101 35 21 31 1 1 .216 .272 .346 .130 4 0
1965 HOU MLB NL 470 410 43 105 20 1 14 169 63 52 57 3 0 .256 .339 .412 .156 5 1
1966 HOU MLB NL 628 554 60 155 28 3 13 228 81 58 61 2 1 .280 .345 .412 .132 8 7
1967 HOU MLB NL 621 546 71 182 44 1 10 258 74 60 47 0 4 .333 .398 .473 .139 6 6
1968 HOU MLB NL 682 591 54 172 37 1 6 229 72 73 57 2 0 .291 .373 .387 .096 4 7
1969 MON MLB NL 673 549 89 166 26 5 29 289 79 110 61 3 4 .302 .426 .526 .224 1 4
1970 MON MLB NL 699 569 98 156 23 7 30 283 94 112 93 12 11 .274 .394 .497 .223 4 11
1971 MON MLB NL 690 599 94 186 34 6 19 289 97 74 42 9 5 .311 .392 .482 .172 5 3
1972 NYN MLB NL 278 239 32 70 11 0 9 108 38 31 13 0 1 .293 .372 .452 .159 5 1
1973 NYN MLB NL 666 585 77 163 36 1 15 246 76 74 52 1 1 .279 .361 .421 .142 3 1
1974 NYN MLB NL 649 561 65 145 22 2 19 228 78 77 39 2 1 .258 .347 .406 .148 7 1
1975 NYN MLB NL 670 574 93 162 30 4 19 257 105 77 55 2 0 .282 .371 .448 .166 9 1
1976 DET MLB AL 690 589 73 176 28 3 15 255 96 83 49 3 1 .299 .386 .433 .134 11 0
1977 DET MLB AL 695 623 84 173 34 3 22 279 101 59 47 1 1 .278 .336 .448 .170 10 2
1978 DET MLB AL 734 642 75 175 30 1 24 279 121 76 35 3 1 .273 .347 .435 .162 11 2
1979 MON MLB NL 101 86 9 23 3 0 3 35 14 14 10 0 0 .267 .366 .407 .140 1 0
1979 DET MLB AL 288 246 32 58 12 1 9 99 40 32 18 1 0 .236 .331 .402 .167 4 1
1980 TEX MLB AL 388 340 42 102 23 2 9 156 55 39 18 1 1 .300 .370 .459 .159 6 1
1981 NYN MLB NL 186 161 9 51 9 0 5 75 21 22 12 1 0 .317 .398 .466 .149 2 0
1982 NYN MLB NL 250 219 11 53 9 0 3 71 27 24 10 0 0 .242 .309 .324 .082 6 1
1983 NYN MLB NL 132 115 5 34 6 0 3 49 28 14 10 0 0 .296 .371 .426 .130 2 0
1984 NYN MLB NL 79 72 2 19 4 0 1 26 18 4 9 0 0 .264 .291 .361 .097 3 0
1985 NYN MLB NL 55 45 2 12 3 0 1 18 8 10 4 0 0 .267 .400 .400 .133 0 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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton and Starlin Castro all played last year at age 20. Has there ever been a year when that many 20-year-olds did as well in the majors as those three? Of the players who've done that in the past, have most ended up in Cooperstown?
(Rex Little from Big Bear, CA)
Restricting our inquiry to hitters who had at least 200 PAs, last year had four: the ones you mention plus Ruben Tejada. Years with four 20 year-old hitters aren't so rare (e.g. 1976, 1970), but the only year in recent memory with MORE 20 year-old hitters is 1964. That year, Ed Kranepool, Rusty Staub, Tony Conigliaro, Derrell Griffith, Ed Kirkpatrick, and Terry Jones all played their age-20 seasons. As best I can tell, that (6) is the record. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems that in a few years, Omar Vizquel will join Rusty Staub and Harold Baines as the only guys with 11,000 PAs who are not in the HOF. My loose understanding of the argument against Omar is that while his counting and rate stats compare favorably with the Wiz, after adjusting for eras he comes out a little short offensively (84 OPS+ to 87), but the big difference is defense. Apparently the gulf between their defensive abilities was so great that Ozzie was a 90%+ slam dunk inner-circle type of election, and Omar isn't even a bubble guy. Two questions: Was Ozzie overvalued when he went in, and if not can you shine some light on the defensive differences? Thanks
(ericturner29 from Chicago)
Ozzie Smith's defensive excellence is well-supported by the numbers, as systems such as WARP and Win Shares both love him. Vizquel is more of a mixed bag. The current iteration of WARP most definitely does NOT love him, but I suspect that the forthcoming play-by-play based system will correct that somewhat; his pbp-based UZR numbers eyeball as pretty decent.
Beyond that it's worth noting that Ozzie does have an advantage over Omar with the stick, via a .261 EQA to .254. IN terms of Batting Runs Above Average, the difference is about 100 runs. (Jay Jaffe)


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