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Carl Yastrzemski LFRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
23 13991 .285 .379 .462 128 106.2
Birth Date8-22-1939
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age80 years, 2 months, 21 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
1961 BOS 21 148 643 155 31 6 11 50 96 3 6 5 .266 .324 .396 85 -7.6 1.7 -2.2 0.6
1962 BOS 22 160 719 191 43 6 19 66 82 3 7 4 .296 .363 .469 109 14.1 1.2 18.8 5.1
1963 BOS 23 151 668 183 40 3 14 95 72 1 8 5 .321 .418 .475 140 35.5 0.8 11.1 6.8
1964 BOS 24 151 646 164 29 9 15 75 90 2 6 5 .289 .374 .451 111 11.0 0.3 17.6 5.2
1965 BOS 25 133 571 154 45 3 20 70 58 1 7 6 .312 .395 .536 143 30.5 -0.4 -0.9 4.5
1966 BOS 26 160 680 165 39 2 16 84 60 1 8 9 .278 .368 .431 115 13.5 -2.4 31.0 6.2
1967 BOS 27 161 680 189 31 4 44 91 69 4 10 8 .326 .418 .622 181 61.5 3.4 18.5 11.2
1968 BOS 28 157 664 162 32 2 23 119 90 2 13 6 .301 .426 .495 163 47.4 1.4 20.2 10.1
1969 BOS 29 162 707 154 28 2 40 101 91 1 15 7 .255 .362 .507 140 40.5 -0.3 21.1 8.2
1970 BOS 30 161 697 186 29 0 40 128 66 1 23 13 .329 .452 .592 174 67.9 3.0 6.8 9.3
1971 BOS 31 148 620 129 21 2 15 106 60 1 8 7 .254 .381 .392 121 19.5 1.5 20.9 6.1
1972 BOS 32 125 535 120 18 2 12 67 44 4 5 4 .264 .357 .391 114 10.4 6.2 5.5 3.6
1973 BOS 33 152 652 160 25 4 19 105 58 0 9 7 .296 .407 .463 141 34.4 2.4 5.1 5.6
1974 BOS 34 148 633 155 25 2 15 104 48 3 12 7 .301 .414 .445 140 31.7 -0.1 -9.0 3.4
1975 BOS 35 149 634 146 30 1 14 87 67 2 8 4 .269 .371 .405 110 10.8 0.0 6.2 2.5
1976 BOS 36 155 636 146 23 2 21 80 67 1 5 6 .267 .357 .432 127 21.2 -3.6 3.0 3.2
1977 BOS 37 150 643 165 27 3 28 73 40 1 11 1 .296 .372 .505 128 24.5 2.7 16.0 5.8
1978 BOS 38 144 611 145 21 2 17 76 44 3 4 5 .277 .367 .423 119 14.9 -5.9 6.5 2.7
1979 BOS 39 147 590 140 28 1 21 62 46 2 3 3 .270 .346 .450 112 10.6 -6.8 8.9 2.1
1980 BOS 40 105 412 100 21 1 15 44 38 0 0 2 .275 .350 .462 115 7.9 1.1 -0.6 1.5
1981 BOS 41 91 390 83 14 1 7 49 28 0 0 1 .246 .338 .355 102 0.3 -1.0 2.5 0.6
1982 BOS 42 131 523 126 22 1 16 59 50 2 0 1 .275 .358 .431 119 12.6 -4.0 0.5 1.5
1983 BOS 43 119 437 101 24 0 10 54 29 2 0 0 .266 .359 .408 110 5.1 -5.8 -0.1 0.4
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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
1961 BOS MLB AL 148 643 .254 .324 .394 .299 106 -7.3 18.2 -4.3 85 7 -2.2 1.7 -7.6 0.6
1962 BOS MLB AL 160 719 .256 .323 .398 .314 105 11.6 20.0 -4.8 109 8 18.8 1.2 14.1 5.1
1963 BOS MLB AL 151 668 .248 .310 .380 .348 106 40.9 16.7 -4 140 10 11.1 0.8 35.5 6.8
1964 BOS MLB AL 151 646 .248 .309 .379 .322 110 13.1 16.6 1 111 9 17.6 0.3 11.0 5.2
1965 BOS MLB AL 133 571 .239 .304 .363 .319 112 31.5 14.4 -3.2 143 10 -0.9 -0.4 30.5 4.5
1966 BOS MLB AL 160 680 .241 .302 .365 .287 112 12.3 17.3 -4 115 11 31.0 -2.4 13.5 6.2
1967 BOS MLB AL 161 680 .235 .300 .349 .308 111 66.6 16.3 -3.8 181 10 18.5 3.4 61.5 11.2
1968 BOS MLB AL 157 664 .228 .292 .339 .323 104 49 14.6 -3.5 163 8 20.2 1.4 47.4 10.1
1969 BOS MLB AL 162 707 .243 .315 .365 .241 107 25.4 18.1 -5.1 140 12 21.1 -0.3 40.5 8.2
1970 BOS MLB AL 161 697 .248 .318 .375 .316 110 62.1 18.9 -8.7 174 12 6.8 3.0 67.9 9.3
1971 BOS MLB AL 148 620 .247 .316 .366 .260 112 11.2 15.3 -3.6 121 8 20.9 1.5 19.5 6.1
1972 BOS MLB AL 125 535 .239 .302 .341 .265 105 8.5 12.6 -4.7 114 12 5.5 6.2 10.4 3.6
1973 BOS MLB AL 152 652 .258 .325 .381 .301 105 31.5 17.2 -7.4 141 10 5.1 2.4 34.4 5.6
1974 BOS MLB AL 148 633 .257 .320 .368 .302 108 30.5 16.4 -7.7 140 10 -9.0 -0.1 31.7 3.4
1975 BOS MLB AL 149 634 .258 .325 .378 .284 108 6.5 16.7 -10.4 110 10 6.2 0.0 10.8 2.5
1976 BOS MLB AL 155 636 .253 .317 .355 .268 105 11.7 16.0 -8.1 127 9 3.0 -3.6 21.2 3.2
1977 BOS MLB AL 150 643 .266 .326 .402 .273 115 16.9 18.0 -4.8 128 11 16.0 2.7 24.5 5.8
1978 BOS MLB AL 144 611 .260 .323 .386 .272 111 10.7 15.9 -6.7 119 9 6.5 -5.9 14.9 2.7
1979 BOS MLB AL 147 590 .272 .334 .414 .259 108 7.4 16.5 -8.8 112 11 8.9 -6.8 10.6 2.1
1980 BOS MLB AL 105 412 .272 .331 .402 .271 107 6.1 11.1 -5.5 115 13 -0.6 1.1 7.9 1.5
1981 BOS MLB AL 91 390 .255 .319 .367 .248 105 -0.8 9.9 -6.3 102 12 2.5 -1.0 0.3 0.6
1982 BOS MLB AL 131 523 .261 .324 .392 .278 108 6.4 14.1 -8.7 119 11 0.5 -4.0 12.6 1.5
1983 BOS MLB AL 119 437 .262 .322 .393 .266 106 3.2 11.9 -7.4 110 7 -0.1 -5.8 5.1 0.4

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
1961 BOS MLB AL 643 583 71 155 31 6 11 231 80 50 96 6 5 .266 .324 .396 .130 5 2
1962 BOS MLB AL 719 646 99 191 43 6 19 303 94 66 82 7 4 .296 .363 .469 .173 2 2
1963 BOS MLB AL 668 570 91 183 40 3 14 271 68 95 72 8 5 .321 .418 .475 .154 1 1
1964 BOS MLB AL 646 567 77 164 29 9 15 256 67 75 90 6 5 .289 .374 .451 .162 1 1
1965 BOS MLB AL 571 494 78 154 45 3 20 265 72 70 58 7 6 .312 .395 .536 .225 4 2
1966 BOS MLB AL 680 594 81 165 39 2 16 256 80 84 60 8 9 .278 .368 .431 .153 1 0
1967 BOS MLB AL 680 579 112 189 31 4 44 360 121 91 69 10 8 .326 .418 .622 .295 5 1
1968 BOS MLB AL 664 539 90 162 32 2 23 267 74 119 90 13 6 .301 .426 .495 .195 4 0
1969 BOS MLB AL 707 603 96 154 28 2 40 306 111 101 91 15 7 .255 .362 .507 .252 2 0
1970 BOS MLB AL 697 566 125 186 29 0 40 335 102 128 66 23 13 .329 .452 .592 .263 2 0
1971 BOS MLB AL 620 508 75 129 21 2 15 199 70 106 60 8 7 .254 .381 .392 .138 5 0
1972 BOS MLB AL 535 455 70 120 18 2 12 178 68 67 44 5 4 .264 .357 .391 .127 9 0
1973 BOS MLB AL 652 540 82 160 25 4 19 250 95 105 58 9 7 .296 .407 .463 .167 6 1
1974 BOS MLB AL 633 515 93 155 25 2 15 229 79 104 48 12 7 .301 .414 .445 .144 11 0
1975 BOS MLB AL 634 543 91 146 30 1 14 220 60 87 67 8 4 .269 .371 .405 .136 2 0
1976 BOS MLB AL 636 546 71 146 23 2 21 236 102 80 67 5 6 .267 .357 .432 .165 8 1
1977 BOS MLB AL 643 558 99 165 27 3 28 282 102 73 40 11 1 .296 .372 .505 .210 11 0
1978 BOS MLB AL 611 523 70 145 21 2 17 221 81 76 44 4 5 .277 .367 .423 .145 8 1
1979 BOS MLB AL 590 518 69 140 28 1 21 233 87 62 46 3 3 .270 .346 .450 .180 8 0
1980 BOS MLB AL 412 364 49 100 21 1 15 168 50 44 38 0 2 .275 .350 .462 .187 3 1
1981 BOS MLB AL 390 338 36 83 14 1 7 120 53 49 28 0 1 .246 .338 .355 .109 3 0
1982 BOS MLB AL 523 459 53 126 22 1 16 198 72 59 50 0 1 .275 .358 .431 .157 3 0
1983 BOS MLB AL 437 380 38 101 24 0 10 155 56 54 29 0 0 .266 .359 .408 .142 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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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)So I have to say I don't quite understand the Raines HOF love around these parts (although I guess better that than more Rice love.) He was a very good player with a couple of great years and he did all the little things yeah yeah, but basically we are talking about seven at best good/great years and a bunch of filler. He was a good basestealer and an onbase threat, but he wasn't a fantastic defender and he didn't have much power despite playing a position where you usually like to see some. That doesn't seem like a HOF shoe in at all, but rather marginal at best. Obv the Hall is filled with many such characters (and a number of well below marginal ones), but is adding one more really something we want to make a big cause celeb over?
(Alex from SF, CA)
Raines had more than a couple of great years. He's one of the top 10 LFs of all time. compares quite favorably to the average HOF LF in terms of his value at his peak and over the course of his career. He was every little bit as valuable as Tony Gwynn both at his peak and over the coursse of his career due to his ability to get on base and to advance himself.

From the JAWS piece I wrote:

"According to JAWS, Raines compares quite favorably to the average Hall of Fame left fielder, breezing past both career and peak benchmarks. By this measure he ranks as the ninth-best left fielder of all time, behind Barry Bonds, Stan Musial, Rickey Henderson, Ted Williams, Pete Rose, Jim O'Rourke, Ed Delahanty, and Carl Yastrzemski--some pretty fair ballplayers. If that sounds crazy, consider that the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract ranked Raines eighth back in 2001, calling him the second-most valuable leadoff hitter in history, behind only Henderson. If you weren't around for it, he was that good. Raines' overall WARP score ranks 81st all-time, 62nd among hitters. His peak score ranks 122nd all-time, 91st among hitters, and his JAWS is 88th all-time, 67th among hitters. If those numbers sound low, consider that the Hall of Fame contains 198 players whose major league careers we can measure via this method (i.e., non Negro-Leaguers or late-career crossovers like Satchel Paige and Monte Irvin), and historical estimates suggest we're witnessing another 30 or so Hall of Famers currently active."

For the rest of the piece please see here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=7007 (Jay Jaffe)


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