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Gary Alexander

Gary Wayne Alexander

Positions: Catcher, Designated Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 27, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Locke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1975 (Age 22.169)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Giants/Athletics/Pirates 1975-1981

Final Game: September 28, 1981 (Age 28.185)
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1975 22 SFG NL 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 -27 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1976 23 SFG NL 23 84 73 12 13 1 1 2 7 1 0 10 16 .178 .274 .301 .575 62 22 1 0 0 1 1 2
1977 24 SFG NL 51 143 119 17 36 4 2 5 20 3 1 20 33 .303 .406 .496 .901 142 59 5 2 0 2 2 2/9
1978 25 TOT AL 148 564 498 57 112 20 4 27 84 0 5 57 166 .225 .304 .444 .748 111 221 11 2 1 5 5 D2/793
1978 25 OAK AL 58 199 174 18 36 6 1 10 22 0 3 22 66 .207 .298 .425 .723 107 74 9 1 1 1 2 D/7932
1978 25 CLE AL 90 365 324 39 76 14 3 17 62 0 2 35 100 .235 .308 .454 .761 113 147 2 1 0 4 3 2D
1979 26 CLE AL 110 415 358 54 82 9 2 15 54 4 2 46 100 .229 .313 .391 .704 89 140 7 1 3 7 3 2D/79
1980 27 CLE AL 76 198 178 22 40 7 1 5 31 0 4 17 52 .225 .288 .360 .647 76 64 9 0 0 3 1 D2/79
1981 28 PIT NL 21 51 47 6 10 4 1 1 6 0 0 3 12 .213 .255 .404 .659 82 19 1 0 0 1 0 /379
7 Yrs 432 1459 1276 169 293 45 11 55 202 8 12 154 381 .230 .311 .411 .722 99 525 34 5 4 19 12
162 Game Avg. 162 547 479 63 110 17 4 21 76 3 5 58 143 .230 .311 .411 .722 99 197 13 2 2 7 5
SFG (3 yrs) 77 231 195 30 49 5 3 7 27 4 1 31 51 .251 .355 .415 .770 111 81 6 2 0 3 3
CLE (3 yrs) 276 978 860 115 198 30 6 37 147 4 8 98 252 .230 .306 .408 .714 95 351 18 2 3 14 7
PIT (1 yr) 21 51 47 6 10 4 1 1 6 0 0 3 12 .213 .255 .404 .659 82 19 1 0 0 1 0
OAK (1 yr) 58 199 174 18 36 6 1 10 22 0 3 22 66 .207 .298 .425 .723 107 74 9 1 1 1 2
AL (3 yrs) 334 1177 1034 133 234 36 7 47 169 4 11 120 318 .226 .305 .411 .716 97 425 27 3 4 15 9
NL (4 yrs) 98 282 242 36 59 9 4 8 33 4 1 34 63 .244 .337 .413 .750 106 100 7 2 0 4 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1975 22 SFG NL 3 4 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /2
1976 23 SFG NL 23 84 -3 0 0 -6 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .467 .495 0.2 -0.5 2 2
1977 24 SFG NL 51 143 8 1 -1 -10 2 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .501 .500 1.5 -0.8 15 2/9
1978 25 OAK AL 58 199 1 -2 -2 1 -4 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .489 .496 -0.0 -0.4 0 D/7932
1978 25 CLE AL 90 365 2 -1 1 -3 2 0 0.1 13 13 1.4 .500 .500 1.7 -0.1 16 2D
1979 26 CLE AL 110 415 -7 1 -1 -13 5 -16 -1.5 15 -1 -0.1 .486 .490 1.2 -0.8 12 2D/79
1980 27 CLE AL 76 198 -6 -0 -1 -2 -3 -12 -1.3 7 -6 -0.6 .483 .492 -0.4 -0.5 -4 D2/79
1981 28 PIT NL 21 51 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.0 -0.0 1 /379
7 Seasons 432 1459 -5 -1 -4 -34 2 -42 -4.2 51 9 0.6 .490 .495 4.1 -3.2 43
SFG (3 yrs) 77 231 5 1 -0 -17 4 -8 -0.9 7 -0 -0.2 .489 .499 1.6 -1.4 17
CLE (3 yrs) 276 978 -11 -1 -2 -18 4 -28 -2.7 35 7 0.6 .490 .494 2.5 -1.4 25
PIT (1 yr) 21 51 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.0 -0.0 1
OAK (1 yr) 58 199 1 -2 -2 1 -4 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .489 .496 -0.0 -0.4 0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1975 22 SFG NL 4 3 0 0.0 99 .000 .000 .270 .250 .342 .000 .390 .250 .732 -27 .000 -0.5 -0.1 .333 .333 .000
1976 23 SFG NL 84 62 7 3.0 93 .196 .178 .265 .274 .332 .301 .378 .575 .709 62 .368 -3.8 -0.4 .541 .274 .123 1.3
1977 24 SFG NL 143 91 24 7.1 102 .373 .303 .268 .406 .336 .496 .409 .901 .744 142 .688 8.0 0.8 .933 .378 .193 3.8
1978 25 TOT AL 564 408 66 4.3 91 .274 .225 .258 .304 .323 .444 .380 .748 .703 111 .501 6.0 0.6 .684 .323 .219 .0
1978 25 OAK AL 199 152 19 3.3 89 .263 .207 .254 .298 .318 .425 .374 .723 .693 107 .384 1.3 0.1 .627 .328 .218 .0
1978 25 CLE AL 365 256 47 4.9 93 .280 .235 .260 .308 .325 .454 .383 .761 .708 113 .558 4.7 0.5 .718 .321 .219 .0
1979 26 CLE AL 415 295 46 4.2 102 .268 .229 .270 .313 .334 .391 .408 .704 .743 89 .443 -5.4 -0.5 .663 .296 .162 6.3
1980 27 CLE AL 198 154 15 2.6 100 .282 .225 .270 .288 .333 .360 .401 .647 .734 76 .263 -6.1 -0.6 .510 .208 .135 .0
1981 28 PIT NL 51 39 5 3.5 95 .257 .213 .267 .255 .333 .404 .383 .659 .716 82 .422 -1.3 -0.1 .579 .255 .191 .0
7 Yrs 1459 1052 163 4.2 97 .277 .230 .265 .311 .330 .411 .394 .722 .723 99 .465 -3.1 -0.3 .661 .299 .182 14.0
162 Game Avg. 547 395 61 4.2 97 .277 .230 .265 .311 .330 .411 .394 .722 .723 99 .465 -3.1 -0.3 .661 .299 .182 5
SFG (3 yrs) 231 156 31 5.4 99 .300 .251 .267 .355 .334 .415 .397 .770 .731 111 .587 3.7 0.3 .765 .338 .164 5.1
CLE (3 yrs) 978 705 108 4.1 98 .275 .230 .266 .306 .331 .408 .397 .714 .728 95 .453 -6.8 -0.6 .650 .287 .178 7.2
PIT (1 yr) 51 39 5 3.5 95 .257 .213 .267 .255 .333 .404 .383 .659 .716 82 .423 -1.3 -0.1 .579 .255 .191 .0
OAK (1 yr) 199 152 19 3.3 89 .263 .207 .254 .298 .318 .425 .374 .723 .693 107 .385 1.3 0.1 .627 .328 .218 .0
AL (3 yrs) 1177 857 127 4.0 96 .273 .226 .264 .305 .328 .411 .393 .716 .722 97 .442 -5.5 -0.5 .646 .294 .185 7.4
NL (4 yrs) 282 195 36 5.0 98 .291 .244 .267 .337 .334 .413 .394 .750 .728 106 .560 2.4 0.2 .728 .322 .169 5.3

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1975 22 SFG NL 4 0.0% 50.0% 25.0% 0.0% 2.00 1.5 0.00 25%
1976 23 SFG NL 84 2.4% 19.1% 11.9% 4.8% 31% 1.60 4.6 36.5 10.4 0.76 67%
1977 24 SFG NL 143 3.5% 23.1% 14.0% 7.7% 31% 1.65 3.6 23.8 6.0 1.29 58%
1978 25 TOT AL 564 4.8% 29.4% 10.1% 9.0% 46% 2.91 3.0 18.4 5.9 0.78 55%
1978 25 OAK AL 199 5.0% 33.2% 11.1% 8.5% 47% 3.00 2.6 17.4 7.9 1.00 50%
1978 25 CLE AL 365 4.7% 27.4% 9.6% 9.3% 45% 2.86 3.2 19.1 5.2 0.68 58%
1979 26 CLE AL 415 3.6% 24.1% 11.1% 6.3% 32% 2.17 3.6 23.9 6.6 0.95 60%
1980 27 CLE AL 198 2.5% 26.3% 8.6% 6.6% 33% 3.06 3.4 35.6 5.7 1.07 63%
1981 28 PIT NL 51 2.0% 23.5% 5.9% 11.8% 60% 4.00 3.9 47.0 7.8 1.50 69%
7 Yrs 1459 3.8% 26.1% 10.6% 7.6% 38% 2.47 3.3 23.2 6.3 0.92 59%
MLB Averages 1.9% 12.8% 8.5% 6.4% 28% 1.50 7.0 46.9 8.6 1.10 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1975 22 SFG NL -0.5 -0.1 4 0.0 0.1 -0.0 .74 -0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.94 -0.3 1.13 0
1976 23 SFG NL -3.8 -0.4 86 0.0 1.2 -1.2 .98 -0.1 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 0.93 -0.6 0
1977 24 SFG NL 8.0 0.8 148 0.6 3.2 -2.6 1.05 0.9 -0.3 6.0 0.6 0.95 10.2 1.55 17
1978 25 TOT AL 6.0 0.6 572 1.2 12.4 -11.2 1.10 0.8 0.3 8.9 0.9 1.00 10.5 1.65 10
1978 25 OAK AL 1.3 0.1 202 -0.1 4.4 -4.5 1.11 0.2 -0.2 -7.0 -0.7 0.96 1.7 2.05 6
1978 25 CLE AL 4.7 0.5 370 1.2 8.0 -6.8 1.09 0.6 0.5 15.9 1.6 1.02 8.8 1.05 4
1979 26 CLE AL -5.4 -0.5 430 1.1 8.9 -7.7 1.08 -0.5 1.5 -7.7 -0.8 0.98 -8.6 2.09 6
1980 27 CLE AL -6.1 -0.6 204 -0.0 4.0 -4.0 1.11 -0.7 0.7 -7.9 -0.8 1.04 -7.2 1.85 23
1981 28 PIT NL -1.3 -0.1 54 0.2 1.1 -0.9 1.05 0.0 0.2 2.7 0.3 0.93 1.0 1.92 5
7 Yrs -3.1 -0.3 1498 3.2 30.9 -27.7 1.08 0.4 2.6 1.5 0.1 0.99 5.0 1.76 61

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1975 22 SFG NL 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 23 SFG NL 2 0 48% 25 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 44% 6 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 3
1977 24 SFG NL 3 0 23% 68 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 56% 5 3 2 0 0 0 4 1 3
1978 25 TOT AL 3 1 21% 148 0 5 0% 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 3 6 39% 26 17 9 3 2 1 10 3 5
1978 25 OAK AL 2 0 16% 37 0 3 0% 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 67% 5 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 3
1978 25 CLE AL 1 1 23% 111 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 30% 21 15 6 3 2 1 6 3 2
1979 26 CLE AL 4 0 34% 125 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 3 0 2 10 55% 22 11 10 4 2 2 12 3 9
1980 27 CLE AL 3 0 32% 34 0 4 0% 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 50% 8 5 3 5 3 2 3 0 3
1981 28 PIT NL 2 0 39% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
7 Yrs 17 1 29% 416 8 12 40% 8 11 0 1 0 0 4 2 10 0 5 0 5 28 46% 70 43 26 12 7 5 35 10 23

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1975 22 SFG NL 4 25% 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1976 23 SFG NL 84 35% 13 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 17 1 6% 11 4 36% 47 5 11% 3 3 100% 5 3 60% 0
1977 24 SFG NL 143 34% 36 17 7 2 4 1.55 5 0 6 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 25 5 20% 13 3 23% 91 15 16% 10 4 40% 4 3 75% 0
1978 25 TOT AL 564 32% 112 10 1 0 1 1.65 27 1 13 21 6 15 12 0 1 1 100% 103 11 11% 61 9 15% 371 59 16% 28 7 25% 23 8 35% 0
1978 25 OAK AL 199 45% 36 6 1 0 1 2.05 10 0 2 8 2 7 3 0 1 1 100% 34 9 26% 22 3 14% 120 12 10% 9 2 22% 7 2 29% 0
1978 25 CLE AL 365 25% 76 4 0 0 0 1.05 17 1 11 13 4 8 9 0 0 0 69 2 3% 39 6 15% 251 47 19% 19 5 26% 16 6 38% 0
1979 26 CLE AL 415 33% 82 6 2 1 2 2.09 15 0 14 6 9 11 4 0 4 3 75% 83 7 8% 37 12 32% 285 39 14% 28 13 46% 15 7 47% 0
1980 27 CLE AL 198 48% 40 23 7 2 7 1.85 5 0 8 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 55 9 16% 23 6 26% 163 27 17% 16 9 56% 12 6 50% 0
1981 28 PIT NL 51 78% 10 5 0 0 0 1.92 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 13% 3 1 33% 27 6 22% 4 2 50% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 1459 37% 293 61 17 5 14 1.76 55 1 41 35 20 34 21 0 5 4 80% 292 34 12% 148 35 24% 985 151 15% 89 38 43% 59 27 46% 0
MLB Averages 55% 79% 11% 35% 14% 50% 54%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1975 22 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 -27 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 23 26 88 76 13 13 1 1 2 7 1 0 11 18 .171 .273 .289 .562 59 22 1 0 0 1 1
1977 24 77 231 195 30 49 5 3 7 27 4 1 31 51 .251 .355 .415 .770 111 81 6 2 0 3 3
1978 25 225 795 693 87 161 25 7 34 111 4 6 88 217 .232 .319 .436 .755 111 302 17 4 1 8 8
1979 26 335 1210 1051 141 243 34 9 49 165 8 8 134 317 .231 .317 .421 .738 103 442 24 5 4 15 11
1980 27 411 1408 1229 163 283 41 10 54 196 8 12 151 369 .230 .313 .412 .725 100 506 33 5 4 18 12
1981 28 432 1459 1276 169 293 45 11 55 202 8 12 154 381 .230 .311 .411 .722 99 525 34 5 4 19 12

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1975 22 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 3
1976 23 23 86 74 14 14 1 1 2 8 1 11 16 .189 .291 .311 .602 7 23
1977 24 51 143 119 17 36 4 2 5 20 3 20 33 .303 .406 .496 .901 24 51
1978 25 148 578 508 66 122 22 4 29 97 0 62 166 .240 .322 .470 .793 78 148
1979 26 111 419 361 55 83 9 2 15 55 4 47 101 .230 .315 .391 .705 45 110
1980 27 76 198 178 22 40 7 1 5 31 0 17 52 .225 .288 .360 .647 19 76
1981 28 32 77 71 9 15 6 2 2 9 0 4 18 .211 .247 .437 .683 8 21
7 Yrs 444 1505 1314 184 310 49 12 58 220 8 162 388 .236 .318 .424 .742 181 432
162 Game Avg. 162 549 479 67 113 18 4 21 80 3 59 142 .236 .318 .424 .742 66 432



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1978 Jul 2nd AL Player of the Week

Home Runs s c a p y
1978 AL  27 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1978 AL  166 (1st)
1979 AL  100 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1978 AL  18.4 (9th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1900), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2111), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (590th), 0.6 career WAR/0.6 7yr-peak WAR/0.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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