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Matt Alexander

Matthew Alexander

Positions: Pinch Runner, Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: January 30, 1947 in Shreveport, LA
High School: Bethune HS (Shreveport, LA)
School: Grambling State University (Grambling, LA)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1968 amateur draft.
Signed July 9, 1968. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1973 (Age 26.205)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Pirates/Cubs 1973-1981

Final Game: October 3, 1981 (Age 34.246)
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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
1973 26 CHC NL 12 6 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 /8
1974 27 CHC NL 45 74 54 15 11 2 1 0 0 8 4 12 12 .204 .358 .278 .636 78 15 2 1 7 0 1 5/849
1975 28 OAK AL 63 11 10 16 1 0 0 0 0 17 10 1 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 -17 1 0 0 0 0 0 D/94857
1976 29 OAK AL 61 30 30 16 1 0 0 0 0 20 7 0 5 .033 .033 .033 .067 -80 1 0 0 0 0 0 D9/87
1977 30 OAK AL 90 47 42 24 10 1 0 0 2 26 14 4 6 .238 .304 .262 .566 59 11 0 0 1 0 0 8D69/745
1978 31 PIT NL 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 32 PIT NL 44 13 13 16 7 0 1 0 1 13 1 0 0 .538 .538 .692 1.231 228 9 0 0 0 0 0 /7896
1980 33 PIT NL 37 3 3 13 1 1 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 170 2 0 0 0 0 0 /874
1981 34 PIT NL 15 11 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727 104 4 0 0 0 0 0 /87
9 Yrs 374 195 168 111 36 4 2 0 4 103 42 18 26 .214 .294 .262 .556 57 44 2 1 8 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 84 73 48 16 2 1 0 2 45 18 8 11 .214 .294 .262 .556 57 19 1 0 3 0 0
PIT (4 yrs) 103 27 27 36 12 1 1 0 1 30 7 0 1 .444 .444 .556 1.000 172 15 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (3 yrs) 214 88 82 56 12 1 0 0 2 63 31 5 12 .146 .195 .159 .354 2 13 0 0 1 0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 57 80 59 19 12 2 1 0 1 10 4 13 13 .203 .356 .271 .627 76 16 2 1 7 0 1
NL (6 yrs) 160 107 86 55 24 3 2 0 2 40 11 13 14 .279 .380 .360 .740 105 31 2 1 7 0 1
AL (3 yrs) 214 88 82 56 12 1 0 0 2 63 31 5 12 .146 .195 .159 .354 2 13 0 0 1 0 0

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
1973 26 CHC NL 12 6 -0 1 0 -0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /8
1974 27 CHC NL 45 74 -0 1 0 -5 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .490 .497 0.3 -0.5 4 5/849
1975 28 OAK AL 63 11 -1 -2 0 -0 -2 -5 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .492 .497 -0.4 -0.2 -4 D/94857
1976 29 OAK AL 61 30 -6 0 0 1 -2 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.7 .487 .495 -0.8 -0.2 -7 D9/87
1977 30 OAK AL 90 47 -3 -1 0 -2 -2 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .491 .495 -0.4 -0.4 -4 8D69/745
1978 31 PIT NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1979 32 PIT NL 44 13 2 1 0 1 -0 4 0.5 0 5 0.5 .511 .503 0.4 0.1 4 /7896
1980 33 PIT NL 37 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.2 0.1 2 /874
1981 34 PIT NL 15 11 1 -0 0 2 -0 2 0.3 0 3 0.3 .519 .502 0.1 0.2 1 /87
9 Seasons 374 195 -7 1 1 -4 -5 -14 -1.4 7 -7 -0.8 .496 .498 -0.5 -0.8 -4
PIT (4 yrs) 103 27 3 3 0 4 0 10 1.1 1 11 1.2 .511 .502 0.7 0.4 7
OAK (3 yrs) 214 88 -9 -3 0 -2 -6 -19 -2.1 3 -16 -1.8 .490 .496 -1.6 -0.7 -15
CHC (2 yrs) 57 80 -1 2 0 -6 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .492 .498 0.4 -0.6 4

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
1973 26 CHC NL 6 4 1 6.8 102 .250 .200 .270 .333 .341 .200 .402 .533 .743 48 .696 -0.3 -0.0 1.000 .600 .000 .0
1974 27 CHC NL 74 56 6 2.9 97 .262 .204 .266 .358 .338 .278 .384 .636 .723 78 .330 -1.1 -0.1 .653 .370 .074 .0
1975 28 OAK AL 11 19 -7 -9.9 91 .111 .100 .256 .182 .325 .100 .376 .282 .701 -17 .000 -1.6 -0.2 .474 .800 .000 .0
1976 29 OAK AL 30 36 -2 -1.5 82 .040 .033 .250 .033 .314 .033 .353 .067 .666 -80 .000 -6.7 -0.7 .389 .433 .000 .0
1977 30 OAK AL 47 47 0 0.0 97 .278 .238 .263 .304 .326 .262 .400 .566 .726 59 .000 -2.3 -0.2 .587 .405 .024 .0
1979 32 PIT NL 13 7 7 26.9 104 .538 .538 .275 .538 .341 .692 .408 1.231 .749 228 .965 2.1 0.2 3.000 1.077 .154 .0
1980 33 PIT NL 3 5 -5 -27.0 97 .333 .333 .270 .333 .333 .667 .392 1.000 .725 170 .000 0.3 0.0 1.800 2.667 .333 .0
1981 34 PIT NL 11 9 1 3.0 95 .400 .364 .267 .364 .333 .364 .383 .727 .716 104 .360 -0.0 0.0 .556 .091 .000 .0
9 Yrs 195 184 1 0.2 95 .254 .214 .263 .294 .330 .262 .384 .556 .715 57 .002 -9.6 -1.0 .705 .518 .048 .0
162 Game Avg. 84 80 0 0.2 95 .254 .214 .263 .294 .330 .262 .384 .556 .715 57 .002 -9.6 -1.0 .705 .518 .048
PIT (4 yrs) 27 22 3 3.7 100 .462 .444 .271 .444 .337 .556 .396 1.000 .733 172 .432 2.4 0.2 1.727 .963 .111 .0
OAK (3 yrs) 88 102 -9 -2.4 91 .171 .146 .257 .195 .322 .159 .380 .354 .701 2 -10.5 -1.1 .495 .463 .012 .0
CHC (2 yrs) 80 60 7 3.2 97 .261 .203 .266 .356 .338 .271 .386 .627 .724 76 .365 -1.4 -0.1 .679 .390 .068 .0
NL (6 yrs) 107 82 10 3.3 98 .333 .279 .268 .380 .338 .360 .389 .740 .727 105 .384 1.0 0.1 .987 .570 .081 .0
AL (3 yrs) 88 102 -9 -2.4 91 .171 .146 .257 .195 .322 .159 .380 .354 .701 2 -10.5 -1.1 .495 .463 .012 .0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1979 32 PIT NL NLCS CIN W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 ❍ 32 PIT NL WS BAL W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1973 26 CHC NL 6 0.0% 16.7% 16.7% 0.0% 0% 1.00 5.0 5.0 0.00 67%
1974 27 CHC NL 74 0.0% 16.2% 16.2% 4.1% 27% 1.00 4.5 3.22 57%
1975 28 OAK AL 11 0.0% 9.1% 9.1% 0.0% 0% 1.00 10.0 1.33 82%
1976 29 OAK AL 30 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 6.0 1.88 83%
1977 30 OAK AL 47 0.0% 12.8% 8.5% 2.1% 10% 1.50 7.0 21.0 1.08 77%
1979 32 PIT NL 13 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.7% 14% 13.0 2.50 100%
1980 33 PIT NL 3 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 100% 100%
1981 34 PIT NL 11 0.0% 9.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 11.0 0.67 91%
9 Yrs 195 0.0% 13.3% 9.2% 3.1% 17% 1.44 6.5 42.0 1.73 73%
MLB Averages 1.9% 12.9% 8.6% 6.3% 27% 1.51 6.9 46.7 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
1973 26 CHC NL -0.3 -0.0 8 0.1 0.2 -0.1 1.04 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.97 0.4 0.75 0
1974 27 CHC NL -1.1 -0.1 89 -0.3 1.3 -1.6 1.29 -0.1 -0.1 -4.3 -0.4 1.01 -2.7 0.99 11
1975 28 OAK AL -1.6 -0.2 46 0.3 0.9 -0.6 .97 -0.1 0.4 -1.6 -0.2 1.04 -1.5 0.01 2
1976 29 OAK AL -6.7 -0.7 58 0.2 1.2 -0.9 1.47 -0.3 0.4 -3.5 -0.4 1.06 -4.8 0.00 2
1977 30 OAK AL -2.3 -0.2 97 0.3 2.2 -1.9 1.55 -0.2 0.4 -2.2 -0.2 1.06 -3.4 0
1978 31 PIT NL 0.0 0.0 5 0.3 0.4 -0.1 1.93 0.1 0.0 0.9 0.1 1.25 0.6
1979 32 PIT NL 2.1 0.2 34 0.9 1.4 -0.5 2.01 0.2 0.2 3.5 0.3 1.08 3.1 0.61 1
1980 33 PIT NL 0.3 0.0 21 0.5 1.2 -0.7 3.14 0.2 -0.1 1.5 0.1 1.18 1.5 0
1981 34 PIT NL -0.0 0.0 16 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 .91 0.0 -0.1 0.9 0.1 0.92 0.2 0.36 4
9 Yrs -9.6 -1.0 374 2.2 8.9 -6.7 1.50 0.0 1.4 -4.3 -0.5 1.05 -6.5 0.65 20

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
1973 26 CHC NL 0 0 36% 15 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
1974 27 CHC NL 2 0 41% 36 8 4 67% 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 36% 7 5 2 0 0 0 4 2 2
1975 28 OAK AL 1 0 30% 46 17 10 63% 17 9 0 1 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 5 78% 2 1 1 2 0 2 5 1 4
1976 29 OAK AL 1 0 35% 43 20 7 74% 18 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 46% 3 2 1 3 2 1 7 3 4
1977 30 OAK AL 0 0 30% 74 26 14 65% 24 14 2 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 8 82% 5 1 4 0 0 0 6 1 5
1979 32 PIT NL 0 0 37% 42 13 1 93% 12 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 75% 5 2 3 0 0 0 7 1 6
1980 33 PIT NL 0 0 37% 38 10 3 77% 10 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 4 56% 3 2 1 2 0 2 4 2 2
1981 34 PIT NL 1 0 39% 18 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
9 Yrs 5 0 34% 318 103 42 71% 97 41 6 1 0 0 18 8 9 0 1 1 7 32 62% 29 15 14 7 2 5 38 11 27

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
1973 26 CHC NL 6 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 3 1 33% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
1974 27 CHC NL 74 100% 11 11 3 0 0 0.99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 16 2 13% 8 6 75% 42 0 0% 2 0 0% 2 2 100% 0
1975 28 OAK AL 11 100% 1 2 0 0 0 0.01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1976 29 OAK AL 30 100% 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 1 1 100% 14 0 0% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1977 30 OAK AL 47 100% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 6 0 0% 5 2 40% 21 2 10% 3 1 33% 1 0 0% 0
1979 32 PIT NL 13 100% 7 1 0 0 0 0.61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 4 1 25% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1980 33 PIT NL 3 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1981 34 PIT NL 11 100% 4 4 3 0 0 0.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 195 100% 36 20 6 0 0 0.65 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 100% 29 2 7% 16 9 56% 92 5 5% 6 1 17% 5 3 60% 0
MLB Averages 55% 78% 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
1973 26 12 6 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 48 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974 27 57 80 59 19 12 2 1 0 1 10 4 13 13 .203 .356 .271 .627 76 16 2 1 7 0 1
1975 28 120 91 69 35 13 2 1 0 1 27 14 14 14 .188 .333 .246 .580 63 17 2 1 7 0 1
1976 29 181 121 99 51 14 2 1 0 1 47 21 14 19 .141 .254 .182 .436 25 18 2 1 7 0 1
1977 30 271 168 141 75 24 3 1 0 3 73 35 18 25 .170 .269 .206 .474 35 29 2 1 8 0 1
1978 31 278 168 141 77 24 3 1 0 3 77 36 18 25 .170 .269 .206 .474 35 29 2 1 8 0 1
1979 32 322 181 154 93 31 3 2 0 4 90 37 18 25 .201 .289 .247 .536 52 38 2 1 8 0 1
1980 33 359 184 157 106 32 4 2 0 4 100 40 18 25 .204 .290 .255 .545 54 40 2 1 8 0 1
1981 34 374 195 168 111 36 4 2 0 4 103 42 18 26 .214 .294 .262 .556 57 44 2 1 8 0 1

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
1973 26 12 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 12
1974 27 45 74 54 14 11 2 1 0 0 8 12 12 .204 .358 .278 .636 5 45
1975 28 63 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 1 .000 .091 .000 .091 0 63
1976 29 61 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 61
1977 30 90 48 43 29 11 1 0 0 2 29 4 6 .256 .319 .279 .598 4 90
1979 32 44 13 13 17 7 0 1 0 1 13 0 0 .538 .538 .692 1.231 5 44
1980 33 37 3 3 19 1 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 1 37
1981 34 23 18 18 10 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 .389 .389 .389 .778 3 15
8 Yrs 375 203 176 89 37 4 2 0 3 104 18 27 .210 .287 .256 .543 18 367
162 Game Avg. 162 88 76 38 16 2 1 0 1 45 8 12 .210 .287 .256 .543 8 367



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  26 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1977 AL  14 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2200), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Center Field (756th), -0.8 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Matt Matthew alaxander Alexander

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