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Jim Anderson

James Lea Anderson

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 23, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Kennedy HS (Granada Hills, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 2, 1978 (Age 21.129)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Angels/Rangers 1978-1984

Final Game: September 26, 1984 (Age 27.216)
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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
1978 21 CAL AL 48 127 108 6 21 7 0 0 7 0 0 11 16 .194 .267 .259 .526 52 28 5 0 7 1 1 6/4
1979 22 CAL AL 96 264 234 33 58 13 1 3 23 3 2 17 31 .248 .298 .350 .648 78 82 6 1 9 3 0 65/42
1980 23 SEA AL 116 355 317 46 72 7 0 8 30 2 4 27 39 .227 .292 .325 .617 69 103 5 3 6 2 1 65/D42
1981 24 SEA AL 70 181 162 12 33 7 0 2 19 3 5 17 29 .204 .283 .284 .567 62 46 4 1 1 0 0 6/5D
1983 26 TEX AL 50 111 102 8 22 1 1 0 6 1 2 5 8 .216 .252 .245 .497 40 25 3 0 4 0 0 64/5D729
1984 27 TEX AL 39 53 47 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 .106 .176 .106 .283 -20 5 0 0 2 0 0 6/54
6 Yrs 419 1091 970 107 211 35 2 13 86 9 13 81 130 .218 .280 .298 .578 61 289 23 5 29 6 2
162 Game Avg. 162 422 375 41 82 14 1 5 33 3 5 31 50 .218 .280 .298 .578 61 112 9 2 11 2 1
TEX (2 yrs) 89 164 149 10 27 1 1 0 7 1 2 9 15 .181 .228 .201 .429 21 30 3 0 6 0 0
CAL (2 yrs) 144 391 342 39 79 20 1 3 30 3 2 28 47 .231 .288 .322 .610 70 110 11 1 16 4 1
SEA (2 yrs) 186 536 479 58 105 14 0 10 49 5 9 44 68 .219 .289 .311 .600 67 149 9 4 7 2 1

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
1978 21 CAL AL 48 127 -5 0 -0 1 3 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.2 0.4 2 $21,000 6/4
1979 22 CAL AL 96 264 -7 -0 -1 -1 5 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .497 .498 0.7 0.5 7 65/42
1980 23 SEA AL 116 355 -12 0 -0 -1 4 -9 -0.9 12 3 0.2 .491 .494 0.3 0.4 4 65/D42
1981 24 SEA AL 70 181 -6 -2 -0 0 3 -5 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .493 .497 0.1 0.4 1 6/5D
1983 26 TEX AL 50 111 -8 -1 -0 2 2 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .490 .497 -0.3 0.4 -3 64/5D729
1984 27 TEX AL 39 53 -7 -0 0 3 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 -0.0 .495 .499 -0.4 0.5 -3 6/54
6 Seasons 419 1091 -45 -3 -1 4 19 -25 -2.5 38 13 1.0 .494 .497 0.6 2.6 8 $21,000
TEX (2 yrs) 89 164 -14 -1 0 5 3 -7 -0.7 6 -1 -0.1 .492 .498 -0.7 0.9 -6
CAL (2 yrs) 144 391 -12 0 -1 0 8 -5 -0.5 14 9 0.9 .497 .498 0.9 0.9 9 $21,000
SEA (2 yrs) 186 536 -18 -2 -0 -1 8 -14 -1.4 18 4 0.3 .492 .495 0.4 0.8 5

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
1978 21 CAL AL 127 100 7 1.9 90 .226 .194 .256 .267 .321 .259 .378 .526 .699 52 .178 -6.4 -0.7 .424 .167 .065
1979 22 CAL AL 264 196 24 3.3 98 .271 .248 .265 .298 .329 .350 .401 .648 .730 78 .339 -6.8 -0.7 .549 .179 .103 3.0
1980 23 SEA AL 355 262 30 3.1 100 .235 .227 .270 .292 .333 .325 .401 .617 .734 69 .324 -14.2 -1.4 .516 .177 .098 3.2
1981 24 SEA AL 181 139 12 2.3 92 .237 .204 .261 .283 .326 .284 .379 .567 .705 62 .261 -8.0 -0.8 .449 .173 .080 2.4
1983 26 TEX AL 111 89 6 1.8 95 .234 .216 .262 .252 .323 .245 .395 .497 .719 40 .156 -8.6 -0.9 .341 .069 .029 .0
1984 27 TEX AL 53 44 1 0.6 99 .125 .106 .267 .176 .330 .106 .403 .283 .733 -20 .025 -7.9 -0.8 .214 .085 .000
6 Yrs 1091 830 80 2.6 97 .238 .218 .265 .280 .328 .298 .394 .578 .723 61 .267 -52.0 -5.2 .467 .160 .080 10.6
162 Game Avg. 422 321 31 2.6 97 .238 .218 .265 .280 .328 .298 .394 .578 .723 61 .267 -52.0 -5.2 .467 .160 .080 4
TEX (2 yrs) 164 133 7 1.4 97 .201 .181 .264 .228 .326 .201 .398 .429 .723 21 .105 -16.5 -1.7 .299 .074 .020 .0
CAL (2 yrs) 391 296 31 2.8 96 .257 .231 .262 .288 .326 .322 .394 .610 .720 70 .288 -13.2 -1.3 .507 .175 .091 3.0
SEA (2 yrs) 536 401 42 2.8 97 .236 .219 .267 .289 .330 .311 .394 .600 .724 67 .304 -22.2 -2.3 .492 .175 .092 6.7

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 22 CAL AL ALCS BAL L 4 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 2 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 2 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
1978 21 CAL AL 127 0.0% 12.6% 8.7% 5.5% 33% 1.45 6.8 15.4 1.42 73%
1979 22 CAL AL 264 1.1% 11.7% 6.4% 6.4% 29% 1.82 7.5 78.0 10.2 0.93 77%
1980 23 SEA AL 355 2.3% 11.0% 7.6% 4.2% 21% 1.44 8.1 39.6 10.6 0.84 77%
1981 24 SEA AL 181 1.1% 16.0% 9.4% 5.0% 27% 1.71 5.6 81.0 8.5 0.82 72%
1983 26 TEX AL 111 0.0% 7.2% 4.5% 1.8% 9% 1.60 12.8 17.0 0.90 85%
1984 27 TEX AL 53 0.0% 13.2% 7.6% 0.0% 0% 1.75 6.7 47.0 1.25 75%
6 Yrs 1091 1.2% 11.9% 7.4% 4.6% 24% 1.60 7.5 74.6 11.3 0.94 76%
MLB Averages 2.0% 13.0% 8.4% 6.5% 28% 1.56 6.9 45.0 8.5 1.09 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1978 21 CAL AL -6.4 -0.7 129 -1.0 1.3 -2.3 .94 -0.7 -0.3 -6.8 -0.7 0.97 -7.9 0
1979 22 CAL AL -6.8 -0.7 272 -0.8 3.5 -4.4 .92 -0.6 -0.3 -12.7 -1.3 0.99 -6.8 0
1980 23 SEA AL -14.2 -1.4 368 -0.8 5.8 -6.6 .99 -1.1 0.3 -9.7 -1.0 0.91 -9.5 0.77 8
1981 24 SEA AL -8.0 -0.8 190 -0.2 2.9 -3.1 .95 -0.5 0.3 -4.2 -0.4 0.98 -5.0 0
1983 26 TEX AL -8.6 -0.9 113 -1.4 1.1 -2.5 1.11 -1.0 -0.3 -9.9 -1.0 0.95 -11.7 0
1984 27 TEX AL -7.9 -0.8 53 -0.8 0.3 -1.1 .93 -0.7 -0.2 -6.4 -0.6 0.96 -6.8 0
6 Yrs -52.0 -5.2 1125 -4.9 15.0 -19.9 .97 -4.6 -0.5 -49.7 -5.0 0.95 -47.8 0.77 8

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
1978 21 CAL AL 4 0 19% 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 23% 10 8 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
1979 22 CAL AL 3 0 38% 103 3 2 60% 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 3 6 38% 22 17 5 3 2 1 7 0 6
1980 23 SEA AL 5 0 36% 140 2 4 33% 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 13 38% 20 17 3 6 3 3 11 3 8
1981 24 SEA AL 4 0 19% 77 3 5 38% 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 40% 6 5 1 2 0 1 7 3 4
1983 26 TEX AL 2 0 25% 42 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30% 6 6 0 2 1 1 2 0 2
1984 27 TEX AL 2 0 20% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
6 Yrs 20 0 30% 421 9 13 41% 9 11 0 1 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 1 5 24 35% 64 53 10 13 6 6 31 8 22

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
1978 21 CAL AL 127 14% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 31 5 16% 16 9 56% 80 7 9% 5 2 40% 5 2 40% 0
1979 22 CAL AL 264 31% 58 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 2 0 3 0 10 9 90% 60 6 10% 21 14 67% 184 23 13% 18 11 61% 7 7 100% 0
1980 23 SEA AL 355 36% 72 8 2 1 1 0.77 8 0 6 6 2 7 1 0 8 6 75% 53 5 9% 31 12 39% 185 24 13% 19 9 47% 9 8 89% 0
1981 24 SEA AL 181 34% 33 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 100% 30 4 13% 13 4 31% 114 20 18% 8 3 38% 4 2 50% 0
1983 26 TEX AL 111 35% 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 24 3 13% 13 3 23% 68 6 9% 4 1 25% 1 1 100% 0
1984 27 TEX AL 53 47% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 12 0 0% 8 3 38% 31 2 6% 2 1 50% 4 1 25% 0
6 Yrs 1091 32% 211 8 2 1 1 0.77 13 0 26 9 4 9 4 0 32 29 91% 210 23 11% 102 45 44% 662 82 12% 56 27 48% 30 21 70% 0
MLB Averages 57% 82% 11% 36% 15% 52% 55%

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
1978 21 48 127 108 6 21 7 0 0 7 0 0 11 16 .194 .267 .259 .526 52 28 5 0 7 1 1
1979 22 144 391 342 39 79 20 1 3 30 3 2 28 47 .231 .288 .322 .610 70 110 11 1 16 4 1
1980 23 260 746 659 85 151 27 1 11 60 5 6 55 86 .229 .290 .323 .613 69 213 16 4 22 6 2
1981 24 330 927 821 97 184 34 1 13 79 8 11 72 115 .224 .289 .315 .604 68 259 20 5 23 6 2
1982 25 330 927 821 97 184 34 1 13 79 8 11 72 115 .224 .289 .315 .604 68 259 20 5 23 6 2
1983 26 380 1038 923 105 206 35 2 13 85 9 13 77 123 .223 .285 .308 .593 65 284 23 5 27 6 2
1984 27 419 1091 970 107 211 35 2 13 86 9 13 81 130 .218 .280 .298 .578 61 289 23 5 29 6 2

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
1978 21 48 130 110 7 23 8 0 0 8 0 12 16 .209 .285 .282 .566 9 48
1979 22 97 268 237 35 60 13 1 3 25 3 18 31 .253 .305 .354 .659 26 96
1980 23 116 358 319 48 74 7 0 8 31 2 28 39 .232 .298 .329 .627 31 116
1981 24 106 279 248 20 53 11 0 3 31 5 27 44 .214 .296 .294 .590 21 70
1983 26 50 112 103 9 23 1 1 0 7 1 5 8 .223 .259 .252 .512 7 50
1984 27 39 53 47 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 .106 .176 .106 .283 1 39
6 Yrs 456 1200 1064 121 238 40 2 14 103 11 94 145 .224 .289 .305 .593 95 419
162 Game Avg. 162 426 378 43 85 14 1 5 37 4 33 52 .224 .289 .305 .593 34 419



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2215), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (382nd), 1.0 career WAR/1.0 7yr-peak WAR/1.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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