Lyman Bostock

Lyman Wesley Bostock

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 22, 1950 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Manual Arts HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1975 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Twins/Angels 1975-1978

Final Game: September 23, 1978 (Age 27)
Died: September 23, 1978 in Gary, IN
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
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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 24 MIN AL 98 400 369 52 104 21 5 0 29 2 3 28 42 .282 .331 .366 .697 96 135 7 0 1 2 2 987/D
1976 25 MIN AL 128 517 474 75 153 21 9 4 60 12 6 33 37 .323 .364 .430 .794 130 204 15 1 3 6 5 *8/9
1977 26 MIN AL 153 660 593 104 199 36 12 14 90 16 7 51 59 .336 .389 .508 .897 144 301 16 6 2 8 5 *87/D9 MVP-27
1978 27 CAL AL 147 637 568 74 168 24 4 5 71 15 12 59 36 .296 .362 .379 .740 113 215 26 2 4 4 8 *98/D MVP-23
4 Yrs 526 2214 2004 305 624 102 30 23 250 45 28 171 174 .311 .365 .427 .791 123 855 64 9 10 20 20
162 Game Avg. 162 682 617 94 192 31 9 7 77 14 9 53 54 .311 .365 .427 .791 123 263 20 3 3 6 6
MIN (3 yrs) 379 1577 1436 231 456 78 26 18 179 30 16 112 138 .318 .366 .446 .812 127 640 38 7 6 16 12
CAL (1 yr) 147 637 568 74 168 24 4 5 71 15 12 59 36 .296 .362 .379 .740 113 215 26 2 4 4 8

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 24 MIN AL 98 400 -5 0 2 0 -3 -6 -0.5 14 9 0.9 .494 .496 0.9 -0.3 9 987/D
1976 25 MIN AL 128 517 15 1 -1 1 -0 15 1.8 19 34 3.6 .513 .511 3.5 0.1 33 *8/9
1977 26 MIN AL 153 660 36 4 -1 -2 -3 34 3.6 23 58 5.8 .523 .521 6.0 -0.4 60 $20,000 *87/D9 MVP-27
1978 27 CAL AL 147 637 13 -2 -1 -1 -4 5 0.6 22 27 2.8 .504 .503 2.9 -0.5 28 $450,000 *98/D MVP-23
4 Seasons 526 2214 60 3 -1 -2 -10 49 5.5 78 127 13.0 .510 .509 13.3 -1.1 130 $470,000
MIN (3 yrs) 379 1577 46 5 -0 -1 -6 44 4.8 56 100 10.3 .512 .511 10.4 -0.6 101 $20,000
CAL (1 yr) 147 637 13 -2 -1 -1 -4 5 0.6 22 27 2.8 .504 .503 2.9 -0.5 28 $450,000

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 24 MIN AL 400 278 44 4.3 94 .316 .282 .260 .331 .331 .366 .382 .697 .713 96 .495 -2.3 -0.2 .589 .157 .084 .0
1976 25 MIN AL 517 351 71 5.5 88 .339 .323 .259 .364 .324 .430 .366 .794 .690 130 .640 17.2 1.8 .713 .190 .108 6.0
1977 26 MIN AL 660 427 116 7.3 99 .350 .336 .265 .389 .329 .508 .403 .897 .732 144 .696 37.1 3.6 .880 .273 .172 14.9
1978 27 CAL AL 637 446 72 4.3 90 .307 .296 .256 .362 .321 .379 .378 .740 .699 113 .500 11.5 1.2 .637 .192 .083 7.5
4 Yrs 2214 1502 303 5.4 93 .329 .311 .260 .365 .326 .427 .383 .791 .709 123 .600 63.4 6.3 .715 .209 .115 30.4
162 Game Avg. 682 463 93 5.4 93 .329 .311 .260 .365 .326 .427 .383 .791 .709 123 .600 20 2 .715 .209 .115 9
MIN (3 yrs) 1577 1056 231 5.9 94 .338 .318 .262 .366 .328 .446 .386 .812 .713 127 .636 51.9 5.2 .748 .216 .128 22.5
CAL (1 yr) 637 446 72 4.3 90 .307 .296 .256 .362 .321 .379 .378 .740 .699 113 .500 11.5 1.2 .637 .192 .083 7.5

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/BB AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1975 24 MIN AL 400 0.0% 10.5% 7.0% 6.5% 25% 1.50 8.8 12.7 2.15 82%
1976 25 MIN AL 517 0.8% 7.2% 6.4% 6.6% 22% 1.12 12.8 118.5 7.9 1.51 85%
1977 26 MIN AL 660 2.1% 8.9% 7.7% 9.4% 31% 1.16 10.1 42.4 6.6 1.41 80%
1978 27 CAL AL 637 0.8% 5.7% 9.3% 5.2% 20% 0.61 15.8 113.6 8.0 1.59 83%
4 Yrs 2214 1.0% 7.9% 7.7% 7.0% 25% 1.02 11.5 87.1 8.0 1.60 83%
MLB Averages 1.9% 12.9% 8.6% 6.3% 27% 1.50 6.9 47.6 8.7 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
1975 24 MIN AL -2.3 -0.2 418 0.2 7.0 -6.8 1.00 -0.3 0.4 2.7 0.3 0.98 -2.5 0.05 2
1976 25 MIN AL 17.2 1.8 544 1.6 10.5 -8.9 1.01 1.3 0.3 12.5 1.3 1.02 14.6 1.37 9
1977 26 MIN AL 37.1 3.6 700 4.9 16.3 -11.4 1.10 3.9 0.6 43.8 4.3 0.99 43.3 0.75 10
1978 27 CAL AL 11.5 1.2 672 1.4 12.1 -10.8 1.08 1.1 0.2 27.2 2.8 0.98 16.6 2.74 1
4 Yrs 63.4 6.3 2334 8.0 45.9 -37.9 1.06 6.0 1.6 86.3 8.6 0.99 71.9 1.03 22

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 24 MIN AL 2 0 37% 171 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 2 1 0 20 37% 28 22 5 6 4 2 17 3 12
1976 25 MIN AL 6 0 39% 225 12 6 67% 12 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 3 1 2 10 54% 32 17 14 7 4 3 28 9 19
1977 26 MIN AL 9 0 37% 296 16 7 70% 15 5 1 1 0 1 1 0 8 0 1 2 1 25 55% 35 18 17 11 4 6 23 8 15
1978 27 CAL AL 13 0 31% 273 15 12 56% 15 12 0 0 0 0 2 1 10 0 1 3 4 21 42% 42 24 15 10 6 4 22 8 12
4 Yrs 30 0 36% 965 45 28 62% 44 26 1 1 0 1 6 1 34 0 7 7 7 76 48% 137 81 51 34 18 15 90 28 58

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 24 MIN AL 400 66% 104 2 0 0 0 0.05 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25% 78 7 9% 27 12 44% 238 32 13% 17 10 59% 13 10 77% 0
1976 25 MIN AL 517 78% 153 9 4 0 2 1.37 4 0 16 4 0 1 3 0 3 3 100% 93 15 16% 47 18 38% 340 59 17% 28 16 57% 15 9 60% 0
1977 26 MIN AL 660 67% 199 10 1 0 0 0.75 14 0 11 13 1 8 6 0 2 2 100% 122 16 13% 52 23 44% 426 79 19% 39 22 56% 27 21 78% 0
1978 27 CAL AL 637 76% 168 1 0 0 0 2.74 5 0 17 3 2 4 1 0 4 4 100% 167 26 16% 58 24 41% 441 71 16% 38 24 63% 31 21 68% 0
4 Yrs 2214 72% 624 22 5 0 2 1.03 23 0 51 20 3 13 10 0 13 10 77% 460 64 14% 184 77 42% 1445 241 17% 122 72 59% 86 61 71% 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 24 98 400 369 52 104 21 5 0 29 2 3 28 42 .282 .331 .366 .697 96 135 7 0 1 2 2
1976 25 226 917 843 127 257 42 14 4 89 14 9 61 79 .305 .349 .402 .752 115 339 22 1 4 8 7
1977 26 379 1577 1436 231 456 78 26 18 179 30 16 112 138 .318 .366 .446 .812 127 640 38 7 6 16 12
1978 27 526 2214 2004 305 624 102 30 23 250 45 28 171 174 .311 .365 .427 .791 123 855 64 9 10 20 20

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 24 99 408 376 56 109 22 5 0 31 2 29 42 .290 .339 .375 .714 48 98
1976 25 129 536 490 86 167 23 10 4 69 13 36 37 .341 .383 .453 .836 86 128
1977 26 153 668 599 109 205 37 12 14 95 16 53 59 .342 .396 .514 .911 123 153
1978 27 147 660 585 87 185 26 4 6 83 17 65 36 .316 .384 .405 .789 91 147
4 Yrs 528 2272 2050 338 666 108 31 24 278 48 183 174 .325 .379 .443 .822 348 526
162 Game Avg. 162 697 629 104 204 33 10 7 85 15 56 53 .325 .379 .443 .822 107 526



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 AL (27, 1%)
1978 AL (23, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1977 AL  5.8 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1977 AL  5.8 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1977 AL  6.0 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1976 AL  .323 (4th)
1977 AL  .336 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1977 AL  .389 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1977 AL  104 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1977 AL  199 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  301 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1977 AL  36 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1976 AL  9 (5th)
1977 AL  12 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1977 AL  137 (7th)
1978 AL  135 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1977 AL  144 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1977 AL  116 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1977 AL  37 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1977 AL  3.6 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1977 AL  256 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1977 AL  .696 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  8 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1978 AL  26 (1st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1978 AL  12 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1976 AL  12.8 (5th)
1978 AL  15.8 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1977 AL  43.80 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1977 AL  4.9 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1977 AL  3.9 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1977 AL  4.3 (3rd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1108), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 17 (922), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (742), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (202nd), 13.0 career WAR/13.0 7yr-peak WAR/13.0 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: Lyman limon Lyman lymon Wesley Bostock

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