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Billy Butler

Billy Ray Butler (Country Breakfast) (twitter: @BillyButlerKC)

Positions: Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: April 18, 1986 in Orange Park, FL
High School: Wolfson HS (Jacksonville, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 2007 (Age 21.013)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Team: Royals 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 4 yrs/$30M (11-14) & 15 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.102, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Greg Genske, previously: Doug Rogalsky [*]
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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
2007 21 KCR AL 92 360 329 38 96 23 2 8 52 0 0 27 55 .292 .347 .447 .794 108 147 8 2 0 2 5 D3/7
2008 22 KCR AL 124 478 443 44 122 22 0 11 55 0 1 33 57 .275 .324 .400 .724 93 177 23 0 0 2 0 D3
2009 23 KCR AL 159 672 608 78 183 51 1 21 93 1 0 58 103 .301 .362 .492 .853 125 299 20 2 0 4 3 *3D
2010 24 KCR AL 158 678 595 77 189 45 0 15 78 0 0 69 78 .318 .388 .469 .857 134 279 32 5 0 9 8 *3D
2011 25 KCR AL 159 673 597 74 174 44 0 19 95 2 1 66 95 .291 .361 .461 .822 125 275 16 3 0 7 15 *D3
2012 ★ 26 KCR AL 161 679 614 72 192 32 1 29 107 2 1 54 111 .313 .373 .510 .882 138 313 20 7 0 4 9 *D3 AS,SS
2013 27 KCR AL 162 668 582 62 168 27 0 15 82 0 0 79 102 .289 .374 .412 .787 116 240 28 3 0 4 11 *D/3
2014 28 KCR AL 141 566 514 53 136 28 0 9 59 0 0 39 89 .265 .318 .372 .690 92 191 20 5 0 8 3 D3
8 Yrs 1156 4774 4282 498 1260 272 4 127 621 5 3 425 690 .294 .359 .449 .807 118 1921 167 27 0 40 54
162 Game Avg. 162 669 600 70 177 38 1 18 87 1 0 60 97 .294 .359 .449 .807 118 269 23 4 0 6 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
2007 21 KCR AL 92 360 3 -1 0 0 -8 -6 -0.6 14 7 0.7 .493 .496 0.7 -0.7 7 D3/7
2008 22 KCR AL 124 478 -4 -1 -4 -3 -10 -22 -2.1 18 -4 -0.4 .482 .486 -0.2 -1.2 -1 $399,000 D3
2009 23 KCR AL 159 672 22 -5 -2 -8 -10 -2 -0.1 25 23 2.3 .498 .499 3.1 -1.7 31 $421,000 *3D
2010 24 KCR AL 158 678 29 -3 -5 -4 -10 6 0.8 25 31 3.2 .504 .504 3.6 -1.4 35 $470,000 *3D
2011 25 KCR AL 159 673 18 -2 -2 -2 -14 -3 -0.2 25 22 2.2 .498 .498 2.5 -1.7 24 $3,500,000 *D3
2012 ★ 26 KCR AL 161 679 28 -3 -2 -3 -15 6 0.6 25 31 3.1 .504 .504 3.5 -1.9 34 $8,000,000 *D3 AS,SS
2013 27 KCR AL 162 668 13 -1 0 0 -15 -3 -0.1 24 21 2.2 .498 .498 2.0 -1.5 21 $8,000,000 *D/3
2014 28 KCR AL 141 566 -7 -2 -2 -3 -11 -25 -2.6 20 -5 -0.6 .480 .483 -0.4 -1.4 -2 $8,000,000 D3
8 Seasons 1156 4774 101 -19 -16 -23 -94 -51 -4.3 176 126 12.7 .495 .496 14.8 -11.6 149 $28,790,000

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
2007 21 KCR AL 360 243 50 5.5 107 .328 .292 .271 .347 .338 .447 .424 .794 .762 108 .538 3.8 0.4 .730 .237 .155 .0
2008 22 KCR AL 478 347 51 3.9 104 .294 .275 .266 .324 .333 .400 .417 .724 .751 93 .395 -5.0 -0.5 .606 .196 .124 .0
2009 23 KCR AL 672 449 105 6.2 105 .332 .301 .264 .362 .332 .492 .423 .853 .756 125 .594 23.3 2.2 .809 .288 .191 1.9
2010 24 KCR AL 678 447 102 6.1 99 .341 .318 .259 .388 .327 .469 .406 .857 .733 134 .619 32.1 3.1 .806 .267 .151 .0
2011 25 KCR AL 673 447 99 5.9 98 .316 .291 .257 .361 .322 .461 .407 .822 .729 125 .613 23.3 2.3 .784 .281 .169 3.6
2012 26 KCR AL 679 447 113 6.8 100 .341 .313 .258 .373 .323 .510 .416 .882 .739 138 .671 32.5 3.2 .847 .287 .197 3.7
2013 27 KCR AL 668 446 87 5.2 100 .326 .289 .260 .374 .325 .412 .411 .787 .736 116 .565 15.1 1.5 .729 .259 .124 .0
2014 28 KCR AL 566 406 58 3.8 96 .300 .265 .259 .318 .322 .372 .400 .690 .722 92 .443 -5.1 -0.5 .590 .183 .107 .0
8 Yrs 4774 3232 665 5.5 101 .323 .294 .261 .359 .327 .449 .412 .807 .739 118 .571 120.1 11.6 .744 .254 .154 9.6
162 Game Avg. 669 453 93 5.5 101 .323 .294 .261 .359 .327 .449 .412 .807 .739 118 .571 17 2 .744 .254 .154 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 KCR AL 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
2007 21 KCR AL 360 2.2% 15.3% 7.5% 9.2% 34% 2.04 6.0 41.1 6.3 0.97 1.34 74% 21% 6.3% 9%
2008 22 KCR AL 478 2.3% 11.9% 6.9% 6.9% 27% 1.73 7.8 40.3 8.1 0.96 1.35 79% 18% 6.3% 11%
2009 23 KCR AL 672 3.1% 15.3% 8.6% 10.9% 40% 1.78 5.9 29.0 6.5 0.95 1.41 73% 18% 8.8% 9%
2010 24 KCR AL 678 2.2% 11.5% 10.2% 8.9% 32% 1.13 7.6 39.7 7.6 0.93 1.49 75% 19% 6.0% 9%
2011 25 KCR AL 673 2.8% 14.1% 9.8% 9.4% 36% 1.44 6.3 31.4 6.3 0.84 1.11 73% 20% 7.5% 9%
2012 26 KCR AL 679 4.3% 16.4% 8.0% 9.1% 32% 2.06 5.5 21.2 5.7 0.92 1.51 70% 21% 11.7% 6%
2013 27 KCR AL 668 2.3% 15.3% 11.8% 6.3% 25% 1.29 5.7 38.8 7.1 1.14 1.97 70% 23% 7.1% 6%
2014 28 KCR AL 566 1.6% 15.7% 6.9% 6.5% 27% 2.28 5.8 57.1 8.7 1.09 1.51 75% 23% 4.8% 10%
8 Yrs 4774 2.7% 14.5% 8.9% 8.4% 32% 1.62 6.2 33.7 6.9 0.97 1.45 73% 20% 7.5% 9%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.7% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.25 4.8 35.1 8.1 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2007 21 KCR AL 3.8 0.4 364 0.5 6.0 -5.5 .89 0.3 0.2 5.8 0.5 0.95 3.6 0.61 7
2008 22 KCR AL -5.0 -0.5 488 -0.4 7.7 -8.1 .92 -1.1 0.8 -4.7 -0.5 0.92 -11.8 1.13 7
2009 23 KCR AL 23.3 2.2 678 2.4 12.6 -10.2 .92 2.6 0.1 22.3 2.1 0.91 27.8 1.75 3
2010 24 KCR AL 32.1 3.1 687 1.5 13.1 -11.6 1.04 2.2 -0.8 15.3 1.5 0.94 20.9 4.41 1
2011 25 KCR AL 23.3 2.3 687 0.7 12.9 -12.2 1.06 1.2 -0.5 23.6 2.3 0.94 17.3 1.13 6
2012 26 KCR AL 32.5 3.2 690 2.8 14.8 -12.0 1.03 3.3 -0.6 25.6 2.5 0.94 36.4 1.60 3
2013 27 KCR AL 15.9 1.6 671 1.0 12.6 -11.6 1.01 1.4 -0.4 14.0 1.4 0.94 16.6 1.88 3
2014 28 KCR AL -5.1 -0.5 572 -0.4 9.3 -9.6 .99 -1.0 0.6 -1.3 -0.1 0.94 -9.7 1.36 6
8 Yrs 120.8 11.7 4837 8.3 89.1 -80.8 .99 8.9 -0.5 100.6 9.7 0.94 101.1 1.31 36

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
2007 21 KCR AL 3 0 26% 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 7 22% 20 13 5 3 3 0 9 5 2
2008 22 KCR AL 3 0 23% 158 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 5 3 1 17 26% 24 18 4 11 9 2 12 6 6
2009 23 KCR AL 5 0 26% 280 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 1 2 8 28% 38 34 4 12 7 4 24 10 13
2010 24 KCR AL 6 0 25% 266 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 1 20 20% 38 33 5 12 11 1 26 16 9
2011 25 KCR AL 5 0 25% 249 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 3 0 21 13% 25 23 1 19 17 2 20 14 5
2012 26 KCR AL 2 0 19% 260 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 13 21% 36 29 6 10 7 2 16 11 5
2013 27 KCR AL 5 0 20% 279 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 11 22% 39 35 4 17 14 3 18 9 9
2014 28 KCR AL 4 0 26% 203 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 2 1 11 9% 29 26 1 6 4 2 9 7 1
8 Yrs 33 0 23% 1821 5 3 63% 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 39 3 13 14 9 108 20% 249 211 30 90 72 16 134 78 50

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
2007 21 KCR AL 360 30% 96 8 0 7 2 0 0 0.61 8 0 6 4 4 5 3 0 0 0 72 8 11% 34 15 44% 235 46 20% 30 20 67% 14 11 79% 0
2008 22 KCR AL 478 33% 122 12 0 7 3 0 0 1.13 11 0 9 3 8 4 7 0 1 0 0% 91 23 25% 38 10 26% 275 44 16% 18 11 61% 20 13 65% 0
2009 23 KCR AL 672 31% 183 7 0 3 0 0 0 1.75 21 0 16 13 8 16 5 0 0 0 131 20 15% 52 24 46% 407 75 18% 42 22 52% 27 18 67% 0
2010 24 KCR AL 678 20% 189 11 0 1 0 0 0 4.41 15 0 7 13 2 9 6 0 0 0 135 32 24% 59 26 44% 439 69 16% 43 28 65% 32 20 63% 0
2011 25 KCR AL 673 26% 174 7 0 6 1 0 0 1.13 19 0 11 13 6 9 10 0 0 0 114 16 14% 65 19 29% 421 77 18% 40 20 50% 33 18 55% 0
2012 26 KCR AL 679 28% 192 14 0 3 1 1 1 1.60 29 0 13 17 12 11 18 0 0 0 117 20 17% 57 23 40% 417 79 19% 43 23 53% 29 22 76% 0
2013 27 KCR AL 668 26% 168 12 0 3 0 0 0 1.88 15 1 12 10 5 6 9 0 0 0 142 28 20% 60 20 33% 396 70 18% 39 20 51% 28 12 43% 0
2014 28 KCR AL 566 25% 136 8 0 6 4 1 2 1.36 9 0 9 5 4 5 4 0 0 0 114 20 18% 53 19 36% 320 51 16% 28 19 68% 19 8 42% 0
8 Yrs 4774 27% 1260 79 0 36 11 2 3 1.31 127 1 83 78 49 65 62 0 1 0 0% 916 167 18% 418 156 37% 2910 511 18% 283 163 58% 202 122 60% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2007 21 KCR AL 361 1381 3.83 852 62.3% 25.7% 13.3% 28.6% 32.4% 74.3% 2.6% 46.3% 82.1% 25.8% 6.9% 25 5 17.2% 62 29 8.3% 30 18 14 41 25.5% -1 0 0
2008 22 KCR AL 479 1716 3.58 1075 62.6% 30.0% 11.3% 22.7% 36.1% 70.0% 0.0% 43.9% 83.9% 23.8% 5.8% 28 5 15.2% 73 32 8.8% 42 24 18 39 31.6% -1 0 0
2009 23 KCR AL 676 2599 3.84 1585 61.3% 30.0% 12.9% 25.0% 32.1% 70.0% 1.2% 42.9% 81.6% 21.2% 7.7% 52 9 19.2% 130 48 9.5% 64 32 29 74 28.2% -4 0 0
2010 24 KCR AL 679 2559 3.77 1540 60.7% 31.0% 11.3% 23.6% 34.2% 69.0% 2.3% 41.9% 83.6% 20.8% 7.2% 49 9 18.7% 127 41 9.4% 64 32 19 59 24.4% -1 0 0
2011 25 KCR AL 674 2526 3.75 1535 62.2% 29.8% 13.8% 23.3% 33.2% 70.2% 6.1% 43.7% 80.3% 22.3% 8.3% 56 8 18.5% 125 40 10.4% 70 42 15 80 15.8% -1 0 0
2012 26 KCR AL 681 2592 3.81 1616 63.1% 31.7% 12.5% 24.4% 31.4% 68.3% 3.4% 43.1% 81.7% 19.1% 5.6% 38 11 16.7% 114 51 9.5% 65 34 22 89 19.8% -2 0 0
2013 27 KCR AL 669 2609 3.90 1584 61.6% 30.0% 12.6% 26.9% 30.6% 70.0% 3.5% 43.1% 82.1% 18.8% 8.2% 55 6 18.7% 125 47 10.9% 73 26 19 83 18.6% -1 0 0
2014 28 KCR AL 567 2015 3.55 1319 65.9% 27.7% 14.0% 25.5% 32.8% 72.3% 1.7% 47.6% 80.6% 25.2% 6.2% 35 8 13.9% 79 32 7.8% 44 15 13 76 14.6% -1 0 0
8 Yrs 4786 17997 3.76 11106 62.4% 29.7% 12.7% 24.9% 32.7% 70.3% 2.8% 43.8% 81.9% 21.7% 7.1% 338 61 17.4% 835 320 9.4% 452 223 149 541 21.6% -12 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.4% 27.7% 15.3% 27.1% 30.0% 72.3% 1.5% 45.9% 78.9% 26.9% 4.9% 14.3% 8.7% 24.6%

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
2007 21 92 360 329 38 96 23 2 8 52 0 0 27 55 .292 .347 .447 .794 108 147 8 2 0 2 5
2008 22 216 838 772 82 218 45 2 19 107 0 1 60 112 .282 .334 .420 .754 99 324 31 2 0 4 5
2009 23 375 1510 1380 160 401 96 3 40 200 1 1 118 215 .291 .346 .451 .798 111 623 51 4 0 8 8
2010 24 533 2188 1975 237 590 141 3 55 278 1 1 187 293 .299 .359 .457 .816 118 902 83 9 0 17 16
2011 25 692 2861 2572 311 764 185 3 74 373 3 2 253 388 .297 .360 .458 .817 120 1177 99 12 0 24 31
2012 26 853 3540 3186 383 956 217 4 103 480 5 3 307 499 .300 .362 .468 .830 123 1490 119 19 0 28 40
2013 27 1015 4208 3768 445 1124 244 4 118 562 5 3 386 601 .298 .364 .459 .823 122 1730 147 22 0 32 51
2014 28 1156 4774 4282 498 1260 272 4 127 621 5 3 425 690 .294 .359 .449 .807 118 1921 167 27 0 40 54

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
2007 21 92 357 327 37 94 23 2 8 50 0 26 55 .287 .342 .443 .785 49 92
2008 22 124 478 443 44 122 22 0 11 55 0 33 57 .275 .324 .400 .724 58 124
2009 23 159 673 609 79 184 51 1 21 94 1 58 103 .302 .363 .493 .855 109 159
2010 24 158 689 603 82 197 47 0 16 83 0 72 78 .327 .398 .484 .882 116 158
2011 25 159 683 604 79 181 46 0 20 101 2 69 95 .300 .370 .475 .846 106 159
2012 26 161 685 619 75 197 33 1 30 111 2 55 111 .318 .378 .520 .898 120 161
2013 27 162 677 588 66 174 28 0 16 87 0 82 102 .296 .383 .425 .808 95 162
2014 28 141 572 519 56 141 29 0 9 62 0 40 89 .272 .325 .380 .705 64 141
8 Yrs 1156 4814 4312 518 1290 279 4 131 643 5 435 690 .299 .364 .457 .821 717 1156
162 Game Avg. 162 675 604 73 181 39 1 18 90 1 61 97 .299 .364 .457 .821 100 1156



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Silver Sluggers
2012 AL (DH)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2007 July AL Rookie of the Month
2009 September AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2009 Aug 9th AL Player of the Week
2009 Sep 13th AL Player of the Week
2011 Jul 31st AL Player of the Week
2012 Jul 29th AL Player of the Week
2014 Aug 10th AL Player of the Week

Batting Average s c a p y
2010 AL  .318 (6th)
2012 AL  .313 (8th)
Active  .294 (19th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2010 AL  .388 (7th)
2013 AL  .374 (9th)
Active  .359 (30th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2012 AL  .882 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
2009 AL  159 (7th)
2010 AL  158 (8th)
2011 AL  159 (4th)
2012 AL  161 (4th)
2013 AL  162 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
2012 AL  614 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
2010 AL  189 (3rd)
2012 AL  192 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2009 AL  299 (10th)
2012 AL  313 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
2009 AL  51 (2nd)
2010 AL  45 (4th)
2011 AL  44 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2012 AL  107 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 AL  79 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
2010 AL  129 (7th)
2012 AL  130 (7th)
2013 AL  126 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
Active  118 (42nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
2012 AL  113 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
Active  120 (49th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
Active  11.6 (47th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2009 AL  73 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2010 AL  263 (4th)
2012 AL  253 (9th)
2013 AL  250 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2012 AL  .671 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2010 AL  9 (6th)
2014 AL  8 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  15 (5th)
2012 AL  9 (10th)
2013 AL  11 (6th)
Active  54 (37th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2008 AL  23 (6th)
2009 AL  20 (9th)
2010 AL  32 (1st)
2012 AL  20 (10th)
2013 AL  28 (1st)
2014 AL  20 (5th)
Active  167 (21st)
Career  167 (201st)

AB per SO s c a p y
Active  6.2 (48th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 AL  3.3 (8th)

Youngest s c a p y
2007 AL  born 1986-04-18 (3rd)
2008 AL  born 1986-04-18 (8th)

                                         

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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 32 (764), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (876), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 15 (1094), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (160th), 12.7 career WAR/13.3 7yr-peak WAR/13.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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